on the clock around the world

May 30th, 2008

It’s a [ ] job, but somebodys got to do it. Whether it be training and caring for street elephants in Thailand, making rare salt one’s specialty, or tangoing the night away on a cruise ship in the Black Sea, some jobs – especially in Paradise – mean more play than work. For an intriguing angle on the global travel industry, let’s check in with the behind-the-scenes staff members that make these resorts tick:



May 29th, 2008

… to the new and improved alicemarshall.com.  Read, peruse, explore, and let us know if you have any questions or comments.  We’ll see you on the web!

Phone: 212 861 4031 / Email news@alicemarshall.com

thai one on at anantara’s cooking schools

May 22nd, 2008

Located on the picturesque island of Koh Samui in Thailand, Anantara‘s cooking school puts a regional slant on its culinary tutorial. Those enrolled in its spa cuisine class better get a good night’s sleep, because guests are awake and on a bicycle by 6 am to start the day’s adventure. The chef will lead the group on a trek through Koh Samui’s spiritual countryside, culminating with a visit to the island’s largest Buddha statue. (more…)

put some H2O in your summer

May 19th, 2008

What’s hot weather without the beach? Three months of packed public transportation, overcrowded highways, and dripping air conditioners, that’s what. So beat the heat by heading for the coast and finding some surprisingly good deals in a few of the world’s most popular vacation spots.


pedal to the metal on nantucket

May 19th, 2008

A new fleet of six brand new Specialized bikes arrived last week at The Cottages on the Boat Basin on Nantucket. The lean, green cycling machines will be offered free of charge to all Cottages guests.

woodstock, re-stocked

May 8th, 2008

The Woodstock Inn & Resort now has a fresh new look, thanks to New York-based Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates, who have updated the Vermont country look with stripes, clean lines, and locally sourced furniture and art.  ACA is adept at translating their understated, luxurious aesthetic to regional taste, creating an upscale environment without the fuss.  (Other current Champalimaud projects include the White Elephant Hotel Residences on Nantucket.)

indulge the nose at park hyatt

May 8th, 2008

Blaise Mautin captures the crisp and clean scent of Switzerland in the exclusive fragrance he designed for Park Hyatt Zurich. New for ’08, the scent has bergamot, orange, lemon and grapefruit as top notes, ylangylang and Chinese geranium as middle notes, and base notes of thyme and patchouli. The scent permeates the public spaces and accents the bathroom amenities.

istanbul, not constantinople

May 8th, 2008


Built inside an historic Art Deco Palace, Park Hyatt Istanbul opens in October 2008 in the trendy Nisantasi shopping and dining district of this ancient capital, now re-emerging as one of the most thrilling cities in Europe and Asia. (more…)

ampr presents… beauty marshall case 4.08

May 7th, 2008

Case 4.08: Bathroom Counterculture

VICTIM: Barren bathtub, neglected because conventional quick-fix in the shower is all we think there’s time for these days. Further investigation shows abandoning a peaceful soak counters overall well-being, leading to sleep deprivation and stress overload.

MARSHALL’S ORDER: Turn on warm water and run a bath. Tune in to the needs of mind, body, and spirit. Drop out from the rest of the world and turn the bathroom into a fabulous at-home spa by following these easy tips: (more…)

around the world with the pet set

May 6th, 2008

Taking a family vacation these days often includes taking the family pet who is, after all, much too important to be left behind. Luxury hotels are taking notice with extensive pet programs dedicated to pampering four-legged loved ones just as they do any other guest. (more…)