The area around Yaowarat road, Chinatown's main street, is fascinating for its Chinese pharmacies and unbelievable concentration of gold shops. Bordering Chinatown is Paruhat Cloth Market with a huge selection of batiks, sarongs and general fabric. A largely ethnic Indian area, Paruhat has some excellent local Indian restaurants and a large shopping mall selling handicrafts.
Agatti island beach resort presents varieties of activities to a visitor from lying down on the virgin beaches to swinging idly a top the swings tied across the palms. For to take on the fishing line to fish out the unexpected can be both interesting and apart from this, a tourist can avail the facilities of snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing.
Founded in 2005, the company set out to revolutionize a stale and overpriced industry with a new brand that reflects the image and desires of Generation X and Y (the current group of travelers 18-39) who next year as a group are expected to account for over 349 million nights in hotel rooms. By combining the best in modern design, technology and a low-cost structure, management believes it will have the ability to rapidly expand into a nationally leading hotel brand.
Here you'll find a number of more subtle hotels in Las Vegas, like the Plaza, Binions and Golden Nugget. While quality here is more inconsistent, the casinos make millions of dollars on middle-aged tourists tired of the strip, and on budget travelers that still want an authentic Vegas experience.
Hotels in the Cotswolds tend to be full of 'old world charm' and very friendly and are a reflection of the beautiful rural surroundings of the Cotswold countryside. In your chosen hotel you can step back from the hum-drum existence of the rest of the world and settle into a more tranquil existence helped by the ambience and character of the Cotswolds where time has stood still for 300 years.
Enjoy the picturesque scenery, fresh air, mountain walks or explore the many traditional mountain villages. Ski on the slopes of Troodos Mountain in the Winter months or sit back and relax by the open log fires.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles is located in a quiet palm-lined residential neighbourhood just minutes from world-renowned Rodeo Drive and Robertson Boulevard shopping. Soak in the views on the tropically landscaped pool terrace, relax in a cabana and the rejuvenating spa.
1..Ulysse Nardin’s The Chairman – up to $49,500 The Chairman by Ulysse Nardin is the world’s most expensive Android Chairman by Ulysse Nardin is the world’s most expensive Android smartphone, and includes both a touch screen and a physical number pad. Themartphone, and includes both a touch screen and a physical number pad. The Ulysse Nardin name is most often associated with luxury watches and that Ulysse Nardin name is most often associated with luxury watches and that fact shows in the Chairman’s sophisticated design. The volume controls looklysse Nardin name is most often associated with luxury watches and that fact shows in the Chairman’s sophisticated design. The volume controls look like watch buttons and the crown between them can actually be wound to generate power for the device. In fact, the phone features a kinetic rotor power system visible through the backplate.ows in the Chairman’s sophisticated design. The volume controls look like watch buttons and the crown between them can actually be wound toke watch buttons and the crown between them can actually be wound to generate power for the device. In fact, the phone features a kinetic rotor power
2.. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond – $300,000
The price of this phone comes from actual state of the art technology instead of a bunch of shiny rocks—but that doesn’t mean it lacks visual appeal. OLED technology underneath the polycarbonate skin that covers the phones entire face gives the 4 megapixel screen a borderless look. The mirror finish gives the phone a sleek, futuristic look.
3.. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – $1 million
This ultra-exclusive phone, limited to only three units, truly lives up to its name. Not only is it extraordinarily expensive, but its Egypt-inspired design will look right at home in the hands of a Vegas high-roller. The phone features 45.5 carats of black diamonds decorating the bezel and a back panel made from 200-year-old African blackwood—the most expensive wood in the world. As if that weren’t enough to ensure the Jackpot a place among the world’s most expensive mobile phones, each key is cut from a hand-polished sapphire crystal. All of these luxurious materials are set in a 180-gram solid gold frame.
4.. The Diamond Crypto Smartphone – $1.3 million
Created by luxury accessory producer Peter Aloisson of Moscow-based JSC Ancort, this luxury smartphone’s price stems from the platinum body, the cover adorned with 50 diamonds—including eight that are rare blue diamonds. Additionally, the Ancort logo and the navigation key are made of 18k rose gold. Built on the Windows CE, this expensive cell also features a high-resolution color TFT display and a 256 bit cryptographic algorithm. This expensive mobile phone features SMS, MMS, E-mail and Internet capability, WAP, JAVA support and even a media player.
Peter Aloisson’s Kings Button iPhone $2.4 million The Kings Button iPhone is, surprisingly, a jewel-bedecked iPhone. This time, however, Aloisson had the iPhone 3G to play with—and, apparently, a bit of a bigger budget. One hundred and thirty-eight brilliant-cut diamonds line the sides of the phone, but the real prize is the home button—a rare 6.6 carat white diamond.
6..Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme – $3.2 million
Stuart Hughes of Goldstriker International is known for giving luxury devices such as phones and video game consoles the “Supreme” treatment—covering them with gold and diamonds—and the iPhone is no exception. diamonds—and the iPhone is no exception. The iPhone 3GS Supreme features a casing made from 271 grams of solid rom 271 grams of solid 22k gold and a screen trimmed with fifty-three 1-carat diamonds. The home button is covered with a single rare 7.1-carat diamond. That’s not all, though—the iPhone 3GS Supreme comes in a chest carved from a single block of granite and sports Kashmir gold and an interior lining made with Nubuck top grain leather.m 271 grams of solid 22k gold and a screen trimmed with fifty-three 1-carat diamonds. The home button is covered with a single rare 7.1-carat diamond. That’s no grams of solid 22k gold and a screen trimmed with fifty-three 1-carat diamonds. The home button is covered with a single rare 7.1-carat diamond. That’s not all,
7..Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition – $8 million
If you thought his iPhone 3GS Supreme was impressive, check out the latest iPhone from Stuart Hughes–the iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition. Hughes has recreated the infamous antenna band that wraps around the sides of the latest iPhone, as well as the backplate, using rose gold. The band is adorned with 100 carats of flawless diamonds, and the Apple logo is formed with fifty-three more diamonds. Once again, the home button gets the most love–it’s made of platinum and features a rare 7.4-carat pink diamond. The phone comes in an imperial pink 7-kilogram chest cut from a single block of granite and lined with nubuck top-grain leather. It also comes with an 8-carat flawless diamond that can be used in place of the pink one.
8.. Motorola V220 Special Edition = £28,000 ($51,800)
Austrian designer Peter Aloisson has taken a standard Motorola, studded it with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18 carat gold. The outcome is a £28,000 handset, suitable only for footballers and film stars!
9.. Gold Edition Nokia 8800 Phone = $2,700 (£1,459) If you have $2,700 to spare, you can now buy the Nokia 8800 in 24K gold. However, be warned if you think you’ll be getting a better phone for your extra cash, you wont! The features found on the Gold Edition are the standard 8800 features which are pretty basic. It includes a 0.5 Mega pixel SVGA camera, 64 MB of internal memory, 64 voice polyphonic rigntones, FM Radio, Mp3 Player, video recording and 180 mins talktime. However, the Gold Edition does includes a special edition box and charging dock!
10..Mobiado Professional EM (wood) = $1,900 (£1,027) The Mobiado Professional EM is a wood-clad upgrade of their earlier Nokia-based phone that includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, Bluetooth and according to Mobiado it’s the first production phone with Titanium buttons. Only 200 are being made and each one has its limited number engraved on the back. At $1,900 however, you’re still paying an awfully high premium for a fairly basic phone encased in wood!
11.. Bang & Olufsen (Samsung) Serene = $1,250 (£675) Bang & Olufsen hooked up with Samsung to design the sleek but unconventional Serene. It’s not a bad looking phone and even has a built-in motor to assist you in opening and closing the phone. It’s not very practical however, requiring a special screwdriver to access the battery and the SIM card and the circular keypad will take some getting used to. Also for some strange reason they have positioned the camera lens on the side of the device, which will make it difficult to align snapshots via the viewfinder on the display.
12.. Lamborghini 8800 Sirocco from Nokia = $To be announced The Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Sirocco is another special edition, like the previously launch Aston Martin branded Sirocco. It will ultimately be a standard 8800 Sirocco but with the addition of the famous Lamborghini logo engraved on the font and the back, plus ball bearings from the auto company to in the slider phone mechanism. The Lamborghini phone will be a limited edition with only 500 being made. It will also feature Lamborghini graphics as wallpapers, screensavers, ringtones and even has a short documentary video.
Heerim architects are looking to build the Star Wars staple in, of all places, Baku, Azerbaijan. They're hoping to bring this design, called the Hotel Full Moon, and another, the Hotel Crescent, to one of the fastest growing economies and will rightly call the area Full Moon Bay.
For $15,000 per person, you can enjoy six nights at "Poseidon Mystery Island." They'll pick you up in a company airplane and fly you out there (to Fiji), give you 4 nights in a beachfront room (read: above the surface) and 2 nights in an underwater room, gourmet meals, and access to scuba diving, other water sports, lectures, and wine tastings
This hotel with 178 guestrooms, over three floors, feature light, pastel decor, contemporary furnishings and separate sitting areas. All include air conditioning, satellite television, wireless Internet connections (surcharge), desks, direct-dial phones with voicemail, complimentary newspapers, safes, coffee/tea makers, minibars and complimentary bottled water. Marbled bathrooms have complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, bathrobes and slippers.
The charming interior reflects the enchanting atmosphere of a typical Chalet in the European Alps. This duplex-style Suite includes on the lower floor a beautifully appointed entry foyer, full bathroom, butler’s pantry, a dining table for up to eight and a raised living room with views of the ski slope.The hotel features 393 deluxe rooms and suites including 15 unique Ski Chalets with unprecedented views over the amazing indoor ski resort. Guest rooms and suites are contemporary and elegantly appointed with average room size of 61 sqm.
This hotel located at 31, Avenue George V 75008 Paris, France provides quality service and is home to Le Cinq, a fine dining restaurant that serves excellent food from the French style and also provides some lighter menus as well. The comfort and quality of this hotel will ensure that you visit again when you return to Paris.
The 60 Thompson is Manhattans new luxurious 100-room boutique hotel. Located in the fashionable Soho district.The exclusive rooftop bar, A60, overlooks SoHo with a view of the Empire State Building. The modern rooms pamper guests with sumptuous amenities such as Sferra linens and Frette robes, down bedding, DVD and CD players, flat panel HD TVs, spa products, gourmet minibars with Dean and Deluca, and designer marble bathrooms
Exciting restaurants, bars and nightclubs are just around the corner.The historic landmark Chelsea Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Chelsea - One of the most vibrant neighborhoods of New York City. Soho - Tribeca - Nolita and Broadway are nearby.WI-FI is available in the lobby at no additional charge to guests.
With the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island at it's front door, Table Mountain with Signal Hill in the background and the white beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay around the background, the Portswood Hotel offers the perfect location.The hotels offers all amenities including a large swimming pool, a terrace and a hotel bar.
It sets itself apart among other hotels in and around Cape Town with its spectacular beachfront location, stylish elegance and personalised service.the hotel Situated on Cape Town's Platinum mile and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Winchester Mansions is an exclusive, privately-owned 4 star hotel
You will find your room refreshingly comfortable. All have en-suite showers or baths. The other facilities in your room are: colour TV, telephone, tea- coffee tray, hair dryer. Your room is also WI-FI enabled, allowing you free wireless access to the internet from your bedroom with your own laptop. A large garden area offering the ideal place to relax after a day out in London .
The 290 guest rooms comprising of 18 Executive suites, four super deluxe suites and 30 Executive Rooms are all designed to provide the utmost in comfort. All rooms are equipped with satellite television, in-house movies and modern amenities. In fact, every facet and facility required by the discerning traveler is catered to.Lobby level, overlooking the swimming pool, offers a wide range of cuisine from around the world. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (ala-carte).A Sunken coffee shop in the lobby, serving light snacks, high-tea, juices, tea & coffee from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. A live band plays throughout lunch and dinner here.
Dreamdland is the place where you can take a break before starting your quest to explore the Gandhara or start an adventurous hike in the Himalayas. Its endeavour is to provide every guest with the best of services, from the time they step into the motel until the moment they leave. Car Park,Children's playground,Conference facilities,Driver's accommodation, Function facilities are also availaible.
This Johannesburg hotel has 83 units situated in prestigious Rosebank on Oxford Road, this Courtyard Hotel is literally opposite the developing site of Gautrain’s Rosebank station, which will provide quick and easy transport between Sandton, Pretoria and Johannesburg’s international airport.Electronic safe large enough to accommodate a laptop • International dial direct telephone • M-Net and selected DStv channels • Air-conditioned • One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled are the basic services of this hotel
Fitted with rooftop solar panels and various recycled materials used in its construction, Bardessono is being referred to as the “Greenest luxury hotel in America.”The open areas are covered with vegetation to make visitors feel close to nature. The 62-room hotel also has a 92-seat restaurant and bar, which is open to the public. The development expects to become Platinum LEED certified for additional appreciation.
The support system of the structure ensures that tons of gravel doesn’t disrupt the peaceful aquatic sea life. The 200 meter wide circular island is held in the air by three arms that are tethered to the bottom of the site.The structure will definitely save some of the aquatic life. However, a high tidal wave could make the occupants feel that they are right in the epicenter of a massive earthquake.
Remuera, a quiet suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, is the home of this contemporary, glass house – a modern beacon among its natural surroundings. This sleek design by Hillery Priest Architecture features expansive windows outlined by bold frames that punctuate their contemporary, geometric shape. The window walls seem to float beneath a vast angled roof, and held together by a balcony that runs the perimeter of the house. A large outdoor deck area overlooks the pool. This modern architectural marvel boasts five bedrooms and five baths, spread out among spacious, open-concept interiors that, like the view from the exterior, bring focus primarily to the windows. But when not peering out into nature, the eye roams across tall angled ceilings, warm woods and rich details throughout. This modern home is currently on the market, listed with Bayleys.
Casa Elegante is a pure simbol of luxury, that I’ce decided to post under my Dream Homes collection. I know that I didn’t post to much in that category, but this house is really amazing, and I had to post about. Now let’s find a few things about this luxurious home. The home was developed by Laughlin’s Luxury Lifestyles and built by Triangle Construction and is a lavish 14,243 square foot residence. Believe it or not, the listing says this one is a certified green home. There are five bedrooms and the finishes include lots of marble and travertine as well as exotic woods including Brazilian cherry, teak and bamboo.The grounds include a large pool and spa and a dock and boat lift. Now if the pictures that I’ve posted here are not enough you can take a virtual tour of this home by going to this link, and you’ll be able to see a few 360 degrees pictures. Finnaly if you wonder how much a house like this cost …the price is $9.950,000.