Category: Maryland

Photograph of the week: Concord Point lighthouse on Independence Day

Photograph of the week: Concord Point lighthouse on Independence Day

Concord Point lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Maryland that the public is allowed to access, sits bayside in the city Havre de Grace, Maryland. Historic Havre de Grace is a great place for tourists and locals alike to experience authentic Maryland seafood, boating, fishing and events throughout the year. This photo was taken over Independence […]

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Heather Holman is the owner and architect of Hotels of the Rich and Famous. She currently resides in the United States near the Capital of Washington D.C., has travelled to over 20 countries and visited hundreds of luxury hotels. Her hobbies include wine tasting, shopping, photography and, of course, travelling. Heather hopes to one day […]

The Inn at Perry Cabin's new Linden Spa

The Inn at Perry Cabin’s new Linden Spa

Orient Express-managed The  Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland, has a new spa. The Linden Spa offers a full range of spa services  that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness.   Signature treatments  include a clay and  flowers massage that moistures and balances the skin, and a bio peptide facial that draws on […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find your Tuscan soul with Toscana Mia tours A taste of Italy in Baltimore from Sabatino’s Experience Morocco in London: Mamounia Lounge Greece’s new launching K2 Smart Jets

Are you overlooking certain US cities?

Travellers who prefer hidden gems to over-hyped hotspots should apparently start packing their bags for Baltimore, Louisville, and Sacramento. These are three of the most underrated US cities according to Shermans Travel. Their top 10 are: Baltimore – Boasts a revitalized Inner Harbor area, plus the backdrops for such John Waters film classics as Hairspray, […]

Gaylord Hotels is the latest to go smoke-free

Gaylord Hotels is the latest to go smoke-free

With immediate effect from today, all Gaylord Hotels are smoke-free.   This includes the brand’s existing properties – Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, FL, and Gaylord Texan on Lake Grapevine near Dallas – as well as Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Prince George’s County, MD which is slated to open […]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels […]

Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week

In appreciation of their loyal dining guests, many downtown Baltimore City restaurants have bonded together to form a winter restaurant week. Labeling it Winter Restaurant Appreciation Week, area diners will be able to enjoy upscale, gourmet three course meals, at some of Baltimore’s finest venues, for a fraction of the normal cost. From February 5-9, […]

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business booming for Westin hotel

Business is booming for the new Westin Annapolis in Maryland – and it’s not even open yet!   According to The Capital, they’ve already  taken a booking for  a $32,500 wedding reception and have $2.5 million in sales lined up.   The $1,000 a night Presidential Suite – with two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a […]

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 […]

Follow Baltimore's famous sons

Follow Baltimore’s famous sons

Baltimore celebrates its famous sons in atmospheric style. From Edgar Allen Poe’s house to the knockout Babe Ruth Museum, your concierge at the  recently opened Harbor Court Baltimore  InterContinental Hotel  could help you walk in their footsteps. Alternatively, join the locals watching the world go by over freshly caught seafood.

2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

You can tell Valentines is around the corner.   iLoveInns has joined the ‘top ten bandwaggon’ and released its own ‘Top Ten Most Romantic Bed & Breakfasts’. Making the US-centric list, in no particular order, are: Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope, PA Sea Crest by the Sea, Spring Lake, NJ Santa Ynez Inn, Santa […]

Cheers awards

Cheers magazine, a publication of the Adams Beverage Group, has announced the winners of its coveted Cheers Awards for Beverage Excellence for 2006. Among the winners are Interstate Hotels, Arlington, Virginia (for Best Hotel Beverage Program) and Seafood Restaurants, Baltimore, Maryland (for Best Chain Non-Alcohol Program). The winners were selected from entries submitted by many […]

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

Harbor Court hotel goes InterContinental

It has emerged that Baltimore’s luxury Harbor Court hotel  will take on the prestigious InterContinental brand after the acquisition of the complex by Hospitality Properties Trust, a Massachusetts real estate trust, for $78 million. HPT has agreed to invest up to $2.3 million over the next two years in connection with the rebranding of the […]