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Send an e-card from Kempinski

Kempinski have added a new feature to their website: the ability to send e-cards.   Whether you’re staying at a Kempinski hotel or just want to drop someone a quick note to show them where you’re contemplating, then these new ecards might be just the ticket. To send a card, just follow this link. (Note: […]

World Cup 2006 - Group H: Tunisia team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group H: Tunisia team hotel

For the penultimate entry of our look at World Cup team hotels, it’s the turn of Tunisia. Their squad will be staying at the Mercure  Schweinfurt  hotel. It’s a French chain hotel (part of the Accor brand) so should help make the Tunisians feel a little more at home in Germany. Although the 133-room hotel […]

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

Renovation progress at the Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg

120 guest  rooms are now available at the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg – a month later than the originally planned date – following completion of the first stage of renovation of this Orient Express property. The interior design has been led by the French designer Michel Jouannet who has worked on high-profile  restoration […]

Immerse yourself in golf!

Immerse yourself in golf!

The luxurious Wild Dunes Resort, an island resort located near Charleston, S.C. – operated by Destination Hotels and Resorts – has created a week-long immersion into the game of golf just for women in honour of National Women’s Golf Week, 5th-11th June 2006. During this fun-filled week, enjoy casual golf lessons and clinics led by […]

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 […]