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World Cup 2006 - Group D: Portugal team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Portugal team hotel

Sporthotel Klosterpforte, Marienfeld will be the home of the Euro 2004 finalists Portugal for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. Owned by the same family for over 50 years, this traditional hotel has developed an excellent reputation.   The 4-star accommodation is set in the Klosterpforte estate, a large area of some 80,000 square metres.   […]

The all-new Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

The all-new Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

The new celebrity waxworks attraction Madame Tussauds Hong Kong will open at The Peak  Tower tomorrow. It has undergone a six month renovation at a cost of HK$20 million, and with its new look now has over three expansive floors with five themed areas. There are over 100 wax models of celebrities, ranging from world […]

Da Vinci Code tourism?

Da Vinci Code tourism?

It’s the official premiere of the The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou this evening, and many corners of the globe are bracing themselves for Da Vinci Code tourists.   Tours of Paris and the Louvre are the obvious first port of call, with the likes of London, Scotland and Rome also […]

Lufthansa Private Jet heads east

Lufthansa Private Jet heads east

Lufthansa is continuing to expand its exclusive offer Lufthansa Private Jet which is set up in March last year. In addition to over 1,000 destinations already served in Europe, Lufthansa Private Jet  customers  will now be able to travel  between any of the international airports in the Russian Federation, or fly from there to Europe.

Le Meridien in San Francisco

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is to open its first Le Meridien hotel since its acquisition of the chain in November 2005. The hotel, in San Francisco, is currently a Park Hyatt hotel, but will be re-branded and managed by Merritt Hospitality, a division of HEI Hospitality which owns the property. The hotel will also […]

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort re-opens after Hurricane Wilma

Further to a $40 million post-Hurricane Wilma renovation, the Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort has re-opened. Already renowned for having one of the longest and widest beaches in Cancun, the Hilton Cancun’s beach was not only completely restored, but has had an additional 50 metres of soft, white sand. The Hilton Cancun Golf & […]

World Cup 2006 - Group D: Angola team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Angola team hotel

The Angolan 2006 World Cup squad will be staying at the  Ring-Hotel Celle  in the romantic town of  Celle. The 5-star hotel has 73 rooms and can sleep up to 130 guests. High quality practice grounds are within jogging distance of the hotel. And, within the hotel, the players will find an exercise room, two […]

Marriott and Emirates partner in World Cup promotions

Marriott and Emirates partner in World Cup promotions

Marriott will partner with Emirates Airline on a number of promotions in conjunction with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany next month.   As an Official Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, Emirates has made 200 match tickets available to support the various promotions being planned by Marriott and the airline. Emirates also […]

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

Online accommodation provider, HotelClub, in conjunction with Getaway and ninemsn,    have announced today the winners for the Inaugural HotelClub Australia and New Zealand (including Pacific Islands) Hotel Awards. The HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006 were presented at a gala award ceremony, hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski from Getaway. Over 300 hotels were nominated through a global […]

World Cup 2006 - Group D: Iran team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Iran team hotel

The Iranian national football squad will decend on the family-run Hotel Schnetzenhausen, Friedrichshafen in Germany next month. The hotel has good sporting facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, bikes for rent, finess centre and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. There are 99 double rooms and  32 singles, as well as conference facilities to run […]

Kinmel Hall in North Wales - Wales' next luxury hotel?

Kinmel Hall in North Wales – Wales’ next luxury hotel?

Rumour has it that Kinmel Hall  near Abergele, North Wales, could become a luxury 5-star hotel. However, the buyers will have to get any plans approved by Conwy County Borough Council first since the building only has permission for use as a Christian conference centre right now – the purpose it was bought for over […]

Waikiki Beach Hotel enhancement

ResortQuest Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach Hotel has announced that it will undergo a US $13 million enhancement program. The renovation begins  today and is expected to be completed within five months; it  is said that it  will not impact hotel operations and guest comfort. As one of Hawaii’s trendiest hotels, it  will see all of […]

Qasr Al Sharq finally opens

Originally billed to open in March, Hilton International’s first palace hotel finally opened today. Promising “unmatched levels of luxury, exclusivity and Arabian hospitality”, the hotel, the Qasr Al Sharq is being billed as the ‘Palace of the Orient’. The palace is a 9-storey building facing the Red Sea; it has 2 Palace suites, 8 Royal […]

Rice Dumpling Festival

Rice Dumpling Festival

If you’re in Singapore, head to the Copthorne  Orchid Hotel to celebrate the Rice Dumpling Festival with Hua Ting’s mouth-watering dumplings. Their award-winning veteran Masterchef Chan Kwok is known for his specialty dumplings and this year, he will present his new creation – XO Rice Dumpling with Sliced Pork and Chinese Mushrooms. The event starts […]

World Cup 2006 - Group D: Mexico team hotel

World Cup 2006 – Group D: Mexico team hotel

The Hotel Freizeit Inn  website currently displays the message “Bienvenido México” in  advance of the squad’s  visit for this year’s World Cup. This  Göttingen hotel is privately run and regarded as one of the best conference hotels in Germany with 211 rooms over 5 floors. Of particular interest to the impending  guests will be the […]

New Majestic Hotel in Singapore's historic Chinatown

New Majestic Hotel in Singapore’s historic Chinatown

The Singapore hotel scene has seen the addition of the New Majestic Hotel in Chinatown. The hotel features 30 rooms, individually designed by emerging Singaporean artists. The Majestic Restaurant within the hotel pairs modern Cantonese cuisine with some of Singapore’s best wines. The hotel was opened earlier this year by former lawyer Loh Lik Peng […]