Category: North America

Fido Friendly

Fido Friendly

Americans apparently spend nearly $40 billion a year on their pets, and the travel industry is starting to take notice. Fido Friendly – billed as the travel magazine for you and your dog – showcases resorts that add the golden paw of excellence to their pet clientele. Check out the current issue which lists the […]

Wynn Macau opens this week

Wynn Macau opens this week

The American billionaire Stephen Wynn, famous for his casino developments and most notably the Wynn Las Vegas, áwill make one of his biggest gambles this week when he opens a sleek $1 billion hotel-casino in Macau. á áThe Wynn Macau is áa small replica of the Las Vegas resort and is expected to attract the […]

Phoenix Cooks!

Phoenix Cooks!

Billed as Arizona’s premier culinary event, Phoenix Cooks! will showcase unique restaurants, world class resorts and nationally recognised chefs. á There is a reception this evening but the main event – a five-course extravaganza for $95 per person – begins tomorrow. If you want to really go to town, opt for the Arizona Biltmore‘s Phoenix […]

The next generation of Concorde?

The next generation of Concorde?

Nevada-based Supersonic Aerospace International has commissioned Lockheed Skunk Works to design a plane that can cover New York to Los Angeles in just two hours. Called the QSST (quiet supersonic travel), this supersonic aircraft could be a successor to Concorde, capable of speeds up to 1200 mph (Mach 1.8), but will hold just 12 passengers.

Massage seats on select Emirates flights

Massage seats on select Emirates flights

In addition to fine dining, wine and a 19″ entertainment screen, travellers on Emirates‘ business class service between New York and Dubai will soon be welcoming a new luxury – flat bed massage seats. An ad campaign for the seats was launched in the US this week with the service scheduled to start on 1st […]

Oasis brothers launching US hotel chain

Oasis brothers launching US hotel chain

What is it with celebrities and hotels all of a sudden…? First we have Nicky Hilton… then á Richard Gere… then áParis Hilton… and now it’s the Gallagher brothers of Oasis fame. According to Life Style Extra, they are launching a chain in the US and said to be using their songs as themes for […]

Great places to snack at a seafood shack

There were some interesting choices in today’s USA Today article on great seafood shacks. Those with websites that made the editorial are: Costello’s Clam Shack, Noank, Connecticut Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Brown’s Seabrook Lobster Pound, Seabrook, New Hampshire Five Islands Lobster Co., Georgetown, Maine

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

Culinary packages at the newly renovated Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Michigan

To celebrate the completion of $11m in renovations, Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City, Michigan, is expanding its packages by offering new culinary vacations featuring hands-on cooking classes with the resort’s award-winning chefs. Ideal for food lovers of all levels of experience, three Culinary Escapes are planned for 2006 with Executive Chef Richard Beichner and […]

Two-Room Package at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Two-Room Package at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Enjoy áfun-filled adventure at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort with their Two-Room Package from ájust $312 per night. áWhether it be a áspecial occasion with family or friends, book before 6th September á2006 and this great package will áinclude one night’s accommodation in a resort view room with one king bed and a connecting […]

Emmy swag bag

Emmy swag bag

Tonight sees the 58th Emmy awards and, as per usual these days, the celebrity presenters will be in for a great selection of goodies. Among them will be a 5-day stay at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, plus access to all water sports, 2 nights at the US Grant in San Diego, including […]

Imperial Jets' Manhattan Golf Classic special offer

Imperial Jets’ Manhattan Golf Classic special offer

Do you want to see Donald Trump, Tom Watson, Dennis Quaid, Annika Sorenstam, and other celebrity and professional golfers play against each other while being pampered in New York City, free? Fly to the Manhattan Golf Classic on an Imperial Jets heavy class private jet and receive two complimentary passes to the Manhattan Golf Classic […]

Grande Golf Getaway at the Naples Grande Resort & Club in Florida

Grande Golf Getaway at the Naples Grande Resort & Club in Florida

A full-service resort situated on Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast, this landmark Naples property was formerly known as The Registry Resort & Club. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the 23-acre resort was recently reborn as the new Naples Grande Resort & Club. A championship golf and 15 tennis courts provide plenty of activity for those who […]

Special offer at Key West resorts in Florida

Sharing an ideal location along Key West’s largest private beach, the Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club and Reach Resort are the perfect destinations for sun and water enthusiasts, as well as those looking to explore the charm and history of the “Southernmost” city. Encompassing 13 acres, the resorts offer two beachside pools, tennis, a […]

Summer offers at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

Summer offers at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

A true vacation paradise in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa features a celebrated European health & beauty spa, a full-service marina, an expansive three-pool waterfall oasis, and plenty of outdoor dining and entertainment options. Summer rates of $115/night are in effect until 30th September 2006. Divers can […]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Louisiana

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Louisiana

Just one hotel in Louisiana picked up Five Star Diamond Award status áin the latest áAAA inspection: The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans The hotel is currently closed but expects to re-open in December 2006.

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Illinois

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Illinois

All of Illinois’ áhotels to receive áFive Star Diamond Award ástatus in the latest áAAA inspection are Chicago-based. In all, áthere are three achieving the grade: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago The Peninsula Chicago The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel (new in 2006)

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