Category: Florida

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
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