Archive for the ‘Hotels’ Category

Beachfront luxury at Hayman

Beachfront luxury at Hayman

Five-star private island resort Hayman – which features in our guide to the Great Barrier Reef and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World – is unveiling new luxury beachfront villas in December. (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…)

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…)

Year-round sun away from the crowds

Year-round sun away from the crowds

North Africa is becoming increasingly popular as tourism opens up the area, with those seeking out-of-season sunshine or Arabian-nights romance. A boutique hotel, opening 1 July 2012, is putting a little-known Moroccan city on the tourist map: El Jadida, on the Atlantic coast. (more…)

Cairo’s new palatial restaurant

Cairo’s new palatial restaurant

Cairo’s Marriott hotel – the former Al Gezira Palace – is set to open its new restaurant the Saraya Gallery – and we’ve taken a look behind the scenes.

Crafted by leading hotel designers HBA, the interior of the restaurant promises to be breathtaking, which oozes opulence with its comfortable sofas, elegant features and restored antiques. (more…)

Now sleep in Brooklyn

Now sleep in Brooklyn

The gentrification of Northside Williamsburg, Brooklyn continues apace with the opening of the 72-bedroom Wythe Hotel in a former textile factory. A three-storey glass-and-aluminium extension has been added to the original 1901 red-brick building, providing magnificent views of Manhattan across the East River. (more…)

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