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How much would you pay for your hotel breakfast?

How much would you pay for your hotel breakfast?

According to consumer magazine Which?, the luxurious Ritz Hotel tops the list for the most expensive cooked hotel breakfast in the UK. Their £30 breakfast is followed closely by  The Lanesborough ( £28.50), Mandarin Oriental ( £28) and Brown’s Hotel ( £27).   All four hotels are situated in England’s capital, London.

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I have added some graphics to the bottom right of the page to make it easier for visitors of A Luxury Travel Blog to follow the posts here through their preferred reader.   My MSN, My Yahoo!, Google Reader, BlogFlux, Newsgator, Newsburst, Pluck, Bloglines and Rojo.   I think this covers most of the popular […]

The Tablet 10: Beach Hotels

The Tablet 10: Beach Hotels

Beach holidays aren’t everyone’s  ‘cup of tea’ but they’re certainly popular, so let’s take a look at the very best hotels in beach locations as I enter a second week summising the  the top 10 lists from  Tablet Hotels: La Banane – St Barthelemy, French West Indies, Guadeloupe Le Sirenuse – Positano, Italy One & […]

Solar-powered boat

Solar-powered boat

It might look like a cheap pedalo but that canopy you see in the picture is in fact a solar panel. Safe, clean, quiet, effortless to operate, virtually-maintenance free, and requiring minimal nautical knowledge, this boat is capable of ferrying up to 4 adults. Its ergonomic seats promote pure relaxation while the 700-watt electric motor […]

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

Boracay Island in the Philippines could be welcoming  more luxury hotels to its shores before long. Representatives of both Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons are said to have been looking for a site, according to Samie Lim who is Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce. The island is already seeing the construction of a Shangri-La […]

Advanced limo service at The Conrad Bangkok

Advanced limo service at The Conrad Bangkok

With an investment of more than 4 million baht, The Conrad Bangkok is developing its 23-strong limousine service with new features.   All the limos are being equipped with GPS navigation systems and, thanks to a Fleet Management System, the equipment connects to the hotel’s front office, showing the locations of all the vehicles. The […]

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa 40% sale

Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa – a couples-only resort located on the best stretch of Negril’s beautiful 7-mile beach  – is offering a 40% sale for minimum 3-night visits made before 31st August 2006. All-inclusive rates begin at $247 per person, per night, based on double occupancy.

Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception

Tomorrow’s Moscow Golf & Luxury Travel Reception, Russia’s most exclusive tourism event, will  provide its visitors with an opportunity to meet with elite Russian travelers in the ambience of the   Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Russia is seeing more people play golf year on year, and Russian golfers are increasingly seeking high quality destinations the world […]

The Tablet 10: Best Escape Hotels

The Tablet 10: Best Escape Hotels

If you’re wanting to truly escape from it all, then this latest ‘Tablet 10’ from  Tablet Hotels  is just the ticket.  In summing up the 10 best hotels to escape, they select the following: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – La Jolla, CA, USA Amangani – Jackson Hole, WY, USA La Banane – St Barthelemy, […]

Gourmet food… even at the airport

In a recent article for the Associated Press by Jacob Adelman, it’s been highlighted that, as airlines downsize their menus, luxury hotels are taking dining sky high. Many luxury US hotels are now offering their meals in takeout bags so that you can still enjoy them once outside the confines of the hotel. Here’s an […]

Four Seasons Damascus

Four Seasons Damascus

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is today inaugurating the new luxury Four Seasons Hotel in the capital Damascus. The hotel is majority owned by Saudi Prince al-Walid bin Talal and partners. Local media is reporting that the president’s participation at the opening is an indicator of Syria’s openness to Arab investors and a positive sign to […]

Sea views in Santorini

Sea views in Santorini

If a sea view is high on your ‘must haves’, then you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that betters Perivolas  on the Greek island of  Santorini. Open from May to October, doubles start from around €370, including breakfast. This boutique hotel is made up of 17 simple but elegant  villas, set in a natural amphitheatre […]

Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver

The 367-room Embassy Suites in downtown Denver is to become Denver’s first Ritz-Carlton hotel. It will be transformed into a 202-room hotel and 23 luxury condos and be known as the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver. Average room rates are likely to be upwards of $250 per night and the condos will probably be somewhere […]

The Tablet 10: Best of Oceania & Pacific Islands

The Tablet 10: Best of Oceania & Pacific Islands

G’day! Another top 10 from  Tablet Hotels  and this time I’m going Down Under… it appears that the Pacific Islands don’t really get a look in, though! Establishment Hotel – Sydney, Australia The Observatory Hotel – Sydney, Australia Hilton Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand The Hatton – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Park Hyatt Melbourne – Melbourne, […]

Grand Hotel Miramare – Portofino, Italy

The Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita Ligure has announced the opening of “e’SPAce”, a centre dedicated to physical and mental wellbeing through the senses. Several treatments  are on offer, including  hot stone massage, the multisensory room where sounds and smells accompany treatments, floatation treatment, the dry bath and the vitaminizing antioxidant bath.