Category: North America

Exotic Flights on-demand, ultra-private jet service

A short advertisement for Miami-based Exotic Flights, an on-demand private jet service. The company’s president is Rudy Gonzalez who has experience in managing logistics and security for the likes of Mike Tyson, Christina Aguilera and others.

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

Apple ice wine

Apple ice wine

If you’re looking for a dessert wine with a difference, then try Neige, an apple ice wine from Quebec.   Its fresh apple flavour and vanilla finish have earned it a number of awards, including a Gold Medal award from Cellars of the World, 92 points from Wine & Spirits, and a Gold Medal from […]

Azul Blue Hotel & Spa, Riviera Maya

Azul Blue Hotel & Spa, Riviera Maya

The Azul Blue Hotel & Spa from Karisma Hotels & Resorts  opens today. It is a 96-suite hotel that overlooks the Mexican Caribbean. No detail is left untouched here… whether you want specific pillows or linen, certain aromatherapy or particular food, they’ll attend to your every need.   If you want, they’ll even have a […]

New Year on The Strip

New Year on The Strip

Still not finalised your plans for New Year?   If Vegas is your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear there are still rooms available on The Strip.   The five star Aladdin (deluxe rooms starting from $419) and the five star MGM Grand ($559.99 for a Grand Tower room or $579.99 for a West Wing […]

THE JAMES Chicago

THE JAMES Chicago

Opened in April 2006, THE JAMES Chicago is a 297-room hotel that provides a stylish choice for the discerning business and leisure traveler.   The hotel features a JBar lounge, The Spa, The Gym, an exceptional restaurant, state-of-the-art technology, unique event spaces, beautiful guest rooms, and above all, classic ‘guest-centric’ hospitality.   The partners behind […]

New adventures at Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole

New adventures at Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole

Domestic wildlife safaris and geocaching are two of the newest adventures awaiting guests at the 1,000-acre Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.   Offered year-round by the ranch’s resident naturalist, the wildlife safaris will give you close encounters with native animals such as bison, elk, bears and wolves. Geocaching, on the other hand,  is […]

New Year's Eve at Hotel Gansevoort

New Year’s Eve at Hotel Gansevoort

Ring in 2007 at the Hotel Gansevoort‘s rooftop soiree with dazzling city and river views. The Manhattan hotel’s New Year’s Eve Rooftop Retreat Package includes accommodation for two, one bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne, two tickets to the private rooftop party, access to a premium open bar from 10pm to 1am and one or […]

Nicky O South Beach

Nicky O South Beach

The Nicky O South Beach which was originally scheduled to open in November 2006, now looks set to grace Miami in the Spring of 2007. According to its website, this 95-unit condo hotel from Nicky Hilton (sister of Paris Hilton) promises “fashion, glamour… and an unparalleled social environment”, but the site so far seems to […]

Mirror Lake Inn Memories

Mirror Lake Inn Memories

The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, an Adirondacks resort which I’ve  blogged about  a few times before, has launched a ‘Your Best Mirror Lake Inn Memory Contest’, an interactive competition that encourages former guests to share their best memories from the inn… for prizes! If you’ve stayed before, visit the Mirror Lake Inn Memories […]

Jalisco Magical Mystery Tours

A new tour company has just started in Jalisco, Mexico. Called the Tequila Magical Mystery Tour, Jalisco Magical Mystery Tours is offering a  tour  that gives an alternative hands-on experience in the tequila valley. The tour takes travelers to Guachimontones, the largest pyramids in western Mexico, an obsidian workshop, and the the popular 17th Century […]

Another apartment in Manhattan's Pierre Hotel up for sale

Another apartment in Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel up for sale

Remember the $70 million penthouse in The Pierre Hotel in New York that I mentioned a few months back?   Well now Yves St. Laurent and his business partner Pierre Bergé are selling their apartment in the same hotel. In fact, it’s been on the market since 2004, but price reductions (most recently to $7.75 […]

journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

Thanks to Inna Shamis from journeyPod who’s just made me aware of their new site aimed at “tastemakers, trendsetters and die-hard travelers” in search of the best places to go. They feature only 4 and 5 star hotels, have a weekly podcast and provide ‘VIP access’ to exclusive offers and tips. Sign up to their […]

UnderSea Resort in Malta

UnderSea Resort in Malta

You may recall me writing about the UnderSea Resort off the coast of Miami earlier this year. Well now UnderSea Resorts is heading for Europe. Qawra Bay in Malta is looking to be the most likely location, with talks with Malta Shipyards Ltd. currently underway. Similar resorts could also become a reality in the Bahamas, […]

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymoon

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymoon

Have you been wondering where Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise honeymooned after their lavish wedding in Bracciano, Italy?   Well, in case you have… they spent two weeks in the Maldives at the exclusive Kurumba Resort, on a private island, and relaxed on board a yacht owned by James Packer (heir to his late father’s […]

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