Category: Florida

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Where are The Most Famous Hotels in the World? Private jet charter from Revolution Air Florida Keys’ new  Marlin Bay Yacht Club Soon to re-open: Malibu Beach Inn

Changes afoot in Fort Lauderdale

Changes afoot in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as a destination for drunken college parties is changing rapidly with an influx of superior hotel accommodation. Three new hotels have replaced a sea-front previously cluttered with cheap motels. There’s The Atlantic, the  Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and  a  St Regis Resort, as well as W Hotel and a Donald Trump […]

Largest Marriott in the world just gets bigger

Largest Marriott in the world just gets bigger

The largest Marriott on Earth, the 2,000-room Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center will unveil the largest pillar-free resort ballroom in the country. With this latest phase of an extensive transformation, this premier meeting destination and Orlando conference centre resort will provide planners with more than 400,000 sq. ft. of flexible space almost […]

Harbor Beach Marriott's Summer Spa Getaway package

Harbor Beach Marriott’s Summer Spa Getaway package

Relax and rejuvenate at a sumptuous Florida beach resort spa with Harbor Beach Marriott‘s Summer Spa Getaway package. The package includes deluxe guest room, two VIP spa passes and 20% off all spa services, starting  from $149 per night. Spa services include body scrubs, body wraps, facial treatments, fitness counselling, private spa pool, manicures/pedicures, massages, […]

Swim with the Dolphins Experience, courtesy of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Swim with the Dolphins Experience, courtesy of the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort

Discover a once in a lifetime adventure with the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort‘s “Swim with the Dolphins Experience,” an exhilarating Florida resort package. This unforgettable package encompasses one-night deluxe accommodations at the Orlando resort complete with a complimentary upgrade to a pool-view room, buffet breakfast in Solaris Restaurant and one-day all-inclusive admission to Discovery […]

Are you overlooking certain US cities?

Travellers who prefer hidden gems to over-hyped hotspots should apparently start packing their bags for Baltimore, Louisville, and Sacramento. These are three of the most underrated US cities according to Shermans Travel. Their top 10 are: Baltimore – Boasts a revitalized Inner Harbor area, plus the backdrops for such John Waters film classics as Hairspray, […]

5 new beachfront resort properties in Panama City, Florida

5 new beachfront resort properties in Panama City, Florida

Waterstone Resorts has just introduced the new Ocean Ritz property, which joins Calypso Resort and Towers, Twin Palms, Emerald Isle, and Ocean Villa, bringing five new beachfront resort luxury properties to Panama City, Florida. In conjunction with the new opening, Waterstone Resorts is currently offering a Family Spring Break Vacation rate with gulf front condominiums […]

The newest member of the Starwood Luxury Collection?

The newest member of the Starwood Luxury Collection?

The Resort at Singer Island, a dramatic and modern take on Palm Beach luxury, made its grand debut last week, welcoming guests to one of the most expansive oceanfront destinations on the Eastern seaboard. The 21-story, $210-million all-suite resort is the newest member of The Luxury Collection brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. […]

The art of Vietnamese cooking

The art of Vietnamese cooking

Join Echo Palm Beach for their final interactive evening of the season – ‘the art of Vietnamese cooking’ – where their most popular dishes will be prepared before your eyes. A demo and dinner starts at 6.30pm on 11th April 2007 in the Far East Room. The four-course dinner includes a half-price specialty drink to […]

Hilton's biggest ever project in Florida

Hilton’s biggest ever project in Florida

Construction of the third Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort in Orlando is now officially underway following an official groundbreaking ceremony.   This will be Hilton’s largest and most luxurious timeshare resort in Florida with a planned opening scheduled for January 2009. A total of 1,200 units is anticipated over a spectacular 52-acre setting featuring dramatic […]

The Setai Club

The Setai Club: an exciting and visionary new way to own and enjoy the unparalleled luxury, services and amenities of the world-renewowned Setai Hotel, South Beach, Miami.

Mancation (masculine pampering) with Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando

Mancation (masculine pampering) with Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando

Ginn Resorts  has put together the ultimate boys weekend. The stay at the Ginn Reunion Resort in Orlando puts the fellas up in a spacious, multi-bedroom luxury vacation home, complete with full kitchen, flat screen TV, DVD player and private swimming pool. Meals are customized by the executive chef and one night the meal will […]

Four Seasons and Disney in partnership for new luxury resort

Four Seasons and Disney in partnership for new luxury resort

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts  are to  build a luxury hotel and 18-hole championship golf course along the northeast border of Walt Disney World Resort  in Florida. It’s early days and the opening of the new hotel is not expected until 2010. Meg Crofton, President of Walt Disney World Resort said: These projects are first-of-a-kind […]

No-go for Nicky O

No-go for Nicky O

The Nicky O Hotel project which I recently reported was experiencing problems has officially been dumped by the Chicago development group, Robert Falor Investments. The property that was to become the Nicky O Chicago will remain the Hotel Blake for the foreseeable future. The Nicky O Miami has been similarly abandoned.   Seems like running […]

What's happening with Nicky O?

What’s happening with Nicky O?

According to E Online! Nicky Hilton’s much-documented foray into the hotel world is not going smoothly. Those funding the venture are apparently suing her for breach of contract, alleging that she has failed to promote the hotel and complete interior design projects. The Nicky O boutique hotels in Chicago and Miami have experienced repeated delays […]

Miami International Boat Show 2007

Miami International Boat Show 2007

Miami will become the capital of boat lovers in the USA from the 15th to 19th February 2007. In  the Miami International Boat Show,  it is possible to buy boats, the latest in equipment or just visit the most incredible yachts in the country. Premier tickets for the event cost $28 and can be bought […]