Category: California

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
Del Mar Racetrack and Ivy Hotel promotion

Del Mar Racetrack and Ivy Hotel promotion

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, one of San Diego’s most celebrated attractions has partnered with the city’s hippest new hotel and nightlife offering The Ivy Hotel for a special summer hotel package.   Priced from $999 on weekdays and $1049 on weekends, The Summer Trifecta package includes a one-night stay in a superior guestroom with

KSL Resorts presents Beach Village at The Del‏

The exclusive enclave of 78 beachfront cottages and villas at Beach Village at The Del‏ offers the ultimate in seaside luxury and an unrivalled setting. Revel in spectacular sunsets from your own private terrace, where all that separates you from the surf is the sand of award-winning Coronado Beach. And just beyond – all the
Suite of the week: VIP Suite at Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Suite of the week: VIP Suite at Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

Suite name: The Presidential Suite Hotel: Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco Size of accommodation:  525 sq ft Cost per night: $979 Who’s stayed there? Muhammad Ali, Clint Eastwood, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and several other sports celebrities. What makes it special? Spacious suite for lavish entertainment including wet bar, iHome stereo system, enhanced work
Silicon Valley's Domain Hotel - ideal for the business traveller

Silicon Valley's Domain Hotel - ideal for the business traveller

A former Radisson hotel has been added to the Joie de Vivre Hospitality chain.   Silicon Valley’s Domain Hotel is great for business travellers since it occupies a prime Sunnyvale location close to most Silicon Valley corporate headquarters.   Following its transformation, the hotel now has 124 rooms and 12 suites, with two themes –