Category: USA

Pathways to Plate

Honoured in the Best for Food category of the annual 2007 Gold List prepared by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, a property managed by Delaware North Companies,  is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It  is known for serving a blend of classical French and American cuisine. Recipes created […]

Spa Lifestyle Rooms from Mandarin Oriental

With the healthy guest in mind, Mandarin Oriental Miami  is offering its new ‘Spa Lifestyle Rooms’, complete with air purification system and in-room fitness programme. The rooms on the 6th floor of the hotel are certified allergy-friendly and come with a personal lifestyle consultant and spa cuisine offerings. A wellness dumbbell rack and wellness ball […]

Q&A: Music in Los Angeles

Randi I. has been in touch with a query on LA: Hi Paul, I am looking for a hotel in Los Angeles that has good musical entertainment. I am just overnighting there and I will be by myself, but I’d like to hear some good jazz, folk, or classical music if possible. I’m not really […]

Ultimate Executive Golf Getaway Package in Alabama

Ultimate Executive Golf Getaway Package in Alabama

Have the ultimate executive golf getaway in Alabama, at the Presidential Cottage at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center at Capitol Hill.   After sampling the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail,  you will be  whisked away by helicopter to a five-bedroom executive cottage where private chefs and a butler await. The Ultimate Executive […]

Taj Boston opens on Arlington Street

Taj Boston opens on Arlington Street

Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces unveiled their second hotel in the US this week. The Taj Boston on Arlington Street in Boston is  an 80-year classic Beaux Arts landmark hotel, with 273 rooms,  that faces  the Boston Public Garden. The opening follows Taj Hotels’ 2005 lease agreement to operate and manage The Pierre in New […]

Five best places to re-tox

Five best places to re-tox

The Guardian has a  brief article on the five best places to re-tax (as opposed to de-tox)… the shortlist includes: an Ecole du Vin weekend in March at Birmingham’s Hotel du Vin multi-course feasting at Li Licci in Sardinia a night out in London followed by a sleeper to Penzance and a stay at Rick […]

Luxury hotel for Grand Avenue in LA

Luxury hotel for Grand Avenue in LA

Following an agreement made yesterday,  the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is to manage the hotel within the prestigious Grand Avenue development in downtown Los Angeles. The hotel will occupy the first 20 floors of a 48-story tower designed by Frank Gehry that will feature luxury for-sale residences on the upper floors. The 275-room hotel, expected […]

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa re-opens

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa re-opens

After taking a direct hit from the flood surge in Hurricane Katrina, the Grand Hotel at Point Clear in Alabama  is back to full glory, thanks to an army of construction workers, landscapers and resort associates. Originally opened in 1847, the Gulf Shores hotel’s historic buildings have been methodically preserved, an additional restaurant created and […]

2007 Oregon Truffle Festival

2007 Oregon Truffle Festival

The second annual Oregon Truffle Festival will commence in Eugene tomorrow and run for three days. The state of Oregon has become renowned for its truffles and this is celebrated by the festival which brings together “harvesters, chefs, growers and gastronomic aficionados”. Among the events there will be a Grand Truffle Dinner, a Truffle Grower’s […]

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet begins London-New York service

Silverjet  – a new business class-only airline – has begun offering its London-New York service today.   One flight a day is going from London’s Luton Airport to Newark, with a second expected to be in operation from July 2007. The airline joins the likes of Maxjet and Eos which both  target business travellers  and […]

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

Best Valentines deals according to Shermans Travel

The editors at ShermansTravel.com have sorted through the ever-increasing number of Valentine’s Day travel promotions and picked their five best Valentine’s getaway deals…   including one for singles! Celebrate Love in the City of Lights for $569 La Dolce Vita in Venice this Valentine’s from $439 Valentine’s Sojourn on the Snow for $595 Romantic Beach […]

My Suite Valentine Package at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Ohio

My Suite Valentine Package at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Ohio

Enjoy a romantic getaway with your valentine at the Grand Dame of Cleveland – the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The luxury hotel is offering a My Suite Valentine Package, with rates starting at $279 per room per night, to accommodate your celebration of love Book the package for a stay between the 8th and 17th February […]

Super Bowl XLI packages

Super Bowl XLI packages

It’s only 12 days until the Super Bowl  in Indianapolis, between the Bears and the Colts, but it’s not too late to pick up a last minute luxury package.   However, be prepared to pay the price. For $16,095 per person from Fine Things Packages  you can stay 4 nights at the Ritz Carlton Key […]

Valentines Indulgence Package at the Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid

Valentines Indulgence Package at the Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid

For a special indulgence, the Mirror Lake Inn in the Adirondacks, NY is offering a Valentines Day Indulgence Package to really spoil couples.   It includes Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, a special dinner menu prepared by Chef Sorgule, a  Swedish massage for two, and overnight accommodation in a Noonmark Room. It’s available from 11th […]

Top cruises in 2007

Two great deals from Voyana  spotted in a recent article from The Daily Telegraph: Celebrity‘s Consellation sails from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton via Ireland on 13th April April  2007 for 12 nights, from £439 cruise only. Costa‘s Costa Magica sails from Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen on 1th May  2007 for 16 nights, from £749 cruise […]

Valentines with Villas of Distinction

Remember the $100,000 Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Valentines package I told you about a short while back?   If you thought that was extravagant, think again: 10-Day vacation of a lifetime priced at $425,000; now that’s amore! Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love – the love of your life, the love of family, the love […]

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