Category: New York

Viceroy to debut in New York

The Viceroy hotel brand is heading for the Big Apple. In a press release, the Kor Hotel Group have said that by 2010, Viceroy will have a property in Manhattan offering 168 exquisitely appointed rooms set within the top 12 newly constructed floors of an office, retail and hotel complex being developed on a full […]

Great offer on suites at Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Great offer on suites at Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah Essex House, which was voted America’s leading hotel at last year’s World Travel Awards and was formerly home to a St. Regis and Westin hotel, has undergone new renovations. This Manhattan landmark – with an Angelina Jolie-owned penthouse apartment at the top – has recently completed a $90 million refurbishment program that pays homage […]

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Aircell has obtained FAA approval for air-to-ground mobile broadband on US domestic flights, bringing us much closer to in-flight internet. á Approval is only for Boeing 767-200 aircraft at this stage, so you can expect to see developments with Virgin America and American Airlines fleets later this year. á Routes between Los Angeles, San Francisco, […]

Family Weekend Package from The Kitano New York

Family Weekend Package from The Kitano New York

New York provides families with an adventure of a lifetime and The Kitano New York is now inviting families to experience all that the city has to offer with its Family Weekend Package, available each weekend for rates starting áfrom $340 per night plus tax. This cost saving package features complimentary breakfast in The Garden […]

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts adds to its portfolio

Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts adds to its portfolio

The prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Hotels & Resorts, a collection of some of the world’s most distinctive and exclusive boutique properties, has expanded its portfolio to include properties from the North and South America for the first time. á The five newly-added hotels include Casa del Mar in Cabo, Mexico; Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina; The […]

7 star hotel ratings are now official?  Nonsense!

7 star hotel ratings are now official? Nonsense!

Self-accredited hotel classifications are a bugbear of mine. á I think they only serve to deceive the public who don’t know better. For the record, no national tourist board has a classification scheme that goes beyond 5 stars; for some, the highest accolade is only 4 stars (eg. France); only if you’re really lucky might […]

T+L Design Awards 2008

Philanthropist Agnes Gund, Nike designer John Hoke, accessory designer of the year Richard Lambertson, Neue Galerie New York director Renée Price, fashion designer Yeohlee Teng , and architects Hani Rashid and David Rockwell (phew!) have joined forces to select the winners of the T+L Design Awards 2008. á Awards span 15 categories and include The […]

Express Lunch Menu from Fig & Olive

Express Lunch Menu from Fig & Olive

New York is well-known for being one of the busiest cities in the world. If you are juggling many tasks including reports that are due to your clients or boss, a last minute shopping emergency or an important appointment and you have only a 30 minute break for lunch, the new Fig & Olive Express […]

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100. á Flights […]

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Silverjet continuing to soar?

Some have questioned whether the likes of Silverjet can survive in the aftermath of MaxJet’s bankruptcy, yet the business class only airline has áannounced its átraffic figures for February 2008 which show another record month. Out of the 13,800 available seats in the month of February, 64% were filled – up almost 10% when compared […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the US, according to Tripadvisor

Signature at MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada Sofitel New York – New York City, New York Omni San Francisco Hotel – San Francisco, California Affinia Dumont – New York City, New York The Orchard Hotel – San Francisco, California Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Wailea, Hawaii The Villas at Grand Cypress – […]

The Plaza is back!

The Plaza is back!

The Plaza in New York has re-opened after $400 million of investment and a two-year break. Now with 282 guest rooms, including 102 suites, the hotel offers one or two special services such as touch panel access to a personal butler. Retail outlets will open later in the Spring and the official grand opening of […]

What’s on the menu?

Ever wondered what food you might be served on a business-only airline? á Here’s what’s on the menu with Silverjet, á created by the London restaurant Le Caprice, for the month of March: London – New York daytime menu This month’s ádaytime menu consists of salt beef and green bean salad or áendive salad with […]

Flying Refined with Porter Airlines

Flying Refined with Porter Airlines

From áthe end of this month, a new airline – Porter Airlines – will begin flying between Newark (EWR) and downtown Toronto’s City Centre Airport (YTZ). á This allows passengers wanting to fly to Toronto to actually fly to within minutes of the downtown area of the city, rather than have to go to Pearson. […]

Emirates and the A380

Emirates and the A380

Emirates has 58 of the huge, double-decked áA380 planes áon order, and has announced that it will be flying from Dubai to a number of destinations before the end of the year. Flights from Dubai áto New York begin in October 2008 and áwill be áfollowed by Dubai-London Heathrow flights from 1st December 2008. Routes […]

Third time lucky for Alain Ducasse in New York?

Third time lucky for Alain Ducasse in New York?

World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse has opened a French restaurant in the Big Apple, with a focus on wine. Adour at The St. Regis, New York is named after the river in southwest France where Ducasse was born, and where he had his first culinary inspirations. Traditional French cooking will be accompanied by an interactive goatskin […]

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