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Villa San Michele near Florence, Italy

Villa San Michele near Florence, Italy

The Villa San Michele is a 15th Century monastery near Florence in Italy  that has been transformed into a picturesque hotel. Surrounded by its own gardens and woodland on the Fiesole hills, it  is tailor-made for starry-eyed lovers and moonlit nights. This small, luxury, Orient-Express  hotel is of unsurpassed beauty in an oasis of peace.

Sony Ericsson M600

Sony Ericsson M600

The Sony Ericsson M600 represents Sony’s foothold against the N Series by Nokia. It’s a new smart messaging phone, complete with QWERTY keyboard,  with an amazing 80MB on-board memory, which can be enhanced by a 64MB memory stick if required. It comes in granite black or crystal white and will start shipping in the second […]

A Luxury Travel Blog RSS feeds

If you wish to be alerted to updates in specific categories of A Luxury Travel Blog, you can do so via the RSS feeds. If you’re not familiar with RSS, you’ll first need to either download an RSS reader or use a Web-based reader such as this one from Google. Once you’re ready, you just […]

The Tablet 10: Best of North America

The Tablet 10: Best of North America

Today’s top 10 list from Tablet Hotels gives a low-down on the best that North America has to offer. California is a clear favourite, with a 50% representation in their list: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla, CA, USA Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA Auberge Saint-Antoine – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada The […]

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace Hotel stands in the heart of the Recoleta of Buenos Aires, a refined quarter with ample parks, wide avenues and elegant architecture. The best restaurants, coffee stores, antique shops and boutiques of Argentina’s capital city are found in this area, as well as some of the most important museums and cultural centers. […]

The Austrian resort of Lech

The Austrian resort of Lech

Why not enjoy Champagne and Beluga caviar canapés on board your own private jet en route to the elegant Austrian resort of Lech? If you really want to notch up the glamour book yourself into the Gasthof Post, one of the area’s most celebrated hotels; it simply oozes class and has its own indoor pool, […]

Dubai World Cup and where to stay

Dubai World Cup and where to stay

A week today will see the eleventh running of the world’s richest race, the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup. Held at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, this is one of the most significant in global Thoroughbred horseracing with a further five Thoroughbred Group races and a Group One for Purebred Arabians. They’re probably already booked up, but […]

The TAG Aviation JetCard

The TAG Aviation JetCard

Over a number of years, TAG Aviation has built up a reputation as an expert in the provision of personal air travel services to some of the world’s most sophisticated travellers. And now they’ve introduced the TAG Aviation JetCard which is designed to simplify your travel needs.   You select an amount upfront (in increments […]

The Tablet 10: Best of Europe

The Tablet 10: Best of Europe

It’s day 3 in  my look at Tablet Hotels‘ Tablet 10 and this time the focus is  upon Europe. Making the grade as Europe’s crème de la crème, in a list dominated by France and Italy,  are: Chateau de la Chevre d’Or – Eze Village, France The K Club – Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland Le […]

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

New rooms at Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Argentina

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, & Golf Spa, is making progress with the construction of 42 new rooms with stunning views of Moreno Lake and Mount Tronador. The work began a year ago and is expected to finish in March 2007. Construction is taking place outside the main hotel building so service continues as normal.

Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany

Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany

Munich’s Bayerischer Hof is the largest privately owned hotel in Germany. It was originally built in 1841, has 395 luxurious rooms, 3 restaurants  and a world-class atmosphere. The hotel is a firm favourite within the city and its  superb lobby is sometimes referred to as the “living room of Munich”.

Explore dynamic Kansas City with InterContinental

Explore dynamic Kansas City with InterContinental

A stay at the InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza  can open your eyes to more than prairie plains. If you love jazz and appreciate good old American hospitality and fine food, then this vibrant modern city will be just what you’re looking for. Known for contemporary elegance, the hotel offers exceptional service and luxurious […]

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan‘s eXplorist GPS receiver, being  support up to 22 maps on its internal memory,  is a great product in its own right. But now it just gets better with the  Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle. This bundle, which includes MapSend Topo 3D USA software, a cigarette lighter adapter, USB cable and clip case, will give […]

Picasso Package at the Hyatt Regency Istanbul

Picasso Package at the Hyatt Regency Istanbul

Valid for one further week is the Picasso Package at the Hyatt Regency Istanbul, Turkey. The package includes accommodation for two, access to the health club, late check-out and entrance tickets to the Picasso Exhibition and Museum. Picasso in Istanbul is the first major exhibition devoted to a western artist to be held in Turkey, […]

FleurBurger 5000 - the world's most expensive burger

FleurBurger 5000 – the world’s most expensive burger

Looking for the ultimate burger experience? Then go to Fleur de Lys at Las Vegas’  Mandalay Bay. The FleurBurger 5000 is the creation of renowned chef Hubert Keller; it’s a Kobe burger topped with foie gras and black truffles, served on a brioche truffle bun and garnished with a special sauce (containing yet more truffles). […]

The Tablet 10: Best Spas

The Tablet 10: Best Spas

The spa industry has grown enormous over the past decade.  In my daily summary, today I  look at the Tablet 10 Best Spas as judged by Tablet Hotels. Making the list are: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla, CA, USA Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA Amanjena – Marrakech, Morocco The Peninsula – […]