Category: Virginia

The Freddies 2007 - cast your vote!

The Freddies 2007 – cast your vote!

The Freddies are the Oscars equivalent of frequent flier programmes, named after Sir Freddie Laker. You can recognise your favourite airline, hotel and credit card company by casting your vote… but you’ll have to be quick: voting ends on the 28th February 2007. The winners will be announced in a ceremony held at the Crystal […]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels […]

New extended stay hotel in Arlington, VA

New extended stay hotel in Arlington, VA

Arlington Residence Court Hotel, an upscale extended stay hotel, opens in Arlington, Virginia today, just a stone’s throw from the seats of government, military, university and business headquarters. The hotel has 187 suites with bedrooms using premium linens, full kitchens, and oversized work areas with free high-speed wired and wireless DSL internet connections.

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate from now through to 24th  February 2007, with select Kimpton Hotels.  Participating hotels are in Alexandria, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Seattle,  Silicon Valley, Vancouver  and Washington DC.

Improved fitness facilities for Hilton

In a press release issued by Hilton, it’s been announced that all full-service Hilton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites Hotels will have new Precor fitness equipment and facilities installed by the end of 2007. With the exclusive agreement, brand standards have been established for a premium-quality fitness experience, with the first co-branded facilities opening at The […]

Twice as Nice package from The Jefferson, Richmond VA

Twice as Nice package from The Jefferson, Richmond VA

Enjoy a no-hassle summer weekend getaway. Whether you prefer a lazy weekend by the indoor pool and a massage, a sports enthusiast’s weekend of whitewater rafting, golfing and a baseball game, a site-seeing weekend full of historical sites and museums or a shopper’s weekend at the boutiques, malls and antique stores, you can have your […]

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Sunday brunch at The Jefferson, Richmond, VA

Celebrate Saturday night amid the luxurious surroundings of The Jefferson and treat yourselves to Richmond’s finest Sunday Brunch in the morning. Includes Sunday Champagne Brunch for two, brunch gratuity, and valet parking. (Taxes not included.) A deluxe room on the Saturday night costs $275, or $375 for a studio suite.

Spa Minerale officially opens at Lansdowne Resort, VA

Spa Minerale officially opens at Lansdowne Resort, VA

Spa Minerale – a new 12,000 sq. ft. destination spa at Virginia’s  Lansdowne Resort – has officially opened. It is one of the largest luxury spas in the Washington DC area and is part of the results multi-million dollar renovation and expansion program. There’s a total of 13 treatment rooms offering everything from facials and […]

Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Michel Roux at The Inn at Little Washington

Virginia’s The Inn at Little Washington will welcome the  internationally acclaimed Michelin 3 star chef, Michel Roux,  today to celebrate the publication of his newest cookbook “Eggs”. A Champagne reception will begin at noon followed by lunch at 12.45pm. In the afternoon, Roux will present a cooking demonstration. Cost for the class will be $125 […]

The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

The Tides Inn, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

Located on 480 acres and surrounded by gardens and hidden sitting areas, The Tides Inn has undergone something of a transformation. Thanks to over $10 million of investment, there are now 106 impeccably appointed and spacious rooms and suites, as well as  four restaurants. But for golfers the real attraction of the Tides Inn is […]

The Westin Arlington Gateway, Virginia

The Westin Arlington Gateway, Virginia

Development of the Westin Arlington Gateway has reached completion. It marks the debut of the Westin Hotels & Resorts brand in the state of Virginia. The 336-room hotel, carrying a $75-million development price tag, sits off Interstate 66 in the Ballston submarket. The 15-story structure encompasses 238,700 sq. ft.  and offers 10,000 sq. ft.  of […]

Cheers awards

Cheers magazine, a publication of the Adams Beverage Group, has announced the winners of its coveted Cheers Awards for Beverage Excellence for 2006. Among the winners are Interstate Hotels, Arlington, Virginia (for Best Hotel Beverage Program) and Seafood Restaurants, Baltimore, Maryland (for Best Chain Non-Alcohol Program). The winners were selected from entries submitted by many […]