Category: Florida

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 […]

The yacht that Porsche built

A luxury watercraft created by Porsche and a Miami-based boat maker named Fearless. Yours for $350,000.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Maxwell Scott bags, made from fine Italian leather Why not joing the  Hideaways Aficionado ® Club? Florida’s newly-renovated Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa   The world-renowned Hotel Bora Bora

Fair Wind Air Charter begins Boston-based Learjet service

Fair Wind Air Charter begins Boston-based Learjet service

Fair Wind Air Charter, Florida’s premier platinum rated jet charter management company announced today the addition of a Learjet 35A to be based in the Boston area (KLWM Lawrence Airport) and is scheduled to begin service July 8th, 2008.   Currently the Fair Wind charter fleet consists of twelve privately owned jet aircraft based in […]

Be Hyatt's guest

Be Hyatt’s guest

Indulge this summer at 20 Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Florida and the Mid-Atlantic with amazing food and beverage discounts. In Florida, enjoy up to 25%, and in the Mid-Atlantic, 50% off culinary delights. Book the Summer Getaway Promotion, now through September 2008.

Another great $99 deal - this time in Miami

Another great $99 deal – this time in Miami

A few days ago, I explained how you could stay at The Venetian in Las Vegas for just $99.   This time it’s Miami’s turn, with an opening offer (despite the hotel in question having opened 3 months ago!) from Gansevoort South. No further details are given in the promotional email that details the offer, […]

Save on spa travel all over the Sunshine State

Save on spa travel all over the Sunshine State

Do you enjoy over-the-top pampering at a luxurious spa? Or is your idea of a perfect way to start the day facing the sunrise in a lion pose? Whether you want to wind down with a massage or warm up in a sauna, you can enjoy exceptional savings throughout Florida with these special offers for […]

Complimentary upgrades from Crystal Cruises

Complimentary upgrades from Crystal Cruises

Escape winter’s chill and explore tropical waters on a Trans-Atlantic or Panama Canal cruise with Crystal  and receive a free one-category upgrade to a verandah stateroom. Embark on one of their 10- or 11-day cruises conveniently beginning or ending in Miami. Delight in the luxury of Crystal Serenity and all of her exclusive amenities including […]

Imaginative stays for families in hotel in Lake Buena Vista

Imaginative stays for families in hotel in Lake Buena Vista

Springhill Suites Hotel in Lake Buena Vista Orlando, Florida in the Marriott Village is now offering imaginative and family-friendly accommodations, ideal for families coming to see Cirque du Soleil‘s resident show, La Nouba at the Walt Disney World ® Resort in Orlando, Florida. An unforgettable journey through the universe, La Nouba is an exhilarating show […]

Why not try a Spring getaway at Key West's newly re-vamped resort?

Why not try a Spring getaway at Key West’s newly re-vamped resort?

Key West’s The Reach Resort has undergone a $37 million makeover. Home to the area’s only private beach, just 7 miles from North America’s only living coral reef,  the resort now has more of a boutique feel thanks to the design touches of Looney & Associates. It has also opened an outpost of New York’s […]

The spacious Gansevoort South now open

The spacious Gansevoort South now open

Bringing the pulse of New York to the heart of South Beach, the newly opened  Gansevoort South‘s one-of-a-kind features include a sleek 22,000 square foot rooftop retreat with spectacular ocean views. a 110 foot long pool and a bar and lounge – arguably the largest rooftop playground in the country. Guestrooms average over 700 square […]

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Advances with in-flight internet in the US

Aircell has obtained FAA approval for air-to-ground mobile broadband on US domestic flights, bringing us much closer to in-flight internet.   Approval is only for Boeing 767-200 aircraft at this stage, so you can expect to see developments with Virgin America and American Airlines fleets later this year.   Routes between Los Angeles, San Francisco, […]

The "newest" hotel in downtown Miami

The “newest” hotel in downtown Miami

The remodelled Hyatt Regency Miami now boasts signature Grand Hyatt beds, ergonomic work stations, flat-screen televisions, and more. The new lobby will soothe the most discerning traveller with the glow of candles, and the relaxing sound of a new water fountain.   All this forms part of $20 million worth of upgrades to celebrate the […]