Category: USA

Multimillion-dollar renovation completed at Tampa hotel

Multimillion-dollar renovation completed at Tampa hotel

The Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore has completed its multimillion-dollar renovation and unveiled the Westshore district’s “newest” property. The 261-suite hotel has seen a facelift that has  touched virtually every aspect of the hotel, including all of the two-room suites; the eight-story tropical atrium; the innovative, modern business lounge; the 12,000+ square feet of meeting
Now open: the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

Now open: the Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe

The snow is flying across the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and the highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe opened its doors this week following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Northstar-at-Tahoe received over 24 inches of snowfall at the summit in just 24 hours, setting the stage with near-perfect winter conditions for the launch. The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake

First-ever Asian Culinary Summit at Halekulani

Halekulani, one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed luxury resorts, and Gourmet, the magazine of good living, have gathered together leading Asian culinary masters for an unparalleled epicurean experience at this iconic Hawaiian resort. From 13th to 15th November 2009, connoisseurs from around the world are invited to join hosts Sara Moulton, Gourmet executive

Luxury travel auctions from Charity Buzz

Charity Buzz, an online auction site  with luxury and celebrity experiences has a large number of travel package  auctions for every type of traveller with  destinations all over the world. Not only will winners get an experience  of a lifetime, but they will also help a good cause like Gabrielle’s  Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Dramatic footage of a skier caught up in an avalanche

Sit back and watch in amazement at this video footage from Alaska. A skier gets caught up in an avalanche and buried alive. Fortunately for him, he lost his glove just prior to being buried, which marked his approximate whereabouts.  He was also with people who were trained in avalanche rescue.  He was rescued in
Major re-vamp for Merus

Major re-vamp for Merus

Cult Napa winery Merus has recently undergone a major revamp by UXUS in Amsterdam. Merus started as a family business run from the owners home, gained cult status thanks to constant near perfect reviews from critic Robert Parker, and has now opened a designer winery/cellar door.  Check out the Flickr gallery for the pictures!
Pampered Pets Getaway Package at Swissôtel Chicago

Pampered Pets Getaway Package at Swissôtel Chicago

Guests travelling with pets may from now on offer their little friends a very important pet getaway at the Swissôtel Chicago. This memorable package, the Pampered Pets Getaway, spoils dogs in a true Swiss style with everything a dog would want to enjoy. Upon check-in, the VIP (Very Important Pet) receives a special greeting and
Book a 'room with a boo' at Omni Hotels this Halloween

Book a 'room with a boo' at Omni Hotels this Halloween

This Halloween, guests at Omni Hotels will be sipping on spooky signature cocktails, such as the Red Widow, Trick ‘R’ Treat, Bond’s Eye and Red Eye, while potentially sleeping in an ominously spirited suite from the luxury hotel brand’s “ghost-folio” of properties. Read on if you dare… The historic, and some say haunted, Omni Parker

Taste of Wynn

Wynn Las Vegas unveils Taste of Wynn, a distinctive culinary boutique filled with gourmet ingredients, cooking tools, gifts and tabletop accessories personally selected by the star chefs at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Located on the Encore Esplanade, the retail store allows guests to experience the award-winning restaurants in a new way – by taking
Multiple openings for aloft in October

Multiple openings for aloft in October

aloft is gaining momentum this month with plans to open one hotel each week in North America – double the pace of previous months. The surge in aloft openings is helping move Starwood Hotels & Resorts closer to its goal of opening its 1,000th hotel or resort worldwide. Offering high style at a steal, aloft

Opening of the St. Regis Princeville Resort

Ideally located on Hawaii’s breathtaking island of Kaua’i , the newly-opened St. Regis Princeville Resort introduces an unparalleled level of sophistication and serene luxury to one of the most remarkable destinations in the world. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the iconic resort has been transformed into an elegant reflection of its island home, paying homage
Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas arrives in San Diego

Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas arrives in San Diego

Royal Caribbean International‘s Radiance of the Seas arrived in San Diego this week to offer West Coast vacationers more options for a memorable Mexican Riviera cruise. She will embark on a total of 29 Mexican Riviera cruises from San Diego, ranging from 4- to 12-night itineraries. In addition, there will be a 13-night Ultimate Alaska
Autumn spa treatment from Four Seasons Resort Aviara

Autumn spa treatment from Four Seasons Resort Aviara

You don’t often hear the words “do it yourself” and “spa treatment” in the same sentence. And thank goodness! Wandering into a treatment room to prep the table and massage your own shoulders isn’t quite the blissful spa experience one might imagine. But at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Aviara, just 30 minutes north

Rock balancing like you've never seen before

Sit back and admire the work of San Francisco, California balanced rock sculptor Bill Dan and the art, discipline and craft of rock balancing and balanced stone stacking around the world.
The Pierre re-opens in New York following $100 million re-design

The Pierre re-opens in New York following $100 million re-design

The Pierre, the iconic hotel on New York’s Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street that is the U.S. flagship for Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, has re-opened following completion of the final phase of its meticulous $100 million overhaul. With the re-opening comes 11 Grand Suites including the Presidential Suite. In total there
Freedom Trail Suite for families at Omni Parker House

Freedom Trail Suite for families at Omni Parker House

Young travellers and their parents can now experience the new Freedom Trail Suite at America’s longest continuously operating hotel. Along with the brand’s irresistible Omni Sensational Kids program, the Omni Parker House now provides another great ways for children and their families to travel in a unique kid-friendly style while also learning about Boston’s vital