Category: USA

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney checks into Arizona spa

Britney Spears has checked herself into Scottsdale’s Sanctuary spa at Camelback Mountain (which you might recall me blogging about last summer) after her alleged collapse at a New Year party at the Pure nightclub in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Media speculation is suggesting that she’s visiting the Arizona resort for more than just a pedicure […]

Enhance your ski season at Telluride's The Peaks Resort

Enhance your ski season at Telluride’s The Peaks Resort

This winter, experience a ski vacation like no other at The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa, Telluride CO. With spectacular slopes, gorgeous accommodation, and an exclusive onsite spa, The Peaks combines the splendour of the Great Outdoors with the indulgences of a luxury retreat. Make the most of your visit to the Rocky Mountains, […]

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

The new Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk is being designed by the Manhattan, New York-based Guerin-Glass Architects in conjunction with Benjamin Woo Architects of Honolulu and will include a two-story lobby with sprawling ocean views and about 460 luxury hotel-condos ranging from 150 to 900 sq metres, as well dining and retail […]

Frommer's Top Travel Destinations for 2007

Frommer’s Top Travel Destinations for 2007

The editors at Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com have come up with a list of 12 emerging destinations that they recommend we visit in 2007. ? Making the shortlist of places not to be missed are: Krakow, Poland Tokyo, Japan Minneapolis, Minnesota Panama Asheville, North Carolina Ethiopia Portland, Oregon Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Okanagan […]

New Year celebrations at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando

New Year celebrations at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando

Bid a fond farewell to 2006 and rock in 2007 with live performances ?at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando from recording legends Cyndi Lauper and Tower of Power. ? ? You’ll get to enjoy all-you-can-eat gourmet food at one of Orlando’s hottest spots for entertainment, ?be given ?a ?midnight Champagne toast as the New Year […]

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a splash!

Get along to Tampa’s Florida Aquarium and see the New Year in with a splash! The ‘Aqua-Eve’ event runs from 9pm until 1am on New Year’s Day and you’ll be treated to delicious food, cool beverages, live entertainment and dazzling fireworks. Downtown chic attire. Tickets now cost $90 for those last minute bookings.

$1000 ice cream sundae in video

Remember the $1000 sundae I mentioned ages back? Well… I just stumbled upon this YouTube video which talks you through it.

Manhattan's Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Manhattan’s Marrakech Hotel opens Moroccan-themed bar

Hank Freid’s Marrakech Hotel NYC at 103rd and Broadway has just gotten chicer with the opening of Kazbar, a trendy bar and lounge located in the lobby of his 125-room Upper West Side hotel. Open only a few weeks, Kazbar has already become a hot spot for the young, international tourists who frequent The Marrakech […]

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington D.C. rated by Institutional Investor

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C. has been named the overall top-ranked hotel in Institutional Investor‘s 2006 survey of the world’s best hotels. Known for its exceptional service and luxurious accommodation, including a nine-room presidential suite and 10,000-square-foot spa, the hotel scored highest in the magazine’s annual poll of CEOs and senior executives from […]

Marquis Hotel & Spa to be managed by RockResorts

Marquis Hotel & Spa to be managed by RockResorts

RockResorts International, LLC, a luxury hotel company based in Colorado, has announced that the 56 room and suite Marquis Hotel & Spa in Miami, Florida has been added to its collection of high-end properties. RockResorts will manage the hotel, scheduled to open in February 2009, under a long-term management contract with its owner Leviev Boymelgreen […]

Exotic Flights on-demand, ultra-private jet service

A short advertisement for Miami-based Exotic Flights, an on-demand private jet service. The company’s president is Rudy Gonzalez who has experience in managing logistics and security for the likes of Mike Tyson, Christina Aguilera and others.

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

New Year on The Strip

New Year on The Strip

Still not finalised your plans for New Year? ? If Vegas is your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear there are still rooms available on The Strip. ? The five star Aladdin (deluxe rooms starting from $419) and the five star MGM Grand ($559.99 for a Grand Tower room or $579.99 for a West Wing […]

THE JAMES Chicago

THE JAMES Chicago

Opened in April 2006, THE JAMES Chicago is a 297-room hotel that provides a stylish choice for the discerning business and leisure traveler. ? The hotel features a JBar lounge, The Spa, The Gym, an exceptional restaurant, state-of-the-art technology, unique event spaces, beautiful guest rooms, and above all, classic ‘guest-centric’ hospitality. ? The partners behind […]

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