25 Ekim 2016 Salı

Islamabad Serena Hôtel

Niché sur un terrain de 5,7 hectares entre les montagnes Margalla et le lac Rawal, dans la capitale pakistanaise, l'hôtel Islamabad Serena Hotel mêle à la perfection les traditions d'accueil orientales et occidentales. L'établissement, qui fait la part belle aux références de l'architecture islamique, compte des terrasses et pavillons disséminés sur le terrain de la propriété, ainsi qu'un somptueux mobilier en bois sombre et de nombreux éléments décoratifs rose et rouge évoquant le folklore de la vallée septentrionale de Swat. Depuis la piscine située sur le toit de l'hôtel, les clients pourront admirer avec ravissement la vue sur les montagnes verdoyantes dans le lointain. En séjournant dans cet établissement, le meilleur hôtel d'affaires du pays, vous pourrez explorer les nombreux sites historiques de la région. Que vous soyez avide de culture ou ayez soif d'aventure, vos escapades pour la journée répondront à vos attentes. Si vous êtes plutôt en quête de détente, rendez-vous au Maisha Spa & Health Club, un centre de soin d'une surface de 3 252 mètres carrés sans égal au Pakistan.

Le Hazelton Hôtel Toronto

Bourdonnant le quartier Yorkville de Toronto offre le cadre parfait pour le Hazleton, une propriété de luxe design concentré.

Au cours des dernières années, la zone Yorkville de Toronto est devenu le quartier le plus chic de la ville, avec des boutiques fabuleuses et salle à manger, ainsi que le célèbre Musée royal de l'Ontario. Le quartier animé fournit la toile de fond pour le Hazleton, une propriété de conception centrée qui est un centre social majeur. Conçu par la pointe Yabu Pushelberg ferme, les intérieurs sont élégants et confiants, avec des matériaux élégants tels que le granit vert, bois poli et de velours argent. Les chambres sont spacieuses et disposent de portes vitrées et des meubles sur mesure. Même un restaurant, dirigé par le chef Mark McEwan, est über-chic, avec un menu changeant reflétant tarif saisonnier et local. Naturellement, pendant le Festival annuel du film de Toronto, l'hôtel est un endroit pour voir et être vu majeur.

Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort

Peu de propriétés dans le Sud de la France peuvent prétendre offrir le meilleur de la côte et le pays, mais Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort peuvent.

En Provence, à proximité de Cannes et de la Côte d'Azur, Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort, un établissement cinq étoiles classé parmi les meilleurs complexes hôteliers du monde, offre le meilleur dans le luxe, la sérénité, le sport et le bien-être.
Le domaine exclusif des 750 acres, niché dans les collines surplombant la vallée, est conçu comme un charmant village provençal avec vue magnifique sur les villages médiévaux, le paysage et les montagnes environnantes luxuriante. L'hôtel dispose de suites et villas luxueuses et spacieuses, reliés par des méandres des allées de jardin, offrent une salle de séjour, une chambre séparée, grande salle de bains, terrasse privée et certaines villas disposent d'un jacuzzi ou piscine privée.
Comme son propre village, Terre Blanche a été construit dans un style provençal prédominant, avec plusieurs touches contemporaines. Les œuvres d'art sont affichés dans tout l'établissement, l'amélioration des sculptures et des peintures originales de la collection d'art moderne privé du propriétaire.
Terre Blanche a récemment rejoint les sites de classe mondiale Destination distinctifs European Tour, offrant la meilleure expérience de golf dans le monde.
Terre Blanche est une terre d'inspiration ... Faites-vous plaisir dans un environnement de nature sauvage et pure vraiment unique avec un service et des équipements exceptionnelle, afin de profiter d'un séjour mémorable à Terre Blanche, un véritable havre de paix et de tranquillité.

21 Ekim 2016 Cuma

Executive travel: Cannes’ Carlton International hotel thrives only on formidable reputation

Famous mainly for its starring role in the annual Cannes International Film Festival and its twin cupolas, the Carlton International Hotel is now a little faded in glamour having suffered from successive owners who have not invested in it.
The latest proprietors, since June 2014, are Qatar’s Katara Hospitality who plan a rolling renovation and improvement programme. A site to the rear of the property is being kept under wraps and could be a new spa and swimming pool complex.
My 30-square-metre, double-room with a sideways sea view cost €605 (Dh2,489) a night. The 210-centimetre bed was very comfortable, but the 60cm shower was a tight fit, and the L’Occitane amenities only included one bar of soap. If you wanted unlimited movie access that was an extra €35.
Workwise, the large desk was adequate although it only had two continental-sized plugs. For internet, be sure to sign up to the Intercontinental Hotel Group frequent guest programme for free access, otherwise you pay from €25 a day for 2MBps to €200 a day for 20MBps.
At the bottom of the stairs is a compact business centre with two Microsoft terminals and a printer that are free for guests. The buffet breakfast on the Carlton terrace is quite a spot for a business meeting with a panoramic view of the bay, although it is €45 for what is a standard intercontinental breakfast buffet.
Perhaps this hotel is still trading on its formidable reputation.
The now 304-bedroom and 39-suite Carlton was originally built in 1909 by British entrepreneur Henri Ruhl, with the financial backing of the exiled Russian Grand Duke Michael, in elegant Bell Epoque style to serve Russian and English aristocrats.
The League of Nations met here in 1922. This is where Prince Rainier of Monaco met the American film star Grace Kelly and also where the Cannes film festival first took off.
q&a a price for everything
Peter Cooper elaborates on what the Carlton International Hotel has to offer the business traveller:
What other facilities were there in the room?
There is a Nespresso machine but capsules cost €1 each, and no tea-making facilities. You also have a large fruit basket, complementary water and two sugary juices.
What about other services?
A visitor commented that five minutes behind the hotel a local restaurant offered a three-course meal for €27, just €7 more than the price of a milkshake in the hotel. Coke or water from the minibar cost €10 and Pringles €9. From the room service a hamburger and chips was €39 and a sandwich €21. Ironing was not cheap either at €12 for a shirt and €13 for a blouse, and 50 per cent more for express service on the same day.
What about for after hours?
Currently the hotel does not have a swimming pool. But it does have the Mediterranean Sea and its own private beach club opposite, but even hotel guests have to pay an extra €58 a day for a sunbed. Apart from the beach, the airy 24-hour gym was adequate with three running, skiing and cycling machines and a multigym.
What about the meeting rooms?
Throughout the year Cannes hosts many conferences and corporate events. It’s the business capital of the Cote d’Azur. To cater for that, the hotel has 10 meeting and banquet rooms.
business@thenational.ae
* The writer was a guest of the hotel.
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Source: http://www.thenational.ae/business/the-life/executive-travel-cannes-carlton-international-hotel-thrives-only-on-formidable-reputation

France | Majestic Barrière Cannes Hôtel


The legendary Majestic Barriere epitomizes the Cannes Film Festival and is popular with celebrities from all over the world.

Ideally located on the Croisette, facing the sea and the Palais des Festivals, the Cannes palace has just been entirely refurbished and redecorated.

The Hôtel Majestic Barrière boasts 265 rooms and 84 suites. Unique on the French Riviera, 2 penthouse apartments overlooking the palm trees along La Croisette.Enjoy services of a rare quality, as expected from the "Leading Hotels of the World" label.

Source: http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/cannes/majestic-barriere

18 Ekim 2016 Salı

Yacht Transport Around The World Service Now Calling Asia

Between November 2016 and March 2017 DYT's Yacht Express, the semi-submersible dedicated yacht transport carrier, will be calling in Florida, Costa Rica, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Italy and back in Florida. The perfect opportunity for superyachts to move around the world between major cruising destinations in the Caribs, Asia and the Med.

"We can now offer yacht owners in the Asia region and elsewhere a round-the-world service utilizing the float-on, float-off loading method via our dedicated semi-submersible yacht carrier Yacht Express", says Gina Last general manager of DYT Yacht Transport in Florida, "We facilitate our clients to go and explore the world with DYT Yacht Transport."

DYT Yacht Transpor's vessel Yacht Express will be loading in the East Coast USA, sailing west bound to Golfito and across the Pacific Ocean via Papeete to New Zealand, Australia and Singapore in Asia and onwards to the Mediterranean before sailing back to East Coast USA.

Visit the DYT Yacht Transport booth at the Singapore Yacht Show from the 7th to the 10th of April in One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore.

Upcoming Sailings Yacht Express

Port Everglades, Florida - 30 November 2016
Golfito, Costa Rica - 09 December 2016
Papeete, French Polynesia - 24 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand - 06 January 2017
Brisbane, Australia - 13 January 2017
Singapore - 02 February 2017
Genoa - 26 February 2017
Port Everglades, Florida - 15 March 2017

SOURCE: www.yacht-transport.com/news/around-the-world-service-asia.html

France | Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort Cannes



Terre Blanche! This 300-hectare luxury resort on an outstanding estate in the south of France combines the charm and character of Provence with the chic of the Côte d’Azur. Recharge your batteries, savour our Provencal cuisine, visit the region’s villages and vineyards or play a round of golf. Terre Blanche, a land of inspiration for a unique stay perfectly tailored to your every desire.

The all-suite and villa resort of Terre Blanche is guaranteed to offer you breathing space, comfort and privacy. Fitted with a host of technological niceties, such as high-speed internet and a flat screen with multimedia console, our suites and villas also boast a safe that’s big enough for a laptop computer.

In addition, there’s a splendid dressing area that lets you unpack and get comfortably settled in, whatever the length of your stay. Our extremely spacious marble bathrooms are all fitted with a bath, separate shower with glass screen and a double sink, and most have windows that let in natural light.

The décor, and especially the heated floor and superb marble mosaics, lend the whole a warm, harmonious atmosphere. Relaxation, sport, gourmet meals, visits to the region… At Terre Blanche, nothing is impossible, everything is on hand.

Source: www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/cannes/the-terre-blanche-resort