Michael Winfield, President and CEO of Cambridge Beaches and the Frascati Hotel Company, the organization that owns Cambridge Beaches and other assets, which makes him responsible for the overall success of both companies. What is it that you do exactly? My daily objective is to position Cambridge Beaches as an inimitable resort getaway to upscale […]
InterContinental Hotels Group is investing a total of $95 million to upgrade, expand and renovate their hotels throughtout Latin America and the Caribbean. Renovations that began in 2005 cover a total of 22 properties and will be completed by the end of 2007. IHG is the second largest hotel operator in Latin America.
Trisha Johnson is President of Aegean Sails which offers high end yacht (gulet) charter services in the Aegean Sea (Greece and Turkey). Trisha previously worked in tourism in the 1980s, but spent several years in the relocation business working with New York corporations, before getting back into travel in 2000. What is it that you […]
Book at stay at The Westin Aruba Resort before 23rd February and your 5th night is free! Relax and refresh on a magnificent beach amidst sparkling blue water and soft sand beaches. Discover the ideal blend of Caribbean warmth and Las-Vegas-style excitement at this new resort from Westin.
It’s not a publication I can claim to read often but an article in the Jamaica Gleaner caught my eye today. Recent discussions by tourism industry officials at the Strawberry Hill Hotel and Spa concluded that the way forward for Jamaica is to set out to be the best. This, according to Adam Stewart, […]
The famous luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is selling a space trip in their catalogue that includes the opportunity to experience weightlessness along with a spectacular view of Earth. Their space charter for you and five of your best friends will set you back $1.76 million! The fee includes training, medical assessments and a ride […]
Two resorts on Aruba have undergone recent renovations. The Westin Aruba Resort has recently re-opened, having formerly been a Wyndham property. It features Heavenly Beds and 32-inch flat-screen TVs, with rates starting at around $300. Meanwhile, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino is getting a $20 million facelift, transforming it into something more […]
In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]
The editors at Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com have come up with a list of 12 emerging destinations that they recommend we visit in 2007. Making the shortlist of places not to be missed are: Krakow, Poland Tokyo, Japan Minneapolis, Minnesota Panama Asheville, North Carolina Ethiopia Portland, Oregon Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Okanagan […]
Named by Travel + Leisure as the ‘next Caribbean hotspot’ and featured in the New York Times’ ‘where to go in 2007′ map could indicate that St. Lucia is in for a successful 2007. If it forms part of your travel plans, don’t forget to consider Jade Mountain, a new resort high on Morne Chastanet […]
As if by magic, a replica of an old-fashioned Jamaican village welcomes you, with gingerbread architecture, a town square, skilled craftsmen and coconut vendors of selling their treasures on the cobble-stoned streets…
You may recall me writing about the UnderSea Resort off the coast of Miami earlier this year. Well now UnderSea Resorts is heading for Europe. Qawra Bay in Malta is looking to be the most likely location, with talks with Malta Shipyards Ltd. currently underway. Similar resorts could also become a reality in the Bahamas, […]
A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden, […]
Three of the top names in golf, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Tavistock Group have partnered together to create Albany Golf & Beach Club, destined to become one of the world’s finest resort communities that will feature the highest level of luxury, quality and amenities within an oceanfront club community. It will be just seven […]
St. Thomas’ Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort has just finished being renovated. With its new Reef Health Club, casual on-site restaurants and a beach with wonderful, soft white sand, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better location for a stay in the US Virgin Islands. Voted “Best Resort Hotel and Best Resort […]
The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino St. Maarten is investing more than $2.5 million in order to renovate 115 rooms and suites, with the utmost in guest comfort in mind. The new Premiere Rooms, located in the resort’s main building on the top three floors, will be perfected with contemporary design, teakwood furniture, cool […]