Archive for October, 2007
Imagine yourself in a world of pleasure – stretches of white beach, fantastic shopping, some of the best bars around, not having to bring a dime to this all inclusive paradise. Well you don’t have to dream anymore. The Hotel Magic Rock Gardens all-inclusive resort in the beautiful Costa Blanca, Spain is sure to be your ticket to nirvana.
The hotel is in the heart of Benidorm surrounded by the town’s best shopping, bars and restaurants – all within 150 meters of the front door! The spectacular crystal clear beach is merely 250 meters away.
The Hotel Magic Rock Gardens has a vast More >
With hotel awards season upon us, all hotel junkies were anxiously awaiting the prestigious Prix Villegiature Awards. These lofty awards are only given to the cream of the crop in the European hotel market. The jury, compromised of top journalists and columnists from different media outlets around Europe, hand picked all of the winners which, surprisingly, was a list mainly comprised of small, unique, homely hotels.
In partnership with Elite Rent a Car, the Prix Villegiature organization gave out prizes to each winner. The prize pack included Raynaud porcelain, a bottle of Champagne Bollinger La Grande Annee 1999, a solid silver More >
Looking to stay in Ireland but want a little more bang for your buck? At the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club you get some bang for your buck and then some. The brand spankin’ new hotel, which opened to the public officially in January 2005, is a magnificent 4 star stay with room rates starting below 100EUR. The location is just 9 kilometers from the center of Dublin and a short distance from the airport as well.
The 27 million euro hotel features 140 accommodating rooms as well as 4 exclusive suites. There are also two restaurants, the Park Restaurant and the Brasserie, More >
Known as one of the best vacation sports, the Forte Village Resort in the beautiful Sardinia area of Italy is certainly tops in Europe. The destination not only won Conde Naste’s Europe’s Leading Family Resort award but also holds several other awards and records close to their hearts, year in and year out.
This luxurious Mediterranean resort has 7 hotels, 33 suites, 21 restaurants and an infamous wellness center. Each hotel is surrounded by gorgeous blooms, tall palm trees and lucid ocean views. The atmosphere in each room is of utmost leisure with calming neutral colors, soft luxuriant fabrics and stunning views. The More >
Holiday Inn lovers brace yourself. Intercontinental Hotels Group has recently released plans of a worldwide relaunch of Holiday Inn’s and Holiday Inn Express’ across the globe. European Express by Holiday Inn hotels will be changed over to Holiday Inn Express to match up with the Americas.
IHG’s chief executive officer Andrew Cosslet stated that “the Holiday Inn sign is seen by hundreds of millions of people every day around the world. The changes we are making will ensure the Holiday Inn brand goes forward into the future with a strong and confident new image.” This image will cost each hotel owner More >
If you are thinking “Hotel Everland? In Paris? Never heard of it,” that’s because you probably haven’t and because it hasn’t been in Paris for long. The one room hotel was raised into place on the rooftop of Palais de Tokyo, a museum in the city. Everland is a project more than a hotel created by Swiss artists Sabina Long and Daniel Baumann. The concept behind the pairs creation is simply a study on the idea of opulence . “It’s absurd to have a one-room hotel and it’s never going to be a success as a business plan,” Ms Lang More >
As frequent travelers know, the best cities often mean the highest prices. That’s why we’re sharing our little secret about the Hotel Santa Lucia for anyone venturing to Venice, Italy. Although it is ranked one star, the hotel is very well taken care of. Rooms are clean and airy with cheerful splashes of yellows and reds throughout.
Venice accommodation is unusually high in price even without the convenience of location. Well this hotel allows guests to have their cake and eat it too with a great location and low prices. The hotel is just several paces from the train station, three minutes More >
Conde Naste hit it right when they awarded the 5 star Hotel Adlon Kempinski as Europe’s Leading Business Hotel in their 2007 World Travel Awards ceremony. The location, in the heart of Berlin, couldn’t be easier for guests – business or not – to find. The swanky hotel has a variety of rooms including two magnificent ballrooms, two beautiful wintergardens, elegant wood-paneled conference rooms and six stylish salons to accommodate any type of event a guest may throw. All rooms are exclusive and tastefully done to suit every fancy. To make everything as trouble-free as possible for the party planner and/or More >
Ever wanted to live the way a real knight might have? Well now you can, in a sense, go medieval when staying at the Ruthin Castle. The hotel dates back to medieval times, 1277 to be exact. It is recorded as a Welsh fortress and saw its fair share of turbulent days throughout its ancient history. The decor certainly pays homage to the times with stunning wrought iron bed frames and plushy, velvety fabrics throughout. Some of the exposed stone and wood walls are original. Even the ancient dungeon is intact, complete with whipping pit and drowning pool. The hotel More >
The Marriot Hotels & Resorts chain has been dubbed numero uno in the hotel world for the second straight year. More than 1,500 surveyors claimed that the Marriot was the best spot to be while traveling. Some of the most important features that the survey brought to light were that location, high speed internet and onsite dining and room service were big highlights for guests. Luxurious linens and top of the line products especially in the bathroom were ranked closely behind the later. The Marriot features all of these and then some. Guests also loved the frequent guest programs, like More >