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St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort set for January opening

St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort set for January opening

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has confirmed the highly anticipated St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will open on January 19th, 2012 offering 214 elegant ocean view rooms and 307 residences to discerning guests from around the world. Here Breaking Travel News calls in ahead of the gala event to see just what it is that makes the property so special.

Brits abroad worth a whopping £10k price tag

Brits abroad worth a whopping £10k price tag

For many, getting ready for a holiday abroad involves packing up your best outfits, grabbing your entertainment systems and satellite navigation, and then waving goodbye to the UK for a well-earned break.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi brings a touch of splendour to UAE

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi brings a touch of splendour to UAE

The glamorous Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas has opened its doors in the UAE today, marking Hyatt’s first foray into the progressive and popular emirate of Abu Dhabi and creating the first five star hotel experience on the cultural hub that is Saadiyat Island.

VIP Attractions offers world-class departure from to Jamaica

Thanks to a US$170 million investment at Jamaica’s main airports, tourists and local travelers departing the island are all set to benefit from two new world class luxury departure lounges. Club Montego Bay and Club Kingston – located at Sangster International and Norman Manley International airports respectively - were officially launched earlier this year and will herald the addition of unprecedented luxury.

Skyscanner flies into the cloud with iomart Hosting

Skyscanner flies into the cloud with iomart Hosting

iomart Hosting, one of the UK’s leading cloud computing and managed hosting providers, has taken Skyscanner, Europe’s leading travel search website, into the cloud to support its objective of becoming the number one flight search engine in the world.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers set to redefine luxury in the Middle East

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers set to redefine luxury in the Middle East

Jumeirah Hotels, Resorts & Residences - previously recognised as the World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards – is set to unveil its most audacious property to date earlier this month – Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. Ahead of the November 1st opening, Breaking Travel News calls in to see what is on offer at this inspiring new property.

Grosvenor House, Dubai, celebrates opening of Tower Two

Grosvenor House, Dubai, celebrates opening of Tower Two

Grosvenor House, Dubai is set to once again be the talk of the town as it opens its highly anticipated Tower Two, featuring the freshest trends in food and beverage, a unique spa and a host of premier rooms, suites, residence apartments and villas. Replicating the luxury and signature touches of the prestigious Grosvenor House Tower One, Grosvenor House’s second symmetrical property, offers forty five additional storeys of limitless comfort and modern elegance complementing the hotels existing five star offering.

Sandals seeks voluntourism market as World Travel Awards approaches

Sandals seeks voluntourism market as World Travel Awards approaches

Sandals Resorts is making its mark in the growing Voluntourism sector, with the launch of its latest initiative which enables holidaymakers to visit local schools in the Caribbean and help children learn to read. The all-inclusive market leader is also preparing to host the prestigious World Travel Awards at its Royal Caribbean & Private Island property this evening.

Blythswood Square: A jewel in Glasgow’s crown

Blythswood Square: A jewel in Glasgow’s crown

Operated by the Townhouse Collection, Blythswood Square Hotel offers guests a new definition in modern Scottish luxury. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes a look at this most cosmopolitan of properties.

BTN Exclusive Interview: Adam Stewart reveals the secret of Sandals’ success

BTN Exclusive Interview: Adam Stewart reveals the secret of Sandals’ success

Since Adam Stewart’s appointment as chief executive four years ago, Sandals has experienced unprecedented growth, transforming the all-inclusive concept with its Luxury Included resorts. As Sandals Royal Caribbean & Private Island in Jamaica prepares to host to the prestigious World Travel Awards next week, BTN caught up with Stewart, to find out just how the Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand has maintained its 30 year industry leading status, achieving growth in the midst of one of the most volatile economic storms.