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Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine is South Florida’s most complete chronicle of the good life. It caters to a high-end readership in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami. Stories of local importance and national relevance – from people to places, food to fashion – keep  its devoted readers abreast of what’s new. The magazine is available […]

Is five star service normally so slow?!

You’d think that  all five star hotels would be adept at handling their email enquiries.   It would seem not, however.  On 19th May,  I emailed a five star hotel  from  one of the big luxury  brands. (I’ll spare their blushes by not naming them!)   By the 23rd May I hadn’t had a reply, […]

Inflatable private island

Inflatable private island

A private island available in minutes, this multi-use dock system inflates to a large 8′ x 8′ platform that holds eight adults and can serve as a mooring station for small boats, kayaks, and wave runners. For mobile water adventure, a durable strap in one corner hooks to a towrope for towing up to four […]

InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora re-opens

InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora re-opens

Today sees the re-opening of the InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora following closure for refurbishment. However, it is only  a partial re-opening and it will take most of June to finish laying the last overwater bungalows. This beautiful resort is anchored between two white sand beaches that border the shores of Point Matira, unanimously […]

Enjoy opera season in Verona

Enjoy opera season in Verona

Worldhotels is offering opera lovers the chance to experience opera season in Verona with an exclusive package from its member hotel, the luxurious and stylish Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista. This years there’s the  return of a multitude of favourite performances across the summer months of June, July and August, including the Puccini classics, Tosca […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Ukraine team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Ukraine team hotel

The Seminaris Seehotel  in  the middle of the young, dynamic city of  Potsdam has 123 single rooms and 102 doubles and will be home to the Ukraine soccer team for their first ever appearance in the World Cup finals. It is a relatively new hotel (opened in 1998)  located in the former Hohenzollern residence, at […]

Completion of renovation at Regent Beverly Wilshire

Completion of renovation at Regent Beverly Wilshire

The Regent Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, has spent $30m on an extreme hotel makeover. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this luxury  hotel is located at one of the world’s most famous intersections – Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. With the addition of Cut by Wolfgang Puck, contemporary lounge Sidebar, a new […]

Millbrook Resort news

Millbrook Resort news

The Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, has recently received the official Qualmark report confirming them as just one of three five-star hotels in the South Island. They’re approaching winter now and the locals are tipping for a great ski season. It’s a good time to take advantage of their June and July offers: the […]

New boutique hotel opens in Chianti

New boutique hotel opens in Chianti

Villa Bordoni is a new, stylish and elegant countryside estate located in the heart of Florentine Chianti Classico, the most upscale and picturesque area of Chianti. Run by founders and owners of successful Florentine restaurants ‘Baldovino’ and ‘Beccofino’, the property is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and a beautiful Italian garden and pool. The hotel […]

Special internet rate at the Shanghai Inn, Bangkok

Special internet rate at the Shanghai Inn, Bangkok

The newly opened Burasari Shanghai Inn is the only hotel in Bangkok’s old Chinatown that incorporates classic Chinese design with contemporary furnishings. And from now until mid-June 2006, they have a special offer for those booking directly through their website: double/twin rooms are available for 1,750 THB (about $45)  rather than the usual internet rate […]

Napasai acquired by Orient Express

Napasai acquired by Orient Express

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., owner and operator of 50 deluxe leisure properties in 25 countries, has announced that it has agreed to acquire a 100% interest in Napasai, a luxury hotel and villa development located on Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Siam, about one hour’s flight from Bangkok. The company will pay $25 million […]

Experience the splendour of East Africa

Experience the splendour of East Africa

The Kenyan travel destination management company Maniago has quickly established itself as one of the leading names in African safaris. Now, with the introduction of their prestigious Luxury Adventure Safari Experience, they have redefined the term luxury. The safari will provide its clients with an unforgettable encounter with the people, wildlife and landscape of one […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Spain team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Spain team hotel

The Spanish national side will be staying at the Sportschule Kaiserau in Kamen (North Rhine-Westphalia), near Dortmund for the 2006 Fifa  World Cup. Interestingly, this is the same base that was used by West Germany when they won the 1974 and 1990 World Cup tournaments. After decades of underperformance in previous World Cups, Spain will […]

Ice bar at sea

Ice bar at sea

The first ice bar at sea will debut on Celebrity Cruises‘ Century when the ship emerges from its on-going $55m ‘revitalization’ today. The Martini Bar will feature a liquid wall that freezes to form a sparkling crystalline appearance and a bar counter that freezes into ice-cold stone, while a solid block of ice will display […]

World Cup 2006 - Group G: Togo team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group G: Togo team hotel

Togo will be staying at the newly renovated Hotel Waltersbühl  at Wangen in Baden-Württemberg (the same region as the Dutch and Iranian teams), for the 2006 Fifa World Cup.  Being part of a  sports academy owned by the Württemberg Football Association, this hotel offers top-class facilities for training camps, seminars and courses. The training facility […]

Vienna Festival 2006

Vienna Festival 2006

One of the summer highlights in Austria is the Vienna Festival and this year, with it being the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart, it will focus upon his work. Included in the festivities  are performances of The Magic Flute and Così Fan Tutte.  Venues throughout the city are playing host to concerts, operas […]