Category: North America

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Super Bowl XL is just 10 days away! The game is being played in Detroit, Michigan and will be between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Instead of watching on ABC, you could be there.  TicketsNow is advertising a 40-person luxury suite on the 40-yard line.   And the price for the suite?   […]

Fort Worth restaurant seeks five star experience

Gunsmoke Grill in Fort Worth TX is already a great little steakhouse, but the new chef wants to make it even better.   She wants to make it a “five-star” fine-dining restaurant. In two years,  it has gone through three chefs and countless concepts, from college-area bar and grill to Southwestern dining to cowboy beef […]

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Mercedes-Benz Key to Luxury package

Two luxury brands renowned for accommodating the discerning traveler are entering the second year of  a three-year marketing relationship. The marketing agreement between The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Mercedes-Benz USA, launched with the introduction of an exclusive  Key to Luxury package, has been popular with guests.  The package includes a deluxe guest room on […]

The New York Palace Hotel - special offer on suites

The New York Palace Hotel – special offer on suites

For guests wanting to treat themselves for an extra special weekend stay in the Big Apple, The New York Palace Hotel has introduced a ‘Suite Sensations  Deal’, at 40% discount off all Tower Suites excluding  Towers Junior Suites. Located at 50th Street and Madison Avenue, the hotel is conveniently situated  in the heart of mid-town […]

Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

Las Ramblas… in Las Vegas!

No, I’m not talking about Barcelona here. I really do mean Vegas. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, along with Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties have teamed together to build Las Ramblas – a $3 billion luxury condominium, resort and casino complex inspired by European lifestyle and sophistication (hence the name, I guess).  Vegas’ version […]

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse, an amazing chef with nine Michelin stars (three stars each in Paris, Monte Carlo and New York), not to mention three of the most expensive restaurants in the world, has an ever-growing miniempire. Two years ago, he took over Aux Lyonnais, a lovely little place that had seen better days. And last year […]

Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi plane involved in accident

Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi plane involved in accident

US rockers Bon Jovi escaped injury early today when their private Boeing 707 jet skidded off a runway at Hamilton airport, west of Toronto, in a severe rain storm. Bon Jovi is currently on tour and today commands a global audience that has barely diminished since it first struck major commercial success  with 1986’s 14-million-selling […]

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah, an international luxury hospitality group headquartered in Dubai, recently acquired its first US property, taking over the renowned Essex House in NYC; it is now the Jumeirah Essex House. Originally built in  1931,  the building  is a well-known historic landmark, recognised throughout the world as a model of graceful elegance and art-deco sophistication. Conveniently […]

The Kahala, Oahu

The Kahala, Oahu

The recent purchasers of the Kahala Mandarin Oriental have decided to take the hotel independent. In a major change at one of Oahu’s top hotels, the hotel’s owner, Trinity Investments affiliate Kahala Hotel Investors LLC, said the property will be renamed simply The Kahala. The hotel’s management contract will be turned over to Landmark Hotels […]

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotels just keep on getting pricier, according to industry analysts PKF Consulting. The average price of a room in the city hit $292 in November 2005, more than its previous record yearly average of $237, set in 2000. An estimated 22 million nights were sold at city hotels in 2005, surpassing the 21.4 […]

New water park for New York

New water park for New York

New York’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee has voted to build a 26-acre water park on Randall’s Island, just off Manhattan. The £94.4m park will be paid for by a private developer, the Aquatic Development Group (ADG) under a 35-year lease with the city. Proposed facilities include a seven-acre indoor beach and 19 acres of […]

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast is offering a fifth night free and a $100 to $200 per room per night resort credit (amount depends on room category) for stays between 1st March and 30th May 2006. Rates start at $430 a night before discount; taxes are an extra 16%. Ask […]

Sundara Day Spa, Berlin VT

The new Sundara Day Spa is the first spa in Vermont to feature classic Ayurvedic skin care through Sundari products, which are usually found only in larger luxury establishments such as Ritz Carlton Hotels and the Kenyon Ranches. It has two treatment rooms for massage, facials and wraps, plus two manicure stations and two pedicure […]

Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Sip & Splurge at XYZ bar, W San Francisco

Drop by at W San Francisco any Wednesday evening in February  and  sip for free from 6-7pm. Move into the XYZ bar, open all night, for select high-end wines by the glass. Enjoy grooving to the music of a live DJ as you savor any of the 10-15 wines (paired with canapes) from such producers […]

New luxury hotel on Lake Washington

New luxury hotel on Lake Washington

The Spring of 2006 will see the completion of the new Heathman Kirkland hotel, just a few miles from Seattle, on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Like its award-winning sister location, the historic Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore.,   the Heathman Kirkland will provide guests with a unique Northwest luxury experience.   Plans call […]

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician at Scottsdale AZ

The Phoenician, a 654-room destination resort in Scottsdale Arizona, tallied up their renovations over the past few years with a grand total of $20 million. Extensive renovations include its luxurious lobby, lounges, restaurants, Grand Tea Court, guest rooms, pool oasis, golf course, meeting space and public areas. Room amenities now include 32-inch flat-screen Sony televisions, […]