Serenity and Luxury Defining the Pristine Villa Bianca in Italy

An enriching life is filled with love from family and friends, new acquaintances with whom to share experience and travel experiences. We all know that traveling makes us smarter and offers unique memories to rely on when you feel the need to escape from everyday routine. Italy is a wonderful place to visit, comprising history […]

New management for Top End hotels

TWO iconic hotels, Kakadu’s Crocodile Hotel and Cooinda Lodge, have undergone a management shake-up after a quarter of a century under the one brand. French hotel giant Accor will assume the management of the hotels from March 31, replacing the Intercontinental Hotel Group in a move the owner, Kakadu Tourism chairman Rex Wild, says will […]

Dubai’s prestigious Palm Jumeirah development launches The Palm Tower Residences

Nakheel, the state-owned developer behind the landmark Palm Jumeirah development in Dubai, announced the launch of The Palm Tower Residences, a mixed-use luxury property slated for completion in 2016. Prices start at AED1.5 million (USD408,000) for fully-furnished, serviced studio units up to three-bedroom apartments. The project will also feature twelve rooftop restaurants, a viewing deck […]

Luxury interior design for Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

London-based international architectural practice, HBA, has designed the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah project. The luxury interior design concept for the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is woven from the history, tradition and culture of the UAE. Envisioned as an escape from the windswept sand dunes to the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea, the luminous […]

Mystical Collection of Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: Constance Lémuria Seychelles

Here is how the staff invites you to indulge in their carefully prepared heaven: “Experience the ultimate lifestyle hotel at the 5-star Constance Lémuria in the Seychelles. Enjoy the elegant luxury of the spacious suites and villas with views over the Indian Ocean. Unwind in swimming pools seemingly crafted by nature and let us indulge […]

Crystal-Clear Mediterranean Waters Seen from Villa L’Escalet

For those seeking a relaxed vacation in St.Tropez, Villa L’Escalet is an amazing choice to consider. Once you step inside this villa, stunning panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea draw you outdoors, on the spacious terrace. The infinity swimming pool floating over the hillside mirrors the sky and induces an overwhelming feeling of freedom. It’s only […]

Skift Q&A: Ivanka Trump on What’s Behind the Design at Trump Hotels

Just as I’m about to sit down with Ivanka Trump last week at the Trump National Doral Miami, presently undergoing a $250 million renovation, a foreman and two construction workers walk into the sparkly new ballroom. They’ve come to ask Ms. Trump for her sign-off on a column somewhere that needs to be moved. Trump […]

Enjoying Switzerland’s Luxurious Ski Scene: Chalet Dent Blanche

Thinking about traveling to Switzerland for some seasonal fun? Then look no further than the luxurious Chalet Dent Blanche – a comfortable ski chalet in Verbier, in the country’s in south-western canton of Valais. The luxury ski chalet introduces you to fine quality details within a heart-warming environment. Rising 5 floors in between trees in […]

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Suites For Hôtel de Crillon in Paris

Once again the messiah of the fashion kingdom has been commissioned to design luxurious suites at a luxury hotel. We fear to lose Karl Lagerfeld to the world of interior designing as the creative designer has been touching many projects involving transformation of hotel décor. Scheduled to open up in 2015, Hotel de Crillon in […]

A Look At Long Island’s Wölffer Estate Vineyard

If you’re looking for a relaxing vino escape while in the Hamptons, head to Wölffer Estate Vineyards, located in Bridgehampton in the South Fork of Suffolk County, New York. Described by its staff as “an American Winery in the Classic European Tradition,” the 175-acre estate features an inviting tasting room that opens up onto a […]

Unforgettable Australian Vacation Destination: Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island

This harsh winter gathers up depressing thoughts, yet there are so many visually pleasant destinations to travel to with our mind before (if) we actually visit them, that it’s easy to remember how good many of us have it. Australia is an attractive destination and right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef region […]

Ritz Paris Showcases Sneak Preview of Remodel

While France’s iconic Ritz Paris is closed for renovations for two years, the famed hotel on the Place Vendôme is offering a sneak preview of the new decor online through its brand new website at ritzparis.com. Admirers of Ritz Paris can catch a glimpse of the Imperial Suite, the luxurious indoor pool at the spa, […]

Hoteliers, airlines hail strong start

DESPITE some five-star Sydney hotels slashing room rates to under $200 a night this week, the tourism sector reports a marked pick-up in hotel and airline bookings for the rest of January and into February, spurred on by an upturn in corporate travel and improving consumer sentiment. French-owned hotel giant Accor said corporate hotel bookings […]

Essential Well-Being In a Fascinating New Zealand Landscape: Aro Hā

New Zealand is a place of wonder, a vacation destination boasting fabulous landscapes and elegant accommodations that promise and deliver serenity and inspiration. Located on the South Island of New Zealand, the luxury retreat Aro Hā is just 40 minutes drive from Queenstown and was completed in December 2013. This brand new luxury resort accommodates […]

Striking Koh Samui Retreat By The Beach in Thailand

The beautiful and modern Celadon Villa, envisioned as a relaxing retreat by the sea in Koh Samui, Thailand, was designed by GFAB Architects for (and in collaboration with) the British born entrepreneur (interior designer), Camilla Riviere, to spend the cold season in a different setting. She lives in Sweden, where winters are not exactly mild nor friendly. The […]

Contemporary Stylish Hotel in the Heart of Dallas: The Joule

Set in the heart of the exciting city of Dallas, The Joule is a luxury hotel accommodating dazzling suites and meeting rooms, ideal for the contemporary traveler, interested in both, business and leisure. With an impressive number of rooms, guests can choose from deluxe suites, loft suites, penthouses and many more. An interesting asset is […]

7 High-Tech Luxury Hotels

As the tech boom continues to roll on, the hotel industry has gotten in the game, offering guests the latest and greatest gadgets, amenities and conveneinces. If you’re looking for the hotels with latest technology available look no further as we have listed down hotels that can satisfy your needs. United States Hotel 1000 Seattle […]

Brooklyn Boutique Hotels

For visitors to New York, it’s always been basically unheard of to stay anywhere but Manhattan. And if you did want to come up with an alternative home base, it would have been hard to do, considering how few hotels there were in any other borough. Now, thanks to a new crop of boutique hotels—and […]

The Longhouse Holiday Villa in Bali With Exquisite Panoramic Views

Located in southern Bali, the Longhouse Holiday Villa mixes traditional design ideas with modern comfort, offering a holiday escape to remember. The large terrace communicating with a swimming pool and the green landscape beyond is probably the most spectacular asset of the accommodation unit. The villa “spans the Jimbaran hillside revealing panoramic vistas in a […]

Mandarin Oriental, Paris Reviewed

Have you ever stepped into a hotel that takes your breath away? If the answer is “no,” then you’ve never been to the Mandarin Oriental, Paris. From your first step into the entrance you will be surrounded by a stunning wall of flowers that lead into the luxurious, spacious lobby featuring plush couches and chairs […]

Friendly Ski Retreat in the Swiss Alps: Chalet Ibron

There is something so incredibly welcoming about the Chalet Ibron in the Swiss Alps, and we “blame” this appeal on the fascinating landscapes it neighbors, as well as on its friendly architecture. The villa’s exterior evokes a sense of privacy and serenity due to the traditional style and materials (wood, stone) employed. Boasting four bedrooms […]

Luxury 3 Bed Panoramic Sea View Villa

This three bedroom pool villa features the unique combination of absolute seclusion with the convenience of living in one of Phukets most sophisticated five star resorts. The villa is situated on two levels near the top of this exclusive resort, with incredible sea views. All aspects of this captivating villa – from the stylish decor […]

The Westside One – a new luxury condo in Kuala Lumpur

Located in an upscale residential area of Kuala Lumpur, The Westside One tower occupies a 4.23 acre freehold territory. Created in contemporary Western architectural style, the facility features 388 units scattered across 40-storey tower. Each floor has four elevators and nine apartment units. 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments vary in size from 90 sqm to […]

Four Seasons Chief Is Feeling the Squeeze

Pressure is mounting on Allen Smith to expand the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts brand, just three months after the former real-estate investor became chief executive officer of the storied hotel operator. One of Four Seasons’s largest investors, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, is calling for the company to prepare to do […]

HYATT LAUNCHES TWO ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT BRANDS

Hyatt Hotels is making its first foray into this segment of the travel market with the launch of two distinct all-inclusive resort brands: Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. The first will offer family-friendly vacation experiences, while the latter will target travelers without children looking for rest and relaxation. Hyatt has already launched the first hotels representing the […]

Blackstone Books Profit With Hilton Hotels

In six years, Blackstone Group BX +2.46% LP transformed Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. into the largest hotel company by rooms, more than doubling its $6 billion investment. That growth came not by expanding Hilton’s empire of company-owned hotels. Instead, the New York private-equity firm has taken a more economical route—renting out Hilton’s brand names such as Hampton Inn, Hilton […]

Hotel Boom in South Korea Sparks Concern

SEOUL—A record number of foreign tourists visiting South Korea in recent years has fueled in Seoul what property developers are calling the biggest hotel boom in the country’s history. But some industry participants say an overreliance on visitors from China and Japan leaves South Korea vulnerable to future overcapacity. South Korea has seen its international […]

The Blakes Hotel, London

Close your eyes and repeat this phrase. I will leave London and travel the world without getting on a plane. Now, open your eyes and if you find yourself in front of the unassuming dark façade of the Blakes Hotel, you’ve come to the right destination. Burgeoning onto the scene in 1978, Blakes was the […]

Timeless Elegance In Modern Form: Bulgari Hotel in Milan

Visiting Milan and you want to stay somewhere inspiring, comfortable and customized to your luxurious taste? Then look no further than the Bulgari Hotel in Milan – an astonishing place where elegance is highly rated and the guests highly valued. Designed by architectural studio Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners, the hotel hides unexpected courtyards […]

Traditional Charm Blended With Modern Luxury: Almyra Villa in Paros, Greece

Located a few hours away by ferry from Athenes, the Greek island of Paros is worth the trip if you are after a genuine escape. In today’s post we will present one of the many elegant villas around the area mixing traditional charm and contemporary opulence. Almyra borrows its name from the many tamarisk trees grown […]

Richard Bransons Moroccan hide away; Kasbah Tamadot hotel

  A purposeful sense of mystery surrounds this walled retreat in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. Kasbah Tamadot only reveals itself to the lucky few passing through its heavy wooden doors. Perched in the spectacular Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Tamadot is approximately a one-hour drive from Marrakech, while Marrakech airport is only 45 minutes away by […]

Austen apartment at boutique hotel, Flemings Mayfair, London

London-based award-winning interior design consultancy, Suna Interior Design, have completed the full redesign of the Austen Apartment project. Completed in 2013, the luxury apartment is located at the boutique hotel, Flemings Mayfair, in, London, England. Located adjacent to one of the eight Royal Parks in London, Green Park, boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair is elegant and […]

Original Feel Exuded by Retreat in the Maldives: Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel

Cheval Blanc Randheli Hotel is an elegant retreat surrounded by ocean waters in the Maldives. Guests here will be greeted by its striking elegance and authentic feel. Especially envisioned by architect Jean-Michel Gathy to offer a memorable holiday experience, the accommodation units are a skillful mix of local traditions and sustainable materials. Delicate and stylish, […]

Organic Design Shaping Distinctive Singaporean Hotel: PARKROYAL on Pickering

How can organic and inorganic influences coexist in modern architecture? By integrating green concepts into modern aesthetics, architects manage to create sculptural shapes housing our hopes and dreams, as well as the result of our species’ creativity and adaptability. The PARKROYAL on Pickering showcases its designers’ – studio WOHA – strive to build a “green […]

Robert De Niro announces Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Villa

Robert De Niro continues to expand is real estate empire. The Acadamy-award winning actor has invested heavily in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York, and recently announced development in Shanghai. Now comes the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Villa, created in partnership with Nobu Hospitality. The 10,300-square-foot Nobu Villa will open at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace […]

Medieval Castle Turned Into Authentic Hotel in Italy

Located in the mountains of Abruzzo at 1250 meters above sea level, S. Stefano di Sessanio is a picturesque fortified medieval village, just a two-hour ride away from Rome. It is in this scenic part of Italy that the creative team at Oriano Associati Architetti decided to preserve and refresh the historic structure of a medieval castle, […]

Looking for a bespoke holiday experience heli-skiing in the French Apls?

Christmas in the French Alps for 8 – 30% Savings Dec 21, 2013 – Dec 28, 2013: $32,400 Accommodations for 8: Exclusive use of Chalet Pelerin 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 6000 square feet 4 king en-suite bedrooms Bunk room with 4 twin beds Open-plan living room with central fireplace Fully equipped media room Gourmet kitchen […]

Quiet Contemplation in a Perfect Natural Setting: Opium Mustique Resort

Seekers of tranquility and quiet contemplation will appreciate the natural beauty surrounding The Opium Mustique, a resort located on a small private island that is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The island’s rocky headlands, dramatic hilltops and pristine beaches beckon visitors year round. Booking a stay here should instantly prepare the future guest […]

Ritz-Carlton opens luxury hotel in Tianjin, China

After much anticipation, The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, the newest luxury hotel in North East China, opened its doors. The hotel brings unparalleled luxury service and accommodation to Tianjin – ‘The Port of the Emperor.’ The art deco style property is a landmark 10th property in China for the luxury hotel operator. The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin sits at […]

Liberty Holiday Villa Cascading Along Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket, Thailand

Cascading off a hill, along Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket, Thailand, Liberty Villa blends a majestic location with a luxurious appearance. The six bedroom holiday refuge boasts five levels, each of them offering extensive Andaman Sea views. Its architecture was obviously inspired by the clean lines of the modern-minimalist style, yet also integrates contemporary Asian elements. Thatched […]

Versace to open Macau luxury hotel

The Italian luxury brand has signed a deal to open its third ‘Palazzo’ hotel, as part of a new casino resort development in Cotai, Macau. Versace has partnered with Hong Kong based SJM holdings on the deal, which will see a new five star hotel opening in the Chinese city of Macau. The new location will join […]

New luxury hotel brand launced out of London

The luxury hotel market is about to get crowded as a London-based hotel company has announced ambitious plans to launch a new brand they claim will “redefine” luxury across the industry. Their first order of business? To convert their existing five-star The Royal Horseguards hotel located on the north bank of the River Thames and […]

Milan’s Sophistication Enjoyed from the Uptown Palace Hotel

Milan is a city of fashion, fabulous people and events and needs places that speak about this to many different kinds of people, from groups and couples to families and the ones traveling on their own. The Uptown Palace hotel in Milan is part of the MGallery Collection of four hotels in Italy’s financial capital […]

Bardessono: Greenest Luxury Hotel

Eco-friendly hotels are one of the hottest trends in the travel world. Not too long ago when one thought of eco-friendly lodgings, mud huts and outhouses came to mind. That’s not the case anymore. In addition to hotels in beautiful bucolic settings, a growing number of urban hotels are getting in on the act, reusing […]

Where to find the best airport hotels

Airport hotels have long been contemptuous of travellers, offering little more than bare-bones facilities in ugly, motel-like buildings that look like something from a 1960s East German movie. But if you dread the thought of yet another ordinary airport hotel, a new generation of establishments is offering more than just a bed. Some have started […]

Dorchester Collection Acquires Hotel Eden in Rome

Dorchester Collection, a luxury hotel group controlled by the sultan of Brunei, said Wednesday it has bought the landmark Hotel Eden in Rome from Britain-based Starman Hotels. Dorchester said it planned to renovate the 121-room hotel in central Rome following the deal, which press reports estimated was worth US$140 million. Built in 1834 and converted […]

Stacy’s Stunning Stays: The Best Hotels of Miami

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach With the elegance, culture and excitement brimming in Miami’s Art Deco District, the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is the ideal destination right in the middle of it all. Tucked away on a discreet corner of the famous Lincoln Road, and situated directly on the beach, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is truly in […]

Western Luxury at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming

The Pursuitist was “off-the-grid” at the Brush Creek Ranch – which offers 15,000 acres of Western landscape near Saratoga, Wyoming. The Ranch is the ideal destination for authentic adventures, including horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking and ranger tours. However, Brush Creek includes all the luxuries of any 5-star resort, complete with Western flair […]

Sneak Peek: Rimba Jimbaran Bali, Indonesia

  The luxury beach resort Ayana has opened a new enclave on its 190-acre property. Set back from the ocean, in the forest, Rimba Jimbaran Bali launched this month with contemporary rooms overlooking tropical gardens and swimming pools. Why to Go: Access to two resorts in one. The high ground above Jimbaran Bay, fringed by […]

Song Saa Private Island Offers New Ways to Delve into Cambodia’s Natural Resources

Now through October 31, guests who book any villa at the Song Saa Private Island resort in Cambodia can take advantage of a three-, five-, or seven-night wellness retreat included in the cost of their stay (rates start at $1,336 per night for a one-bedroom jungle villa). Song Saa designed its Season of Wellness program to […]

South Pacific Resort The Brando Launches Official Website

The Brando, a unique resort and model of sustainable technology, located on the private island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, and a product of the late Marlon Brando’s vision, is proud to announce the launch of its official website at http://www.thebrando.com. The Brando is a one-of-a-kind resort located on Tetiaroa, an atoll composed of 12 […]

Hotel room prices rise despite falling dollar

Despite the falling dollar, travellers continue to pay rising prices to stay in the nation’s hotels. The Hotels.com hotel price index survey found guests paid 4 per cent more for accommodation in the first six months of 2013 than at the same time last year. It now costs $171 per room, nationally. But operators are […]

Sneak Peek: Amanoi, Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam

Amanresorts has a knack for opening quietly luxurious hotels in incredible locations you haven’t heard of. Vietnam’s Vinh Hy Bay—home of the 31-room Amanoi that opened September 1—is no exception. Why to Go: Vietnam is a fascinating country to visit for its history with the United States and for its own history. Travelers typically tour […]

Opulent Exotic Getaway: Four Seasons Resort Bali

Four Seasons Resort Bali stands out due to its sophisticated architecture, subtly integrated in a lush rainforest in the village of Sayan. The refuge is accessible via a wooden footbridge above a lush valley, offering guests an unusual welcome to a memorable place. Four Seasons Resort in Bali consists of 60 suites and villas, each […]

Fitz Roy Hotel in Val Thorens, France Reopening in December

Following its renovation, the Fitz Roy hotel in Val Thorens, France, has joined a very limited set of 5-star hotels in the ski resort town. The hotel is scheduled to reopen on December 14. Val Thorens is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for luxury hotel connoisseurs. The ski resort town, which had just one 5-star […]

The 11 Fastest Growing Trends in Hotel Interior Design

Modern hotels have cleverly adapted to rapid social changes with creative solutions. In this post we will cover 11 of the most striking interior design trends that shape up today’s hospitality scene. From rethinking guestroom configurations to ensuring highly personalized experiences, hotel owners are transforming accommodation units into the highlights of any escape. Whether you […]

Endless Summer at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Summer is forever at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. Just 50 minutes from Atlanta, escape to lake country and visit a carefree destination that offers plenty of luxuries and amenities. History of Reynolds Plantation and Lodge: Reynolds Plantation overlooks Lake Oconee, a placid, shimmering and fairly new body of water. Georgia has no natural large […]

Allen Smith Named President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Luxury hotelier Four Seasons has a new CEO. Allen Smith, who’s currently CEO of Prudential Real Estate Investors, has been tapped to lead the luxury hotel company. Smith replaces Kathleen Taylor, who left her role as the Four Seasons CEO after three years in February. Taylor was the hand-picked successor to Isadore Sharp, the Founder […]

LVMH adds to Luxury Hotel Portfolio

The acquisition of high-end establishment Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France on the French Caribbean island of St Barts by luxury conglomerate Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton SA, better known as LVMH, confirms the company’s ambitions to become a leading reference in five-star accommodations. LVMH Hotel Management has just added the five-star Isle de France establishment, located on […]

Sneak Peek: Jing An Shangri-La, Shanghai

The Shangri-La Group has opened its third hotel in Shanghai: the soaring 60-story Jing An Shangri-La. Located on the city’s west side, in proximity to the Jing An Temple and Jing An Park, the hotel has508 rooms starting at about $320 per night. Accommodations range from a 450-square-foot deluxe room to the 3,350-square-foot Shangri-La Suite, which […]