Category: Florida

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
Gaylord Hotels is the latest to go smoke-free

Gaylord Hotels is the latest to go smoke-free

With immediate effect from today, all Gaylord Hotels are smoke-free.   This includes the brand’s existing properties – Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, FL, and Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine near Dallas – as well as Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Prince George’s County, MD which is slated to open
Fort Lauderdale's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

Fort Lauderdale's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hits the headlines

One hotel that’s really grabbing the headlines right now is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and, in particular, Room 607. It’s there that Anna Nicole Smith tragically died last Thursday, aged just 39. The hotel has gained notoriety because of the recent events and will join the likes

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels

Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa - Miami Beach North

A 6-minute commercial for the Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa – Miami Beach North which directly overlooks the Atlantic. I can’t help but think that a bit more enthusiasm in the voiceover would have worked wonders!

The new Legends Ballroom at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami

Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott resort, rings in 2007 with the debut of the 60,000-square-foot Legends Ballroom. The new $25 million facility features a 24,000-square-foot ballroom with 22-foot ceilings and 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor pre-function space. Accommodating up to 2,000 attendees, the Legends Ballroom is the ideal location for corporate
Cuisines of Asia... in Palm Beach, FL

Cuisines of Asia... in Palm Beach, FL

Back by popular demand, the Echo restaurant at The Breakers Palm Beach is running a Cuisines of Asia Demo and Dinner Series.   All the elements of a perfect dining experience will be there. Enjoy a series of interactive evenings with their most popular dishes prepared before your eyes.  Each Demo & Dinner commences at

Spa Lifestyle Rooms from Mandarin Oriental

With the healthy guest in mind, Mandarin Oriental Miami  is offering its new ‘Spa Lifestyle Rooms’, complete with air purification system and in-room fitness programme. The rooms on the 6th floor of the hotel are certified allergy-friendly and come with a personal lifestyle consultant and spa cuisine offerings. A wellness dumbbell rack and wellness ball

Top cruises in 2007

Two great deals from Voyana  spotted in a recent article from The Daily Telegraph: Celebrity‘s Consellation sails from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton via Ireland on 13th April April  2007 for 12 nights, from £439 cruise only. Costa‘s Costa Magica sails from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen on 1th May  2007 for 16 nights, from £749 cruise