Category: North America

The perfect Chardonnay?

The latest Chardonnay from áCalifornia’s Kistler Vineyards has earned a á96+ points rating from Robert Parker, the expert ábehind Paker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide. áAnd for $99 from Porthos, you can get your hands on a bottle of the 2004 Vine Hill VIneyard Kistler or the 2004 Home Vineyard Kitstler. As a consistently performing Chardonnay, you […]

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City

The latest addition to InterContinental Hotel Group‘s global portfolio is the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. Formerly Los Angeles’ Park Hyatt (and, if you recall, ranked #1 hotel in Los Angeles by Tripadvisor last year), this 363-room hotel is owned by Tokyo-based Sumitomo Realty and under the long term management of IHG’s Americas division. It […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas' most expensive package ever

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas’ most expensive package ever

From 1st February 2007 romantics will be able to treat their significant other to a weekend complete with a yacht, helicopter, gondola ride, a Champagne bath, dozens of roses, diamonds and much more. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas will debut its exclusive “Love at Lake Las Vegas” romance package, priced at a staggering $100,000. For […]

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Hawaii

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, crowning an ancient lava flow cascading into the serene waters along Hawaii’s Big Island, is a Hawaii hotel unlike any other.

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique joins The Leading Small Hotels of the World

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique joins The Leading Small Hotels of the World

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, which opened in November of 2005, is the latest addition to áThe Leading Small Hotels of the World (a branch of the larger Leading Hotels of the World) exclusive membership, and the the only member in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a deluxe, all-inclusive boutique hotel, enjoying a privileged location on […]

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Manhattan for the $199 a night

Heading to New York áin the next couple of months áand looking for a good hotel at a good price? á If the answer’s ‘yes’, then check out W New York – The Court. á Stay any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night (bar blackout dates which no doubt make the offer not applicable to Valentines) […]

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Experience beach resorts, mountain escapes, and more with these package deals originating from the UK or the US, courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World: The Halkin, London, England – 4-night stay in a Deluxe King Room, return Business Class airfare, tax and service charges included, available from 10th January to 31st March 2007. […]

Wine Country Exclusive Experiences

Wine Country Exclusive Experiences

If wine is your passion and you’re looking for a truly memorable experience, take a look at the packages available through WineCountry.com. á Their áexclusive experiences include packages such as Celebrity Wine Tasting and Million Dollar Views and a VIP Access Grand Wine Tasting Tour, both áin the Napa Valley. Other wine experiences can be […]

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways has cut Club World fares by about $600 round-trip for summer travel from the United States to London, if you purchase tickets by 1st Feb 2007. The sale fares start at $2,888 round-trip New York (JFK)-London (LHR), not including taxes; there is a $30 surcharge for weekend travel. Travel dates to use these […]

New modern sculpture collection at The Getty

The Getty Center has completed a major transformation, with the áinstallation work for 28 modern and contemporary outdoor sculptures recently donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum from the collection of the late legendary film producer Ray Start and his wife, Fran. The sculptures áare located throughout the site and integrated with the environment and […]

Cambria Suites coming to Boise, Idaho

Cambria Suites coming to Boise, Idaho

Choice Hotels International is launching a new upscale brand known as Cambria Suites which is being marketed at Boise International Airport through the ádisplay of a full-size, pop-up guest suite. The model is receiving around 300-500 visitors per day and is raising awareness of áCambria Suites’ first opening in Boise which is áslated for March […]

Barcelo Maya Beach Resort gets new spa

Barcelo Maya Beach Resort gets new spa

The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort in Mexico has opened its new luxury spa facility, welcoming guests with Mayan influenced architecture and European style spa services. Treatment services include Swedish and Mayan style massage, couples massage, flotation therapy, hydrotherapy and Vichy showers. In addition, there is a Mayan Temazal Lodge (a traditional Indian sweat lodge). Other […]

L'Escalier Winter 2007 Wine Series

L’Escalier Winter 2007 Wine Series

Head to L’Escalier áat The Breakers Palm Beach, FL áfor their Winter 2007 Wine Series. Master Sommelier Virginia Philip and her talented sommelier team have invited celebrated wine makers from around the world to present three extraordinary evenings of food and wine pairings. á A reception with tastings is followed by a four-course dinner artfully […]

Valentines tips from Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, SC

Valentines tips from Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, SC

No doubt in a bid to stop ápeople from áputting their bookings off until the last minute, and to gain áa little PR in the process, Wild Dunes Resort in South Carolina has come up with some tips to prepare that perfect Valentine’s Day experience. Here are their suggestions: Don’t wait too late to plan […]

The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa to be converted into luxury condos

The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa to be converted into luxury condos

It was only the other day that I mentioned The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa at Telluride, CO. Now news is in that $60 million in renovations and refurbishments will see it be transformed into condominiums for individual ownership for those seeking a luxury mountain lifestyle. The conversion is due to be completed by […]

Doubletree expands Canadian portfolio

Doubletree expands Canadian portfolio

Doubletree Hotels proudly announces the opening of their first, full-service hotel in the province of Québec, with the debut of the Doubletree Plaza Hotel Montreal. Perfectly positioned in the progressive Eastside of Montreal’s “Centre-Ville”, the hotel is just minutes from such legendary, year-round attractions as Old Montreal, Mont Royal, the Olympic Stadium, Biodome and Casino […]

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