Category: USA

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

Nicky O, from Nicky Hilton

A month ago  I  blogged that Nicky Hilton was possibly going to be opening her own line of boutique hotels. It appears this is now becoming a reality. The chain will be called Nicky O and the first hotel will open in South Beach in November 2006. The second will follow in Chicago a month […]

The healthiest hotels in the USA

The healthiest hotels in the USA

If you’re someone that likes to take good care of yourself when you travel, you’ll be interested to hear that Health magazine and AOL CityGuide recently listed the healthiest hotels in America. Details such as fitness facilities, healthy food offerings, spas, and stress-reduction services were all taken into account to produce the following list: Four […]

Harrods heading for Dubai?

Harrods heading for Dubai?

According to Al Fayed, Dubai could soon be welcoming a Harrods 102 convenience store. These are a new addition to the well-known Harrods brand, getting their name from the first outlet which opened at 102 Brompton Road in London. The shops sell signature Harrods products, including a range of delicatessen goods. Paris, Berlin and New […]

Ivy Hotel, San Diego

Ivy Hotel, San Diego

The $75 million Ivy Hotel, a new luxury urban resort in San Diego, is due to open later this year. In an annoucement released by Kelly Capital, the hotel will open in the Autumn, be managed by MTL Luxury Lodging and will be a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection. The 159-room luxury […]

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun  as a family  at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.   This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness.  Often, parents spend vacation time participating […]

Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

Red-carpet launch at Sofitel LA

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars   – including Cindy Crawford, Kevin Spacey, Alicia Silverstone, Vin Diesel and a host of TV celebrities from shows including The OC, West Wing and Baywatch, as well as musicians including members of ‘N Sync and Guns & Roses – came out to play for the red-carpet launch of the […]

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

This member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a spectacular boutique hideaway with dramatic views of Paradise Valley. Arguably Phoenix’s hottest spa, The Sanctuary is an intimate retreat presenting Asian-inspired treatments, a relaxing meditation garden and stunning infinity pool. A renowned restaurant and bar complete the commitment to relaxation and rejuvenation.

Lincoln Center Festival

Lincoln Center Festival

Every summer, the fantastic Lincoln Center Festival in New York presents an enormous array of stunning performances of dance, theater, music, and opera from troupes based around the world. With diverse performances – including Julie Taymor’s Grendel, Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf and Ong Keng Sen’s Geisha. This year’s festival once again showcases the new, revisits the […]

W Dallas Victory opens

W Dallas Victory opens

The long-awaited W Dallas Victory opened  in the  heart of Dall, on Victory Park Lane, last week.   Here W Hotels sytle combines with Texan hospitality and, to celebrate the opening, there’s a special package available until 1st September 2006. For $329 per night, you’ll not only get a wonderful room but also a few […]

PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Travel Awards

PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Travel Awards

The winners of the 13th annual PlanetOut.com gay and lesbian travel awards can be found by following this link. Amongst the numerous winners are Spain (Destination of the Year), Provincetown (Best Gay Resort Town), American Airlines (Best Airline), Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (Best Gay Hotel Collection) and Crystal Cruises (Best Cruise Company).

Best Place to Eat Near Carnegie Hall, New York

Best Place to Eat Near Carnegie Hall, New York

Recently voted as the “Best Place to Eat Near Carnegie Hall” by New York magazine, Yakitori Totto is the perfect place to break bread – or chicken skewer, as it were – before heading off to an enchanting evening at the world’s most famous music hall. Yakitori Totto is located  on the second floor of […]

MoMA re-opening

MoMA re-opening

Need a little culture in your life? Then visit the world-famous Museum of Modern Art – home to the world’s largest and most inclusive collection of modern painting and sculpture – and celebrate its grand re-opening after three years of fantastic redesign and expansion. Don’t miss the blissful Sculpture Garden, the fabulous Picasso’s and Matisse’s […]

12th Annual Roswell International UFO Festival

12th Annual Roswell International UFO Festival

The 12th Annual Roswell International UFO Festival begins next week, running from 30th June to 3rd July 2006. This is an event which will attract thousands of people from all corners of the globe, all seeking the truth on what happened back in the summer of 1947. Is it really true that a UFO with […]

Westin Boston Waterfront opens

Westin Boston Waterfront opens

Now that Boston has a new convention centre, new hotels are opening to serve it. The latest is the Westin Boston Waterfront which officially opens today. The 793-room hotel is less than 3 miles from Logan Airport (BOS) and is connected to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. Guestrooms are equipped with […]

Swimwear for 2007

Swimwear for 2007

If last month’s catwalks in Miami are anything to go by, the beach look for 2007 will be something minimal and inpractical. The beachwear  costumes on display from a variety of designers, including the likes of Jamaican-born Miki Nembhard, are certainly not for the faint-hearted. You’ll have to be extremely slim and probably very well […]

Chamber Music Festival at Mohonk Mountain House

Chamber Music Festival at Mohonk Mountain House

Russian musicians Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Sviatoslav Moroz and  Olga Dyachovskaya, and  the Moscow Soloists orchestra, will shortly be descending upon the beautiful setting of Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, along with special guest, Igor Butman. They will take part in the  Chamber Music Festival which runs from the 20th to  24th June […]

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