Category: New York

‘Upmarket’ New York hotel suites not always what they seem

Prospective visitors to New York are being warned about a hotel swindle in which run-down apartments are sold on the internet as luxury hotel rooms. Landlords are posting advertisements for rooms in “upmarket hotel suites” on popular travel websites and conning tourists out of hundreds of dollars. “Tourists are being lied to and tenants are […]

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Richard Gere faces problems with new hotel

Yet another celebrity is trying to make in-roads into the hotel industry and this time it appears to be the turn of Richard Gere. He has purchased a 14-acre property in Bedford, New York, with a business partner for a cool $2.7 million,  but is facing problems with trying to get approval to reonvate the […]

New York’s most expensive cocktail

On A Luxury Travel Blog, I’ve already brought you a $1000 sundae, a $5000 burger and a $90,000 bottle of white wine, so now it’s the turn of New York’s most expensive cocktail. Created by the head mixologist at Duvet, the cocktail is called the Duvet Platinum Passion and has at its heart L’ésprit de […]

NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2006

NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2006

It’s ‘Summer Restaurant Week‘ in New York City. From 10th-14th and 17th-21st July 2006, New York’s finest restaurants work in unison,  serving up three-course lunches for a fixed price of  just over $24 and/or three-course dinners for $35, excluding drinks, tax and gratuities. Visit the website to search for participating restaurants across the city.

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 […]

Harrods heading for Dubai?

Harrods heading for Dubai?

According to Al Fayed, Dubai could soon be welcoming a Harrods 102 convenience store. These are a new addition to the well-known Harrods brand, getting their name from the first outlet which opened at 102 Brompton Road in London. The shops sell signature Harrods products, including a range of delicatessen goods. Paris, Berlin and New […]

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Family Traditions package at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid NY

Enjoy summer camp fun  as a family  at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y.   This AAA Four Diamond resort in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains will be offering its Family Traditions Package to encourage family togetherness through the enjoyment of the wilderness.  Often, parents spend vacation time participating […]

Lincoln Center Festival

Lincoln Center Festival

Every summer, the fantastic Lincoln Center Festival in New York presents an enormous array of stunning performances of dance, theater, music, and opera from troupes based around the world. With diverse performances – including Julie Taymor’s Grendel, Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf and Ong Keng Sen’s Geisha. This year’s festival once again showcases the new, revisits the […]

Best Place to Eat Near Carnegie Hall, New York

Best Place to Eat Near Carnegie Hall, New York

Recently voted as the “Best Place to Eat Near Carnegie Hall” by New York magazine, Yakitori Totto is the perfect place to break bread – or chicken skewer, as it were – before heading off to an enchanting evening at the world’s most famous music hall. Yakitori Totto is located  on the second floor of […]

MoMA re-opening

MoMA re-opening

Need a little culture in your life? Then visit the world-famous Museum of Modern Art – home to the world’s largest and most inclusive collection of modern painting and sculpture – and celebrate its grand re-opening after three years of fantastic redesign and expansion. Don’t miss the blissful Sculpture Garden, the fabulous Picasso’s and Matisse’s […]

Chamber Music Festival at Mohonk Mountain House

Chamber Music Festival at Mohonk Mountain House

Russian musicians Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Sviatoslav Moroz and  Olga Dyachovskaya, and  the Moscow Soloists orchestra, will shortly be descending upon the beautiful setting of Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, along with special guest, Igor Butman. They will take part in the  Chamber Music Festival which runs from the 20th to  24th June […]

New boutique hotel in New York

New boutique hotel in New York

New York has a new luxury  hotel in the form of Hotel Chandler in the historic Murray Hill area, close to the Empire State Building. The 112 rooms and 8 suites are beautifully spacious and are well-appointed with Frette lines, robes and Aveda products. The hotel belongs to the Triumph Hospitality brand, along with the […]

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Birding weekend at the Mirror Lake Inn

Why not treat yourself to a luxurious weekend of birding amidst the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks? The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa  birding weekends run from 2nd to 4th June and 20th to 22nd October 2006.  Along with your group leader, you will get the opportunity to  explore Whiteface Mountain for the rare […]

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 […]

The most lavish suite in New York?

The most lavish suite in New York?

Check out the amazing Bottega Veneta Suite at the St. Regis Hotel, New York. Opening later this year, this 1700 square foot suite is situated on the 7th floor of the hotel and is the epitomy of opulence. It is furnished with Louis XVI style furniture  as well as  pieces from Bottega Veneta  itself (owned […]

Quikbook Customers' Choice Awards

Quikbook Customers’ Choice Awards

The Paramount Hotel New York is the  #1 hotel choice for Quikbook customers, according to Quikbook’s “2005 Customers’ Choice Awards” just released.  The Paramount was chosen first for its location because of its position at 235 West 46th Street in the bustling Times Square and Theater Districts. Packages at the hotel currently start from $159 […]