Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Live Aqua, Mexico

This sophisticated beachfront resort lies along white sand beaches and walking distance from some of the best restaurants and shopping malls in the city. Celebrity Chefs, exotic drinks, barefoot luxury and endless activities overlooking the resort's 8 infinity pools are just part of the exquisite details within this unique All-Inclusive concept. Stay in one of the 371 rooms on one of the 9 floors all with magnificent views of the sea.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Esperanza, Mexico

Esperanza is a dramatic cliff side retreat in Cabo San Lucas that’s been drawing the celebrity set for several years. Guests find peace and tranquility among gorgeous pools with unmatched views of the Sea of Cortez.

Esperanza offers accommodation that delivers the utmost in comfort, style and atmosphere. From spacious hotel Suites, to magnificent Casitas to opulent Cabo Villas, every living space at Esperanza surrounds you in luxury while giving you the most authentic Cabo San Lucas experience imaginable.

With its signature water passage, the Cabo Spa at Esperanza is world renowned as a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. It has been named the number 1 spa in Latin America by Travel & Leisure. Celebrated for its coastal desert environment and hand-crafted botanical treatments, the Cabo spa features 14 treatment rooms, including a couples suite, a large soaking pool, an outdoor shower and a private sunbathing area.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Zannos Melathron, Greece

A unique, visionary testimony to the atmospheric opulence of 18th and 19th century Mediterranean manor houses Zannos Melathron is amongst the most luxury hotels in Santorini, offering its guest’s unsurpassed fairytale luxury and exclusivity in its elegant suites. Half an hour from Santorini's traditional tourist spots, this Relais & Chateaux property is a swank, secluded escape for honeymooners and the occasional movie star.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top New York City Hotels

There are a million reasons to visit Manhattan — and on the just over 2-mile-wide island, there are about as many hotels. So how are travelers to know which spot will make their city stay memorable? Jetsetter have got Big Apple hotels covered, for just about every taste. Whether you're a downtown style hound (Hotel on Rivington), a shopping addict (The Plaza) or an Uptown girl or boy (Hotel Plaza Athénée). Book a few nights and experience New York from your ideal vantage point.

One of the most legendary hotels in Manhattan, The Plaza doesn’t need much of an introduction. It’s got everything you’d expect in a first-rate New York property: a killer location (Fifth Avenue and Central Park South), impeccable service (the spacious suites come with butler service) and unabashed opulence. The Plaza is a Beaux-Arts landmark, and its totally new interior is just as classic as ever.

Play the Upper East Side aristocrat amid the silk furnishings and the overall vibe of gilded elegance at this classic boutique hotel one block from Central Park. The name Plaza Athénée conjures images of the opulent Paris hotel — but this one, thanks to its UES setting, is decidedly New York. Intimate but with European flair, the property is surrounded by historic townhouses and some of Manhattan’s best museums.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Solage Calistoga, California

Situated on 22 acres in the heart of Northern California, Solage Calistoga offers contemporary design with a youthful air in the loft-inspired rooms. Surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges, steps from Calistoga in northern Napa Valley, Solage Calistoga brings a refreshing new twist to the wine country lifestyle. With sophisticated, private studio accommodations, the celebrated Spa Solage, and Michelin Star-rated Solbar, you'll experience Napa Valley resort hospitality in a whole new light.

Health and wellness are at the heart of the Solage experience. Artfully designed and ecologically conscious, Spa Solage offers relaxing and invigorating services, including new twists on the renowned Calistoga mud and mineral water therapies.

Escape to one of our 83 spacious studios and 6 suites, each thoughtfully appointed with natural materials, inviting furnishings, and warm local woods. You’ll feel right at home in the artful, airy design of your hideaway, with all the comforts you need to ensure a relaxing and memorable stay.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam

Taking a cue from its surroundings — southern Vietnam’s awe-inspiring, pristine archipelago of Con Dao — the Six Senses Con Dao uses natural materials to dramatic effect. The resort’s 50 villas, which are tucked away along a milelong stretch of sand, water and Con Dao’s signature limestone cliffs, have a one-with-nature feel, with untreated wood and bamboo flourishes. The private saltwater pools have amazing seascape views, the two restaurants use fresh, locally produced ingredients, and the spa brings the Six Senses brand’s renowned treatments to the untamed wilderness.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Half Moon, Jamaica

Cold days have us thinking about something a little sunnier, warmer and definitely more tropical. How about a holiday to the Caribbean, Central America or Mexico, beachfront stays in Jamaica, Cabo San Lucas, Barbados or Belize, where a private island is yours for total relaxtion.

Nestled on a two-mile, crescent-shaped beach on Jamaica’s northern coast, Half Moon, A RockResort, is truly paradise. This spectacular, 400-acre luxury resort features pristine, whitewashed cottages surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and the sparkling Caribbean Sea beyond. 

Combining Old World charm and elegant modern touches, Half Moon offers 197 guest rooms and suites, and 33 private four to seven bedroom villas. Its world-class amenities include the renowned Fern Tree Spa, an 18-hole signature golf course, a Dolphin Lagoon, fitness centre, equestrian centre and so much more.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anantara Bangkok Sathorn

In the heart of Bangkok, moments from the city’s business and shopping hubs, Anantara Bangkok Sathorn provides the perfect urban sanctuary. Explore the city’s most vibrant, traditional and contemporary areas. Replenish mind and body with a host of premier services and facilities.

Anantara Bangkok Sathorn’s rooms and suites make the most of the hotel's fantastic location with incredible panoramic views across the downtown city. From the beautiful studios to the spacious two bedroom suites, every room is finished to the highest standard, with contemporary furniture that blends stylish city living with unique details.

The impeccably designed 37 floor twin tower structure contains the finest in Bangkok hotel services. Relax in total seclusion from the bustling city outside on the sun soaked pool deck with infinity edge swimming pool; dine on mouth-watering local and international cuisine at 100°East and sooth away the day’s stresses with a full range of holistic treatments at Senses Spa. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Relais & Chateaux iPhone App

Planning upcoming holidays, searching for an exceptional dining experience or finding a magnificent hotel room while you are on the road have been made simpler and fun with the new version of the iPhone application from Relais & Châteaux.

Relais & Châteaux has launched a new and improved version of its iPhone application, which allows you to discover the 500 most beautiful properties on the planet via video and photos – wherever you are in the world, from France to Canada to Australia.

Relais & Châteaux has 5 properties in Australia and 6 in New Zealand for you to explore. Find out how to book at Tetsuya’s restaurant in Sydney, what’s on the menu at Jacques Reymond in Prahran or how far you are from the nearest Relais & Châteaux hotel – Jonah’s Whale Beach, Tower Lodge in the Hunter Valley or the historic house hotel Chateau Yering in the Yarra Valley.

A simple click to:
- access our properties’ videos
- receive news and new videos throughout the year
- find a property nearby with availability on the same evening
- share your favourite properties via Facebook and Twitter
- use the favourite setting for immediate access to your preferred addresses
- see its modern and elegant graphics reflecting the spirit of Relais & Châteaux.

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive group of independent hotels around the world known for exquisite settings and the highest culinary standards. The guide book now features 500 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 61 countries. Romantic castles, country inns, exotic paradises, mountain chalets, lodges in game reserves or contemporary dwellings from France to Australia – there are as many styles as properties within Relais & Châteaux.

From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Aldebarán Hotel & Spa, Argentina


Aldebarán Hotel & Spa is located in the fantastic Peninsula of San Pedro, only 23 km away from San Carlos de Bariloche City, in the Argentine Patagonia. It is located in the magical intimacy of the forest, and it offers an imposing view of López and Campanario Hills.

The peace that surrounds the Aldebarán Hotel & Spa, the meticulous taste in the details, the warmth of its environments, a cuisine that highlights the region’s virtues and the customized service make Aldebarán an incomparable place to enjoy Patagonia.

Its Restaurant, Sirius, offers us, through immense windows, panoramic views of López Hill and Nahuel Huapi Lake’s Campanario channel. Sirius combines exclusive urban design objects with elements from native villages, such as leathers and ethnic fabrics. The wine cellar is in a basement and it has near 150 national and international wine brands.

Aquarius, the exclusive Spa of the Hotel, allows guests to relax and enjoy: hydromassage, Scottish shower, sauna, heated pool, as well as a special room for massages and treatments to relax both body and mind.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Terranea Resort, California

With its infinity pools, private beach and hiking trails along dramatic cliffs over the Pacific, Terranea Resort feels a million miles away from it all. But this Southern California resort sits on a slice of rugged California coastline 30 miles south of Los Angeles.

Less than a 40-minute drive from LAX, the 582-room Terranea is two resorts in one. For families there’s an outdoor pool where kids can splash and shriek to their hearts’ content and for couples and groups of friends, there’s an adults-only infinity pool and a serene spa pool, all of which look out over the Pacific.

Large, sun-filled guestrooms feel beachy but luxurious, with high-thread-count sheets on plush king beds, all in muted earth tones with orange and seashell accents. Eight dining options include Mar’sel, a Euro-California fusion restaurant, or Nelson’s, a funky beachside shack.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Omphoy Ocean Resort, Palm Beach, Florida

Featuring a marvellous location and a relaxed friendly atmosphere, The Omphoy Ocean Resort at Palm Beach, offers the perfect blend of charm and elegance, is an ideal spot for an enjoyable vacation. Being an ideal solution for all type of travellers, the resort is situated on the Palm Beach at 2842 South Ocean Boulevard offering good convenience to some of the interesting places that are found in the neighbouring area.

All 134 guestrooms and suites are sleek and comfortable, with flat-screen TVs (naturally) and eco-friendly bath amenitie. Ocean View Rooms have balconies or terraces that peek at the beach or water. Between the private pool cabanas, the ocean just outside and a meditation garden, the experience is tranquil.

Each morning you can start your day with a delicious breakfast served at the friendly atmosphere of the elegant breakfast room. You can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves delicious dishes for you to feast on. Sip your favourite drink at the cosy bar, which is also an ideal place to relax.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Harmonious Blend of Nature & Luxury

Banyan Tree Mayakoba takes the Caribbean lifestyle to new heights on Mexico's famous Riviera Maya coast. 

Situated within the private gated integrated resort development of Banyan Tree Mayakoba enchants with the romance of travel, fused with a unique sense of tranquil and private space, and complemented by touches of our signature Asian hospitality and warmth. The secure compound is accessible only to guests of the Mayakoba development, providing additional peace of mind when traveling to the Riviera Maya.

Along this coast, home to the second-largest coral reef in the world stretching from the Yucatán to Guatemala, Mayakoba has made its distinction by being a carefully maintained ecosystem of dunes, mangroves and freshwater lagoons - home to myriad indigenous species of fish, birds and mammals.

Feel at home in a unique pool villa tastefully decorated with handcrafted Mayan furnishings, yet retaining its modern comforts. Each freestanding villa curls around its own individual garden area, creating a private yet spacious outdoor area, in a unique layout drawn from courtyard houses of the Far East. Each villa also enjoys lush greenery and private swimming pools that begin from 30sqm.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Vdara, Las Vegas

Even with its perfect city centre location the Vdara Hotel & Spa feels like an escape set apart from Vegas’s typical over-the-top attitude. The 1,495 suite hotel is home to an 18,000-square-foot spa and salon with elegant interiors, and the suites have the comforts of home without losing sweeping views of the Strip and mountains. And when you’re ready to emerge for a night of dining, shopping and nightlife, Vegas has it all.
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Enjoy The Adventure on Qantas


Take up the spirit of adventure with daring deals from Qantas on a range of destinations around Australia. From bush and beach getaways to big city breaks, there is plenty to get excited about with Australian Explorer Deals.

Australian Explorer deals are available for travel 19th July to 14th September 2011 and 18th October 2011 to 7th December 2011 (unless otherwise specified). Enjoy complimentary inflight dining and included baggage with Qantas

Dust off your boots and book now, availability is limited. Deals end 11:59pm (AEST) Wednesday 11th May 2011, unless sold out prior.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tiamo, Bahamas

A stay Tiamo, directly on San Andros’s pristine sugar-sand beach, feels like being on a private island. The intimate setting is ideal for couples looking to seclude themselves on a romantic getaway or even for your honeymoon. 

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, and with a private beach and only 10 cottages in the resort, taking a vacation here really does enable you to get away from it all. Indulge yourself in tropical surroundings, pristine white-sand beaches, lush green palm groves, and the clearest turquoise waters.

With a full-service spa and meals by a Michelin-trained chef, Tiamo fuses the desire to be pampered with the guiltless pleasure of knowing your indulgences aren’t doing harm to the planet.

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