Category: USA

The changing positions of luxury hotels in the Big Apple

The changing positions of luxury hotels in the Big Apple

There’s an interesting article in the New York-based Business Travel News about how luxury hotels in Manhattan are sprouting up in what appear to be less than likely locations, and not necessarily in the highly desirable locations that you might expect. The article cites the Hotel on Rivington on the Lower East Side, the Hotel […]

Portable GPS for hotel guests

Portable GPS for hotel guests

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is the latest luxury hotel to follow the growing trend of providing their guests with portable GPSs. á It’s already done in the US by the Rosewood Hotel Group (that’s New York’s The Carlyle, Dallas’ The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court) who provide áGarmin’s iQue M3 device. Times are […]

World Business Class seat from Northwest

A Northwest Airlines commercial showcasing its new World Business Class seat.

Escape to Elegance at The Venetian, Las Vegas

Escape to Elegance at The Venetian, Las Vegas

The Venetian in Las Vegas is offering two-night packages in the Rialto Suite (and other premium suites) for just $259 a night. As well as the accommodation, the package includes a private gondola ride, a gondala ride picture and gondola ride line passes. The offer is valid on bookings made before 19th September 2006.

Special rates at Darnell's Lake Resort, Lake Chelan WA

Special rates at Darnell’s Lake Resort, Lake Chelan WA

There are over a dozen wineries in Lake Chelan’s new wine country. Come tour the vineyards, experience the peak of the wine season, and relax at the end of your day at Darnell’s Lake Resort. From 11th to 30th September 2006, they are offering great midweek rates at $85 and weekend rates at $150 in […]

Norwegian Cruise Line to launch mega-ships

Miami-based NCL áhas reached a $2.8 billion deal with Aker Yards of France to build two new ships and possibly a third with the capacity for carrying up to 4,900 passengers each. The deal is the biggest in NCL’s history and marks a major step forward in its efforts to upgrade its fleet amid fierce […]

Top yoga retreats

Top yoga retreats

According to a recent Concierge.com article, the top yoga retreats to be found worldwide áare: Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India Como Shambhala at Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Begawan Giri, Bali, Indonesia Adventure Yoga Retreats (all over the Americas) Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California LifeTime Private áRetreats, Kangaroo Island, Australia Maya Tulum, […]

Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, Reno, Nevada

The former Reno Hilton has become the Grand Sierra Resort and Convention Center, a four-star world class resort and casino with a mere 1,995 guest rooms and suites, not to mention 200,000 sq ft of meeting and convention space. There are also condos with the hotel towers on the 148-acre resort, with prices ranging from […]

Back to School package from San Diego's Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Back to School package from San Diego’s Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel located outside San Diego is offering a special ‘Back to School’ hotel package with rates from $279 and sweepstakes valued at $3,500 to kick off the school year. ‘Back to School’ Sweepstakes provides a chance to enter to win a Dell Inspiron Laptop computer with video […]

Fido Friendly

Fido Friendly

Americans apparently spend nearly $40 billion a year on their pets, and the travel industry is starting to take notice. Fido Friendly – billed as the travel magazine for you and your dog – showcases resorts that add the golden paw of excellence to their pet clientele. Check out the current issue which lists the […]

Wynn Macau opens this week

Wynn Macau opens this week

The American billionaire Stephen Wynn, famous for his casino developments and most notably the Wynn Las Vegas, áwill make one of his biggest gambles this week when he opens a sleek $1 billion hotel-casino in Macau. á áThe Wynn Macau is áa small replica of the Las Vegas resort and is expected to attract the […]

Phoenix Cooks!

Phoenix Cooks!

Billed as Arizona’s premier culinary event, Phoenix Cooks! will showcase unique restaurants, world class resorts and nationally recognised chefs. á There is a reception this evening but the main event – a five-course extravaganza for $95 per person – begins tomorrow. If you want to really go to town, opt for the Arizona Biltmore‘s Phoenix […]

The next generation of Concorde?

The next generation of Concorde?

Nevada-based Supersonic Aerospace International has commissioned Lockheed Skunk Works to design a plane that can cover New York to Los Angeles in just two hours. Called the QSST (quiet supersonic travel), this supersonic aircraft could be a successor to Concorde, capable of speeds up to 1200 mph (Mach 1.8), but will hold just 12 passengers.

Massage seats on select Emirates flights

Massage seats on select Emirates flights

In addition to fine dining, wine and a 19″ entertainment screen, travellers on Emirates‘ business class service between New York and Dubai will soon be welcoming a new luxury – flat bed massage seats. An ad campaign for the seats was launched in the US this week with the service scheduled to start on 1st […]

Oasis brothers launching US hotel chain

Oasis brothers launching US hotel chain

What is it with celebrities and hotels all of a sudden…? First we have Nicky Hilton… then á Richard Gere… then áParis Hilton… and now it’s the Gallagher brothers of Oasis fame. According to Life Style Extra, they are launching a chain in the US and said to be using their songs as themes for […]

Great places to snack at a seafood shack

There were some interesting choices in today’s USA Today article on great seafood shacks. Those with websites that made the editorial are: Costello’s Clam Shack, Noank, Connecticut Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Brown’s Seabrook Lobster Pound, Seabrook, New Hampshire Five Islands Lobster Co., Georgetown, Maine

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