Monaco&Grand Canal

The hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, is housed in a charming building dating back to the 17th century situated in the centre of Venice, facing the Canal Grande, overlooking the Basilica della Salute and the Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore. The property has recently been renovated and is fully air conditioned, offering 9 ample meeting and congress rooms that can accommodate up to 250 people and feature state-of-the-art facilities.
Hotel Amenities

• Entire property is air conditioned
• Lift/elevator
• Access for disabled
• Credit card accepted
• Baby sitter
• Bar
• Restaurant
• Laundry room
• Room service - 24 hour
• Front desk - 24 hour
• Front desk - fax service
• Tourist information
• Meeting room
• Meeting lounge
• Banqueting service
• Air conditioning
• Heating
• Rooms with view
• Hairdryer in room
• Safe box
• Mini bar
• Direct dial phone
• Satellite TV
• Facilities for disabled people
• Congress faciliti

Giulio Cesare

Housed in a fully restored ancient Patrician Villa, Hotel Giulio Cesare is situated between piazza del Popolo and the Vatican, right in the heart of Rome. The hotel lies in very close proximity to the bustling heart of the city and provides an ideal base for discerning business and leisure travellers who need easy access to the historic centre of Rome but prefer to stay away from stressful chaos and traffic. In a warm and stylish ambience characterised by aristocratic elegance, Hotel Giulio Cesare offers exceptional service and outstanding amenities designed to ensure an enjoyable stay. A fully equipped meeting room, with possibility of secretarial service, is at your disposal for your seminars or business meetings. The hotel staff is always on hand to provide friendly, professional service in a welcoming, discreet atmosphere.


Beijing City

Location:Beijing- The capital of China is located in the northern part of the North China Plain and its terrain is high in the northwest and low in the southeast.
Area:16,807.8 sq km
Climate:The climate in Beijing is of the continental type, with cold and dry winters, due to the Siberian air massses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. The summers are hot owing to warm and humid monsoon winds from the southeast bringing Beijing most of its annual precipitation. January is the coldest month and July is the warmest. Winter usually begins towards the end of October. The summer months, June to August, are wet and hot with about 40% of the annual precipitation.
provincial capital:Beijing
Population:13.82 millions (March 2001)
Ethnic groups:The permanent residents of Beijing come from all of China's 56 ethnic groups. The Han nationality accounts for 96.5% of the total. The other 55 ethnic minorities claim a population of more than 300,000, most of them are from Hui, Manchu, and Mongolian nationalities.
Agriculture:In 1994, the gross value of agricultural output reached 28.69 billion yuan (non-agricultural output value accounting for 79.5%). The gross value of rural industrial output accounted for 40.2% of the city's gross value of industrial output in 1994. The main cereals are wheat, corn, and rice. The total amount of grain output was 2,761 million tons, and per-hectare yield was 6,420 kilograms. There are 541 farms where each farmer is responsible for more than 6.6 hectares. Mechanization in agriculture has been basically realized in plain areas, and various kinds of bases can provide abundant sideline products.
Industry:Beijing's gross domestic product (GDP) reached 82.9 billion yuan in the first five months of 2000, up 12 percent over the same period of last year, with high-tech enterprises leading development, according to Beijing Youth Daily. From January to May, the added value of Beijing's industrial output was 6.35 billion yuan, up 18.8 percent over the same period of the previous year

Beijing, Jing for short, is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as China's most important center for international trade and communications. Together with Xian, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Nanjing and Hangzhou, Beijing is one of the six ancient cities in China. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development.
As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is located in northern China, close to Tianjin Municipality and partially surrounded by Hebei Province. The city covers an area of more than 16,410 square kilometers (6336 square miles) and has a population of 14.93 million people.
Beijing is a city with four distinct seasons. Its best is late spring and autumn. But autumn is taken as the golden tourist season of the year since there is sometimes in the spring of recent years, a yellow wind. We suggest tourists visit Beijing during the months of May, September, and October when people can enjoy bright sunshine and blue skies. An abundance of international class performances are presented in May. If you like winter, you will have other chances to appreciate another landscape of Beijing. After skiing in Beihai and viewing the snowy sights on West Hill, enjoying the steaming hotpot is the best choice, which is really the fun of tour in Beijing. Please keep warm and remember to bring your down garments and sweaters when you visit Beijing in the winter.
How can one city boast so many phenomenal places? Beijing's long and illustrious history started some 500,000 years ago. It is here that the ancestors of modern Homo sapiens, Peking men, lived in caves. Records show that Beijing has been an inhabited city for more than three thousand years and has endured invasions by warlords and foreign powers, devastating fires, the rise and fall of powerful imperial dynasties and has emerged each time as a strong and vibrant city. For more than 800 years, Beijing was a capital city - from the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368) to the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties. Thirty-four emperors have lived and ruled the nation in Beijing and it has been an important trading city from its earliest days.
Although now Beijing is a modern and fashionable city complete with a full 21st Century vitality, you can experience authentic Beijing life and become acquainted with 'old Beijing' by exploring its many teahouses, temple fairs, Beijing's Hutong and Courtyard and enjoy the Peking Opera. Add any or all of these to your Beijing tour and you will leave with a feeling of special appreciation in your heart for this ancient city that has truly seen it all and tells its story with matchless grace, charm and vigor.
With the biggest central square in the world - Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City that is the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex, a superbly preserved section of the Great Wall,as well as the largest sacrificial complex in the world - the Temple of Heaven, Beijing attracts both domestic and foreign visitors who all come to wonder at its century-old history and unique cultural relics.
Dwelling too much on the historical past of Beijing may give tourists the false impression that it is little more than an ancient city in style but this is definitely not so! Strolling around Beijing, you'll find it has much in common with any other great metropolis elsewhere in today's world. There are towering skyscrapers; busy shopping malls and an endless stream of traffic that makes the city much the same as others. The most famous and popular commercial circles and commercial pedestrian streets are predominantly located near the Yansha Shopping Mall, Tiananmen and Wangfujing Street, Guomao Shopping Mall, Qianmen Street and Xidan Street, etc. However, although you will find multinational chains with their own brands to offer, nowhere else on earth will you find such a variety of gourmet Chinese restaurants offering the very best of the eight different styles of Chinese cuisine as well as western style dishes. Modern hotels abound, each offering the highest standards of service and convenience.
After a day's Beijing tours, nighttime can hold other surprises for you. These can vary from traditional performances such as the Beijing Opera, acrobatics and martial arts to modern ones including concerts, ballroom dancing, pubs and clubs. Each and every one has its individual enchantment for the tourist. No description of our capital city is complete without mention of the friendly people who throng the streets. Everywhere you will encounter smiling faces and a warm welcome, especially from the children who love to say 'Hello!' All these things add up to truly make your visit a cultural experience of a lifetime

1001 Nights

A great spot for an exotic evening filled with Arabian fanfare. With gilded ceilings, entertaining belly dancing and outdoor seating available, it's one of Beijing's most unique dining experiences. Specialties include lamb and chicken kebabs and spicy pita bread. The restaurant boasts many Middle Eastern expats as regular customers.
Open 11am-2amPrice Y100-Y199 per coupleAccepts International Credit Cards

Grand Hyatt Beijing
1 East Chang An Avenue,Beijing, People's Republic of China 100738
Phone: 86 10 8518 1234
Fax: +86 10 8518 0000
7 Day Inn
4, District 1, Anyuan Dongli,Olympic Areaeast gate of the National Stadium
Phone:6489-2088, 800-9999-800, 400-880-7777
Open 24H
City Weekendsays:A rapidly developing domestic chain hostel
Beijing Dream Castle
26 Anzhenli Block 3,Chaoyang
Open 24H
Accepts International Credit Cards
Car rental:
15 Xi Dawang Lu, FESCO Tower 1
Toll free: 400-810-6878
Open 24H
City Weekendsays:Beijing-based website clearinghouse for car rental. They work with many of the big names in worldwide car rental, such as Avis, Alamo, Hertz).
Sanlitun Pub Street and the surrounding Embassy Area in Chaoyang District is also a must for many foreign visitors and young people. The various bars attract the staff from the Embassies and white-collar workers alike. Here you will find rock-and-roll, hip-hop and Jazz among the many activities. This is a good place to see first-hand something of modern China after a day of exploring its historical past.

VICS Location: in the east inside of the North Entrance of Gongti, Chaoyang DistrictOpening hours: 20:00 - 03:00Cost for ticket: 30 Yuan at weekend, 20 Yuan on Wednesday (Lady's night) and women can enjoy cocktail for free at that night (excluding special activities)Music: Hip-hop, R&B
JJ BarAddress: A2, Chaibang Hutong, Andingmennei Da Jie, Dongcheng District Opening hours: for 24 hoursAverage cost per person: 20 Yuan - 30 Yuan

Hugo Club Address: B143, Xiwai Da Jie, Haidian DistrictOpening hours: from 09:00 until late
BananaAddress: 22, Jianguomenwai Da Jie, Chaoyang DistrcitOpening hours: 20:30 - 04:00 from Sunday to Thursday and 20:30 - 05:00 on Friday and SaturdayCost for ticket: 20 Yuan from Sunday to Thursday and 30 Yuan on Friday and Saturday
Understandably, as the nation's capital, Beijing is also its cultural center and the Capital Theatre, the Beijing Concert Hall, the China Folk Culture Palace each offer the very best of entertainment adding greatly to the wide choice of nightlife pastimes in the city. Program details and ticket prices as well as addresses of the various venues can usually be found in the current 'Beijing Daily'.
Every city has its night market and Beijing is no exception. When the curtain of darkness falls, the snack handcarts come alive. Dongdan Street, Xidan Street, Donghuamen Gate and Longfusi Temple area are the main four night market areas. Snacks include Beijing specialities as well as many that are traditional in other parts of the country, some of which are from minority districts.
It is hard to give details of all the nightly activities to be found in Beijing. However, for foreign visitors in particular, we would highly recommend a leisurely stroll along the Chang'an Street to observe the scene as one of your nightlife choices. Maybe you would like to do this in style by hiring a rickshaw, what could be more in keeping with the ambiance than that? The street extends all the way to the Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square. The palace complex in shadow has an ethereal beauty that is all its own and that is certain to evoke sentiments of the past glory, mystery and intrigue that was once Imperial China.


prices to:U$450,000 per week
cruising area:
summer: Mediterranean - West winter: Bahamas/Caribbean
King: Owner suite w/owner study, main deck full width, his & hers bathroom, walk in closets. Queen: Below deck, midship, stbd. Queen: Below deck, midship, port. Double: Skylounge, port. Double: Main deck, port, (aft of owner suite) suited for staff or guest, pullout double sofa bed w/two pullmans. Twin: Below deck, fwd stbd w/pullman. Twin: Below deck, fwd port w/pullman. (1 King, 2 Queens, 2 Doubles, 2 Twins.)cabins 7 guests 12crew 9
Apogee's first-class amenities turn even the most remote destination into a five-star resort. This yacht offers a complete range of watersport activities, including water skiing, fishing, snorkeling, and even scuba diving. Rich mahogany warms the main salon, setting the tone for Apogee's classic elegance. In addition to its sweeping circular staircase, the main foyer includes an elevator that links all five decks. Much larger than ordinary skylounge and completely outfitted in magnificently crafted mahogany, burl mahogany and rosewood the bridge-deck saloon is a leisure destination unto itself. It features a 22-foot-long backlit onyx-topped bar modeled after Monaco's Cafe de Paris and Miami's Delano Hotel, a Wurlitzer jukebox and a spacious adjacent aft terrace complete the package. A crew of 17 awaits - one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios in the industry
length:205.05' [62.5m]
beam:36.75' [11.2m]
draft:11.48' [3.5m]
engines:2 x CAT 2,260 HP
speed:15 Knts
leisure:2 x Novurania tenders, 24' w/300-hp & 21' w/230-hp, 4 x 3-person Kawasaki waterbikes, scuba diving gear, water skis, fishing equipment, underwater lights, 12-person Jacuzzi, gymnasium, 2 clear bottom Explorer kayaks. Plasma & LCD TV/DVD/VCR throughout yacht, SatT.V., Bose Surround Sound, Wurlitzer Jukebox, Karaoke. Communications: Sat B, Fleet 77, Mini-M, GSM, High speed internet access. *Zero speed stabilization


prices to:€ 380,000 [+/- U$516,800] p/wk
cruising area:
summer: Mediterranean - East & West winter: Caribbean
OWNER Owner’s double cabin with ensuite shower room and Jacuzzi and 1 convertible study GUESTS 5 Double cabins 4 Twin bedded cabins 2 Twin bunk cabins CREW Captain’s double cabin with shower room ensuite Chief Officer’s double cabin with shower room ensuite 6 x Twin cabins sharing 4 x ensuite shower rooms 3 x Single cabins sharing 2 x ensuite shower roomscabins 12 guests 26crew 18
SHERAKHAN is the culmination of a dream for her owner. Whether it be the Dining room for 26 with its massive 7m Atrium bathed in natural light filtered down through the glass bottomed Jacuzzi or the joy of standing in the lookout house perched above the sundeck a massive 20m above the water line. Suites range from 30-50 square metres and are impressive for their decor, style and of course sheer size. The Master has a Jacuzzi, revolving bed, private terrace, and lounge area/study. All the double beds are king size. All suites are equipped with a television, DVD, stereo, mini bar, safe, air-conditioning & heating

length:228.51' [69.65m]
beam:39.53' [12.05m]
draft:14.8' [4.51m]
builder:Vuyk en Zonen, Holland
engines:1 x CAT 1,380 HP
speed:12 Knts
leisure:2 x 24ft (7.32m) Joker Clubman inflatable tenders type 24 EFB with 260hp YAMAHA inboard engine ,1 x Classic Runnerboat STEYER inboard engine 2 x Yahama jet skis Superjet 700 2 x FX1400 Yamaha WaveRunner 1x Laser sailboat 2x wind surf board 1x surf board 1x floating trampoline 1x kayak Fitness 1 Stationery Exercise bike 1 Step Machine 1 treadmill 1 precor elliptical trainer Free weights Beauty saloon Outside BBQ area Jacuzzi for up to 18 Hang mats Sauna & Spa room Library room with internet access Water sports equipment & towable toys


prices to: € 455,000 [+/- U$618,800] p/wk
cruising area:
summer: Mediterranean - East & West
winter: Mediterranean - West
Onassis suite, 10 cabins and a further 6 cabins.cabins 18 guests 34crew 36
The legendary yacht of Aristotle Onassis, CHRISTINA O has regularly entertained the worlds most famous, powerful and influential people, including Sir Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and many more. The vessel has been totally refurbished with five star guest facilities, but still retains a fantastic sense of comfort and opulence with many photographs and original items from her early days. With her huge deck spaces, original mosaic-tiled swimming pool and famous bar, a holiday aboard CHRISTINA O really is a truly unique opportunity to cruise in style and comfort.
length: 325' [99.06m]
beam: 35.99' [10.97m]
draft:13.91' [4.24m]
builder:Canadian Vickers
engines:2 x 2,775hp MAN diesels
speed:16 knots
leisure:2 x Hacker Yamaha Prestige varnished launches 2 x Watercraft lifeboats 2 x RIBs for water skiing & passenger transportation 3 x Waveriders 2 x Topper dinghies 2 x Windsurfers Snorkelling equipment Ringos & banana Bathing platform Jacuzzi/ Pool on deck Gymnasium, Massage & beauty room Adult casino Helicopter pad (emergency use only)


The World's Best Business Hotels - 2007

The World's Best Business Hotels - 2007
Park Hyatt Tokyo — Tokyo, Japan

The inspiration and backdrop for the critically acclaimed film, Lost In Translation, Park Hyatt Tokyo is an elegant oasis of space and calm that offers spectacular views of Tokyo and the Kanto Plain all the way to Mount Fuji, from the top 14 floors of the 52-storey Shinjuku Park Tower. Conveniently located in the heart of Shinjuku, Tokyo's vibrant business and entertainment district, the hotel is approximately 90 minutes from Narita International Airport and close to Shinjuku Station, the city's major transportation hub with rail and subway access to anywhere in metropolitan Tokyo. Designed to feel more like a modern private residence than a hotel, Park Hyatt Tokyo's attention to detail extends to a range of specially commissioned works of art that are displayed throughout the hotel. The 178 rooms and suites are the most spacious hotel guest rooms in Tokyo, providing a serene retreat and an efficient private office with the latest amenities and high-tech communications. With a distinguished reputation for providing the ultimate in personal attention and services, Park Hyatt Tokyo also offers a wide range of excellent restaurants, each with a unique style, such as the dynamic New York Grill - voted #1 for the past five years in the Zagat Tokyo Survey - and the starkly beautiful Kozue, for Japanese cuisine. With extensive meeting and banquet facilities, the hotel can accommodate every type of event from small business meetings to large social gatherings. For the convenience of the business traveller in Tokyo, the hotel also has a full-service Business Centre, open 24 hours daily. Providing the ultimate cosmopolitan retreat, Club on the Park is Park Hyatt Tokyo's health and fitness sanctuary, providing luxurious spa and relaxation areas, a stunning indoor pool and an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art equipment in its gymnasium and aerobics studio with panoramic views. For the discriminating business and leisure traveller, Park Hyatt Tokyo is quite simply, one of the best hotels in the world.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Emirates Towers located on Sheikh Zayed Road is in the centre of Dubai's commercial business district and a highly visible statement of the region's corporate success. Two equilateral triangles are architectural icons one of their kind in Dubai. Jumeirah Emirates Towers consists of a 350-metre office tower and a 305-metre 400-bedroom hotel tower joined by a central podium containing a Shopping Boulevard. A sleek architectural masterpiece of steel and glass, Jumeirah Emirates Towers redefines the business hotel category, seamlessly combining form with function, high technology with unparalleled luxury and elegance with efficiency. With supreme attention to the requirement of the corporate individual, even standard rooms at Jumeirah Emirates Towers come with a business workplace along with IT amenities, interactive television and 24-hour technical assistance.For discerning lady travellers, Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers the Chopard Ladies Floor, an entire floor dedicated exclusively to the privacy and comfort of women. Lavish amenities include luxurious products by Chopard, cosmetics and a cosmetics fridge, and an in-room yoga mat with an instructional DVD to help soothe away the stresses of travel. Guests at Jumeirah Emirates Towers can utilise the hotel's Health Club and outdoor swimming pool as well as the wide range of facilities at The Big Apple located in the Boulevard at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.This multifaceted architecture reflects the diversity of over fifteen, widely popular restaurants, lounges and bars and in fact is perfectly designed to meet the requirements of any event or conference in any of its stylish venues. With its ballroom and more than 17 boardroom style meeting rooms, it's a meeting and events destination in its own right. Whilst Jumeirah Emirates Towers was primarily conceived as a business hotel, its appeal reaches far beyond the business world
The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel — New York, NY, United States

A timeless classic, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society, entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue, it is a true New York landmark -- a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a sanctuary of refined taste. Guests feel truly ensconced in an elegant private residential atmosphere, which includes a discreet and polished staff as well as world-class dining and entertainment. Located in the heart of Manhattan, The Carlyle offers sweeping views of Central Park and easy access to the encircling Upper East Side galleries and boutiques, as well as the nearby "Museum Mile." Each of the Carlyle's 180 rooms and suites have been individually decorated and appointed with the finest fabrics, rugs, boudoir chairs and Frette linens. The walls are adorned with original Audubon prints, architectural renderings by Piranesi and English country scenes by Kips. Some accommodations feature private terraces, grand pianos and spectacular views of the city's skyline. Suites, priced by size, space and exposure, offer separate sitting rooms with powder room.
Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie — Rome, Italy

The Hotel de Russie is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the beautiful city of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome's key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The most unique luxury hotel in Rome, Hotel de Russie, designed by the Architect Valadier, provides a stunning feature - extensive, terraced gardens which guarantee a tranquil oasis amidst the bustle of central Rome. This unique Secret Garden offer you the opportunity to relax with a drink in the fashionable Stravinskij Bar and Le Jardin de Russie Restaurant offers a wonderful taste of the Mediterranean cuisine. Do not miss an unforgettable experience at the De Russie Wellness Zone, one of Rome's best health clubs with a hydropool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish steam bath, beauty treatments and gym

The World's Best Golf Resorts - 2007

The World's Best Golf Resorts - 2007

Kiawah Island Golf Resort — Kiawah Island, SC, United States

Just outside the charming, historical destination-city of Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort boasts villa and condo accomodations and world-class golf and tennis in a setting found nowhere else. For thousands of years, eagles, egrets and other natural residents of Kiawah have enjoyed its lush, semi-tropical environment, while remaining sheltered from the world. Today, Kiawah Island remains a haven for those who stay. However, the reasons for visiting have become more varied. From ten miles of romantic, unspoiled beach to 30 miles of paved, biking trails. From kayaking and canoeing adventures to alligator and birding walks. From oceanfront fine dining to riverside oyster roasts. Then there's the golf. Five championship courses, including the world-famous Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup Matches and the 1997 and 2003 World Cup of Golf. Your accomodations on this island may comprise a lavish private oceanfront home with private dock, miles of deck, and room for everyone. It may be a handsomely appointed villa mere steps from the first tee. A villa with breeze-kissed balcony from which the sounds of the sea provide a sensuous nightly serenade. Or perhaps a luxurious room or suite at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, the finest oceanfront hotel built on the East Coast in two decades.
Four Seasons Punta Mita — Punta Mita, Mexico

Luxurious seclusion on a private isthmus edged in miles of pristine sand and turquoise ocean, 42 kilometres (26 miles) from Puerto Vallarta airport. Exclusive Mexican casitas, many with plunge pools, embrace stunning ocean views. Jack Nicklaus golf with an island green, played beside the waves. Beachfront dining. A unique spa, designed for renewal
The American Club — Kohler, WI, United States

The American Club, the Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel provides country elegance in the charming Village of Kohler, less than an hour north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The resort offers a host of diversions year-round, including award-winning golf courses Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits; the Kohler Waters Spa; and special events such as the Kohler Food & Wine Experience, Christmas Kohler and a Spring Garden Market. If you're looking for a relaxing retreat, our spa packages include rejuvenating services at the Kohler Waters Spa. Or, our winter Taste of Kohler Packages offer guests an opportunity to experience cooking and wine demonstrations at The American Club. Built In 1918 By The Kohler Company As A Residence For Immigrant Workers, The Tudor-style American Club offers Well-appointed Suites, Down Comforters And Fluffy
Cloister at Sea Island — Sea Island, GA, United States

For more than 75 years, the Cloister on Sea Island has been standard-bearer for southern grace and hospitality. Generations of families, royalty and heads of state have found respite in the magnificent coastal landscape. In turn, The Cloister on Sea Island pampers them with unparalleled service and a legendary array of amenities, recreations and children's programs. The Cloister at Sea Island is part of the Sea Island Resort complex - which includes The Lodge at Sea Island (a boutqiue hotel experience) and the Sea Island Cottages.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Style: Classic Luxury. Rooms: 400.
Offering luxurious accommodation in the heart of Singapore's arts and financial districts, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a masterpiece of understated comfort and elegance. Transformed from the Fullerton Building which was built in 1928, its rich heritage, neo-classical architecture and strategic location make it an inspiration to business and leisure travellers.The hotel is in the bustling island of Singapore, a major financial centre in Asia and the busiest port in the world. Located at the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula, between Malaysia and Indonesia, the country celebrated its 40th year of independence in 2005. The Fullerton Hotel's prime location in the heart of the Civic District is in tandem with its rich history. Located in the Central Business District, the hotel is a 25-minute drive from Singapore Changi Airport, 12 minutes' from the Singapore Cruise Centre at HarbourFront and 10 minutes' from the Malayan Railway Station. It is also a short stroll from the Raffles Place Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. For sight seeing options and tourist attractions, one need not look far - The Fullerton Hotel enjoys close proximity to Singapore's vibrant riverside entertainment belt of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay; and the cultural venues of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and the Asian Civilisations Museum. It is also within minutes from the shopping malls of Raffles City and Suntec City, as well as Orchard Road - Singapore's main shopping belt. Since opening in 2001, The Fullerton Hotel, a member of the Singapore Hotel Association, has won a number of noteworthy awards. Voted the Best Hotel in Asia in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2006, this 400-room award-winning luxury hotel successfully blends the old and new to present an unsurpassed five-star accommodation experience for business and leisure travellers.

Fairmont Hamilton Princess

Hamilton, Bermuda
Style: Classic Luxury. Built: 1885. Remodeled: 2001. Rooms: 353. Suites: 57.
Among the hibiscus and oleander, on the shores of a picturesque natural harbor, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Bermuda's only luxury urban resort, is an elegant tribute to the old world splendor that is Bermuda. Take a dip in your choice of fresh or saltwater pool, catch the complimentary ferry over to our private Fairmont Beach Club in Southampton. Frolic with the dolphins at dockyard, or take a carriage ride into town. Inspired by Princess Louise, the daughter of Queen Victoria, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda is a symbol of all that Bermudians hold dear - old fashioned courtesy, timeless quality and genuine hospitality

Cambridge Beaches

Sandys, Bermuda
Style: Classic Luxury.
Step out of your world and into ours: a timeless sanctuary of luxurious cottage accommodations, sparkling azure waters, endless views and beautiful beaches. Our property is delightfully private and the atmosphere casually elegant. Sink into the splendours of nature that surround you. Fall in love with the cozy cottages -- private and comfortable -- each one different. Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda's world-class cottage colony resort is situated on its own private 25 acre peninsula with 94 cottage-style rooms and suites, five private beaches, the world-acclaimed European wellness centre, extensive marine rentals, tennis courts putting green, croquet and internationally recognized gourmet cuisine. Devoted to the philosophy of guests having the ability to be as active as they want, when they want to be or do nothing and do it well. Individual, personal, private and exclusive. Perfect for romantics of any age. The best of Bermuda can be found here from private beach dinners for two to snorkeling jaunts by catamaran. There is something for everyone

Auberge Du Soleil

Rutherford, CA, United States

Style: Boutique/Design. Built: 1985. Rooms: 52.

What Began As A Fine California-french Restaurant Created By Claude Rouas A Leading San Francisco Restaurateur Has Evolved Into Ine Of Americas Most Sought-after Small Luxury Hotels And A Perenniual Recioient Of The Hospilality Industrys Highest Honors. Auberge Du Soleil Opened In 1982 As Napa Valleys First Fine-dining Restaurant And The Vision Of French - Born Rouas Who Sought To Recreate The Sun-drenched Ambiance Of Provence In The California Wine Country. Perched On The Slope Of Rutherford Hill Overlooking Napa Valley The Auberge Quickly Gained Recognition As One Of The Leading Restaurants In Northern California. Not Only For Its Superb Cuisine But Also Its Spectacular Views Of The Valley Below. In 1985 Responding To Guest Demand Rouas And Partner Robert Harmon Opened The Inn. A Collection Of Sun And Earth Toned Cottages Housing 50 Room And Suites Each With French Doors Opening Out To A Terrace And Sweeping Views Of Olive Grooves And The Vine- Studded Valley. The Auberges French-accented California Style And Soft-spoken Luxury Echo The Character Of Napa Valley - A Place To Savor The Bounty Of Fine Rood And Wine And Immerse Oneself In An Exquisite Natural Setting. Since The Inns Opening Guests Have Been Drawn To The Auberge For Its Privacy, tranquility And Unmistakable Romance. With A Sophisticated New Design And Acclaimed New Chef The Restaurant Continues To Win International Recognition. The Inn Also Recently Introduced Spa Du Soleil A Retreat Modeled After A Centuries-old Monastery. With Its Fountains, private Gardens And Outdoor Soaking Pools The Spa Provides A Physical And Emotional Barrier From The Outside World Offering A Setting For Peaceful Rejuvenation. Romance And All That It Entails--escape, total Privacy And The Intimacy Of Having A Beautiful Spot To Share--is An Important Part Of The Allure Of Auberge Du Soleil. Guests Agree That A Stay At The Auberge Is A Complete Experience With Equally Superb Components That Complement One Another Understand Service/fine Cuisine And Atmosphere. Secrectly Tucked Away In A Gently Sloping 33-acre Olive Grove And Surrounded By The Sun-dappled Vineyards Of The Verdant Napa Valley. Accommodations Are Located In Cottages Terraced On A Hillside Overlooking The Valley. Each Of The 50 Spacious Rooms And Suites Has Its Own Private Terrace And Wood Burning Fireplace Mediterranean Style With Terra Cotta Tile Floors/natural Wood And Leather Furnishings. Subtle Color Schemes/bright Bouquets And Original Art Set Delightful Accents


The Westin Excelsior

Neighboring the famous Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, The Westin Excelsior, Florence combines luxurious modern accommodations with seven centuries of Florentine history. The Westin Excelsior's presence on Piazza Ognissanti is impressive, featuring newly refurbished guest rooms, a brand new restaurant and bar, a professional staff dedicated to impeccable service, and a state-of-the-art Westin Workout Fitness room. Sitting high on the banks of the Arno River, the hotel also offers spectacular views of the panoramic Tuscan countryside, the colored terracotta rooftops and the landmarks of Florence. These are just a few of the reasons it was recently named to Condé Nast Traveler's 2002 Gold List. Completely renovated in 1997, The Westin Excelsior, Florence offers magnificent accommodations steeped in 700 years of Florentine tradition. Our Grand Deluxe suites and Junior suites provide spacious elegant living areas, while Penthouse, Belvedere and Presidential suites offer gracious accommodations and special amenities. All guest rooms also feature the Heavenly Bed® and are conveniently furnished with air conditioning, a direct-dial phone, television and minibar. Adjoining Rooms Available Bathrobes City View Rooms Available The Heavenly Bed Connecting Rooms Available Data Port Hairdryer in Room In-Room Movies In-Room Safe Non-Smoking Rooms Available River Views Rooms Available Rollaway Beds Available Satellite Channels Suites Available Voicemail HOTEL SERVICES - Service Express - 24-Hour Room Service Express - Babysitting Service - Bar - Bellstand/Porters ORVM RESTAURANT & BAR With a modern and elegant art deco style ORVM, the new bar and restaurant of the Westin Excelsior, is able to give a touch of renewal to the classical and refined ambience of the hotel. ORVM is located on the ground floor of the hotel, overlooking Ognissanti square, with an entrance from the hotel Lobby and an entrance from the Arno River side. The new ambience features architectonical details and furnishings that contribute to create a unique place, where each detail is made with accurate attention. For a lunch or a dinner the menu conceived by Executive Chef Giuseppe Dalla Rosa offers dishes of the Mediterranean gastronomic tradition, made with fresh seasonal products, accompanied by Tuscan traditional wines and by the best choice of international ones, all to confirm once again the exclusive feature of this restaurant. ORVM restaurant also offers many menu formulas such as the Express Lunch, the Wellness menu (from breakfast to dinner, including a large assortment of organic and healthy food), or a daily set suggestion of courses. Two impressive orange chandeliers give a warm light to the renewed ORVM bar. The brown shades of the furniture, made by leather and wood, are a modern interpretation of the spirit and charm of the roaring twenties, punctuated with late Art Déco design elements. For those loving to socialize, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, ORVM proposes Unwind, a Westin ritual that accompanies you from day to night. A wide cocktail menu is able to satisfy classic tastes and new combinations, for guests who enjoy food and drinks surrounded by background live music.

Santa Maria Novella - 2 Blocks
Shopping Area - 2 Blocks
Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio) - 5 Blocks
Uffizi Gallery - 5 Blocks
Pitti Palace - 6 Blocks
Signoria Square - 6 Blocks
Duomo Cathedral - 7 Blocks
Santa Maria Del Fiore - 7 Blocks
Accademia (Michelangelo's David) - 9 Blocks
Santa Croce - 9 Blocks

Hotel features

Air conditioning
Credit cards
Rooms with fridge
Rooms with telephone
Rooms with TV set
Light kitchen/diet kitchen
Complete/full kitchen service
No smoking restaurant area
Babysitter/baby facilities
Paying car park

Paying shuttle service
Car rental
Conference room
Cellular phone renting
Internet connection
Modem connection
Video conference
Conference center
LAN connection
Fax on the desk reception
Door keeper
Night gatekeeper
Polyglot staff

24 hour room service
Fast reception
Handicap services
Catering service
Theatre ticket office
Shoes cleaning service
24 hour reception
Checkroom/luggage deposit room
Dining room service
Open late cash service
Postal service

Other services
Business center
Fax facilities
Laundry service
Dry cleaning service
Iron services

Grand Hotel

A landmark of history and tradition, the Grand Hotel is a 19th century palace overlooking the Arno River. Precious materials, rich colors: each detail contributes to creating a splendid, luminous ambience. With its richly appointed rooms, attentive service and beautiful historic setting, the Grand Hotel is a masterpiece that bridges the centuries. Just outside, Florence’s fabled crafts shops, artistic masterpieces and the harmonious beauty of the city of the Medicis. Named to Condé Nast Traveler's 2004 Readers' Choice Awards List of the top 75 European Hotels. The 107 luxurious guestrooms and suites adorned with coffered ceilings and spacious baths of colored marble create a fairy tale atmosphere where wrought iron blends with the warmth of wood and frescoes and brocades delight the eye. The rooms feature Multimedia Quadriga System, including complete on-demand program selection in multiple language for movies, sports and light entertainment, as well as a digital “jukebox” and a range of other guest services


Agios Sostis, Mykonos

Overlooking the deep blue waters of Panormos Bay, a new complex of luxurious apartments offers comfortable modern accommodation in one of the most undisturbed, peaceful yet fashionable areas of the island. Enjoy the seaside view from any of the eight individually designed, contemporary Mykonian styled apartments.Each with private balconies, these units all have direct access to open surrounding leveled terraces which lead to the property’s large swimming pool. Situated only a few minutes walk from beautiful Agios Sostis Beach and an equally short drive to larger Panormos Beach, this complex also enjoys access to a small secluded beach cove only a few meters away and directly in front of the property.Each apartment comes with an open plan kitchenette, dining and salon area as well as air conditioning and satellite TV.As an additional luxury, three of the units are equipped with a private Jacuzzi. The complex’s inner reception area provides Guests with telephone and internet access while the outer entrance area offers ample parking.


130' Wesport 2006KALEEN - 130 can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins. She is fully air conditioned through out. Master Stateroom, Main deck, forward: King bed, en-suite His and Her bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower, 27" TV/VCR/DSS/CD Stereo. VIP Stateroom Below aft, port: King bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, 20" TV/DVD/CD Stereo. VIP Stateroom, Below aft, starboard: King bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, 20" TV/DVD/CD Stereo. Guest Stateroom, Below amidships, starboard: Twin beds convertible to Queen, ensuite bathroom with shower, 20" TV/DVD/CD Stereo. Guest Stateroom, Below amidships, port: Twin beds convertible to Queen, ensuite bathroom with shower, 20" TV/DVD/CD Stereo. Main Salon & Dining, Main deck: State-of-the-art entertainment center, 42" Plasma Screen TV/VCR/DVD with Surround Sound. Two sofas with coffee table. Game table and easy chairs. Formal dining room with seating for 10. Powder room located forward. Aft Deck: Large covered deck with Al Fresco dining for 10 with casual seating. Full bar with sink, refrigerator and icemaker. 37" Plasma TV with volume control from main sound system. Sky Lounge: State-of-the-art entertainment center: 27" Flat Screen TV/DVD/CD. L-shaped sofa, Game table and full wet bar. Powder room forward. Access to Boat Deck. Boat Deck: Accessible from the Sky Lounge. Casual dining for 8 to 10, 6 person Jacuzzi. Stairs to the Flybridge and Aft Deck. Flybridge Deck: Helm Station, wet bar with sink, refrigerator, and icemaker, 4 bar stools, lounge seating. Forward: Portuguese Cockpit with circular cushioned seating. Rates from $80,000 for 10 guests per week MYBA (WMT + Plus all) Terms. /7cyi


102' Crescent Beach - 1991.MISS MICHELLE can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and head. Another 2 cabins have a double bed, shower and head. MISS MICHELLE is fully air conditioned through out. Smoking is allowed on deck. MISS MICHELLE´s crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower. Rates from $30,000 for 6 guests per week SCTerms, plus some expenses. /7myn

MISS MICHELLE can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and head.Another 2 cabins have a double bed, shower and head.MISS MICHELLE is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.


85' Choey Lee 1988.PANACHE can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and head. Another cabin has twin beds, shower and head. Another cabin has a queen size bed, shower and head. PANACHE is fully air conditioned through out. The voltage onboard is 12/24/110/240 volts. Smoking is allowed on deck. PANACHE´s crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower. Guests are not allowed to bring pets onboard. Rates are from $29,500 All-Inclusive, but not fuel. /7hcir

Sleeps 8 In 4 Cabins
PANACHE can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and head.Another cabin has twin beds, shower and head.Another cabin has a queen size bed, shower and head.PANACHE is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.


65' Marlow Zurn - 2003. CHARMER can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The master cabin has a king size bed, shower and head. Another cabin has twin beds, . Another cabin has a queen size bed, shower and head. CHARMER is fully air conditioned through out. The voltage onboard is 220 volts. Smoking is allowed on deck. CHARMER´s crew has a separate companionway and shower. Rates from $18,000 for 6 guests per week MYBA (WMT + Plus all) Terms. /7ybp


Cruising Area:

Summer: W. Mediterranean
Winter: Caribbean

Last Refit:2004
Length:117.00 ft / 54.00 m
Beam:31.60 ft / 9.60 m
Draft:11.60 ft / 3.50 m
Fuel:3,645 gal / 138,000 L

Max. Speed:15 kts.
Cruising Speed:13 kts.
Range:4750 nm

Engines:Deutz 6 Cylinder 2310 KW
Generators:3 x CAT
Power:2 x 1573 hp

Water Toys:
2 Two person Yamaha 750hp Jet ski’s1 36ft Jet Drive Hinckley 1 14ft Novurania2 One person kayak2 Two person kayak1 Trampoline2 Folding bikes1 five person water toboggan1 Wake board2 Tow tubesSnorkeling equipmentWater skis

Rates: from 196,000 USD per week

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