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Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts

Distinguished by masterly architecture and exemplary interior design, the beach hotels introduced in the pages of this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book are the ultimate refuge for those needing respite from their hectic lives and everyday routines. Whether well-established names or hidden gems, the reader is presented with a visual tour of Oceanside resorts that range […]

Guinness blog launched

Guinness blog launched

World-renowned brewer Guinness launched a weblog last Wednesday that is created and written by the company’s staff to give you an inside track on Guinness in Great Britain. Tip:  just say you’re from the UK when hitting their homepage in order to by-pass some legal mumbo-jumbo that otherwise disallows your visit.  

Condé Nast / Gleneagles offer

Condé Nast / Gleneagles offer

Condé Nast Traveller readers are invited to live it up at Gleneagles at an exclusive event to be held on 18th-19th September 2006. This bespoke event will include  a complimentary clay-pigeon shooting session, a cookery demonstration, a Gala Dinner with accopmanying Scottish entertainment and accommodation in the best rooms at Gleneagles. Price is £785 per […]

T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best […]

Sony Ericsson P990

Sony Ericsson P990

The launch of the Sony Ericsson P990 has been further delayed until the second quarter of 2006 to allow for more features such as ActiveSync support and RIM’s BlackBerry Connect support. This great-looking gadget will also come with WiFi, 2 megapixel camera, 2.8-inch touch-sensitive screen and  QWERTY keypad.

Sushi night at W San Diego

Sushi night at W San Diego

Come to the Magnet Bar at  W San Diego and learn the zen of sushi making from Mineko Moreno, co-author of Sushi For Dummies, and learn how sushi and martinis pair up while sipping on saketinis. By the end of the evening you will be able to taste the difference between Junmai-shu and Daigingo-shu sake. […]

Thatch Cay, US Virgin Islands

Thatch Cay, US Virgin Islands

If you’ve ever aspired to owning your own private island, then I suspect you could do far worse than Thatch Cay, one of the last privately owned islands in the eastern Caribbean. This 237 acres of sun-drenched paradise will set you back $24 million. The island even comes with geckos, whilstling frogs and its own […]

Never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge

Never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge

HSBC, your local bank, never under-estimate the importance of local knowledge.   Or so the adverts say.   If you haven’t seen this series of HSBC ads before, take a look for a little light travel entertainment. This fun TV ad highlights the differences of a certain hand signal within South America.

Jumeirah restaurants

Jumeirah restaurants

Jumeirah – luxury hotel group and  operator of the famous  Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai – is looking to franchice its restaurant brands in order to expand internationally. Plans are expected to focus on pizza and pasta outlet Toscana, which currently has one outlet, and wine bar The Agency. Its Noodle House chain also […]

Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Voted #1 Upper Upscale Hotel Chain by readers of Business Travel News, Loews Hotels is a collection of unique hotels with distinct personalities. Each is high in quality, fun, and is unpretentious.  For instance, Loews Beverly Hills Hotel in the  high-powered Los Angeles neighbourhood, offers an upscale retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. Built […]

Molton Brown luxury travel set

Molton Brown luxury travel set

A great  gift for jetsetters, Molton Brown’s exclusive travel set consists of a leather case filled with ten unisex products to enhance any getaway. Contents include: Eye Rescue Ultracool, Lipsaver SPF8, Active Defense City Day Hydrator, Skinfresh Facial Wash, Skinboost 24HR Mist, Invigorating Suma Ginseng Bath & Shower Gel, Invigorating Suma Ginseng Body Lotion, Naran […]

La Mamounia, Morocco

La Mamounia, Morocco

La Mamounia  is probably the  most famous hotel in North Africa, immortalised by Winston Churchill, who spent many an hour in front of his easel,  trying to capture  views of the distant Atlas Mountains.  The hotel has  57 opulent suites and 171 de luxe guest  rooms, several restaurants, a gorgeous outdoor pool and a casino. […]

Oxia... coming to a minibar near you

Oxia… coming to a minibar near you

Here’s something you don’t normally expect to find in your minibar: oxygen. That’s right, oxygen!   These small cannisters are starting to appear in hotel minibars with greater frequency, with the aim of giving weary travellers a natural boost of energy. Keep an eye out for them… they’re already to be found at W Hotel […]

Win a luxury stay on the Greek island of Rhodes

Win a luxury stay on the Greek island of Rhodes

Luxury hotel chain Aldemar Hotels has teamed up with exceptional specialist tour operator, Planet Holidays, to offer you the chance to win a romantic holiday for two in Rhodes, staying at the 5-star Aldemar Paradise Royal Mare Hotel. Set on a terrific sandy beach, six kilometres south of Rhodes Town in the resort of Kalithea, […]

Meritus Hotels and Resorts seeking 5-star status

Meritus Hotels and Resorts seeking 5-star status

Meritus Hotels and Resorts is rolling out a new identity and looking to compete more aggresively in Asia with  luxury international brands. Meritus’ Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Frank Foster has said: It’s exciting times. We have reached a new milestone, have 30 years of experience and Asia is our home. The renovations […]

Lingo Pacifica Talk 10 language translator

Lingo Pacifica Talk 10 language translator

The Lingo Pacifica Talk 10 language translator is the newest member of the Lingo Language Translator family. It contains over 60,000 words, and 1,200 useful and popular phrases.  It has clear sound quality, a backlit LCD display and has been voted best talking translator by the Wall Street Journal. It retails at just under $200, […]