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Park Hyatt Hyderabad Hotel Opens in India

Mar 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The opening of the Park Hyatt Hyderabad adds a new five-star quality hotel to the PH catalog of locations around the world. The new hotel features 185 guestrooms, 24 suites, and 42 luxury apartments for guests. It is the first hotel in Hyderabad to offer fully serviced luxury apartments. The area is a high-tech hub and is one of the richest cities in India. The Park Hyatt Chennai, which opens in the second quarter 2012, will be the company's next hotel to open in India. “We are proud to expand the Park Hyatt brand presence in India with Park Hyatt Hyderabad, joining Park Hyatt Goa Resort, which will be followed by the opening of Park Hyatt in the second quarter of 2012. These openings are reflective of the thoughtful growth o... Read More

Royal Horseguards Hotel in London Offers Luxury Vacation Packages

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Royal Horseguards has launched a range of new luxury lifestyle packages for travelers visiting London in 2012. The luxury hotel is on a mission to reach out to all worldly travelers in search of their own, ultimately fabulous experience package. The Sophisticated Shopper experience includes a tour through one of London’s most fashionable department stores with a Regent Street VIP discount card. The Romance on the River package offers a romantic getaway, where champagne, truffles, and more are lavishly served. The Glamour In The Tower deal offers a room with extraordinary views of the London Eye and the South Bank across the River Thames. Additional themed vacation packages include An Eye for Luxury, Ladies Only London, and London Reveled.... Read More

Tented Camp in Kenya to be Latest Addition to Virgin Limited Edition Collection

Mar 28, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mahali Mzuri will be added to the Virgin Limited Edition of luxury properties. The Kenyan safari camp is due to open in 2013. The camp will be situated in the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem of Kenya. "I'm thrilled to be able to announce Mahali Mzuri as the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection," said Sir Richard Branson. “With such a beautiful and serene setting, Mahali Mzuri will undoubtedly offer a unique African experience like no other and as with all our other properties it too will offer great service and fun in true Virgin style." The luxury Kenyan safari camp will host a maximum of 24 guests in 12 sleep tents. The daily rate is $580 per person and is based on double occupancy.... Read More

W Hotel Westwood Offers Private Classes with Top Chef Dakota Weiss

Mar 27, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

W Los Angeles-Westwood Offers Private Cooking Classes with Exec Chef Dakota Weiss Luxury hotel W Los Angeles-Westwood is offering private cooking lessons with the W’s own Executive Chef Dakota Weiss. The special three-step cooking series is called Prep. Cook. Dine. The sessions will teach a maximum of eight attendees per class how to prepare an elaborate three-course meal. The dining experience also includes specialty cocktails and wine pairings. The dates available are April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, and August 8. The price is $135 per person. Both guests and non-guests may register. The April 11 cooking class session will feature a grilled artichoke appetizer with three dipping sauces, follow... Read More

Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic Adds Famed Chefs to Event

Mar 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Punta Mita, home to some of Mexico’s most exclusive beach communities and luxury hotels, is the site of the second annual Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic. The event gathers acclaimed chefs, winemakers and tequila makers to the area for the four-day... Read More

The New York Palace to Host Gold Chocolate Weekend Brunch

Mar 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Spring 2012 will hop into motion at The New York Palace with the presence of the Lindt Gold Bunny and the Gold Chocolate Weekend Brunch campaign. There will be signature themed brunches centered on the #1 selling chocolate bunny in the U.S. Guests coming to the New York City luxury hotel during that time will be greeted by two giant Lindt Gold Bunny figures mingling and greeting guests. The New York Palace is inviting travelers to come visit and join them in celebrating the 60th birthday of the famous Lindt Gold Bunny. This sweet deal coincides with the start of spring and will be available from March 24 through April 21, 2012. Along with special dishes created by the Palace’s pastry chefs, two limited-run chocolate desserts also will be added to... Read More

Holland America Cruise Line Adds Denali Packages to 2012 Alaska Tour Program

Mar 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Holland America Line has added three new selections to its 2012 Alaska Cruise Tour options. The luxury cruise liner now offers the only three-night and one-night adventures through Denali. The itinerary of the new cruises puts travelers on a luxu... Read More

Wynn Las Vegas Rolls Out Digital Taxi Cab Marketing Program

Mar 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Wynn Las Vegas has a new interactive marketing campaign that is debuting this week in 1,000 taxicabs both on the Las Vegas strip and in the downtown area. The luxury hotel has partnered with Show Media to produce GPS-based audio and video tours for passengers. They include video tours of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore dining, entertainment attractions, shopping, and nightlife. Each vehicle contains a proprietary mobile device system with a 10.1-inch viewing window and touch-screen technology. The video will be updated consistently and serve as a source of information for visitors. The new mobile interactive campaign is an opportunity for Wynn to directly communicate with visitors based upon their location in Las Vegas. Marilyn Spiegel, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore President... Read More

Lanesborough St. Regis Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 60-Year Reign With Diamond Jubilee Package

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Lanesborough St. Regis, a luxury hotel which is adjacent to Buckingham Palace, is inviting world travelers to join them in celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s milestone with the Diamond Jubilee Package. The special promotion takes place the weekend of June 2-5, 2012. It includes four-nights in an executive-double room. Visitors will attend the prestigious Epsom Derby on Saturday, June 2, while taking in the comforts of the Derby Suite throughout the day at the races. The following day will present an opportunity to view the Thames River Pageant, as it reaches the Tower Bridge, aboard the HMS Belfast. This flotilla, which is a 7.5-mile procession led by the Queen’s Royal Bar... Read More

Hyde Park, London Sees Opening of Jumeirah Grosvenor House Apartments

Mar 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The amenities of a five-star Jumeirah Hotel, combined with decorum of a Mayfair manor, are the attributes that distinguish the Grosvenor House Apartments. The new hotel residences are palatial, as each of the 133 apartments contains more than 4,800 square feet of living space. Premium services for guests will include a 24-hour concierge, daily maid service, a gym, 24-hour in-residence dining, and in-home service from the Spa Illuminata. Many of the luxury residences overlook Hyde Park or Mayfair. Others open onto a new seven-story atrium with a vaulted ceiling. Short and long-term options are available. Reservations for the Grosvenor House Apartments are now being accepted. The grand opening will occur on April 2, 2012.... Read More

Leading Hotels of The World Welcomes Palace Hotel Tokyo in May

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Palace Hotel Tokyo will open on May 17, 2012, as it has completed a $1.2 billion redevelopment. The luxury hotel has been accepting reservations for its grand opening since February 1. The deluxe, 23-story hotel has 290 guestrooms in six categories... Read More

Renovated Meritage Resort in Napa Valley to Open Spring 2012

Mar 13, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa will reopen in April 2012. The luxury resort in the Napa Valley has expanded with 165 new guestrooms and an additional 12,500 square feet of conference space. The newly expanded deluxe resort and spa sits... Read More

The Madison Hotel in Washington, DC to Complete $20 Million Restoration in April

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

There are no worries on whether the $20-million facelift of The Madison Hotel will be completed in time for the Presidential Inauguration in January 2013. The storied hotel, which was officially opened by guest of honor President John F. Kennedy in February 1963, has accommodated innumerable VIP guests throughout its history. It was announced that the hotel’s restoration is set for completion sometime in April 2012, with renowned interior designer Dominick Coyne at the helm of this elaborate project. A major aspect of the transformation is the refurbishing of all three of the luxury hotel’s Presidential suites, which provide 2,000 square feet of living space. These spacious accommodations are of particular interest to many of the diplomatic delegates who stay at The Madison Hotel.... Read More

Amelia Island Renovations Enhance Northern Florida's Top Luxury Destination

Mar 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Northern Florida’s Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island is a vacation destination of extraordinary proportions with travelers worldwide visiting the deluxe enclave year-round. Three major renovation projects were recently completed on the island by luxury hotels and resorts. Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island completed a $65-million, 444 room enhancement project that involved the design expertise of Wilson Associates to add a coastal design to the room enhancements. Sliders Seaside Grill announced the completion of its second-floor renovation along with the opening of a new oceanfront banquet and special-event space. The area can accommodate 200 people for a formal sit-down affair, and 300 guests for a cock... Read More

Revere Hotel Coming to Boston in April

Mar 8, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Revere Hotel will open in Boston in April. The luxury hotel is located at the center of the vibrant theater district. The hotel features a presidential suite, 30 deluxe suites, and 325 guestrooms. The presidential suite, on the 24th floor, features 1,400 square feet of living space and a sweeping view of the city’s skyline.The Revere also has a 225-seat theater onsite and more than 35,000 square feet of diverse functional space for events. With each seat in the theater equipped with its own full workspace, the theater will be a multipurpose venue. BBGM Interiors, the same firm that designed the interiors of the W and the St. Regis in New York City, worked with Northwood Hospitality to achieve the appropriate aesthetics for the Revere. ... Read More

Crystal Cruises Reports Highest Ever Revenue Week

Mar 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises ended February on a brisk note, reporting that it had achieved its highest ever weekly revenue. Crystal had previously published that its fares would be good through February 28, 2012; however, it extended the BookNow deadline to February 29, which resulted in an influx of bookings. On March 1, the company raised fees from $200 to $1,000 per couple on 19 of its cruises for 2012 and 2013. The deluxe Book Now promotion gives travelers a two-month window of opportunity to save on cruises. Every 60 days Crystal reviews pricing on its cruises."[The] Book Now fares offer the most attractive pricing on the world's best cruises for savvy shoppers who plan... Read More

Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Hotel Sold to Hersha Hospitality Trust

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Hersha Hospitality Trust will be the new owner and manager of the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The announcement was made last week by Hersha, a Philadelphia based real estate investment firm. The 111-room hotel is rated AAA Five Diamond and has been recognized by Travel+Leisure as both a “Best in Philadelphia” and a “Best Hotels in the World” selection. It is conveniently located in the business and cultural hubs of the city. The luxury hotel in the City of Brotherly Love is also a member of Leading Hotels of the World. It is the home of the Lacroix Restaurant and Bar 210. The Rittenhouse has a full-service spa onsite, the Adolf Biecker Spa and Salon as well as a swimming... Read More

The Great Getaway Medina Opens in Marrakech in 2012

Mar 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Great Getaway Medina is an intimate six-room luxury hotel where guests are invited to immerse themselves in to the Medina community. The hotel’s building, originally a palace, has been refurbished to preserve its traditional architectural style. The colors of the city are used extensively throughout the new boutique hotel to embrace its essence. Additionally, all of the guestrooms are named after aromas that linger: lavender, mint, saffron, pomegranate, cinnamon and ginger. The owners of the lodgings have special relationships with local tradesmen and souk owners. So, guests will experience the magic of Marrakech with more intimacy than most tourists would encounter. The Marrakech Museum, Jeema El Fna Square, and the Koutoubia Mosque are all... Read More

Crystal Cruises Adds New VIP Airport Service

Mar 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Guests of Crystal Cruises can sail through airports and bypass the customary drudgery associated with flying and airport terminals. Door-to-gate porter and escort services, fast-track processes, and access to VIP/business class lounges are all part of the new Crystal VIP Airport Service. It is available for purchase internationally by all Crystal Cruises' customers. "Security lines, long hikes, uncomfortable chairs, cumbersome luggage — the modern-day airport experience has lost the ease that flying once provided," said John Stoll, VP of land and port operations at Crystal Cruises. "Whether one prefers to travel discreetly, or just minimize inconvenience, this service ushers you into the refine... Read More

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