Category: USA

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

We’ve scoured the Web to bring you some of the most unusual hotels out there. They not all that luxurious but curious nonetheless and so I think worthy of a mention on any travel blog due to their quirky nature. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada Seemingly floating among the treetops, you could be forgiven for thinking
Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed

Get into the swing of the US Open

Visiting New York during the US Open? Swing by The Fitz Bar & Restaurant at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan or The Wheeltapper Pub at The Fitzpatrick Grand Central to catch up on every backhand, ace and volley. Throughout the tournament, each of these unique spots will be serving up food, fun and specialty cocktails, including: The
Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Interview with Julian Carr, Managing Director of bmibaby

Julian was appointed Managing Director of bmibaby on 1st April 2010. He previously held the position of commercial director for two years, responsible for marketing, revenue management, public relations, network planning, e-commerce and customer services. Prior to this Julian spent two years working for IATA in Montreal where he was responsible for marketing and business

Guy walks across America

This is actually a viral video from Levi’s rather than another story of some guy walking right across the USA. That said, it makes entertaining and uses frame-by-frame video footage of an actor and model by the name of the Michael Johnson as he passes various landmarks. Apparently it uses some 2,770 still photos that

Luxury rental company creates Green Village on Anna Maria Island

The Anna Maria Historic Green Village, is a new development soon to get underway on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria Island, created by the owners of the luxury vacation rental company Pineapplefish, Mike and Lizzie Thrasher. The Village will consist of 8000 square feet of retail space, including café and beautiful gardens, for Islanders and
Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m
Exciting luxury vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Exciting luxury vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, Florida

Following a very successful property development in the UK, for their own home and with a keen eye for interior design and their love of everything old-Florida, British couple Mike and Lizzie Thrasher took all of their ideas and leanings to the USA. Here, they have turned some of the most wonderful buildings on Anna
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Treat yourself at Le Meurice Seeing is believing at Shompole Delve into Visit Florida Luxury Insider Explore the South Pacific with Turquoise
Spend Memorial Day Weekend on The Patio in NYC

Spend Memorial Day Weekend on The Patio in NYC

If you find yourself in NYC for Memorial Day weekend, The Patio at The Wheeltapper Pub at The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel invites you to stop by Friday from 7-9pm or from 5-7pm on Saturday or Sunday and sample a complimentary tasting plate of snacks when you order any two drinks. The magnificent, 2,200-square-foot Patio
Stash Hotel Rewards

Stash Hotel Rewards

There’s a new hotel rewards program that has been designed specifically for luxury travelers. It’s called Stash Hotel Rewards – a first-of-its kind points program for independent hotels. That is, one rewards currency shared by many different upscale, independent properties. 65  hotel properties launched with them late last week, making it already the largest independent
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailormade tours of India from Dominion Travel For your luxe travel needs: Elite Destinations Direct Save on theme parks with Orlando Attractions Check out Suite 116 at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

A true travel connoisseur, CEO and Founder Drew Patterson brings more than a decade of experience to Jetsetter, the private sales site that helps leisure travellers discover and purchase some of the world’s best vacations. An industry pioneer, Patterson was part of the founding team at Kayak.com where, during his five-year tenure as Vice President
Now open: Bar Boulud, London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Now open: Bar Boulud, London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Chef Daniel Boulud’s first UK restaurant,  Bar Boulud, London opened its doors last week at  Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  This widely anticipated, French-inspired, bistro and wine bar is directly accessible from Knightsbridge and will follow the successful format of  Bar Boulud in New York which has achieved significant acclaim. The
Shark reported in New York Harbour

Shark reported in New York Harbour

A gleaming monster is cruising the waters of New York Harbour. Each day, the great white (and blue and green) Shark carries off hordes of giddy, screaming people, young and old. Lurking in plain sight, the Shark is capable of bringing grown men to tears – tears of laughter that is. Step aboard the Shark
Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Aria, the luxury hotel and casino in Las Vegas infuses guestroom corridors with natural light and provides each of the over 4,000 guest rooms – including the 568 suites, of course – with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stellar views of the local skyline or surrounding mountains. The most advanced guestroom technology allows you to personalize the