Category: New York

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”. […]

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, […]

Shop 'til you drop with The Leading Hotels of the World and Bloomingdale's

Shop ’til you drop with The Leading Hotels of the World and Bloomingdale’s

Select members of The Leading Hotels of the World in New York and Florida have teamed up to make it easier for avid shoppers to indulge in their favorite pastime. Included in the offer are VIP welcome amenities, Bloomingdale’s gift cards and discount vouchers, free delivery of store purchases to the hotels, the services of […]

Festival of Food and Wine at Lake Placid

Festival of Food and Wine at Lake Placid

Next week the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa  at Lake Placid, NY will host the first annual Festival of Food and Wine (17th-19th  May, 2006). The event will teach and entertain food lovers amidst majestic views of the Adirondack high peaks. Paul Sorgule, the inn’s executive chef,  and six of his distinguished colleagues from […]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

Empire State Building enters 75th year

Empire State Building enters 75th year

This news nearly passed me by but, on Monday of this week, the Empire State Building entered its 75th year. As part of the celebrations, there will be a year-long series of lighting and entertainment events. The building – which attracts in the region of four million visitors a year – is also currently undergoing […]

American Spa Expo

American Spa Expo

Today and the next two days  sees the premier show dedicated to skin and spa professionals and the companies that serve them. Held in New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the American Spa Expo is co-located with the International Beauty Show. The event attracts top-level buyers from around the world.

Mandarin Oriental, New York's spa praised by Mobil

Mandarin Oriental, New York’s spa praised by Mobil

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, has achieved 5-star status is the Mobil Travel Guide‘s third annual hotel spa ratings. This is only the second spa to be given this accolade, the previous recipient being the Spa Montage at the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California. The star ratings are awarded […]

$1000 sundae

$1000 sundae

Take  five scoops of the richest Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla, cover it in 23K edible gold leaf, and then drizzle the whole thing  with the world’s most expensive chocolate, Amedei Porcelana, before covering it with chunks of rare Chuao chocolate, and what have you got?   That’s right… the world’s […]

Carnet Travels website achieves recognition

Carnet Travels website achieves recognition

The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading media awards competition, has announced Carnet Travels as a 2006 Gold winner. The luxury travel website is a production of New York-based  Code and Theory, an interactive design firm that is known for its technical ingenuity and creative excellence in online media. The site is an online guide for […]

The Iroquois New York installs Signeture TV-HD from LodgeNet

The Iroquois New York installs Signeture TV-HD from LodgeNet

Located in the bustling hub of New York City’s Times Square, the Iroquois Hotel has added another lavish facet to their already luxurious offerings.   After an upgrade to the entire hotel, there is now added luxury to every room including the Signeture TV ® solution, an HDTV solution from LodgeNet. This will bring guests […]

The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid

The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid

A lavish interpretation of a Grand Adirondack Lodge, The Whiteface Lodge Resort & Spa offers full and partial ownership in their 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residences as well as hotel stays. Complete with the finest staff, unparalleled comfort, and an array of grand amenities, nestled into the lakeside mountains, the lodge pays tribute to […]

New York City at 15% off - The Muse Hotel

New York City at 15% off – The Muse Hotel

Located in the heart of Times Square and just steps from the theatre district, The Muse Hotel is the place to stay inspired. Their exclusive offer includes complimentary evening wine reception, internet access and 15% off breakfast or lunch at District Restaurant. To take advantage of this offer, you need to book before the end […]

DJ Chef at W New York

DJ Chef at W New York

For those of you who love music and love food, DJ Chef Marc Weiss is here to help you mix both. Combining the fine art of cooking with a talent for the turntables, this new culinary spin-meister will give you tips at the W New York on how to whip up a delicious meal while […]

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

Cancer patients fly free in empty seats on corporate jets

If you’re a US cancer patient, did you know that you can fly to recognised treatment ceters around the country, absolutely free, in the empty seats of corporate jets? New York State-based Corporate Angel Network is a national public charity which works directly with patients and families to co-ordinate their travel needs with the flight […]