Category: North America

Napa Valley's newest luxury hotel

Napa Valley's newest luxury hotel

Solage Calistoga opens today in California’s beautiful wine country. This rustic Napa Valley resort has 89 guest rooms and a 20,000 sq ft spa called Spa Solage.   Many rooms include nice extras such as telescopes for star-gazing.   Visit before the end of the month and you can take advantage of their introductory rate
New spa at Four Seasons Austin Hotel

New spa at Four Seasons Austin Hotel

The 291-room Four Seasons Austin Hotel has a new, 5,500 sq ft  spa. Signature treatments include a ‘lavender lemongrass journey’ which uses local ingredients (Texas Hill Country lavender) to offer an exfoliation, hydration wrap and full massage, and a ‘yellow rose of Texas body wrap’ which uses fresh rose petals and pure rose essential oil
Seven New Wonders of the World

Seven New Wonders of the World

The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Great Wall of China, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal,  and Jordan’s Petra have been voted the Seven New Wonders of the World  at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on 7th

Airlines adding regional jets with luxury features

According to the Associated Press, airlines are currently rushing to add new regional jets with first class seats and roomier cabins. Northwest Airlines Corp. is adding 72 new 76-seat jets through next year, Delta Air Lines Inc. plans to fly 77 dual-class regional jets by the end of 2008, and United regional partners now fly
New from Starwood Capital Group: Baccarat Hotels and Resorts

New from Starwood Capital Group: Baccarat Hotels and Resorts

Starwood Capital Group (not to be confused with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide) has announced the creation of a new five-star luxury hotel brand inspired by Baccarat‘s global iconic status. The new brand, to be known as Baccarat Hotels and Resorts, aims to  “deliver a distinctively personalized experience at the world’s most sought-after locations”.  

Pampered in Providence from the Providence Biltmore

For one affordable, all-inclusive price of $699.00 per night excluding taxes, the luxurious Providence Biltmore is offering all the city has to offer, including two-night accommodations in a junior suite with two king beds, spa treatments for two at the internationally known Red Door Spa located off the hotel’s lobby, and a specially prepared “seafood
Suite of the week: Hollywood Suite at the Warwick New York Hotel

Suite of the week: Hollywood Suite at the Warwick New York Hotel

Suite name: Hollywood Suite Hotel: Warwick New York Hotel Size of accommodation:  650 sq ft Cost per night: $3500 plus tax Who’s stayed there? Cary Grant, Elvis Presley and the Beatles What makes it special? This prestigious suite overlooking New York has welcomed the most famous actors of Hollywood.            
Summer offer at The Jefferson Hotel

Summer offer at The Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson is currently making a summer two for one offer – either two nights for the price of one, or two rooms for the price of one. It’s $299 for a superior room or $339 for a deluxe room. You can also customise the offer (at an additional  cost, of course)  to include dinner
Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite of the week: Bedroom Suite at The Eliot Hotel in Boston, MA

Suite name: Bedroom Suite Resort: The Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA Size of accommodation: 450 sq ft Cost per night:  $295-$485 depending on time of year Who’s stayed there? Stephen King, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Kris Kristofferson, Geena Davis, Michael Winterbottom, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Carly Schroeder, Charlie Kaufman, Chris Cooper, Martin Scorcese,
Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

An executive limousine company is preparing to equip its entire fleet of limos with wireless internet equipment. Carey Houston will be able to connect to the internet during their travels, through either a WiFi or Ethernet connection. The move is sure to be a hit with many business executives and VIPs.
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find your Tuscan soul with Toscana Mia tours A taste of Italy in Baltimore from Sabatino’s Experience Morocco in London: Mamounia Lounge Greece’s new launching K2 Smart Jets
The world's most expensive hotel suites

The world's most expensive hotel suites

Forbes has run an interesting feature on the world’s most expensive hotel suites,  featuring  geographically widespread hotels and resorts,  from Mexico to the Maldives. To make their top 10, you’ve got to be charging at least $10,000 a night. Here is an abbreviated  summary of the  incredible suites that  they list: Two Story Sky Villa,
4th July celebrations at The Balsams, Dixville Notch NH

4th July celebrations at The Balsams, Dixville Notch NH

The 4th of July has been a longstanding annual tradition at The Balsams in New Hampshire, and this year’s celebration promises to be bigger and better than ever. Be part of the fun and enjoy  a full line-up of family-friendly activities and special entertainment. There’ll be an array of things to do and events to
Win a trip to Mexico's Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Win a trip to Mexico's Pacific treasure courtesy of Marival Resort & Suites

Feeling creative? Here’s a contest with a challenge. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico’s newest resort area (just north of Puerto Vallarta) is running an online contest with six grand prizes of a free five-day, four-night all-inclusive vacation at Marival Resort & Suites. The contest has six categories with multiple photos; in each, you pick one photo and
Frank Gehry-designed playground

Frank Gehry-designed playground

An original Frank Gehry-designed playground, costing $4 million,  is to grace New York’s  Battery Park. Gehry, the architect behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Hotel Marqués De Riscal in Rioja wine country, among many other projects,  is famous for his unique, modern style.  

Starwood plans to put an end to trans-fats

It’s not happened yet but apparently  Starwood Resorts & Hotels Worldwide, Inc plan to elimiate trans-fats from food, catering, room service, bar and lounge menus at  many of its  properties by the end of 2007.   Their press release states that: [Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s] goal [is] to eliminate all artificial trans-fats from