Category: North America

The Autograph Collection - Marriott's newest brand

The Autograph Collection – Marriott’s newest brand

Back in November 2009, Marriott announced that it would be unveiling a new brand comprised of upper upscale and luxury, independent hotels with distinctive personalities in major cities and desired destinations worldwide. And the founder member hotels of the brand are about to be announced.  On 25th January 2010, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, […]

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts turns 30

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts have every reason to celebrate the new year: this is the year the Swiss hotel chain turns 30. The venture which started out in 1980 with just a few hotels has now blossomed into a distinguished, internationally renowned hotel chain with deluxe hotels in 17 countries across five continents. The company’s […]

Ski packages at Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Massachusetts

Not quite ready to get back into the daily grind? Rue La La makes planning the perfect retreat at the nation’s most coveted escape possible with affordable stays at Canyon Ranch spa resort, located in Lenox, Massachusetts. For readers who would like to get their fitness fix outdoors, the hotel’s exhilarating ski packages will be […]

New opening: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

New opening: The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Yesterday marked the highly-anticipated opening of Southern Arizona’s newest luxury property, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Situated northwest of Tucson, in the scenic town of Marana, the picturesque 250-room resort is spread out over 850 acres of lush Sonoran Desert in the Tortolita Foothills. The resort is offering introductory rates starting from $259.

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Alison Scott is the Commercial Director for Elegant Resorts.  She has been at Elegant for just over a year and prior to that was Head of Product at ITC in Chester. Her background has always been in travel. She started in travel after she left University, as a Rep overseas, and has stayed in the […]

Ruby Mountains Heli Experience

Ruby Mountains Heli Experience

Imagine leaving a surf bungalow in Mexico to start a helicopter skiing outfit in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. That’s what Joe Royer did 33 years ago and today his heli outfit is perhaps the best kept secret in North American skiing and snowboarding (many don’t realize that Nevada is the most mountainous state in […]

Multimillion-dollar renovation completed at Tampa hotel

Multimillion-dollar renovation completed at Tampa hotel

The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore has completed its multimillion-dollar renovation and unveiled the Westshore district’s “newest” property. The 261-suite hotel has seen a facelift that has  touched virtually every aspect of the hotel, including all of the two-room suites; the eight-story tropical atrium; the innovative, modern business lounge; the 12,000+ square feet of meeting […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week.  There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe.  They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

Now open: the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

Now open: the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

The snow is flying across the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and the highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe opened its doors this week following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Northstar-at-Tahoe received over 24 inches of snowfall at the summit in just 24 hours, setting the stage with near-perfect winter conditions for the launch. The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake […]

How-to-Heli Ski Camp with Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

How-to-Heli Ski Camp with Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Ever dreamed of experiencing the excitement of heli-skiing, but weren’t sure if you had the skills, or even how to go about it? This coming February Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole presents the How-to-Heli Ski Camp, a special three-day, four-night camp offered in partnership with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and High Mountain Heli-Skiing. Recommended for […]

Montréal in two minutes

It’s actually nearer three minutes but hey… we won’t quibble with Tourisme Montréal on that detail. Just sit back and enjoy their promotional video.

First-ever Asian Culinary Summit at Halekulani

Halekulani, one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed luxury resorts, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living, have gathered together leading Asian culinary masters for an unparalleled epicurean experience at this iconic Hawaiian resort. From 13th to 15th November 2009, connoisseurs from around the world are invited to join hosts Sara Moulton, Gourmet executive […]

Luxury travel auctions from Charity Buzz

Charity Buzz, an online auction site  with luxury and celebrity experiences has a large number of travel package  auctions for every type of traveller with  destinations all over the world. Not only will winners get an experience  of a lifetime, but they will also help a good cause like Gabrielle’s  Angel Foundation for Cancer Research […]

Dramatic footage of a skier caught up in an avalanche

Sit back and watch in amazement at this video footage from Alaska. A skier gets caught up in an avalanche and buried alive. Fortunately for him, he lost his glove just prior to being buried, which marked his approximate whereabouts.  He was also with people who were trained in avalanche rescue.  He was rescued in […]

Major re-vamp for Merus

Major re-vamp for Merus

Cult Napa winery Merus has recently undergone a major revamp by UXUS in Amsterdam. Merus started as a family business run from the owners home, gained cult status thanks to constant near perfect reviews from critic Robert Parker, and has now opened a designer winery/cellar door.  Check out the Flickr gallery for the pictures!

Interview with Julie Byrd of Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations

Interview with Julie Byrd of Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations

Julie Byrd is the Director of Sales for Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations. They are the leading luxury travel provider in Los Cabos and represent over 140 private villa rentals and 50 resorts. They’ve specialized in the region for over 20 years, so they’re intimately familiar with the destination and have built long-standing relationships with […]

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