November 28, 2014

Dining & Travel

50 Years of Fun

Chicagoan Bob Thornton started it all in 1956. He placed his tiki huts and palm trees in the boonies, creating an instant transport to another culture. The menu has been carefully contrived to range across the islands. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Pampered in Pompano

Ocean Sands Spa & Resort Residences in Pompano Beach -- a 5-year-old, 89-suite condo/hotel formerly named Spa Atlantis -- was purchased in late 2005 by Mercury Investment. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Travel Aid - March 2007

Using specific frequencies of light and sound, the device shifts the mind... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Travel Briefs - March 2007

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center; Mondrian South Beach; W Fort Lauderdale Hotels & Residences; Virgin Galactic. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Big Shoes: Central Fla. Tourism

Two tourism industry leaders are filling big shoes left by their predecessors this year as they struggle to boost growth in leisure travel to Orlando. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

The Japanese Pitch: Daisuke Matsuzaka's Impact?

Daisuke Matsuzaka has already won plenty of games in baseball-crazed Japan, where the 26-year-old pitcher has risen to hero status. The question now is, what can he do for Florida? Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Icon: Harris Rosen

The reason I'm in it is because when we do a good job -- and we do that fortunately fairly often -- it's so nice to hear people tell you how much they enjoyed their stay. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Resort R&R

From offbeat to old-timey, Florida resorts cover the spectrum. Some are well-known; others are off the beaten path. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Water Attraction

The River House enters another season brighter and more beckoning than ever before in its long and varied presence smack on the shore of the New River. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Tourism

Two trends will influence Florida's tourism industry in 2007: Travelers want "bragging rights" about a unique vacation experience, and they love to compare notes with each other over the internet. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Beefing Up

Does Florida really need another steakhouse? Are we not oversupplied with beef, beef, beef? Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Flying a New Flag

The former Bonaventure Resort & Spa, built in the 1980s in Weston near Fort Lauderdale, has undergone a $100-million renovation. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

A Big Splash

The cruise industry supported more than 128,000 jobs, paying nearly $4.8 billion in income in Florida last year, according to a study commissioned by the International Council of Cruise Lines. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Travel Briefs - Dec. 2006

Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza; Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center; Intercontinental Hotels Group; Crowne Plaza Hollywood; VIllas of Grand Cypress; SATSair. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Florida's Best Restaurants

The famed Hall picks up three peers, and four restaurants are welcomed into Golden Spoon-winning ranks. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Destination: Spa

The stately Ponte Vedra Inn and Spa, built in 1928, has catered to three generations of loyal visitors with its golf, tennis and beach amenities. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

CEO Trends Survey Results and Reactions

Florida CEOs outlook: The Economy in 2007, Emergent Issues, Property Values, Expanding Markets...etc. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

OSI Restaurant Partners Goes Private

OSI Restaurant Partners, parent company of Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and six other chains, is going private. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Space Jam

Developer Toney Sleiman has thrown a wrinkle into the long-running debate about whether Jacksonville needs a new convention center. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Redevelopment, Huizenga-Style

Buoyed by the 2004 arrival of the Huizenga family as owners, the Rybovich marina and service complex on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach is undergoing a $100-million expansion. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

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