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Luxury hotel chains expanding

Luxury hotel chains expanding

It has emerged today that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Colony Capital will pay $3.9 billion to buy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. in order to  expand  upon an  international luxury chain. Last year, Colony Capital bought the hotel business of Raffles Holdings for $859 million, gaining several historic hotels in Asia including […]

Spice up your Friday nights in Budapest

Spice up your Friday nights in Budapest

Spice up your Friday night and discover the special tastes of Hungarian paprika cuisine and the great diversity of Hungarian wines at the Apicius Restaurant in Budapest’s Corinthia Aquincum Hotel. Sample from the different appetizers and main courses prepared from all kinds of Hungarian paprika, be it small or big, sweet or hot, red, yellow […]

Echia Club at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio in Naples, Italy

Echia Club at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio in Naples, Italy

Echia Club – the Grand Hotel Vesuvio‘s fitness and relaxation centre – has become an essential and exclusive aspect to the hotel. With its charming and comfortable rooms, its peaceful and magical ambiance where marble, multicolored crystal, precious wood, light, water, rock and soft lines mix and melt together. Facilities provided by the club include […]

Free golf at Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portugal

Free golf at Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portugal

At Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort you can currently play one round of golf per day for free in one of their property golf courses (Penina Championship, Resort or Academy). This offer is valid until 3rd March 2006. Set in its own picturesque 360-acre estate, the resort’s three golf courses were all designed by […]

Best family American art museums

Best family American art museums

According to the latest issue of Child magazine, the top 5 American art museums for children are as follows: Art Institute of Chicago, IL Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Raya Hotel on Panarea, Italy

Raya Hotel on Panarea, Italy

Not everyone’s idea of luxury is gold taps and pink Cristal Champagne. Many  instead head for the simple rustic charm of the Aeolian Islands, off the north coast of Sicily. The seven volcanic islands are all spectacular, but the one to head for is Panarea, which has no cars and is home to the stylish […]

Trisara Phuket special offers

Trisara Phuket special offers

From April to October 2006, you can enjoy an ocean view pool suite at Trisara – an exclusive resort in Phuket – for $445 a night (subject to 18.7% service charge and government tax). The offer includes full American breakfast, a 90-minute Thai or oil massage, limousine transfer to and from Phuket airport, and priority […]

Iglesias and Kournikova in the Caribbean

Iglesias and Kournikova in the Caribbean

Pop  star Enrique Iglesias has been enjoying a break with tennis player and  Russian girlfriend Anna Kournikova in St Barts. The glamorous couple flew in to the Caribbean for some quality time after the death of the singer’s grandfather. Anna later jetted on to a modelling assigment in the Cayman Islands.   It seems St […]

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Near Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Near Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, operated by Inkaterra, a leading organization in environmental and cultural conservation achieved through sustainable tourism, is a rustic boutique hotel in the heart of the Machu Picchu’s Historic Sanctuary. The 83 guest houses that make up the hotel are  nestled in one or two-storey whitewash cottages reached by attractive stone pathways. […]

Love London package with Red Carnation Hotels

Love London package with Red Carnation Hotels

Just when you thought Christmas was over, Red Carnation Hotels are extending the season of goodwill with fantastic London air and hotel breaks from major US gateways, at exceptional value prices. Whether you want to make the most of the famous January sales shopping, catch up on the latest shows, or simply relax in front […]

Ka'Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Ka’Ingo Private Reserve welcomes Big 5

Only three hours drive from Johannesburg and little more than an hour from Sun City or a 30-minute flight from Lanseria, the luxurious Ka’Ingo Private Reserve lies  in the malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province.   Recent news here is that they have completed their Big 5 repositioning with the introduction of a […]

Getty Villa Malibu

The Getty Villa Malibu opens today. Originally the home of the Getty Museum, the villa has been extensively renovated. It will now serve as an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Admission is free (but parking is $7). Advance, timed tickets can […]

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will be holding a series of showcases in key cities across Europe in the coming weeks to launch its  2006 directory.   A total of nine showcases will be held over a four-week period, with representatives from a selection of SLH’s worldwide properties visiting the cities of London, Brussels, […]

Private Dining Room at Nahm Restaurant, London

Private Dining Room at Nahm Restaurant, London

The award winning Nahm restaurant at The Halkin hotel has opened the new Private Dining Room, in direct response to customer demand for such a facility. Seating up to 30 people, The Private Dining Room is available to hire for breakfast, lunch  and dinner, as well as meetings, presentations and product launches. It is also […]

Mozart's 250th birthday

Mozart’s 250th birthday

A wave of Mozart’s music will ripple across to mark the 250th birthday of the composer Mozart.   In particular, all eyes will be his hometown of Salzburg in Austria. A day of music will start on the streets in the morning at 10.00 GMT with a concert at the Mozarteum after a speech by […]

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

The fishing town of Krabi, departure hub for island hoppers, is getting a Jia Hotel, run by the Hong Kong upstart that built the first Philippe Starck-designed hotel in Asia last year. If this first hotel is anything to go by, we can expect sensuous rooms and award-winning cuisine. Starck will surely demonstrate his unique, […]