The ski in/ski out The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous ski destination for the entire family. It’s located mid-mountain on Northstar California ski area, with ski lifts just right outside the hotel. The hotel features a ski valet, where guests can get fitted for poles, skis, boots, snowboards, and the valet keeps your equipment overnight so no need to truck all that gear up to your rooms each time you come off the slopes for the day. I especially loved that, as I have all my own gear, and surely despise carrying it all up to my rooms after a long day of skiing! You just simply turn it in under your room number, and come back down in the am to not only pick up your gear, but they clean them thoroughly so your gear is shiny and clean as new! (read more)
This February, Cupid is pointing his bow and arrow at the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, piercing hearts and spaces with love and pure chocolate decadence. Chocolate truffles and kisses of every shape and shade will adorn the Baltimore day Spa’s walls, setting a sinfully soothing chocolate backdrop where lovers can express their most heartfelt feelings through a series of richly passionate couples treatments. Champagne toasts in the couples-only lounge, chocolate strawberry facials, and red velvet massages are just a few of the offerings designed to inspire love and desire this Valentines Day season. (read more)
Sneak Preview inside the Sir Richard Bransons Newest Luxury Hotel - Virgin Hotel Chicago, the First Virgin Hotel in the US. Arguably one of the most successful people in the world, Sir Richard Branson has shown his genius time and time again and has made Virgin a household name. Now Sir Richard is about to make Virgin a Chicago Name with his latest announcement via his blog, to open the first Virgin Hotel in Chicago. Hotels of the Rich and Famous did a little investigative work and found you a sneak peek inside this newly announced hotel.Located along the Chicago River near the Heald Square, the New Virgin Hotel Chicago will reside in the legendary Jeweler Building. Built in 1925, the 40 floor Jeweler Building is located at 35 East Wacker Drive, as it famously displays on the front of the building. Known for its Greco-Roman and Gothic architecture and complex elements, including cupolas, spires and arched windows, combine to offer an ex (read more)
The Original Celebrity Hotel, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows celebrates it's 100th Birthday. Eleanor Reed honors Hotels of the Rich and Famous with a preview of her Article in Watch! Magazine with some help from Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O Dell who has re-created the iconic image of Faye Dunaway's Breakfast the Morning after she won an oscar.
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore has been recognized as one of the top 25 luxury hotels in the United States in TripAdvisor's 2013 Travelers' Choice awards, the site’s largest Travelers' Choice campaign to date with millions of reviews submitted for more than 600,000 hotels around the world. Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore ranked 18th in the United States, and remains the #1 luxury hotel in the Baltimore area. "This is a tremendous honour for our Hotel," notes General Manager Julien Carralero. "As the world’s largest online travel community, TripAdvisor is the premier resource for travellers around the world with millions of guests submitting valuable reviews every year. As a Hotel that's been open little over a year, we are especially thankful to all of our guests who have taken the time to share their experiences at our Hotel, including the Spa and three Michael Mina restaurants (read more)
With the ski season in full swing and Champagne powder in abundance, Four Seasons Mountain Collection Resorts in Jackson Hole, Vail and Whistler are celebrating with a new Passport Program, inviting guests to Ski More, Save More and chase the storm, Four Seasons style. The new Four Seasons Mountain Collection Passport rewards guests who stay at all three Resorts this season with unprecedented values, and also provides an exclusive opportunity to receive a set of custom-made Prior skis or snowboard as an added bonus.Through April 7, 2013, with each stay at the Resorts, guests who participate in the Passport Program receive additional discounts on lodging. The offer valid for reservations dating back to December 15, 2012. After completing the Passport and visiting all three properties during the 2013 ski season, guests are awarded with a set of Prior skis or snowboard.How the Passport Program Works Guests enjoy their first stay at one of (read more)
Sleep aboard a piece of history. Who would have thought that one of the top 10 most Haunted Places in the world was docked right here in the Los Angeles area? Thats right, the 1,000 foot The Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed from 1936-1967. She was bigger, faster, and more powerful than the Titanic and was one of the original weekly expresses from the United Kingdom to New York City. The Queen Mary was considered the grandest ocean liner in the world carrying the elite, Hollywood celebrities, and Royalty. Celebrities such as Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Queen Elizabeth, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchhill, just to name a few. During World War II she was converted into a troopship that carried Allied Soldiers and at one point had carried 16,000 troops, then was converted back into a transatlantic passenger ship after the war. She sailed her last trip and docked in (read more)
A Beautiful Night with BridgettaA quick escape from LA lays the quaint little town of Paso Robles, the half-way point to San Francisco. Only a three and a half hour drive north of Los Angeles and you are surrounded by relaxing, beautiful landscapes of rolling hills, towering oaks and lush vineyards. Nestled at the gateway to wine country, right off the main highway is the Mediterranean Style boutique hotel called La Bellasera Hotel And Suites. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxury hotel reflects the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside. Located just 5 minutes from the center of town, La Bellasera is the perfect hotel to for your visit to Paso Robles. As I entered the hotel, the friendly front desk staff welcomed me and helped me check in to one of their suites. The suite was quite comforting, like a mini apartment. Opening the door to the suite, (read more)
The development will feature unobstructed views of lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, and the Park. Residents and hotel guests will enjoy easy access to Wall Street, Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn from the East River Ferry and New York City Subway systems. In addition, the project will offer direct access to the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre waterfront site stretching along Brooklyn's East River edge. The development will total approximately 550,000 square feet, including nearly 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor restaurant space, 16,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space, over 2,000 square feet of retail space, a 6,000 square foot spa and fitness center and 300 underground parking spaces. The 10-story hotel and condominium complex and five-story condominium building are being designed by Rogers Marvel Architects. The project, which will feature a stepped fa (read more)
To celebrate the queen's Jubilee, the Four Seasons London at Park Lane will be serving a 10,000 pound (roughly $15,000 dollar) cocktail. There has never been a better time for a celebration of Rule Britannia.
An exquisite evening of Chinese Chef Alan Chan’s culinary masterpieces paired with vintage Veuve Clicquot Champagne awaits discerning palates at the Intimate Vintage Champagne Dinner at Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore on May 29, 2012. The event will also be hosted by Veuve Clicquot Senior Winemaker Cyril Brun.
Known as the "Pearl of the Pacific", Acapulco has everything you dream about when it comes to a beach paradise. Acapulco is one the first celebrity getaway and jet setter destinations. elizabeth taylor, brigitte bardot, frank sinatra, judy garland, howard hughes, harry belafonte, rita hayworth, John and jacqueline kennedy, steve mcqueen, johnny carson and eartha kitt are just a few of the iconic Hollywood Stars to start the trend of vacationing in this gorgeous location. Not to mention the movies that were filmed in Acapulco such as “The Lady from Shanghai” starring orson welles and rita hayworth, “Fun in Acapulco” starring elvis presley and ursula andress, “Rambo I – III” starring sylvester stallone, and “Blow” starring johnny depp and penelope cruz. Over the years Acapulco started to decline as the top celebrity destination but hotels like the Banyan Tree Cabo Marques are putting Acapulco back on the star map. (read more)
Esteemed Luxury Publication Robb Report Includes Four Seasons Resort Whistler as One of the Earth's Most Exclusive Retreats. Award-winning Resort ranks in the magazine's top 100 in North America.
The super hip W Barcelona is not only an architectural wonder, but also a trend setter in hotel amenities and design. My husband and I stayed a week at the W Barcelona for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the hotel was. Pictures don’t do it justice, so I’ve included their promo video below! The exterior structure looks like a giant sail, cruising on the Mediterranean. It reminded me a bit of the world famous Burj Al Arab, only way more affordable! Upon entering the lobby your senses will be filled with sights, sounds and textures, fully stimulating your senses. True to W form, everything is bright vibrant colors with lots of lighting effects for the ultimate cool. The walls near the elevator are a cool 3D pinned wall paper that is just asking to be touched (seen sparkling in the video). The front desk staff are very friendly and get you checked in very quickly. (read more)
When you think of The Beatles, do you think of Liverpool and a time when summer seemed to last forever? Hard Days Night Hotel want to make their guests’ summer that little bit sweeter this year with a ‘Summer in The City’ package, designed with you in mind. Whether you’re visiting Liverpool for the first-time or a seasoned scouser looking for a weekend as spectacular as the ‘fab four’ themselves, this bespoke two-night package kicks off with a Strawberry Fields cocktail upon arrival in Bar Four. After your thirst has been quenched, guests will then head to the adjoining Blakes Restaurant between 6-7pm for a sumptuous 3-course meal; offering a mix of classic British, European and Asian-inspired dishes, using quality ingredients. Your first night’s stay in one of the luxury twin or double rooms can guarantee you a good night’s sleep with Hypnos beds (named after the God of sleep) in every room, along with nostalgic Beatles artwork and (read more)
Charged with power, high energy and confidence, Shanghai's Pudong area is where commerce and style meet in a constantly changing, extraordinarily exciting city. In the middle of all the action, Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai is set to open this summer.High above the urban melee, Four Seasons will offer a chic enclave from which to do business in the city, with 187 rooms, a spa and health club, and sophisticated event spaces. At the lower levels, the Hotel’s stylish restaurants and bar set the stage for guests to mingle with Pudong’s high powered executives, fashion vanguard and urban professionals for fun, food and drink. As always, the experience is facilitated by the intuitive service for which Four Seasons is renowned.“Shanghai is a sexy city; it seduces with infinite opportunity, its glamorous past and the incredible possibilities of its future,” says Rainer Stampfer, regional vice president and general manager of the city’s sec (read more)
Growing up in a poor family from the Bronx was hard on Lou Pizarro and his family. He is living proof to people who grew up in rough, hard neighborhoods that success CAN happen. You just have to be a motivated and driven enough to change your path for the better. To make your destiny and dreams come "Tru", literally, since he now has the hit series on Tru TV called, "Operation Repo." He came from the rough side of the tracks and with faith pushed on through to now being on this hit series which is not syndicated, nationwide.
Mother's Day is only weeks away, Sunday May 13th! Why not treat Mum to something special this Mother's Day in Australia! Travel to the same hotel as Rhianna, Leonardo DiCaprio and Zac Efron - The Darling owned by The Star. Try one of The Star's signature restaurants for dinner, stay the night at The Darling or enjoy a bit of pampering at The Spa. Not sure what to pick? Why don't you let her choose with a Star Gift Card, redeemable at over 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, The Darling Hotel and Spa, Astral Tower and Residences, as well as our premium retail collection. For more details and to book, call 1-800-700-700. Five-Star Stays Spoil Mum with a stay in one of our five star hotels and she will receive $50 credit to use at The Spa at The Darling. To book, call 1800 700 700 or click below (read more)
For the rich and famous London is the ultimate pleasure ground. Boasting some of the world's best restaurants, most famous nightclubs and elegant designer shops - celebrities and the well-heeled have numerous things to do here. From chartering a private Thames River Trip to a personal capsule on the London Eye, this great city is the personal playground of the rich and famous. London, a Place to Dine and Drink. With over 60 Michelin stars, the rich and famous have plenty of fabulous dinner spots. Favorites include The Ivy, a long time hangout for those with cash to splash and The Grill at The Dorchester where famed chef, Brian Hughson serves up a menu of traditional grilled dishes. For the younger crowd there's Nobu and Zuma, where guests enjoy contemporary Japanese cuisine in fashionable, modernist surroundings. (read more)
Tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina lies one of North America's finest hotels - The Inn on Biltmore Estate. The Inn is located on the Vanderbilt's 8,000 acre estate in the heart of Asheville. Southern hospitality and extravagant luxury are combined for a lavish experience.
Indulge yourself this Easter with an overnight stay at The Landmark London hotel. On arrival feast on an exclusive Landmark London Easter egg made especially for you by our Executive Chef with a bottle of chilled Champagne. Each morning before your day begins enjoy a copious traditional English breakfast in the stunning Winter Garden restaurant, which is situated underneath a soaring eight-storey glass roof atrium, and then enjoy the sights of London. The Landmark London is in close proximity to all London attractions and transportation. Overnight stay in a luxurious guest room Large Easter egg on arrival Bottle of chilled Champagne Traditional English breakfastThis offer is available from 1st – 15th April 2012.Prices start from £289 including VATClick here to book now! (read more)
She's known worldwide as the sexy porn star that ran for governor, but she’s so much more than that. She is actually classy yet funny, down to earth yet extremely smart person, and a loyal, talented friend. She started in ballet as a wee child, with dreams of dancing and performing in front of huge audiences, and that she has done. She has lived an interesting life, which has made her such a strong person. You may know her from her many films, the news, modeling or from some of VH1's Hit Shows such as Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. This is Mary Carey: Inside and OUT...
June brings many blessings to the Maldives, from prime surf at Kuda Huraa to manta season at Landaa Giraavaru. In 2012, it’s also bringing Four Seasons Resorts Maldives June Boon – a mid-year gift of unbeatable value with the added boon of a romantic beach dinner for two, couple’s spa treatment, Champagne on arrival and daily breakfast.Valid June 1-30, 2012 for a minimum seven-night stay at either Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa or Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru, June Boon offers guests unprecedented rates at two of the Maldives most exclusive resorts. This special offer must be booked before March 31, 2012.“June has tended to be a quieter month for us,” explains Regional Vice President Armando Kraenzlin, “But there’s no reason why that should be the case. The Maldives is warm year-round, with only the occasional shower in June, generously compensated by ideal water conditions for surfing and sightings of manta rays and whale shark (read more)
Historical, Literary & Musical event throughout the 2012 season1st April - 28th October 2012 Celebrating the life of Tudor Queen Katherine Parr who lived, died and is entombed at Sudeley Castle.Highlights include:Tudor Family Fun Dayswith Falconry, Minstrels, Archery, Tudor Characters and more'At Home with Lady Ashcombe'discussing her book 'Behind Castle Walls' plus guest speakersAlison WeirTudor PortraitureLiterary Lunchwith Linda Porter, Susan James and Janel MuellerChampagne Reception with Dr. David StarkeyAn insight into Katherine Parr and Tudor lifeAfternoon Tea with Sir Roddy LlewellynIn The Queen's Garden during Sudeley's Rose WeekMichael HirstCreator, Writer and Executive Producer of 'The Tudors'Katherine Parr's Funerala Re-enactment of the first Protestant Royal Ceremony of its kindFor more please visit http://www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/event (read more)
Mother’s Day comes just once a year, so to show mothers how much they are appreciated on March 21, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza has tailored a unique Spa package simply to indulge and rejuvenate. The Spa treats will figuratively transport her away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a world of pampering, relaxation, and peace, if only for a few hours.The three and a half hour treatment starts off with an anti-ageing facial designed to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. This intensive ultrasound or micro-peeling is suitable for all skin types and includes a relaxing face massage using natural ingredients resulted in glowing and fresh looking skin.The second hour is purely dedicated to restoring the hands as they are treated with a tender treatment including a gentle sugar scrub and a paraffin mask to seal in moisture, leaving them with a perfectly soft touch for manicure afterwards.To complete the experience, a compre (read more)
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Showcases City’s Largest Hotel Art Collection. Collection showcases works by the Washington Color School. Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is home the city’s largest hotel art collection. The collection, assembled by Mark Myers of Atlantic Arts, includes museum-quality pieces informed by the Washington Color School.“The credit really has to go to the owners, Michael Beatty and his team at Harbor East Development, for having the vision to provide a first quality collection in a commercial setting. They were very specific with what they wanted to achieve with this collection,” according to Myers. “Michael Ricketts, vice president of development, was instrumental in guiding the choices made throughout the process.”Acknowledging the influencers and the influenced, the collection was assembled considering antecedents and derivatives of the Color School (read more)
The popular Egyptian restaurant Zitouni at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is always looking for new ways to offer its guests an unforgettable dining experience. Now, Zitouni presents a Fish Market buffet every Wednesday.Guests will discover a wide range of seafood dishes and an authentic Egyptian Fish Market atmosphere where they can choose from displays of fish from the Mediterranean and Red Sea, and have their selections cooked to preference.Especially made for seafood lovers, diners can indulge in seafood salads and hot and cold mezzeh dishes. Zitouni's fresh seafood display includes sea bass, calamari, red mullet, red snapper, sardine, grouper, crayfish, clams, mussels, crab, sole and king prawns, plus eight different salmon selections."We always like to offer our guests unique and exceptional experiences at Zitouni, even if this was not their first visit. We thought of offering our guests something distin (read more)
Tickets available for the 11th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) returning to Las Vegas' Shadow Creek Golf Course March 29 – April 1, 2012.New participants include current NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and comedic genius Joel McHale of NBC's 'Community' and E! Entertainment Television's 'The Soup.' Rodgers and McHale join many returning standouts from 2011 including Ken Griffey, Jr., Wayne Gretzky, Roger Clemens, Brian Baumgartner, Brett Hull, Maury Povich and Chris Chelios, who made a splash last year when he sank a 45-foot putt followed by a cannonball jump into the adjacent lake on the 18th hole green.The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, will take place Satur (read more)
Enchantment Resort, part of the Enchantment Group portfolio of award-winning properties in Sedona, Arizona, will debut the third and final phase of a $25 million property-wide renovation with enhancements to heighten the resort’s sense of place amid the red rock beauty of Boynton Canyon. Closely following the completion of an $11 million refurbishment of all 218 guestrooms and a $4 million expansion of the resort’s onsite Meeting Village, the resort will now boast a completely transformed Clubhouse with new and reimagined restaurants; a larger pool area with 360-degree views of the canyon; new retail boutique and outdoor spaces. The transformation, scheduled for completion in spring 2012, will elevate the guest experience while building on the foundation that has kept guests returning for the past 25 years. “We’re pleased to debut the final phase of this resort-wide renovation, which showcases our deep commitment to our guests, the n (read more)
Most people know Actress Kate Linder as Esther Valentine on The Young and the Restless where she has played the role of the housekeeper to Mrs. Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) for nearly 30 years. But what people may not know is Kate is an experienced world traveler. In fact very experienced, as she travels the world for a living! (read more)