A new vacation club from Marriott, which shares its facilities with the St. Kitt’s Resort and the Royal Beach Casino, has opened in the West Indies with one quarter of its proposed 88 villas. The villas have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, king beds and oversized soaking tub, full kitchens, and separate living and dining […]
Remember the $100,000 Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Valentines package I told you about a short while back? If you thought that was extravagant, think again: 10-Day vacation of a lifetime priced at $425,000; now that’s amore! Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – the love of your life, the love of family, the love […]
Caneel Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands is hosting the Hot Type Author Series next week, from 27th-31st January 2007. Adam Gopnik, known for work at the New Yorker and the novels Paris to the Moon and The King in the Window, will host a series of private dinners where guests will have the exclusive […]
Guests reserving Half Moon‘s luxurious Royal Villas this winter can receive up to $1400 in resort credit when they book Half Moon’s Winter Escape package. With the Winter Escape, guests who book a minimum of 5 nights will receive a resort credit of $1000 for a 5-bedroom villa, $1200 for a 6-bedroom villa and $1400 […]
Confirmation is in that a joint venture agreement has been made between Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. and a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment to develop one of the largest destination resorts in the Caribbean, Baha Mar. Located in Nassau, Baha Mar will include hotels under Starwood’s W, St. Regis, Westin and Sheraton brands. This is […]
The Japanese-style residence that goes by the name of Stargroves Villa, on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines, is in fact owned by Mick Jagger. The 6-bedroomed beachfront property offers wonderful views of scattered islands for a typically weekly sum of $16,000. Now you can truly can get satisfaction by relaxing like a […]
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 […]