Category: North America

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

A new resort comes to Lake Tahoe in the form of the 440-room  MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (formerly known as Caesars Tahoe). In addition to having multiple restaurants, the Onsen Spa (with superb views of the Sierra Nevada mountains) and the Blu Nightclub.    They even have their own private yacht, The Bleu Wave, [...]

New boutique hotel in New York

New boutique hotel in New York

New York has a new luxury  hotel in the form of Hotel Chandler in the historic Murray Hill area, close to the Empire State Building. The 112 rooms and 8 suites are beautifully spacious and are well-appointed with Frette lines, robes and Aveda products. The hotel belongs to the Triumph Hospitality brand, along with the [...]

How does a 2-night stay at The Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC sound?

How does a 2-night stay at The Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC sound?

Mary Nicklin of Five Star Alliance’s excellent The Informed Traveler blog has just dropped me a note: Hi Paul, how are you? Hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know about an awesome giveaway we are doing on the Informed Traveler, that your readers may be interested in. It’s for a two-night stay [...]

2006 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

2006 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

It’s obviously the season for wine festivals in California. In addition to Walnut Creek Wine Festival, this weekend will also be the 23rd Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival held at Lake Skinner, CA which is expected to attract around 40,000 visitors across today and the weekend. This ‘festival within a festival’ gives you an [...]

Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival reaches silver anniversary

Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival reaches silver anniversary

The Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival celebrates its 25th year this weekend. As the area’s leading event of the summer, some 100,000 visitors will call over the two days and enjoy tasting tasting select wines, brand name beers and local micro-brews. Vintage and boutique wines can be tasted in the Premium Wine Tent. [...]

Immerse yourself in golf!

Immerse yourself in golf!

The luxurious Wild Dunes Resort, an island resort located near Charleston, S.C. – operated by Destination Hotels and Resorts – has created a week-long immersion into the game of golf just for women in honour of National Women’s Golf Week, 5th-11th June 2006. During this fun-filled week, enjoy casual golf lessons and clinics led by [...]

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine is South Florida’s most complete chronicle of the good life. It caters to a high-end readership in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami. Stories of local importance and national relevance – from people to places, food to fashion – keep  its devoted readers abreast of what’s new. The magazine is available [...]

Completion of renovation at Regent Beverly Wilshire

Completion of renovation at Regent Beverly Wilshire

The Regent Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, has spent $30m on an extreme hotel makeover. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, this luxury  hotel is located at one of the world’s most famous intersections – Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. With the addition of Cut by Wolfgang Puck, contemporary lounge Sidebar, a new [...]

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Why not treat yourself to a luxurious weekend of birding amidst the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks? The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa  birding weekends run from 2nd to 4th June and 20th to 22nd October 2006.  Along with your group leader, you will get the opportunity to  explore Whiteface Mountain for the rare [...]

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and [...]

Top 10 All-American Resorts

Top 10 All-American Resorts

In a bid to get US citizens to explore places closer to home, Matthew Collins of  Luxist has devised a list of the top 10 resorts in the USA.   There is a nice mix of resorts in his list, from a range of states. Of course, some in the list come as no surprise [...]

The most lavish suite in New York?

The most lavish suite in New York?

Check out the amazing Bottega Veneta Suite at the St. Regis Hotel, New York. Opening later this year, this 1700 square foot suite is situated on the 7th floor of the hotel and is the epitomy of opulence. It is furnished with Louis XVI style furniture  as well as  pieces from Bottega Veneta  itself (owned [...]

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel sold for $330 million

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel sold for $330 million

Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc., a  real estate investment trust based in Chicago,  has announced that it’s buying  the 393-room Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel hotel for $330 million. The sum equates to about $840,000 per room and is the second biggest hotel acquisition in California,  bettered only by the  sale of the historic Hotel del Coronado [...]

Quikbook Customers’ Choice Awards

Quikbook Customers’ Choice Awards

The Paramount Hotel New York is the  #1 hotel choice for Quikbook customers, according to Quikbook’s “2005 Customers’ Choice Awards” just released.  The Paramount was chosen first for its location because of its position at 235 West 46th Street in the bustling Times Square and Theater Districts. Packages at the hotel currently start from $159 [...]

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America partners with Google

Spas of America, a spa travel website showcasing the best resort, hotel and destination spas in North America,  has announced a new content relationship with the almighty Google, to use their interactive maps to illustrate the location of their premium member spas. Whether guests fly from Europe, Asia or within North America, or choose a [...]

Top 10 seafood markets

Top 10 seafood markets

CNN is running a feature in their travel section on the top 10 seafood markets.   I find it hard to believe that they should all be in the United States, so perhaps this would be better named ‘the top 10 US seafood markets’.   Many of these markets take orders online nowadays so I’ve [...]

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