Category: New York

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts turns 30

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts have every reason to celebrate the new year: this is the year the Swiss hotel chain turns 30. The venture which started out in 1980 with just a few hotels has now blossomed into a distinguished, internationally renowned hotel chain with deluxe hotels in 17 countries across five continents. The company’s […]

The Pierre re-opens in New York following $100 million re-design

The Pierre re-opens in New York following $100 million re-design

The Pierre, the iconic hotel on New York’s Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street that is the U.S. flagship for Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, has re-opened following completion of the final phase of its meticulous $100 million overhaul. With the re-opening comes 11 Grand Suites including the Presidential Suite. In total there […]

Hotel Indigo grows in USA

Hotel Indigo has  announced the opening of Hotel Indigo St. Louis Central West End following a $10 million renovation by Roberts Hotels Group of the historic Bel Air West Motel, which first opened in 1958 as the city’s first motel. The Central West End property is the first of three Hotel Indigo properties planned for […]

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Our latest interview is with Laura Brady, President and Co-founder of Luxury Wine Tours, Inc. and Lux Wines. Luxury Wine Tours provides exquisite custom wine tours in Oregon’s bountiful Willamette Valley. Luxury Wine Tours was initially created out of  a desire to bring people a unique food and wine experience that showcases Oregon’s world class […]

Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne's Files

Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne’s Files

Our latest interview is with Suzanne Aaronson, Editor-in-Chief and Founder  of Suzanne’s Files, a leading quality lifestyle resource. Suzanne’s  Files provides expert picks on under-the-radar getaways, hidden gems, wow services, truly unique gifts, lifetime experiences, and niche experts around the world. What is it that  you do exactly? Everyday is different – that’s for sure! […]

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Catherine Leech has worked in luxury travel for more than 25 years. She started in PR before becoming European Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, then Managing Director of luxury tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami of 2004 she moved to Sri Lanka where she worked for two years, mostly as a volunteer, […]

New York’s newest luxury boutique hotel

A quick insight into Hotel Chandler, New York’s newest luxury boutique hotel, to be found in Manhattan’s historic Murray Hill neighbourhood.  

The Peninsula takes New York spas to a new level

The Peninsula is raising the bar for New York spas with this month’s  unveiling of The Peninsula Spa by ESPA. The chic and elegant new spa will feature a stunning collection of 12 treatment rooms, including a spacious Private Spa Suite; men’s and women’s private relaxation lounges; Asian tea lounge; and changing rooms featuring luxurious […]

Hg2 Eat New York goes mobile

A mobile version of Hg2‘s groundbreaking new restaurant guide, Eat New York, goes live on UBI UBI™ today. It’s  the only high-end restaurant and travel guide designed exclusively for the smartphone platform. With  a unique take on the restaurant world, Eat New York is designed specifically for savvy residents and sophisticated travellers, with 150 insider […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Beautiful by nature: the Turks & Caicos Islands A new Mexican resort and residences: Nizuc Passionately designed jewellery from Loree Rodkin Designed for New York’s long term visitor: Bristol Plaza

Wine dinner at the 21 Club, New York City

Tomorrow 21 Club  is holding  a prestigious degustation event in association with Morrell & Company Fine Wine Merchants. ’21’ cordially invites the most discerning diners to attend The Bordeaux Wine Dinner of the Decade. Those who are truly passionate about fine food and precious wines will not miss this opportunity to attend a sumptuous five […]

Making his Las Vegas debut, nationally acclaimed chef Ludovic “Ludo” Lefebvre arrives at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino  to helm the newest creation by the team behind TAO New York and Las Vegas. LAVO, Latin for “to bathe or cleanse,” is inspired by ancient Mediterranean bathhouses with a menu that highlights the best of the […]

Extraordinary escape with Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

Enjoy an extraordinary escape on  Mohonk Mountain House‘s  mountaintop and watch as the foliage turns to brilliant hues of orange and red. An abundance of activities are available with rates beginning at $258 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Rates include charming accommodation, three meals daily, afternoon tea and cookies, and most resort […]

New Guerlain spa at the Waldorf-Astoria

New Guerlain spa at the Waldorf-Astoria

There’s a new Guerlain spa at the Waldorf-Astoria.   Among the treatments available are 8 types of massage, 4 types of facials and 6 types of body treatments – as well as treatments for men, foot therapies, make-up application and getaway spa experiences.   There is also a spa boutique and personal training studio.

Man buys $53.5 million Plaza Hotel suite, then sues

The buyer of a $53.5 million penthouse apartment in New York’s famed Plaza Hotel says the apartment turned out to be an “attic-like space” with low ceilings and obstructed views, and he is suing for a refund plus damages.   Read more at Reuters.

New York rooftops

New York rooftops

Land is such a premium in certain parts of the world, and New York City is no exception so I found it this Flickr collection of rooftops of the rich and famous in NYC quite interesting.   Some show a suprising amount of green space, whilst others exhibit contemporary designs. Have a browse and see […]

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