Category: USA

Festival of Food and Wine at Lake Placid

Festival of Food and Wine at Lake Placid

Next week the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa  at Lake Placid, NY will host the first annual Festival of Food and Wine (17th-19th  May, 2006). The event will teach and entertain food lovers amidst majestic views of the Adirondack high peaks. Paul Sorgule, the inn’s executive chef,  and six of his distinguished colleagues from [...]

Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France [...]

Chicago bans foie gras

Chicago bans foie gras

The City Council in Chicago has voted to ban the sale of foie gras by retailers and restaurants in the city. The ban comes into play in 90 days and a fine of $500 faces anyone who violates the regulations.   Reservations have been expressed by restaurant owners, unsurprisingly, but also by  Richard Daley, the [...]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York [...]

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston  has announced  a new V.I.B. “Very Important Baby” Program which offers special packages for babies and small children. The hotel – which is located near Boston’s historic sites and attractions –  invites families to leave stress at home and stay at the luxury property. The VIB Concierge ensures that Very Important Babies [...]

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

New Jurlique Spa at the Caleo Resort & Spa in Arizona

The Caleo Resort & Spa, recently acquired by Kimpton Hotels, has just opened Jurlique Spa, a distinctly organic, nature-based experience using Jurlique products, that is available to guests on a priority basis as well as the public, subject to availability. Try ‘The Travelers Tonic Bath’ which  is designed to encourage circulation and stimulate the mind [...]

Empire State Building enters 75th year

Empire State Building enters 75th year

This news nearly passed me by but, on Monday of this week, the Empire State Building entered its 75th year. As part of the celebrations, there will be a year-long series of lighting and entertainment events. The building – which attracts in the region of four million visitors a year – is also currently undergoing [...]

Small Business Blog of the Day

Small Business Blog of the Day

I was  running a few Google searches today to see how things were progressing with regards to inbound links and  discovered – quite by chance – that A Luxury Travel Blog was recently voted ‘Small Business Blog of the Day’ over at Pajama Market. Thank you, Brian (aka frisco3)…! Here’s what he had to say [...]

New luxury hotel in Nashville

New luxury hotel in Nashville

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a 20-year deal with Nashville real estate developer Alex Palmer to operate a 285-room hotel under the name InterContinental Nashville at 1600 West End, where the avenue and Broadway meet. InterContinental will help finance the $250 million project, which also will include an office tower, condominiums and retail space. Construction [...]

American Spa Expo

American Spa Expo

Today and the next two days  sees the premier show dedicated to skin and spa professionals and the companies that serve them. Held in New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the American Spa Expo is co-located with the International Beauty Show. The event attracts top-level buyers from around the world.

The Lodge at Rancho Mirage, California

The Lodge at Rancho Mirage, California

President George W. Bush spent last weekend at The Lodge at Rancho Mirage  and, as you might expect, he stayed  in the presidential suite.  Cradled by the Santa Rosa Mountains, this lavish oasis offers world-class service the unequalled desert elegance for which the Palm Springs area is known.

Self-weighing luggage

Self-weighing luggage

Avoid costly overweight luggage penalties with the Solutions Luggage Collection from Ricardo Beverley Hills. These cleverly designed cases feature a built-in digital scale that instantly weighs baggage and its contents. It has received top honours from the Travel Goods Association, winning the Innovative Award at the 2006 Travel Goods Show.

May Girls Getaways at The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

May Girls Getaways at The Resort at Paws Up, Montana

At The Resort at Paws Up, the entire month of May 2006 is going to be dedicated to women. Whether you are coming to spend time with family you love or friends you enjoy, or whether it is the mystique of Montana and the adventure of trying new things that draws you, May is the [...]

The Tides’ Million Dollar Buyout

The Tides’ Million Dollar Buyout

This one is only for the ultra-wealthy out there. Rent the whole of Tides South Beach for $1.2 million as part of their Million Dollar Buyout package. This whopping price tag buys you “up to three days of all-inclusive luxury at Miami’s most stylish venue”.   I like how they say “up to” as it [...]

Spa Minerale officially opens at Lansdowne Resort, VA

Spa Minerale officially opens at Lansdowne Resort, VA

Spa Minerale – a new 12,000 sq. ft. destination spa at Virginia’s  Lansdowne Resort – has officially opened. It is one of the largest luxury spas in the Washington DC area and is part of the results multi-million dollar renovation and expansion program. There’s a total of 13 treatment rooms offering everything from facials and [...]

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s spa praised by Mobil

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s spa praised by Mobil

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, has achieved 5-star status is the Mobil Travel Guide‘s third annual hotel spa ratings. This is only the second spa to be given this accolade, the previous recipient being the Spa Montage at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California. The star ratings are awarded [...]

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