Category: Restaurants

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Less than half an hour’s drive from Baita International Airport, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has opened †a new hotel: the Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot. † It’s the Chinese city’s first five star international deluxe hotel, offering 375 guest rooms and suites, as well as 11 spacious apartments for long term guests, some with views of Qingcheng [...]

The world’s most expensive dessert

The world’s most expensive dessert

Earlier this year, a dessert that is probably a little too rich for most, and where most are probably not rich enough for it, debuted at a resort in Sri Lanka. † The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence – as it has been not so succinctly named – is on the menu at Wine3 at The [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… New York’s ultimate Italian restaurant: Del Posto Hang out at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort Learn the trade at Shangri-La Academy Cultured travels from The Cultured Traveler

Regional Cuisine Month in Banff

September in Banff, Alberta will be a month of culinary adventure and competition. As part of Regional Cuisine Month, restaurants in Banff will showcase some of their best cuisine. The month-long celebration will conclude with Alberta’s Best Culinary Festival on 28th-30th September 2007 at Cascade Lodge at Banff’s Mount Norquay. The festival highlights include an [...]

Sun, sand and gourmet dining at The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos

The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, located on the world-renowned 12-mile Grace Bay Beach, offers a special Palm d’Or Package designed for those who relish a Caribbean escape and yearn for sun, sand and gourmet indulgence. The Regent Palms’ package features a 4-day / 3-night stay in a Luxury Room, One or Two Bedroom Oceanfront [...]

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

A Tahitian Escape package †from Accor French Polynesia offers guests an indulgent solution to the question of where to stay, with a three-island package. This specially-designed experience allows you to explore the different facets of French Polynesia. Created for romance, you’ll be showered with VIP extras and experiences for two. The package includes: 2 nights [...]

2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence

The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois is proud to announce that its own Chef Jack Delby has earned the coveted 2006 Marriott International Award of Culinary Excellence (why it takes until over halfway through 2007 to announce, I don’t know!). Delby, a veritable culinary industry guru, manages all endeavors related to catering and restaurants [...]

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Heather Holman is the owner and architect of Hotels of the Rich and Famous. She currently resides in the United States near the Capital of Washington D.C., has travelled to over 20 countries and visited hundreds of luxury hotels. Her hobbies include wine tasting, shopping, photography and, of course, travelling. Heather hopes to one day [...]

Zagat goes mobile

Zagat goes mobile

Zagat is possibly one of the pioneers in user-generated content – long before it became so commonplace on the Web – and I’m interested to learn they’re going mobile with Zagat.mobi. † In fact, I’m actually surprised to discover that it wasn’t something they already offered. The free service is compatible with all Web-enabled cellphones, [...]

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites opened its doors last month, making it the first luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, California. Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine region, La Bellasera is a full service experience, offering †60 luxury suites, restaurant, spa, and meeting facility. The hotel’s Enoteca Restaurant & Bar features “globally [...]

$60 million Dana Hotel & Spa, Chicago

The site of the former Dana Hotel in Chicago †is to †get a new, $60-million Dana Hotel & Spa, much to the ongoing †disgust of Preservation Chicago. The combined efforts of Chicago’s Neighborhood Development Corp. and Gold Coast Hotels Inc. (the same team that was behind the Hotel Indigo Chicago) should see the †26-floor, 216-room [...]

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a 218-room hotel in a 21-story Regency-style building on the †historic McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas opens today. Sumptuous hotel guest rooms and suites have flat-panel HDTV, high-speed and wireless Internet, in-room safes with built-in laptop rechargers, Frette bed and bath linens, and high-end furnishings. The club level will have private secured [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Low priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Enjoy the culinary sensation that is Oud Sluis Discover the warmth of Barcelona at Hotel Majestic On an island off Mombasa, The Funzi Keys

Gaylord Palms Resort commits to serving locally grown produce

Gaylord Palms Resort commits to serving locally grown produce

Since opening in 2002, the chefs at Orlando’s Gaylord Palms Resort have had a “market inspired” philosophy in menu planning. This year, these culinary professionals have taken the philosophy one step further, by committing to supporting local, organic and sustainable farming in an effort to enhance and grow our local economy. To prepare for this [...]

New menus for lovebirds from Azul Beach Hotel

Azul Beach Hotel has introduced several new menus created especially for lovebirds. Couples may choose from specially crafted menus such as LOVE, MAGIC NIGHT, and SWEETHEART, which include creations such as braid of Chilean salmon and sea bass inlaid with capers and Cognac foam and served with white wine risotto as a main course, which [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Helicopter rides in the Canaries from Blue Canarias Cosy Kenyan homestay courtesy of Ngong House Dine at Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve †in Belgium Where one great experience leads to another: Dubai

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