Category: Florida

Nicky Hilton following in her father's footsteps?

Nicky Hilton following in her father’s footsteps?

Not wishing to have sister Paris steal all the limelight, Nicky Hilton has supposedly expressed an interest in going into the hotel industry with her own line of boutique hotels.    Her manager Paul Fisher recently told the  NY Daily News that she is exploring possible locations in Miami, Chicago and San Francisco.

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine is South Florida’s most complete chronicle of the good life. It caters to a high-end readership in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami. Stories of local importance and national relevance – from people to places, food to fashion – keep  its devoted readers abreast of what’s new. The magazine is available […]

Top 10 All-American Resorts

Top 10 All-American Resorts

In a bid to get US citizens to explore places closer to home, Matthew Collins of  Luxist has devised a list of the top 10 resorts in the USA.   There is a nice mix of resorts in his list, from a range of states. Of course, some in the list come as no surprise […]

Top 10 seafood markets

Top 10 seafood markets

CNN is running a feature in their travel section on the top 10 seafood markets.   I find it hard to believe that they should all be in the United States, so perhaps this would be better named ‘the top 10 US seafood markets’.   Many of these markets take orders online nowadays so I’ve […]

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

You would think that all the possible ‘top 10’ lists out there have been exhausted by now.   But no, MSN have managed to come up with a new one… the top 10 hotel bars in the US. We’re told that the pool is the new “hot spot” at US hotels. Whether you’re looking for […]

Shop 'til you drop with The Leading Hotels of the World and Bloomingdale's

Shop ’til you drop with The Leading Hotels of the World and Bloomingdale’s

Select members of The Leading Hotels of the World in New York and Florida have teamed up to make it easier for avid shoppers to indulge in their favorite pastime. Included in the offer are VIP welcome amenities, Bloomingdale’s gift cards and discount vouchers, free delivery of store purchases to the hotels, the services of […]

The Tides' Million Dollar Buyout

The Tides’ Million Dollar Buyout

This one is only for the ultra-wealthy out there. Rent the whole of Tides South Beach for $1.2 million as part of their Million Dollar Buyout package. This whopping price tag buys you “up to three days of all-inclusive luxury at Miami’s most stylish venue”.   I like how they say “up to” as it […]

Beachside Key West

Beachside Key West

Live on the water in paradise in Key West’s newest and most luxurious waterfront residences. Beachside Key West combines the finest in residential living with all the luxury and service of a five star resort. Features include a fine dining restaurant by world-renowned chef, Norman Van Aken, a tavern style restaurant and lounge located adjacent […]

Earn triple Starpoints at Florida Sheraton!

With its prime oceanfront setting on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Sheraton Yankee Trader Hotel boasts the area’s best location. It is just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale’s downtown, offering dining, entertainment, museums, and performing arts venues. Shopping is convenient and varied, from the trendy Las Olas Boulevard, to the Galleria Mall, and a mixture of […]

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Rum Cay Resort Marina in the Bahamas

Most Bahamian islands give you a beautiful beach… at Rum Cay, they’ll give you that and so much more. The planned 900-acre resort marina on the island will include a luxury hotel, spa, restaurants, shops and real estate, and is scheduled to open early next year. The island is situated 360 miles east of Miami, […]

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida […]

Sofitel sells 6 hotels

Sofitel sells 6 hotels

A portfolio of six Sofitel hotels has been sold for $370 million. Accor sold the six hotels to a joint venture comprised of GEM Realty Capital and Whitehall Street Global Real Estate Limited Partnership 2005, but will maintain a 25% stake. The hotels included in the deal are located in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San […]

South Beach Food and Wine Festival 2006

South Beach Food and Wine Festival 2006

The prelude to the 5th annual South Beach Food and Wine Festival is today, with the main event continuing tomorrow and through the weekend. Presented by Food & Wine magazine, the festival invites the world to attend South Florida’s premier culinary extravaganza. Meet some of the greatest chefs in the world, not to mention  winemakers, […]

Escape winter with Boca Raton Resort & Club

Spend the cold winter months warming your toes in the sand and sun with Boca Raton Resort & Club in the sunshine state of Florida.  Winter specials are on offer at $249 per night and valid until 30th April 2006.

Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Blue Rose Resort, Orlando

Construction should  later this year  on The Blue Rose Resort, Orlando’s tallest luxury hotel. This 39-story development will feature 1,300  rooms and condos, five restaurants, 75,000 square feet of meeting space and a 1,000-seater performing-arts theatre featuring  Broadway shows. It will be at the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Carrier Drive, and is expected to […]

Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida

Acqualina, Sunny Isles, Florida

Soaring over the Atlantic Ocean on South Florida’s fabled coastline, Rosewood Resorts’ Acqualina is an oceanfront masterpiece and is  expected to open  next month (February 2006) after the originally intended November 2005 deadline failed to materialise.  This luxury boutique  resort occupies 400 feet of pristine beach  at Sunny Isles and includes a  two-storey oceanfront spa, […]