Category: Hawaii

Top 10 unusual vacation rentals

Looking for something a little bit different and not just another hotel? Perhaps Tripadvisor’s list of the top 10 unusual vacation rentals will tempt you… 1. Unique Hilltop Windmill Rental, Odemira, Portugal 2. Hawaii Volcano Genuine Treehouse, Volcano, HI 3. My Sedona Place – Unique Dome Home, Sedona, AZ 4. SUITABLE DIGS…cool green lodgings, Santa […]

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Top 10 warm weather escapes

Those of you currently enduring sub-zero temperatures might be interested to hear that Tripadvisor has come up with a top 10 list of warm weather escapes.  Making the list are the following: 1. Cancun, Mexico 2. St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 5. Miami Beach, Florida, USA […]

Cyber Monday Sale from Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood‘s Cyber Monday Sale kicks off on Monday 29th November 2010 and will run for 5 days only, offering special rates at more than 60 of the world’s hottest resorts in premium destinations such as Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean. As an added incentive, on 29th November only, Starwood will offer additional extraordinary offers at […]

Top 5 luxury beachfront villa destinations

Top 5 luxury beachfront villa destinations

There is no better way than to spend your vacation in the lap of luxury and nature. In addition, you have the money to spend, and then splurging it on a luxury vacation in some of the best holiday destinations in the world is an ideal choice. Of all these luxury holiday destinations the one […]

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed […]

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

First-ever Asian Culinary Summit at Halekulani

Halekulani, one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed luxury resorts, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living, have gathered together leading Asian culinary masters for an unparalleled epicurean experience at this iconic Hawaiian resort. From 13th to 15th November 2009, connoisseurs from around the world are invited to join hosts Sara Moulton, Gourmet executive […]

Luxury travel auctions from Charity Buzz

Charity Buzz, an online auction site  with luxury and celebrity experiences has a large number of travel package  auctions for every type of traveller with  destinations all over the world. Not only will winners get an experience  of a lifetime, but they will also help a good cause like Gabrielle’s  Angel Foundation for Cancer Research […]

Opening of the St. Regis Princeville Resort

Ideally located on Hawaii’s breathtaking island of Kaua’i , the newly-opened St. Regis Princeville Resort introduces an unparalleled level of sophistication and serene luxury to one of the most remarkable destinations in the world. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the iconic resort has been transformed into an elegant reflection of its island home, paying homage […]

Hit the heights of fine dining, Hawaiian style

Hit the heights of fine dining, Hawaiian style

Chef Robert McCormick of the Hotel Hāna Maui takes pride in his ability to source just about all he needs to create his acclaimed cuisine right from Maui itself — and often from within just a mile or two of the isolated, idyllic resort. To host an ideal evening featuring a five-course dinner paired with […]

Interview with Shira Lazar of NBC et al.

Interview with Shira Lazar of NBC et al.

Shira Lazar currently hosts Mahalo’s This Week In YouTube and is the Editor-At-Large for CondeNast’s Jaunted.com travel blogging from around the globe. Previously, Shira hosted NBC’s 1ST LOOK and OPEN HOUSE, DirecTV’s HAVOC ON THE 101 and was a correspondent on Reelz Channel’s DAILIES. She has developed and hosted online video content for Movies.com, Hollywood.com, […]

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Interview with Jeni Matthews of Red Balloon Travel and Consulting

Jeni Matthews created Red Balloon Travel and Consulting with the goal in mind to provide spectacularly unique French holidays.     After graduating from Northwestern University in Communications and International Studies, she headed straight to France, and has been living in the little known Rhone-Alpes region ever since.   She uses her first-hand knowledge and […]

Social media in the luxury travel industry

I’m noticing an increasing tendancy for people involved in the  luxury travel to turn to social media tools and more innovative ways of getting their message across online.   One such example is OutriggerHawaii.com which is celebrating its first birthday since its launch. Departing from the traditional hotel Web site, it showcases the allure of […]

Spa apothecary from Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Spa apothecary from Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

These days, restaurant menus are so descriptive they read like fine literature. And with all the scrumptious-sounding descriptions of foams, emulsions, purées and reductions, it’s tempting to bathe in the dishes rather than eat them.   Actually… now you can! Order up a treatment from the new Apothecary Menu at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai‘s Spa, […]

Learn a little with The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii's latest adventure package

Learn a little with The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii’s latest adventure package

A luxury AAA Four Diamond resort, The  Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii is  offering a new adventure package which  includes admission to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, plus you can enrol in one of the many classes offered by the Hawaii Volcanoes Institute, an educational arm of the Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and a non-profit organisation […]

$50 million in renovations at Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui

$50 million in renovations at Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui

Featuring newly remodeled guest rooms, a refreshed spa and fitness centre, updated restaurant and lounges, remodeled beach and pool, and up-to-the-minute technology upgrades across the resort, Grand Wailea‘s charm and founding elements of trees, water, flowers, art, light and sound more prominent and enjoyable than ever. $50 million in renovations has seen guest rooms re-designed […]