Category: New York

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Based in Long Island, NY, ExcelAire  is about to add  a Global Express plane to its private jet fleet.   The aircraft flies from New York City to Tokyo nonstop in 14 hours. There’s nothing that remarkable about the journey time but the level of comfort is second to none. The plane represents the pinnacle […]

Norwegian Cruise Line 3-in-1 cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line 3-in-1 cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line has again taken the industry by storm by offering its guests  three cruises rolled into one.   The new offering features two back-to-back  6- and  8-night cruises out of New York.  Norwegian Spirit will head out of New York, taking in Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The 16-night ‘BBC’ cruise, as […]

Swag bags for Oscar nominees

Swag bags for Oscar nominees

Celebrities at events like the Oscars and Golden Globes are traditionally given a goody bag with all manner of lavish gifts from companies eager to have the big names use their products.   This year’s Oscars will be no exception.   Presenters such as George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep  and Nicole Kidman  will receive […]

Holland America's Noordam in New York

Holland America’s Noordam in New York

With more than 1,000 spectators on hand here to partake in the festivities, Holland America Line officially inaugurated its newest ship, the Noordam yesterday. The ceremony included Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, the ship’s godmother, christening the vessel with the traditional breaking of a Champagne bottle on the ship’s bow.  The Noordam, an 81,769-ton ship […]

Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and Priya Sachdeva marry

New-York based hotelier Vikram Chatwal is to tie the knot with Indian model Priya Sachdeva today. The celebrations are taking place at ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi and will  last several days. The wedding is being attended by former US President Bill Clinton, Harrison Ford, Naomi Campbell, P. Diddy and Deepak Chopra.  Chatwal […]

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God

Charles IV, Emperor by the Grace of God is one of this decade’s major exhibitions. This unique collection of Czech and international art is open to the public for the first time in modern history. The exhibition  has already been held in New York but will be coming to Prague on 16th February  until 21st […]

Love on the Rocks with Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

Love on the Rocks with Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

If the Buckingham Hotel’s $150,000 Valentines offering doesn’t stretch your budget enough, give some consideration to the Love on the Rocks package at the Ritz-Carlton, Central Park. It includes roundtrip transportation by private jet from anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, three nights in a suite overlooking Central Park, a butler, chauffeur and a 10.14-carat […]

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

Most romantic cross-country ski resorts

In true  Valentines spirit, MSNBC has published their list of the top 10 cross-country ski resorts for lovers. Making the  very US-biased  list are: Callaghan Country at Whistler, British Columbia Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, in Alberta Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, Montana Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New […]

Valentines at Buckingham Hotel, New York

Valentines at Buckingham Hotel, New York

For $150,000, the Buckingham Hotel in New York is offering a Valentines package that includes a flight on a private jet, a limousine to the hotel and a night in the penthouse. A horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, a private piano concert and keepsakes from Tiffany and Bergdorf Goodman are also part of the […]

Win a luxury trip to New York courtesy of the Ambassador Theatre Group

Win a luxury 3-night stay for two at New York’s legendary hotel, The Carlyle. Located on the chic Madison Avenue, with spectacular views over Central Park, The Carlyle has been a legend among Manhattan hotels since 1930. Flying to New York in style courtesy of American Airlines, the lucky prize-winner is promised an unforgettable experience […]

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Holland America Line‘s Noordam  has left  its Venice shipyard today, bound for its new home in New York where it will be christened on 22nd February 2006 by actress and godmother Marlee Matlin. The ship will then embark on its maiden voyage in the Caribbean. This is the fourth and last of Holland America’s Vista-class […]

Best family American art museums

Best family American art museums

According to the latest issue of Child magazine, the top 5 American art museums for children are as follows: Art Institute of Chicago, IL Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

The New York Palace Hotel - special offer on suites

The New York Palace Hotel – special offer on suites

For guests wanting to treat themselves for an extra special weekend stay in the Big Apple, The New York Palace Hotel has introduced a ‘Suite Sensations  Deal’, at 40% discount off all Tower Suites excluding  Towers Junior Suites. Located at 50th Street and Madison Avenue, the hotel is conveniently situated  in the heart of mid-town […]

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse expands in Paris

Alain Ducasse, an amazing chef with nine Michelin stars (three stars each in Paris, Monte Carlo and New York), not to mention three of the most expensive restaurants in the world, has an ever-growing miniempire. Two years ago, he took over Aux Lyonnais, a lovely little place that had seen better days. And last year […]

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah Essex House, New York

Jumeirah, an international luxury hospitality group headquartered in Dubai, recently acquired its first US property, taking over the renowned Essex House in NYC; it is now the Jumeirah Essex House. Originally built in  1931,  the building  is a well-known historic landmark, recognised throughout the world as a model of graceful elegance and art-deco sophistication. Conveniently […]

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotel prices hit all-time high

New York hotels just keep on getting pricier, according to industry analysts PKF Consulting. The average price of a room in the city hit $292 in November 2005, more than its previous record yearly average of $237, set in 2000. An estimated 22 million nights were sold at city hotels in 2005, surpassing the 21.4 […]