If you’re luxury during your stay in San Francisco, youâ€™ve come to the right place. Here is a list of the top 10 luxury hotels.
Top 10 Luxury Hotels in San Francisco
- InterContinental Mark Hopkins
- The Fairmont
- Clift Hotel
- Hotel Vitale
- St Regis Hotel
- Four Seasons
- Hotel Drisco
- The Prescott Hotel
- The Huntington Hotel
According to recent reports on TMZ, Paris Hilton’s cell mate has already been chosen. The only information known at this time is that the cell mate is another female who is serving time for wreckless driving. Officials took time to handpick an inmate that would not capitalize on the experience of being the cell mate of the hotel heiress.
Searches are being conducted of employees and inmates to assure the privacy of Paris during her stay. A memo has gone out to all staff members outlining strict rules and regulations during Paris’ stay. All cameras and cell phones are prohibited. Any staff member takes picture of Paris will be fired! It looks like the heiress will get special privileges after all!
If you’re a traveler on a budget, consider shopping making offers for Priceline to select your hotels. You can decide what areas you would like to stay in, and control the hotel class as well. Priceline has contracts with hotel chains such as The Hyatt Regency, there are some other hotels as well that Priceline works with hotels that are 4-star worthy. There is also a “name that price” feature for air travel as well, they pick the time so only use this feature if you have an extremely flexible schedule. If you want to be in control of your flight time, but you still want to find a bargain, try Mobissimo you can select your cities, time of day you would like to fly out, and it will compare prices from all major airlines and airline discount websites. This is a great tool for any traveler, and it works better than most travel comparison websites.
Here are the top five restaurants in San Francisco based on recommendations from Open Table, these restaurants were also chosen because they offer a unique dinning experience.
- Slanted Door ($31-50)
Dinning Style: Casual Elegant
The Slanted Door is a modern Vietnamese restaurant, with strong emphasis on its economically friendly use of produce. The menu contains a great variety from their “raw bar” such as oysters, scallops, and salmon to items on their “meat” menu such as Clay Pot Chicken with Carmel sauce, Oven Roasted Duck Breast to a diverse veggie menu showcases truly unique dishes such as such as the Vegetarian Glass Noodles with Tofu Skin.
- Pres a Vi ($20-$40)
Dinning Style: Casual Elegant
At this restaurant featuring global cuisine you can enjoy tastes of Italian cuisine, Spanish, French, Filipino, and infused with flavors of Latin America. As a complement to the dinning experience, an extensive selection of wine is available that will showcase various regions of the world as well as California’s finest. Dinning Style: Casual Elegant
- Perbacco ($30 and Under)
Dinning Style: Casual Elegant
This restaurant introduces you to the flavors of Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria with a touch of Provence. The menu offers great variety in Northern Italian cuisine, with dishes to suite the taste of everyone. If you’re a regular, you will never get bored with the menu because the head chef makes an effort to change the menu often.
- Foreign Cinema ($31-$50)
Dinning Style: Casual Elegant
The menu is inspired by California and Mediterranean cuisine infused with the energy of San Francisco’s Mission District. This restaurant offers a unique dinning experience for the dinner with movie screening of independent and foreign films in their outdoor courtyard, as well as music in their bar Laszlo.
- Town Hall ($31-$50)
Dinning Style: Casual Elegant
This trendy restaurant’s menu features American cuisine with a twist. At many restaurants you will see items such as Duck Confit, but the Town Hall has a specialty dish of Duck Confit Enchiladas. You will also see the menu sprinkled with traditional favorites such as Fish and Chips, and Tuna tartare. You will find truly original dishes and a unique interpretation the old favorites at the Town Hall.
If you want to live the high life in Miami, you must stay in South Beach where all of the action is. Locals and tourists alike enjoy partying day and night on the beach. In the day time, its quite a breath taking scene. In terms of the shopping in South Beach, there are a lot of tourist shops, and cute boutiques. Its fun just to take a walk down Lincoln, Collins, or Ocean Ave. and enjoy the scene. In South beach, there’s something for everyone- for the club hoppers, locals, and tourists. If you’re looking for hotel recommendations- I highly recommend you book any hotel on Collins Ave if you want to be in the heart of South Beach. The Royal Palm is a fantasitic hotel, it fits right in with the art deco style of South Beach. The amenties are endless, this hotel has attracted the likes of Nicky Hilton, Hillary Duff, and Jamie Foxx. Its a 5 minute walk to the beach and you can begin your shopping spree as soon as you cross the street! If you get to the beach early enough, you may see Gloria and Emilio Estefan on their morning jog on the beach.
The Loews Miami Beach is the home of the famous Emeril Lagasse’s Restaraunt. As soon as you walk into the restaurant, you will be taken away by the subtle elegance. Each table has a team of three staff members to serve you. They start you off with a cocktail or a wine, and introduce you to the specials, tasting menu, and some favorites. Within 5 minutes, one of the staff members will introduce you to Emeril’s collection of breads: Jalapeno Cheese, Raison, Foccacia. If calamari is a favorite, please try Emeril’s “Flash Fried Creole Marinated Calamari”, its truly tastey and it has a unique punch! The Chili Rubbed Ashley Farms Chicken was good, but not a splurge worthy item. If you’re looking to splurge I recommend saving room in your stomach for Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie with Carmel Sauce and Dark Chocolate Ribbons. This is the best banana cream pie that you will ever eat in your life! The banana cream is mixed with large chunks of fresh bananas, and the fusion of the chocolate shavings, whipped cream, and caramel ties everything together for a truly unique and delectable dessert!
After Ricky Martin’s recent lower back injury in Laredo, Tx, he will perform his remaining shows in 5/20 inMiami, FL and 5/21 in Orlando, FL. According to representatives close to the latin star, it remains to be seen if Ricky will be able to pull of an intense shows after suffering a lower back sprain, and a herniated disk, which is been a conditon that he’s been suffering for sometime now. This show is highly antipated, and his fans come all around the world to see Ricky in Miami since he calls Miami home with at least 2 homes that we know of.
After receiving treatments in San Antonio and El Paso from a lower back sprain that occured in Laredo, Ricky Martin has been advised by his doctor to avoid performing the next three shows. Shows scheduled in 5/14 in El Paso, TX, 5/15 in Glendale, AZ, and 5/16 in Rio Rancho, NM will be cancelled as well.
Ricky Martin was forced to postpone his show schedule for May 12 in Selma, Texas due to an injury that he sustained in Laredo, Texas on May 11th. Some fans report that they noticed Ricky did not do back flips in Laredo, as he did on the previous dates of the tour. Many speculate that Ricky aggravated a previous injury, and the pain became intolerable after concluding his show in Laredo. On May 12th, he visited with San Antonio Spurs team doctor Dr. Paul S. Saenz, it was determined that he should not perform in San Antonio.
Unfortunately after suffering a back injury last night at my show in Laredo, I have been forced to postpone tonight’s concert in San Antonio. Due to medical orders, I have to take a mandatory rest in order to continue with the remaining cities. I want to thank all of my fans in San Antonio for their unconditional support and I hope to see you all very soon to bring you the best of me and my music.
Ricky is playing it by ear, this week his schedule is quite hectic. He is set to play May 14th in El Paso, TX, May 15th in Glendale, AZ and May 16 in Rio Rancho, NM, May 19th Miami, FL, and closing in Orlando on May 20th. So far there are no plans to postpone or cancel any additional dates.
If you want a glimpse of the lifestyle of the rich and famous, book a room of luxury and glamour in the hotels they tend to frequent and value most. The Hollywood elite base their selection on trends and their needs, wants, and high expectations. Some factors that influence their decisions would include the level of security, amenities, layout, decor, appearance, and the reputation. In metrosexual metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles, youâ€™ll have many choices, and celebrities all have their own favorite. With so many options, thereâ€™s no single hotel celeb hot spot. In Los Angeles, you will find that it strictly depends on what area the hotel is in, typically Beverly Hills and West Hollywood are favorites and you can find luxurious hotels at reasonable prices, and great for spotting your favorite star.
Some of the Hollywood elite flock to hotels such as the Le Meridien in Beverly Hills, this may be due to the fact that its location is near the Cedar Sinai Hospital where many of them recover from plastic surgery. The Le Meridien is also a favorite of some musicians touring such as Sean Paul, The Backstreet Boys, and in past seasons the American Idol contestants have been spotted there. The Beverly Hilton is the host of the Oscar Luncheon in the days preceding the Academy Awards. Itâ€™s not a favorite, but itâ€™s a hot spot around the award season. The Chateau Marmont is a hot spot for celebs in which they can have private residences, just ask Lindsay Lohan. The Beverly Hills Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Los Angeles, is a favorite year around; if you stay at this hotel you will most likely bump into a famous face. Oprah, Prince, Mary J Blige, and many other celebs enjoy staying at this hotel, this is a hot spot due to the hideaway bungalows far removed from the stress and fast pace of the city. Celebs such as JC Chasez enjoy the unique art deco style of The Standard on Sunset Blvd. The Four Seasons is another spot is a hotel that has attracted the likes of John Mayer and Jessica Simpson. Rumor has it that many celebs such as Rosanne Barr and Ricky Martin have been seen at the St Regis hotel having breakfast or sitting at the bar. The Viceroy in Santa Monica is attractive to many celebrities because of its beautiful location and the top-notch amenities offered by the hotel. Owen Wilson was spotted at the hotel bar inside of the hotel having a nice conversation with an acquaintance, according to the hotel staff heâ€™s a regular as well as Joshua Jackson. Nick Carter attended a wedding reception at the Viceroy for a publicist July 2006; he was spotted with one of his sisters. Tyra Banks mentioned on her show that she loves the selection of food at the buffet at The Viceroy.
Ty Pennington, America’s favorite contractor and host of the hit show Extreme Makeover- Home Edition was arrested Saturday at 12:35 a.m. in Los Angeles on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs while driving. Ty was released approximately two hours later after posting a $5000 bail. Ty later released a statement addressing the public regarding his lapse in judgment.
I made an error in judgment. We all make mistakes, however this is about accountability. Under no circumstances should anyone consume alcohol while driving. I could have jeopardized the lives of others and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone. This was my wake-up call. I also want to apologize to my fans, ABC Television and my design team for my lapse in judgment and the embarrassment I have caused.
-Ty Pennington, May 7, 2007