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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2006

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – now in its fifth year – announced its ’50 Best’ for 2006 earlier this month. And, without further ado, the winners were: 1 El Bulli, Spain 2 The Fat Duck, UK 3 Pierre Gagnaire, France 4 French Laundry, USA 5 Tetsuya, Australia 6 Michel Bras, France 7 Alain Ducasse […]

May Girls Getaways at The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

May Girls Getaways at The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

At The Resort at Paws Up, the entire month of May 2006 is going to be dedicated to women. Whether you are coming to spend time with family you love or friends you enjoy, or whether it is the mystique of Montana and the adventure of trying new things that draws you, May is the […]

Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new, luxurious hotel currently under development in Barcelona. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona will be a stylish, 144-room hotel, ideally located on Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona’s most prestigious address, at the very centre of the city’s commercial and entertainment district. The hotel will open in late […]

The Tides' Million Dollar Buyout

The Tides’ Million Dollar Buyout

This one is only for the ultra-wealthy out there. Rent the whole of Tides South Beach for $1.2 million as part of their Million Dollar Buyout package. This whopping price tag buys you “up to three days of all-inclusive luxury at Miami’s most stylish venue”.   I like how they say “up to” as it […]

Spa Minerale officially opens at Lansdowne Resort, VA

Spa Minerale officially opens at Lansdowne Resort, VA

Spa Minerale – a new 12,000 sq. ft. destination spa at Virginia’s  Lansdowne Resort – has officially opened. It is one of the largest luxury spas in the Washington DC area and is part of the results multi-million dollar renovation and expansion program. There’s a total of 13 treatment rooms offering everything from facials and […]

$99 off Caribbean and Bermuda 2007-2008 with Royal Caribbean

$99 off Caribbean and Bermuda 2007-2008 with Royal Caribbean

From the tropical-sand beaches of Bermuda and the Caribbean to the quaint, rocky New England/Canadian coastline, the Royal Caribbean 2007-2008 cruise vacations are packed with new adventures you’ll never forget. Make your reservations now to take advantage of the $99 savings per stateroom on select Caribbean or Bermuda cruises.   Offer expires on 11th June […]

Hotel de la Paix re-opens in Switzerland

Hotel de la Paix re-opens in Switzerland

Ideally situated on the shore of Lake Geneva with snowy Mont Blanc on the horizon, the fabled five-star Hotel de la Paix operated by Concorde Hotels & Resorts, has opened its doors once again after a yearlong renovation. Preserving the soul and grandeur of its historic past, the transformation has created a “boutique hotel” feel […]

Win a stay at Wales' Ynyshir Hall

Win a stay at Wales’ Ynyshir Hall

Ynyshir Hall is an exceptional Relais & Chateaux hotel set in the heart of Wales. Once owned by Queen Victoria, this building is set in 14 acres of beautiful gardens.  Its past accolades include AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, 3 AA red stars, 4 AA rosettes for food (making them among the top […]

Mandarin Oriental, New York's spa praised by Mobil

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s spa praised by Mobil

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, has achieved 5-star status is the Mobil Travel Guide‘s third annual hotel spa ratings. This is only the second spa to be given this accolade, the previous recipient being the Spa Montage at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California. The star ratings are awarded […]

Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Virginia’s The Inn at Little Washington will welcome the  internationally acclaimed Michelin 3 star chef, Michel Roux,  today to celebrate the publication of his newest cookbook “Eggs”. A Champagne reception will begin at noon followed by lunch at 12.45pm. In the afternoon, Roux will present a cooking demonstration. Cost for the class will be $125 […]

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Little Matterhorn about to get bigger?

Rumour has it that the 3,883 Klein Little Matterhorn is about to get bigger. Local tourist officals in Zermatt are thought to have approved plans for a 120-metre extension which will take it beyond the 4,000 metre mark, with a view to gaining greater prestige. A pyramid with viewing platforms, a restaurant and accommodation is […]

American Express Sheraton Family Vacation

American Express Sheraton Family Vacation

The American Express and Sheraton have teamed up to offer a family vacation that offers free meals, movies and admission to the Kids Club for kids under 12. Just check in between Thursday and Friday with your American Express card at any participating hotel before 31st December to take advantage of this promotion.

Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

Northern Hospitality Awards 2006 winners

The winners of the first ever Northern Hospitality Awards were revealed last month.   These awards celebrate the successful hospitality businesses and people in the North of England.   The winners are Anthony’s in Leeds (Best Restaurant), Andrew Pern of The Star at Harome (Best Chef), Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel & Restaurant in Windermere […]

$1000 sundae

$1000 sundae

Take  five scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla, cover it in 23K edible gold leaf, and then drizzle the whole thing  with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana, before covering it with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, and what have you got?   That’s right… the world’s […]

Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

London-based clothing company Thomas Pink are selling an ingenious tie with a neatly concealed iPod holder. In addition to the holder, the Cravatta iPod silk tie has a special loop to keep iPod wires under control.   It retails for $85.

Experience the benefits of a Royal Caribbean Visa credit card

Experience the benefits of a Royal Caribbean Visa credit card

With Royal Caribbean Rewards every time you use your Royal Caribbean Visa credit card to make a purchase, you’ll earn points toward onboard credits, stateroom upgrades, Royal Caribbean apparel, cruise discounts and even  free cruises! If this sounds like the card for you, you can get more information and apply via this link.