Category: USA

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Connecticut

The latest áAAA inspection identified only one Five Diamond Award winner in the whole of Connecticut: The Mayflower Inn – Washington

A new brand on the block: Solage Hotels & Resorts

A new brand on the block: Solage Hotels & Resorts

The luxury hotel operator Auberge Resorts has launched a new hotel brand called Solage Hotels & Resorts. The first hotel to open within the Solage umbrella will be the Solage Calistoga, an 89-room resort expected to open in áCalifornia’s Napa Valley áin May 2007. Room rates are expected to range from $275 for a deluxe […]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Colorado

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Colorado

Three accommodations in Colorado áwere given áFive Diamond áhonours from áthe AAA’s latest inspection. They were: The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs The Little Nell – Aspen The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch – Beaver Creek (new in 2006)

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: California

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: California

There are more AAA Five Diamond Award winners in California than any other state in the USA, thanks largely to Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton which combined account for more than half the total. Those achieving Five Diamond status this year are: The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows Château du Sureau – Oakhurst Four Seasons Hotel […]

Ian Schrager's Gramercy Park Hotel opens in New York

Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel opens in New York

Ian Schrager, who pioneered the idea of boutique hotels in the mid-80s with Morgans in New York following a successful career as a nightclub owner, has most recently teamed up with artist and film director Julian Schnabel. Their first partnership has reached completion in the form of the five-star áGramercy Park Hotel on Lexington Avenue, […]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Arizona

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Arizona

There were five lodging providers in Arizona that achieved top, Five Diamond áhonours from áthe AAA’s latest inspection. They were: The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa – Carefree The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Camelback Inn – Scottsdale The Phoenician – Scottsdale

Kenny Rogers to kick off concert at Sea Pines Resort

Kenny Rogers to kick off concert at Sea Pines Resort

Kenny Rogers, an American music icon, and country music legend will be on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, áfor a special concert at Sea Pines Resort tomorrow. Presented by High Tide Entertainment, Kenny Rogers will kick off the summer concert series on 3rd áAugust 2006. The concert will take place in center court of Harbour […]

Hotel Solamar in San Diego sold to LaSalle Hotel Properties

Hotel Solamar in San Diego sold to LaSalle Hotel Properties

San Diego’s chic Hotel Solamar has been sold for $87 million. The property only opened in the Gaslamp Quarter in April of last year and the deal follows a strong recovery in the San Diego hotel industry since 9/11. The sum paid equates to around $370,000 per room, similar to the amount recently paid by […]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners

AAA Five Diamond Award winners

After reviewing over 50,000 hotels and resorts across North America, AAA inspectors have announced the winners of the AAA Five Diamond Award. Throughout most of August, there will be a post a day summing up the 24 US states that have AAA Five Diamond accommodation, plus those in Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Aloha Pualani, Maui

Aloha Pualani, Maui

If you’re looking for something other than a resort in Maui, spare a thought for Aloha Pualani. This small boutique hotel opened with áfive suites just three years ago and is just two minutes’ walk from the beach. With views of either the ocean or pool (or both), rates start from $265 a night with […]

Maine Lobster Festival coming very soon

Maine Lobster Festival coming very soon

Brace yourself for the 59th annual Maine Lobster Festival, held in Rockland, Maine, and commencing tomorrow. The highlights of the event, which will run until 6th August 2006, áinclude a lobster dinner with views of Penobscot Bay, the coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess, the lobster crate race, a cooking contest, Maine arts and crafts, […]

Improved fitness facilities for Hilton

In a press release issued by Hilton, it’s been announced that all full-service Hilton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites Hotels will have new Precor fitness equipment and facilities installed by the end of 2007. With the exclusive agreement, brand standards have been established for a premium-quality fitness experience, with the first co-branded facilities opening at The […]

The Best of New England 2006

The Best of New England 2006

Boston Magazine has published 137 winners in its first ever New England Travel & Life Best of New England awards. Among the many áwinners are Rhode Island’s áHotel Providence (Best City Hotel, other than Boston), the Cranwell Resort and Spa (Best Resort in Massachusetts) áand The Wauwinet, Nantucket (Best Hotel for Privacy).

Tennis & Spa Package at California's Carmel Valley Ranch

Tennis & Spa Package at California’s Carmel Valley Ranch

One of the country’s top 10 tennis resorts and home to a Pete Dye-designed 6,234-yard golf course, Carmel Valley Ranch offers easy access to the best of the Monterey Peninsula and breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Housed in the 144-suite property’s original ranch house built in the 1900s, Carmel Valley’s Tennis Club features […]

Discounted rates at The Boulders Resort & Golden Door « Spa in Arizona

Discounted rates at The Boulders Resort & Golden Door « Spa in Arizona

The serenity of the Sonoran desert takes centre-stage at this Southwestern resort that gets its name from the 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations dotting the landscape. Whether you’re a golfer, rock climber, tennis player, hiker or into spending all day at the famous Golden Door Spa, The Boulders caters to your inner child and allows you […]

2 Night Summer Spa & Golf Package at Boca Raton Resort & Club, FL

2 Night Summer Spa & Golf Package at Boca Raton Resort & Club, FL

With activities ranging from sun and surf to golf and tennis, and 1,043 rooms and suites ranging in size, ambience and design, the Boca Raton Resort & Club is one of the Sunshine state’s premier resorts and is perfect for couples or families seeking a luxurious getaway. In the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast in […]

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