Category: Florida

The spacious Gansevoort South now open

The spacious Gansevoort South now open

Bringing the pulse of New York to the heart of South Beach, the newly opened  Gansevoort South‘s one-of-a-kind features include a sleek 22,000 square foot rooftop retreat with spectacular ocean views. a 110 foot long pool and a bar and lounge – arguably the largest rooftop playground in the country. Guestrooms average over 700 square
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,
The "newest" hotel in downtown Miami

The "newest" hotel in downtown Miami

The remodelled Hyatt Regency Miami now boasts signature Grand Hyatt beds, ergonomic work stations, flat-screen televisions, and more. The new lobby will soothe the most discerning traveller with the glow of candles, and the relaxing sound of a new water fountain.   All this forms part of $20 million worth of upgrades to celebrate the
Spring savings at Hawks Cay in the Florida Keys

Spring savings at Hawks Cay in the Florida Keys

Spring is in full bloom and great spring deals are blooming all over. Hawks Cay on Duck Key in the Florida Keys is offering special rates through the peak of the season. Special savings are featured with up to 40% on newly redesigned resort rooms and up to 20% on two-bedroom villas during April and

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the US, according to Tripadvisor

Signature at MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada Sofitel New York – New York City, New York Omni San Francisco Hotel – San Francisco, California Affinia Dumont – New York City, New York The Orchard Hotel – San Francisco, California Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea – Wailea, Hawaii The Villas at Grand Cypress –
Still more to come in Dubai

Still more to come in Dubai

Just when you thought Dubai already had it all, news has broken that it’s about to get four new theme parks. SeaWorld, Aquatica, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove are all to be developed there, following an agreement between Orlando-based Busch Entertainment Corporation and Dubai property developer Nakheel. Preliminary work is underway and the anticipated opening

Barrier Island's Hyatt Siesta Key Beach resort

The former Sea Castle motel has been demolished to make way for Hyatt Siesta Key Beach resort,  taking up 300 feet of the beautiful  Crescent Beach. The resort will offer 44 furnished residences, 1,600-2,600 square feet, with privileges at an adjoining beach club, and the units  are anticipated to  cost from $200,000 to $750,000. Hotel-like
Top 10 beachside destinations

Top 10 beachside destinations

Vacations are always more fun when there’s a coastline in view, or at least so say Tripadvisor.   They’ve come up with a list outlining their top 10 favourite beachside destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Honolulu, Hawaii   Cancun, Mexico Surfer’s Paradise, Australia Negril, Jamaica Miami, Florida Viti Levu, Fiji Boracay, Philippines Tenerife, Canary Islands
Win a 4-night vacation from The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Win a 4-night vacation from The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

What’s more fun than winning a luxury vacation? A luxury vacation you create.   Discover Greater Fort Lauderdale’s mix of upscale hotels, trendy restaurants and indulgent, distinctive leisure pursuits by entering the “Dream It! Design It! Win It!” vacation sweepstakes. The grand-prize winner will receive airfare for two, four-night luxury hotel accommodations and three activities
Evian Experience from Hotel Victor at Miami Beach

Evian Experience from Hotel Victor at Miami Beach

At $5,000 a pop and available exclusively in the $6,000 per night penthouse suite of the hip Miami Beach hotspot Hotel Victor, the Evian Experience is the world’s most expensive bath, promoted here by tennis star Serena Williams. Complete with two hours of customizable spa services and a luxurious food and beverage component, the experience
Bal Harbour Village's first luxury property in nearly half a century

Bal Harbour Village's first luxury property in nearly half a century

The Regent Bal Harbour is the first luxury property to open in Bal Harbour Village in nearly half a century. Located just north of Miami Beach, and 15 minutes from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Airports, Bal Harbour Village has been an enclave for the affluent since the 1940s. Property highlights include the first Guerlain spa
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