Category: California

Luxury hotel... for your pet

Based in Sacramento, CA this luxury hotel has been designed exclusively for dogs and cats… includes aquaria for cats, and webcams for suites so owners can check up on their loved ones… whatever next?!
La Costa's Holiday Traditions Package

La Costa's Holiday Traditions Package

Save 35% at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA with the Holiday Traditions Package, featuring accommodation, daily breakfast, complimentary half-day Kidtopia registration and more, with rates from just $335 per night (plus taxes and $20 daily resort charge). A great place to enjoy a unique and magical holiday vacation experience!

Get that "Ooh and Ahh" feeling in the heart of Napa

Milliken Creek Inn and Spa, the 12-room Napa Valley hotel on the banks of the Napa River combines luxurious accommodations and a fabulous day of relaxing for a decadent new winter “Ooh and Ahh”  spa package. Stay in a Milliken Room with a king size bed and be pampered with a 75-minute Milliken massage and
Golfers Package at Hotel Santa Barbara, CA

Golfers Package at Hotel Santa Barbara, CA

Check out the Golfers Package at Hotel Santa Barbara!   For a package rate of just $289 (based on double occupancy), you will enjoy a one night stay in a Queen Room and 18 holes of golf at the Glen Annie Golf Club, a championship golf course situated in the rolling foothills of scenic Santa

St Regis San Francisco

St Regis San Francisco by The 7th Art.
Sensation Bars from Omni Hotels

Sensation Bars from Omni Hotels

Local treats ranging from Yoo-hoo to California Golden Pretzels await guests of Omni Hotels on both coasts of the US, as the brand’s  new Sensation Bar expands to the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza and Omni Berkshire Place in New York City, following successful introductions to the Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas near
Top yoga retreats

Top yoga retreats

According to a recent Concierge.com article, the top yoga retreats to be found worldwide  are: Wildflower Hall, Shimla, India Como Shambhala at Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Begawan Giri, Bali, Indonesia Adventure Yoga Retreats (all over the Americas) Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California LifeTime Private  Retreats, Kangaroo Island, Australia Maya Tulum,
Back to School package from San Diego's Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Back to School package from San Diego's Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a luxury hotel located outside San Diego is offering a special ‘Back to School’ hotel package with rates from $279 and sweepstakes valued at $3,500 to kick off the school year. ‘Back to School’ Sweepstakes provides a chance to enter to win a Dell Inspiron Laptop computer with video
The next generation of Concorde?

The next generation of Concorde?

Nevada-based Supersonic Aerospace International has commissioned Lockheed Skunk Works to design a plane that can cover New York to Los Angeles in just two hours. Called the QSST (quiet supersonic travel), this supersonic aircraft could be a successor to Concorde, capable of speeds up to 1200 mph (Mach 1.8), but will hold just 12 passengers.
Emmy swag bag

Emmy swag bag

Tonight sees the 58th Emmy awards and, as per usual these days, the celebrity presenters will be in for a great selection of goodies. Among them will be a 5-day stay at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, plus access to all water sports, 2 nights at the US Grant in San Diego, including
Get ready for The Keating, San Diego CA

Get ready for The Keating, San Diego CA

The Keating, which is expected  to open in San Diego  later this year, will combine the highest level of expressive Italian design with sophisticated and personalized service. The Keating defines a new standard for lifestyle hotels worldwide. As one of San Diego’s oldest buildings, The Keating is centrally located in the heart of the Gaslamp
A new brand on the block: Solage Hotels & Resorts

A new brand on the block: Solage Hotels & Resorts

The luxury hotel operator Auberge Resorts has launched a new hotel brand called Solage Hotels & Resorts. The first hotel to open within the Solage umbrella will be the Solage Calistoga, an 89-room resort expected to open in  California’s Napa Valley  in May 2007. Room rates are expected to range from $275 for a deluxe
AAA Five Diamond Award winners: California

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: California

There are more AAA Five Diamond Award winners in California than any other state in the USA, thanks largely to Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton which combined account for more than half the total. Those achieving Five Diamond status this year are: The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows Château du Sureau – Oakhurst Four Seasons Hotel
Hotel Solamar in San Diego sold to LaSalle Hotel Properties

Hotel Solamar in San Diego sold to LaSalle Hotel Properties

San Diego’s chic Hotel Solamar has been sold for $87 million. The property only opened in the Gaslamp Quarter in April of last year and the deal follows a strong recovery in the San Diego hotel industry since 9/11. The sum paid equates to around $370,000 per room, similar to the amount recently paid by

Improved fitness facilities for Hilton

In a press release issued by Hilton, it’s been announced that all full-service Hilton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites Hotels will have new Precor fitness equipment and facilities installed by the end of 2007. With the exclusive agreement, brand standards have been established for a premium-quality fitness experience, with the first co-branded facilities opening at The
Tennis & Spa Package at California's Carmel Valley Ranch

Tennis & Spa Package at California's Carmel Valley Ranch

One of the country’s top 10 tennis resorts and home to a Pete Dye-designed 6,234-yard golf course, Carmel Valley Ranch offers easy access to the best of the Monterey Peninsula and breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Housed in the 144-suite property’s original ranch house built in the 1900s, Carmel Valley’s Tennis Club features