Category: Florida

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
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