Category: USA

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Jeni Matthews created Red Balloon Travel and Consulting with the goal in mind to provide spectacularly unique French holidays. á á After graduating from Northwestern University in Communications and International Studies, she headed straight to France, and has been living in the little known Rhone-Alpes region ever since. á She uses her first-hand knowledge and […]

Social media in the luxury travel industry

I’m noticing an increasing tendancy for people involved in the áluxury travel to turn to social media tools and more innovative ways of getting their message across online. á One such example is OutriggerHawaii.com which is celebrating its first birthday since its launch. Departing from the traditional hotel Web site, it showcases the allure of […]

Unbridled Kentucky

Come and discover the unbridled spirit of Kentucky in this short, one-minute video courtesy of Kentucky Tourism. á

Hotel Indigo grows in USA

Hotel Indigo has áannounced 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 […]

Spa apothecary from Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Spa apothecary from Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

These days, restaurant menus are so descriptive they read like fine literature. And with all the scrumptious-sounding descriptions of foams, emulsions, purées and reductions, it’s tempting to bathe in the dishes rather than eat them. á Actually… now you can! Order up a treatment from the new Apothecary Menu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai‘s Spa, […]

America’s tallest building to get a new ‘green’ luxury hotel

America’s tallest building – Sears Tower in Chicago – will get a $350 million facelift and a ánew luxury hotel. The 110-story structure, soon to be re-named Willis Tower, will see almost half of its stories (50, to be precise) occupied by the new hotel which will be powered by the building’s new high-power wind […]

Expansion of Preferred Hotel Group

The Preferred Hotel Group will welcome 13 new members to its portfolio next month, from the stunning Natal Ocean Club on the picturesque coast of Cabo Sao Roque in Brazil, due to open early 2010, to the majestic Leela Palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. á In Barcelona, Casanova by Rafael Hotels […]

The Terrace at Trump opens today

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago will unveil The Terrace at Trump later today; it is the property’s much-anticipated outdoor venue located on the 16th Floor. This chic, outdoor oasis will showcase a dramatic vista of the Chicago skyline, including the historic Wrigley Clock Tower and Tribune Building, as well a picturesque view of Lake […]

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, áwhile 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 […]

Smarter Wi-Fi at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami

It’s probably fair to say that good quality internet access is nowadays widely considered as an absolute necessity rather than just a luxury. And so it’s interesting to álearn that áTrump International has chosen Ruckus Wireless áto supply advanced Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for the four-star Trump International Beach Resort, a contemporary oceanfront resort […]

The London West Hollywood celebrates restaurant's first anniversary

The London West Hollywood celebrates restaurant’s first anniversary

This summer, join The London West Hollywood in celebrating the one year anniversary of áits Gordon Ramsay restaurant. Toast the fine cuisine of Michelin award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay from the heart of LA in West Hollywood with an offer that grants you an indulgent four-course dinner, accommodation in a spacious suite, complimentary internet, and access […]

How low will you go in San Diego?

How low will you go in San Diego?

In what is no doubt more of a PR exercise than anything, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego has come up with an interesting concept to lure guests in difficult economic times. Their deluxe accommodation for two people usually costs $219 per night, with breakfast. á If you’re willing to forego breakfast, it’s just […]

The world's most unusual hotel minibar item?

The world’s most unusual hotel minibar item?

These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar. á Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver). á But perhaps one of the most unusual items […]

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem...

And the US wonders why it has an obesity problem…

A new follower of A Luxury Travel Blog on Twitter caught my eye this morning. Mangia á(Twitter account, @Mangia_Inc) is an online service where you can order food from your stadium seat áby cell phone and have it brought straight to you. á Sheeesh… and they wonder why they have an obesity problem in the […]

New restaurant and nightclub concept at the Palazzo Las Vegas

A new dining and nightlife concept called LAVO came to the Palazzo Las Vegas in September 2008 áand now the árestaurant has transformed its culinary offerings to an Italian menu with simple and classic flavors. Here águests make a ájourney from lounge to restaurant to nightclub; twenty foot ceilings of old wood and low chandeliers […]

Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach recently unveiled its new $100 million plus transformation, with the addition of a lavish 19-treatment room Eau Spa. The renovations also included redesign of all 310 guest rooms and suites, including the two-bedroom Presidential Suite, as well as the restaurants and pool areas. á á The all-new Eau Spa offers a […]

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