Category: California

How low will you go in San Diego?

How low will you go in San Diego?

In what is no doubt more of a PR exercise than anything, the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego has come up with an interesting concept to lure guests in difficult economic times. Their deluxe accommodation for two people usually costs $219 per night, with breakfast.   If you’re willing to forego breakfast, it’s just […]

The dining room at Hotel Shangri-La is now open

The dining room at Hotel Shangri-La is now open

Hotel Shangri La‘s ocean view restaurant is now open and taking reservations. Concept by Marc Smith of EDISON fame has hired local chef Noah Rosen to create an innovative menu inspired by the famous bi-weekly Santa Monica Farmer’s Market adjacent to the hotel. This is a great location for lunch after the Farmers Market or […]

Luxury travel deal at Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert

Luxury travel deal at Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert

There’s  a limited-time offer from Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California – a lush oasis in the Coachella Valley.   Guests booking before 10th March  2009 get a starting rate of $199/night (which is about 15% off regular rates), plus 25% off all on-property dining, golf, and spa. The resort’s dining and […]

Enjoy introductory rates from Sè San Diego

Enjoy introductory rates from Sè San Diego

San Diego’s premier luxury hotel, Sè San Diego, which opened its doors in late 2008, is now offering introductory rates starting at  $249 a night. The 184 room hotel is a combination of high design,  elaborate accommodations and world-class service. Its 23-storey steel  and glass tower is filled with hundreds of touch points, which aim […]

The Ahwahnee Romance Package

Delight in Four Diamond luxury accommodation and enjoy dinner for two with wine in The Ahwahnee Dining Room and special romantic touches. The Ahwahnee Romance Package is a 2-night package which starts from $954 and includes lodging in their Classic or Cottage rooms, dinner for two in the soaring Ahwahnee Dining Room, sparkling wine and […]

Reconnect with nature

Reconnect with nature

After the hectic holiday season, escape to Asilomar, Monterey Peninsula’s “Refuge by the Sea” to regroup and relax. Asilomar offers 107 acres of tranquil beauty from forests to sand dunes, 313 historic and contemporary guestrooms, a heated pool, beach boardwalk, renowned cuisine and wide range of fun activities for the whole family. Whether you’re coming […]

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

The first luxury hotel in Beverly Hills for more than a decade

  The first new luxury property to have been built In Beverly Hills In more than 16 years opened yesterday.  The opening of Montage Beverly Hills,  Montage Hotels & Resorts’ long-awaited second property (follwing the Montage Laguna Beach which opened five years ago) brings a  201-room luxury hotel to the “golden triangle” of Beverly Hills. […]

2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winnners

AAA has announced the 2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winners. Ten establishments have been added for a total of 103 hotels and 59 restaurants that have achieved Five Diamond status, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants.  For 2009, six hotels were added to the list: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, Beverly […]

Spa-For-A-Cause

The health and wellness professionals at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn are proud to introduce this season’s Spa-For-A-Cause promotion. Schedule any spa experience or service at the award-winning facility  between now and the end  of the year and $10.00 (per treatment) will be donated to one of the following Sonoma Valley philanthropic organizations:   The […]

Holiday in Beverly Hills

Holiday in Beverly Hills

Standing majestically in 12 lush acres of grounds, The Beverly Hills Hotel is the glamorous Pink Palace of Los Angeles legend.   Royalty, world leaders and luminaries have all enjoyed its second-to-none service and graces its glitzy rooms, hideaway bungalows, Polo Lounge bar and restaurant, spa by La Prairie, tennis courts offering lessons with a […]

AIG take luxury retreat at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego,  has been in the news this week because AIG allegedly totted up a bill of almost half a million dollars there, just days after receiving an $85 billion bailout at the expense of US taxpayers.   Understandably, the news isn’t being […]

Sleep-in Sundays at Tenaya Lodge

Autumn in Yosemite and the Sierra National Forest is an experience that will stay with you forever. Surround yourself with spectacular reds and golds of the fall foliage, hike or bike miles of breathtaking trails with the cooler temperatures, or just kick back and enjoy fantastic dining, spa treatments and more at Tenaya Lodge. Take […]

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

The Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers  will next month debut  the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend –  a three-day wine, food, and auction extravaganza to be held on Labor Day Weekend (29th-31st August 2008). This event will combine the best of the Sonoma County Showcase of Wine & Food and the Sonoma […]

The re-opening of L'Auberge Del Mar

The re-opening of L’Auberge Del Mar

Last month, after $25m in renovations,  L’Auberge Del Mar opened in California.   This coastal resort brings with it a new concept in Southern California hospitality, with an elegant look reminiscent of a high-end private estate. The renowned 120-room historic seaside has undergone extensive upgrades and is now home to  Bleu Bar, a pool deck, […]

BBQ By the Sea at Hotel del Coronado

BBQ By the Sea at Hotel del Coronado

Join San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado as they  kick-off summer with a unique West Coast-style barbeque overlooking the Pacific. Chef Brian Sinnott will create a not-to-be-missed menu of non-traditional barbecue fare that highlights Southern California’s fantastic regional products. Local favourite, Green Flash Brewery, will provide a variety of beers to complement the bold flavours. The […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Learn more about private jet membership with Sentient In Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park: Gora Kadan Tucked away in California’s Carmel Valley is Bernadus Lodge Scotland’s finest hotels and restaurants from Luxury Scotland