Thursday, December 22, 2011

Season's Greetings…


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cabins in the Clouds, Hunter Valley

Escape to tranquility and indulge your senses at Cabins in the Clouds, a secluded mountaintop retreat offering the most peaceful and secluded Hunter Valley accommodation in the Barrington region.
Soak in your private hot tub as you take in the stunning view across the mountaintop and enjoy the local wildlife. Cool off in the sparkling swimming pool, try your hand at tennis or treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment in your own cabin.
Choose from three charming and peaceful cabins – Peta, Tallarook and Jabiru, each offering relaxation and privacy in a truly spectacular setting. Catering for singles, couples or groups of 6 to 7. Stay on your own, with your partner or bring your friends for a fun time together.

Take a short drive to boutique vineyards, the olive grove, lavender farm, historic Morpeth, Tocal Homestead, Dungog, local artisans, homely country pubs and national parks, all on the doorstep of your romantic Hunter Valley accommodation. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rendezvous, St Lucia

Aiming to provide a truly personalised, intimate and romantic holiday, Rendezvous is the perfect couples resort. Rendezvous is the ideal romantic holiday where you can escape for couples from the stresses and strains of everyday life.  

Set on a beach with miles of white sand and an unbelievably clear sea, we have created a resort that is unlike any other. Candlelit dining on the beach, the finest cuisine, sumptuous rooms, a lazy river pool that meanders gently through the resort creating small nooks and private hideaways, wading pools, a lush tropical garden and a brand new spa where you can reward yourself with some well-earned pampering. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Modern Honolulu, Hawaii

Where innovative design meets barefoot luxury, The Modern Honolulu promises a refreshingly new experience. Home to Iron Chef Morimoto’s celebrated new restaurant Morimoto Waikiki, the hotel’s understated elegance and service has earned acclaim for service and design during its opening year.

The Modern Honolulu luxury hotel offers 353 stylish guestrooms, highlighting the glittering city skyline, moored yachts in the harbour, and spectacular ocean views. Many offer a private terrace where you can enjoy breakfast in your plush robe or play with an iPad borrowed from the hotel. Take a dip in the Sunrise Pool while indulging in a signature cocktail or bask under towering palms at the Sunset Pool. Round out the day with a pampering treatment at the hotel’s revitalising spa. 

Just a short walk away, adventures await at the world-renowned Waikiki Beach, one of the most iconic surf spots in the world, just one of many nearby attractions. Explore endless retailers at the Ala Moana center or premier shopping along Kalakaua Avenue. Witness the profound energy that results when city meets island during your stay at The Modern Honolulu.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective, situated in the heart of The Strip directly between CityCentre and Bellagio. Experience one-of-a-kind private terraces unlike any other Las Vegas resort.

Consisting of two skyscrapers, spacious suites with private terraces, 13 restaurants and 300,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, this hotel came to make a statement – the hotel delivers a true Vegas stay in style.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle, Portugal

Picture yourself waking up surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of the Algarve’s west coast, uninterrupted ocean views, beautiful Portuguese landscapes, peace and serenity, you are at Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort

Situated in a unique location close to the historical city of Lagos, Portugal, on the cliff tops above the impressive splendour of Ponta da Piedade, a beautiful landscape of natural caves, grottos and sea arches, Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort is, in itself, a place of stunning luxury and beauty. This is your Algarve luxury Hotel of choice. 

Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort has been created with local history in mind paying respect to the Portuguese. Warm natural colours of the surrounding area - tones of pale terracotta, ochre and pale yellow was the palette chosen to blend in perfect harmony with the terrain. The hotel reflects this ambiance and feeling throughout with rooms and suites styled in the individual traditions of the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

The Resort boasts not only a 86 bedroom hotel, but luxury 4 bedroom villas and luxury 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, a huge condo pool, a fully equipped gym, a medical centre and the Cascade Performance Sports Academies. 

Here the emphasis is on luxury and wellbeing. Whether your wish is to luxuriate in the stunning spa and avail yourself of the gourmet food and up market bar; or work out in the gym, perfect your sporting performance in the sports academies or perhaps a little of both, the choice is yours. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Banyan Tree Phuket

An island paradise of golden sunsets and perfect moments, Phuket offers fine beaches, turquoise seas and warm sunny weather. Discover the romance and beauty of this island with Banyan Tree Phuket. This is a destination that showcases the island’s extraordinary beauty in a setting of award-winning architecture, built in harmony with nature.
From planning a quiet retreat for two or a family holiday, the staff at Banyan Tree Phuket will put you at ease with their attentive service and traditional Asian hospitality. Indulge in a range of treatments at the renowned Banyan Tree Spa, savour the best of local and international cuisine as prepared by master chefs, or venture out to explore Phuket. Engage in water sports, visit the surrounding islands or tee off against a backdrop of mountains and lagoon.
Banyan Tree Phuket is the destination you have always dreamed off and one that you will never forget.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Deriş Bosphorus Lodge, Turkey

Deriş Bosphorus Lodge, located at Kabatas, the heart of Istanbul. With 7 unique apartments; this hotel offers luxurious, comfortable and relaxing accommodation with breathtaking views of Bosphorus, port and the Old Town!  

The guests have smooth access to all business, shopping and sightseeing districts of Istanbul such as the Port, the Old Town, Grand Bazaar, Levent, Maslak, Taksim, Bosphorus area and the Asian side in 15 minutes by funicular, subway, light train, and ferries.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hollywood Roosevelt

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel opened back in 1927. Today, with many of the historic features still remaining, the renovated 302-room hotel has established a new level of glamour in Hollywood. 

Located in the heart of Hollywood, on the Walk of Fame across from the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, The Roosevelt houses some of the hottest drinking and eating venues on the west coast of America – the famous poolside Tropicana Bar, celebrity haunt Teddy’s nightclub, The Library bar which is acclaimed for its hand crafted cocktails, The Spare Room, a speakeasy gaming lounge featuring vintage bowling lanes and classic cocktails, and vaudeville inspired theater Beacher’s Madhouse and Public Kitchen and Bar offering a variety of dining options.

To top it off, the hotel’s heated outdoor swimming pool provides guests the only locale in the world where they can swim in a million dollar work of art painted by acclaimed artist David Hockney. The hotel is constantly buzzing with the entertainment industry’s glitterati.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Villa Yin, Thailand

Enter Villa Yin and discover the treasures of one of Phuket’s true luxury rental gems. This palatial work of art mixes elements of classic Thai architecture and a dazzling collection of contemporary art with an ultra–luxury design approach.
Pamper your soul in seclusion and privacy at Villa Yin. Situated on Kamala headland’s water edge, this spectacular half-acre site overlooks the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and features a unique private stairwell to a natural, shallow swimming enclave in the sea below.

Delight in the villa’s indoor-outdoor tropical living plan which showcases four elegant bedrooms and a 18-meter marble pool that wraps around expansive entertaining platforms along the island’s most prestigious west coast location. Villa Yin is an ideal luxury retreat for families and private and corporate groups.

Visit Villa Yin

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa, Mexico

Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa is nestled on the Mexican Riviera Nayarit just a 10-minute drive from the airport. Tahéima guests can view the Sierra Madre mountains cresting to the east with the world class golf course below and slip into the warm waters of the Pacific just a short stroll away. 

Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa offers luxury accommodations set in a tropical lagoon, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an array of spa treatment options, over 25 different daily classes for body and mind such as Yoga, TaiChi, Pilates, and pottery, as well as holistic practices including Labyrinth Meditation, Chi Gong, Temazcal and more. Gourmet dining is courtesy of master chef Gerárd Dupont, president of l'Académie Culinaire de France.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Aston Bali Resort & Spa

Located in the exclusive enclave of Nusa Dua on one of the most stunning private beaches of Benoa Peninsula, the Aston Bali Resort & Spa offers a combination of traditional Balinese hospitality and casual elegance. Only 20 minutes away from the airport, Aston Bali Resort & Spa is the ideal retreat to relax.

The hotel, built in a Balinese contemporary style, offers 187 newly refurbished and fully equipped rooms and suites. Ideal for honeymooners and discerning travelers who seek a carefree escape.  

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Old Bahama Bay Resort, Bahamas

Old Bahama Bay is the ultimate Bahamas holiday, offering tranquility, relaxation and pampered service. Combining Bahamian charm and luxury, Old Bahama Bay is an all suite resort with 73 spacious beachfront suites and a 72 slip port of entry marina. 

Activities at Old Bahama Bay include massage services, bicycles, some of the region's finest fishing, snorkeling and boating. This boutique oceanfront resort is the ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon, a short getaway or family vacation.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Angsana Ihuru, Maldives

Enjoy the surreal view of miles and miles of turquoise waters. Venture into the ocean and watch dazzling marine life. Take a break from civilisation and live on an uninhabited island for the day. Wake up to a sensory experience, every day at Angsana Ihuru.
Angsana Ihuru will bring out the romantic in you. The resort, located on the Ihuru island in North Malé Atoll, is 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé. Romance is always in the air when you have the privilege of seclusion and privacy.
Treat your ‘special one’ with a dash of adventure. Discover the house reef or explore an uninhabited island. Learn the fine art of Maldivian cooking from the master chefs or get a relaxing massage at the award-winning Angsana Spa. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa, Cook Islands

Let the pressure of today's fast paced world just drift away and enjoy world class luxury private beachfront and beachside villa accommodation when you stay at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa. Offering very exclusive private luxury villas in the Cook Islands, all with private pools and most spa pools, along with many other included luxuries that other resorts and hotels don’t offer as standard. Surround yourself with a standard of exclusiveness for romantic tropical vacations and luxury honeymoon vacation packages which will refresh you, soothe your soul and stay etched in your memory long after you leave Rarotonga. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park. Nine spacious wilderness tents are just metres from the water’s edge and the world’s greatest fringing coastal coral reef. 

Sal Salis accommodation and hosting style exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef guides deliver an extraordinary insight to one of Australia’s best kept natural secrets – Ningaloo Reef. Sal Salis’s ecological principles also ensure that your stay generates a minimal environmental footprint.

In keeping with the philosophy of ‘Wild Bush Luxury’, the focus of your stay at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is the wilderness around you and its marine and land inhabitants. Your accommodation is designed to expose you to the sights and sounds outside your tent. There are also key comforts including: a supremely comfortable bed, 100% cotton linen (500 threadcount), a choice of pillows, soft bathtowels, an en suite bathroom, delicious food and great hosting.

The main camp building is raised above the sand and coastal scrub with views out to the reef and breakers beyond. Dinner is hosted against a back-drop of rich orange sunsets over the Indian Ocean and in the cool of the evening kangaroos and wallaroos appear from the bush for their evening graze.