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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 – […]

Ballet San Jose heads for China

Ballet San Jose  has announced a five-week, eight-city tour to China scheduled for May and June 2008. The tour, named Goodwill Tour From Silicon Valley, will include performances at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai and the Poly Theatre in Beijing. Programs will include fully staged productions of The Firebird and Carmina Burana, plus additional ballets […]

Hotel happenings in San Jose

Hotel happenings in San Jose

The Doubletree Hotel San Jose recently completed a $200,000 remodel of their front desk and lobby areas. In addition to making the lobby more user streamlined and user friendly, the lobby now includes two airport flight status screens and an airport check-in kiosk. Meanwhile, Tova Day Spa, at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, […]

Clock Bar, San Francisco

Clock Bar, San Francisco

This summer will mark the launch of celebrated chef Michael Mina‘s first-ever cocktail lounge, Clock Bar, in the lobby of San Francisco’s historic Westin St. Francis. Creating a perfect harmony of bold flavours, sophisticated textures and artful presentation, Union Square will again have a stylish, welcoming rendezvous spot, presented in a cocktail venue that combines […]

Now open: The London West Hollywood

Now open: The London West Hollywood

Be one of the first to discover The London West Hollywood and uncover a true transformation. After a $52 million makeover, their spacious open floor plan suites are perfectly attuned for business and pleasure. For an introductory rate that won’t last long, you can make your reservation with rates starting from $249 per night.

Special rate code for Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Special rate code for Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Experience Spring’s beauty in every direction. From thundering waterfalls to towering pines,  there are great new rates from Tenaya Lodge which  will make your visit even more rewarding. Rates start at $139 per night – simply reference promo code TLESPRING when making your reservation.

Theatre Night Package from Hilton

Theatre Night Package from Hilton

Guests visiting Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas can purchase a theatre package and see performances of popular plays such as Wicked, Jersey Boys, The Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular and Mamma Mia! The Hilton Theatre Night Package includes best-available seats and guests can choose from a variety of Hilton Family hotels.

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Aircell has obtained FAA approval for air-to-ground mobile broadband on US domestic flights, bringing us much closer to in-flight internet.   Approval is only for Boeing 767-200 aircraft at this stage, so you can expect to see developments with Virgin America and American Airlines fleets later this year.   Routes between Los Angeles, San Francisco, […]

Recipe of the week: Spring Vegetable Ragout with Herbs

Recipe of the week: Spring Vegetable Ragout with Herbs

Ingredients: • 1 cup twice peeled fava beans, about 1 pound favas in the pod • 6 spring onions, the white bulbing type • 1/4 pound morel mushrooms • 3/4 cup shelled peas • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock • 5 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil • 1 Tbs. each chopped chervil, parsley and chives […]

T+L Design Awards 2008

Philanthropist Agnes Gund, Nike designer John Hoke, accessory designer of the year Richard Lambertson, Neue Galerie New York director Renée Price, fashion designer Yeohlee Teng , and architects Hani Rashid and David Rockwell (phew!) have joined forces to select the winners of the T+L Design Awards 2008.   Awards span 15 categories and include The […]

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100.   Flights […]

Wildflower package from La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort & Day Spa

Wildflower package from La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort & Day Spa

Until 4th April 2008, the four-diamond  La Casa del Zorro Desert Resort & Day Spa, which is situated about 90 miles east of San Diego,  is offering a  wildflower package. You’ll be given a field guide on desert wildflowers and  a hiking book on Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and be accommodated in a deluxe poolside […]