Category: North America

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Taos Winter Wine Festival

There’s still time to grab tickets for the Taos Winter Wine Festival, held in New Mexico’s best ski country, Taos.   The 20th annual festival takes place from 18th to 28th January 2006. Winemaker dinners, vertical and blind tastings, seminars and panels fill the schedule, but you’ll be able to squeeze in time on the […]

Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

Celebrating 25 years of operation this winter season, Deer Valley Resort has become known for revolutionizing ski area service and has being named the number one ski resort in North America by the readers of SKI magazine. You can visit their website for the latest conditions and to view their mountain cam.

Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay

Four Seasons is pleased to introduce their newest addition to their portfolio of Hawaiian properties. Long a coveted destination, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay is perched above a white-sand beach that borders a protected marine preserve. Natural discoveries continue on land with hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Two world-ranked golf courses offer […]

Cheers awards

Cheers magazine, a publication of the Adams Beverage Group, has announced the winners of its coveted Cheers Awards for Beverage Excellence for 2006. Among the winners are Interstate Hotels, Arlington, Virginia (for Best Hotel Beverage Program) and Seafood Restaurants, Baltimore, Maryland (for Best Chain Non-Alcohol Program). The winners were selected from entries submitted by many […]

Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel

Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel

The 549-room Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel reopened Thursday after closing in June for a $40 million renovation, becoming the city’s third Hilton. The hotel was formerly a business-oriented Holiday Inn Select. The renovations included an entryway water sculpture and rooms with work desks and ergonomic chairs, and wired and wireless high-speed Internet access.

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

The Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove, FL has opened a new Jurlique spa. It covers 4,300 sq. ft. and has seven treatment rooms including a double room, a hydrotub, vichy water massage room and manicure and pedicure stations. The Mayfair has 179 suites with 42″ plasma televisions, LCD TVs in the bathroom, DVD/CD players, terrycloth […]

Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver invites diners to experience the city’s spectacular food and wine scene. From 20th January to 2nd February 2006, enjoy a three-course dinner at 144 of Vancouver’s hottest restaurants for $15, $25, or $35 per person (exclusive of alcohol, taxes and gratuities) complemented by fabulous BC VQA wine pairing suggestions. Tables book up fast, […]

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotels  has opened  the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport. More than a year has been spent on transforming the former Ramada Inn into the airport corridor’s newest full-service conference center hotel. Situated less than 10 minutes from the terminals of Pittsburgh International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, this 135-room hotel provides convenient access […]

Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas

Castaways Hotel, Las Vegas

After spending two shuttered years living up to its name, the Castaways hotel and casino in Las Vegas went out with a bang. A series of planned explosions reduced the 19-story tower to a 20,000-ton heap of rubble and raised a huge cloud of dust about three miles from the Strip. A $4 billion hotel, […]

Tanner & Haley Destination Clubs

Tanner & Haley Destination Clubs

Founded in 1998 as Private Retreats, Connecticut-based  Tanner & Haley Destination Clubs grew out of the vision of its founder, Rob McGrath, the 2003 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, to create a club of clubs which would address the shortcomings of luxury resort real estate ownership and the inefficiencies of the high-end travel […]

Spas of America

Spas of America

Spas of America has launched a new website featuring over 300 premium  resort, hotel and destination spas in the United States and Canada. The new online experience enables spa enthusiasts around the world to search and browse premium spa listings, read health and wellness articles, spa reviews, browse and purchase Spa & Wellness products, and […]

Oprah Winfrey private jet incident

Oprah Winfrey private jet incident

A bird collided with Oprah Winfrey’s GulfStream private jet this week. The plane’s windshield cracked, and the jet was forced to return to the airport in Santa Barbara, California to make an emergency landing. The jet will stay put at the airport until its windshield can be fixed. Oprah and her boyfriend, Stedman Graham, were […]

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn in Stowe has a winter package which includes two nights’ accommodation, a bottle of Champagne, souvenir Champagne glasses, a box of handmade truffles, a three-course dinner (bottle of house wine included)  and a full country breakfast daily. Luxury rooms and suites cost from $316-$470 per person with a two night minimum stay. […]

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai on Miami’s Collins Avenue is, without doubt, the most exclusive hotel ever to grace South Florida. (You’ve got to be good to be able to  command rates that start at over $1,000 a night, and have entrées on your restaurant menu that cost $72.)   A member of the Asian GHM Hotels, the […]

Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

AAA Texas has released its elite list of AAA Five Diamond Rated properties for 2006. In all, five hotels and two restaurants have been chosen as Five Diamond recipients for the entire state of Texas. The hotels are the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Omni Houston Hotel, The St. Regis Hotel (also in Houston), The Mansion […]

Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Looking for a place to stay when you’re next in Naples, FL?   Well, the only waterfront hotel in downtown Naples – the Bayfront Inn on Fifth (until recently a Comfort Inn) – has dropped its nationwide chain to go solo as a boutique hotel. Part of this transformation sees the addition of the Bayside […]