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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jumeirah Hotels

Jumeirah is an international luxury hotel chain and part of Dubai Holding, which is owned by the Dubai Government. It is named after Jumeirah.Jumeirah's portfolio includings the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the third-highest hotel in the world. It also manages the Wild Wadi Water Park and runs both The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management and Jumeirah Hospitality. Whilst the majority of Jumeirah's hotels are based in Dubai, they are expanding aggressively overseas. As at February 2007, it has two properties in England and one in the United States. It also has hotels in development in Bermuda, China, Jordan, Qatar, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shangri-La Hotels

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and manages 66 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders brands with a rooms inventory of over 30,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, China (Hong Kong), Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
Shangri-La's first property was the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore which opened in 1971. The hotel's 15 acres (61,000 m2) of landscaped gardens, luxuriously appointed guest rooms and characteristic Asian style set standards which continue to guide the group's design features.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lánchíd 19 **** Budapest

Named after Budapest’s famed “Chain Bridge” which that spans the Danube, Lánchíd 19 **** hotel is a contemporary highlight in a neighborhood of predominantly 19th century architecture. This contrast denotes the evolving character of Budapest, one which celebrates both past and future. In the evenings the moveable accordion-like glass façade of the design hotel transforms into eye-catching figures setting the tone for an intimate welcome. Detail definitely reins supreme here: a diver morphing into wavelets on the façade, archaeological remains of a water tower below stairs, overhead glass suspension bridges holding sandblasted fingerprints, uniform made by award-winning Hungarian fashion designers on the hotel staff. The first design hotelsTM member of Hungary provides guests with a unique atmosphere of inventive modernity.

The four-star hotel is situated at the feet of the Buda Royal Castle is near the city-centre and a stone’s throw from Lánchíd (Chain Bridge), taking travelers to the Pest-side downtown of central business and shopping districts. The Danube’s view is fascinating, encompassing Margaret Island as well as the Pest riverbank, and imagine, all these while sitting in your bathtub in a panorama suite. The other side of the hotel provides an equally stunning view, facing the Buda Royal Castle, a member of the UNESCO World Heritage. 

Lánchíd 19 **** design hotel in Budapest offers 45 rooms and 3 suites of minimalist style, complemented by unique design objects. Every room is equipped with air conditioning, free internet access, a flat-screen, internet-connected TV set featuring international channels, telephone, minibar and safe deposit (as basic room fittings).

* Free wifi throughout the hotel
* L19 restaurant and terrace
* Lobby bar
* 3 meeting rooms
* Room service
* Business services
* Luggage storage
* Dry-cleaning
* Car rental
* Cab ordering
* Airport transfer
* Cultural program offers

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stratosphere Hotel

A wide range of services are offered to each Stratosphere hotel guest. There is 24-hour room service with a huge selection of food and drinks for every appetite. A fitness center is located on the premises to help guests maintain their fitness routines. Services ranging from car rentals to dry cleaning are offered through Guest Services. Business needs such as faxing and next day delivery are offered through Business Services.

The Stratosphere provides many amenities for our guests' comfort. Please roll over the links below for more details. SWIMMING POOL Opened on June 22, 2001 as part of the $75 million tower expansion project, the 67,000 square-foot resort pool and recreation deck located on the eighth floor of the new tower. In addition to the spacious swimming pool, the deck features an oversize spa, a waterfall, private cabanas and a special events area. There is also a poolside café, a full-service bar and a shop for poolside accessories. Recreational programs are conducted in the summer. POOLSIDE FITNESS FACILITY If vacation means letting everything go (except your body), then our Fitness Facility is for you! Get a great workout away from home with our multiple treadmills, stationary bikes and free weights. SALON/SPA Get ready to be pampered! The ultimate in health and relaxation has made its way to the Stratosphere. Roni Josef International Salon & Spa has joined our family of unique services and amenities. Located in the Tower Shops Retail Mall, Roni Josef offers massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, designer hair cuts and styling, makeover consultation and a variety of other treatments. Take some time out to soothe your body, calm your senses and immerse yourself in indulgence. Visit the Roni Josef International Salon & Spa at the Stratosphere! LAUNDRY Need to pack light? No problem. Our laundry and dry cleaning services allow you to get the most use out of the clothes you bring. If you would like us to do your laundry or dry cleaning, a bag is provided in your room, which can be picked up and delivered the same day. Or, if you would prefer, we have coin-operated, self-service washers and dryers on the 6th floor. BUSINESS CENTER Just because your Las Vegas agenda includes early-morning business meetings instead of all-night club hopping doesn’t mean you can’t have a productive trip. Here at the Stratosphere, we cater to our business-minded guests by providing all the resources you need to keep things running back at your home office. Our Business Center is located in the Hotel Lobby and offers faxing and copying capabilities, as well as gift certificates and shipping services. A postage machine is located in our Tour & Travel Lobby. These services are available from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday & Saturday.

Centrally located, Stratosphere Las Vegas is at the top of the Las Vegas Strip and the closest Strip property to Downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience. We are just 1.3 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Flamingo Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

The Flamingo Las Vegas is a hotel casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada and is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. The property offers a 7,200 m2 casino along with 3,626 hotel rooms. The 15 acres site's architectural theme is reminiscent of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style of Miami and South Beach, with the central outdoor area housing an exhibit of flamingos as part of a wildlife habitat. It was the home of penguins, but they have since been moved to the Dallas Zoo. It was the third resort to open on the Strip. It is the oldest resort on the Strip still in operation today.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas

Aria Resort & Casino is a Las Vegas luxury hotel, skyscraper, and central feature to the CityCenter development. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the 60-story two curvilinear glass towers house 4,004 rooms (including 568 suites) totaling 4,000,000 sq ft (370,000 m2).At its base is a 150,000 sq ft (14,000 m2) casino and a three-story lobby that uses natural materials including lush foliage, flowers, glass, wood, and stone.The Aria Resort and Casino was opened on December 16, 2009The resort includes lounges, bars, nightclubs and a variety of casual to upscale restaurants, including Julian Serrano's eponymous restaurant and Sirio Maccioni's Sirio.In the resort's 2,000 seat theater, Cirque du Soleil, CKX, Inc. and its subsidiary Elvis Presley Enterprises created a permanent production celebrating the music of Elvis Presley titled Viva Elvis. Previews opened On December 17, 2009. The show officially premiered on February 17, 2010.Aria also features a 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2) spaA three-story 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) convention center includes four ballrooms (three with fully functioning theatrical stages), 38 meeting rooms and the largest glass-curtain wall in a public building overlooking the pool. The three story tall window is 400 feet (120 m) long.
At the north valet is artist Jenny Holzer's 250 ft (76 m) LED sign welcoming visitors to the hotel.
The hotel also includes 900,000 sq ft (84,000 m2) for back-of-house areas, offices, and a subterranean parking garage.Aria's Control4 automation system monitors energy usage. The system remembers guests' preferences. When guests swipe their room card, it restores their preferences for temperature, lights, window coverings and greets the guest by name.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 43-story luxury hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned by MGM Resorts International. Five floors (floors 35–39) of the main hotel building are occupied by the five-star and AAA Five-Diamond Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.The top 3 floors (numbered as floors 60-62) are penthouses, with a penthouse lounge on level 62 for guests staying in the penthouses. It is connected by the free Mandalay Bay Tram to its sister properties, Excalibur and Luxor.Mandalay Bay has 3,309 hotel rooms and a casino of 135,000 sq ft (12,500 m2). The adjacent Mandalay Bay Convention Center has almost 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2) of space. In addition, the Mandalay Bay Events Center hosts events including boxing, the UFC's MMA pay-per-views and concerts.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas is a super luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The US $2.7 billion resort is named after casino developer Steve Wynn and is the flagship property of Wynn Resorts Limited. The resort covers 215 acres. It is located on Las Vegas Boulevard and Sands Avenue,directly across The Strip from the Fashion Show Mall.
The 187 m high hotel has 45 floors, with the 2,716 rooms range in size from 59 m2 to the villas at 650 m2. The complex also includes a 10,300 m2 casino, a convention center with 20,700 m2 of space, and 7,100 m2 of retail space. Together with the adjacent Encore, the entire Wynn resort complex has a total of 4,750 rooms.The resort has earned AAA five diamond, Mobil five-star, Forbes five-star, and Michelin five-star ratings and is considered to be one of the finest hotels in the world. Wynn Las Vegas and its sister property Encore Las Vegas collectively hold more Forbes five-star awards than any other resort and casino in the world. Wynn Las Vegas also made Forbes Award history by earning five-star ratings in every category - Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa - for two consecutive years.
 It has held the distinction of winning the award in the Hotel Sector for 4 consecutive years, since 2007. Interestingly, the building is the first high-rise to be cleaned by an automatic window washing system.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is a luxury hotel and casino resort situated between Harrah's and The Palazzo on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, NV, United States, on the site of the old Sands Hotel. The hotel tower contains 40 stories and rises 475 feet (145 m). The Venetian is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The Venetian also serves as the seat of the corporate headquarters for its parent company.
The Venetian is part of the largest five-diamond hotel and resort complex in the world with 4,049 suites, 4,059 hotel rooms, and a 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) casino.
On November 26, 1996, eight years after it was bought by Sheldon Adelson, the Sands Hotel was imploded to make way for The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Ground was broken April 14, 1997.
The resort opened on May 3, 1999 with flutter of white doves, sounding trumpets and singing gondoliers, with actress Sophia Loren joining The Venetian Chairman and Owner, Sheldon G. Adelson, in christening the first motorized gondola. Built at a cost of $1.5 billion, it was one of the most expensive resorts of its kind when it   opened.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kapalua Resort

Kapalua Villas 

The Kapalua Villas are the perfect choice for travelers seeking more than hotel lodging. Choose from over 280 spacious one and two bedroom villas in ocean front, ocean view and fairway view units. Located on the northwestern shoulder of the Hawaiian island of Maui, Kapalua is only minutes from the historic whaling port of Lahaina. Ranging in size from 1,200 to 2,400 square feet, the villas all feature private lanais, complete kitchens, washer/dryer, televisions with VCR, two telephones, hairdryers central or in-wall air conditioning, and all have sweeping views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Surrounded by 22,000 acres from the verdant mountain ridges and summit of Puʻu Kukui to lava rock bays, Kapalua Resort is set amidst two nature preserves and former pineapple fields. Three beaches and the Mountain Outpost, featuring zipline tours and activities are nearby. In the resort are the five-acre Kapalua Spa, and a variety of restaurants and shops, including the historic Honolua Store. Kapalua Farms offers organic produce and eggs to resort restaurants and the Maui community as well as a variety of Pineapple farm tours.Kapalua Resort include 11 residential communities, from mountain slopes to beach front: the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay; The Kapalua Gold Villas rental condominiums; Kapalua Luxury Homes, a vacation home rental program, and the Kapalua Tennis Garden complex. Other services include the Kapalua Adventure Center and the Cafe Kapalua bistro. Kapalua Realty is located in the Honolua Village Center.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ramada Continental Hotel

The Ramada Continental Hotel Deira, Dubai, heralds in an opulence and style to please both the corporate and leisure travelers. The Hotel sits on beautifully landscaped acres just 5 minutes drive from the Dubai International Airport and the commercial centre of the city of Deira. Presenting an ideal mix of palatial luxury & traditional hospitality, the hotel is distinctly elegant, located imminent to business, cultural & entertainment hubs of the city with an intimacy with all the things that make Dubai what it is. With a Classic Ambience and New World Comfort, the Hotel Ramada Continental is a brilliant reflection of the boldness and diversity of the city – the quintessential Dubai hotel!

Spend restful nights in one of our 192 tastefully appointed rooms, which include 27 palatial suites complete with Satellite Channels, Mini-bar & International Direct Dialing. Luxurious, refined and decorated in pleasant colours, the Classic rooms offer the highest level of comfort calm and total tranquility – Submit yourself to Luxury!

Dine on exquisite cuisine in Le Brasserie, Thainese & Tamasha Restaurants and entertain at the Cricketer Bar and the Al Khan Night Club, or host a gathering in one of our perfectly appointed function rooms…You can count on us for everything!

At The Ramada Continental Hotel, our most cherished reputation for excellence does not come by chance; the secret - our impeccable staff! Our incomparable service sets the stage for an experience that is tailored to individual needs, and our collection of special packages provides discerning travelers with several options to further customize their stay with us. Round the clock room service and our exciting range of various cuisine, gym & steam rooms cover all the needs of the health conscious.
Rich furnishings and luxurious amenities, The Ramada Continental Hotel, is a secluded enclave of comfort and style.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Luxor Hotel Las Vegas



The Luxor is located near the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, opposite the McCarran International Airport.The resort is flanked by the Mandalay Bay to the south and by the Excalibur to the north; all three are connected by free express and local trams. All three properties were built by Circus Circus Enterprises, which later became Mandalay Resort Group.When it opened on October 15, 1993, the pyramid was the tallest building on the strip and took 2 years to build using 968 workers construction costs totaled $375 million.A theater and two additional hotel towers containing 2,000 rooms were added in 1998 for $675 million.In June 2004, the Mandalay Resort Group was purchased by MGM Mirage.When the resort opened, it featured a river that encircled the casino with a ferry that would carry guests to different parts of the pyramid. After guests complained that the ferry service took too long, it was turned into the Nile River Tour, a river ride that passed by many pieces of ancient artwork. Most of the ancient Egypt theme and the river ride were taken away as part of a campaign to tailor the property towards more upscale tastes in 1995.
The resort has been home to some popular entertainment attractions in the Las Vegas area. The main level featured the nightclub, RA, which closed indefinitely on July 22, 2006. From 2000 to 2005, the Luxor Theatre was the home of the enormously popular performance-art show Blue Man Group, which has since moved to The Venetian. On February 15, 2006, the main theater became the home of the musical Hairspray which ran until 2006.
In 2006, MGM-Mirage began completely remodeling Luxor. Rooms in the East and West Towers have been refurnished. Two upscale restaurants, Isis and Sacred Sea Room, closed. This space became CatHouse. The RA nightclub was shuttered. Replacing it is the Las Vegas branch of LAX, a Los Angeles nightclub, which is co-owned by Christina Aguilera, it opened on August 31, 2007, in an event hosted by Britney Spears. The Luxor Steakhouse was renovated and reopened as Tender Steak & Seafood. The IMAX theater is now used to host a human bodies exhibition and an exhibition on the RMS Titanic.
Illusionist Criss Angel signed a deal in 2006 to tape episodes of his TV series Mindfreak at the hotel. Angel currently has a production office and store in the Luxor. In 2008, Criss Angel debuted in a new magic-themed Cirque du Soleil production at Luxor.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Capri Palace Hotel and Spa

Capri Palace Hotel 

Real and exclusive boutique hotel 5-star, with an ideal location in the centre of Capri, just a few minutes from the famous Piazzetta and the elegant Via Camerelle. A magic place in which luxury and splendour blend, as per charm, with the traditional Capri hospitality. After a careful restyling that highlighted the Mediterranean soul of the place, the hotel now has 60 rooms, of which 13 are suites with private terraces and balconies that offer an amazing view over the blue sea or the Mediterranean scrub. A classy resort imbued with a glorious story thanks to the distinguished guests that used to visit it. A perfect service for the wellness of our guests. In other words, welcome home.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Ritz-Carlton Luxury Resorts

The Ritz-Carlton Resort, Boston                            


In 1927, Edward N. Wyner, a local Boston real estate developer, was asked by Mayor Curley to build a world-class hotel.  Wyner, who was constructing an apartment building and was up to the second floor at the time, agreed and changed the apartment building into a hotel.  Because of the reputation of Ritz in Europe and the cosmopolitan society in Boston, Wyner knew The Ritz-Carlton name would secure immediate success. He received permission from The Ritz-Carlton Investing Company and The Ritz Paris’ for use of the name and set out to create luxury in the heart of Boston.  The Ritz-Carlton, Boston opened on May 19, 1927 with a room rate of $15.

In the tradition of Cesar Ritz, Wyner was meticulous about maintaining the privacy of his guests; a policy strictly adhered to today in all Ritz-Carlton hotels.  And thus, the elite were drawn to his hotel.  However, he was also very aware of the role and reputation the hotel had in the community: during the Depression Wyner kept the lights on in vacant hotel rooms to portray an aura of success.
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston was regarded as a private club for the very wealthy.  Up until the 1960s, the hotel was very formal.  Guests were regularly checked to see if they were in the Social Register or Who’s Who and the hotel sometimes went so far as to examine the quality of writing paper on which the guests wrote to the hotel requesting reservations (if it wasn’t of high enough quality, they were refused). 
Dress codes were enforced for all guests, in great part due to the formality of Boston society.  Restaurants were also very stringent with regard to whom they admitted.  Women were not allowed to lunch alone in The Café.  Unescorted women were not allowed to enter The Ritz Bar until 1970.
Cuisine in the hotel restaurants was created in the hallowed tradition of Cesar Ritz’s partner Auguste Escoffier.   The cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton has always been classic but never boring, innovative but never trendy.  The popular entree Lobster au Whiskey was served on the hotel’s opening night in 1927 and remains a favorite dinner item today.
The combination of cuisine and atmosphere ensured the restaurants were “the place” to swing, previewing such musical greats as Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. The Roof closed in 1944, but was reopened to great success in the summer of 1995.  Today, guests can enjoy gourmet dining and dancing under the stars to a live big band.
More plays were written or reworked at the Boston hotel than anywhere else in the United States.   Richard Rodgers  composed “Ten Cents a Dance”  on a piano in a Ritz-Carlton suite, Oscar Hammerstein wrote the lyrics to “Edelweiss” in the shower during an overnight stay and  Tennessee Williams wrote part of  “A Streetcar Named Desire” while a guest at the hotel.  In addition to hosting numerous famous personalities, the hotel also entertained an extraordinary number of animals including: Rin Tin Tin, Morris the Cat and Louis the Swan (the central character in E.B. White’s classic children’s book “The Trumpet of the Swan”).
The hotel maintained its own upholstery and print shops and even had a craftsman in-house whose sole job was to paint the gold stripes on the hotel’s furniture.  As a result of this convenience, the hotel often catered to the whims of important guests.  A suite for Joan Crawford was decorated with peppermint Lifesavers because it was her favorite candy and the guest room furniture in Winston Churchill’s room was reupholstered in red, his favorite color.
Edward Wyner died in 1961.  The land developers Cabot, Cabot & Forbes and their chairman and major shareholder, Gerald W. Blakely, owned and managed the hotel.   However, the Ritz legacy endured with Charles Ritz, son of Cesar Ritz, who was an active board member of The Ritz-Carlton until his death in 1977.  In 1983, Blakely sold the hotel and the rights to The Ritz-Carlton name to William B. Johnson, who established The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Hotels & Resorts formerly known as Hilton Hotels is an international chain of full-service hotels and resorts founded by Conrad Hilton and now owned by the Hilton Worldwide. Hilton hotels are either owned, managed, or franchised to independent operators by the Hilton Hotels Corporation. As of 2008 there are 533 Hilton branded hotels across the world. Hilton Hotels became the first coast-to-coast hotel chain of the United States in 1943. The company places marketing emphasis on business travel, but owns and operates a number of resorts and leisure-oriented hotels as well.
The US Hilton hotels were reunited with the international properties after more than 40 years in February 2006, when United States-based Hilton Hotels Corporation purchased the hotels division of United Kingdom-based Hilton Group plc, which had acquired Hilton's International operations in 1987.