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Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa

Here in beautiful Napa Valley, the accommodation choices can seem overwhelming to the unprepared. Thankfully, among the countless hotels that promise low rates yet only provide a sleepless night of tossing and turning, there are trusted names to provide the quality experience every travel weary person desires. Napa Valley Hotels like the Marriott Hotel & Spa provide such comfort to their customers on a daily basis.

Thanks to their location right off of Highway 29, Marriott manages to keep travelers close to the best that Napa Wine Country has to offer. The many amenities, such as their multiple breakfast options or their luxurious spa treatments, are guaranteed to please those looking to relax. Business people like myself can enjoy the amenities like their enhanced high speed internet, perfect for video chat, and their thirteen meeting rooms which provide more than enough space to get work done.

Out of the many spas in Napa Valley, the spa treatments at Marriott are superb at helping anyone relax. The massage I received had to have been provided by an expert, and went a long way to helping me focus and feel relaxed during my business trip.

The Meat Eatery Boca, Carnivores Welcome

If you are looking for the best burger in Boca Raton, you are naturally looking for the Meat Eatery Boca in Boca Raton.  Inside, you will find plenty of reasons to come back again and again to enjoy some of the savoriest meats and burgers anywhere.  From the best burgers to virtually every type of sandwich, you will have a heyday picking something that is likely to throw Dr. Atkens into a tizzy.  The Meat Eatery Boca is one Boca Raton restaurant where you can get virtually any kind of meal that you can secure between two pieces of bread.  Fortunately, it doesn’t even stop there because we offer one of the most complete selections of craft beers in the area.  Come join us or order your meal to take out, you will be glad you made the trip, and you will make it again and again.

SaddleBrook Hotel

The SaddleBrook Hotel is one of the best Luxury Tampa Resorts around. The deluxe rooms have a private patio or balcony,  42 inch  flat screen TV, high speed wireless Internet,  Keurig coffee maker, two line phone, hair dryer safe,  work desk with chair, and lamp and safe. There are one and two bedroom suites with many special amenities.

Enjoy swimming in the 270 foot super outdoor pool with a poolside cafe and swim shop. Work out at the fitness center and stop by for facial treatments, massages, manicures, and other treatments. Play golf at the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course or take lessons to improve your game. For those that like tennis their are two camps one for adults and another for teens and younger children with professional lessons.

Eat dinner at Dempsey’s steak house and enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at  the Topics Restaurants. For entertainment and dinner stop at TD’s sport bar and enjoy the coffee bar in the lower lobby for breakfast or  for a  mid-afternoon pick up. For your next spring or summer  vacation pick one of the top Luxury Tampa Resorts to stay at Saddlebrook Hotel.


La Playa Resort

Discerning visitors to South Florida know that there is more to the area than the east coast. Too many others get stuck in Miami when there is much more found via a short ride to the west coast. Here, they can relax in comfortable, quiet luxury at the La Playa Resort in sunny Naples.


To get to Naples from the east, just take Interstate 75 west. It is a relatively short 1 hour and 44 minute drive through the Everglades. This favorite in the Naples hotels category sits right along the beach on Gulf Shore Drive.


Prepare to be pampered at this hotel. There is free valet parking. When sitting on the beach, guests enjoy butler service befitting royalty.

The rooms offer large flat-screen televisions with lots of movies on demand.

All rooms are either beachfront or bayfront, providing views Florida’s natural beauty.

A Positive Experience

It is worth the price to rent one of the poolside cabanas for an afternoon of sipping drinks. When choosing among the various Naples resorts, the La Playa should always be at the top of the list.


Clevelander Hotel

The Clevelander Hotel is one of the quintessential SoBe hotels for tourists. It’s lively atmosphere, location in the heart of South Beach, and outdoor bar and patio are a “must see” for anyone visiting Miami. Flanked by many other Ocean Drive hotels , bustling bars, and neon night clubs, the Clevelander is the perfect place for anyone looking to mix and mingle by the pool bar, enjoy one of their famous margaritas, and dance the night away. This high-energy hotel brings visitors from all over the world and routinely hosts on-site entertainment from NBA watch parties to outdoor dance competitions. The Clevelander is a destination in and of itself, but if you are tempted to leave the property, you’ll have easy access to Miami hot spots such as Espanola Way, Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road. The hotel’s affordable prices make it a great place to stay that won’t break the bank or skimp on the fun, or stop by for drink, dinner and a little adventure.

JW Marriott- Denver Cherry Creek

Denver remains a gateway to the rest of amazing Colorado. With some of the most breathtaking natural and scenic locations found in the United States, a trip to Denver is truly one to be remembered. Now, it is also important to stay in one of the best Denver Colorado hotels, as this can make the stay that much more enjoyable. With the JW Marriott- Denver Cherry Creek, that is exactly what guests can come to expect.

As one of the Cherry Creek hotels, it provides a wide selection of amenities not found in most of the other hotels of Denver. This includes an on site spa for the ultimate in relaxation, not to mention several dining opportunities as well inside of the hotel. Now, JW Marriott- Denver Cherry Creek does have meeting space for conducting business conferences, and it offers a breathtaking backdrop for a picturesque wedding as well. From the spectacular rooms to the exceptional services, there really is nothing like what the JW Marriott- Denver Cherry Creek has to offer.

Might just be the best burger in Boca Raton

Always on the lookout for a great Boca Raton restaurant experience, we were excited to head out to M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom, which is located in the Cendyn SPACES building on north Federal Highway. M.E.A.T. goes a step above any beyond the typical burger joint by smoking all of their meats on the property, and making their own sausage. This made the Italian Sausage Burger jump to the top of our list. The burger is really more of a collaboration of meat, with a 5 oz. burger and a 5 oz. sausage patty sharing space on the bun. Moist and juicy, this may just be the best burger in Boca Raton . The duck fat fries that come with most of the specials were amazing….perfectly crisp along the edges. We also tried an order of the Pork Pot Stickers, which were really flavorful and the perfect size for anyone looking for a lighter dinner option.

My Luxury Family Vacation

People who know about luxury are all too familiar with the Opal Luxury Collection Hotels. During a recent vacation to Clearwater, Florida, I had the pleasure of staying at the Opal Sands Resort. I already know about Opal’s high standards, but the Sands resort took the luxury to another level. First off, the room was located directly on the beach with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. Each room and suite has its own private balcony, allowing everyone to enjoy the view. Even though I was on a family vacation, I was still able to perform my workout at the large fitness center. My wife and I enjoyed the waterfront dining, and the kids had a ball at the outdoor pool and sundeck. It’s no wonder this resort is so popular for family vacations, because there’s something for everyone to do. The entire hotel collection is impressive, but Sandals is the ideal vacation resort.

Courtyard Atlanta Marietta

The Courtyard Atlanta Marietta Windy City is fifteen minutes away from downtown Atlanta. It is close to Dobbins Air Force Base, and is one mile away from the new Atlanta Braves Stadium. Its amenities and quality of service make it one of the top hotels near Atlanta GA.

Our one bedroom suites offer one king size bed plus a sofa bed. There is 481 square feet of space. The suite has a living room-sitting area that is separated from the bed by a privacy wall. Each room comes equipped with free high speed internet access, phones the feature speaker phone and voice mail. Twenty-five inch televisions come with cable programming that include premium movie channels, CNN, ESPN, and HBO.

Fine in hotel dining is provided by the Bristo. There is a mix of breakfast choices in the morning. Meals include thick cut french toast served with strawberries and country syrup. For healthy eaters there are egg whites, roast turkey, and harvati cheese on a English muffin. The dinner menu offers a host of meal and cocktail options. Meals include spicy chicken and spinach flat bread, or classic buffalo wings and BBQ.

All in all the Courtyard is one of the best hotels Marietta has to offer.

Rosewood Al Faisaliah

The newest introduction to the Riyadh Luxury Hotel list, the Al Faisaliah Resort, located just outside of the capital city centre, is a Rosewood Resort hotel featuring 153 spacious suites and private villas. Situated on a 28 acre natural reserve, the Faisaliah Resort is one of the lastest Riyadh Hotels to offer its guests a range of world-class amenities and recreational facilities for entertainment.

Separate spas for women and men are designed for escape from the stresses of the day. Guests can enjoy massage, beauty, and hair salon services, as well as the fitness gym and indoor and outdoor pools. Pool chalet lounges invite guests to socialize, and relax at their leisure or play tennis on one of the Hotel’s pro courts. Younger visitors can find games and companionship at the Rose Buds Ks Club for junior guests.

Fine dining options at the Al Faisaliah Resort include: international cuisine, a family restaurant, lounges, and a deli café for a convenient break. The hotel boasts extensive conference and event space, as well as a palatial ballroom for dance and music performance.