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American Spa Expo

American Spa Expo

Today and the next two days  sees the premier show dedicated to skin and spa professionals and the companies that serve them. Held in New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the American Spa Expo is co-located with the International Beauty Show. The event attracts top-level buyers from around the world. ...

Five-star hotel renovation in Hove given unexpected setback

The owners of a seafront hotel in Hove, near Brighton, East Sussex have vowed to continue with the £5 million renovation project currently in progress, despite the middle section of the hotel caving in without warning on Friday night. After an inspection on  yesterday, engineers said the Sackville Hotel was safe and would not fall ...
The Lodge at Rancho Mirage, California

The Lodge at Rancho Mirage, California

President George W. Bush spent last weekend at The Lodge at Rancho Mirage  and, as you might expect, he stayed  in the presidential suite.  Cradled by the Santa Rosa Mountains, this lavish oasis offers world-class service the unequalled desert elegance for which the Palm Springs area is known. ...
Occidental Grand Aruba

Occidental Grand Aruba

The Occidental Grand Aruba re-opens on Palm Beach tomorrow after a $42 million renovation, reducing the total number of guest rooms slightly from 402 to 391. Stay at The Royal Club, an exclusive  50-room boutique-style hotel within the resort, with its own private a la carte restaurant and lounge. ...
Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

The Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 is no ordinary watch.   It comes with a compass, altimeter, and barometer. In addition, it’s solar-powered (so no need for batteries), has  a world time feature and a great backlight for night visibility.   While it might not be the most elegant-looking watch in the world, it would be great ...
Self-weighing luggage

Self-weighing luggage

Avoid costly overweight luggage penalties with the Solutions Luggage Collection from Ricardo Beverley Hills. These cleverly designed cases feature a built-in digital scale that instantly weighs baggage and its contents. It has received top honours from the Travel Goods Association, winning the Innovative Award at the 2006 Travel Goods Show. ...
New InterContinental Resort in Bora Bora

New InterContinental Resort in Bora Bora

The InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora in French Polynesia will make its debut tomorrow. Everything from the thalassotherapy treatments at the Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm (designed by the acclaimed Dr. Yves Tregger and opening in September) to the 80 generously-sized overwater villas is influenced by the sea. Most notable is the environmentally ...
Mind the palm trees at Fiji's exclusive Wakaya Club resort

Mind the palm trees at Fiji's exclusive Wakaya Club resort

Keith Richards, guitarist to the Rolling Stones, is suffering from mild concussion having been  hospitalized after falling out of a palm tree.   The incident is reported to have happened at The Wakaya Club, a luxury resort on a private island in  Fiji.   The resort  was winner of  Andrew Harper’s ‘Hideaway of the Year ...
Win a luxury 3-night holiday for two at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Win a luxury 3-night holiday for two at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Guardian Unlimited Travel has teamed up with Gulf Air to offer one lucky Guardian reader a trip for two to Bahrain staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa for three nights. The winner and a friend will travel business class to Bahrain before being whisked off to the Ritz-Carlton, a 20-acre resort complex on ...
Fairmont Mayakoba opens in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Fairmont Mayakoba opens in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Fairmont Mayakoba is a new luxury resort positioned just 40 miles south of Cancun. Situated on the Tulum corridor in the province of Quintana Roo, this is a superb location  with excellent beaches and Mayan ruins close by. Cozumel and the world’s second largest coral reef are also within easy reach. Check out their excellent ...
Hotel Negresco, Nice, France

Hotel Negresco, Nice, France

A National Historic Monument, the Hotel Negresco is a Belle Epoque palace on a charming seafront promenade. Furnished with an eclectic collection of antiques and contemporary art, the hotel offers individually decorated suites complete with every modern convenience. The exclusive private beach ensures ample relaxation in the legendary Bay of Angels. ...
 Da Vinci package in Milan

Da Vinci package in Milan

Hotel Principe di Savoia, one of Milan’s finest five-star deluxe hotels, has extended the Da Vinci package. The package allows visitors to Milan to see great works of art by Leonardo da Vinci in luxury and comfort. Package includes accommodation, complimentary limousine service for duration of the stay, complimentary entrance to Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous ...

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 ...