Category: Connecticut

The Mayflower Grace opens in Washington, Connecticut

The Mayflower Grace opens in Washington, Connecticut

This month, Grace Hotels formally takes over the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut following an extensive refurbishment. The property, now named the Mayflower Grace is also introducing an impressive new dining restaurant – ‘Muse’ by highly acclaimed Grand Chef Relais & Château Jonathan Cartwright. Muse specialises in international food and wine, drawing on […]

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

Gaming in New York State is limited to slot machines but if you’re feeling lucky and want to hit the jackpot or roulette tables, there are plenty of casinos to choose from close to the Big Apple. Atlantic City is probably the first thing that comes to mind but did you know there are some […]

More expansion at Foxwoods, Connecticut

The MGM Grand at Foxwoods will open next month. This new hotel will have 825 rooms, meeting space, a theatre, spa casino and restaurants by celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio and Michael Schlow. Shops from Dunhill,  Bally and Apple, among others, will also form part of the resort. Meanwhile, the Foxwoods Resort has grown significantly since […]

The luxury category in the Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

The luxury category in the Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

In addition to the Crystal Award winners at the 2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards, there’s a multitude of addtional winners sorted by both country and category. Among the categories, one of particular interest to this blog is the luxury category.    Perhaps it is due to Spa Finder’s readership, but all the winners are […]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels […]

Great places to snack at a seafood shack

There were some interesting choices in today’s USA Today article on great seafood shacks. Those with websites that made the editorial are: Costello’s Clam Shack, Noank, Connecticut Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Brown’s Seabrook Lobster Pound, Seabrook, New Hampshire Five Islands Lobster Co., Georgetown, Maine

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Connecticut

The latest  AAA inspection identified only one Five Diamond Award winner in the whole of Connecticut: The Mayflower Inn – Washington

The Best of New England 2006

The Best of New England 2006

Boston Magazine has published 137 winners in its first ever New England Travel & Life Best of New England awards. Among the many  winners are Rhode Island’s  Hotel Providence (Best City Hotel, other than Boston), the Cranwell Resort and Spa (Best Resort in Massachusetts)  and The Wauwinet, Nantucket (Best Hotel for Privacy).

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

New website for Premier Limousine, Inc.

Connecticut’s own Premier Limousine, Inc. – winner of five ‘Best Limousine Company’ awards from the Hartford Advocate – has recently completed a full website upgrade harnessing the Internet’s global reach technology to provide each client with unmatched service. The website is equipped with Live Chat, and an online reservation tool. Premier Limousine’s network reaches 450 […]

Tanner & Haley Destination Clubs

Tanner & Haley Destination Clubs

Founded in 1998 as Private Retreats, Connecticut-based  Tanner & Haley Destination Clubs grew out of the vision of its founder, Rob McGrath, the 2003 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, to create a club of clubs which would address the shortcomings of luxury resort real estate ownership and the inefficiencies of the high-end travel […]

Mayflower Inn welcomes new spa

Mayflower Inn welcomes new spa

The Mayflower Inn in Washington, CT – the only AAA 5-diamond hotel in Connecticut – is adding a new spa in March 2006. The Mayflower Spa will have the ultimate in treatment and exercise rooms. Facilities also include a whirlpool and a glowing marble hammam – that’s a Turkish bath experience to you and me.