Category: Florida

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. […]

Run, bike or swim to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s 21st Annual Triathlon

Triathletes from all across the country are gearing up for the 21st annual Sandestin Triathlon set for 25th August 2007 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the southeast’s four-season premier destination resort. The main event – a half-mile Gulf of Mexico swim, a 20-mile bike ride along Scenic Highway 30-A, and a four-mile run through […]

Orchidée Impériale treatment at the Guerlain Spa in the new Regent Bal Harbour

Orchidée Impériale treatment at the Guerlain Spa in the new Regent Bal Harbour

Orchids are to be the main ingredient in  a spa treatment  to be featured at the Guerlain Spa in The Regent Bal Harbour, a sophisticated 124-room beachfront resort set to debut this Autumn. The Exceptional Orchidée Impériale Treatment, a lavish two-hour treatment, consists of a deeply relaxing facial incorporating two targeted anti-aging masks on the […]

Gaylord Palms Resort commits to serving locally grown produce

Gaylord Palms Resort commits to serving locally grown produce

Since opening in 2002, the chefs at Orlando’s Gaylord Palms Resort have had a “market inspired” philosophy in menu planning. This year, these culinary professionals have taken the philosophy one step further, by committing to supporting local, organic and sustainable farming in an effort to enhance and grow our local economy. To prepare for this […]

Expedia Insiders' Select

Expedia Insiders’ Select

I wasn’t familiar with Expedia Insiders’ Select, a list of their  best hotels and resorts worldwide  based on the opinions of Expedia users, until receiving a recent email from The Reef Resort in the Cayman Islands, proudly pointing out that they rank as #1 in the Caribbean and #14 in the world.   It’s an […]

World's sexiest beaches

World’s sexiest beaches

Concierge.com, the online home for inspired travel from Conde Nast has  posted its picks for the third annual World’s Sexiest Beaches list.   Beaches are both on and off the beaten path and are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal.   Here’s their top ten: Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Salvador, Bahia, […]

Summer packages from Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Summer packages from Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld

Savour the summer with an escape to sunny Florida and experience the newly renovated Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld, in the heart of Orlando and right across the street from the famous namesake amusement park. The hotel’s vacation packages are the perfect way to save and play at the same time. Enjoy deals for golf, […]

New restaurant at The Tides South Beach in Miami

New restaurant at The Tides South Beach in Miami

One of Miami’s hottest luxury hotels –  The Tides South Beach –  has a new Mediterranean restaurant.  La Marea Restaurant  features the cuisine of Executive Chef Pietro Rota, formerly of the cosy Italian  Il Sole restaurant in West Hollywood. The restaurant’s menu gives particular attention to local produce and seafood.

Marriott's Crystal Shores on Marco Island

Marriott’s Crystal Shores on Marco Island

Marriott Vacation Club International, the vacation ownership division of Marriott International, Inc.,  has announced  the development and sales start of its first resort on Marco Island, Florida. Slated for occupancy in March 2009, Marriott’s Crystal Shores on Marco Island is proposed to include 219 two- and three-bedroom villas. Initial pricing ranges from approximately $20,000 to […]