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Monday, March 8, 2010

Grosvenor House

The first hotel on Dubai Marina and setting new standards in hospitality, Grosvenor House West Marina Beach by Le Meridien is destined to be a first in many other ways. This 45-story tower will be a landmark of luxury and perfection, a flawless Arabian jewel at the centre of this exciting cosmopolitan city. The exclusive address at the Dubai Marina - with its dazzling views of the Dubai Skyline and the Arabian Sea - this stunning custom designed hotel lies within easy reach of the airport and the new lifestyle hub of Dubai and will offer guests 217 ultra luxurious rooms and suites as well as 205 apartments, each with their exclusive entrance.

As one would expect from a name steeped in excellence, guests at Grosvenor House West Marina Beach by Le Meridien will receive the ultimate in personal service. Butlers, on call 24 hours a day, will attend to the needs of both the hotel and apartment guests with calm efficiency. Rest assured that service will always be accompanied with a smile. The lavish decor will combine Arabian influence with contemporary design and the very latest technology. Breathtaking panoramic views will add another dimension to the Grosvenor experience. Each of the rooms and the apartments, some with private balconies, will have its own climate control. State-of-the-art installations will include satellite channels, CD/DVD on demand, high speed internet access and direct dialling.

For guests who demand an even higher level of luxury and service, the hotel boasts the Grosvenor Club over its top ten floors. The Grosvenor Club Lounge on the 44th Floor, with stunning views stretching to the horizon, is available exclusively for club guests to unwind with drinks and refreshments. The 205 butler-serviced one, two and three bedroom apartments are set to be the most sought after residences in the city. Designed to meet the highest specifications, no expense will be spared, from the fixtures and fittings to state-of-the-art installations. Exclusive to residents, the luxurious health club and spa will rejuvenate and invigorate the body and mind in a modern and informal environment. From massage to manicures, waxing to workouts, a team of qualified professionals will pamper you in a relaxed and soothing atmosphere, using the latest equipments and techniques. Whether staying in the hotel or in the apartments, Grosvenor House West Marina Beach by Le Meridien guests will benefit from use of the pool and beach at the adjacent Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. With a private beach and the clear blue waters of the Arabian Gulf on its doorstep, the spectacular shared facilities of Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa include water sports, swimming pools, an award winning spa with five Hammam pools and tennis courts.

Grosvenor House

Fairmont Dubai

A unique blend of contemporary design and urban chic, The Fairmont Dubai is an icon in the business heart of the city. Designed with business in mind this multi-use complex - which includes apartments and offices - is just minutes from Dubai's key attractions, shopping facilities, golf clubs, beaches and directly linked to the Dubai International Convention Center by the 'Fairmont Walkway'. Ten contemporary dining experiences intrigue the palate with numerous options including the multi award-winning Spectrum on One restaurant and The Exchange Grill with its adjacent Cigar Bar; and health facilities offer a wealth of amenities including two terrace sundecks complemented by handcrafted mosaic swimming pools. Willow Stream, the spa at the Fairmont Dubai promises to treat the senses and help you find your energy. The Exchange Business Floor offers individual virtual offices and executive boardrooms all equipped with DSL lines and Wireless Internet, while 128 stylish suites and 266 guestrooms boast panoramic views of the city and interactive TV & entertainment systems. Business facilities include an adaptable auditorium venue with smart wall technology and the latest in hi-tech audio visual services. Flexibility is assured with 18 breakout rooms and a ballroom ideal for any exhibition or social event. The Fairmont Dubai is sure to meet both your business and leisure needs, bringing together luxurious surroundings and modern amenities with renowned Fairmont service.
The hotel includes apartments and offices and is directly linked to the Dubai International Convention Center by the "Fairmont Walkway". Area activities include desert safaris with camel rides, overnight safaris with camel rides, camel racing, a water taxi up the creek, a trip to the city's famous mosque or zoo, and one of the most advanced water theme parks in the world.
Spectrum On One

Desert Palm Retreat

Due to unforeseen local construction issues and delays in the arrival of the imported furnishings, the property will not be opening until the 2nd quarter of 2008. ** Arabia avant-garde. Lush green of the polo fields. Sunset chukkas from a rooftop terrace. Sunrise over the dunes. Sensual Per Aquum design. Rare dining experiences. Spa addictions.

Chic luxury emerges from a dramatic desert landscape. Contrast. The vast sandscapes of the Arabian landscape versus the lush surrounds of green in an extensive polo property. The conventional opulence of Dubai luxury hotels versus signature Per Aquum chic subtly merged with the elegant forms of local architecture and design.

Set amidst green fields and palm trees, Desert Palm offers sensually designed accommodation - Arabia touched with the avant-garde.

Twenty-four 'naturally modern' guest rooms and villas, each showcasing its own distinctive design embodying the simplicity and elegance of the estate's graceful surrounds.

The backdrop: Desert Palm polo estate, showcasing four championship polo fields, a riding school, stables, rare birds, endless sunshine and vast green landscapes.

The resort features 4 Full Size Championship Polo Fields and Polo Viewing Pavillions .

Desert Palm Retreat Dubai

Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah

Dar Masyaf is one of the three properties of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort. It is where guests are welcomed into sun-drenched solace, and rooms and suites are arranged in the style of exquisite Arabian summer courtyard houses. Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort is located on the waterfront in Dubai. Representing the premium accommodation within a Resort of magnificent qualities and nestled within the waterways and gardens - Dar Al Masyaf buildings are havens of seclusion interwoven with splendid irregularity into the world's most inspired destination. Literally translated, Dar Al Masyaf means summer houses. Authentically recreated, they are designed to provide sun-drenched spaciousness in the style of elegant residential retreats. The Madinat Jumeirah translates into the 'City of Jumeirah', so named because of the sheer variety of this magnificent Resort, located in the heart of fashionable Jumeirah. The concept is one of 'old Arabia' in a totally luxurious context. This combination of authentic Arabian themes has created a destination of unique qualities and outstanding beauty. Madinat Jumeirah is a city of contrasts - from the sublimely relaxing to the vibrant and exotic. A place of meandering waterways and wide open sea-scapes, it is a luxurious oasis in which to relax, experience and interact. The Resort is a recreation of old Arabia and a place where historic beauty meets new-fashioned luxury.

Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab

A Billowing Sail-shaped Structure Soaring 321 Metres Above The Arabian Gulf Burj Al Arab Is A Dramatic Tribute To The Regions Seafaring Heritage. Combining The Latest Technology With A Long-standing Reputation Of Arabian Hospitality The Hotel Symbolizes The Very Essence Of Dubai Embracing The Best Of New Alongside Traditions Of The Past. Guests Can Transfer From Dubai International Airport By Rolls Royce Silver Seraph Limousines. 202 Suites Have Been Exquisitely Crafted And Appointed To Achieve A Degree Of Comfortable Luxury To Satisfy The Senses Of Every Guest From All Corners Of The World. Individual Service And Attention To Detail Are Paramount With A Private Reception On Each Floor As Well As Butler Service For Every Suite. Within Each Suite Lies Sophisticated Technology Providing The Largest Selection Of Satellite Television Channels Available In The Middle East. Every Suite Features Its Own Laptop Notebook Computer, Fax Machine And Printer.

The Al Falak Ballroom And Conference Suites Located High Above The Arabian Gulf On The 27th Floor Offers The Very Best Of Meeting Facilities. Six Restaurants And Lounges Provide A Variety Of Dining Options From An Underwater Seafood Restaurant ... al Mahara ... accessible By A Three Minute Submarine Voyage To The Heights Of ... al Muntaha ... located On The Top Level Of The Hotel.

A Lavishly Decorated Private Health And Fitness Facility The Assawan Spa Is Located On The 18th Floor Its Unique Location Allows Guests To Enjoy Spectacular Views From The Pools, jacuzzis, spas, massage, Beauty And Therapy Rooms And Aerobics Workout Studios.

Burj Al Arab Is Setting New Standards Of Luxury ... Service And Comfort On The Shores Of The Arabian Gulf.

Burj Al Arab

Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai is a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age. A vast waterscape, Atlantis is a place of sunken aquatic chambers, submerged ruins, and exhilarating water rides, where shark experiences thrill and dolphin encounters leave lifelong impressions. This dynamic property is rising in Dubai from the coastline of the largest man-made island in the world, the Palm Jumeirah. Positioned as the flagship property it is, situated at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah's Crescent, Atlantis, The Palm, majestically crowns the development, while surrounded by the beautifully tranquil sea of the Arabian Gulf.

The resort offers more than 1,500 guest accommodations at the Royal Towers, with over 16 restaurants, bistros and cafes, bars and lounges, and extensive meeting facilities including the opulent Royal Palm ballroom and the Palm Terrace which will overlook the tropical landscape and lapping waters between the central fronds and the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah. As the ultimate resort destination, Atlantis, The Palm, is full of trails of discovery, with over 68,000 m3 (15 million gallons) of salt and fresh water attractions, vibrant entertainment which will bring a host of ocean-themed delights into the very center of any holiday experience, thrilling the senses and unearthing new encounters for all.

Water adventures, salt and fresh water attractions and an open-air marine habitat are the focal point of Atlantis, The Palm for both guests and visitors. Aquaventure is a water playground consisting of extraordinary rides with cascades, tidal waves and rapids, and the Mesopotamian-styled Ziggurat temple reaching over 30 meters into the sky and featuring seven heart-pumping water slides, two of which catapult riders through shark-filled lagoons. The Ambassador Lagoon is an 11 million liter marine habitat and underw ater exhibit home to several hundred species of marine life, with a viewing panel looking right into the mystical ruins of Atlantis. Finally, Dolphin Bay is a 4.5 hectare state-of-the-art dolphin education and conservation center allowing guests the opportunity to meet and interact with one of the world's most charismatic animals in an unparalleled facility.

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Armani Hotel

The Armani Hotel Dubai is exclusively located in the iconic Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower. The tower lies at the core of the downtown Burj Dubai development, an area that is fast emerging as the city's new downtown.

Covering 40,000 square meters, the Armani Hotel Dubai will encompass 160 guest rooms and suites, an Armani/Spa, a private members' club, five restaurants and a night club.

To stay at an Armani Hotel is to experience something of Giorgio Armani’s personality, and to gain a privileged insight into his take on beauty, drama and life's visual pleasures: the Armani Hotels & Resorts offer guests the same warm welcome that Giorgio Armani would extend to his own family and friends.

The luxury Armani/SPA is 12,000 square feet of peace and quiet, nourishing and nurturing. This one-of-a-kind spa includes treatment rooms, thermal suites, a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

Within the hotel is the Armani/Dolci chocolates and sweets store, the Armani/Fiori flower shop, the Armani/Galleria, and the Armani/Club and Armani/Prive.

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

Al Qasr is one of the three properties of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort. Elevated as if to emphasise its splendour, Al Qasr is the 'palace' at the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort - Dubai. Approached via a ceremonial causeway, this majestic mansion style hotel rises up to form the jewel in the crown of the world's most sublime Resort and authentic recreation of 'old Arabia'. Surrounded by water, Al Qasr forms a virtual island looking down upon a multitude of fascinating aspects: ancient windtowers, pools, meandering waterways and the superb two kilometre wide private beach. Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort - Dubai, is a magnificent tribute to Dubai's heritage and is styled to resemble an ancient Arabian citadel. Luxurious and ornate, combining the height of opulence with an overwhelming sense of tradition. Meandering waterways transport guests to all parts of this intricate city of senses. Two grand boutique hotels, courtyard summer houses, a traditional souk, the Six Senses Spa, the region's leading conference and banqueting centre, unlimited recreational facilities and the superlative Quay Healthclub - all this and more combine to make Madinat Jumeirah the most fascinating Resort in the world.
Children are more than welcome in the resort. The resort provides numerous dedicated children facilities and neighboring properties have a Sinbad's Kids Club accompanied by a host of supervised activities. A professional babysitting service is available at an additional charge and it is recommended to book this service at least 6 hours in advance. A dedicated Sinbad's Kids Club adjacent to the main pool area of Al Qasr is available. The Quay Healthclub also features a creche facility where parents can leave their children with complete peace of mind whilst they workout.
Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

Al Murooj Rotana

Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites raises the bar for sophistication, luxury and indulgence in Dubai. With a glamorous look and tropical ambience, Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites, Dubai, stands out as an oasis of chic, providing passersby with just a hint of a provocative and seductive interior scene within. Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites is part of the prestigious Al Murooj complex in the heart of Dubai's business district. A landmark for its architecture and its ideal location, Al Murooj Rotana Hotel & Suites is now welcoming guests for business and leisure.

A sumptuous ballroom offering daylight overlooking a waterfall, can accommodate up to 1500 people is available for weddings, product launch and private or company receptions. For business clientele, the hotel features a VIP majlis and five meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 120 delegates. The outdoor pool side area is an excellent location to host receptions for up to 150 guests.
Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and Suites

Al Maha Desert Resort And Spa

You Cant Help Feeling A Little Like Lawrence Of Arabia On The Journey To The Al Maha Resort And Spa In The Heart Of Dubais Desert. Al Maha Is Located 45 Minutes Away From Dubai City Of Gold. Though 4-wheel Drive Jeeps Have Long Since Replaced Camels As The Most Common Form Of Transport The Sense Of Adventure Privacy And Isolation Remains. The Al Maha Was The First Ecotourism Resort Built In The United Arab Emirates. Home Of The Indigenous Species Such As The Arabian Oryx And Gazelles Have Been Re-introduced And Wander Freely. Al Maha Has Added 10 More Top Rated Luxury Suites Totaling To 40 To Further Accommodate Our World Class Guests. Al Maha Is The First Ecotourism Resort In The United Arab Emirates. The First Desert Resort In The United Arab Emirates. The First Emirates Group Hotel resort to Provide Guests Total Exclusivity With A Unique Heritage Experience No Outside Visitors Are Allowed Reintroduction Of The Indengenous Flora And Fauna Including Endangered Species Such As The Arabian Oryx. Total 40 Suites- 27 Bedouin Suites With Private Pool Recommended For Honeymooners And Individual Travelers Seeking Tranquility. 2 Royal Suites And The Emirates Suite. All Interiors Capture The Essence Of The Arabian Local Heritage Which Includes Tented Ceilings And Handcrafted Furniture And Antiques. The Same Items Can Be Purchased From The Resort And Shipment Can Be Arranged. Personalized Service Provided By 120 International Staff Speaking 30 Different Languages. Guest Can Participate In The Following Activities: Archery Falconry Nature Walks And Guided Safari To View The Animals Camel Trekking Horse Riding And Spa. Our Cousine Is A Blend Of Mditerranean Middle Eatern International And Asian Dishes. Dinner Van Be Taken On The Deck Of The Private Patio In The Desert Or In Our Luxurious Dining Room.
Al Maha Desert Resort And Spa

Al Bustan Rotana

When Stepping Into Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Guests Are Enchanted By Rotata Hotels Unique Blend Of Traditional Arabian Hospitality And Modern Luxury synonymous Only With A Leading Hotel Of The World. The Hotel With Its Atrium Space Frame Architecture And Central gazebo beautified With Natural Landscaping Plants Palm Trees And Water Fountains Have Become In No Time The Local Community Meeting Point For Both Business And Pleasure. 300 Elegant Rooms And Suites Provide The Discerning Traveler With The Utmost In Comfort And Luxury. The Hotel Prides Itself On The Quality Of Its Dinning Outlets And Offers A Variety Of Restaurants Designed To Tantalize All Taste.the Hotel Also Has One Of The Finest And Largest Function Facilities In The City. It Is The Ultimate Venue For Conferences Conventions And Social Occasions. Bodylines Leisure And Fitness Club Boasts A Wide Range Of Equipment And Facilities Including Access To A Private Beach Club.
Geared more towards the business traveler who would also enjoy some sight seeing.
Benihana Restaurant

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ritz Carlton

The AAA Five Diamond Hotel Is The Only Luxury Waterfront Hotel In Manhattan. The 39-story, 298-room Art Deco Inspired Hotel Overlooks The Statue Of Liberty, New York Harbor And Ellis Island. A Flawless Standard Of Personal Service Reigns With 24 Hour Room Service, Bath Butlers, Valets, Concierges And Spa Treatments. Guests Venturing From The Snug Haven Of Their Room Can Enjoy A Breathtaking Sunset And Award-winning Cocktails From Rise, The Hotel's 14th Floor Bar And Terrace, Or Step Outside For A Stroll Along The Scenic Esplanade Of Battery Park. The hotel is Located Just Minutes From The Trendy Tribeca And Soho Neighborhoods Known For Their Great Shopping, Restaurants And Museums.
The museum of the American Indian is one block east of the hotel, the Jewish Heritage museum is next to the hotel

Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate

Today, OHEKA Castle Hotel & Estate is a member of the coveted Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Breathtakingly beautiful, OHEKA has become the premier venue for exquisite weddings, gala celebrations, romantic weekends, or corporate retreats and has been the backdrop to many music, television, film and photo productions. In recent years, 32 luxuriously appointed Guestrooms and Suites were added to the upper floors and a new Terrace Room has been added on the main floor for larger affairs.

OHEKA, now 80 percent restored, is once again elegant and refined and enjoyed by all who pass through the grand doors of the Estate. OHEKA remains today a symbol of the history of America and a monument to the Gold Coast of Long Island.

Upon arrival at OHEKA Castle you will discover a world of charming luxury and attention to detail. Every guest room and suite has been uniquely decorated and all enjoy views of the 23-acre private estate.

Oheka Castle Hotel and Estate


Morgans is located between 37th and 28th Streets on Madison Avenue, in the heart of Manhattan and walkind distance from from Fifth Avenue shopping, the Empire State Building, the business district and Times Square. Morgans is a quietly sophisticated hotel offering understated elegance and unparalleled service in an intimate, friendly, home-away-from-home atmosphere. With interiors by the renowned French designer Andree Putman, Morgans' chic, decidedly residential feel created a sensation in the hotel industry when it opened 20 years ago, and is still the choice for discerning travelers seeking the very best. With its ultra-comfortable Guestrooms, cozy Living Room, the exciting new Morgans Bar, and the wildly popular Asia de Cuba restaurant, Morgans has earned its reputation as a New York classic.
Under the direction of restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow, Asia de Cuba serves an innovative menu that blends the best of Asian and Latino cuisines in a soaring and beautifully theatrical Philippe Starck-designed space. Featuring a 30-foot long illuminated marble communal table that runs through the main dining area, a 15-foot tall photo lightbox featuring a "running waterfall," ultra-comfortable high-backed white banquettes, and cozy living room areas with fireplaces. Morgans Bar is also one of the cities' hottest nightspots.

Mandarin Oriental

Contemporary in design, yet with stylish oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York redefines luxury as New York City's most striking and sophisticated hotel. The 251 room property includes 48 luxurious suites and is situated at the union of Columbus Circle and Central Park. Mandarin Oriental, New York's floor-to-ceiling windows captivate guests with commanding views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Each guestroom features state-of-the-art technology; from a highly personalized home theater experience providing surround-sound stereo including CD and DVD options, digitally delivered high-definition video on large flat panel LCD televisions, laptop connections to the in-room LCD television, high speed internet access and more. To further enhance the guest experience, the hotel offers Asiate- an exciting, trend-setting restaurant presenting an artistic and modern approach to French and Japanese cuisine; extensive meeting and catering facilities, as well as The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York- a 14,500 square foot spa with a fitness center and 75-foot naturally-lit lap pool.

Lobby Lounge has a wall of glass with spectacular view on the 35rd floor. Hotel is located in Time Warner Center

Loews Regency Hotel

In one of the most fast-paced and populous cities on Earth, sits an enclave of quiet elegance and luxury, the Loews Regency Hotel. Located in one of the most revered sections of Manhattan, the hotel is situated on a tree-lined avenue and neighbors upscale boutiques, antique shops and museums. Once inside, the lobby exudes warmth and friendliness: an exceptional quality that's just as inherent in the attentive staff. A recent multi-million dollar renovation has turned this hotel into a closely guarded secret getaway. The luxurious fabrics that grace the contemporary accommodations are enhanced with gold and wood accents. Sheets of the 200-thread variety and premier mattresses ensure that you will sleep deeply even if the city doesn't. It's lodging indulgence to the hilt. The polish and flair of the hotel isn't purely cosmetic. An impeccably attentive staff ensures that The Regency lives up to its refined Park Avenue address. Distinctive services range from individually designed workouts with personal trainers to the simple, welcoming gesture of a doorman that remembers and refers to you by name throughout your visit.

Power breakfast. Light lunch. Afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. Pre-theater dinner. Late night ear candy. You can indulge in it all without leaving The Regency. A world-famous Upper East Side restaurant and a comfy lounge offer an overwhelming selection of both fine dining and ambiance. Feinstein's at The Regency: Fine dining meets cabaret at Feinstein's at the Regency in New York. 540 Park: Long regarded as the home of the power breakfast, 540 Park is also a serious contender when it comes to memorable dinners. The entrees, environment, and service are always exquisite. The Library: Shelves of books and comfy banquettes grace The Library where menus and wine lists make for some of the best reading around.
The Regency, A Loews Hotel New York City

Le Parker Meridien

Hip and dysfunctional are out ... style and function are in. There are 730 ergonomically inspired rooms and suites ... some with far reaching views of Central Park. Le Parker Meridien New York is located in the heart of it all/steps away from Central Park/Carnegie Hall/5th Avenue and the best theatres.

At Le Parker Meridien, we're New Yorkers and we like to share Our Town with new comers. Our experts have been at this a long time - they know the city from parks to museums to restaurants to where to ice skate; search for gargoyles; see dinosaurs; and where to gaze at the constellations (indoors, that is). They know how to get around The Big City and beyond. They know how much things cost and about how long it takes to get where you're going. They know what kids like to do and what's right for parents too.

730 ergonomically inspired rooms and suites enhanced by luscious cherry and cedar woods. We give you more with: expansive desk space, Aeron desk chair, free high-speed internet access, two phone lines, call waiting, voicemail, in-room safe. These sleek rooms have 32" televisions, cd/dvd players, air-conditioning, hairdryers, minibars, irons and ironing boards. Check-out by video. We have variety with: l-shaped junior-suites complete with separate sitting area, king-size bed, cedar-lined bath and showers big enough for two; one and two bedroom suites are the perfect New York pad. Suites offer fantastic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline and have full kitchens. You could move in and live happily ever after.

Style and function are in. Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, deal closings, business events. Clustered on the second and third levels, the function rooms are decked out to make your important business and social occasions stress-free. We have the latest in information and comfort technology, experienced staff and innovative cuisine. High atop the hotel is the chic estrela penthouse with private terrace

Le Parker Meridien New York

Jumeirah Essex House

Built in 1931, the Essex House is a well-known feature of Manhattan, recognised throughout the world as a model of graceful elegance and art-deco sophistication. Ideally located in the heart of New York City, Jumeirah Essex House offers an unbeatable location that has lured dignitaries, celebrities and world leaders for years. Enjoy our stylish setting, nestled between the beauty of Central Park and the buzz of Broadway, and surround yourself in elegance and style. Welcome to Jumeirah Essex House. Relax and stay a while.

The Spa features an on-site fitness specialist, personal training, a training floor with a host of cardiovascular equipment, and a full circuit of weight-resistance exercise machines.

16 distinctive meeting rooms - meeting all your requirements. Grand Salon or Petit Salon - large reception or intimate function. Conference facilities on premises can accommodate up to 180 people
Jumeirah Essex House

InterContinental The Barclay

Welcome to InterContinental The Barclay New York. This New York hotel truly captures the luxury and attitude of 'the city that never sleeps'. Indulge in some luxury today by booking any of our special packages which offer unique opportunities to experience the Big Apple. The InterContinental Barclay is a New York hotel that will complement and enhance your stay. Built in the Roaring Twenties by the New York Central Railroad, this historic, elegant New York accommodation celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It remains one of the most luxurious New York hotels near Park Avenue. Guests enjoy a combination of elegance and convenience that few New York City hotels can match. Minutes from LaGuardia and JFK Airports to the doors of this legendary luxury hotel, New York unfolds before our guests in its bold glamour. Guests can easily visit the United Nations, Wall Street, Broadway Theaters, or world-famous Central Park. In fact, because of its proximity to the United Nations, this charming New York City hotel has been the choice of nearly every visiting head of state including President Ronald Reagan, Francois Mitterrand, Nelson Mandela and others. When celebrities stay in the Big Apple, they too, have a favorite luxury hotel, New York's InterContinental The Barclay

18 meeting rooms - max. 300 theatre style, 160 classroom, 320 reception, 250 banquet. The restored ballroom handles events to 300. On-street loading access. Meeting rooms designed w/excellent sight lines and windows. Email:
InterContinental The Barclay New York

Hotel Plaza Athenee

Among the townhouses of the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan, on a quiet, tree-lined street, stands the Hotel Plaza Athenee. The hotel is just a stroll away from Central Park, Madison Avenue shops, and Midtown. This charming hotel offers 149 rooms and suites, some with balconies and glass-enclosed terraces.

All suites and select rooms feature iPod docking stations, DVD players, and 42' plasma TVs. As noted by top travel publications, the hotel is well known for providing excellent service.

There are 35 gorgeous suites, 8 with dining rooms and/or indoor atriums and outdoor balconies.
Hotel Plaza Athenee New York

Hotel Mela

At Home Sophistication' is the concept for the new 230-room Hotel Mela which opened October 2006. Hotel Mela defines 'At Home Sophistication' as the little touches and accents that provide the ultimate in comfort, style, luxury and familiarity of home. Items such as specialty pillows, throws, fine bedding and spa amenities provide all the comforts of home and create an inviting setting in which to relax.

'At Home Sophistication' begins upon entering the lobby which functions both as a reception area and gathering place for guests. White faux leather banquettes and red mohair sofas accentuated by overstuffed pillows situated in the center of the lobby provides an atmosphere of comfort, sophistication and warmth. The black trimmed marble flooring against Venetian plaster walls support retro yet modern seating, providing an eclectic feel that is both stylish and comfortable. Chandelier lighting of glass beads encased in handmade red Duboni silk lampshades create an orange glow that compliments the eclectic seating and creates an atmosphere that is sophisticated and chic. So join us and experience living in New York City, with all of its vibrant culture, simply by stepping out of the eclectic, chic and sophisticated Hotel Mela.

Deluxe Room - 220 square feet (20.5 square meters), and featuring either a king, a queen or two twin beds, our Deluxe guest rooms are decorated with earth-tone inspired decor designed to create a tranquil atmosphere of modern luxury and classic sophistication covered with fine duvets and 100 percent Egyptian combed cotton linen and bathroom products by H2O +. In addition, Deluxe guest rooms feature full-range of traditional amenities and the latest in technology, including 26" flat-screen LCD TVs, CD/Alarm clocks with MP3 connection, working desks with ergonomic chairs, dedicated 2-line phone service with cordless and land-line phones, mini-bars, safes, hairdryers, bath robes, HSIA and WiFi.

Hotel Mela New York Guest Room

Gramercy Park Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel offers 184 rooms, suites and specialty suites, along with a luxurious Penthouse. The bold, individualistic spirit of the public spaces are carried into the guest rooms. Each room has a unique layout, vivid Renaissance color palette, and distinctive collection of art and objects. Imported hand tufted rugs, velvet drapery, wooden blinds, curated photographs and original custom hand made furnishings, all blend to create the perfect ambiance. Rooms are appointed with King or Queen beds, leather topped desks, a mahogany English drinking cabinet and a "best of" collection of bathroom amenities. High speed wireless internet access and turn down service are just some of the additional amenities available.
The hotel and guest rooms have been created by Ian Schrager and a collaboration of partners and friends including artist, Julian Schnabel.
Gramercy Park Hotel

Four Seasons

Rising over Manhattan's premier shopping and business district, between Park and Madison Avenues, the I.M. Pei-designed Four Seasons features stunning views and gracious style -- a remarkable experience, even by New York standards. Meet at the quintessential Manhattan address, between Park and Madison Avenues. Sleek, ultra-spacious quarters with soaring views. Ultra-chic, ultra-tech meeting spaces -- including private Four Seasons meeting suites. Award-winning service that never sleeps.
Entrance Designed by I.M. Pei

Dylan Hotel

Timeless, classic, elegant, artistic. When you enter The Dylan Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, you are transported to a world of beauty, art, and refinement. Surrounded by excitement. Cradled in comfort. That's what a stay at the Dylan Hotel in New York City is all about. Located in the city's vibrant core in midtown Manhattan, the best of New York City is just outside our front door. We're only a short walk from Grand Central Station, New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center, Times Square, Central Park, Fifth Avenue Shopping and the great restaurants of Manhattan. Dylan's interiors, by Jeffrey Beers of Jeffrey Beers International, mark a deliberate departure from both the too stark and overly hip designs currently prevalent in the high-end boutique hotel market. Beers has created a timeless look for the property that redefines opulence for a new age while preserving the landmark-quality architecture of the 1903 Beaux-Arts structure.
Dylan Hotel New York

Castle On The Hudson

Located only thirty minutes north of Manhattan, The Castle on the Hudson sits majestically overlooking the Hudson River on sprawling acres of manicured gardens and grounds. With it's 125 year history, the castle is undoubtedly a regal escape to the enchanted days of yesteryear. The Castle's luxurious guestrooms, suites with wood burning fireplaces and impeccable service, continue to be a favorite among dignitaries and celebrities. In addition, the Castle's award winning dining room, Equus, has also earned a worldwide reputation for excellence.
The Castle on the Hudson is a building inspired by the Norman strongholds on the British Isles. It is an rare sight in New York, and is the only building of its kind within 30 minutes of Manhattan.
The Castle offers a 24-hour health and fitness Center featuring - State-of-the Art Cardiovascular Equipment, Treadmill, Stairmaster, Recumbent Bicycle, Multi-Workout Stations, and Free Weights.
Room Interior

Bryant Park

Driven By Style, Contemporary Design, And State Of The Art Amenities, The Bryant Park Is Midtowns First Exclusive Luxury Designer Hotel. The Bryant Park Combines Glamour, Sophistication And World Class Service For A Flawless Guest Experience For The Dicerning Traveler. The Bryant Park Hotel Offers 129 Oversized Guest Rooms With Full Marble Baths And Deep Soaking Tubs. Try One Of The 24 Suites Or Request On Of The 11 Rooms With A Terrace To Gaze At The Stars. Please Inquire About One Of Our 2 Penthhouse Suites For A Business Meeting Or Weekend Getaway. 70-seat Private Screening Room With Video Conferencing Capabilities State Of The Art Fitness Center With On Site Personal Trainer, In Room Massage And Spa Service. Private Boardroom Facilities For Small Business Meetings.
The Penthouse is a 1,100 square foot space encompassing the entire 24th floor with French doors opening on the terrace providing spectacular surrounding views of the New York City skyline. It features one and a half baths and a dining area that can seat up to 6 people. The suite is also equipped with two 32" High Definition LCD flat screen televisions. It is perfect for the luxury travel but also as a meeting or event space when available. The Loft and Boardroom Suite are also availble as Event Space.

Non-Smoking floors are available.

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70 Park Avenue Hotel

70 Park Avenue Hotel marks Kimpton Hotels' much-anticipated debut in New York and offers a haven of quiet luxury for guests seeking the ambience of their very own Park Avenue pied a terre. Setting a new standard for comfort and style in boutique hotels, the midtown Manhattan hotel invites guests to Live Life Well. Fresh from an extensive multi-million dollar renovation under the direction of renowned residential designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, 70 Park Avenue Hotel brings a distinct approach to design, an intimate style and gracious service along with state-of-the-art technology. Inspired by the exterior's distinctive limestone facade, the hotel lobby living room features an impressive 14-foot limestone and sandstone fireplace - a hallmark of Kimpton Hotels. Inviting conversation areas, decorated in warm earth tones and rich dark woods, beckon guests to mingle. Wine receptions, offered complimentary every evening - another hallmark of Kimpton Hotels - underscore the welcoming, social atmosphere. This same elegant residential feel immediately present upon entering the hotel is carried through the rest of the public space and the guestrooms upstairs. The luxury boutique hotel is located at the corner of Park Avenue and 38th Street - in Murray Hill, a charming and friendly residential enclave that is set in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Central for business and leisure travelers, this luxury hotel is convenient to Grand Central Station and prime New York City addresses. Fifth Avenue shopping, Union Square, Bryant Park, the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, museums and nightlife are all within easy walking distance. Elegant without pretense, relaxed without being too casual. Convenient and exceptionally appointed, 70 Park Avenue Hotel attracts discerning travelers who appreciate the thoughtful details that allow them to Live Life Well.
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60 Thompson

Manhattan's New Luxurious 100-room Boutique Hotel...60 Thompson. Located In The Fashionable Soho District Convenient To Midtown And The Financial District. Nestled On Thompson Street Between Spring And Broome Streets. 60 Thompson Offers The Best Location From Which To Conduct Business Or To Enjoy New York's Style- Setting Center Of Art Galleries Theaters Cafes And Restaurants Designer Boutiques And Trendy Shops. 60 Thompson Is Set Back From The Street Discreetly Standing Behind A Courtyard Of Birch Trees Melding With Its Century-old Surroundings On This Tranquil Block In Soho. The Second Floor Lobby Is A Warm Serene Reading Room. Adjacent To The Lobby Is Thom's Lounge A Chic Place To Unwind Inside And Out. Our Restaurant Thom Features Regional American Fare With An Eastern Essence. For Guests And Private Events The Garden Bar Overlooks Soho With Views Of The Empire State Building. Designed By Thompson O'brien Of Aero Studios The Modern Rooms Pamper Guests With Sumptuous Amenities: Frette Linens And Robes Down Bedding Dvd And Cd Players Spa Products And Bathroom Apothecary By Philosophy Gourmet Mini-bars With Dean And Duluca And Designer Marble Bathrooms. The Majority Of Rooms Are Also Appointed With Relaxing Couches And Chairs. 60 Thompson...soho's Friendly Designer Hotel.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Grace Hotel Sydney

The multi-award winning Grace Hotel is an establishment of contrasts. It is noted for its tranquillity, yet it lies in the heart of Sydney’s dynamic central business district. Contemporary Australian cuisine is served in heritage listed Art Deco splendour (the building was modelled on the original Chicago Tribune building). Chic styling combines with what are rumoured to be the most comfortable beds in Sydney. Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, King Street Wharf, Cockle Bay, Pitt Street Mall and the Queen Victoria Building are all within easy reach, making The Grace perfect for business and pleasure. Staying in this spacious, stylish haven at Sydney’s heart means you can stand at the window of your beautifully peaceful room and watch the engaging bustle of the city, conscious that the most stressful decision during your stay is going to be choosing between the three restaurants to eat in. And if that all feels like too much, you can always put off the decision and opt for a revitalizing spa treatment. One could even end their day at PJ O’Briens, an Irish-style pub, offering a variety of pub cuisine and the best Guinness in Sydney.

382 rooms offer cable Internet access and air-conditioning. Rates from AUD 220.

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A rooftop fitness centre, with expansive city views, includes a six metre pool, sauna, spa tub, and steam room. Luxuriate in the Oriental spa or beauty salon, or arrange a trip to the hairdressers.

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The pretty Grace CafĂ© serves modern Australian cuisine, while the Grace Brasserie provides delicious buffet options for breakfast and lunch. The new ‘Bar 77G’ provides a stylish escape to enjoy a drink and grazing menu.

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Meeting facilities
15 meeting rooms accommodate up to 500 delegates.

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Located in the business, entertainment and cultural centre, the hotel is bordered by York, King and Clarence Streets, with Hyde Park within four blocks. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is 16 km away.

Grace in Rosebank

With its classical standards of excellence dating back to an era of gracious living and attention to detail, The Grace in Rose bank is the ideal choice for guests seeking a sophisticated city hotel with the highest levels of service and luxury, as well as personal charm found only in small establishments.

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The Dining Room is situated on the fourth floor and provides a memorable a-la-carte dining experience, excuisite cuisine and excellent service accompanied by a selection of superb cocktails and wines from our cellar.

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Set in the heart of stylish Rosebank, a tree lined cosmopolitan suburb rich in eclectic restaurants, shopping centres, cinemas and culture, The Grace Hotel Johannesburg offers easy access to Johannesburg most prominent business and cultural museums, as well as Sandton business district and O.R. Tambo International airport.

Stanley Hotel - a Summit Hotel

Superior Deluxe Hotel located in the best part of Nairobi. To one side the graceful boulevard of Kenyetta Avenue, to the other the central business and shopping districts. From this central and perfect location it is an easy stroll to the cultural business and shopping attractions of the city. Since 1902,

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The Stanley has been making history, hosting Royal Safaris, ground breaking business events and a long line of living legends. A comprehensive re-development project which finished last year has retained the history and character of The Stanley, but provided the very latest in technology services. Award winning food and fine wines, complement the levels of consistent service excellence and warm hospitality. All rooms are overlarge and public areas and facilities are luxurious and enticing.

Jomo Kenyatta Int'l Airport NBO 15 km, Railway Station 2 km, National Park 10 km

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Disney Cruise Line

Disney had been involved in cruising for a number of years through an agreement with the now defunct Premier Cruise Lines, before the company entered the cruise market with its first own ship in mid-1998. Disney's two sister vessels remind the viewer of the ocean liners of yesteryear, but they feature all the latest amenities and high-tech equipment a modern superliner needs.

silversea Cruise Line

Established in 1992 by the Lefebvre family and Monaco-based V-Ships, Silversea Cruises debuted with its first newbuild, Silver Cloud, in 1994. In contrast to competitor Seabourn Cruise Line, Silversea's ships feature a high number of cabins with private balconies, and they are also much larger than the smaller mega-yachts. Silver Shadow joined the fleet in 2000, followed by Silver Whisper in July, 2001.

seaDream Cruise Line

SeaDream Yacht Club is an innovative, new yachting company that operates the twin, ultra-luxury mega yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II. When they were originally introduced they soon became the prototypes of the casual and intimate yachting experience. SeaDream Yacht Club has built upon this legacy and today the two sleek and rakish SeaDream yachts are highly acclaimed by discerning travelers seeking a unique seagoing experience and by travel industry observers everywhere. SeaDream Yacht Club was founded in September of 2001 by Norwegian entrepreneur Atle Brynestad who founded Seabourn Cruise Line and Larry Pimentel, who was President of Seabourn under Brynestad and later President and CEO of the merged companies Cunard-Seabourn. Pimentel is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SeaDream and a co-owner. As Sea Dream's Chairman says "We are not a cruise line. We are a yacht company and we provide a yachting experience." Yachting features an open and unstructured ambience that provides guests the ability to fulfill their own dreams call them "seadreams" if you will at their own pace and in their own style. We like to express this as "No clocks, no crowds, no lines, no stress." The key word for the SeaDream yachting experience is "unstructured. It's all about personal choice. Think of it as a free form holiday in which guests fall into a "seadream" and believe that they are aboard their own yacht. That's why we say SeaDream is a yacht company; not a cruise line.

Seabourn Cruise Line

Launched in 1987 - originally the name Signet Cruises was planned - Seabourn Cruise Line is an ultra-luxury cruise operator. The company's original two vessels were later joined by the similar Seabourn Legend. In 1991 already, Carnival Corporation acquired a stake in Seabourn and later took over the line. In 1999, Seabourn Sun and the two Seabourn Goddesses joined the fleet from sister company Cunard. In mid-2001, Seabourn Goddess I & II were sold again, however, and the larger Seabourn Sun was transferred to sister company Holland America Line in April, 2002.

ResidenSea Cruise Line

Residensea was founded as a unique company whose mission statement is describes as following: ResidenSea is the innovative leader in developing, building and selling unique residences onboard purpose-built luxury ships. Through motivated employees, ResidenSea delivers unparalleled service to create shareholder value. ResidenSea's first ship, The World, was launched in 2002 and has received the attention of everyone in the cruise industry.

Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line

Originally launched by Radisson Hotels as a one-ship cruise line with the Radisson Diamond in 1992, this company acquired Seven Seas Cruises in 1997 and became Radisson Seven Seas Cruises. The name was changed to Regent Seven Seas in 2007 and one of the ships. The Paul Gauguin permanently sailing in the South pacific, was sold to an independent company. There are currently three ships in service; Mariner, Navigator and Voyager. These are small luxury vessels with liquor and gratuities included in the cruise fare. Another small ship, the Explorer II sails in the Galapagos islands.

Crystal Cruise Line

Established in 1988 by Nippon Yusen Kaisha of Japan, the world's largest shipping company, Crystal Cruises offers the comforts of a luxury line and the range amenities of the premium lines' usually larger ships, creating a unique ultra deluxe experience. The company's first ship, Crystal Harmony, entered service in 1990, sister ship Crystal Symphony in 1995 and finally, the Crystal Serenity in 2003. Crystal has consistently won "Best Large Ship" awards from everyone awarding them and is a favorite among cruisers enjoying luxury products.

Oceania Cruise Line

Oceania Cruises was formed in 2002 by cruise industry veterans Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio. Best in class cuisine, destination oriented itineraries, and outstanding value define Oceania Cruises' five-star product and position the company as the cruise line of choice for traditional premium and luxury category cruisers. The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and reminiscent of the casual elegance of a country club. Tuxedos and gowns are never a requirement for dining so you can dress and enjoy the evening comfortably. The overall feeling is one that is never stuffy and void of any pretension. You will enjoy the flexibility of four open seating restaurants; you dine when, where and with whom you choose. Our 5 Star menus are crafted under the meticulously watchful eye of renowned master chef Jacques P�pin, our Executive Culinary Director. Host of numerous public television series, he is one of America's best known chefs, food columnists and cook book authors. He has also served as the personal chef to no less than three French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle. Our three intimate and luxurious 684 passenger ships, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica feature World Wide itineraries The itineraries have been tailored to include many overnight port stays allowing passengers time to immerse themselves in the history, culture and local flavor of the region.

Holland America Cruise Line

Launched in the 1870s when the original Rotterdam made its inaugural trans-Atlantic crossing from Rotterdam to New York, the Holland America Line as it is known today is one of the oldest companies in the passenger shipping business. A major player in Alaska through its subsidiary Westours, HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation in 1989. Up to now, the company has offered its premium cruises on mid-sized ships, but as part of an ambitious newbuilding program five new 84,000 gt superliners will enter service with Holland America until 2006.

Celebrity Cruise Line

One of the youngest of the big cruise lines, Celebrity Cruises was established in 1989 by the Chandris Group, a Greek company that has been in the passenger shipping business since the 1920s. Celebrity's first ship was the former liner Meridian, followed by the company's first newbuild, Horizon. One of Celebrity's hallmarks is its award-winning cuisine, created and supervised by three-star Michelin master chef Michel Roux. All five new Celebrity ships that entered service between 1990 and 1997 were constructed at the renowned German Jos. L. Meyer shipyard (commonly known as the Meyer Werft). In 1997 Royal Caribbean Cruises acquired Celebrity Cruises. As part of an aggressive newbuilding program, Celebrity cruises has launched four brand-new 91,000 gt Millennium-class superliners since mid-2000.

Princess Cruise Line

Launched in 1965 with a single ship, the chartered Princess Patricia, Princess Cruises was acquired by the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) in 1974. In 1975 the company's Pacific Princess became the star of the world-famous TV series, "The Love Boat", making her one of the best-known cruise ships in the world. In 1988 Sitmar Cruises was taken over, adding four additional ships to the fleet. P&O's cruise division was demerged from the mother company in 2000 and is now named P&O Princess Cruises. In 2003, Princess was acquired by Carnival Corporation and will be operated as a separate brand within Carnival. With five new ships on order and two former Renaissance Cruises vessels about to join the fleet, Princess will further expand its popular "Personal Choice Cruising" experience.

NCL Cruise Line

One of the oldest of the modern cruise lines that had not been in the ocean liner business, Norwegian Cruise Line was established - originally under the name Norwegian Caribbean Line - by Norwegian entrepreneur Knut Kloster and Ted Arrison, who later started his own company, Carnival Cruise Lines, in 1966 with a single ship, the Sunward. Kloster added four new ships until 1971, and in 1979 his decision to purchase the former pride of the Grande Nation, the S/S France, made the public sit up and take world-wide notice of his company. The former liner was skillfully converted into cruising's very first superliner, S/S Norway, by Germany's Lloyd Werft shipyard in 1980. She became the prototype of the huge cruise ships of the 1990s and the new millennium. In 1990 S/S Norway was further enlarged by adding two completely new decks. One of the last grand liners of yesteryear to sail the seven seas, the Norway continues to offer traditional cruises in a unique environment. Norwegian Cruise Line accepted delivery of two brand-new ships in 2001, the 80,000 gt Norwegian Sun and the 91,000 gt Norwegian Star. A second 91,000 gt vessel, Norwegian Dawn, will follow in 2002. NCL's innovative "Freestyle Cruising" concept has impressed passengers world-wide, and has already found imitators among competing cruise lines.