Category: Florida

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
Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

January seems to a popular for month for ‘best’ lists, and Ebookers is getting in on the PR game.   These are apparently the 10 best-selling beach and city destinations of the Ebookers worldwide sale, which runs until 31st January 2007: Bangkok Sydney New York Johannesburg Dubai Cape Town Barcelona Miami Perth Orlando
L'Escalier Winter 2007 Wine Series

L'Escalier Winter 2007 Wine Series

Head to L’Escalier  at The Breakers Palm Beach, FL  for their Winter 2007 Wine Series. Master Sommelier Virginia Philip and her talented sommelier team have invited celebrated wine makers from around the world to present three extraordinary evenings of food and wine pairings.   A reception with tastings is followed by a four-course dinner artfully
Private jets of the ultra-rich

Private jets of the ultra-rich

The ultra-rich aren’t settling for small private jets these days – they’re opting instead for Boeing 737s or upgrading to Dreamliners or even – would you believe it – Airbus A380s.   The attorney Willie Gary has his own Boeing 737 called Wings of Justice II with, among other features, a $1.2 million sound system
Pampered pets at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Pampered pets at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Yesterday, I made reference to a USA Today article about the changing face of Ritz-Carlton.   According to the Associated Press, one of the changes we’re likely to see is the manner in which they cater for pets. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Florida will give your pet a $130 massage, as well as offer treats
Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I
New Year celebrations at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando

New Year celebrations at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando

Bid a fond farewell to 2006 and rock in 2007 with live performances  at Universal Studios City Walk Orlando from recording legends Cyndi Lauper and Tower of Power.     You’ll get to enjoy all-you-can-eat gourmet food at one of Orlando’s hottest spots for entertainment,  be given  a  midnight Champagne toast as the New Year
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash!

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash!

Get along to Tampa’s Florida Aquarium and see the New Year in with a splash! The ‘Aqua-Eve’ event runs from 9pm until 1am on New Year’s Day and you’ll be treated to delicious food, cool beverages, live entertainment and dazzling fireworks. Downtown chic attire. Tickets now cost $90 for those last minute bookings.
Marquis Hotel & Spa to be managed by RockResorts

Marquis Hotel & Spa to be managed by RockResorts

RockResorts International, LLC, a luxury hotel company based in Colorado, has announced that the 56 room and suite Marquis Hotel & Spa in Miami, Florida has been added to its collection of high-end properties. RockResorts will manage the hotel, scheduled to open in February 2009, under a long-term management contract with its owner Leviev Boymelgreen

Exotic Flights on-demand, ultra-private jet service

A short advertisement for Miami-based Exotic Flights, an on-demand private jet service. The company’s president is Rudy Gonzalez who has experience in managing logistics and security for the likes of Mike Tyson, Christina Aguilera and others.
10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French
Nicky O South Beach

Nicky O South Beach

The Nicky O South Beach which was originally scheduled to open in November 2006, now looks set to grace Miami in the Spring of 2007. According to its website, this 95-unit condo hotel from Nicky Hilton (sister of Paris Hilton) promises “fashion, glamour… and an unparalleled social environment”, but the site so far seems to
journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

journeyPod launches guide for travel trendsetters

Thanks to Inna Shamis from journeyPod who’s just made me aware of their new site aimed at “tastemakers, trendsetters and die-hard travelers” in search of the best places to go. They feature only 4 and 5 star hotels, have a weekly podcast and provide ‘VIP access’ to exclusive offers and tips. Sign up to their