Category: North America

Hyatt Regency Atlanta to undergo $60 million transformation

Hyatt Regency Atlanta has commenced a $60 million transformation. The landmark downtown hotel, located on Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Street, has started updates to the property including the Atrium lobby and the Atrium Tower’s guest rooms. Designed by famed architect John Portman, Hyatt Regency Atlanta has long served as a leader in the Atlanta hospitality industry. […]

Return to Alaska for Crystal Cruises

Return to Alaska for Crystal Cruises

With its return to cruising Alaska for the first time since 2005, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises announces Experiences of Discovery options designed to entertain and inspire. In addition to wellness programming for the mind and body, and creative culinary offerings, seven 12-day itineraries sailing round-trip from San Francisco will feature a performing arts focus, with […]

Top 10 places to monkey around

Top 10 places to monkey around

Love primates?  Here’s another top 10 from Tripadvisor and this time they’re swinging from the treetops with the ‘top 10 places to monkey around’.  Here’s the list: 1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore 2. The Jungle Place, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3. Bodden Tours, Roatan, Honduras 4. Monkey World, Wareham, UK 5. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ngamba Island, Uganda 6. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Malaysia 7. Gamboa Rainforest […]

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Did you know that there are now more than 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 – as rated by their users, I assume - are: 1. Taj Mahal, India 2. Petra / Wasi Muda, Jordan 3. Palmyra, Syria 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA 5. Abu Simbel, Egypt 6. Prambanan Temples, Indonesia […]

Luxury in the Berkshires: Blantyre

Luxury in the Berkshires: Blantyre

Blantyre is a beautiful country house, recognized as one of the finest hotels in the world, where guests can stay and experience the life and service of a bygone era. Blantyre was voted #1 Small Hotel in the U.S. and #66 in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2010. There are […]

Helicopter collides with vulture

Helicopter collides with vulture

Spare a thought for the helicopter pilot who this week had a collision with a vulture.  At the time of the incident, the medical helicopter was just two miles from Nogales airport in Arizona.  The pilot managed to land the helicopter and he and his passengers survived the incident without injury. Spare a thought also […]

Luxury in the Adirondacks: Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Luxury in the Adirondacks: Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa – on the shores of Mirror Lake – is the perfect place for your Adirondack fall vacation. The fresh mountain air and spectacular natural beauty of the area is sure to revitalize and rejuvenate your spirit. Take a leisurely canoe ride on a pristine lake, go hiking, biking, […]

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

We’ve scoured the Web to bring you some of the most unusual hotels out there. They not all that luxurious but curious nonetheless and so I think worthy of a mention on any travel blog due to their quirky nature. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada Seemingly floating among the treetops, you could be forgiven for thinking […]

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed […]

Get into the swing of the US Open

Visiting New York during the US Open? Swing by The Fitz Bar & Restaurant at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan or The Wheeltapper Pub at The Fitzpatrick Grand Central to catch up on every backhand, ace and volley. Throughout the tournament, each of these unique spots will be serving up food, fun and specialty cocktails, including: The […]

Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Julian was appointed Managing Director of bmibaby on 1st April 2010. He previously held the position of commercial director for two years, responsible for marketing, revenue management, public relations, network planning, e-commerce and customer services. Prior to this Julian spent two years working for IATA in Montreal where he was responsible for marketing and business […]

Guy walks across America

This is actually a viral video from Levi’s rather than another story of some guy walking right across the USA. That said, it makes entertaining and uses frame-by-frame video footage of an actor and model by the name of the Michael Johnson as he passes various landmarks. Apparently it uses some 2,770 still photos that […]

Luxury rental company creates Green Village on Anna Maria Island

The Anna Maria Historic Green Village, is a new development soon to get underway on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria Island, created by the owners of the luxury vacation rental company Pineapplefish, Mike and Lizzie Thrasher. The Village will consist of 8000 square feet of retail space, including café and beautiful gardens, for Islanders and […]

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

Exciting luxury vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Exciting luxury vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Following a very successful property development in the UK, for their own home and with a keen eye for interior design and their love of everything old-Florida, British couple Mike and Lizzie Thrasher took all of their ideas and leanings to the USA. Here, they have turned some of the most wonderful buildings on Anna […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Treat yourself at Le Meurice Seeing is believing at Shompole Delve into Visit Florida Luxury Insider Explore the South Pacific with Turquoise

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