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Katikies, Santorini

Katikies, Santorini

Small Luxury Hotels of the World honoured six member hotels at an awards ceremony in London recently. Small Luxury Hotel of the Year, the highest accolade of all, was awarded to Katikies in Santorini, Greece. This much coveted award is bestowed on a hotel that is deemed to have demonstrated a consistent and unwavering commitment […]

George V Paris

George V Paris

Steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all Paris, the Four Seasons George V Hotel redefines luxury service in the City of Light. The hotel has been named Top International City Hotel for five consecutive years in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. It is also where Zach Braff and Mandy Moore spent the holiday […]

Mischa Barton visits Miami

Mischa Barton visits Miami

According to the New York Post, Mischa Barton and boyfriend Cisco Adler were reportedly screaming at each other at the Hotel Victor in Miami’s  South Beach  on New Year’s Eve. “There was a lot of slamming doors and stomping around and dropping of F-bombs at their $5,000-a-night pool bungalow at the hotel.” In the end, […]

Champagne consumption boosted by holidaymakers

Champagne consumption boosted by holidaymakers

Queenslanders drink more vintage champagne per head than other Australians, a survey by the Champagne Information Centre of Australia has found. It’s thought that it might in part be due to holidaymakers at resorts such as Hayman Island and Lizard Island, as well as international guests to the Gold Coast. 1.7  million bottles of champagne […]

Oceania Nautica in China

Oceania Nautica in China

The American luxury liner Oceania Nautica anchored in the capital of south China’s Guangdong Province yesterday, with more than 1,000 tourists on board. It is particularly significant in that it is the largest foreign travel group to visit the province since the outbreak of SARS in 2003.

St Barts - an increasingly popular luxury travel destination?

St Barts – an increasingly popular luxury travel destination?

R&B star Usher has been recharging his batteries with model Eishia Brightwell with a holiday on the Caribbean island of St Barthelemy. The destination is becoming increasingly popular with the rich, being a favorite haunt for the likes of Harrison Ford and chat show host David Letterman, both of whom have homes there. With a […]

AAA Five Diamond rating

AAA Five Diamond rating

When you are awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating, you want people to know about it.   But how do you go about standing out from the others who also have the accolade? Well… the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Miami, has decided to place a $3,000  SABBIA diamond necklace under the pillow of one guest […]

Captain Cook Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises has won the Fijian award for ‘Best Overnight Cruising’ for 2005 for the ‘Ultimate Northern Fiji Dateline Cruise’ aboard MV Reef Escape.   It received the honour at the 2005 Annual Tourism Awards for Excellence on Friday  9th December 2005 at the Fijian Shangri La Resort in front of 400 attendees including […]

Château de Massillan, Provence

Château de Massillan, Provence

This former home of Henry II’s mistress – Diane de Poitiers – is now a beautiful hotel. Château de Massillan has immaculate rooms and generous bathrooms equipped with SpaceNK products and designer fittings. Ask for room number 15 – it has a large terrace and overlooks the courtyard fountain.

Celebrity New Year

Celebrity New Year

Ever wondered where the stars see in the New Year?   Well… whilst Lynn Redgrave is playing Scrabble with friends in Connecticut, director Mira Nair will be at the Taj Mahal in India and Jim Carrey with friends in Canada.   Supermodel Rachel Hunter stayed at Coral Sands in the Bahamas. Producer Russell Simmons, on […]

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria, star of Desparate Housewives, has been relaxing at the spa at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. The Spa at the Crescent offers “77 one-of-a-kind treatments and services for men and women in 16 state-of-the-art treatment rooms”. Maybe she needed to wind down a little after harrassing a bike cop… Defamer – LA’s gossip […]

Cerulean Villa

Cerulean Villa

Why not take the family on a Caribbean dream  vacation at the airy, white, Moorish-looking Cerulean Villa estate on the island of Anguilla, about 4 miles off St. Maarten? It’s your’s for $42,000 from now through 30th April  2006 and $30,000 from 1st May to 13th November 2006. Price includes the villa, staff, breakfast and […]

Premium Travel 2006

Premium Travel 2006

On  27th and 28th April  2006, London’s Royal Albert Hall will host Premium Travel 2006 in association with Haymarket Exhibitions. Over 60 companies and many hundreds of individual properties and brands will be represented. If you would like to be considered for one of the limited number of places to attend the event, then there […]

The Palms Romance Package

The Palms Romance Package

The Palms at Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, BWI is an incredible  $95 million, 720-suite resort and member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World.   With their Valentine’s Day Romance Package, a luxury suite for four nights  will set you back  $2,950 per couple. Champagne on arrival and  one dinner for two at Parallel […]

Hollywood couple in Barbados

Hollywood couple in Barbados

It looks as though the New Year  could mean a new beginning for one Hollywood couple. Charlie Sheen and former Bond girl Denise Richards have just returned from vacation at the luxurious Sandy Lane in Barbados.   The tabloids are having a field day and speculation on the trip is rife. InTouch writes: They hoped […]

Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star at Royal Davui

Bollywood star Fardeen Khan and his new bride have begun their honeymoon at as the the Royal Davui Island Resort on the island of Fiji. The resort consists of 16 private villas offering dramatic views over Beqa lagoon. Guests can explore the hidden undersea world of the barrier reef, go catamaran sailing, or thrill to […]