Monday, November 30, 2009

Hotel Booking Online Sites

List of hotel booking site.

Some sites to book hotel online.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

St Martins Lane

Hotel St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring reinvention of the urban resort. Entered through improbably tall, luminescent yellow-glass revolving doors—the tallest in London —St Martins Lane’s lobby is a soaring and theatrical space that offers a provocative manipulation with oversized columns and angled niches painted a deep fluorescent yellow, complemented by Portuguese limestone floors.

The hotels features meeting room hire, arrival fruit juices, yoghurt and granola shots, working lunch, afternoon fruit teas, fruit skewers and mineral water.

Most of the light-saturated bedrooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and impressive views; a few suites even flaunt lush private gardens fragranted by orange trees. The Covent Garden hotel offers surprisingly good packages on their website, especially considering its list of amenities which includes a full gym and two restaurants. And though it caters to the more average Joe these days, even we have to admit: the Light Bar is still pretty damn cool.

At Martins Lane also features an Executive Boardroom with 24-hour multilingual secretarial staff available upon request, additional multi-use meeting spaces, and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Plasma monitors for audio-visual playback, smart boards, electronic flip charts, portable computers, mobile phones and fax machines are also available upon request.

One of the best feature, which St Martins Lane offers is the Back Room, available for private functions, is a beautifully tranquil space lined in seamless white marble and featuring a zen-like wall of bubbling water. Its simple, streamlined elegance provides the perfect backdrop for a wide variety of private uses. Also available for special functions are the hotel’s acclaimed Asia de Cuba restaurant, Penthouse and Apartment.

Das Triest

Once Das Triest was a former coach station on the route from Vienna to Trieste. Today renovation converted the property into a unique, luxury design hotel. Hotel Das Triest is situated in the heart of Vienna, about 10 minutes from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. It is designed by Sir Terence Conran with an overall unity which is warm and inviting. It is accompanied by a carefully chosen tailored selection of furnishing materials.

The hotel has 72 rooms, which immediately trnsport to guests a sense of Viennese flair through their lovely design. The suites offers 70 square meters of living space and are so popular that they have already become an insider tip within an ever widening circle of design hotel enthusiasts.

Das Triest can provide meeting space to 120 people in two naturally-lit, air-conditioned conference rooms. As well as the 70-seat restaurant Collio serves modern northern Italian cuisine. The Silver Bar offers chill music and lovely warm lighting.
There are fitness center with sauna and solarium and 3 spectacular gardens.

Each room has Satellite TV, VCR, phone and fax connection, NOKIA wireless LAN providing free internet on the guest’s personal laptop.

Cross-vaulted rooms give the building a distinctive flair, but rooms are casually broken up by Conran’s solid colour blocks of reds, yellows and royal blues, be it for the carpeting or the upholstered armchairs. Great care was also taken in selecting and pairing designer pieces by a host of renowned manufacturers and designers including Conran himself, B&B Italia and Casa Milano.

Hotel de Larache.Atacama

Hotel de Larache is cobbled together from 20 small farming plots, drawing inspiration from the traditional estancias of northern Chile. Set in the oasis of San Pedro within the Atacama Desert, it offers guests the opportunity to explore the region’s unique landscape. 105 km from Calama in the Atacama Desert. This hotel, very shortly after its opening was chosen amongst the 100 best hotels in the world!

Hotel Amenities: Outdoor pool and sauna, Massage services, Dining room with exquisite cuisine, Private stables, Gift shop, Library with books and maps, Laundry, Internet facilities. Meeting room for 70 persons.

Hotel de Larache has 52 luxury spacious rooms with Jacuzzi, sitting rooms and ample natural light with wood and tile accents and plush linens. Far superior in style, these airy rooms afford about 50% more space.


Why Worry Be Safe

Travel insurance policies provide at least six types of coverage, intended for different types of travellers and trips:

  1. Comprehensive travel medical insurance is for people who don't have any other medical insurance, even at home. Since most people who can afford it have health care coverage in their home country, often through their employer, comprehensive travel medical insurance is mainly of interest to long-term travelers who've left their jobs and lost their insurance coverage at home, or to those living and working outside their country of citizenship or permanent residence.
  2. Emergency travel medical insurance is for people who have medical coverage at home, but whose health plan at home doesn't cover them while they are travelling. Emergency travel medical insurance only covers emergency services abroad; once you get home, you're on your own (or presumably, back under your regular home coverage) for any necessary follow-up treatment or continuing care. Most health insurance plans and health maintenance organizations in the USA include their own provisions for emergency care while abroad, at least for trips of less than 30 days. Check with your current insurer or HMO before you waste money on an emergency travel medical plan that duplicates your existing coverage.
  3. Medical evacuation (medevac) insurance covers the cost of an air ambulance, attending physician and nurse, etc. if you are so badly injured, or become so ill, that you can't come home (or get to a suitable medical facility) on a scheduled commercial passenger flight. Medical evacuations can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but are rarely necessary. Even very badly injured travellers usually can come home on regular flights after no more than a couple of weeks of emergency treatment and stabilization abroad. Some of the activities most likely to lead to a need for medical evacuation, such as scuba diving and extreme sports, are often excluded from medevac coverage. Read the fine print.
  4. Trip cancellation and interruption insurance covers the cancellation or refund penalties and the cost of getting home if you have to cancel your trip, or cut it short, for specified reasons. The covered reasons vary (read the fine print), but typically include injury or illness to you, a travelling companion, or a member of your immediate family. War and terrorism may or may not be included, or may be covered only at additional charge.
  5. Supplier default insurance covers any money you lose because of the bankruptcy of an airline, cruise line, tour operator, or other provider of travel services. Supplier default coverage has been drastically cut back since 11 September 2001. Some travel insurance companies no longer offer it at all, while others pick and choose which travel suppliers they will insure. Read the fine print.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Roomz Vienna

The new extravagant hotel Roomz is a fresh spot for nightlife and meeting point for modern people who want to experience dynamic, sophisticated and affordable city life whether travelling for business or pleasure. In “Roomz” you will find a cool design in spatial dynamics, innovative architecture and ingenious functionality, as well as a multitude of amenities for a reasonable price.

The hotel has 312 beds with ideal location in the heart of the new Wiener Gasometers business and office centre. The “Roomz Vienna” offers extraordinary holiday for business travellers with relaxing atmosphere and a lot of comfort. The hotel offers excellent travel connections, high-speed internet access, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions in the rooms and a large parking garage – amenities required by today’s travellers.

The hotel was built in nine months. Dynamic times naturally lead to dynamic developments. This factor is reflected in the astonishing pace of construction of the “Roomz Vienna”. On 6 June 2007, less than a year after breaking ground, the hotel was opened with highly motivated and keen personnel. The hotel will absolutely pique the senses of “people in motion”, thanks to the archisphere architects group – architects & designers with Gabriel Kacerovsky.

Getting there: It is located near the Gasometer, an architecturally interesting residential and shopping complex housed in gigantic old gas containers, so guests won’t feel so isolated out here in Simmering. But no worries, the subway takes you straight into the heart of the city.

Hotel Calador

Es Verde is a magical rock and one of the most fascinating attraction on Earth, holding an age-old mystical and spiritual aura. The rock is first sight upon entering Hotel Calador, the rock spreads its magnetism, making the hotel a difficult thing to part with. Landhotel Calador is a small country-style hotel, the symbol of Ibiza Island. You reach the quiet sandy beach of Cala Carbo in a short walking distance.

The owner Claudia Schubert and her staff have created a charming atmosphere, catering to those that want to enjoy the beauty of the island without the price tag. The hotel offers various room sizes ranging from comfortable one bedrooms to a two-story tower studio with a roof terrace, the one thing they all share is the breathtaking view. Also a bar and restaurant, a lovely palm-garden and a big swimmingpool with seperate children’s pool, a tennis court and free parking facility are at guest’s disposal.

Cala Carbo Beach, where the hotel is sited is one of lbiza’s most private little beaches. The beach is a combination of sand and pebbles that shelves gently into clear water. The rocky coastline that extends from the sand is great for kids, while fishing off the small jetty is a more tranquil activity.

Getting there: Fly to Ibiza, then you reach, San José and San Antonio in a few miles. A rental car is recommended. Aslo follow signposts from San Antonio or San José, direction Cala Tarida and Cala Vadella.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Huang Long

Lies over 3,000 m above sea level in Minshan Mountains the Huang Long Valley is one of China’s natural heritage sites. Huang Long Valley means Yellow Dragon Valley in English and covers an area of about 700 sq. km. The area includes colorful lakes, Snow Mountains, spectacular glaciers, limestone formations, waterfalls, hot springs valleys and virgin forest. Remarkable for its landscapes it was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1992.

Huang Long is famous for its colored terrace ponds of different sizes and shapes that follow the hiking paths up from the valley floor. Due to varied depth of the ponds and all kinds of mineral pigments and deposits on the bottom, the water reflects a variety of charming colors. The golden and greenish minerals give magical colors to the water. The valley has also waterfalls, stalactite caves and 3 ancient temples at its higher sections. With so many wonderful views gathered in one place, Huang Long is not only the treasure of China, but also the treasure of the world.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Semiramis Hotel

Semiramis Hotel is located at Kefalari Square, 5 minutes from Kifissia, 10 minutes to Marousi business centre, 20 minutes to Athens airport & 30 minutes to the centre of Athens.

The hotel has two-level restaurant and bar, where the modern Greek, European and international flavours of the menu are mirrored in the cosmopolitan blend that make up the Semiramis’ clientele. Breakfast & all day dining served indoors or on the open air verandas. Drinks & snacks available poolside.The ‘a la carte’ poolside restaurant & bar, serves modern local dishes & international favourites complemented by music & cocktails.

Light pinks and greens, oranges, yellows are coloured on the walls, floors, furnishings and fittings for an energetic atmosphere. Frosted-glass bathrooms make for extra space and daylight. Balconies and verandas offer pool or park views. To help the Semiramis’ global guests stay in touch with the world or the office – internet TVs complete with cordless keyboards come as standard.

Each room has internet TV access, satellite & pay TV, plasma screens, CD & DVD player, maxi bar, safe, portable phones, hairdryer, scrolling LED signage, remote controlled utilities, curtain control and digital locks, parking concierge, laundry, valet service, limousine service, baby sitting and doctor on request.