Category: North America

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Cruise France’s canals with French Country Waterways Tour Brooklyn Brewery and tingle those taste buds Sunset sail a schooner in New York with Sail-NYC Handmade leather luggage from Uppercase Ltd.

The Freddies 2007 - cast your vote!

The Freddies 2007 – cast your vote!

The Freddies are the Oscars equivalent of frequent flier programmes, named after Sir Freddie Laker. You can recognise your favourite airline, hotel and credit card company by casting your vote… but you’ll have to be quick: voting ends on the 28th February 2007. The winners will be announced in a ceremony held at the Crystal […]

ME Cabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

ME Cabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Earlier this month Meliá Cabo San Lucas relaunched as ME Cabo.   Following on from the opening of ME Madrid in October 2006 and ME Cancun last month, this is the third property under the new brand ME by Meliá. The latest hotel has 150 rooms and suites, which have been created by Rebeca Perez […]

No-go for Nicky O

No-go for Nicky O

The Nicky O Hotel project which I recently reported was experiencing problems has officially been dumped by the Chicago development group, Robert Falor Investments. The property that was to become the Nicky O Chicago will remain the Hotel Blake for the foreseeable future. The Nicky O Miami has been similarly abandoned.   Seems like running […]

What's happening with Nicky O?

What’s happening with Nicky O?

According to E Online! Nicky Hilton’s much-documented foray into the hotel world is not going smoothly. Those funding the venture are apparently suing her for breach of contract, alleging that she has failed to promote the hotel and complete interior design projects. The Nicky O boutique hotels in Chicago and Miami have experienced repeated delays […]

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Interview with Ryan Bifulco of jouneyPod

Ryan Bifulco is Executive Producer of journeyPod, a luxury lifestyle brand that fuses music, fashion, and travel with a pinch of style. He has previously worked for the likes of Lufthansa, Marriott and the Tourist Office of Spain through his consulting firm, Travel Spike. What is it that  you do exactly? Since we say at […]

Maverick at Cedar Point

Cedar Point has announced plans for a new roller coaster for the summer, named Maverick. Located in Frontiertown, Maverick will treat riders to multiple terrain-hugging elements that have never been experienced on this historic amusement park.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Make time for  Timeless Africa Escorted vacations from Norwegian Coastal Voyage Custom luxury vacations re-defined by Pure Kauai Discover the benefits of I Prefer membership

Changes to Silverjet website

Changes to Silverjet website

Silverjet –  a new business class only airline operating between London and New York –  has added some new  features to their website. You can now personalise your flights online and make it different each time you fly. Choose what you want to eat, decide where you want to sit, book a chauffeur transfer or […]

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Cézanne to Picasso exhibition opens in Chicago

Featuring scores of works by such legendary modern artists as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso, the Cézanne to Picasso exhibition has already received national and international acclaim and drew a devoted audience at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Tomorrow it will  open at The Art Institute of […]

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Interview with Arthur Keith of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville

Arthur Keith  is senior vice president and general manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined Gaylord Entertainment in February 2004, from Harrah’s Entertainment, where he was vice president, hotel operations, for the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is it that  you do exactly? My […]

Free chauffeur service to and from JFK for Etihad Airways first and business class passengers

Free chauffeur service to and from JFK for Etihad Airways first and business class passengers

Etihad Airways now offers first and business class passengers free chauffeur service to and from JFK Airport. Etihad’s transportation partner, Empire International, provides the service within a 70 mile radius of JFK in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Miami International Boat Show 2007

Miami International Boat Show 2007

Miami will become the capital of boat lovers in the USA from the 15th to 19th February 2007. In  the Miami International Boat Show,  it is possible to buy boats, the latest in equipment or just visit the most incredible yachts in the country. Premier tickets for the event cost $28 and can be bought […]

Gaylord Hotels is the latest to go smoke-free

Gaylord Hotels is the latest to go smoke-free

With immediate effect from today, all Gaylord Hotels are smoke-free.   This includes the brand’s existing properties – Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, FL, and Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine near Dallas – as well as Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Prince George’s County, MD which is slated to open […]

Fort Lauderdale's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

Fort Lauderdale’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

One hotel that’s really grabbing the headlines right now is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and, in particular, Room 607. It’s there that Anna Nicole Smith tragically died last Thursday, aged just 39. The hotel has gained notoriety because of the recent events and will join the likes […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel  links for your perusal… Find family-friendly properties with Ciao Bambino See New York from above with Liberty Helicopters Explore Extravagance Magazine for luxury suggestions Book Australia’s finest hotels through Luxury Down Under

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