Friday, September 25, 2009

The Apeiron island hotel

Designer: SybariteStatus:


project cost: $500million


The ‘Apeiron’ island hotel is a seven star resort with a total floor area of 200,000m�. It is 185-m high and boasts of over 350 luxury apartment suites. The hi-tech futuristic hotel screams of luxury and comfort with its own private lagoon, beaches, restaurants, cinemas, retail shopping, art gallery, spas and conference facilities. Its out of the world design is magnetic enough to deliver a spell-bounded experience to visitors. (Photo Credit: Sybarite).

Monday, September 21, 2009

Virginia Beach Hotels

When visiting Virginia Beach, you’ll find that Virginia Beach hotels and Virginia Beach resorts are some of the most luxurious and the most relaxing places to stay on the East Coast. Hotels in Virginia Beach range from Bed & Breakfasts to luxurious hotels to more value-oriented Virginia Beach hotels. You can also enjoy the many Virginia Beach resorts and rental properties available to visitors year round.
Some of the most popular Virginia Beach hotels and Virginia Beach resorts:
Atlantic Sands Oceanfront Hotels
Located on the beach with 110 oceanfront rooms and 86 non-smoking rooms, all rooms offer panoramic ocean views and include a microwave, refrigerator, iron & ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, wireless internet, cable TV and HBO, and all rooms include a private oceanfront balcony. A standard room comes with two queen size beds.
Barclay Towers Resort Hotel
Located oceanfront and along the Virginia Beach boardwalk, this resort boasts 138 two-room suites with ocean views and private balconies. Each suite comes with a king size bed and queen size sleeper sofa, kitchens with microwave, stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, cookware and place settings for four. Rooms also feature two color cable televisions with HBO, access to coin laundry, and the heated indoor pool, as well as the spa with dry sauna, steam sauna & hot tub on the oceanfront. Other Amenities: Continental Breakfast, Exercise Room, Jacuzzi.
Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach
Located close to the beach and within driving distance to Norfolk and Chesapeake, The Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach features "Sleep Advantage" bedding, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, coffeemakers, voice-mail and safes in every room. You can also enjoy the heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, dry saunas, health club, laundry facilities, ATM machine, restaurant, lounge 24-hour gift shop and business center located inside the hotel. There are high-speed Ethernet connections in the lobby and on the Concierge Level --both complimentary to guests.
There is also a number of Bed & Breakfast hotels in Virginia Beach:
Angie’s Guest Cottage:
Built in the early 1900s, local historians report that the house was used to accommodate the families of surf men stationed at the US Coast Guard Station for the summer holidays. Angie’s Cottage is an early 20th century beach house located in the heart of the resort area, one block from the ocean. Casual, cozy atmosphere, quiet, smoke free and clean with fresh flowers throughout.
Country Villa Bed & Breakfast:
Situated on 4 acres of pine, oak & walnut trees in rural Virginia Beach, this villa is less than 15 minutes from museums, activities, restaurants and 7 minutes from the oceanfront. They offer a three course, gourmet breakfast, baked goods, and complimentary wine & cheese Rooms offer central air and heat, distinct d├ęcor, each with a fireplace, TV/VCR, am/fm/radio/CD player, ceiling fans, queen beds with down pillows and comforters, high count bedding and private baths (some with jacuzzi tubs,) plush robes and towels.
Virginia Beach Resorts:
Ocean Key Resort:
This resort offers 1-bedroom condos with kitchen, living room and sleeper sofa. Resort features include an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room, free underground parking in resort's private garage, and more.
Alamar Resort Inn:
Alamar Resort Inn is a Three Diamond Hotel with rooms tastefully decorated in fine Queen Anne furniture. Located close to the beach, boardwalk, shopping and entertainment, the room rates vary by season, ranging from $55 - $265 depending on your accommodations.
If you’re not looking for Virginia Beach hotels, Virginia Beach resorts or other hotels in Virginia Beach, cheap hotels in Virginia Beach may be what you‘re looking for. Try checking with the local Best Western, Comfort Inn, or Super 8 Motel. Sometimes the best cheap hotels in Virginia Beach are the least advertised, so ask friends who’ve visited before or check with the yellow pages. Often, cheap hotels in Virginia Beach are furthest from the beach and the best area attractions, so be prepared to walk or take a cab.
Amway Grand Plaza - Grand Rapids

One of two high class luxury hotels in Michigan, this hotel really understands that people who travel expect more from a hotel then most do. That is why they offer a full service luxury hotel in the middle of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This hotel offers such things as art galleries and exquisite boutiques, state-of-the-art workout facilities, as well as the best business services for any business person. They also offer such things as a top notch concierge service that will cater to your every whim. With so much to go in downtown Grand Rapids, this is a great luxury getaway for two!


Right on Syntagma Square, this historical hotel has been there for 134 years. It was renovated in 2003. From the roof, you have a spectacular view of Athens, the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill. The hotel has a health spa and a relaxing centre, as well as an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool.The 321 rooms and suites are subtly decorated with luxury items and antique furniture and offer comfort with their marble bathrooms and modern technological facilities.


The Intercontinental Hotel is located on Syngrou Avenue, a few steps from the centre of the city and the main attractions as the Acropolis and the old town of Plaka. Ideal for tourists or business travellers. The hotel provides a health spa, a swimming pool and many services for business travellers.The spacious, sophisticated and stylish rooms will make your stay a delight.They have a marble bathroom, a living room and an office as well as all the contemporary technological appliances you might need.


This hotel is one of the best luxury hotels, situated in the centre of Athens near the most important museums and areas of the city. It is the first in the Divani chain of hotels representing Greek hospitality in the last 45 years.Entirely renovated in 2003 th e 471 rooms ( including 44 suites ) are fully air conditioned (individual thermostats) and soundproof. All rooms have cable and satellite TV, radio, fully equipped bathroom, Internet access, mini bar.The hotel has also a first class restaurant with a speciality counter and typical Greek dishes as well as a corner reserved for diet cooking.2 other restaurants/coffee bars a pool bar with view over the whole city and a lounge reserved for cigar smokers.The hotel provides a superbly equipped spa and wellness centre, swimming pool with view on the Acropolis and Lycabettus hill, and also a fitness room with state-of-the art equipment.The hotel is an important conference centre and offers on 4000 m2 16 conference rooms. All equipment and services meet highest standards.
The Flower of the East, Iran
Resembling a Flower as its name suggest, the luxury Persian seven-star hotel, ‘The flower of the East’ is located on Kish Island in Iran and is due to be completed by 2010.

It is clear that the demand for luxurious living while on the road is very high and we are sure that this trend will continue to be strong. The Economist reported on the rise of the Gulf states on how their property boom seems to just keep going. It is therefore no surprise to see much of these seven star hotels appear in these countries.
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