Lift a glass to Papa at 50 Ocean on July 21

In honor of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday on July 21, 50 Ocean in Delray Beach will offer the Papa Doble, a rum-drenched libation, which the legendary author famously enjoyed at El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba. “Hemingway preferred stiff drinks that weren’t too sweet,” said 50 Ocean Bar Manager Nicole Lajoie.  “Our rendition pays homage […]

Renowned golf instructor and fitness expert Roger Fredericks joins Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Roger Fredericks, one of golf’s more innovative instructors and renowned fitness expert, has joined the staff at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa to create a curriculum of golf swing analysis and flexibility programs, seminars and workshops for the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute (GPI). Fredericks, one of the original pioneers of the golf […]

A culture of community at Grandfather Golf & Country Club

  At 5,945 feet, Grandfather Mountain dominates the landscape in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountains. In the Linville River Valley below, one word dominates the culture at Grandfather Golf & Country Club. That word is “community.’’ Many country club communities preach “community’’ but fall short. They might be too big, too exclusive or simply don’t […]

SMS Lodging continues to expand its Miami boutique hotel presence

The family-owned, South Florida-based management company, SMS Lodging, continues to expand its growing portfolio with the recent acquisition of Hotel St. Augustine in Miami Beach. SMS Lodging will oversee all aspects of the property, including operations, sales, marketing, and reservations. Situated at 347 Washington Avenue — directly behind The Julia, a new-build boutique property also […]

Experience the Palm Beach lifestyle thanks to The Chesterfield hotel and The Gardens Mall

Here’s a good way to experience the Palm Beach liftestyle. The Chesterfield Palm Beach – of the island’s more lavish hotels – is teaming with The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens for a “Lifestyle Palm Beach” package available July 1 through October 31, 2017. The package includes: 3-day/2-night accommodations • Continental breakfast for […]

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s first yacht will set sail in late 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is entering into the luxury yachting and cruises arena. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality service under a long-term operating agreement. Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture represents a unique foray […]

Salamander Hotels to open NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans on July 6

Nine decades after it was originally built to service the city’s needs, the historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service Inc. (NOPSI) will re-open its doors on July 6 as the new, luxury NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans – a Salamander Hotel. Located in New Orleans’ Central Business District, the nine-story brick building was originally constructed in 1927 by the […]