Two new Ritz-Carlton hotels join the ranks of the Five Star Diamond Award winners in Florida in the latest AAA inspection. In all, 9 properties in the state reached the required standards: The Breakers – Palm Beach Mandarin Oriental – Miami Ponte Vedra Inn and Club – Ponte Vedra Beach The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island The […]
The first of Dubai’s long-awaited, three palm-shaped islands is finally about to get its first residents. The Palm Jumeirah, a 12-square-mile island group, is part of what’s billed as the largest land-reclamation project in the world, and is the culmination of five years of brute hauling of millions of tons of Persian Gulf sand and […]
In the latest AAA inspection, the Five Diamond Award winners in Washington DC are confined to the likes of Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons brands. They are: Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
The luxury hotel operator Auberge Resorts has launched a new hotel brand called Solage Hotels & Resorts. The first hotel to open within the Solage umbrella will be the Solage Calistoga, an 89-room resort expected to open in California’s Napa Valley in May 2007. Room rates are expected to range from $275 for a deluxe […]
Three accommodations in Colorado were given Five Diamond honours from the AAA’s latest inspection. They were: The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs The Little Nell – Aspen The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – Beaver Creek (new in 2006)
Thunderbird Resorts, Inc. has acquired land for a new casino-resort project in Costa Rica. The “Thunderbird Resort – Tres Rios” project covers approximately 11 hectares of scenic land located in the eastern suburbs of Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. It is one of the only available locations zoned for tourism development, close to a […]
There are more AAA Five Diamond Award winners in California than any other state in the USA, thanks largely to Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton which combined account for more than half the total. Those achieving Five Diamond status this year are: The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows Château du Sureau – Oakhurst Four Seasons Hotel […]
There were five lodging providers in Arizona that achieved top, Five Diamond honours from the AAA’s latest inspection. They were: The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa – Carefree The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Camelback Inn – Scottsdale The Phoenician – Scottsdale
Kenny Rogers, an American music icon, and country music legend will be on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for a special concert at Sea Pines Resort tomorrow. Presented by High Tide Entertainment, Kenny Rogers will kick off the summer concert series on 3rd August 2006. The concert will take place in center court of Harbour […]
After reviewing over 50,000 hotels and resorts across North America, AAA inspectors have announced the winners of the AAA Five Diamond Award. Throughout most of August, there will be a post a day summing up the 24 US states that have AAA Five Diamond accommodation, plus those in Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.
The Tastes of Gold Coast festival gets underway today with the gala Awards of Excellence evening, hosted by Restaurant and Catering Queensland’s Gold Coast Branch at Royal Pines Resort. However, it won’t be until the 4th August 2006 that the festivities truly unfold, with the Seafood Paradise Weekend. Simply feast your senses at everything […]
Galgorm Resort in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, is undergoing a major renovation which will see the addition of a new spa, bedrooms, leisure and conferencing facilities come February of 2007. The spa will have eleven treatment rooms including five individual climate rooms, a hydropool, mud bath, hammam and a couples suite.
East India Hotels Ltd. has signed an agreement for a 250-room Oberoi luxury hotel and 40 service apartments in Dubai, at an investment of $100 million. The hotel will be near the Burj and is expected to open in early 2009. Meanwhile, it’s also rumoured that the brand also has plans for a presence in […]
One of the country’s top 10 tennis resorts and home to a Pete Dye-designed 6,234-yard golf course, Carmel Valley Ranch offers easy access to the best of the Monterey Peninsula and breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Housed in the 144-suite property’s original ranch house built in the 1900s, Carmel Valley’s Tennis Club features […]
The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman, is set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains overlooking the Gulf of Oman. This five-star complex is set in 124 acres of beautiful scenery and comprises three hotels (Al Waha, Al Bandar, and Al Husn), 6 main restaurants, two bars, a nightclub, a […]
The serenity of the Sonoran desert takes centre-stage at this Southwestern resort that gets its name from the 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations dotting the landscape. Whether you’re a golfer, rock climber, tennis player, hiker or into spending all day at the famous Golden Door Spa, The Boulders caters to your inner child and allows you […]