Category: Florida

New rooms and pools at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

New rooms and pools at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

NaplThe Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida is nearing completion of two large enhancement projects. The beachfront resort is has undergone a multi-million dollar remodelling of all 319 guest rooms and suites, and is moving and greatly enhancing its pool area. Both projects are slated for completion by November 2009, according to

Hotel Indigo grows in USA

Hotel Indigo has  announced the opening of Hotel Indigo St. Louis Central West End following a $10 million renovation by Roberts Hotels Group of the historic Bel Air West Motel, which first opened in 1958 as the city’s first motel. The Central West End property is the first of three Hotel Indigo properties planned for

Smarter Wi-Fi at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami

It’s probably fair to say that good quality internet access is nowadays widely considered as an absolute necessity rather than just a luxury. And so it’s interesting to  learn that  Trump International has chosen Ruckus Wireless  to supply advanced Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for the four-star Trump International Beach Resort, a contemporary oceanfront resort
Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Lavish new spa for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach recently unveiled its new $100 million plus transformation, with the addition of a lavish 19-treatment room Eau Spa. The renovations also included redesign of all 310 guest rooms and suites, including the two-bedroom Presidential Suite, as well as the restaurants and pool areas.     The all-new Eau Spa offers a

Become a rock star at The Setai, Miami

The Setai is offering aspiring musicians the opportunity to turn their Grammy dreams into reality by rocking out in the same studio used by Beyonce, Jay Z, Timbaland and Mary J. Blige to record their own music under the professional instruction of Studio Director, Matt Knobel, at the recently opened Recording Studio at The Setai.

The Setai Great American Winter Sale

The Setai, an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach, is set amid tropical gardens and sparkling pools overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its 85 Studio Suites and 45 Suites were designed and equipped with thoughtful intention, to bear testament to the promise of making every stay an impeccable experience. Now you too

Expansion of the Viceroy brand

The first of three new-build Viceroys – Viceroy Miami –  launched last week. An ideal haven for both business and leisure travelers, the 50-story residential-hotel offers enchanting interiors by Kelly Wearstler.  A limited-time “Viceroy Miami Debut” promotion offers a third night on a complimentary basis. Viceroy Anguilla and Viceroy Snowmass are two further Viceroys that

2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winnners

AAA has announced the 2009 AAA Five Diamond Award winners. Ten establishments have been added for a total of 103 hotels and 59 restaurants that have achieved Five Diamond status, the travel authority’s highest rating for hotels and restaurants.  For 2009, six hotels were added to the list: The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows, Beverly
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group
European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

European Club Hotel & Spa, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Opening in 2009, the 30-story European Club Hotel & Spa will have every amenity – golf, extensive spa and fitness facilities, gourmet dining, executive meeting rooms and a lavish 10th-floor pool deck. The 135 guest rooms and 118 residences and office condos command spectacular fairway, ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.

Dessert masterpieces at the St. Regis Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Wear a bib for this video – you’ll be drooling. Jordi Panisello, executive pastry chef at the St. Regis Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, is one of the U.S.’s top 10 pastry chefs.  
Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Why would a would-be President not stay in the Presidential Suite?

Last month Barack Obama stayed at the Belleview Biltmore Golf & Spa Resort  in Florida. But apparently, rather than staying in the Presidential Suite on the fourth floor, he instead opted for the much smaller  Governor’s Suite on the first floor.   Why would this be?   Some appear to be saying it’s for reasons
Soft opening of The Blue, Miami

Soft opening of The Blue, Miami

Miami  is welcoming a new  type of retreat – a 240-suite resort in Doral called The Blue. It is currently undergoing an soft opening with ‘sneak a peak’ rates starting from $189 per night until 20th December 2008. Ideal for the business traveller and/or golf enthusiast, The Blue is surrounded by 144 holes of golf

Embassy Suites: 62 hotels in the next 3 years

Embassy Suites Hotels, an upscale Hilton brand, is planning to open 62 franchised hotels in the next three years.  It currently has 192 hotels, and officials say the planned properties represent the strongest development pipeline in the brand’s 24-year history. New properties will include locations in Memphis, Denver, New Orleans, Houston, St. Louis and Miami.
Cuban flavour meets Miami style

Cuban flavour meets Miami style

The newly opened Havana Nines store in Miami’s Aventura Mall mixes the glamour and suaveness of Cuba with the Miami luxe lifestyle. It’s tropical yet contemporary, just like the décor: espresso wood, crisp white lines and just a few palm trees. If you’re in the area, drop by to admire their linen shirts in bright
Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is  the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the