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A Golfer's Must-Stay Hotel: The Jack Nicklaus Villas at Trump National Doral

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  Site Where: 4400 N.W. 87th Avenue [map], Miami, FL, United States, 33178
February 27, 2015 at 4:31 PM | by | ()

South Florida is not short on golf resorts with championship golf courses, but only the Trump National Doral outside of Miami has bragging rights to the new Jack Nicklaus Villas, a collection of 172 guest rooms and suites with views of the resort's famed "Blue Monster" golf course which Nicklaus frequently played, and won.

The villas, a part of the $250 million renovation Trump has done on the property, were designed by architects WATG with interiors by Ivanka Trump who went with her usual elegant palette of ivory and champagne with a bit of caramel mixed in. Mahogany wood and gold leaf Spanish revival details were also added and each room features photos and mementos of Nicklaus' career.

In short, it feels more like a Trump Hotel than a themed-golf suite and that's a good thing. If you've had a bad back nine, the last thing you want to see when you get back is more reminders of your crappy play.

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Trump Takes Over Ireland's Doonbeg Golf Club and Lodge

February 12, 2014 at 2:49 PM | by | ()

Trump Hotels keep on Trumping on in new places. Not long after they announced a plan for Trump Rio de Janeiro, Trump has now finalized their acquisition of an Irish golf course and hotel.

The Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare and its 18-hole championship golf course on the Atlantic Ocean, will now be known as the Trump International Golf Links, Ireland.

Meanwhile, The Lodge at Doonbeg, a 218-suite hotel with a spa and several restaurants will be managed by the Trump Hotel Collection. However, it doesn't appear that the hotel will actually get the Trump moniker. At least not right away. Currently, the charming hotel has rooms for about 175 pounds in early March.

And of course, it would not be a Trump announcement without a ballsy statement from The Donald himself. We particularly love this one:

“I am thrilled to announce that we have purchased yet another incredible golf resort. From Trump National Doral, Miami to Trump International Golf Links, Scotland, known as 'the greatest golf course in the world,' we only have the best. Doonbeg is an already terrific property that we will make even better-- it will soon be an unparalleled resort destination with the highest standards of luxury."

[Photo: The Lodge at Doonbeg/Facebook]

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These Wacky 'SPAball Massages' May Be Coming Soon to a Golf Resort Near You

September 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM | by | ()

We've heard of funky spa treatments before but never one involving golf balls. That's right. There's a new massage technique out there that uses golf balls to rub you down. Uh-oh, don't show these to Tiger Woods!

SPAball Massage, a Thousand Oaks, Calif. company, has been using golf balls wrapped in their SPAball Kaddy for therapeutic massages for several years. But now, they're licensing the "SPAball Massage" package to resorts and spas worldwide. But first, let's answer the question that's on everyone's mind--how. the. heck. does. this. work?

It's quite simple. A golf ball is encased in this "ergonomically balanced, cup-like device" called the SPAball Kaddy which lets the therapist push more deeply into the muscles all the while still remaining "in-touch" with the guest. Now, allow us to show you using some photos:

Step 1. Put the ball in this glass box...callled a SPAball Kaddy.

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Trump Seals The Deal on the Doral Resort in Miami

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  Site Where: 400 N.W. 87th Avenue [map], Miami, FL, United States, 33178
February 27, 2012 at 5:06 PM | by | ()

2012 is already shaping up to be a big year for Trump Hotels.

Less than a few weeks after opening the Trump Toronto Trump Toronto comes the official announcement that Trump Hotel Collection will take over the management of the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami (and its famous Blue Monster golf course) starting in June. The property is currently a Marriott but it is already up to size, Trump size that is:

The almost 800-acre Doral Country Club includes 700 hotel rooms across 10 lodges; four golf courses; more than 86,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 25,000-square-foot Ballroom; a 50,000-square-foot spa with 33 treatment rooms; six food and beverage outlets; extensive retail; and a private members' clubhouse.

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Spain's New Intercontinental Is a Steal at $125 a Night

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  Site Where: Autovia Murcia-San Javier km12, Roldan, Murcia, Spain, 30709
February 18, 2009 at 10:36 AM | by | ()

We don’t normally associate golf with cheap digs (though to be honest, we try not to associate golf with too much in our minds). But the brand new InterContinental La Torre Golf Resort in Murcia (AKA Spain’s WAG retreat) is offering a pretty nifty opening rate of €99, or $125.

There’s lots to do in Murcia, like a baroque cathedral, pretty Cartagena nearby and 300 days of sunshine every year. The resort itself has a pool 24-hour “fitness zone” and a spa, and all of the 133 rooms have a balcony or terrace.

Yes, it’s pretty cheap for an Intercontinental, but we’d probably only advise it for golf fans, though. It’s set in the middle of the La Torre Golf Resort, and boasts of “spectacular views across the golf course to the mountains beyond”. If you’re anything like us, they’d have to be some pretty spectacular mountains to distract from the tartan-clad lemmings down below.

The €99 offer is good through March 31st. To book, email info.latorre@ihg.com.

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Four Seasons Nevis Offer Airfare Credit and Other "Green" Perks

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  Site Where: Pinney's Beach, Charlestown, Nevis, British West Indies
January 20, 2009 at 10:57 AM | by | ()

So in this tough economy, you might not be able to stay at the Four Seasons, but thanks to the tough economy, you can afford to play golf at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis.

Through February 15, book a minimum of four nights at one of the participating hotels below, and play one round of golf on Four Seasons Resort's Robert Trent Jones II course for $100 and receive a second round at 50 percent off (cart included), as well as 25 percent off any spa treatment at The Spa at Four Seasons.

Oh, and? You'll also get a $200 airfare credit that can be used toward tickets that were purchased or awarded using frequent flier miles. The credit is valid for travel through April 10.

Participating hotels include Golden Rock Plantation Inn, Hermitage Plantation Inn, Hurricane Cove Bungalows, Montpelier Plantation Inn, Mount Nevis Hotel and Beach Club, Nelson Spring Beach Villas and Spa, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Old Manor Hotel, Oualie Beach Hotel.

So go ahead and book it and roll like the baller you wish you were.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill to Open November 26

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  Site Where: 22701 PELICAN HILL ROAD SOUTH [map], Newport Coast, CA, United States, 92657
October 21, 2008 at 2:07 PM | by | ()

While Newport Beach isn't exactly lacking on the hotel side of things, we're kind of excited about the opening of The Resort at Pelican Hill.

The resort is stuffed with jaw-dropping features. The sorts of things that seem just a little too extravagant during a recession, and yet we can't help but drool and yearn. Just keep the folks from AIG away from this place and it should be A-Ok.

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Bagpiper Entertainment at the Inn at Spanish Bay

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  Site Where: 2700 17-Mile Drive [map], Pebble Beach, CA, United States, 93953
July 7, 2008 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

You don't need to pony up the dough for a room at the expensive Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach, Calif. to enjoy the beautiful coastal view and a sunset serenade from a Scottish bag piper at dusk.

We hit up the hotel's Lobby Lounge on Saturday night where vacationing golfers and their families gathered around one of the four fire pits on the back terrace. Here you can take in the killer views of the Pacific Ocean and the second hole of the Links at Spanish Bay.

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Express Check-Out: We Could Never Date Bill Marriott Now

March 20, 2008 at 5:05 PM | by | ()

Our older-man crush on Bill Marriott is officially over thanks to his latest blog post about Marriott Golf where he writes:

A lot of my fellow corporate executives like to play golf. I have a set of clubs, but they're a little bit rusty and I've got to tell you, golf is a handicap for me. I've never been able to play the game well and that's always been a frustration. I'm sure some of you know how I feel.

Ah Bill, what coulda been. Unfortunately, we need a man who can play golf and play it well. How embarrassing would it have been if we went on a date on the links with Bill and we outscored him. Or is that underscored him? Maybe Bill can pay Tiger Woods for some lessons? That could resuscitate our crush. At least we still have the Marriott Bear.

· Bill could eat his own dogfood and improve at golf. [Marriott]
· Or Bill could play the "best golf course no one knows about" and stay at the Inn. [Inn at St. Ives]
· Or Bill could just go from broke at Pebble Beach [The Inn at Spanish Bay]
· Or stay at a *gasp* Westin, in the country that invented golf [The Westin Turnberry Resort Scotland]

[Photo: zone41]

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A Desert Getaway to the La Quinta Resort and Club

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  Site Where: 49-499 Eisenhower Drive [map], La Quinta, CA, United States, 92253
November 7, 2007 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

La Quinta Resort & Club is one of our favorite desert getaways in Palm Springs. Actually, it's the only desert getaway we've ever taken but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay when we went.

Now the hotel is part of the Waldorf-Astoria Collection from Hilton Hotels and is offering a Discovery package (other hotels in the collection are also offering Discovery packages which are unique to the hotels' location.)

At La Quinta, the package includes a four-night stay for two in a Starlight Casita with a king bed. These rooms all have fireplaces and private patios with mountain views. Recently the resort put all new carpeting and 37" HD flat-screen TVs in all the rooms.

But you better like golf as the package includes two one-hour golf lessons and daily unlimited golf at one of the five championship golf courses.

There will be also spa treatments, a $100 gift certificate to any of the boutique shops on the premises, dinner for two at the Adobe Grill, and daily breakfast for two. Topping it off is an evening Jeep Tour to the San Andreas Fault and two tickets to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which is a large cable car gondola that takes guests from the desert floor to the top of Mt. San Jacinto.

The package is priced at $3,200. To book, call 1-800-WALDORF or go online. Use the code P8 when making reservations.

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· Hotels in Palm Springs [HotelChatter]

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Room with a Killer View: When the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Re-Opens...

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  Site Where: 1 Ritz Carlton Drive [map], Kapalua, HI, United States, 96761
October 11, 2007 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

We are suckers for a room with a killer view.  We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

...we are so hitting this place up.

When you want to take a holiday in paradise, check into Room 2609 at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on the island of Maui, Hawaii, and make sure the conditions are right for a rainbow.

This view probably doesn't happen every day, but even without the rainbow you'd probably feel like you'd struck your personal pot of gold if you could overlook both the swimming pool and the bay like this. In fact, the big attraction at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is really the golf, so it's possible that some guests might even feel dissatisfied with this view, lacking any golf greens as it does. But not us.

A big word of caution, however: the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua is currently CLOSED. It's getting a $125 million renovation-come-transformation ready for January 2008. Guest rooms are getting remodeled, there's a new spa and fitness center and a new Japanese restaurant. But the views should remain more or less the same.

[Photo: extravigator]

Related Stories:
· Fore Play: Ritz-Carlton Kapalua [HotelChatter]
· Hotels in Hawaii [HotelChatter]

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Hyatt's Golf Getaway Giveaway

September 7, 2007 at 12:07 PM | by | ()

Hyatt Hotels has announced another promotion, this one aimed at the golf enthusiasts.

From now through November 30, seasoned 18-holers or novice 9-holers can enter to win a luxury golf getaway vacation package at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa that includes five nights accommodations, daily breakfast, golf shirts, two rounds of golf at the Ko'olina Golf Course, and two 50-minute Na Ho'ola spa treatments.

Seven additional winners will receive a three-day/two-night golf getaway for two at select Golf Hyatt destinations valued at up to $1,250 that includes two rounds of golf and a mix of food and spa offerings.

Duffers should enter online at the Golf Hyatt Giveaway site. You have up to 250 chances to win the grand prize but you gotta earn them first. However, it's pretty easy to rack up your chances. For instance, signing up for the Hyatt e-newsletter gets you five extra entries and inviting your friends to the Giveaway site gets you another 50 but you gotta invite at least 10 friends.

To make your life easier, we've posted the official ways of earning more entries after the jump.


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