Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto set to host Mexican Fest Chef Week in May

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, a luxury Villa Group property, will feature three prominent chefs and noted culinary personalities as part of  “Mexican Fest Chef Week,” May 15-20. The six-day event, open to the public with reservations currently being accepted, will include chef demonstrations and lavish multi-course dinners. The […]

Azabu Miami Beach launches Happy Hour menus

AZABU Miami Beach, South Beach’s newest Michelin-starred concept has launched a Happy Hour – or Kanpai Hour in Japanese – Sunday through Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Happy Hour drink menu will feature sake, highballs, cocktails, wine and draft beer. The food menu will feature edamame, chicken wings, shishito peppers, lobster tempura (my […]

L’Auberge Del Mar names Shoemaker director of operations

 L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, has named Summer Shoemaker as director of operations for the 121-room seaside resort located just north of San Diego.   Shoemaker will oversee guest services, culinary operations, spa and housekeeping operations and report directly to L’Auberge Del Mar’s General Manager Terry Buchholz.   “We are thrilled to have Summer join our […]

Celebrate Earth Day in Miami

Earth Day is April 22 and Miami area hotels and destinations are celebrating. Here’s a look at some of the festivities. 1 Hotel South Beach, known for creating an ecologically friendly, sustainability focused environment, will host several conservation initiatives. These events and activations are part of 1 Hotel’s recently launched Earth Day Every Day campaign, […]

Great golf abounds from Cooperstown to St. Croix

There is great golf beyond the “usual suspects’’ in the Southeast and Southwest. For example, Central New York, Western Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands each offer terrific golf resort experiences that are worth exploring. Here are some favorites: The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., sweeps along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego – the […]