Category: Alabama

5 reasons to visit the Deep South

5 reasons to visit the Deep South

There are dozens of reason to visit America’s Deep South, all of them valid. The first thing is to decide which States comprise the Deep South. For me, and this is totally subjective, they are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. I think these typify the sense of fun, the music, the variety […]

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

There are literally hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across all five continents with more being designated ever year. Each site offers a unique and fascinating experience to discover more about our history, culture and biodiversity. Every traveller has different interests, Battered Suitcase specialises in personalised itineraries, tailoring tours and holidays to suit the […]

A gourmet experience in Mississippi

Experience southern splendour with a getaway that combines American history with gourmet cuisine. Begin your holiday with wine and hors d’oeuvres at Monmouth Plantation, Mississippi,  while learning the history of the Antebellum Home, before dining under 17th Century chandeliers with the signature southern ‘Mint Julep’. Learn more about Mississippi’s history with a carriage tour of […]

See Bellingrath Gardens in full bloom

See Bellingrath Gardens in full bloom

Throughout the year, Bellingrath Gardens, located on 65 acres, on the Isle aux Oies River in Alabama,  is in full bloom with chrysanthemums in the autumn, camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, and roses in the summer. Whatever the season, now you can enjoy the gardens while staying at the luxurious Grand Hotel […]

Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Golf vacations at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham, AL

Escape  to the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa and enjoy some Southern hospitality with the Birmingham, AL hotel’s special rates for golf vacations. The summer presents the perfect opportunity for a relaxing round of Southern-style golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. Even more appealing is the stunning Birmingham, Alabama resort […]

Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

Recognition for The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa has earned the 2007 Gold Tee Award for Excellence in Golf and Meeting Facilities from Meetings & Conventions magazine, and has been recognized by Fox News and Brides magazine. The Alabama resort, recently reopened after a $50 million post-Katrina renovation, has also received accolades from Fox […]

Renovations completed at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel

Renovations completed at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel

The beautiful Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National, Alabama, nestled on 2,000 acres of lakefront countryside,  has unveiled  a new look. Overlooking the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, this Auburn hotel offers 54 holes of championship golf, a stunning location for a business retreat, a peaceful, serene atmosphere, and is only […]

Ultimate Executive Golf Getaway Package in Alabama

Ultimate Executive Golf Getaway Package in Alabama

Have the ultimate executive golf getaway in Alabama, at the Presidential Cottage at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center at Capitol Hill.   After sampling the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail,  you will be  whisked away by helicopter to a five-bedroom executive cottage where private chefs and a butler await. The Ultimate Executive […]

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa re-opens

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa re-opens

After taking a direct hit from the flood surge in Hurricane Katrina, the Grand Hotel at Point Clear in Alabama  is back to full glory, thanks to an army of construction workers, landscapers and resort associates. Originally opened in 1847, the Gulf Shores hotel’s historic buildings have been methodically preserved, an additional restaurant created and […]