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Exotic Madrid: Indulge in an Arabic Bath

Exotic Madrid: Indulge in an Arabic Bath
In the midst of cosmopolitan Madrid, it’s hard to imagine an oasis like Medina Mayrit(map) exists. With gushing fountains, an ancient Arabic decor and mellow Sufi music in the background, it brings you into a different world – one of harmony and tranquility. Literally translated to mean City of Madrid, Medina Mayrit is specially designed to resemble Al Andalus, a mixture of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. This magical concoction is now manifested through candle-lit chambers, aromatic...
May 20th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Just a Bit Weird - Fun & Quirky Places, leisure, Luxury

Spa Break: The Five-Star Treatment in Dublin

Spa Break: The Five-Star Treatment in Dublin
I sometimes find it difficult to relax at a spa in the middle of the city. If you’re planning a trip to a spa when visiting Dublin, there’s no better place to indulge in a little pampering than outside the city at the ESPA Spa in the Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt.  Driving into the Powerscourt Estate, just 30 minutes south of Dublin in County Wicklow, I am always immediately relaxed by the rolling hills, dense trees, and picturesque Sugar Loaf Mountain on the horizon. This country retreat...
April 21st, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, hotels, Luxury, spa

Dublin Splurge: 5-Star Hotels

Dublin Splurge: 5-Star Hotels
Dublin is a great city to blow your budget. Gourmet restaurants, theater, concerts, wine bars, spas, and Luxury hotels are all temptations during any visit to the Irish capital. I must say, in my experience, Dublin 5-star hotels are really something special – and worth the price tag. For a 5-star vacation, I’d recommend a few days in the city and a few days in the country. The west of Ireland is full of wild landscapes, cliffs, and 5-star castles that all lure travelers away from Dublin....
April 2nd, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, hotels, Luxury

Rev Up for Ferrari Drive Day – Sydney to South Coast with Prancing Horse

Rev Up for Ferrari Drive Day – Sydney to South Coast with Prancing Horse
Admit it. Whenever you pass the Luxury car dealerships, you picture just how you’d look behind the wheel. Well why just dream about it? Prancing Horse can make it happen with their Ferrari Drive Days. The Marrickville-based company run one-day and overnight drives to the South Coast and back. During your journey you’ll get to experience not one but four of the legendary Italian sports cars. Specifically, you’ll get behind the wheel of the Ferrari F430 Spider, the Ferrari 360F1 Spider, the...
February 24th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: experiences, featuredarticle, Luxury

Luxury Scotland at a Discount

Luxury Scotland at a Discount
Luxury Scotland are offering some bargain-basement discount rates for those of you wishing to come to Scotland and enjoy yourself with a bit of a splash. Here are three of the main property that are offering up some seriously good value for money. Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa One of Edinburgh’s top five start hotels, the Sheraton is a destination in itself; there’s a fantastic restaurant and probably (in my opinion) one of the best spas in the city.  ONE SPA is actually a rooftop...
February 12th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Luxury

Hotel Arts. Holiday Specials and New Year’s Packages.

Hotel Arts. Holiday Specials and New Year’s Packages.
... views overlooking all of Barcelona and across many miles of the Mediterranean. Flowers in Hotel Arts. By Regina WInkle-Bryan This holiday season the Luxury hotel is offering Christmas gift certificate stays, which could be a unique and romantic present from Santa. Hotel Art is also putting on a New Year’s Eve party package which includes dinner, dancing, deluxe accommodations and breakfast on the 1st of January 2010. These New Year’s packages range between 900 and 1200 Euros for two...
November 28th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Christmas in BCN, featuredarticle, Holidays in BCN, hotel arts, Hotels in Barcelona, Luxury, New Year's in Barcelona

Inner City Indulgence at Meriton Apartments on Pitt Street

Inner City Indulgence at Meriton Apartments on Pitt Street
My husband and I have been enjoying a few indulgent nights out in the city. But we haven’t bunkered down in digs more luxurious than the Meriton Apartments on Pitt Street. Staying in apartments is always just a little more lavish than staying in a hotel. You’ve got a little more space to spread out, even if you don’t have time to use the laundry facilities or kitchen. I didn’t have time to enjoy many of the apartment’s facilities, including the gym, pool, spa, and sauna. Instead on arriving...
November 17th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: hotels, Luxury

Apartments that deliver luxury for less

In these credit-crunching times, travelers are increasingly looking for accommodation that delivers more bang for their buck than an uninspired hotel room. The search for good value, exciting lodgings in Rio de Janeiro can be a frustrating one, with many hotels charging sky-high prices for rooms that do little to justify their high price tag. With this in mind, more and more visitors to the cidade maravilhosa are looking to the apartment rental sector in search of luxurious lodgings that won’t...
July 17th, 2009 | therioguide | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: accommodation, Announcements, apartments, budget, Hotels & Places to Stay, Luxury, News

Edinburgh Welcomes new Luxury Hotel Missoni

The first piece of new construction along the Royal Mile in several years is complete – a new Luxury hotel that has opened at the juncture of George IV Bridge and the Lawnmarket.  The brand is Hotel Missoni, a Luxury brand from Israel.  Although the venue did not respond to multiple requests for information, it sounds like the Missoni will be Edinburgh’s top premium accomodation with fashionable interiors and tip top service. The following video introduces the brand – Edinburgh...
June 23rd, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Hotels & Places to Stay, Luxury

Hesperia Tower, Luxury Hotel Options in Barcelona

... Barcelona from the international airport. Large and red, the Hesperia Tower stands out in what is basically a run-down lack-luster surroundings. Luxury Hotels in Barcelona. By Regina Winkle-Bryan A Richard Roger’s design, the Hesperia Tower has a prestigious history and is one of Barcelona’s five-stars catering mostly to the business crowd. Inside the hotel is chic and cutting-edge, with large expanses of windows letting natural light fall onto the lobby where guests use WiFi and le...
June 19th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: five-stars, Hesperia Tower, Hotels & Places to Stay, Luxury, Richard Rogers

Out of Town Luxury. A Spa in the Spanish Countryside

... de Torrent Spa and Boutique Hotel. It’s hard to believe just how fabulous Mas deTorrent is. The boutique hotel is the perfect combination of Luxury, history, location, relaxation, gourmet dining and elegance. Located inland from the coast by just a few kilometers the hotel sits in a valley withviews that look over farmland and onto Medieval villages like Pals, which can be reached and explored by footpath or on bikes. Mas de Torrent Hotel poolside. By Regina W.Bryan Mas de Torrent is located...
June 10th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: boutique hotel, day trips, Hotels & Places to Stay, Luxury, masias, out of Barcelona, out of town, Outdoors & Recreation, spas, Tours

Casa Fuster, Luxury and Woody Allen

If you’re a Woody Allen fan, and even if you’re not it may be worthwhile to check out the Barcelona-based film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona before coming to the Catalan capital. While the film is not realistic, it does give a good tour of historical monuments around the city.   Allen spent quite some time in the summer of 07 filming around the city and drawing big crowds of on-lookers. On of the scenes from the movie was shot in Casa Fuster, a wonderful hotel at the top of Passeig de Gracia (it...
March 6th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: History & Information, Hotels & Places to Stay, Luxury, vicky cristina barcelona

Beachside Luxury at Coogee Beachouse

... and offering a stunning ocean view. You’ll enjoy that from the private sundeck of course. This four-star spot offers plenty of opportunity for Luxury in the double therapeutic spa and the pool on the lower level. Your stay includes gourmet breakfast each morning with fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, and hot favourites. The nearby cafes and restaurants ensure your other meals are no more than a short walk away. So why let the backpackers have all the fun? This beachside hotel ensures you can enjoy...
March 1st, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accommodation, beachside, Coogee Beachouse, Hotels & Places to Stay, Luxury

Ultimate Sydney Luxury

... Platinum Sydney website. Ultimate Platinum is right – these experiences are five-star all the way. They include a degustation dinner at Astral, a Luxury stay at the Sydney Observatory, a seaplane voyage to Berowra Waters, and a deluxe detox at Spa Chakra. You can search for your favourite category – food and wine, Luxury sleepovers, spoil yourself, or pure indulgence – or look at all hedonistic adventures at once. This kind of Luxury doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re stuck for inspiration...
January 6th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: five-star, Luxury, Sydney, Travel Tips - General Information, Ultimate platinum

Marvellous Stay at the Marriott

... used to sleeping in a queen bed! Needless to say, I wished I could take the bed home. After such a late night the 11 am check-out was a real Luxury. It gave us enough time to rise naturally, and enjoy the buffet breakfast before packing up our belongings and heading home. And enjoy the breakfast we did. Done right, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Of course if you don’t make it to the buffet at the right time you could strike some food that’s going cold. But the Marriott staff do their...
December 15th, 2008 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accommodation, Hotels & Places to Stay, hyde park, Luxury, Marriott Sydney