October 7, 2004 |
The Bunny is back. And where better for Playboy Bunnies to reappear after a 16-year hiatus but Las Vegas? The Palms Casino Resort is building a two-story suite, named the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, on top of a 40-story tower currently under construction. The Hef villa will have its own glass elevator overlooking the Strip, an indoor and outdoor pool and a facade that will feature a giant illuminated Playboy rabbit head. Once again, waitresses will wear fluffy tails and pointy ears.
March 25, 2007 |
Hike in the woods, go boating on the lake or spend a lazy afternoon shopping in Lake Arrowhead Village on a midweek hotel special being offered at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. The deal: $89 per room, per night, Sundays through Thursdays beginning April 1; weekends, $129. Reservations must be made by Saturday and are valid through April 30.
December 25, 1997 |
After nearly 18 years of delays, lawsuits and regulatory scrutiny, preliminary groundwork has begun on a 400-room, $200-million hotel and spa to be situated northwest of Goleta in Santa Barbara County. The controversial Santa Barbara Club Resort & Spa is expected to open in about two years, according to Adco Group, the New York firm that owns the 73-acre site.
November 9, 2004 |
Wynn Resorts Ltd., a casino company led by Stephen Wynn, said it would build a $900-million addition to its $2.7-billion Wynn Las Vegas resort that is opening next year. The expansion may include a 1,500-suite hotel tower, additional casino floor space, restaurants and retail and convention space, the Las Vegas-based company said. Wynn Las Vegas will open in April, with the expansion on an adjacent 20 acres of land to open in 2007.
December 1, 2007 |
Good news for skiers and snowboarders: All four major local resorts opened during the past week and have slowly been expanding ridable terrain. The bad news: Friday's storm delivered rain, not snow, to the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains, turning much of their manmade snow to slush.
March 22, 2003 |
A Thai island resort is turning away Americans to protest the U.S.-led attack on Iraq, owner Wirat Ponchababnapa said. The Pavilion Resort on Koh Samui is barring Americans on the grounds that most support President Bush and the war in Iraq, he said. He said he feared that the war would spark more terrorist attacks on resorts such as the one in October that killed more than 200 people in Bali. Americans represent only about 3% of the guests.
December 13, 2009 |
Running a ski area is like owning a suburban tract home. There never seems to be a shortage of improvements to be made. So it has been with winter resorts this year. Despite the lingering recession, developers and slope owners have been writing checks for a plethora of enhancements. Most fall into one of three broad categories: developing real estate, enticing visitors with real bargains and augmenting real snow. West Western ski areas have invested in snowmaking, grooming trails and pricing deals, but the big money in the big mountains has been spent developing bigger base areas.
January 8, 1997 |
California ski resorts are up and running again after some of the wildest weather in recent memory. Some high-country roads still have problems, but the cleanup continues at a rapid pace after the heavy snow, rain and high winds that punctuated the holidays.
June 3, 2007 |
Summers are sizzlers in Scottsdale, Ariz., but here's a hotel deal that might take your mind off the heat. The deal: Spend $100 and receive a $100 dining credit at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch. The hotel's See, Sun and Save package offers guests room rates as low as $100 a night. Participants receive a food and beverage credit for $100 that can be used at the resort's Pinon Grill, Diamondbacks Lounge or Cabana Bar & Grill or for room service.