Category: Florida

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, […]

Starwood Hotels exploring Punta Gorda

Starwood Hotels exploring Punta Gorda

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. may be interested in establishing one of its hotels in Punta Gorda, Florida. City Manager Howard Kunik and Charlotte County Tourism Director Becky Bovell met with Starwood representatives who expressed interest in establishing a hotel on what will become the Harbor Inn Resort & Yacht Club fronting the Peace […]

Setai condos

Setai condos

The Setai Resort announced today that it has started sales of hotel condominium units in its newest tower. This collection of 50 ultra-luxury hotel condo suites has been custom designed and built in the style of the Setai Hotel.   They that come equipped with Duxiana beds, Irish Linens, BOSE surround sound systems, Lavazza espresso […]

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida

The Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove, FL has opened a new Jurlique spa. It covers 4,300 sq. ft. and has seven treatment rooms including a double room, a hydrotub, vichy water massage room and manicure and pedicure stations. The Mayfair has 179 suites with 42″ plasma televisions, LCD TVs in the bathroom, DVD/CD players, terrycloth […]

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai, Miami, Florida

The Setai on Miami’s Collins Avenue is, without doubt, the most exclusive hotel ever to grace South Florida. (You’ve got to be good to be able to  command rates that start at over $1,000 a night, and have entrées on your restaurant menu that cost $72.)   A member of the Asian GHM Hotels, the […]

Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Bayside Luxury Suite, Naples, Florida

Looking for a place to stay when you’re next in Naples, FL?   Well, the only waterfront hotel in downtown Naples – the Bayfront Inn on Fifth (until recently a Comfort Inn) – has dropped its nationwide chain to go solo as a boutique hotel. Part of this transformation sees the addition of the Bayside […]

Grande Lakes Orlando resort

Grande Lakes Orlando resort

CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the nation’s second largest hotel real estate investment trust, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando resort, comprising a 584-room Ritz-Carlton, a 998-room JW Marriott, a 40,000- square-foot spa and an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course.

Mischa Barton visits Miami

Mischa Barton visits Miami

According to the New York Post, Mischa Barton and boyfriend Cisco Adler were reportedly screaming at each other at the Hotel Victor in Miami’s  South Beach  on New Year’s Eve. “There was a lot of slamming doors and stomping around and dropping of F-bombs at their $5,000-a-night pool bungalow at the hotel.” In the end, […]

AAA Five Diamond rating

AAA Five Diamond rating

When you are awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating, you want people to know about it.   But how do you go about standing out from the others who also have the accolade? Well… the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Miami, has decided to place a $3,000  SABBIA diamond necklace under the pillow of one guest […]