Category: North America

New air taxi service from DayJet

New air taxi service from DayJet

DayJet, a new Florida-based air taxi service with a fleet of Eclipse 500 aircraft, has announced that its offering will start by serving Gainesville, Boca Raton, Lakeland, Pensacola and Tallahassee (all in Florida). The cities have been selected owing to “strong business climates and limited transportation infrastructures”. Four more cities in Florida and 12 cities […]

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spas are more normally regarded as kid-free zones but that’s not true of  Hilton Hawaii. On the contrary, the Kohala Sports Club & Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village positively encourages younger visitors with its Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens package where children can enjoy anything from a Coco-Mango Tango Scrub to […]

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is one of the largest showcases of New York State wines. Enjoy one-stop tasting and shopping of over 500 wines from unique boutique wineries to the popular industry giants. The 2006 festival will be from the 14th to 16th July and the signature event will be the Great Western Chardonnay […]

‘Upmarket’ New York hotel suites not always what they seem

Prospective visitors to New York are being warned about a hotel swindle in which run-down apartments are sold on the internet as luxury hotel rooms. Landlords are posting advertisements for rooms in “upmarket hotel suites” on popular travel websites and conning tourists out of hundreds of dollars. “Tourists are being lied to and tenants are […]

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Yet another celebrity is trying to make in-roads into the hotel industry and this time it appears to be the turn of Richard Gere. He has purchased a 14-acre property in Bedford, New York, with a business partner for a cool $2.7 million,  but is facing problems with trying to get approval to reonvate the […]

New York’s most expensive cocktail

On A Luxury Travel Blog, I’ve already brought you a $1000 sundae, a $5000 burger and a $90,000 bottle of white wine, so now it’s the turn of New York’s most expensive cocktail. Created by the head mixologist at Duvet, the cocktail is called the Duvet Platinum Passion and has at its heart L’ésprit de […]

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

Connecticut’s own Premier Limousine, Inc. – winner of five ‘Best Limousine Company’ awards from the Hartford Advocate – has recently completed a full website upgrade harnessing the Internet’s global reach technology to provide each client with unmatched service. The website is equipped with Live Chat, and an online reservation tool. Premier Limousine’s network reaches 450 […]

Opera on the Lawn Getaway

Opera on the Lawn Getaway

Why not get away next week (18th July 2006) for the Opera on the Lawn Getaway at the Relais & Chateaux  Meadowood Napa Valley? This memorable experience will include one night’s accommodation on a private estate, breakfast for two (in the privacy of your room if you wish) and two Al Fresco tickets to Tosca, […]

A year of island hopping: January

A year of island hopping: January

This is post one of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For January, the following are recommended: Cebu, Philippines: Alegre Beach Resort and the Shangri-La, on Mactan Island Crete, Greece: Casa Delfino Suites Djenné, […]

$38 million makeover at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Georgia

$38 million makeover at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Georgia

Located in the heart of Peachtree Center, the award-winning, legendary Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is a leader in Atlanta’s emerging trend to continue the revitalization of one of the most popular convention destinations in the country.  The  has just unveiled a cutting-edge, $38 million renovation to all of its 1,675 rooms and suites with  the […]

NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2006

NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2006

It’s ‘Summer Restaurant Week‘ in New York City. From 10th-14th and 17th-21st July 2006, New York’s finest restaurants work in unison,  serving up three-course lunches for a fixed price of  just over $24 and/or three-course dinners for $35, excluding drinks, tax and gratuities. Visit the website to search for participating restaurants across the city.

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort planned off the coast of Miami

UnderSea Resort and Residences is  a new, ocean-living concept incorporating the elegance of a luxury cruise ship atmosphere.  The $400 million resort  will be anchored 3 miles off the Miami coast line and claims that it will include the largest spa ever built. There will also be a large casino, some 600 suites, a golf […]

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Celebrate Saturday night amid the luxurious surroundings of The Jefferson and treat yourselves to Richmond’s finest Sunday Brunch in the morning. Includes Sunday Champagne Brunch for two, brunch gratuity, and valet parking. (Taxes not included.) A deluxe room on the Saturday night costs $275, or $375 for a studio suite.

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

Summer availability at Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, San Juan Island

You still have time to plan a summer getaway to Lakedale Resort, an 82-acre resort  on San Juan Island. Prime dates are still available at this romantic island resort, in both July and August. Summer rates are currently $219 per night for lodge rooms and $310 per night  for cabins, or $469 per night for […]

Uma Thurman and other celebrities choose St. Tropez in the South of France

Uma Thurman and other celebrities choose St. Tropez in the South of France

Kill Bill actress Uma Thurman has been re-kindling her on-off romance with boyfriend  Andre Balazs, owner of  the exclusive Chateau Marmont hotel in LA, in St. Tropez, despite a separation having been announced back in March. Also lapping up the French  Riviera this week have been Pamela Anderson and Tommy Hilfiger… not together, I might […]

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

A month ago  I  blogged that Nicky Hilton was possibly going to be opening her own line of boutique hotels. It appears this is now becoming a reality. The chain will be called Nicky O and the first hotel will open in South Beach in November 2006. The second will follow in Chicago a month […]

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