Category: North America

Ballantyne Resort partners with Foreign Cars Italia

Ballantyne Resort partners with Foreign Cars Italia

Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, NC has forged an exclusive partnership with Foreign Cars Italia to offer  a Speed and Luxury Package. Within the package, guests will be chauffeured around throughout their stay in a Maserati Quattroporte, one of Italy’s most powerful exports. After cruising around town in a gorgeous car, guests will enjoy the elegant […]

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

It has emerged that Baltimore’s luxury Harbor Court hotel  will take on the prestigious InterContinental brand after the acquisition of the complex by Hospitality Properties Trust, a Massachusetts real estate trust, for $78 million. HPT has agreed to invest up to $2.3 million over the next two years in connection with the rebranding of the […]

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York and helicopter flight package

W New York offers savvy travelers refuge in a hectic world. And with the current offering from Metropolis Travel, you can combine a stay at the hotel with the thrill of a helicopter flight, flying past the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge and more. Rates are $295 per room per night (January 2006), […]

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles

The ultra-modern Mondrian is known for its discreet location and movie-industry guests, including Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. Enjoy a drink and city views at the exclusive Skybar, located just off the sundeck – probably the most “Hollywood” way to spend an evening.

Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago

Join 500 passengers aboard the Spirit of Chicago‘s lunch and dinner cruises, which include entertainment and views of the famed skyline. The 192-foot-long luxury ship has three dining decks and two dance floors. If you’re looking for the ultimate private party, charter a deck for 100 – 350 guests.

New $4 billion Las Vegas hotel

New $4 billion Las Vegas hotel

Boyd Gaming Corporation plans to tear down the old Stardust casino to make way for a $4 billion hotel and casino complex on 63 acres on the Las Vegas Strip  – one of the largest such developments planned in a town known for megaresorts. The complex, to be called Echelon Place, is scheduled to open […]

Hotelito Desconocido

Hotelito Desconocido

Hotelito Desconocido is situated at the end of a narrow road between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, near Cruz de Loreto in  Mexico. The brains behind this project came from Marcello Murzilli, an Italian fashion designer, so it is maybe  little  wonder  that this tiny gem (which incidentally runs on solar power)  recently made the cover […]

Grande Lakes Orlando resort

Grande Lakes Orlando resort

CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the nation’s second largest hotel real estate investment trust, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando resort, comprising a 584-room Ritz-Carlton, a 998-room JW Marriott, a 40,000- square-foot spa and an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course.

Mischa Barton visits Miami

Mischa Barton visits Miami

According to the New York Post, Mischa Barton and boyfriend Cisco Adler were reportedly screaming at each other at the Hotel Victor in Miami’s  South Beach  on New Year’s Eve. “There was a lot of slamming doors and stomping around and dropping of F-bombs at their $5,000-a-night pool bungalow at the hotel.” In the end, […]

AAA Five Diamond rating

AAA Five Diamond rating

When you are awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating, you want people to know about it.   But how do you go about standing out from the others who also have the accolade? Well… the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Miami, has decided to place a $3,000  SABBIA diamond necklace under the pillow of one guest […]

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria, star of Desparate Housewives, has been relaxing at the spa at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. The Spa at the Crescent offers “77 one-of-a-kind treatments and services for men and women in 16 state-of-the-art treatment rooms”. Maybe she needed to wind down a little after harrassing a bike cop… Defamer – LA’s gossip […]

Lake Placid Lodge fire

Lake Placid Lodge fire

Sadly, Lake Placid Lodge suffered a fire on 15th December 2005, resulting in substantial damage. This Relais & Chateau member is a historic Adirondacks landmark with  lots of elegance and character, not to mention beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Three guest rooms were destroyed along with the dining room, pub and porch overlooking […]

Mayflower Inn welcomes new spa

Mayflower Inn welcomes new spa

The Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT – the only AAA 5-diamond hotel in Connecticut – is adding a new spa in March 2006. The Mayflower Spa will have the ultimate in treatment and exercise rooms. Facilities also include a whirlpool and a glowing marble hammam – that’s a Turkish bath experience to you and me.

Cancun's Le Blanc Spa Resort

Cancun’s Le Blanc Spa Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort opened last August but sadly had to close for repairs in October due to hurricane Wilma. It will re-open in February 2006. The rooms come with an ocean or lagoon view, balcony, double Jacuzzi, flat screen satellite TV, and much more. If you book before April 2006, you receive a 20% […]

Spa One, Tucson

Spa One, Tucson

Spa One is the name of a new chain of spas in Tucson, Arizona. One opened earlier this month in the Foothills, another on the East Side is expected to open in March 2006, and two more (central and northwest Tucson) by the end of the year. Their aim is to attract members who see […]