Category: New York

The Ultimate Line At The Mandarin Hotel, New York

If your budget won’t stretch as far as The Penthouse at The Pierre, take a look instead at The Ultimate Line At The Mandarin Hotel, New York.   It comes with  a generous  living room space and formal dining room, four bedrooms including double master suite  and media room, seven and a half marble bathrooms […]

The Penthouse At The Pierre

The Penthouse At The Pierre

The penthouse at The Pierre Hotel in Manhattan is  for sale. This 5-bed, 3-floor penthouse was the original ballroom to The Pierre Hotel but  has since been converted and is now  listed by Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC  for a cool $70 million. “This is without question the most important and spectacular penthouse in […]

Hotel booking gets more sophisticated

Hotel booking gets more sophisticated

Book New York’s Irquois Hotel online and, at the same time, you can order a few treats to your room from their Elegant Touches menu. Wine, chocolates, cheese, fruit… there’s a number of extras to choose from. This could be a growing trend in the luxury market but I’m not sure how convinced I am […]

The changing positions of luxury hotels in the Big Apple

The changing positions of luxury hotels in the Big Apple

There’s an interesting article in the New York-based Business Travel News about how luxury hotels in Manhattan are sprouting up in what appear to be less than likely locations, and not necessarily in the highly desirable locations that you might expect. The article cites the Hotel on Rivington on the Lower East Side, the Hotel […]

Portable GPS for hotel guests

Portable GPS for hotel guests

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is the latest luxury hotel to follow the growing trend of providing their guests with portable GPSs.   It’s already done in the US by the Rosewood Hotel Group (that’s New York’s The Carlyle, Dallas’ The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court) who provide  Garmin’s iQue M3 device. Times are […]

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.

Massage seats on select Emirates flights

Massage seats on select Emirates flights

In addition to fine dining, wine and a 19″ entertainment screen, travellers on Emirates‘ business class service between New York and Dubai will soon be welcoming a new luxury – flat bed massage seats. An ad campaign for the seats was launched in the US this week with the service scheduled to start on 1st […]

Imperial Jets' Manhattan Golf Classic special offer

Imperial Jets’ Manhattan Golf Classic special offer

Do you want to see Donald Trump, Tom Watson, Dennis Quaid, Annika Sorenstam, and other celebrity and professional golfers play against each other while being pampered in New York City, free? Fly to the Manhattan Golf Classic on an Imperial Jets heavy class private jet and receive two complimentary passes to the Manhattan Golf Classic […]

Hamptons Wine & Food Festival

Hamptons Wine & Food Festival

Last year’s inaugural Hamptons Wine & Food Festival was such a success that the event is to take place again this year. The crème de la crème of food and wine enthusiasts will be there this weekend, at the new setting of Ross School. The festivities will commence tonight with a VIP party at an […]

Lake Placid's Whiteface Lodge recognised by elite travel publications

Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge recognised by elite travel publications

The Whiteface Lodge has just marked its first anniversary and what an opening year it has been! it is one of only two properties in the  USA to be  included in the recent Robb Report “Best of the Best” 2006 Special Issue, alongside Wynn Las Vegas,  and is included in the  Condé Nast Traveler 2006 […]

Ian Schrager's Gramercy Park Hotel opens in New York

Ian Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel opens in New York

Ian Schrager, who pioneered the idea of boutique hotels in the mid-80s with Morgans in New York following a successful career as a nightclub owner, has most recently teamed up with artist and film director Julian Schnabel. Their first partnership has reached completion in the form of the five-star  Gramercy Park Hotel on Lexington Avenue, […]

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 […]

Ritz-Carlton development at White Plains, New York

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and developer Louis R. Cappelli  will open a 123-room luxury hotel with more than 400 private condominiums in downtown White Plains, New York. The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester are an integral part of a $400 million project currently under construction at the intersection of Main […]

Wine tasting of the century?

Wine tasting of the century?

Vinography – a great wine blog, by the way, if you’re not already familiar with it – has revealed what could arguably be described as the wine tasting of the century. For $17,500 you get to enjoy a three-night dinner extravaganza in October at three of Manhattan’s very best restaurants (Per Se, Daniel and Cru) […]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post  five 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 May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The […]

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is one of the largest showcases of New York State wines. Enjoy one-stop tasting and shopping of over 500 wines from unique boutique wineries to the popular industry giants. The 2006 festival will be from the 14th to 16th July and the signature event will be the Great Western Chardonnay […]