Category: Texas

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
Hotel Palomar Dallas, TX

Hotel Palomar Dallas, TX

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group, LLC,  a leader in the boutique/lifestyle hotel segment,  has announced plans to open the Hotel Palomar Dallas, a nine-story hotel and 10-story condominium tower situated in the heart of Dallas’ thriving Park Cities neighborhood. Owned by Realty America Group and Behringer Harvard, Kimpton Hotels has been selected to manage and

Shame on you, Hotel ZaZa!

I don’t know about you, but it really grates with me when I get speculative junk in my inbox.   And yet unfortunately it seems one or two corners of the luxury hotel sector feel it’s the way to go. Today,  on my work email address, are some apparently “exclusive specials” courtesy of Hotel Zaza
Valentine's Day in style with Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Valentine's Day in style with Four Seasons Hotel Austin

If you’ve got $5,700 to spare  and are looking to  get it  right this Valentine’s Day, book the ‘Four Seasons, Five Senses’ package  at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin in Texas. The package includes a one-night stay in the presidential suite, FOUR dozen roses, a round-trip limousine service from the airport, a bottle of Louis

Two Riverwalk luxury hotels to be acquired by Omni Hotels

Two of San Antonio’s premier hotels on the River Walk will be acquired by the Omni Hotels chain, according to a joint announcement  yesterday  by Omni and the owner of La Mansion del Rio Hotel. Patrick J. Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer of La Mansion del Rio Inc., has agreed to sell the 337-room

Fort Worth restaurant seeks five star experience

Gunsmoke Grill in Fort Worth TX is already a great little steakhouse, but the new chef wants to make it even better.   She wants to make it a “five-star” fine-dining restaurant. In two years,  it has gone through three chefs and countless concepts, from college-area bar and grill to Southwestern dining to cowboy beef
Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

Luxury Texas hotels and restaurants

AAA Texas has released its elite list of AAA Five Diamond Rated properties for 2006. In all, five hotels and two restaurants have been chosen as Five Diamond recipients for the entire state of Texas. The hotels are the Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Omni Houston Hotel, The St. Regis Hotel (also in Houston), The Mansion
Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria at Dallas hotel

Eva Longoria, star of Desparate Housewives, has been relaxing at the spa at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. The Spa at the Crescent offers “77 one-of-a-kind treatments and services for men and women in 16 state-of-the-art treatment rooms”. Maybe she needed to wind down a little after harrassing a bike cop… Defamer – LA’s gossip