Category: USA

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 […]

And the winner of the best hotel in the US is...

And the winner of the best hotel in the US is…

The Peninsula Chicago has received the highest possible rating given by Conde Nast Traveler readers in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The top shelf, luxury property was named number one hotel on the list of the “Top 100 United States Hotels”. The awards, which were announced  last Wednesday  at a gala ceremony […]

The Mansfield Inn at Stowe

RockResorts International, LLC is going to expand its luxury property collection to the heart of the Northeast with the addition of The Mansfield Inn at Stowe. Nestled in the woods of Stowe, The Mansfield Inn at Stowe will have a number of residences to be sold to third party purchasers.   The property will also […]

aloft comes to Texas

Texas finally has its first aloft hotel.   The Starwood lifestyle brand has opened in Las Colinas – the first of three aloft hotels planned for the state.   If you take advantage of their ‘Better Tomorrows’ rate (available until the end of March 2009), you can enjoy a second night at 50% off. You […]

Build your own $1 million inaugural ball package

Build your own $1 million inaugural ball package

Regardless of the politics of the 44th President of the United States of America, Inauguration 2009 will rank among the most memorable events in  USA history. The JW Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue will celebrate “Number 44” with the completion of a $2 million renovation of its Presidential and Vice Presidential suites, an elegant patriotic lobby […]

Now open: Mandarin Oriental, Boston

The Mandarin Oriental, Boston  was formally  opened in a celebratory ribbon-cutting and feng shui ceremony that took place last week.  Perfectly positioned  in the prestigious Back Bay, the new hotel combines New England elegance with Oriental touches to create  an unique  hospitality experience.  It has  136 guestrooms and 12 suites, offering some of the most […]

Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Last month Barack Obama stayed at the Belleview Biltmore Golf & Spa Resort  in Florida. But apparently, rather than staying in the Presidential Suite on the fourth floor, he instead opted for the much smaller  Governor’s Suite on the first floor.   Why would this be?   Some appear to be saying it’s for reasons […]

AIG take luxury retreat at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego,  has been in the news this week because AIG allegedly totted up a bill of almost half a million dollars there, just days after receiving an $85 billion bailout at the expense of US taxpayers.   Understandably, the news isn’t being […]

More reasons to Fall for Clifton: Burgundy Wine Dinner

More reasons to Fall for Clifton: Burgundy Wine Dinner

Clifton and Simon N Cellars welcome you to a unique wine dinner on 23rd October 2008, featuring the classic wines of Burgundy, with offerings from prestigious Domaine Chevrot.   These wines will be paired with an hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course menu, featuring the Clifton culinary team’s twist on classic French dishes.     […]

Bedford Springs Resort says “Bon Appétit”

Bedford Springs Resort has gathered outstanding culinary talent for a weekend long epic epicurean adventure. Celebrate the area’s rich culinary heritage at A Taste of the Chesapeake, a gala gourmet dinner prepared by their guest chefs, featuring regionally inspired dishes using local ingredients. Then learn techniques from these James Beard-recognised masters while sampling exquisite flavours […]

Escape to Waikiki with Aloha rates

Escape to Waikiki with Aloha rates

Enjoy up to 40% off  the prevailing rate at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Take advantage of this discounted rate through until 26th December 2008.   Aloha has many meanings. It could mean hello, goodbye, love or great rates at this amazing resort.

Soft opening of The Blue, Miami

Soft opening of The Blue, Miami

Miami  is welcoming a new  type of retreat – a 240-suite resort in Doral called The Blue. It is currently undergoing an soft opening with ‘sneak a peak’ rates starting from $189 per night until 20th December 2008. Ideal for the business traveller and/or golf enthusiast, The Blue is surrounded by 144 holes of golf […]

Scotch tasting at The Davenport Hotel & Tower

Here’s a whiskey-lover’s dream. The Palm Court Grill at The Davenport Hotel and Tower presents a private Scotch tasting and dinner on 23rd October 2008, from 6-9pm.  Here’s the menu: 1st course: Macallan 12-year-old served with prosciutto-wrapped scallops with blue cheese whiskey caviar 2nd course: Highland Park 12-year-old served with a white onion and cheddar […]

Autumn's most magical moments

Autumn’s most magical moments

Retreat to The Greenbrier this Autumn and discover unparalleled luxury amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. Vivid reds, yellows and ambers paint their 6,500 acre estate, creating an unforgettable backdrop for more than 50 exciting activities. Autumn is the perfect time to share new adventures and create lasting memories, so they’ve designed several Fall packages – […]

Thank God it's Friday!

Thank God it’s Friday!

It’s Friday and there’s lots of reasons to celebrate Fridays!   One is The Jefferson‘s Friday Night Out Package – the perfect way to start your weekend, and great value too. Start your evening with cocktails in TJ’s Lounge followed by a three-course dinner in TJ’s Restaurant. Retire to one of their deluxe guestrooms and […]

Answer the call of the wild

Answer the call of the wild

Heed the call of the wild and experience America’s last frontier. The sheer grandeur of Alaskan vistas will ignite your imagination. Cruise through sparkling fjords or journey inland and catch a glimpse of wild brown bears fishing for giant salmon. Hike through glacial rainforests or take an exhilarating dogsled ride. If you’ve dreamed of wandering […]

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