Category: Massachusetts

The Best of New England 2006

The Best of New England 2006

Boston Magazine has published 137 winners in its first ever New England Travel & Life Best of New England awards. Among the many  winners are Rhode Island’s  Hotel Providence (Best City Hotel, other than Boston), the Cranwell Resort and Spa (Best Resort in Massachusetts)  and The Wauwinet, Nantucket (Best Hotel for Privacy).

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

T+L's World's Best Small Hotels

T+L’s World’s Best Small Hotels

A couple of days ago, I unveiled that Travel + Leisure had announced their World’s Best Awards for 2006.   I couldn’t possibly do justice to all the lists with one blog post, and so ended up omitting the top 15 small hotels.   For those that don’t want to stay in one of the […]

A year of island hopping: June

A year of island hopping: June

This is post  six of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For June, the following are recommended: British Virgin Islands Capri: Grand Hotel Quisisana and Villa Brunella Galápagos, Ecuador Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: The Edgartown […]

The healthiest hotels in the USA

The healthiest hotels in the USA

If you’re someone that likes to take good care of yourself when you travel, you’ll be interested to hear that Health magazine and AOL CityGuide recently listed the healthiest hotels in America. Details such as fitness facilities, healthy food offerings, spas, and stress-reduction services were all taken into account to produce the following list: Four […]

PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Travel Awards

PlanetOut Gay and Lesbian Travel Awards

The winners of the 13th annual PlanetOut.com gay and lesbian travel awards can be found by following this link. Amongst the numerous winners are Spain (Destination of the Year), Provincetown (Best Gay Resort Town), American Airlines (Best Airline), Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (Best Gay Hotel Collection) and Crystal Cruises (Best Cruise Company).

Westin Boston Waterfront opens

Westin Boston Waterfront opens

Now that Boston has a new convention centre, new hotels are opening to serve it. The latest is the Westin Boston Waterfront which officially opens today. The 793-room hotel is less than 3 miles from Logan Airport (BOS) and is connected to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. Guestrooms are equipped with […]

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

DuVine Adventures enjoys 10th year

Luxury holidays aren’t always about reclining beside a beautiful pool and being waited on hand and foot.   They can be more active affairs as exemplified by DuVine Adventures. Enjoying its 10th year of trading, this Somerville, MA based operator’s mission on their superb bike tours is “to engage your senses, nurture your curiosity and […]

Top 10 All-American Resorts

Top 10 All-American Resorts

In a bid to get US citizens to explore places closer to home, Matthew Collins of  Luxist has devised a list of the top 10 resorts in the USA.   There is a nice mix of resorts in his list, from a range of states. Of course, some in the list come as no surprise […]

Top 10 summer resorts

Top 10 summer resorts

The excellent Luxist blog has run a feature entitled “Top Ten Summer Resorts” in preparation for the forthcoming summer and have given us their pick of the best: 1. Soneva Gili, Maldives 2. North Island, Seychelles 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco 5. Ashford Castle, Ireland 6. King Pacific Lodge, […]

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

Very Important Baby Program at The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston  has announced  a new V.I.B. “Very Important Baby” Program which offers special packages for babies and small children. The hotel – which is located near Boston’s historic sites and attractions –  invites families to leave stress at home and stay at the luxury property. The VIB Concierge ensures that Very Important Babies […]

Eco Chic Package at the Lenox Hotel in Boston

Eco Chic Package at the Lenox Hotel in Boston

In the beautiful Back Bay area of Boston, the Lenox Hotel is offering an “Eco Chic Package” in celebration of last Saturday’s Earth Day. The package includes one night in a deluxe room, breakfast and  several Earth-friendly perks including four one-day passes for Boston’s “T” mass transit system, Ranger Rick magazine for the kids and […]

HoteLuxury

HoteLuxury

Ever wanted to know where to get hold of that beautiful armchair in the last hotel suite you stayed in?   Or the beautiful  cabinet you spotted in the lobby?   If you have ever fallen in love with the furniture and décor in your hotel and wished that you could just take it home […]

Turner Hill Golf & Racquet Club, Ipswich MA

Turner Hill Golf & Racquet Club, Ipswich MA

Recently named one of America’s Top 100 Golf Communities by Travel + Leisure Golf (January 2006 issue), Turner Hill on Massachusetts’ North Shore combines the rich history of Boston with the elegance of world-class amenities, luxurious living and championship golf. This follows the news last September that Turner Hill will be hosting the 86th New […]

Super Spas 2006

Super Spas 2006

Interested in a seaweed wrap or a caviar facial? Forbes has run an article on the special spas for 2006.   Getting a much-deserved mention are: Monart Luxury Destination Spa, Enniscorthy, Ireland Red Mountain Spa, St. George, UT Chiva Som, Hua Hin, Thailand Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ and Lenox, MA Cornelia Day Resort, New York […]