Category: Nevada

The next generation of Concorde?

The next generation of Concorde?

Nevada-based Supersonic Aerospace International has commissioned Lockheed Skunk Works to design a plane that can cover New York to Los Angeles in just two hours. Called the QSST (quiet supersonic travel), this supersonic aircraft could be a successor to Concorde, capable of speeds up to 1200 mph (Mach 1.8), but will hold just 12 passengers.

Improved fitness facilities for Hilton

In a press release issued by Hilton, it’s been announced that all full-service Hilton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites Hotels will have new Precor fitness equipment and facilities installed by the end of 2007. With the exclusive agreement, brand standards have been established for a premium-quality fitness experience, with the first co-branded facilities opening at The […]

Paris Hilton follows family footsteps

Paris Hilton follows family footsteps

No sooner than sister Nicky has set up the Nicky O chain of boutique hotels, it sounds like Paris Hilton is getting in on the game too.   Perhaps she doesn’t like  Nicky stealing the limelight.   Paris is said to be opening up a hotel in Las Vegas first off, which she claims will […]

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 […]

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

MountBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe

A new resort comes to Lake Tahoe in the form of the 440-room  MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (formerly known as Caesars Tahoe). In addition to having multiple restaurants, the Onsen Spa (with superb views of the Sierra Nevada mountains) and the Blu Nightclub.    They even have their own private yacht, The Bleu Wave, […]

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 hotel bars in the United States

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

You would think that all the possible ‘top 10’ lists out there have been exhausted by now.   But no, MSN have managed to come up with a new one… the top 10 hotel bars in the US. We’re told that the pool is the new “hot spot” at US hotels. Whether you’re looking for […]

Top 10 cities for foodies

Top 10 cities for foodies

What would you say are the top 10 cities for eating out? According to MSNBC, it’s Barcelona, Brussels, Hanoi, Las Vegas, Lyon, New York, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo and Vancouver. The choices are based on “cities chosen for their unique dishes”, “others for their celebrity chefs”, and “others for creating dishes known the world over”. […]

Xtreme Cars and Stars

Xtreme Cars and Stars

In Beatty, 120 miles north of Las Vegas, a developer is planning an extravagant $2 billion project. The Xtreme Cars and Stars hotel, casino and condo complex will include a $2.1 million NASCAR racetrack, a jogging track around a manmade lake, and 18-hole championship golf course, not to mention the 27-storey towers with over 2,500 […]

FleurBurger 5000 - the world's most expensive burger

FleurBurger 5000 – the world’s most expensive burger

Looking for the ultimate burger experience? Then go to Fleur de Lys at Las Vegas’  Mandalay Bay. The FleurBurger 5000 is the creation of renowned chef Hubert Keller; it’s a Kobe burger topped with foie gras and black truffles, served on a brioche truffle bun and garnished with a special sauce (containing yet more truffles). […]

ITTFA welcomes Luxury Travel Expo

ITTFA, the International Tourism Trade Fairs Association, welcomes its newest member, Luxury Travel Expo. Luxury Travel Expo is the industry’s largest gathering of luxury travel professionals in the   U.S. and during its last show in Las Vegas, December 2005, it attracted 4,376 visitors and 486 exhibitors over three days, serving both international and domestic […]

T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best […]

Oxia... coming to a minibar near you

Oxia… coming to a minibar near you

Here’s something you don’t normally expect to find in your minibar: oxygen. That’s right, oxygen!   These small cannisters are starting to appear in hotel minibars with greater frequency, with the aim of giving weary travellers a natural boost of energy. Keep an eye out for them… they’re already to be found at W Hotel […]

Bellagio birthday bash

Bellagio birthday bash

Robbie Williams allegedly splashed out £50,000 on a lavish birthday bash  at Las Vegas’s Bellagio  last week.  The British pop star  flew friends to the gambling capital of the world for a lavish celebration. He’ll be looking forward to the summer, too… the football (read soccer, if you’re from the US) mad Williams has organised […]

Las Ramblas... in Las Vegas!

Las Ramblas… in Las Vegas!

No, I’m not talking about Barcelona here. I really do mean Vegas. George Clooney and Rande Gerber, along with Related Las Vegas and Centra Properties have teamed together to build Las Ramblas – a $3 billion luxury condominium, resort and casino complex inspired by European lifestyle and sophistication (hence the name, I guess).  Vegas’ version […]

New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group. […]