Category: Florida

A new era of style for Miami's South Beach

A new era of style for Miami’s South Beach

In 2004, Hotel Gansevoort ushered in a new era of style and sophistication to New York’s once gritty Meatpacking District. Now we’re bringing the pulse of our premier property to the heart of Miami’s South Beach. Set to open this winter, this modern oceanfront resort introduces innovative style to most sought-after stretch of South Beach. […]

The newly restored Tides South Beach

The newly restored Tides South Beach

The recently re-launched Tides South Beach hotel now offers a sophisticated new look that is certain to redefine luxury travellers’ expectations of South Beach. Restored to an unprecedented level of glamour by acclaimed interior designer Kelly Wearstler, the 1936 historic icon reclaims its legacy as the “Diva of Ocean Drive” with a comprehensive redesign that […]

$30 million transformation of The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

$30 million transformation of The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

The Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa has come a long way since its original days as a small waterfront motel catering to the upscale yachting crowd. Fifty years later, this Fort Lauderdale landmark complete with a 127-slip mega-yacht marina, is a stunning 22-acre vacation paradise fresh from a $30 million transformation and belongs […]

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 […]

Spa V Happy Hour

Spa V Happy Hour

Starting today, Hotel Victor in Miami will be hosting a Spa Happy Hour event every Wednesday at the Spa V Lounge from 5pm to 9pm.   During this time, guests can rejuvenate and recharge their batteries by indulging in petit spa treatments while sipping Champagne and tasting delicious food from Vix Restaurant. Here’s the Spa […]

Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Forida Keys

I’ve mentioned underwater hotels on A Luxury Travel Blog before, but I think – until now – Jules Undersea Lodge has escaped the radar. It’s an underwater research base which has opened itself to the public. Featured in ‘Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous’, a stay here will set you back $475 per person per […]

Family package at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Family package at Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

It’s a great time for families in sunny Florida! Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld is offering a fabulous Family Time Holiday Vacation Package from now through until New Year’s Eve, with prices starting from $287 per night, which includes two rooms (a king bedded room connected to a room with two queen beds). Breakfast for […]

Find some winter sun with these wallet-friendly luxury beach vacations

Find some winter sun with these wallet-friendly luxury beach vacations

In an article published today, Forbes gives the nod to South Africa, Mexico and a number of other destinations, saying they offer affordable opportunities to get some winter sun.   In true Forbes online style, they provide us with a list: Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico One-bedroom suites start at $265 […]

Free golf for guests of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Free golf for guests of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Autumn  and Winter are two of the best times of year for golf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and this year Sandestin is doing even more to make the fun affordable for guests. Stay at the resort between 16th November 2007 and 2nd February 2008 will receive one free round of golf at Baytowne […]

Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando partners with Give Kids The World

Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando partners with Give Kids The World

Gaylord Palms Resort, the “headquarters hotel” for the Christmas season in Orlando, has announced a new holiday partnership with Give Kids The World, an organization that provides cost-free vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at their whimsical Kissimmee resort. As part of the partnership, Gaylord will provide a donation to the organization […]

Fairfield Inn Orlando's family suites for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Fairfield Inn Orlando’s family suites for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Discover the flavours of the world until 11th November 2007 at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Vanity Fair Premium Napkins. Pair the culinary celebration of Epcot’s 25th Anniversary with accommodation at the family friendly Fairfield Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel. As the first theme park to bring diverse international cuisine […]

New Aveda salon at Courtyard Sandestin Hotel

New Aveda salon at Courtyard Sandestin Hotel

With the opening of the new  Aveda concept salon and spa, Fusion Spa Salon, the Courtyard Sandestin Hotel is welcoming visitors to turn a trip to Fusion into a spa weekend getaway with luxurious rooms and suites. The new salon  offers a complete menu of services, treatments and products incorporating the Aveda lifestyle, approach, and […]

A Donald Trump home for sale

A Donald Trump home for sale

An oceanfront property that Donald Trump bought for $41.25 million in 2004 is up for sale with Sotheby’s International Realty for a handsome $125 million – the highest ever for a single family home in the US. Situated in Palm Beach, FL the 7-acre residence enjoys 474 feet of ocean frontage and was extensively renovated […]

Think Pink with Kor

Think Pink with Kor

For the second consecutive year, this October Kor Hotel Group is  recognising National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its “Think Pink” campaign.  Book a “Think Pink” package and  10% will be contributed to the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. 20% of the sale of  Pink Martini  cocktails at La Marea at The Tides South Beach will also […]

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Top 10 Small Luxury Hotels in the World

Terry Knealing has dropped me a note to draw my attention to his top 10 choices for small luxury hotels worldwide over at LifeOnTop.com.   For the purposes of his list, small hotels are defined  as ones that  have less than 125 guest rooms and suites (so not necessarily all that small!) Here goes: Oberoi […]

Swim With the Dolphins Package from Discovery Cove & Marriott's Residence Inn Seaworld/International Center

Swim With the Dolphins Package from Discovery Cove & Marriott’s Residence Inn Seaworld/International Center

Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld/International Center is offering an exclusive partner package with Discovery Cove, the famous marine theme park where guests can swim with dolphins and experience the underwater world. The package   includes two night’s accommodations in a studio or one-bedroom suite,  plus daily hot breakfast, and two  adult admission tickets to Discovery Cove. […]