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2012 HOTELS – BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR IN PARIS – RENAISSANCE VENDOME

A link to the elegance of the past – our 2012 choice and review for one of the best boutique hotels in Paris – the Renaissance Vendome Hotel. Video of Paris – during the 1920s. One can never capture the feeling of cruising the past in most hotels today.  That chic traveling public is gone.  Clients arriving from a trans-Atlantic ... Read More »

Cunard Line’s cruise ship QE2 is now a hotel. Cruise history ends for luxury liner, another begins in Dubai as a floating resort moored off an artificial palm-shaped island.

Dubai World’s Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem at the QE2 handover ceremony November 27th. At 2pm yesterday (Nov 27th) a glorious era came to a close in cruise line history and another began as developer Nakheel officially took delivery of the QE2. That was the moment when the contract to transfer ownership from UK shipping company Cunard was signed as the ... Read More »