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Melia Braco Wins Leading New Hotel Award

October 22, 2016 by douloff

RIO BUENO, JAMAICA — Meliá Braco Village has won an award for the Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel 2016 at the Annual World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica last month. Selected by an


Colonnade Coral Gables Unveils $18M Reno

October 21, 2016 by douloff

MIAMI — Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, formerly The Westin Colonnade, Coral Gables, has completed an $18 million renovation that has refreshed public spaces and guestrooms, it was announced this month. Post-renovation, the 157-guestroom property, the newest addition to Starwood Hotel


Corinthia Prague Unveils New Public Spaces

October 21, 2016 by douloff

PRAGUE — The five-star Corinthia Hotel Prague has unveiled a new eating and drinking area in the lobby, Lounge 62, and two new boardrooms, it was announced this month. Both boardrooms are fitted with 65-inch flat-screen TVs and a media


Ritz Launching in NW China Ancient Capital

October 20, 2016 by douloff

HONG KONG — The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has signed an agreement with Zhongda Zongfanxin Proprietary Company to manage its first property in Northwest China, it was announced Oct. 11. Expected to open in 2018, The Ritz-Carlton, Xian will feature 288 guestrooms and


Raffles Singapore Undertaking 3-Phase Renovation

October 20, 2016 by douloff

SINGAPORE — Raffles Hotel Singapore will embark on a three-phase renovation, it was announced Oct. 11. Phase one will begin in January 2017 and see the Raffles Hotel Arcade undergo restoration while other areas of the property operate normally. The Arcade


Don Appetit! White Oaks Resort’s Sophisticated Pleasures

October 19, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Over Thanksgiving weekend, we dined splendidly at upscale White Oaks Resort, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. First up was dinner at LIV, the resort’s softly lit, white-tablecloth restaurant decked out in understated greys and blacks. On the plate, executive chef Michael Price has


Antlers Hotel in Final Phase of Renovation

October 18, 2016 by douloff

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, in Colorado Springs, Colo., is in the final phase of a comprehensive renovation transforming the hotel’s 273 guestrooms and suites, lobby, restaurants, and more than 27,000 square feet of meeting and event


Marriott Bringing 3 Brands to Cape Town

October 17, 2016 by douloff

JOHANNESBURG — Marriott International, Inc. plans to build three new properties, representing three different brands,  to Cape Town, South Africa, in partnership with the Amdec Group, it was announced Oct. 6. Marriott plans to bring the following brands: Marriott Hotels,


Don Appetit! Maple Leaf Tavern’s Delicious New Chapter

October 16, 2016 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Maple Leaf Tavern, in Toronto’s east end, has a storied history. It opened in 1910 and has operated as a tavern since the 1930’s, and in recent decades, gained a reputation as one of the city’s roughest bars. Several years


Rancho Valencia Unveils New Villas, Poolside Retreat

October 14, 2016 by douloff

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has debuted new features and amenities, including the renovation of its 12 villas, launch of Rein poolside retreat and enhanced wellness and spa offerings, it was announced Oct. 11. The new


Boca’s Waterstone Resort Joins Curio Collection

October 13, 2016 by douloff

BOCA RATON, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va. – Waterstone Resort & Marina has joined Curio – A Collection by Hilton, it was announced Oct. 3. An art deco waterfront resort hotel at the Lake Boca Inlet, the 11-storey boutique property’s 139


First U.S. Pullman Opening in Miami

October 12, 2016 by douloff

MIAMI — The Pullman Hotel brand will debut in the U.S. in a renovated property expected to open in Miami in late October, it was announced this month. The refurbishment of Pullman Miami Airport will include renovated guestrooms, new lobby