Four Seasons Launches Online Lifestyle Magazine

September 10, 2009

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is launching an online lifestyle magazine this week designed to “satiate the discerning traveler’s thirst for trusted, insider knowledge.” Part travel blog and part lifestyle e-zine with a bit of booking agent mixed in, FourSeasonsMagazine.com is a planning tool that “brings the destination expertise Four Seasons is known for to the web in an editorial travelogue format.” In addition to booking a stay, travelers can learn about exclusive experiences such as cactus planting adventures at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale in Arizona, destination “must dos” from a local celebrity such as fashion designer Trina Turk‘s Los Angeles, and concierge recommendations including the hottest culinary “crawl” in San Francisco.  by Jared Paul Stern – Luxist

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San Diego Hotel Offers Cheap Rooms, Bed Not Included

August 8, 2009

For $219 you can enjoy a beautiful room at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, taking advantage of the hotel’s three pools, spa, golf course and luxury amenities including breakfast for two. But for the cash poor or adventurous the hotel has come out with the Survivor package. Your rate goes down depending on what you are willing to give up. Forgo breakfast and you are down to $199, give up the honor bar–$179 and so on, all the way down to $19 providing you are willing to go without lights, air conditioning, a bed and all the other niceties of a hotel stay. The package is available from August 16 to 31.   by Deidre Woollard – Luxist

[via Mercury News]

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The Cote d’Azure’s New Gem: La Réserve Ramatuelle

June 17, 2009
La Réserve Ramatuelle

La Réserve Ramatuelle

French boutique luxury hotel group La Réserve has just opened its third property, an elegant, intimate getaway in St. Tropez with never-ending views of the Mediterranean. The 23-room luxury hotel and 10,000-sq.-ft. spa, called La Réserve Ramatuelle, also offers 12 beautifully-appointed villas on the property that are available per night, week, or longer. The hotels seven rooms and 16 suites each have a private terrace or garden and feature natural materials in a soft palette of ocher, white, and sandy beige.

Chef Eric Canino oversees La Réserve Ramatuelle‘s eatery, Le Restaurant, which features a sophisticated menu with a fresh Mediterranean influence and an overall focus on health and well-being. The spa features an indoor pool with a jet lane, an outdoor pool and pool house, a steam bath, and a fitness center. Superior rooms start at €400 and suites from €1,500; villas range from €4,000 to €5,000 for one night or €15,000 to €30,000 (or about $40,000) for seven nights.

by Jared Paul Stern – Luxist

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