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Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Eco-lodge

Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Eco-lodge

15 bungalows in southern Nicaragua each with a king size bed, sofa bed and a private deck with a day bed. That’s what you’ll find  at Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Eco-lodge. It is more than just a hotel or luxury resort. It is a unique and natural haven for the true traveler who is looking […]

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York offers savvy travelers refuge in a hectic world. And with the current offering from Metropolis Travel, you can combine a stay at the hotel with the thrill of a helicopter flight, flying past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Rates are $295 per room per night (January 2006), […]

cPC luxury travel gadget

cPC luxury travel gadget

A company called DualCor has devised what they call a cPC which combines the power of a purebred laptop with the instant-on accessibility of a PDA. It’s for the highly mobile traveler who’s frustrated by a PDA that can’t handle heavyweight applications and a laptop that  isn’t quite as portable  as a PDA. It carries […]

Luxury bed linen

Luxury bed linen

Ever been to a hotel and wondered where they get  such luxurious bed linen from?   Well, the good news is that many manufacturers offer their products on the retail market nowadays.   Here are links to some of the top manufacturers whose sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers are considered five-star: Frette Bellino Fine Linens […]

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

West End Resort, Ltd. has taken title to 78 acres of land adjacent to the existing 150 acre project, including the balance of the Settlement Point land and all of the north shore beachfront land where the old Jack Tar hotel was located. Future expansion of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in West […]

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

The Bay Hotel at Camps Bay, Cape Town,  is proud to present their spectacular new villa, Wescamp. Wescamp Villa has breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean beyond and the magnificent grandeur of Table Mountain. All five rooms have spectacular views of the natural wonders that make Cape Town a paradise in a class of […]

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

The ultra-modern Mondrian is known for its discreet location and movie-industry guests, including Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. Enjoy a drink and city views at the exclusive Skybar, located just off the sundeck – probably the most “Hollywood” way to spend an evening.

Expedia's "10 to know"

Expedia’s “10 to know”

The luxury section on Expedia currently lists ten hotels that they claim are ‘tops’ on their luxury list.   The shortlist is as follows: Le Taha’a Private Island & Spa Wynn Las Vegas Atlantis – Paradise Island Royal Towers, Bahamas Mandarin Oriental San Francisco The Waldorf Towers, New York City The Landmark London Prince de […]

Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago

Join 500 passengers aboard the Spirit of Chicago‘s lunch and dinner cruises, which include entertainment and views of the famed skyline. The 192-foot-long luxury ship has three dining decks and two dance floors. If you’re looking for the ultimate private party, charter a deck for 100 – 350 guests.

Villa Dievole in Tuscany

Villa Dievole in Tuscany

This sixteenth Century villa was once home to Florence’s nobility but can now serve as your own private home from home in Italy. Your perfect Tuscan escape begins just outside Siena at Villa Dievole, which houses a very good winery, restaurant and outdoor bar with live music on weekends.

Grootbos

Grootbos

Grootbos is a 1,200-hectare nature preserve in the Gansbaai region of South Africa. The cottages here are built of local stone overlook Walker Bay, where you can fish for giant black marlin, tuna and crayfish. Lie by the water and  watch the whales  breach in front of you: you’re in the front row of the […]

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace

It is difficult to give an apt description to  Dubai’s Emirates Palace which opened last year. String together a host of superlative adjectives, and somehow you still feel that you have fallen short of the mark. Its majesty and beauty is unrivalled. A palace for all seasons, it is certain to endure the sands of […]

Win a luxury weekend in the bush

Win a luxury weekend in the bush

Enter The Sunday Independent/Star Travel Club’s latest competition and win two nights for two sharing dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as a game drive, at River Lodge at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve. To enter, post your details, including your Star Travel Club number and physical address and your answer to the competition question, […]

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya in Kuala Lumpur is in the busy heart of the Malaysian capital.   Despite being only 8 years old, the hotel re-opens after a $10 million makeover. Top local architect Sonny Chan has brought about an urban oasis with a stylish ambience. Just across the road is the city’s hippest night club, Zouk.

Arion Astir Palace

Arion Astir Palace

The Arion Astir Palace is one of three hotels forming an impressive modern resort. It is is the hallmark of exclusivity. The hotel features a prestigious, club atmosphere, in contemporary surroundings enhanced by spectacular views of the sea. Luxurious rooms and suites delight the senses with an aesthetic touch at every turn, designer furniture, and […]

Le Colbert Paris

Le Colbert Paris

Throughout January 2006, Le Colbert hotel in Paris has a winter special offer starting at €90 per person. The rate is for one night’s accommodation in a classic double room, is subject to availability, and does not include taxes. Discover the beauty of Paris this  winter!