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Paraiso de la Bonita Resort re-opens in Mexico's Riviera Maya

Paraiso de la Bonita Resort re-opens in Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Paraiso de la Bonita Resort, the only five-diamond property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is to re-open tomorrow after extensive post-hurricane renovations. As a special offer, they are giving one  night free of charge when you pay for five. Total cost for a six-night stay before 15th April 2006,  with discount, is $3,500, plus 12% taxes […]

French Quarter Inn, Charleston SC

French Quarter Inn, Charleston SC

TripAdvisor has named the French Quarter Inn on the Market in historic Charleston, South Carolina the #1 luxury hotel in the USA ahead of the Sofitel New York, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes and the Four Seasons Resort Maui and San Francisco. Some of the hotel’s extra special amenities include a pillow menu that allows […]

The Tablet 10: Traditional Elegant Hotels

The Tablet 10: Traditional Elegant Hotels

As the penultimate  item in  my ongoing series of  top 10 lists from  Tablet Hotels,  I take a look at the best ‘traditional elegant hotels’; this one has a strong European bias: Cotswold House Hotel – Gloucestershire, Chipping Campden, United Kingdom Chateau Eza – Eze, France Hotel Savoy Prague – Prague, Czech Republic Londra Palace […]

A great year for Coxtown Manor in Ireland

A great year for Coxtown Manor in Ireland

Coxtown Manor in Donegal, Ireland has taken off in great style in 2006. This small, romantic luxury hotel has been enjoying a few major achievements early in the year. After joining the prestigious Manor House Hotel group and an inclusion in the famous Michelin Guide 2006 for Great Britain and Ireland; the hotel has received […]

News on Sofitel Macau@Ponte 16

Accor has been awarded the management contract for Sofitel Macau@Ponte16 in one of Macau’s most significant and historic precincts. The hotel is being developed by Pier 16 – Property Development Limited as part of an estimated HK$2.4 billion (US$300 million) total investment completed in two phases, with a casino development targeting operation by the end […]

Hotel Palomar Dallas, TX

Hotel Palomar Dallas, TX

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group, LLC,  a leader in the boutique/lifestyle hotel segment,  has announced plans to open the Hotel Palomar Dallas, a nine-story hotel and 10-story condominium tower situated in the heart of Dallas’ thriving Park Cities neighborhood. Owned by Realty America Group and Behringer Harvard, Kimpton Hotels has been selected to manage and […]

Airbus A318 orders

Airbus A318 orders

Airbus has secured 26 orders and commitments for its $45 million A318 Elite, the executive version of the manufacturer’s baseline A318 twinjet, since the aircraft’s launch last November and plans to manufacture up to 10 of the 14- and 18-seat models, called the Elite and Elite+ respectively, each year. Launch customer Comlux took delivery of […]

Legendary Inns of Newport takes top Rhode Island hotel honours

Legendary Inns of Newport takes top Rhode Island hotel honours

For the third consecutive year, the Legendary Inns of Newport has been honoured as Rhode Island’s top AAA Four Diamond lodging group. Both Cliffside Inn and Abigail Stoneman Inn have again been given AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond Award. The group now owns and operates one-quarter of all the AAA Four Diamond luxury hotels in Rhode […]

The Tablet 10: Seduction Hotels

The Tablet 10: Seduction Hotels

If you’re thinking of popping the question, but not sure where to do it, then maybe  Tablet Hotels‘ top 10 ‘Seduction Hotels’ can help give you some inspiration: The Hotel – Luzern, Switzerland Claska – Tokyo, Japan 25 Hours Hotel – Hamburg, Germany Puro Hotel – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 101 Hotel – Reykjavík, Iceland […]

Earn triple Starpoints at Florida Sheraton!

With its prime oceanfront setting on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Sheraton Yankee Trader Hotel boasts the area’s best location. It is just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale’s downtown, offering dining, entertainment, museums, and performing arts venues. Shopping is convenient and varied, from the trendy Las Olas Boulevard, to the Galleria Mall, and a mixture of […]

The Tablet 10: Secluded Romantic Hotels

The Tablet 10: Secluded Romantic Hotels

Keep this lot up your sleeve for when Valentines next comes around.    Tablet Hotels‘ top 10 secluded, romantic hotels  should also serve as a useful list for anyone currently undergoing their honeymoon plans. Chateau de la Chevre d’Or – Eze Village, France Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA Amanjena – Marrakech, Morocco Le Manoir […]

Hotel Président Wilson, Geneva

Hotel Président Wilson, Geneva

Offering spectacular views of the Alps and Lake Geneva, the Hotel Président Wilson is located on the city’s prestigious waterfront promenade, within easy reach of parks, shopping and Old Town. This elegant hotel includes luxuriously  renovated rooms and outstanding suites. The accommodation is furnished with contemporary décor and the ultimate in modern amenities, including a […]

Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

Special feature: Aviemore Highland Resort

I recently returned from four relaxing nights at the Aviemore Highland Resort in Aviemore. (Only last month it served as the venue for the Scottish Labour Party Conference, attended by Prime Minister Tony Blair.) There are four hotels on the resort, two of which are four-star.   We stayed in the Craigellachie Suite of the […]

The Tablet 10: Unusual Hotels

The Tablet 10: Unusual Hotels

Fancy something a little different?   Tablet Hotels  have picked out some of the best hotels out there that have something a little different to offer.   Whether it be rooms with just three walls (the fourth wall being the view) or accommodation with fairy-tale turrets and towers, or something else, just take a look […]

lastminute 5 star deals at 3 star prices

With lastminute.com’s 5* deals at 3* prices you can have the holiday of a king on the budget of a pauper!

Luxury travel flying high online

There’s an interesting article on adotas.com about how much the internet is used for booking luxury travel online.   Here it is: A study released Wednesday by Yahoo! Search Marketing found that 87 percent of consumers who go on high end vacations use the Internet to some capacity in making their travel arrangements. Yahoo! surveyed […]