Category: North America

ITTFA welcomes Luxury Travel Expo

ITTFA, the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, welcomes its newest member, Luxury Travel Expo. Luxury Travel Expo is the industry’s largest gathering of luxury travel professionals in the   U.S. and during its last show in Las Vegas, December 2005, it attracted 4,376 visitors and 486 exhibitors over three days, serving both international and domestic
Stay in a Chicago landmark

Stay in a Chicago landmark

Step back to the roaring Twenties with a stay at the glorious InterContinental Chicago. One of the city’s Art Deco landmarks, it’s a  fabulous place from which to explore the majestic architecture, superb shopping and vibrant nightlife of this scintillating city.  The newly designed Zest Restaurant, together with innovative cuisine, takes fine dining to another
Spring 2006 fishing special with Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Spring 2006 fishing special with Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Stay at Boardwalk Lodge between 15th April and 31st May 2006 and get the season’s lowest rate. The season spans Alaska’s peak Steelhead season and for just $495 per day you can be a part of it. Float plane, fishing license, tax and gratuities not included. Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge is a sportsman’s paradise and has
Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous

The full title of this book – Luxury Travel for the Unrich and Unfamous: How to See the USA in an Affordable Way: A Family Guidebook – gives a fuller insight into what this paperback is all about. It is a handy guide for anyone looking to save time and money in the US, without
Holland America's Noordam in New York

Holland America's Noordam in New York

With more than 1,000 spectators on hand here to partake in the festivities, Holland America Line officially inaugurated its newest ship, the Noordam yesterday. The ceremony included Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, the ship’s godmother, christening the vessel with the traditional breaking of a Champagne bottle on the ship’s bow.  The Noordam, an 81,769-ton ship
South Beach Food and Wine Festival 2006

South Beach Food and Wine Festival 2006

The prelude to the 5th annual South Beach Food and Wine Festival is today, with the main event continuing tomorrow and through the weekend. Presented by Food & Wine magazine, the festival invites the world to attend South Florida’s premier culinary extravaganza. Meet some of the greatest chefs in the world, not to mention  winemakers,
Top 10: Travelers' Choice luxury hotel winners

Top 10: Travelers' Choice luxury hotel winners

No need to take a chance on your next vacation. Pamper yourself at the 10 most luxurious hotels, as chosen by TripAdvisor travelers. 1.   Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong 2.   Mina A’ Salam at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 3.   Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai 4.   Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest
Park Hyatt Los Angeles

Park Hyatt Los Angeles

The leading hotel and travel review website TripAdvisor has ranked the 363-room Park Hyatt Los Angeles as the #1 luxury hotel in Los Angeles, awarding high praise to the property’s rooms, service and location. The hotel also ranked #61 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World, the only Los Angeles hotel on the list

Escape winter with Boca Raton Resort & Club

Spend the cold winter months warming your toes in the sand and sun with Boca Raton Resort & Club in the sunshine state of Florida.  Winter specials are on offer at $249 per night and valid until 30th April 2006.
T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best
Sushi night at W San Diego

Sushi night at W San Diego

Come to the Magnet Bar at  W San Diego and learn the zen of sushi making from Mineko Moreno, co-author of Sushi For Dummies, and learn how sushi and martinis pair up while sipping on saketinis. By the end of the evening you will be able to taste the difference between Junmai-shu and Daigingo-shu sake.
Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Loews Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Voted #1 Upper Upscale Hotel Chain by readers of Business Travel News, Loews Hotels is a collection of unique hotels with distinct personalities. Each is high in quality, fun, and is unpretentious.  For instance, Loews Beverly Hills Hotel in the  high-powered Los Angeles neighbourhood, offers an upscale retreat for business and leisure travelers alike. Built
Oxia... coming to a minibar near you

Oxia... coming to a minibar near you

Here’s something you don’t normally expect to find in your minibar: oxygen. That’s right, oxygen!   These small cannisters are starting to appear in hotel minibars with greater frequency, with the aim of giving weary travellers a natural boost of energy. Keep an eye out for them… they’re already to be found at W Hotel
Diana, A Celebration

Diana, A Celebration

An exhibition named ‘Diana, A Celebration’ will be held at The Dayton Art Institute from 18th February to 11th June 2006. On loan from from the Spencer family’s Althorp Estate, it presents the life and humanitarian work of one of the most remarkable women of the 20th Century. Visitors will be able to share in
New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

New Orleans Jazz Fest details emerge

I mentioned the New Orleans Jazz Fest a few days ago, but the details then were  a little unknown. More information is now emerging and it’s been revealed that Bob Dylan and Blues legend Fats Domino  will be among the line-up. Rock veteran Elvis Costello, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon,  Keith Urban, Yolanda Adams, the Dave
Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

New-York based hotelier Vikram Chatwal is to tie the knot with Indian model Priya Sachdeva today. The celebrations are taking place at ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi and will  last several days. The wedding is being attended by former US President Bill Clinton, Harrison Ford, Naomi Campbell, P. Diddy and Deepak Chopra.  Chatwal