Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kinsterna Hotel & Spa, Greece

This brand new 27-room mansion turned hotel was renovated to reflect its Byzantine, Ottoman, Venetian and modern Greek pasts. Near the castlelike town of Monemvasia in the southern Peloponnese, where cliffs, mountains and ocean all gorgeously collide, this refined spot very much reflects its surroundings: beautiful, sunny and relaxing.

Housed in a stunning stone mansion amid rolling hills near the medieval fortress village of Monemvasia, you’d never find Kinsterna on your own. As one would expect in this part of the world, the 27-room retreat is surrounded by thriving olive and citrus groves where guests are encouraged to gather oranges, grapes, figs, pomegranates, quince and mulberries.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Hawaii

Amidst mountains and the sea on the sunny Kohala Coast on the tropical Island of Hawaii, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel offers an exceptional experience with unparalleled value, and discover for yourself why Mauna Lani is rated in the "Top Hotels in the World". Whether enjoying a morning tee time between ink-jet black lava and lush greens, getting pampered at the uniquely Hawaiian inspired Mauna Lani Spa or dining ocean-front at our legendary CanoeHouse restaurant. Mauna Lani allows you to be yourself. 

The beachfront bungalows line the sun drenched Kohala Coast. Surrounded by tropical foliage, these unique homes offer unmatched Pacific Ocean and sunset views. Your very own spacious bungalow features 2 master bedroom suites with private baths, a guest bathroom and large living and dining areas. Naturally secluded, each bungalow provides an outdoor living area featuring a private plunge pool with separate Jacuzzi. Surrounded by saltwater ponds with tropical fish, your lanai is truly a private Hawaiian oasis. 

The villas offer great accommodation for families seeking an island retreat of their own. Guests will enjoy the roomy master bedroom/bath suites, housekeeping services, and spacious private lanais. In addition, villa guests have full use of all the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel's services  and facilities (excluding private dining). Each of the one, two, and three bedroom Hawaiian vacation villas vary in decor as they are individually owned.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lake Austin Spa Resort, Texas

Just far enough from downtown Austin, Lake Austin Spa Resort sits at water’s edge and evokes a Hill Country secret garden with flower- and herb-lined paths, pools and bungalows. The property's spa offers an extensive menu of more than 100 treatments designed to sooth and refresh. This Jetsetter-exclusive rate includes all meals, a $330 spa credit (per person, per stay) and unlimited access to all the wellness-oriented classes and activities.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok

Bangkok is renowned mostly for its vibrant street scene and ancient temples — not so much for its luxurious charms and world-class amenities. On the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Lebua at State Tower is a tranquil escape from the heat and chaos of the metropolis below. This all-suite luxury hotel occupies part of the second-tallest tower in all of Bangkok, so it has impressive views of the city from each suite’s private balcony. With Bulgari amenities, Petrossian goodies and in-suite cooking by lauded chefs, it’s no wonder Lebua continually lands on 'world’s best' lists.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, Italy

Every one of the refined guest accommodations at Florence's Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is a unique and elegant residence, tastefully decorated with fine antiques selected with a keen eye for the accoutrements of Florence’s noble history. If you ever dreamed you were a Medici princess cavorting in a Botticelli landscape, you have found your perfect palazzo away from home.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Landings, St Lucia

The Landings St. Lucia is a luxury all villa suite resort situated on the white sand beaches of St. Lucia overlooking Rodney Bay. This world-class resort features villa style accommodations, the 7000-square-foot RockResorts Spa, a private yacht harbor and access to a variety of outdoor adventures, including sailing, diving deep sea fishing and sea kayaking. 

After a day in the sun, enjoy luxurious accommodations featuring a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and Miele appliances, an elegantly furnished dining and living area with Italian-tile floors throughout, two terraces or landscaped patios with exceptional waterfront views, state-of-the-art electronics, and a lavish bathroom with separate soaking tub and shower, plush robes and more. 

Combining casual elegance with legendary service, The Landings offers an unforgettable vacation experience. 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

St. Pancras Renaissance London


London’s other historic hotels pale in comparison to the newly restored St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. With 245 rooms, including 38 suites, the St. Pancras is the newest offering to the Kings Cross neighborhood and the only five-star hotel linked to the immensely convenient St. Pancras International train station. Beyond all the leisure activities and services, the in-house spa and men’s barber shop, the hotel doubles as a historical tour destination and portal into London’s architecture and history.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

Mixing wellness treatments and healthy eating with a helpful dose of spirituality, The Farm is a place for restoring the body and the mind. Located an easy two-hour drive south of the Philippine capital of Manila, the award-winning 48-hectare resort offers an exceptional healing environment for the holistic treatment of the body, mind and soul. With Zen-style suites and villas and some of the best spa and yoga services in the region, The Farm makes healthy travel feel totally indulgent.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Girlie Getaway Trips to Las Vegas

Travel Addiction is proud to announce a new product line to their women only tours… private tours to Las Vegas. You may be celebrating a hen’s, a special birthday or just need an excuse to get away with your girlfriends, Las Vegas offers a unique destination for women. 

When dusk falls this city really becomes alive, the bright lights, an abundance of restaurants, many shows to choose from or live it up and party like never before at the many nightclubs or lounges on offer. During the day you can visit the Grand Canyon, spend time at a luxurious spa or shop till you drop. It is the perfect girlie getaway.

The tour will be fully escorted by an Australian Hostess available 24 hours a day in Las Vegas. The Hostess will organise all the excursions for the group, make dinner and show reservations and take the group on the shopping sprees and strip tours. They have included some sample itineraries on the website to give the ladies an idea on how to design their own getaway.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Eco-Friendly Luxury at Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez


Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez takes environmentalism seriously. Thanks to the resort’s attention to water conservation, recycling, and energy-saving initiatives, guests can relax in guilt-free bliss in the knowledge that their ecological footprint is kept to a minimum. At the same time they can enjoy all the services and amenities of a luxury resort.
Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez, located a few minutes outside Saint-Tropez, is not only a hideaway for nature lovers but also a place for peace seekers. With laurels, pines, palms and eucalyptus trees Ponceau has created the epitome of a Mediterranean garden. 

Like in a small Provencal village, the 37 ground-floor rooms, suites and villas are grouped around the heart of the hotel: the azure pool. Here, guests can relax and unwind on the lounge chairs and sunbeds that Christophe Pillet created. The nearest beach and the centre of Saint-Tropez can easily be reached with the bikes that the hotel offers.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moon Dance Cliffs, Jamaica

Perched on the westernmost edge of Jamaica, Moon Dance Cliffs is the newest luxury resort in Negril. It features a boutique hotel, private villas, a spectacular pool, modern spa, two restuarants, three bars, and beautiful tropical gardens.

In a bright tropical garden next to cliffs that rise above the Caribbean, this intimate resort features 22 spacious, comfortable rooms with water-view verandas. The vast sea is framed from every window — this is the westernmost point in Jamaica, and nothing gets in the way of those sparkling views.

Moon Dance Cliffs offers something for everyone – from the active adventurer who wants to cliff jump and snorkel to the relaxed traveler who just wants to sit by the pool and get a massage. An ideal location for intimate, fun destination weddings, the signature service is what makes Moon Dance Cliffs an experience not to be missed.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

La Maltese Estate Santorini, Greece

Upon entering La Maltese Estate Hotel, one experiences the truly unexpected. Its unique setting is distinguished by plump sofas, armchairs, antiques, oriental rugs, grand piano, opulent mirrors and chandeliers.

Steeped in history, magnificently perched 250 metres above the waters of the awe this Santorini hotel, provides total exclusivity and privilege in its private villas atmosphere. With no formal reception, this is a destination private hotel in Imerovigli, where guest’ wishes are tantamount.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Anantara Phuket Villas, Thailand

Tucked away in the charming tropical beauty of Thailand’s premier island destination, Anantara Phuket Villas provides a luxurious refuge that opens out onto unspoiled panoramas. Awake to the sight of sands backed by the vegetation of Sirinath National Park. Trek through the dense jungle by elephant to discover untouched island wonders. Relax in your private pool villa surrounded by the finest materials and design.
Anantara Phuket Villas puts the upmost emphasis on designer relaxation and guests’ privacy, with 83 private Phuket pool villas scattered harmoniously across a prime stretch of Mai Khao Beach. Complimenting the luxury resort’s tropically inviting accommodation is a host of services and facilities of the highest standard, including premium restaurants, bars and leisure facilities.

Anantara’s Phuket luxury resort’s glorious contemporary design is inspired by a location that offers an array of activities, from diving in pristine waters to learning the ancient art of Thai cookery. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Banyan Tree Al Wadi, United Arab Emirates

Banyan Tree Al Wadi is the first desert resort in the United Arab Emirates to offer an all-pool villa concept, complete with 3,960 sqm of Asian-inspired hydrotherapy spa facilities, a dedicated nature reserve, a private beach club and an 18-hole championship golf course. The resort is a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and a 20-minute drive from the vibrant Ras Al Khaimah city centre.

This oasis of indulgence spans over 100 hectares, of which 60 hectares are dedicated as a nature reserve – home to local desert wildlife such as Arabian gazelles, camels and oryxes, offering guests a unique opportunity to interact with and observe these gentle creatures up close.

Banyan Tree Al Wadi has launched its brand new Beach Club, 32 luxurious Beachfront Pool Villas complementing a stay that includes a wildlife nature reserve, sweeping desert dunes, awe-inspiring mountains and relaxing beach experience.

Following a short 20 minute chauffeured drive from the desert resort, guests will be sailed to the Beach Villas in a traditional Dhow boat – just two minutes from the main shore line. Each Beachfront Pool Villa has direct access to a private beach as well as a secluded terrace, plunge pool and covered gazebo.

Guests have access to a dedicated Banyan Tree Spa with six treatment pavilions as well as a beach grill restaurant, Sands, that serves light snacks and a selection of daily specials. A water sports centre with various activities is also available as well as a beautiful swimming pool and sundeck for guests who simply wish to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Seven Stars Resort, Turks and Caicos Islands

Seven Stars Resort is framed by white sand beaches and the marine preserve of Princess Alexandra National Park, Seven Stars embraces the natural environment of the Turks and Caicos Islands. From the magnificent pool that forms the centerpiece of the resort to your own luxurious accommodations, you will savor the Seven Stars experience.

The resorts accommodation truly distinguish Seven Stars from other oceanfront resorts. Once you experience the luxuriously appointed junior, one, two, three, or four-bedroom suites with every modern amenity, you will see why Seven Stars is among the most extraordinary resorts in the Caribbean.

From breakfast poolside to cocktails at sunset to spectacular dinners, Seven Stars offers a wide range of island-inspired gourmet dining experiences.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mondrian South Beach, Florida

A design fantasy come to life, the Mondrian South Beach is Miami’s most avant-garde hotel. The 335-room hotel, designed by Dutch provocateur Marcel Wanders in 2008 as “Sleeping Beauty’s Castle,” is a surreal work of art. The only hotel on South Beach to face west and Biscayne Bay, the Mondrian draws the funky, the fashionable and the international to revel and experience the city’s sexiest sunsets.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hotel Lord Byron, Rome

Carefully tucked away in an exclusive quarter of Rome distinguished travellers reside at the exquisite Hotel Lord Byron. The hotels prime location allows guests the best of both worlds – the vicinity to the bustling Eternal City’s main attractions and the opportunity to relax in a private atmosphere.

Hotel Lord Byron's impeccable service makes it readily apparent that the well-being of its guests is the first and foremost priority. The rooms and suites, recently restored in the thirties art-déco style, are luxurious, comfortable and unique allowing guests to unwind in a beautiful setting. 

Rooms on the upper floors are marked by extreme attention to detail, vintage marble baths and views over stately villas and pristine park. Each and every room unique, many contain sweaping mirrors, sumptuous beds, spacious baths and closet/dressing area.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Le Blanc Spa Resort, Mexico

On a secluded stretch of white sand only 15 minutes from Cancún, Le Blanc Spa Resort feels a world apart. The resort has 260 white-on-white rooms, many with deep soaking tubs and balconies that look out on the ocean or the lagoon. 

In spite of Le Blanc Spa Resort’s size, the mood here is romantic, thanks in part to the anticipatory service; each floor has a butler, a concierge attends to three infinity pools, and an expansive spa offers indulgent treatments against a backdrop of marble floors and bamboo gardens.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Observatory Hotel, Sydney

There is a distinctly regal air at Sydney’s esteemed Observatory Hotel, a luxurious city escape that mixes old world charm with princely stature. Nestled in The Rocks where some of the oldest bars and restaurants are, on a quiet side street, this urban retreat oozes elegance and style, and is within walking distance of  Circular Quay. Find peace and quiet in the oversize guestrooms and the library, or take in the scene at one of the hotel’s legendary brunches.

The half-block-long hotel looks demure from the outside, but on the inside it’s a throwback to the British colonial era, complete with bookcases filled with china and jewels. In Sydney’s trendy, celebrity-favorite neighborhood, the Rocks, the hotel is within walking distance of the city’s famous waterfront area, Circular Quay.

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