Archive for June, 2011

As Hilton Worldwide continues its global growth spurt, travelers will find new hotel options on several continents — as well as a new lobby concept.

From fashion tips to wine tasting and art exhibits, luxury hotel brands are upping the ante this year with new services and products. Here’s what you can expect.

Whether you’re looking for San Francisco hotels for your next business trip or perhaps as inspiration for your next California vacation, the city by the bay never fails to impress.

If you’ve got a birthday coming up, we’ve got some killer ideas on how to spend it in Sin City. Want to feel like a movie star for a night? We’ve got ideas. Feel like getting in touch with your inner child? You got it. Want to cram a year’s worth of relaxation into a single weekend? Check. Here’s a rundown of a handful of Las Vegas vacations that are stone guaranteed to make any birthday celebration unforgettable.

Whether you’re looking for luxury and contemporary, up-to-the-minute-amenities in a resort or the quaint charm of an older hotel, you can find both in Oahu, with the amazing choices of wonderful Honolulu hotels.

If you’re planning a Mexico vacation, why not pick a beautiful spot different from the usual destinations? Riviera Maya, or Mayan Riviera, is a lush area of tropical beaches, wildlife and ancient ruins. Starting just south of Cancun’s airport and stretching along a coastal highway, this gorgeous coast continues beyond the town of Tulum into Costa Rica. The Mayan ruins at Tulum are the only archeological site near the ocean and there are good choices in hotels that offer easy access to Tulum ruins.

By Valerie Moloney Whether you’re cooing at the fireworks display by the Space Needle or partying on the rooftop of a Sin City hotel, our nation’s birthday is cause to celebrate — and take advantage of a long weekend. It’s time to exercise your patriotic right to roam with a summer vacation. Orbitz surfaced the [read more…]

Summer vacations don’t get much better than heading down to the Florida Keys. And if you’ve got designs on taking a Florida vacation in the next few months, you’re in luck. There’s more to do there than you could possibly imagine – no offense intended to those with overly active imaginations – and a wealth of great places to stay while you’re in town, whether you’re with the family, your sweetheart, or flying solo. To help point you in the direction, we rounded up 5 unique events guaranteed to make your Florida Keys excursion one of the best beach vacations ever.

As competition heats up between two high-profile airlines in Australia, business travelers — as well as anyone planning an Australia vacation — are the beneficiaries, with a slew of new amenities and travel options.

As summer heats up, these five hotels offer great options for dining and entertaining with rooftop bars and restaurants.

This May, we took our four-year-old son on his first Walt Disney World vacation and our family’s first-ever visit to Star Wars Weekends, a four-week, spring celebration of Star Wars and Star Wars: The Clone Wars held annually at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Personal shoppers and customized shopping services can provide much-needed assistance to rushed hotel guests.

His name has already saturated the media quite a bit this year, but the debut of the Donald Trump-branded Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower, Panama is still big news. Considering that it marks The Donald’s first foray south of Mexico — and considering that its architecture is among the most attention-getting in the city — it is perhaps the most visual symbol of how fast Panama City hotels are growing in this Central American hotspot.

You’re not the predictable type. When you say you’re heading to Florida for a vacation, everyone assumes it’s to hit the beach or visit Disney sites. But you look for something a little different – quirky even. But not too quirky, you still want a fabulous hotel room!

By Nancy LaFever In celebration of Flag Day and the upcoming Fourth of July, we’re returning to the city where it all began: Boston. We can’t think of a site more fitting than the home of the Freedom Trail, the U.S. Constitution and American revolutionaries to explore our nation’s history — and have a creamy [read more…]

Air New Zealand’s new in-flight safety video has attracted a lot of attention since its debut this year, thanks to the star turn of fitness guru Richard Simmons. But you don’t need advice from a 1980s celebrity to stay fit while flying. The airlines themselves have been showing passengers how to do it for years — so whether you’re heading out on a long-distance business trip, a Europe vacation or a Hawaii vacation, there are steps you can take to arrive fresher.

For a depature from the usual, mix it up with a Colorado vacation during our Colorado sale running June 13-July 24. Snag savings of up to 44 percent, and make use of those brand new hiking boots.

Who can visit New Orlean’s French Quarter and not think of fabulous food? If you’re looking for a New Orleans hotel in the Quarter that not only exudes ambiance but has a great restaurant worth staying in for, here are three that will surpass even your high standards.

By Vince Font Summertime in Seattle is the time of year when the streetsand shorelines of The Emerald City truly come to life. Its populous, thankful for a break from the typically drizzly weather, bask in the rare sunshine while Seattle hotels from one end of the city to another ready themselves for an influx [read more…]

Renowned for its theme parks and family fun, Walt Disney Resort might be one of the last places that come to mind for a romantic getaway. But it’d be a mistake to write off Disney as a spot to reconnect with your partner. It is, after all, one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations.