Design Hotels have announced the opening of the Carbon Hotel in Belgium.
The Hotel is well located in the heart of Genk, a well regarded city in Belgium. The construction is part of a significant reinvigoration of the city centre.
The hotel includes 60 rooms incorporating iPod, television, DVD player and generously stocked mini bar.
The top floor includes a vast, 700 m² spa and healing centre, where a sauna, hammam, chromotherapy, relaxation treatments, massage, cocoon corners, herbal baths, tai chi and chakra are available to guests, as is a large terrace with southern exposure.
The hotel also includes a wine bar, restaurant with an open kitchen, and three meeting rooms amongst other facilities.
Carbon Hotel rates range from 105-300 Euros.
The new Imperial Suite at the Kempinski Bahia Estepona really does include everything you could ever want in a hotel room. At £20,000 ($40,000) a night you kind of wouldn’t expect anything less I guess.
This rather incredible suite includes:
Posted by Ruth Miller on Mon 17th March 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Hotels
The new Regent Bal Harbour hotel is located on one of Bal Harbour’s most pristine white sand beaches, and incorporates 124 rooms offering Florida oceanfront
views of the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Some of the more desirable features include:
• The hotel will house a commissioned, museum-quality art
collection featuring works by established and emerging American artists
that evoke the Asian heritage of Regent Hotels & Resorts.
• Each guest room and executive suite assures the utmost privacy and
quiet with access from semi-private or private elevators.
• Bathrooms are outfitted with freestanding bathtubs placed before 10-foot,
floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning water views.
• The Presidential Suite. At 3,500 square-feet, including 702 square-feet of
terrace, a theatre and media room; 46-bottle wine storage; and grand-piano
bedecked living room. A Roman tub on the suite’s master balcony offers
breathtaking views of the Miami skyline and bay.
If you’re looking for genuine luxury accommodation in Florida, check out the Regent Bal Harbour.
Posted by Ruth Miller on Fri 25th January 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Hotels, Travel News
Alila Cha-Am is now being feted as one of the first luxury hotels / resorts to open in the paradise of Cha-Am on the coast of Hua Hin.
Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag has designed the 70 contemporary rooms which include hammocks, rain showers and home cinema systems.
Other luxuries include a spa, two restaurants and a rather trendy bar.
The Alila web site says:
“From the grand marble entrance stairway to the rooftop reflecting pool, every detail is understated yet unforgettable. Guest rooms and villas are conceived as personal retreats - spacious, elegant and fully connected. Privacy is paramount, with intimate hideaways nestled amid sprawling lawns and azure pools.
Alila Cha-Am truly defines style from fine dining in Clouds Loft to Spa Alila and the unique Red Bar - a wellness zone by day that transforms into ultra cool bar by night. Whether chilling out in private or with company, Alila Cha-Am sets the mood for absolute relaxation.”
Double rooms sell for $188 (£94).
Posted by Ruth Miller on Wed 23rd January 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Hotels
The Vineyard at Stockcross is a fine British example of a country house hotel. It’s location is within a short distance of London and is described as an “18th century hunting lodge with modern extensions housing the spa”.
The hotel focuses on a “fusion of food and wine” - not quite sure what that really means - nonetheless the executive chef John Campbell and head chef Peter Eaton offer dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients (crayfish, watercress, blackberries, sloes and mushrooms). You should check out the signature starter of salmon mi-cuit marinated in vanilla.
The hotel comprises 49 rooms with a mix of old fashioned decor - four poster beds etc and contemporary Atrium Suites.
There are whispers that celebrity guests include Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. The location is perfect for access to Newbury racecourse.
Double rooms are priced at £125 ($250) per night.
Definitely worth a visit, if only for a few nights…