Interview With Emerging Hotelier Ayelet Weinstein, CEO of B Hotels & Resorts

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

A new hotel brand has made a splash in South Florida—and made an impression on our editors—with its smart yet simplistic branding, and its approachably sophisticated style. The name is B Hotels & Resorts, and the brand combines many of the “design hotel” characteristics we now expect from a modern luxury property with the value proposition and flexible service everyone needs.... Read More

Kimpton's Vero Beach Hotel & Spa Under New Expert Management

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Kimpton’s oceanfront Vero Beach Hotel & Spa has announced that Kimpton veteran Duncan Clements will be the luxury hotel's new manager. In his new capacity, Clements will oversee the sales, marketing and day-to-day operations of the 113-room hotel located on Florida’s Treasure Coast.... Read More

Westgate Resorts Thanks U.S. Military Personnel with Free Vacations

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury hotelier Westgate Resorts is extending its gratitude to the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces by giving away 1,500 three-day, two-night stays at one of its Orlando-area resorts to U.S. military personnel who served in The War on Terror, the Operation Iraqi Freedom, or the Operation Enduring Freedom. This is the second consecutive year that Westgate Resorts has initiatived its special thank you to the troops. A total of 1,000 complimentary vacations will be available at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Vacation Villas, Westgate Towers, and Westgate Town Center.... Read More

Historic Hotel in St. Pete Celebrates 20th Re-Opening Anniversary

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the elegant hotel's grand re-opening with a series of special events. The landmark hotel is actually 86 years old, but was reopened in 1992, heralding a revitalization of downtown St. Pete. The 20th century celebration includes the restoration of some of the restaurant's original murals, 1992 menu items, including cinnamon raisin French toast ($11), macadamia nut-crusted grouper with papaya salsa and candied ginger basmati rice ($25 lunch/$30 dinner) and white chocolate cheesecake with dark chocolate crust and raspberry sauce ($8) will presented on vintage-style china and Pompeii-inspired cocktails.... Read More

VIP Travel Packages from W South Beach and Magellan Jets

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For luxury travelers, the W South Beach Hotel & Residences and Magellan Jets have partnered to give guests the ultimate experience. The new VIP suites at the exclusive hotel are made even more enjoyable with charter jet travel from Magellan Jets and special amenities that are part of the package, including:... Read More

Romantic Beach Hotels in Florida

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When you think of Florida, surf, sand and sun immediately come to mind. It’s a great place to bring the family, that special someone or even for solo travel. With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Gulf of Mexico to the west, virtually no part of the state is too far from the water, making it easy to enjoy a tropical vacation in almost any locale, at nearly any time of year.... Read More

Take an International Trip in Gastronomy During Epcot's Annual Food & Wine Festival

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Indulge in international flavors during the 17th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place September 28-November 12, 2012, sponsored by Chase. Guests can pick up their Marketplace Discovery Passport at the Festival Center and then choose from a variety of activities to enjoy. But don’t forget to make reservations (it’s super easy with online booking) for the festival’s exclusive events. “Party for the Senses” ($60 a ticket), hosted by Vanity Fair, will provide musical performances and incredible Cirque du Soleil acts while visitors sample internationally inspired cuisine. During the Disney “3D Dessert Discoveries”, guests can enjoy sweets and cordials before being ushered to screen the V.I.P viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth film.... Read More

Tampa's New Epicurean Hotel Slated to Open November 2013

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Culinary travel just got kicked up a notch with the announcement of Tampa's New Epicurean Hotel, a boutique hotel devoted to the culinary arts, located in the city's trendy Hyde Park historic district. Slated to open November 2013, The Epicurean will feature a large, state-of-the-art culinary classroom, high-end bistro, wine shop, rooftop lounge, full-service spa, and a retail and production bakery and pastry shop. "This is a match made in heaven - or maybe heaven's kitchen," said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development's president. "The Epicurean is a perfect addition to Marriott's Autograph Collection®, which is known for delivering unique travel experiences. Combine that brand with Mainsail Lodging and the culinary artistry of Bern's and you've got a finished product that is going... Read More

AMC's "Walking Dead" Gets Amazing Scary Mazes

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood are getting impressive real-world scary mazes modeled after scenes from the acclaimed Walking Dead series that aired on AMC. From the looks of it, this might be the scariest themed maz... Read More

Wil Wheaton Added to Roster of Orlando Megacon Celebrities

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Wesley Crusher… I mean Wil Wheaton was announced to be heading to the Orlando Megacon in March of 2013, which for trekkies nationwide is becoming more and more interesting as his seemingly ironic fame has been growing at a regular pace,... Read More

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