Crystal takes to the skies with new AirCruises

Crystal Cruises has made the leap from sea to air with the debut of Crystal Skye, an 88-seat Boeing 777 charter aircraft billed as one of the most luxurious in the skies. Operating under the banner of Crystal AirCruises, the custom-fitted plane em

Raffles to close ahead of rebirth

Singapore's time-honoured Raffles hotel will close this month for the final stage of a major redevelopment that will introduce three new suite categories, additional event facilities and a luxury spa. The works represent the third and biggest stag

Syd Sofitel heralds a luxury hotel boom

The October debut of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has given the city its first new internationally branded five-star hotel since before the 2000 Olympics, signally the start of a boom in luxury developments in the harbour city. A succession of h

Waldorf Astoria for London arch

One of London's most prominent landmarks is set to be reborn as a luxury hotel after a recent agreement between Prime Investors Capital and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. Admiralty Arch, an elaborate Edwardian monument spanning The Mall at

A desert reinvention for Longitude 131

Uluru's luxury desert camp Longitude 131 has added a new Dune Pavilion as part of an extensive renovation, creating a new flagship suite in the style of a contemporary outback homestead. Perched upon the red-sand landscape, it is the first accommo

Island tourism drives hotel boom

Testament to the Philippines' growing allure as an attractive tourist destination is the swathe of hotels & resorts that are set to open over the next 12 months. The focus for development has primarily been on the idyllic tropical islands the cou