Archive for the ‘Hotels’ Category

Encore! Dukes’ Chapel Concerts return to Bruges

Encore! Dukes’ Chapel Concerts return to Bruges

Following the success of the Dukes’ Chapel Concerts held earlier this year, the Kempinski Hotel Dukes’ Palace – which featured in our Hot List 2009 – has announced that it will once again host evenings of classical music. (more…)

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Eco-friendly South American hotel group Inkaterra is renowned for creating luxury properties that are both aesthetically sophisticated and fully sustainable. However, the pleasure of staying in these unique and authentic environments often comes at a hefty price. (more…)

Five-star hotel auctions… everything!

Five-star hotel auctions... everything!

The Howard Hotel in London is waving goodbye to its entire contents later this month.

In a two-day event which will bring together hoteliers and designers as well as members of the public eager to snap up a bargain, the luxury hotel will auction off lots ranging from the sumptuous furnishings of its 189 bedrooms right down to the knives and forks from the once-award-winning restaurant. (more…)

A cure for jet lag?

A cure for jet lag?

The Aman Spa at the Connaught has developed a range of treatments with the traveller in mind – good news for us, then.

Each treatment aims to alleviate the jet lag caused by crossing time zones, and the spa menu includes both pre- and post-travel solutions: the 30-minute aman “to-go” massage is designed to loosen joints before travel and the jet lag reviver (45 minutes) is intended to combat weariness upon return. (more…)

Full moon, five stars

Full moon, five stars

Koh Phangan, Thailand’s undeveloped party island, gets its first luxury hotel

Kho Phangan’s notorious full-moon parties get bigger, noisier and – so its raving seasonaires will tell you – more commercial every year. (more…)

W London starts life with a party

W London starts life with a party

W London’s ambitions to become a showbiz hotspot got underway last night with a star-studded BAFTA party for The King’s Speech. The Leicester Square hotel officially opens today, Valentine’s Day, and hosted the party for UK distributor, Momentum Pictures and The Weinstein Company as they celebrated seven BAFTA wins from midnight on Sunday. (more…)

InterContinental launches eco-hotel in Denmark

InterContinental launches eco-hotel in Denmark

InterContinental Hotel Group is celebrating the opening of a sky-scraping eco-hotel in Denmark this week.

The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is located in a new city area just outside Copenhagen called Orestad, in two 80-metre solar-panel towers designed by renowned architects Foster+Partners and Danish firm Dissing+Weitling. (more…)

A host of luxury hotels arrive in Toronto

A host of luxury hotels arrive in Toronto

Toronto is quickly becoming a hot destination for travellers seeking opulence, and soon there will be plenty of hotels to choose from.

Following suit from hip hotel brand Thompson – which opened its first overseas property there in June – several luxury hotels, including a Ritz-Carlton, the Le Germain Maple Leaf Square and Trump International Hotel and Tower, will be opening soon. (more…)

Wild at heart

Wild at heart

A cosy safari camp is opening this month on Hunda Island in Botswana’s private Jao Concession. Situated on the northern section of the Okavango Delta – one of Africa’s more fertile oases – this remote region is renowned as one of the most breathtaking safari locations in the world; and perhaps the most exclusive, allowing a maximum of only 48 guests at any one time across the vast 600km floodplain. (more…)

Sleep like a Barbie

Sleep like a Barbie

Paris’ Plaza Athenee is one of the city’s most sophisticated hotels – but this summer, the property will dedicate two rooms to showing that it can be very young at heart.

Dedicated to making the dreams of younger guests come true, two iconic Barbie™ bedrooms – first unveiled in 2010 – will return for August, alongside a brand-new Hot Wheels™ bedroom. (more…)

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