Show you care in the comfort and luxury of the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The hotel is hosting Stories of the Cosmos as a way to celebrate Earth Hour with guests and local residents. The complimentary event will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 on the Eco-Adventure Center’s Connect the Dots outdoor game board. Earth Hour is an international event that encourages awareness about climate change by having people and businesses around the world turn off their electronic devices at the same time. “By holding Stories of the Cosmos outside by candlelight, we are supporting the Earth Hour mission, as well as offering a fun, educational experience for guests of all ages,” said Eco-Adventure Center Director Lyn Evins.... Read More
The St. Regis Aspen Resort Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE has announced a very special event sure to draw food loving adventurers from around the world. In March, the St. Regis Aspen Resort Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE will host appearances by two extraordinary Michelin-starred guest chefs: Chefs Cyril Lignac and Mathieu Pacaud. The visiting Parisian chefs wil each host a select number of dinners at the restaurant to showcase their individual takes on French food. Both chefs culinary efforts will be accompanied by wine pairings by some of the finest French winemakers, chosen by Sommelier LeeAnn Kaufman.... Read More
Designer Philippe Stark's brilliant vision is heading to Indonesia. A private village of 12 limited edition villas with signature glass facades by artist JonOne and designed by Stark is due to begin breaking ground in 2013. Set in the Petitenget neighborhood of Seminyak, Bali, The Stairs Villa Hotel will be the first Stark designed project in the country. Inspired by a vision of vibrant streets across the world coming together in a monolithic 65-foot-wide stairway, the property will include a café patisserie, restaurant, bar lounge, boutique, mezzanine bibliothèque, signature spa, and workout facilities. "The Stairs, without a doubt, shall become the boiling bucket of energy, activity and intelligence of Bali, and perhaps more," describes Philippe Starck, the brainchild behind the design... Read More
To celebrate the opening of the latest Key West luxury hotel, Parrot Key Resort is getting guests excited by offering packages to acquaint them with the spirit of the island.
Parrot Key Resort, Key West’s newest luxury, waterfront property, is kicking off 2013 with a trio of exclusive packages designed to celebrate the colorful and quirky nature of Key West. Whether you want to discover a secret garden and play with a bevy of parrot pals, trace the steps of Key West’s most famous resident, or enjoy the suite life with a midweek escape full of perks; Parrot Key’s newest hotel packages capture the essence of the Key West experience.... Read More
This year’s TripAdvisor® Travelers' Choice® Awards includes two hotels that are making a first appearance to the list of the top 25 in Peru: the independent, Peruvian-owned Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness and Aranwa Cusco Boutique. Named to the top ten is Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, which opened in 2008. Located in a restored 17th century colonial hacienda on the banks of the Vilcanota River in Urubamba, the resort offers a magical combination of mystical ancient Inca culture, colonial grandeur, and modern design and comfort. Its Unno Spa, the largest in South America at more than 27,000 square feet, provides a sensual journey towards healing and peace with a combination of traditional and ancient therapies that capture the spirit of the Incas.... Read More
Il Borro, an estate owned by famed Italian designer, Salvatore Ferragamo, offers guests exclusive horseback rides through the stunning grounds.
A premier equestrian center accommodates guests of all skill sets to tour the Italian landscape and become immersed by the richly diverse views of the historic town of San Giustino Valdarno. Ideal for novices, Il Borro provides lessons in effort to gain an air of ease with your horse and bestow comfort in riders. Lessons provide guests of all ages how to properly care for horses and the behavior to adopt in their presence, perfect for first time riders conquering their equestrian apprehensions. Horse riding courses are also offered to summer guests which allow for guided excursions along the foots of the Pratomagno Mountains, compl... Read More
The Hyatt Regency Chicago’s is the windy city’s largest hotel, and has recently undergone a $168 million renovation. Hyatt will be unveiling the makeover this spring.
From a chic new lobby, re-vamped guestrooms, meeting spaces and an array of exciting new and re-concepted dining experiences, the hotel will officially complete the process in April 2013. Under the careful guidance of renowned architects and planners at Bentel & Bentel, the three-phase project broke ground in 2010."We truly listened to our guests, and in turn, several aspects of this renovation were incorporated as a direct result of guest feedback,” says Patrick Donnelly, General Manager. “We are excited to provide our guests an even better experience through innovative, top-of-the line guest room accommodati... Read More
Sbe, a hospitality company that leads the way in industry innovation, has announced the future groundbreaking ceremonies on their SLS Las Vegas hotel, set to open Fall of 2014.
sbe has owned and operated the property for seven years, four as the Sahara, and during that time has grown into a national and international hospitality company. Having built a reputation for successfully re-imagining historic structures and helping to rebuild iconic neighborhoods, sbe will employ its philosophy of adaptive reuse in redeveloping the property, an approach the company pioneered in Los Angeles and Miami. Destined to become one of the most energetic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, SLS is a high-style collaboration between Nazarian, renowned design icon Philippe Starck, James Beard award... Read More
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and HHM have announced the opening of the ideally located Hyatt Union Square New York. The luxury hotel is currently taking reservations for April 2013.
The newly built, 178-room hotel will feature urban style guestrooms and new dining and bar concepts by local, highly rated restaurateurs. Guests will be able to enjoy unprecedented services and experiences in the heart of Union Square, one of Manhattan’s most beloved neighborhoods. “Union Square is a must see, cultural destination in downtown Manhattan, and visitors in town for both business and leisure want to stay in this neighborhood, but did not previously have the hotel options. Hyatt Union Square New York will answer this demand with an offering unlike anything nearby,” says Chris Holbrook, G... Read More
M Dot Design Studio is launching their Spring 2013 Collection with a pop up boutique at W Los Angeles-Westwood on March 16th, 2013 from 12pm to 9pm. The pop up boutique will be filled with hand sewn garments by Designer Michelle Aquino, handmade jewelry from Miss Wax and Elisa Gonsalves. World renowned makeup artist, Marisol Garcia will demonstrate techniques for new spring looks and the latest trends from Paris Fashion Week, New York, Milan, Zac Posen and more will be showcased during the event. Attendees can also check out rotating art installations by Justin Atallian and artist collaboration pieces inspired by the interior design of Japanese house Tugu Malang in Indonesia. Enjoy light bites paired with champagne while rocking out to a musical backdrop provided by M Dot’s resident DJ, J... Read More
U.S. News & World Report has named Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin 2013’s top hotel on St. Martin/St. Maarten.
Recently renovated and reopened in December 2011, the 18-acre resort is nestled in the secluded cove of Anse Marcel’s National Nature Reserve, and provides guests with 1,600 feet of pristine beachfront. Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin features 63 suites and 189 guestrooms and two on-site dining venues where guests can enjoy a complimentary full breakfast buffet at Le Marché and world-class French-Caribbean cuisine with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea at C Le Restaurant. “We are honored and humbled by this award,” says Jean-marc Jalbert, general manager of Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin. “When you are recognized as ... Read More
Starwood Capital Group has announced the launch of two new hotel brands. The new brands include Baccarat Hotels & Resorts and 1 Hotels & Resorts, a lifestyle, eco-brand. The brands plan on five hotel openings under the group’s management company, SH Group.
The initial five hotel openings will occur over the next twenty-four months and include: Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, NY; Baccarat Hotel Rabat, Morocco; 1 Hotel & Residences South Beach, FL; 1 Hotel Central Park, NY; and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY.... Read More
Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa is pleased to unveil a multi-million dollar resort renewal project. The oceanfront resort on the sparkling sands of Seven Mile Beach has introduced additions through all guest rooms, suites, public spaces, meeting spaces, the fitness center, as well as the pool and beach experience. Stretching across eight acres along Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island, the 343-room resort is the ideal spot to unwind. With the surf's gentle rhythm and whispering palm trees to set the mood, this inspiring resort features every vacation and corporate meeting amenity. Most guest rooms offer breathtaking ocean-views. The grounds are home to the island's largest fresh water swimming pool, the full-service Hibiscus Spa, an engaging kids' club, exhilarating... Read More
The area just outside La Quinta Resort & Club’s main lobby will soon welcome a dramatic new sand masterpiece, designed to depict some of the area’s most beloved and endangered wildlife. On February 14, construction will begin on the striking sand sculpture of a family of Peninsular Big Horn sheep, similar to those native to the desert immediately surrounding the resort, and which can sometimes be seen on the resort’s golf courses. The five-foot by 15-foot by eight-foot sand creation will take four days to craft and will be built by Sandguys, the stars of Travel Channel’s Sandmasters television show. Adding to the local connection to the sculpture, will be a naming contest for the structure’s two featured lambs. Sandguys are world record-holders in the art and science of sand scu... Read More
InterContinental Hong Kong announces a return of their popular Cooking with the Culinary Stars series. The program will continue throughout 2013.
Throughout the year guests will learn to cook alongside the celebrated chefs from InterContinental Hong Kong’s diverse restaurants, including the Michelin starred establishments SPOON by Alain Ducasse, Yan Toh Heen and THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill along with the legendary NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong. In addition to the annual cooking classes, the hotel has launched a new Baking Club program created under the guidance of SPOON’s new Pastry Chef Jerome Husson. The Cooking with the Culinary Stars classes cover everything from classic cooking techniques and essentials to specialty and seasonal dishes.... Read More
Remède Spa at The St. Regis Aspen Resort renews their partnership with Veuve Clicquot to offer signature treatments incorporating Aspen’s favorite bubbly beverage. In partnership with Veuve Clicquot’s signature “Clicquot in the Snow” on Aspen Mountain, Moët Hennessy and Remède Spa collaborated to create three custom effervescent experiences featured on a limited-edition winter spa menu. A portion of the profits from each Veuve Clicquot enhanced treatment will be donated to Challenge Aspen, which provides recreational, educational and cultural experiences for people with disabilities.... Read More
The Lodge at Torrey Pines has been awarded yet another AAA Five Diamond award. The Lodge has captured this most coveted of honors ten times already.
According to the Auto Club, AAA inspectors collectively visit some 1,200 hotels and restaurants every week and conduct multiple unannounced evaluations of each property. In addition to evaluating the physical attributes of the resort, inspectors assess all aspects of guest service, from initial reservation through checkout, to determine if the hotel offers the custom service today’s luxury hotel guest expects. Only .3 percent of the nation’s 59,000 hotel properties and restaurants earn the Five Diamond distinction. “This award is not just about our luxurious amenities.... Read More
Cancun is rapidly becoming a top foodie destination as it expands its culinary activities this year with new experiences, festivals and more! The new additions include:
The 2013 Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ partnership with Jackson Family Wines, Secrets The Vine’s extensive wine collection, The Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos and Cancun’s three AAA Five Diamond Award restaurants, the most awarded city out of any international destination this year. With Cancun’s abundance of wine and dining options, it is no surprise why the first Cancun-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival had such success in bringing together extraordinary chefs, sommeliers and fans from all over the world in a celebration of food, wine and simple pleasu... Read More
This spring, The Lanesborough Hotel will collaborate with leading fashion house, Beulah London to celebrate the beginning of the city’s social Calendar.
To prepare you for this summer’s prestigious events, offering fashion inspiration for each occasion, The Lanesborough is delighted to present key pieces from Beulah London’s spring/summer 2013 collection over a sumptuous afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of Apsleys, the hotel’s famed restaurant. The Lanesborough is proud to collaborate with Beulah London, a brand which has developed an international reputation as an ethical, luxury, British fashion label producing ready-to-wear silk garments for women, which are manufactured to the highest quality in Europe. This exclusive event will showcase the highlights of Beula... Read More
The Grumeti Reserves, a 350,000-acre property in northern Tanzania, is now home to the Singita Serengeti House. The facility is an exclusive-use retreat designed for intimate vacationing for family and friends.
Itineraries, activities and meals are tailor made and tweaked as guests dictate the day-to-day pace and rhythm of their vacation according to their interests and needs. Early morning and late-afternoon game drives may be interspersed with vigorous swims or lazing around the pool with a good book, a game of tennis, a cooking lesson in the private kitchen from the resident chef, spa treatments or mountain biking. Making it up as one goes along is part of the magic of taking up residence at Singita Serengeti House. There is a waterhole right in front of the house, whi... Read More
Sheraton Macao Hotel has announced the completion of its Earth Tower which adds an additional 2,067 new rooms and suites bringing the total count to 3,896 making the Sheraton Macao the largest hotel in Starwood’s portfolio. The hotel widens Starwood's lead in Asia Pacific, where it is the largest operator of four and five star hotels and on track to reach more than 320 hotels by 2014.... Read More
Scoop NYC has partnered with the Morgans Hotel Group to 'bring style to your stay' during fashion week and throughout the month of February.
The two companies have joined forces to create an exclusive all-encompassing shopping package for hotel guests to enjoy during New York Fashion Week. This partnership offers hotel guests a fashionable guide to dressing just in time for Fashion Week.... Read More
Red Mountain Resort provides the perfect sanctuary for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or those wanting to meet new people to embark on invigorating, new experiences with. From personal discovery classes and community dining options, to group hikes and fitness classes, Red Mountain provides solo travelers with an active yet restful retreat alongside its breathtaking red rocks. Located in the small, quaint town of St. George and surrounded by the bluffs of Southwest Utah, the resort’s serene and peaceful surroundings offer a myriad of options catered to the solo traveler.... Read More
Adare Manor, located near Limerick and Shannon International Airport, has been voted by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine one of the best hotels in the world for 2013. Travel+Leisure, a leading luxury travel magazine published in the United States, has named Adare Manor named a “Top 500 Hotel on the World” for ten consecutive years. The estate, through which flows the River Maigue, features an exquisite French formal garden, including the oldest Cedar of Lebanon tree in the British Isles dating, to 1645.... Read More
Luxury landmark hotel, The JW Marriott Chicago is partnering with dimend SCAASI jewelers for the ‘Dazzle Her with Diamonds’ package. From coordinating a proposal point around town, to a visit to dimend SCAASI’s elegant gallery, JW Marriott Chicago’s diamond concierge will work with guests and the team of highly specialized experts at dimend SCAASI to work out all the details for the special purchase. Pre-arrival jewelry consultations can be arranged with dimend SCAASI to experience the jeweler’s tailored process of evaluating budget, design, and more to select a one-of-a-kind custom design.... Read More
The Hiltons of Chicago are helping lovers to escape the winter chill with a romantic Chillcation, available at the Windy City's hotels. Each hotel offers specials to give guests the kind of Valentine's Day they want, whether it's hanging around or exploring the city.... Read More
Montana’s premier luxury ranch resort debuts its most luxurious glamping accommodations for Summer 2013, Cliffside Camp at The Resort at Paws Up. Cliffside Camp will feature a dining facility and lounge, as well as six safari-style luxurious tented accommodations ranging from 605 to 977 square feet. Each tent will be privately nestled in groves of the surrounding pine trees. Four tents will feature two-bedrooms with a king bed in one and two twin beds in the other, making them ideal for families.... Read More
BMW of North America has announced the expansion of a partnership with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts that will offer complimentary local shuttle service in BMW vehicles at all Fairmont properties in the United States. Originally launched in Canada, the program features the BMW 750i Sedan. Available exclusively to Fairmont President’s Club members, guests can choose to be chauffeured to a variety of choice places near Fairmont locations, including a trip to the local mall, museum, convention center, lunch meeting or hitting up a nearby golf course.... Read More
The Inn at the Presidio opened in April of 2012 as The Presidio’s first lodging. Built in a Georgian Revival-style, it was once home to bachelor officers of U.S. Army. The historic restoration provides comfort and contemporary style, with an art program that honors the history of The Presidio. SenSpa, recognized as San Francisco’s best day spa, is located in the park and just a short walk from the Inn at the Presidio. The spa aims to promote wellness with a holistic approach, offering services that detoxify, release, and nourish the mind, body and spirit.... Read More
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is revealing the first fruits of a $40 million renovation, with a debut of redesigned rooms and suites, a refurbished lobby, and freshened up hotel grounds. The renovations have also brought three new dining and drinking options to Buenos Aires, that are quickly becoming some of the city’s favorite watering holes.
The final phase of the renovation, a refurbishment of the hotel's meetings spaces, is set to be completed later this year. "Every aspect of our guests' stay has been considered as part of the planning for this ambitious renovations project," says Rebeca Selley, general manager of the Hotel, who was recently named one of just five Hotelier of the Year finalists in the world by Virtuoso. "From stunning new works by local artists to be... Read More
Hotel Vermont, a 125-bedroom luxury hotel, is set to open Spring of 2013. The property expects to gain LEED-certification, and will draw guests searching for an authentic Vermont experience, including a Hen of the Wood Restaurant, one of the state’s favorite restaurant chains.
An outdoor terrace with an open hearth, features views of Lake Champlain. The hotel will also have 2,000 square feet of green roof space, along with a 7,500 square foot Harbor Terrace that features local artist Richard Erdman's bronze sculptures. The hotel will offer four meeting rooms, two of which are water-view function rooms with 1,100 square feet of space for meetings and events for up to 80 guests. Hotel Vermont will also be the first hotel in the state to offer 100Mbs synchronous broadband in... Read More