Archive for February, 2013

Where to stay for New York Auto Show

NYC Auto ShowThis year marks the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show. Taking place March 29th – April 7th at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, the auto show will feature beautiful vehicles front and center. The New York International Auto Show was North America’s first car show, and is one of the best-attended industry events by both automakers and the general public.

Most of the world’s top automobile manufacturers will be among the 900,000 square feet of exhibitors at the show. Cars and trucks of yesterday, today and tomorrow will be on display, including concept cars and some New York world debuts.

Whether you’re looking for a guys’ getaway or want to spend time with the family in a fun, kid-friendly environment, the New York International Auto Show has no shortage of things to see and do when it comes to cars.

Our New York City Luxury Hotel Experts Recommend:

Trump SoHo New York

The Roger

Eventi Hotel

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Miami Fashion Week in South Beach

Miami Fashion Week in South BeachFrom March 20th – 24th, Miami will once again be the epicenter of the fashion world, as the best in the business descend on the city for Miami Fashion Week. This year marks the event’s 15th anniversary, and you can be sure there will be plenty to see and do as a result.

Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Fashion Week places an equal emphasis on American, Latin and international fashion. Designers from across the globe make a point of stopping at Miami Fashion Week every year to show off their lines for the coming seasons.

While attending Miami Fashion Week, be sure to check out the Culinary Style Café, which will be hosting a different celebrity chef cooking up his/her signature dishes every day. The week of events close with the Miami Moda & Music Awards, celebrating everything fashion and music in one incredible evening.

Once the events come to a close, hit South Beach’s shopping districts and pick up some designer threads of your own.

Our South Beach Luxury Hotel Experts Recommend

Delano

Sagamore

Z Ocean

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The Cherry Blossom Festival Washington D.C.

DC Cherry Blossom FestivalSpring is in the air, and there’s no better way to welcome the changing of the season than by attending the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Arts, culture, nature and community spirit come together at this month-long event, commencing on March 20th, with all sorts of activities planned throughout the festival.

If you’ve never seen DC’s cherry blossoms in bloom, you’re in for an absolute treat. One of the best ways to see DC in springtime is by boat, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival has a number of options: grab a tidal basin paddleboat and explore the area on your own, or hop on a boat tour along the blossoms and monuments either during the day or by moonlight.

There are plenty of land-based things to see and do in conjunction with the festival as well. Self-guided land tours are just as breathtaking and inspiring when visiting DC at this time of the year. While you’re there be sure to take a guided tour and explore the history, architecture, and cuisine of the area.

Our Washington D.C. Luxury Hotel Experts Recommend

Hay-Adams Hotel

Sofitel Lafayette Square

Fairfax at Embassy Row 

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Run to the Coast – Asics LA Marathon

LA Marathon Beach FinishDoing L.A. by foot can be a fun and enriching experience — from the shopping to the restaurants and nightclubs to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. Doing 26.2 miles of L.A. by foot, however, can be a life-changing experience.

The 2013 ASICS L.A. Marathon on Sunday, March 17th is one of the country’s premiere running events of its kind. Beginning at the legendary Dodger Stadium and passing through Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and more, the race finishes at the picturesque Santa Monica Pier.

Reward yourself with some pasta post-race at one of L.A.’s critically acclaimed Italian restaurants, or search out what you’re craving at one of the city’s thousands of eateries. If you’re still feeling mobile, burn off what energy you have left dancing the night away at one of the city’s nightclubs.

If you are interested in running the ASICS L.A. Marathon, act now — less than 1,000 spots remain and hotel reservations are filling up fast.

Our Santa Monica Luxury Hotel Experts Recommend:

Shutters on the Beach

Oceana Beach Club Hotel

The Huntley Hotel

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Winter Music Conference in South Beach

Winter Music Conference - South BeachFrom March 15th – 24th, thousands of artists, producers, labels and more will descend on South Beach for the 28th Annual Winter Music Conference. It’s ten days of non-stop panels, workshops, and parties for fans of electronic dance music (EDM).

If you’ve ever had the urge to learn how to make your own EDM, the Winter Music Conference is the place to be. Some of the industry’s biggest and best names will be on-hand, and can help you learn the ins and outs of creating killer beats and catchy hooks. If you’d rather just sit back and watch the pros in action then check out the DJ spin-off, the VJ Challenge, or peruse the exhibits and try out the latest gear.

Of course a huge component of the Winter Music Conference is the club events and after-parties. With so many artists and producers in town, you can bet South Beach nightclubs will be rocking well into the early hours. The Winter Music Conference has over a dozen sanctioned events already lined up, and you can be sure there will be other parties and after-parties to come. From house music to trance to more mellow vibes, you’ll definitely find something that will fit your groove.

Our South Beach Luxury Hotel Experts Recommend

The James Royal Palm

Shore Club

SLS South Beach

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Oscar’s Party Los Angeles

OscarsThe best of the silver screen will assemble in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 24th for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre plays host to this year’s events, with Seth MacFarlane hosting the star-studded event. This year’s collection of movies is particularly strong, with no clear favorite set to run away with all the hardware.

Sure, you might not be able to get into the Oscars themselves, but don’t worry — there’s much more to the Academy Awards than just the one televised event. Oscar Week features a number of award ceremonies, parties and other shindigs that celebrate everything Oscar producers can’t cram into the main ceremonies. It always draws a cool cross-section of stars, producers and much more.

You can bet L.A.’s dining and club scenes will be buzzing over the course of Oscar Week. It’s a great time to check out some of the city’s diverse culinary options — from mainstream to quaint hole-in-the-walls. After dinner, hit one of L.A.’s legendary nightclubs, where the chances are good you’ll be rubbing elbows with Oscar royalty.

Our Los Angeles Luxury Hotel Experts Recommend

The Beverly Hilton

Hollywood Roosevelt

W Hollywood

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