The Festive Season from 22nd December 2010 to 9th January 2011 is an ideal time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Why not book a trip to Italy, to end the year or welcome the New Year in true Tuscan style?
Florenceâ€™s new masterpiece, the five-star Il Salviatino hotel, has created some special menus to showcase the gastronomy and wines of the Tuscan sub-regions of Il Casentino, La Maremma, La Lunigiana, Le Crete Senesi and La Garfagnana. For those who would like to master some new recipes, daily cooking classes will feature Christmas deserts and fresh pasta making. Shopping for ingredients in local markets is part of the experience on selected dates. Read more
Operating 24 hours a day and located in Emirates Terminal 3, the lounge will cater for Emirates passengers who have reduced mobility and need additional assistance as they depart the terminal on flights to destinations worldwide.
Six specially-trained Dnata staff members will be based in the lounge, dedicated to serving and attending to customers while they wait to board their flights. The spacious new facility has been equipped with televisions and has provision for hot and cold beverages. To make access to food outlets easier for these passengers, the lounge is positioned within close proximity to many of Terminal 3â€™s shopping and food outlets and going forward a dedicated duty free outlet is also planned. Read more
Luxury Hotels by Dnata announced today the addition of Thailandâ€™s largest hotel chain, Centara Hotels and Resorts, to its growing portfolio. The addition of the Centara brand more than doubles the number of hotels and resorts in the portfolio.
With headquarters in Bangkok, Centara Hotels and Resorts are located throughout Thailand and internationally. The company operates and manages 26 hotels and resorts in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Krabi, Pattaya, Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, Phuket, Rayong, Trat & Koh Kood, Hat Yai, Chiang Mai, Mae Sot and Udon Thani. The other three properties are located in the Maldives, India (Himalayan Mountains) and Egypt. Read more
- A hidden gem awaits visitors to Mauritius.
Sankhara Villas (a member of Luxury Hotels by Dnata), opened in November 2009, is an ideal retreat for families or couples seeking luxurious, spacious accommodations.Â It is also the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion with a small group of friends.Â Located on a secluded white sandy beach off the Indian Ocean, the villas have the feeling of an elegant private home.
On the property, guests can relax outdoors in a hammock with a book, or indoors with a favourite movie.Â Internet access is complimentary.Â An award-winning gourmet chef can create tasting menus and special dinners with live entertainment such as a jazz band, piano music or belly dancing.Â Children have a special menu too. Read more
The Peninsula Hotels operates ultra-luxurious properties in nine major cities â€“ Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok and Manila with Paris opening in 2012. (online hotels bookings can be made also through Hotel Planner). Flagship property The Peninsula Hong Kong is regularly described as one of the finest hotels found anywhere across the globe.
â€œThe Peninsula Hotels epitomize personalized service and luxurious comfort, having perfected a unique blend of Eastern and Western hospitality. As such, they are an ideal fit for our highly discerning customers in the Middle East,â€ said Lisa Balsom, Manager of Luxury Hotels by Dnata. She added: â€œDespite the ongoing economic downturn, demand for luxury travel remains strong across the region and I am confident that this new partnership will produce excellent results.â€ Read more