Category: North America

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 […]

America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007

Take note if you’re yet to book a stay for Valentines. We’re still only in January, but the the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007″ as chosen by the guidebook publisher, American Historic Inns, Inc, has been revealed as follows: Adobe & Pines Inn – Taos, NM McMillan Inn – Savannah, GA Magnolia Mansion […]

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

Congo President enjoyed lavish stays at the Waldorf Astoria

It’s been revealed by The Sunday Times that the leader of one of Africa’s poorest countries – the Republic of Congo – spent $400,000 on hotel bills as members of his entourage “drank Cristal Champagne and charged tens of thousands of dollars of room service”. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso enjoyed stays at a Waldorf Astoria suite […]

Renovations to Renaissance Austin Hotel in Texas

Renovations to Renaissance Austin Hotel in Texas

Thanks to $6 million worth of renovations, guests of the Renaissance Austin Hotel will now enjoy even more luxurious surroundings. Now with a more high-tech feel, the hotel has completed renovations of the lobby area, restaurant, ballroom, guest rooms, meeting rooms, Club Level and Presidential Suite over the past two years. All 492 guest rooms […]

Accessible only by helicopter: Sentry Mountain Lodge, British Columbia

Accessible only by helicopter: Sentry Mountain Lodge, British Columbia

Hailed as one of America’s 10 best adventure lodges, the Sentry Mountain Lodge in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia is accessible only by helicopter. Curiously not wishing to blow their own trumpted, on their own website they describe themselves as ‘functional rather than luxurious’. This understatement perhaps doesn’t give the full picture – the […]

Westin is heading for Avon, CO

The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas are to come to Avon, Colorado in 2008, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc has announced. The áformer will be a 235-room full service hotel and resort facility and is áalready under construction, slated to start operations for the 2008 ski season. This […]

Unique hotel in Toronto, Canada

Unique hotel in Toronto, Canada

Calling itself an ‘unique hotel’ rather than a ’boutique hotel’, Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel certainly offers something a little different. The historical building dates back to 1889 and has been restored with 37 guest rooms designed by local artists offering visitors instant immersian into Toronto’s art scene. Exhibitions, music and film screenings are often hosted at […]

Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City - Reforma

Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City – Reforma

The first upscale, all suite hotel in Mexico City áhas opened in the Reforma District. The Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City – Reforma áis near the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) áand within easy access of the Historic District with the Zocalo and the National Palace. The suites are equipped with plasma […]

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

My first interview is with Randy Antin, Director of Interactive and Social Media at Perfect Escapes, a luxury hotel start-up focussing on 4- and 5-star hotels. Randy previously worked at Travelocity for 8 years as a travel writer/editor and then progressed into Search Engine Marketing. What is it that áyou do exactly? Mostly, I spend […]

3 nights for the price of 2 at The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

3 nights for the price of 2 at The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

Perfect Escapes has teamed up with The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco to offer a ápackage deal at their Union Square hotel. áWith rates starting at $149/night, if you book 2 nights you’ll get a 3rd night free. That’s approximately $99/night stay at a 4-star hotel in the middle of the city. And right […]

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

Best luxury hotels as rated by TravelPost readers

One blog that I make a point of checking on an occasional basis is Sam Shank’s excellent áTravelPost Insider. One of the main thrusts of the TravelPost website is on hotel reviews (particularly for the US) and, in a recent blog entry, he’s highlighted the hotels achieving the highest ratings from his visitors in 2006. […]

New luxury resort in Myrtle Beach, SC

New luxury resort in Myrtle Beach, SC

A new áluxury resort has just opened in Myrtle Beach. Island Vista is has 149 oceanfront suites, a restaurant and outdoor pool complex reminiscent of the Roman aqueducts. áThe resort’s áluxurious one, two, three and four bedroom suites each feature private balconies and panoramic views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Suites up to 2,300 square […]

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