The Illusion of the “Five-Star Hotel”

The term “five-star” gets tossed around a lot when talking about luxury resorts and hotels. But what a lot of people don’t realize is there isn’t such a thing. You see, the five-star rating system was first invented by Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil Travel Guide) in 1958. Since then, different organizations and publications across the […]

Sri Lanka, the next big luxury travel destination?

Sri Lanka is on the brink of becoming South Asia’s “it” destination for the upscale traveler. Abercrombie and Kent, the world’s leading luxury travel company, are now operating tours out of Colombo, and a host of influential hotel groups are getting ready to make their mark: Hyatt later this year and Shangri-La by 2017. Lucky […]