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Park Hyatt Los Angeles

Park Hyatt Los Angeles

The leading hotel and travel review website TripAdvisor has ranked the 363-room Park Hyatt Los Angeles as the #1 luxury hotel in Los Angeles, awarding high praise to the property’s rooms, service and location. The hotel also ranked #61 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World, the only Los Angeles hotel on the list […]

Sunrise Package at Cape Panwa, Phuket

Sunrise Package at Cape Panwa, Phuket

Until 16th April 2006, you can take advantage of the sunrise package at Phuket’s Cape Panwa resort. The package  is 4,450 per person and includes accommodation in a Superior Room at Cape Panwa Hotel, daily buffet breakfast at Café Andaman, one dinner at one of the restaurants and transfers to/from Phuket Airport. You may also […]

Escape winter with Boca Raton Resort & Club

Spend the cold winter months warming your toes in the sand and sun with Boca Raton Resort & Club in the sunshine state of Florida.  Winter specials are on offer at $249 per night and valid until 30th April 2006.

Anantara Resort Maldives

Anantara Resort Maldives

Anantara Resort Maldives, located on South Male Atoll, is scheduled to open in June 2006. An island resort nestled in a private lagoon at the heart of the Maldivian atoll.   A paradise of crescent beaches, coral reefs, and azure waters, only 25 minutes by private speedboat from Male International Airport. Anantara Maldives combines a […]

Robotic shark

Robotic shark

Having to share your hotel swimming pool with someone?   Not with the remote-controlled robotic shark, you don’t.   I’m curious as to what the actual purpose of this 2-foot offering from Hammacher Schlemmer truly is, but I guess you could up to quite a bit of mischief with it. The beast moves in all […]

Qasr al Sharq - Hilton's first palace hotel about to open

Qasr al Sharq – Hilton’s first palace hotel about to open

Qasr al Sharq – Hilton‘s first palace hotel – is set to open in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,  next month. Opulent details adorn every corner of the hotel and a highly personalised butler service will enhance  the feeling of pure indulgence and a true sense of luxury. Handpicked crystal and porcelain china, intricate mosaics, upholstery of […]

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 […]