Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Volcanic Destinations

It is time to shine some light after the setbacks from Iceland’s Volcano. We invite you to visit a few stylish boutique hotels in volcanic destinations such as Hacienda de San Antonio in Colima, Mexico; Mystique in Santorini, Greece; The Boatshed in Auckland, New Zealand; Hotel Raya in Aeolian Islands in Sicily, Italy; and of course, 101 Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Orlando Is In Bloom

If you travel to Orlando you will have no problem finding yourself a hotel. With about 25 hotels and motels opening in the last year, Orlando has approximately 115,000 hotel rooms. The recently opened properties vary from a motel with its own water park, to the newest Disney resort. Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Orlando and Bonnet Creek are all connected by a conference center and offer guests the benefit to use facilities at the either hotel at no additional charge.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Accor Modifies Portfolio: Selling 450 Hotels in 2010-2013

As a result of the upcoming demerger with their prepaid services business and in an effort to increase cash and reduced its net debt, the French hotel company, ACCOR plans to reduce its property holdings by selling 450 of their 1,600 hotels between 2010 and 2013. ACCOR is acting as a pure hotel and is now focused on developing the brand. This “sale program” will aid them in their concurrent expansion plan to open 35,000 to 40,000 new rooms a year until 2015 and end up with 1,800 hotels or around 220,000 rooms in European and Asian countries with high-growth potential.

Euro Drops Against the US Dollar: Good News to US travelers

The Euro has hit a four year low against the dollar, which means that traveling through Europe will be less expensive. The economic struggle of countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece are driving the Euro to devaluate and now 16 countries formally using the Euro as currency will be affected. We can safely say that it will more affordable for US travelers to travel to Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hilton’s New Promotion: “The Great Getaway”

Hilton launched a global promotion for members of the Hilton HHonors’ guest loyalty program. With over 2,800 participating hotels worldwide guests are able to get up to 30 percent off sleeping rooms for stays completed between May 28 and September 6, 2010. “We’re encouraging our guests to take this opportunity to explore a new travel destination or visit an old favorite,” said Jeff Diskin, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Marketing, Hilton Worldwide.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hyatt Hotels Add to Their Luxury Portfolio

The Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California will soon be managed by Hyatt Hotels and become number 25 in the Park Hyatt Luxury Portfolio.

“Hyatt is delighted to be invited to manage this beautiful Southern California resort, “ said Steve Haggerty, global head of real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with the property’s owners and expect a very smooth transition for Aviara guests as we introduce the personalized service and authentic hospitality for which Park Hyatt is known around the world.”

Friday, May 7, 2010

Starwood will Debut in the United Arab Emirates in 2013

A new W hotel will debut in Abu Dhabi, right on the water front of Al Bateen. This is part of a development to include many components such as high-end retail stores, restaurants and even homes offering magnificent ocean views. The 350-room hotel will have 25 suites and 2 “Extreme Wow” suites, which are the equivalent to a Presidential Suite. The hotel will offer other great features such as a signature spa, restaurants and a rooftop night club.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

How Would You Like to Wake Up to This View? Hilton Los Cabos

Hilton Los Cabos Golf Resort and Spa is the perfect place to stay when visiting Los Cabos in Baja California, Mexico. The resort offers luxury without disturbing the natural feeling of a town based hand crafted goods, hard workers and genuine love for people and the town. The hotel is located right in between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

They offer great accommodations, as every room has an oversized soaking tub and a private balcony to enjoy the ocean breeze and a view of the Sea of Cortez.

The meeting space is ideal for small or large groups, offering two ballrooms with the largest being over 7,400 square feet and a total of 11,349 square feet of meeting space.

Hilton Los Cabos is set in a nice, quiet beach front just off the main highway. The service is great and the food is delicious. You will wake up to the waves crashing and start off each day with a smile on your face. Hilton Los Cabos is a perfect spot for meetings or just to enjoy some sun and relax.