Bisate Lodge, Ruhengeri, Rwanda

This Wilderness Safaris lodge is Rwanda’s most beautifully designed, luxury retreat, set in 42 hectares of land and with stunning views of Mount Bisoke. 9 / 10  Location Just outside the Volcanoes National Park in north Rwanda, the lodge is a 20-minute drive to the park headquarters – the starting point for gorilla treks. The capital city of Kigali (nearest airport) is 105km (65 miles) drive;...

A hotel-on-sea: Ritz-Carlton launches luxury cruise ships

Part of Marriott International, the Ritz-Carlton hotel group is set for a new departure: with the promise that they will provide one of the most luxurious experiences it will be possible to have at sea, the chain is set to launch three lavishly appointed cruise ships from 2019. Measuring 190 metres and seemingly designed to resemble privately owned superyachts, the vessels will accommodate up to 298...

Tourico Holidays Releases Holiday Hotel Report

Global Wholesaler Shares Hotel Booking Trends for 2016 Holiday Travel ORLANDO, Fla. — Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today shared its inaugural Holiday Hotel Report – offering data and trends in hotel booking behavior during the holiday season. 1. Inbound USA – Hotel bookings made weeks 1-47 to the United States for hotel check-ins...

Belmond has got the feelers out for ‘a thousand’ takeover opportunities

Belmond has said there could be as many as a thousand potential hotels and experiences it would be interested in taking over, either in an ownership or management capacity. The analysis of a range of options worldwide will drive the company’s goal of doubling its assets by 2020, Belmond’s chief executive and president Roeland Vos said at ILTM. “There are lots of options out there which could...

The best hotel in Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island, United States 9 Telegraph expert rating Blissful, serene and over-the-top, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai surpasses the brand’s already… Location  9 / 10 Spread amid tropical palms between lava blackened Haualai Volcano and a secluded half-mile of white sand oceanfront, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is its own destination—a...

Hong Kong’s floating columbarium? Cruise ship with hotel, restaurants – and human ashes – needs investors

Investors plan world’s first seaborne columbarium with space for 48,000 funerary urns. Hong Kong entrepreneurs are seeking to invest HK$500 million in turning a cruise ship into the world’s first seaborne columbarium. The floating columbarium is expected to provide about 48,000 funerary urn spaces, according to H.K. Ship Art Club, the main investor in the project. The boat riding club said people...

Turkmen president opens US$100m cruise ship-shaped hotel

Turkmenistan strongman President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Friday (Sep 9) opened a giant five-star hotel worth over US$100 million, shaped like a cruise ship, at the country’s main Caspian Sea resort. The 13-floor, 350-room hotel is the biggest in Turkmenistan’s Avaza tourist zone, which the government is trying to promote despite an incredibly restrictive visa regime for foreigners. “The...

Hotel South Avenue adds plush and well appointed new rooms in its Hotel

Hotel South Avenue is a leading budget hotel that is owned and operated by the Dawar family that has been in the hotel industry for over 25 years now. The business is 100 percent Indian owned and operated business. The hotel has a total 41 well appointed rooms and suites that carter to the needs of both travelers and business class executives as well. The hotel now has opened its doors a limited number...