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Libya's first and only five star hotel

Libya’s first and only five star hotel

In a city that is prone to awarding itself top achievement for what is often, by western standards, not of the very highest quality, Libya’s first and only five star hotel doesn’t disappoint. The Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel is a stunning twin-tower property in the heart of Tripoli’s business district, 5 minutes from Green Square. […]

Starwood completes Le Méridien acquisition

Starwood completes Le Méridien acquisition

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has acquired the Le Méridien brand and the related management and franchise business for the portfolio of 130 hotels and resorts globally for approximately $225 million, roughly equal to the amount of Starwood’s current investment, including accrued interest, in the debt of Le Méridien. This acquisition will significantly increase the […]

Silver Shadow world cruise

Silver Shadow world cruise

Silversea Cruises have announced that Silver Shadow will go on her first world cruise in 2007.   The 126-day voyage will start in Fort Lauderdale on 15th January and finish in New York City on 22nd May. Passengers will follow the trade winds from the island jewels of the Caribbean to the Incan treasures of […]

Grand gaffe

It’s been reported that managers at one of Britain’s most luxurious coastal hotels – the Grand Hotel in Brighton – have confessed that credit card numbers, signatures and addresses of thousands of guests had been thrown into a dumpster and left on a public street. Registration cards listing sensitive financial details of visitors to the […]

Fijian island resorts

Fijian island resorts

Five-star hotel, Vomo Island Resort, was relaunched under the Sofitel brand last year following a full refurbishment of its exclusive 29 beachside bures and resort facilities. Vomo is renowned for its world-class dining, luxury accommodation and charming Fijian culture. Fiji fanatics should also take a look at the new five-star Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa […]

New Campbell Gray hotel

New Campbell Gray hotel

The developers of Oman’s visionary Blue City complex have announced the signing of a deal to bring to the project one of the world’s finest luxury boutique hotels. This will be designed, equipped and managed by world-famous hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray. Gordon Campbell Gray shot to fame in 1998 when he opened a luxurious  London […]

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

It has emerged that Baltimore’s luxury Harbor Court hotel  will take on the prestigious InterContinental brand after the acquisition of the complex by Hospitality Properties Trust, a Massachusetts real estate trust, for $78 million. HPT has agreed to invest up to $2.3 million over the next two years in connection with the rebranding of the […]

Best Hotel in Sydney

Best Hotel in Sydney

For the second consecutive year Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has been named the Best Hotel in Sydney by the Travel + Leisure 500. A prestigious list, the T+L 500 is a compendium of the greatest hotels around the globe, as chosen by Travel + Leisure readers in the annual World’s Best Awards survey.

Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Eco-lodge

Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Eco-lodge

15 bungalows in southern Nicaragua each with a king size bed, sofa bed and a private deck with a day bed. That’s what you’ll find  at Morgan’s Rock Hacienda and Eco-lodge. It is more than just a hotel or luxury resort. It is a unique and natural haven for the true traveler who is looking […]

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York offers savvy travelers refuge in a hectic world. And with the current offering from Metropolis Travel, you can combine a stay at the hotel with the thrill of a helicopter flight, flying past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Rates are $295 per room per night (January 2006), […]

cPC luxury travel gadget

cPC luxury travel gadget

A company called DualCor has devised what they call a cPC which combines the power of a purebred laptop with the instant-on accessibility of a PDA. It’s for the highly mobile traveler who’s frustrated by a PDA that can’t handle heavyweight applications and a laptop that  isn’t quite as portable  as a PDA. It carries […]

Luxury bed linen

Luxury bed linen

Ever been to a hotel and wondered where they get  such luxurious bed linen from?   Well, the good news is that many manufacturers offer their products on the retail market nowadays.   Here are links to some of the top manufacturers whose sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers are considered five-star: Frette Bellino Fine Linens […]

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour

West End Resort, Ltd. has taken title to 78 acres of land adjacent to the existing 150 acre project, including the balance of the Settlement Point land and all of the north shore beachfront land where the old Jack Tar hotel was located. Future expansion of Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in West […]

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

Wescamp Villa, Cape Town

The Bay Hotel at Camps Bay, Cape Town,  is proud to present their spectacular new villa, Wescamp. Wescamp Villa has breathtaking views of both the Atlantic Ocean beyond and the magnificent grandeur of Table Mountain. All five rooms have spectacular views of the natural wonders that make Cape Town a paradise in a class of […]

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

The ultra-modern Mondrian is known for its discreet location and movie-industry guests, including Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. Enjoy a drink and city views at the exclusive Skybar, located just off the sundeck – probably the most “Hollywood” way to spend an evening.

Expedia's "10 to know"

Expedia’s “10 to know”

The luxury section on Expedia currently lists ten hotels that they claim are ‘tops’ on their luxury list.   The shortlist is as follows: Le Taha’a Private Island & Spa Wynn Las Vegas Atlantis – Paradise Island Royal Towers, Bahamas Mandarin Oriental San Francisco The Waldorf Towers, New York City The Landmark London Prince de […]