Saturday, February 28, 2009
In addition, guests have access to the Willow Stream Spa, one of the largest spa facilities in Asia, offering the best in spa and fitness services.
Luxury and style in the heart of Southeast Asia Singapore is not only the economic and trade hub of Southeast Asia, but also a cosmopolitan, vibrant mix of contrasts where history and modernity coincide comfortably, and East meets West to create an astonishing melting pot of cultures. With glittering displays of world-class shopping, fine cuisine and dazzling entertainment, and a pragmatic center of business and finance, this island-state offers friendly charms like no other destination. There's no better way to enjoy this captivating city than by staying in the heart of it all, in the unrivaled elegance and luxury of the award-winning and contemporary Fairmont Singapore.
The Old Palazzo Of The Marchesi Sersale Was Converted Into The Le Sirenuse Hotel In 1951. A Series Of Renovations Have Turned This Building Into One Of The Finest Hotels Of Southern Italy. The Hotel Has 63 Rooms, 2 Bars, Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool, Fine Dining And Light Lunch Served By The Pool By Multinational Staff. Most Rooms With Seaview, Jacuzzi, All With A/C. The Restaurant Is Closed During The Months Of December, January And February, Therefore The Hotel Will Offer Full American Breakfast Only Via Room Service. The Bar Remains Open When The Restaurant Is Closed.
Located In The Hills Of Beautiful Amalfi Drive, This Luxury Hotel Overlooks The Ocean From A Perfectly Located Perch High Above The Mediterranian Sea In The Town Of Positano. Approximately 60-Miles To Naples And Capodichino Airport. Limo Service Is Available Upon Request And Is Subject To Change.
The Peninsula Hong Kong has long been hailed as one of the finest hotels in the world. Created 75 years ago in the glamorous 1920s, the legendary "Grande Dame of the Far East" continues to set hotel standards worldwide, offering a blend of the best of Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance. The Peninsula Hong Kong offers the ultimate in luxury accommodations with the most spacious hotel rooms and suites in Hong Kong. Each one of the hotel's opulent guest rooms is comfortable and stylish and equipped with advanced technology for the convenience of hotel guests - underlined, of course, by the world-famous Peninsula service.
The hotel's celebrated fleet of Rolls-Royce limousines, together with The Peninsula's helicopter shuttle service from the hotel's rooftop helipad, offer hotel guests luxurious transportation to and from Hong Kong International Airport and around Hong Kong.
The restaurants and bars at The Peninsula Hong Kong are among the most exclusive and most elegant in Hong Kong. Renowned as one of the best French restaurants in Asia, Gaddi's is Hong Kong's most elegant dining experience while Felix offers a sleek and stylish city rendezvous with stunning views across the harbor. High tea at The Peninsula's The Lobby is a Hong Kong institution, and the best authentic Cantonese food in town is served at Spring Moon.
The Peninsula Spa is one of Hong Kong's most luxurious hotel spa facilities, complete with a state-of-the-art Health Club, huge Roman-style swimming pool, and beauty and hairdressing salon. The pool opens onto the hotel's sun terrace, providing an incredible view of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island.
InterContinental Abu Soma is one of Egypts most beautiful Red Sea resorts; boasting pristine golden sandy beach, turquoise waters and stunning desert scenery. Palm trees tracing the curve of Abu Soma's twin bays reveal a major landscaped oasis, which is creating an island of lush greenery. The InterContinental Abu Soma Resort Red Sea rests on prime water front location with magnificent views of the sea, sky and the distant desert islands of the Red Sea. The Luxurious 445 guest rooms suites with unique modern open design provide guests with magnificent uninterrupted views of the Red Sea. All rooms and suites have direct international dialing, personal safes, mini bar, satellite television channels, air-conditioning as well as complimentary Tea Coffee making facilities. The wide range of International restaurants include a Greek Restaurant, an Italian Restaurant, an Oriental Restaurant and a Seafood Restaurant as well as a variety of bars and the Discotheque.
A variety of recreational facilities for all age groups includes one kilometer private beach, one large outdoor swimming pool, 2,375 sqm, with integrated children pool, one 300 sqm temperature controlled indoor swimming pool in the health club complex, 2 tennis courts, diving center, windsurfing station,horse stables with Arabian horses as well as a state of art health club
Friday, February 27, 2009
But in Europe or Latin America, ratings systems (if they exist) are widely scattered and unorganized. The same applied to most online travel booking sites that apply their own "star" system, which is not related to AAA.
If the facility is unfamiliar, rather than rely on a ratings system that could be unfounded, look to online review sites for help or ask friends or business associates for recommendations.
From their humble beginnings in spare rooms of private homes to the most plush, opulent and service-oriented facilities available, hotels have evolve into temporary housing for people of all classes who travel. With such a diverse selection, finding a hotel that caters to your needs, on your level can be the defining point in a holiday or business trip.
Evidence of hotels and the hospitality industry have been recorded as far back as biblical times when Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem during the census. As the Bible depicts, Mary and Joseph were refused accommodations because there "was no room at the inn." Since the beginning of time, people have traveled for commerce, religion, family, health, immigration, education and recreation.
The word "hospitality" comes from the Latin root meaning "host" or "hospice." The first hotels were nothing more than private homes opened to the public. Most, unfortunately, had poor reputations. Under the influence of the Roman Empire, inns and hotels began catering to the pleasure traveler in an effort to encourage visitors.
The first inn located in America was recorded in the year 1607 and lead the way with many other firsts in the hospitality industry. The first publicly held hotel (the City Hotel) opened in New York in 1792. The first modern hotel (the Tremont) opened in Boston in 1809 and the first business hotel (the Buffalo Statler) opened in 1908.
From there a surge of hotels flooded American and the rest of the world with prominent names such as Radisson, Marriot and Hilton.