Especially for those who are tired of the international network of hotels class “luxury”, Shine is a selection of the most unusual hotels in the world.
Sandboarding enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel-an oasis in the desert of RUB al Khali, which is two hours away by car from the capital of UAE – Abu Dhabi. Do not worry in advance: pool, SPA, restaurants and other blessings of civilization are the place to be even in a lifeless desert.
Liwa Oasis, UAE
2. The hotel with its own vineyard
What could be better than to combine relaxation with wine tasting?
Castello Banfi — Il Borgo, the Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy
3. Hidden in the mountains and greenery
Ideal for those who want to be alone and hide from the eyes of others. Continue reading
From 19 to 22 November in the Venice Giorgio Cini Foundation hosted the annual Congress of members of the Association The Leading Hotels of The World, uniting more than 450 luxury hotels worldwide. In addition to discussions of current issues in the hospitality industry, during the Congress was the presentation of awards to the best representatives of LHW.
Award Commitment to Excellence Awards traditionally awarded to those hotels whose concept of service is beyond the scope of the standard. Taken into account and a positive effect on their environmental, social and cultural activities. This year the winners were The Gleneagles Hotel (Perthshire, Scotland), Taj West End (Bangalore, India), Hotel Okura (Tokyo, Japan).
The winners of the prize Commitment to Quality Awards have become hotels of different regions of the world, recognized for high quality service. Continue reading
Owners of luxury hotels, it seems, does not loss from the effects of the global economic crisis. In contrast, the price per night in luxury apartments are growing quickly, and VIPs, it made no scares. The Imperial suites and presidential penthouses are always in high demand among the travelling elite, particularly government officials. For example, us President Barack Obama during his three-day visit to Moscow in June 2009, she filmed the entire Ritz-Carlton.
Authoritative British magazine Wealth Bulletin publishes the ratings of the most expensive hotel rooms. On the eve of the 2010 “big ten” were the following hotels.
Geneva: Hotel President Wilson
The price of the night in the Royal penthouse occupying the entire floor, is sixty-five thousand dollars. According to Wealth Bulletin, it costs almost twice as much as 2009. Despite the unprecedented high cost, book the penthouse is not easy: you have to align your intentions with the main hotel Manager. Continue reading