Category: California

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

Paso Robles first luxury boutique hotel

La Bellasera Hotel & Suites opened its doors last month, making it the first luxury boutique hotel in Paso Robles, California. Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast wine region, La Bellasera is a full service experience, offering  60 luxury suites, restaurant, spa, and meeting facility. The hotel’s Enoteca Restaurant & Bar features “globally […]

Expedia Insiders' Select

Expedia Insiders’ Select

I wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their  best hotels and resorts worldwide  based on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world.   It’s an […]

Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

Golf & Spa package from The Lodge at Sonoma

The Lodge at Sonoma, Northern California resort has partnered with Stone Tree Golf, Marin County’s 18-hole championship golf course,  to offer  guests the opportunity to play and relax with the new “Golf & Spa” package. Individuals and couples alike are welcomed to the tranquil 182-room Sonoma resort to rejuvenate in a plush deluxe Lodge guestroom, […]

Napa Valley's newest luxury hotel

Napa Valley’s newest luxury hotel

Solage Calistoga opens today in California’s beautiful wine country. This rustic Napa Valley resort has 89 guest rooms and a 20,000 sq ft spa called Spa Solage.   Many rooms include nice extras such as telescopes for star-gazing.   Visit before the end of the month and you can take advantage of their introductory rate […]

Great Summer Vacation Packages at KSL Resorts

Make this summer one for the memory books with great summer vacation packages at KSL Resorts: Hotel del Coronado – Coronado, California Relax and renew at San Diego’s hottest new spa, just steps from the “best family beach in America” (Travel Channel). Click here for offers La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, California Legendary […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Where are The Most Famous Hotels in the World? Private jet charter from Revolution Air Florida Keys’ new  Marlin Bay Yacht Club Soon to re-open: Malibu Beach Inn

So Pride and So Privileged at Sofitel LA

So Pride and So Privileged at Sofitel LA

Sofitel LA embraces a rainbow of guests with three  So Pride  package options for Los Angeles Pride 2007. The premium offerings coincide with the annual commemoration of a gay liberation movement started in New York in June 1969. The festival and parade celebrate love, equality and pride. From 8th to 10th June, Sofitel LA hosts […]

Tanavista, Mammoth Lakes, California

Tanavista, Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Crossing Development and S&P Destination Properties, a Vancouver-based resort and luxury real estate company, is introducing Tanavista – a new quarter ownership resort development designed for second homeowners interested in affordably priced real estate in the Mammoth resort community.   Prices will start at just under $200,000. Tanavista’s 45 residences will be ideally situated […]

Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival

The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival is held at Lake Skinner every year on the first weekend of June. There is an admission fee to the festival which includes the entertainment.

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Tanya Schliff is  founder of DirectoryofHotels.com, a unique hotel guide focusing on global travel.    She started the site  because  she found that,  when researching  her own travels, there were very few resources that gave  her direct access to the hotel for questions and reservations.  She favours independent travel rather than using booking agents or […]

Spa Luce at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, LA

Los Angeles’  Renaissance Hollywood Hotel has broken ground on construction for its new Spa Luce. The world-class spa is part of the hotel’s $29 million grand renovation, which includes  a chic new bar and lounge, and a complete refurbishment of all guest rooms, the outside pool, and lobby. The name Spa Luce originates from the […]

Canvas Cabins - the ultimate outdoor experience

Canvas Cabins – the ultimate outdoor experience

If you love being in the woods but pitching a tent is not for you, consider an upscale, unique camping experience in our custom-built canvas cabins located on a secluded plateau overlooking Lake Neva. Lakedale Resort has two types of canvas cabin options available, standard and deluxe. Find out which option will best suit your […]

Stingaree, San Diego

Stingaree, San Diego

Stingaree, San Diego’s sizzling restaurant and nightclub in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, is recognized this month in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s annual “Hot List” issue as one of the 25 hottest new nightclubs in the country. Located in a historic warehouse in the once taboo Red Light district, Stingaree is a state-of-the-art restaurant, […]

Early summer offer from Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

Early summer offer from Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

Summer’s nearly here, and for a limited time, Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA is offering cool rates on its hottest season, beginning at $249 per night for Lanai guestroom, subject to availability, if booked by 15th May 2007 (and your trip must be completed by 15th June 2007). The resort features […]

Are you overlooking certain US cities?

Travellers who prefer hidden gems to over-hyped hotspots should apparently start packing their bags for Baltimore, Louisville, and Sacramento. These are three of the most underrated US cities according to Shermans Travel. Their top 10 are: Baltimore – Boasts a revitalized Inner Harbor area, plus the backdrops for such John Waters film classics as Hairspray, […]

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Sofitel Earth Day organic menus

Inspired by Earth Day, Sofitel is extending a special organic menu in each of  its North American properties throughout the month of April.  The Accor hotels brand is donating 10%  of the proceeds from the select food  and beverage offerings to the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Second Harvest. Enjoy anything from ‘Seared wild salmon, […]