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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 […]

The Tablet 10: High-Design Hotels

The Tablet 10: High-Design Hotels

If you’re looking for somewhere that is ‘cutting edge’ as far as design is concerned, be sure to take a look at this ‘Top 10’ list from Tablet Hotels: Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA La Banane – St Barthelemy, French West Indies, Guadeloupe Amanjena – Marrakech, Morocco Basico – Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, […]

Banyan Tree Lijiang, China

Banyan Tree Lijiang, China

The Banyan Tree Lijiang, opening next month, consists of 55 villas, and is the first luxury resort in Lijiang and the second Banyan Tree property in China. Traces of the Naxi culture can be found in the architecture of the roofs and courtyards. All villas have either a swimming pool or jet-pool, living area, bedroom, […]

Phone Phlash

Phone Phlash

Ever been in a situation where you’ve wanted to photograph something with your cameraphone but the light has been poor?   This neat little gadget from Phlash claims to be the world’s first universal cameraphone flash and is reputedly 12 times brighter than most built-in flashes. Now you can take pictures indoors and at night […]

Observer food awards

Observer food awards

UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has scooped two awards in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2006. He was judged to have made the Most Outstanding Contribution to the Food Industry, while his TV series Jamie’s School Dinners was voted the Best Food Programme.   Bruce Poole’s Chez Bruce in London was voted the Best Restaurant […]

The Tablet 10: Country Hotels

The Tablet 10: Country Hotels

Find a great little country hotel and it’s the kind of place you might find yourself returning to year after year. Such is the allure of a break in the countryside and, thanks again to  Tablet Hotels, here are 10 of the finest to be found: Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA The K Club […]

MoMAstore wooden briefcase

MoMAstore wooden briefcase

This unique briefcase is the work of designer Takumi Shimamura and is made from ecological thinned Japanese cedar. Handmade by Japanese craftsmen and with a water-repellent finish, it is designed with laptops in mind and available from MoMAstore  for $265.