Luxury Amenities – Hotels Benin http://hotels-benin.com/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 01:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://hotels-benin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Luxury Amenities – Hotels Benin http://hotels-benin.com/ 32 32 Luxury apartments could be coming to Bakersfield | News https://hotels-benin.com/luxury-apartments-could-be-coming-to-bakersfield-news/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/luxury-apartments-could-be-coming-to-bakersfield-news/ Bakersfield may soon have some of the fanciest apartments the city has ever seen. Institutional investors lured by the city’s booming rental market plan to build at least two rental communities with high-end amenities such as resort-style gymnasiums and massive swimming pools in the northwest or southwest of Bakersfield, said multifamily residential broker Marc Thurston […]]]>

Bakersfield may soon have some of the fanciest apartments the city has ever seen.

Institutional investors lured by the city’s booming rental market plan to build at least two rental communities with high-end amenities such as resort-style gymnasiums and massive swimming pools in the northwest or southwest of Bakersfield, said multifamily residential broker Marc Thurston with ASU Commercial.

“We’ve had smaller versions of it here in Bakersfield, but I don’t know if we’ve had it that bad,” he said, declining to divulge the names of the hedge fund-type investors behind the projects. .

The good news is that while similarly equipped rental communities cost between $3,200 and $3,400 a month in places like Irvine, Thurston added, in Bakersfield, they probably won’t cost more than about $2,500 a month when they’re introduced — and they’ll offer more interior space per unit than comparable apartments in Southern California.

Institutional investors of the kind Thurston speaks of have only recently entered the Central Valley rental housing market. He said the couple who recently secured property in Bakersfield for the apartment development did so after being unable to find suitable complexes for sale locally.

Those investors were drawn by the area’s open economy, low vacancies and rents that recently topped $2,000 a month, Thurston said. They are likely to find tenants among local medical professionals, engineers and young lawyers, he added.

In recent years, the quality of Bakersfield’s rental communities has increased as the city has attracted more people from big cities used to writing larger rent checks.

Sage Equities’ 44-unit 17th Place Townhomes, the downtown’s first market-priced rental complex in many years, has attracted young professionals, many from outside the area. The local developer has since begun construction on an equally upscale 53-unit townhouse project nearby.

Sage director Anna Smith said via email that the interest from institutional investors validates the stability of the local rental market. She noted that her company has seen increased demand among professionals during the pandemic.

Fuller Apartment Homes, meanwhile, moved forward with Bolthouse Properties on Park West at Stockdale River Ranch, a 312-unit luxury rental housing complex at Heath Road and Stockdale Highway in southwest Bakersfield.

Manager Andrew Fuller said by email that it’s not uncommon for outside developers to enter the local market near the peak of a property cycle. He questioned the notion that rents will continue to grow at the high rate of recent years, adding that he feels rents are “at or near (their ceiling) for this cycle”.

He added that Park West employs the services of a major national luxury design firm and that the community’s amenity package “is on par with what you would find in any major suburban market.”

Thurston, who has documented unprecedented tension in the local market with reports showing citywide vacancies recently hovering around 1%, said the projects he plans to develop over the next two years are “a cut above” even the amenities of Park West.

The level of luxury on offer is akin to big city rental communities where developers try to outdo the amenities of their neighbors.

“It’s almost an escalating arms race to try to compete and attract these kinds of (well-heeled) tenants,” Thurston said.

He agreed Bakersfield tenants would pay so little, but he said monthly prices above $2,000 might not be out of the question.

Ian Williams Sharples, board member of the Income Property Association of Kern, said by email he was seeing signs rental demand remained strong locally and any new product would only help.

“Adding supply, even at the ultra-high (end), helps alleviate existing pressures on tenants as they will have more housing options,” Sharples wrote. “However, we still need to find ways to make affordable housing development more viable.”

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Explore the amenities of Trail’s Edge Apartments in West Bend | By Christa Weindorf https://hotels-benin.com/explore-the-amenities-of-trails-edge-apartments-in-west-bend-by-christa-weindorf/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:58:45 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/explore-the-amenities-of-trails-edge-apartments-in-west-bend-by-christa-weindorf/ West Bend, Wisconsin – The New Trail’s Edge Apartments, 250 S. Forest Avenue, are a great place for everyone. Centrally located near the heart of downtown West Bend, our tenants will benefit from: -Direct access to the Eisenbahn trail – Close to the Riverwalk -The Wisconsin Art Museum -Parks and trails nearby the Trail’s Edge […]]]>
West Bend, Wisconsin – The New Trail’s Edge Apartments, 250 S. Forest Avenue, are a great place for everyone. Centrally located near the heart of downtown West Bend, our tenants will benefit from:

-Direct access to the Eisenbahn trail

– Close to the Riverwalk

-The Wisconsin Art Museum

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-Parks and trails nearby

the Trail’s Edge Apartments offer attractive 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with views of the Milwaukee River and many in-unit amenities such as:

-An open concept floor plan

– Laundry room in the unit

-Lunch buffet

-Private terrace or balcony

-Ample storage (most units have walk-in closets)

-Abundant natural light

Trails Edge Apartment

The Trail’s Edge apartments have also been designed for your living comfort with these luxury common areas:

-Second floor terrace for entertaining

– Fenced in dog walking area

-Pet Grooming Station

-Indoor car wash bay

-Gazebo and picnic area

-Weights and fitness room

Trail’s Edge Apartments, built by American building services, began construction in March 2021 and will be completed in 2022. Trail’s Edge apartments are the premier choice for luxury living in West Bend. We can’t wait for you to call Trail’s Edge home.

Visit www.TrailsEdgeApts.com to apply or find out more.

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Harbor Group International Acquires 480-Unit Jefferson Vista Canyon Luxury Apartment Community in Southern California https://hotels-benin.com/harbor-group-international-acquires-480-unit-jefferson-vista-canyon-luxury-apartment-community-in-southern-california/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:13:38 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/harbor-group-international-acquires-480-unit-jefferson-vista-canyon-luxury-apartment-community-in-southern-california/ SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Harbor Group International and Azure Partners announce their joint venture to acquire Jefferson Vista Canyon, a 480-unit Class A apartment community in Santa Clarita, Calif. HGI and Azure acquired ownership of JPI. JLL brokered the transaction and arranged a $173 million floating rate loan on behalf of HGI and Azure. The […]]]>

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Harbor Group International and Azure Partners announce their joint venture to acquire Jefferson Vista Canyon, a 480-unit Class A apartment community in Santa Clarita, Calif. HGI and Azure acquired ownership of JPI. JLL brokered the transaction and arranged a $173 million floating rate loan on behalf of HGI and Azure.

The Jefferson Vista Canyon Apartments are part of a planned 185-acre mixed-use development, designed to provide residents with convenient, walkable access to employment, recreation and entertainment options. Upon completion, the development will include 650,000 square feet of office space and 165,000 square feet of retail space, and will feature 11 acres of parkland and direct access to 10 miles of hiking and walking trails. The City of Santa Clarita will construct a bridge over the Santa Clara River connecting the development to Soledad Canyon Road, providing a critical access point to complement the expected increase in resident and visitor density at the micro-location.

The community is centrally located and easily connects residents to major employment and lifestyle nodes in the Santa Clarita Valley, neighboring San Fernando Valley, and throughout Greater Los Angeles via Highway 14 and I- 5. The property offers an integrated commuter rail and Metrolink bus transfer station, which will provide residents with additional modes of access to major employment and entertainment centers in Greater Los Angeles. The Santa Clarita area is close to an array of employers in aerospace and defense, medical devices and biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, digital media, entertainment and technology. information.

“The Jefferson Vista Canyon community offers the accessibility, convenience and connectivity that today’s residents are looking for,” said Richard Litton, president of HGI. “This acquisition highlights HGI’s investment strategy of acquiring properties in well-located, dynamic markets with strong employment fundamentals. We look forward to expanding our presence in Southern California.”

Bryant Ferber, Managing Director and Head of Acquisitions, Azure, added, “We are thrilled to announce our first acquisition in California and expect this transaction to serve as a springboard to more opportunities in the Western United States. United States as we seek to expand our presence in the Jefferson Vista Canyon aligns well with our core investment strategy to acquire best-in-class assets in high-growth submarkets.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Managing Director Peter Yorck and Director Nick Lavin. The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team representing borrowers was led by managing directors Brandon Smith, Annie Rice and Jamie Leachman.

“This luxury asset has enjoyed a huge lease over the past twelve months and will soon reach stabilization, demonstrating strong tenant demand for this product and location,” Yorck said. “The sale of Jefferson Vista Canyon indicates that investors continue to have a robust interest in more suburban pockets of Los Angeles County, such as Santa Clarita.”

Built in two phases from 2020 to 2021, Jefferson Vista Canyon features contemporary finishes and desirable amenities unique to other communities in the area, including resort-style pools and a rooftop terrace. Interior units include a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts.

Jefferson Vista Canyon joins HGI’s multifamily portfolio in Southern California and marks the company’s seventh multifamily investment in the region.

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5 New and Reinvented California Hotels to Visit in 2022 https://hotels-benin.com/5-new-and-reinvented-california-hotels-to-visit-in-2022/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:21:55 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/5-new-and-reinvented-california-hotels-to-visit-in-2022/ Exploring a new or reimagined hotel is one of my favorite “travel writer” activities. Exploring a new home is a treasure hunt. What new amenities and comforts await customers to take them away from their daily lives? What is the atmosphere, the effervescence of the city or the calm of the countryside? What are the […]]]>

Exploring a new or reimagined hotel is one of my favorite “travel writer” activities. Exploring a new home is a treasure hunt. What new amenities and comforts await customers to take them away from their daily lives? What is the atmosphere, the effervescence of the city or the calm of the countryside? What are the rooms like? What about meals and libations? What services are offered? Does the lodge accept animals? Is it multigenerational, couple or solo? What’s happening in the region? How do you get there?

If you’re planning a trip to California, each of these five hotels has invited me for a stay so I can give you insider information and tips. These conveniently located hotels are places where you can organize a weekend getaway. All are car-free destinations with loads to do nearby. You park your car and forget about it until you leave.

Mary Charlebois

1. Check in and never leave the property

The luxurious Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort and Spa underwent a 2-year, $18 million reimagining. Covering 365 acres of Coachella Valley soil, The Westin’s renovation touched on every aspect of the property, focusing on the resort’s pillars of “Sleep Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Play Well, and Work Well.”

The gorgeous property is a lush oasis with greenery and water everywhere you look. As beautiful as the grounds are in the sun, they take on a totally different look with exquisite lighting emphasizing the architecture, landscaping and water features from dusk till dawn. There is so much to do here; you can appeal to any generation and most people’s interest.

Families, pets and ADAs are all welcome. Golf, tennis, pickleball, swimming, walking, cycling, bowling, games room, sports bar and much more can be enjoyed at the resort.

The 512 rooms have been renovated from ceiling to floor. The Backyard, a new outdoor entertainment venue, will host concerts. The main pool has been enlarged and a super slide has been added. In addition, all golf, tennis, pickleball and basketball facilities have been completely renovated.

The relaxing spa has been lovingly revitalized and expanded. Meeting rooms are updated, and on-site amenities, such as a coffee shop and deli, add to guest comfort and experience.

The food and libation scene has not been overlooked. Restaurants and cafes all have new menus with plenty of healthy and indulgent options. Don’t miss Gloria’s Renewal Juice offered for breakfast. It’s green, energizing and delicious.

Plus, mixologists have new cocktails, wines, and beers to sample.

Getting There : fly in Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). It’s 5 miles from the Westin. If you are not planning to leave the property, I suggest you take a taxi to the resort.

Hotel Cerro edible garden at night.
Mary Charlebois

2. An urban oasis

Hotel Cerro in downtown San Luis Obispo (SLO) is a sublime escape pod. The urban-chic hotel is located in the heart of downtown SLO. A combination of rooms, suites and apartments is offered. The hotel itself is a work of art. The attention to customer comfort with each piece of equipment is unmatched. Every aspect of the hotel is like no other I have visited.

At Cerro, I escaped to a garden suite. The large bedroom had a private patio with a fireplace. A door leads to the edible garden where guests are encouraged to pick and eat the fruits, herbs and vegetables that grow there. A soaking tub was filled from a hanging faucet. The spa-like shower was stocked with spa bath products. The room lighting was exceptional. Every space can be soft and romantic or bright.

Cerro’s staff are excellent. Warm and engaging people in all hotels and restaurants go out of their way to make your stay a memorable experience.

Cerro has a bistro, distillery, patio, and rooftop location serving food and drink. Chef Dereck Brooks works with local farmers and producers to populate the seasonal menu. In addition, the pastry chef garnishes the box with works of art that you will not be able to resist.

The layout of the Cerro’s 65 rooms is brilliant. While you’re in the middle of a busy city, the quiet and privacy can make you feel like the only guest. Courtyards and gardens are inside the hotel, surrounded by guest rooms, a rooftop pool, spa, and meeting spaces.

When visiting San Luis Obispo, a stay at Cerro is a must. You will never forget the experience.

Getting There : The nearest airport is San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP). Rent a car or take a taxi to Hotel Cerro.

The Lani overlooking the pool at the Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa California.
Flamingo Hotel (Photo credit: ©Flamingo Hotel)

3. Resort to the stars

Flamingo Resort — a resort and spa in Santa Rosa, Calif. — has a history with Hollywood. Inspired by the Las Vegas Flamingo of the late 1950s, producers and starlets lounge by the pool. Then they danced the night away in the nightclub, free to relax away from the Hollywood paparazzi. Today, the Flamingo is still dedicated to helping guests relax and escape their everyday lives with a focus on wellness for all generations and interests.

Architect Homer Rissman’s Flamingo was proclaimed a historic landmark in 1996. Since then, the resort has been completely redesigned with its mid-century modern details renewed. The 10-acre property has 170 rooms, a spa, an all-weather heated pool, a lap pool, a hot tub, a fitness center, tennis courts, bicycles, fresh air and over 256 days of sunshine each year.

Locally sourced food and beverages are available in the resort’s restaurant, poolside or private dining in your room.

Sonoma County Wine Country surrounds the Flamingo for wine, beer, and spirits tasting. from Santa Rosa Place du Palais de Justice is 2 miles from the resort with museums, parks, galleries and an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops.

Getting There : Santa Rosa is 80 km north of the Golden Gate Bridge by car. Closer still, fly in Sonoma County Charles M. Schulz Airport (STS). The Flamingo is approximately 10 miles from the airport.

The Art House Hotel, Santa Rosa, California.
Mary Charlebois

4. Art in the heart of the city

art house is a brand new hotel built in downtown Santa Rosa. two blocks from Place du Palais de Justice, the Art House is ideally located for a car-free weekend in the historic downtown district of this bustling city.

The Art House began its collection of art, curated and exhibited in rooms and public spaces. The exterior of the hotel reminds me of a Piet Mondrian pastel painting.

The Art House offers hotel-style rooms, suites and one-bedroom apartments. Each offers city views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus, suites and apartments have private balconies perfect for morning coffee or sipping the sunset.

The Luther Burbank House and Gardens are a 20-minute walk from the Art House. The Sonoma County Museums of Art and History are also nearby. Surrounding Court House Square are restaurants, bars, tasting rooms and shops.

Families, pets and ADAs are all welcome. Limited on-site parking is available, making it a candidate for a car-free weekend. Park your car and forget about it. Dust off your walking shoes or unpack the bike and see the city.

Getting There : Santa Rosa is 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge if traveling by car. By air, fly to Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport. The Art House Hotel is approximately eight miles from the airport in downtown Santa Rosa.

Clift Royal Sonesta lobby and check-in.
Kevin Scanlon

5. A San Francisco star reinvented

Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco has undergone a major reinvention. Two blocks from Union Square, the historic hotel opened in 1915 to accommodate those attending the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Since that time the property has had several owners and renovations.

Sonesta has rehabilitated and modernized every square inch of the building, creating spacious bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. The lobby, public areas, and meeting rooms have been beautifully decorated with a modern theme and a nod to the properties’ Art Deco past.

The Clift is famous for its Redwood Room. The paneling on the walls was carved from a single redwood. As part of San Francisco’s iconic renovation, the Redwood Room received new furnishings. The original paneling has been restored to bring it back to its original shine. A drink in this charming lounge will be a highlight of your stay. A dinner at Fredrick’s for brasserie fare and modern comfort food is a must. In-room dining is available.

The Clift’s location is perfectly situated for exploring San Francisco on foot and by cable car. Union Square offers opportunities for shopping and people-watching. Nearby Chinatown is the perfect place for lunch. Next, head to Japantown for more authentic meals and the incredible history of Japanese citizens in California. Finally, San Francisco’s Wharf is a thrilling cable car ride down to the bay. Seafood, buskers, marina and maritime history are part of the wharf scene.

Getting There : San Francisco International (SFO) is the nearest airport. However, I never recommend driving in San Francisco; it’s congested and the parking fees are astronomical. Use public transport instead. (Find a “Plan a Trip” guide for Bay Area Transit here.) The Clift has valet parking for $60+ per day if you are driving.

Pro tips

Be a hotel scout

You can be your own “hotel scout”. When considering trying a new hotel, start with the reviews. Access multiple booking sites like Expedia, TripAdvisor, and Hotels.com. Reviews can provide insight into the pros and cons of the property’s service and amenities.

Find a good rate

Booking sites do not always offer the best rates. When looking for a deal, be sure to check the hotel’s website to book direct. Many hotels book direct and offer a better rate than the booking sites, especially out of season.

Even when a “direct booking” rate is the same or slightly more than a booking site, you may be able to take advantage of special offers that include dinner, a bottle of wine, breakfast, a date at the spa or other packages.

Let others know

Still in the vein of being a hotel scout, after your visit write a review. Your honest and original review can help other travelers make their choice. Positive reviews help the hotel attract more customers. Negative reviews help the hotel see where improvements are needed.

Have fun exploring California and these five new, reimagined hotels.

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]]> Pune: Now Experience the Thrill of Wilderness with a Touch of Luxury | Pune News https://hotels-benin.com/pune-now-experience-the-thrill-of-wilderness-with-a-touch-of-luxury-pune-news/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 00:12:00 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/pune-now-experience-the-thrill-of-wilderness-with-a-touch-of-luxury-pune-news/ PUNE: From staycations to workations and revenge tourism, the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions have fueled people’s urge to get out of their homes. Although camping has been practiced for a long time, not everyone likes to pitch a tent in the mud or close their eyes in sleeping bags, while eating instant noodles for lunch […]]]>
PUNE: From staycations to workations and revenge tourism, the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions have fueled people’s urge to get out of their homes.
Although camping has been practiced for a long time, not everyone likes to pitch a tent in the mud or close their eyes in sleeping bags, while eating instant noodles for lunch or dinner. And this is where glamping or glamorous camping comes in, where one can experience the thrill and excitement of the wilderness while enjoying the luxury of a hotel inside a tent. .
Private estates around Pune, especially near water bodies, have set up such tents, where one can bask in the winter sun in seclusion, while enjoying good food, music and accommodation.
According to Sarmad Kadiri, who went glamping with his wife and young son, three factors – safety, hygiene and comfort – work in their favor, with the higher cost being the only setback.
“I used to go camping in various places but my wife wanted something more comfortable and hygienic as we also have a very young child. The amenities offered by glamping sites are really good. Since tents are limited and have personal spaces around them, one can keep distance from others while enjoying the outdoors. The only setback is that it’s not cheap,” Kadiri said.
Akshay Kudale, a 25-year-old software developer, said he liked glamping more than camping. “When I went there with my friends, we had the whole place to ourselves. We were surrounded by acres of farmland. There were many board games and we also played cricket after hours. In the meantime, there was an emergency in the office and I could easily log in with my laptop and finish my work. It was a real stress reliever,” Kudale said.
Wild outdoor thrill with a touch of luxury
Akshay Kusmade (32), owner of The Triangle Glamping near Alandi, said they operate on a 50 per cent occupancy basis and are 100 per cent booked even on weekdays with additional requests. “People are tired of sitting at home. This is where glamping comes in. We provide tents and cabins with a private bonfire, private area, board games, private benches by the river. People are outside with all the comforts of a hotel,” he said, adding that they were not organizing any group activities at the moment due to an increase in the number of Covid 19.
Anju Mishra (28), along with his business partner Ashutosh Singh, launched Glamp Everest near the Pawana Dam after renting barren land. The idea came to them when they went camping at the Pavana Dam three years ago and realized that people were missing out on such amazing places due to the lack of amenities.
“There are many faults in the campsite due to which a large crowd does not go camping. These include hygiene, small tents, no mattresses, no lights, no electricity, toilets shared by a crowd of 3040 etc. We have tried to improve on all of this by designing a staggered frame which gives a royal touch to the interior of the tents.Secondly, despite requests for expansion of the facility, we We are limited to six glamps to ensure exclusivity Plus the place itself has a waterfall and a short hike to the top of the mountain without the crowds We provide one BBQ per glamp and one person assists them said Mishra.
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Stunning Beachfront Sky Home in St. Maarten https://hotels-benin.com/stunning-beachfront-sky-home-in-st-maarten/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:30:17 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/stunning-beachfront-sky-home-in-st-maarten/ Imagine waking up in luxury and gazing at breathtaking city and ocean views. This is what everyday life can be like in this designer-designed condominium in St. Maarten’s prestigious Daytona Beach Shores community. The prime corner location of this extraordinary oceanfront home allows for expansive views of the Atlantic, with stunning seascapes at the center […]]]>

Imagine waking up in luxury and gazing at breathtaking city and ocean views. This is what everyday life can be like in this designer-designed condominium in St. Maarten’s prestigious Daytona Beach Shores community.

The prime corner location of this extraordinary oceanfront home allows for expansive views of the Atlantic, with stunning seascapes at the center of the 325-square-foot oceanfront balcony and much of the interior of 2,570 feet, including the three bedrooms, the living room, dining room with a built-in bar and the kitchen.

A double door entry leads to this beauty, with oversized crown molding throughout, high end window treatments and designer lighting as well as a high end furniture package available which is negotiable.

Breathtaking views permeate the expansive Great Room, which combines living and dining areas, with a built-in bar.

“This veritable entryway gallery features oversized walls of art that lead into a 600 square foot great room,” said real estate agent Sandy Cook. “And there are two sets of glass doors that open onto the wraparound balcony.”

She added that the expansive great room combines living and dining areas, and all living areas and the balcony “offer a 270-degree panoramic view of the Atlantic coastline.”

The large, inviting gourmet kitchen is outfitted with abundant cabinetry, walk-in pantry, expanded breakfast bar, and a full suite of stainless steel appliances.

The oceanfront owner's suite includes a sitting area, walk-in closet and spa-style bath.

The oceanfront owner’s suite includes a sitting area, walk-in closet and spa-style bath, and the other two bedrooms, located in a separate guest wing, are “generously sized and ultimately private”, with walk-in closets . Complementing the expansive interior is a utility room and a private foyer.

A popular destination for summer vacationers and snowbirds, St. Maarten offers residents secure, assigned parking, temperature-controlled storage, and on-site management. Other five-star amenities include two oceanfront pools, an indoor heated pool, hot tub, cardio and weight centers, game room, owner’s lounge, and designer-decorated lobby and community room. professional and perfectly maintained.

“This is the first heavenly upper level home in the St. Maarten community to hit the market since 2018,” said Cook of Realty Pros Assured. “So now is the perfect time to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to own and live in one of the most prestigious condominium communities in the area.”

Saint-Martin offers its residents a range of five-star amenities, including two beachfront swimming pools.

ADDRESS: 2403 S. Atlantic Ave., Unit 1008, Daytona Beach Shores

TOTAL LIVING SQUARE FEET: 2,570

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 3

YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006

PRICE: $1,229,000

CONTACT: Sandy Cook, Realty Pros Assured, 386-547-1156

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Canadian luxury real estate breaks records in 2021: Sotheby’s https://hotels-benin.com/canadian-luxury-real-estate-breaks-records-in-2021-sothebys/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:47:14 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/canadian-luxury-real-estate-breaks-records-in-2021-sothebys/ The Canadian single-lot luxury real estate record was broken in Vancouver in 2021 (Sotheby’s International Realty Canada) The struggles of Canadians for the first time buyers are well documented, but according to a new report, even well-heeled buyers are competing in the booming luxury real estate markets. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada says the country’s largest […]]]>

The Canadian single-lot luxury real estate record was broken in Vancouver in 2021 (Sotheby’s International Realty Canada)

The struggles of Canadians for the first time buyers are well documented, but according to a new report, even well-heeled buyers are competing in the booming luxury real estate markets.

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada says the country’s largest markets broke records in 2021, led by the Greater Toronto Area.

He revealed that 805 residential properties worth over $ 4 million (condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes) had been sold. This is a 224% increase from 2020. Climbing the ranks to homes over $ 10 million, 31 properties were sold for a jump of 238%.

“There has been a dramatic shift in the perception of Canadians about the importance of their home as an investment in lifestyle and fun, physical sanctuary and security, as well as financial stability and wealth. generational, ”said Don Kottick, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International. Realty Canada, in a press release.

“In the luxury real estate market, one of the enduring influences of the pandemic has been the raising of standards of what constitutes ‘luxury’. Today’s affluent consumers seek a caliber of architectural excellence, design, technology, service and amenities that meet high global standards. . “

Kottick says these high expectations have led to a competitive luxury market.

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada says sellers continued to seek exclusive sales and marketing platforms that protected their privacy.

Also see: The latest real estate news for house prices, mortgage rates, markets, luxury properties and more on Yahoo Finance Canada.

In Vancouver, 410 homes valued at over $ 4 million were sold, an increase of 171 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, 24 properties over $ 10 million were sold for a 218% increase from 2020. That includes highest single-family residential sale on a single lot.

Montreal also saw a 2021 record for homes over $ 4 million, with 41 properties changing hands for a 171 percent increase. Two properties sold for over $ 10 million, including the most expensive residential property sale through the multiple registration service system in the history of Quebec.

A rejuvenated energy sector has helped Calgary report four sales of luxury properties in the segment over $ 4 million, twice as many as in 2020. No homes over $ 10 million have been sold.

Kottick says local demand was the main driver in 2021, as low interest rates, savings reserves and stock market anxiety encouraged diversification into real estate. However, he also says that there has been a gradual increase in the number of international investigations.

Jessy Bains is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on twitter @jessysbains.

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Cabot Adds First U.S. Golf Property In Florida, Joining Canada And St. Lucia https://hotels-benin.com/cabot-adds-first-u-s-golf-property-in-florida-joining-canada-and-st-lucia/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/cabot-adds-first-u-s-golf-property-in-florida-joining-canada-and-st-lucia/ Cabot Acquired World Woods in Central Florida as the First Golf Property in the United States Pooch Cabot began as a secluded golf course in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2011 and was immediately acclaimed before becoming a resort destination (Cabot Cape Breton) which today boasts two 18-hole courses ranked in the top 100. best in […]]]>

Cabot began as a secluded golf course in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2011 and was immediately acclaimed before becoming a resort destination (Cabot Cape Breton) which today boasts two 18-hole courses ranked in the top 100. best in the world. . The Cabot brand has continued to grow over the years and has two other developing resort lifestyle communities: Cabot St. Lucia in the Caribbean and Cabot Revelstoke in British Columbia.

Today, Cabot added its first property in the United States: the famous World Woods Golf Club in central Florida, approximately 60 miles north of Tampa and 80 miles west of Orlando.

The property, which sits on 1,200 acres of sandy soil and rolling hills covered with mature trees, will soon be renamed Cabot Citrus Farms and its two 18-hole courses (Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks) will be completely renovated and revitalized. It will continue to operate as World Woods until renovations begin this spring. While Tom Fazio originally designed the courses that founder Yukihisa Inoue opened in 1993, it is likely that several architects will be recruited to enhance the overall gaming experience and bring out the best of the quaint property, which is weaves its way through towering sand pines, palm trees and old moss-covered oaks.

“I couldn’t ask for a better location for our first development in the United States,” said Cowan-Dewar, who has partnered with Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keizer to establish the Cabot brand. “The property is a nature lover’s paradise that rivals the most spectacular sites I have seen across the world.

When Cabot Citrus Farms opens in 2023, it will do so as a golf course and residential community, with amenities that include the two renovated 18-hole championship courses as well as a par 3 course, a new clubhouse, a putting course and practice facilities. Real estate will also be a key component, with sales slated to begin in 2022, and the community will also include retail stores, restaurants, fitness and spa facilities, communal gathering places and a farmer’s market.

Cabot Saint Lucia is set to open at the end of 2022, it is a course designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw as the centerpiece of a community on the northern tip of Saint Lucia. In the mountains of western Canada, an alpine region known as the ‘heli-skiing capital of the world’, Cabot Revelstoke is targeting a potential opening in 2023, with plans for a 150-room lodge, less than 50 luxury residences. and an 18-hole course designed by Rod Whitman, originally from Alberta, Canada, who was the architect of Cabot’s first course: Cabot Links.

Golf remains at the heart of the Cabot brand, which aspires to future growth and a global presence much like Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

The acquisition of World Woods gives Cabot an American course, Fazio’s Pine Barrens, which has been ranked among the top 100 public courses in the country and a style that has been compared to Pine Valley in New Jersey, widely regarded as the course of world’s n ° 1 golf course. . The conditioning of the installation had declined in recent years, however, before being put up for sale by its Japanese-owned group. purchase price for World Woods. The Citrus County Chronicle

The purchase price for World Woods has not been disclosed. Cabot officials have also acquired two other facilities from the same ownership group that are already part of a golf community in a nearby town: the 27-hole Sugarmill Woods Country Club designed by Ron Garl and the Southern Woods designed by Hale Irwin. . Both Citrus County clubs are within 10 minutes of World Woods – soon to be Cabot Citrus Farms – although Cabot’s plans for these properties have yet to be finalized.

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11 Texas retirement communities I’d love to live in https://hotels-benin.com/11-texas-retirement-communities-id-love-to-live-in/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 20:16:06 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/11-texas-retirement-communities-id-love-to-live-in/ Closed Retirement Communities, Over 55 Benefits, Golf, Sports, Food: Texas has it. Any location in Texas is great for retirement! No state income tax. You can play golf and other sports all year round most of the time due to the mild weather. Find a low cost of living, a friendly, welcoming and diverse culture, […]]]>

Closed Retirement Communities, Over 55 Benefits, Golf, Sports, Food: Texas has it. Any location in Texas is great for retirement! No state income tax. You can play golf and other sports all year round most of the time due to the mild weather. Find a low cost of living, a friendly, welcoming and diverse culture, lots of spectacular natural beauties, and lots of fun attractions. The state has more than 600 hospitals offering the best medical facilities, many of which are nationally classified in adult specialties.

Here are some retiree communities over 55 in fantastic retirement areas where I would love to retire – if I weren’t already retired right here in Fort Worth. These are great locations away from heavy traffic but close enough to the big city to access medical benefits and facilities.

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1. Boot Ranch – Fredericksburg

In the heart of the Texas Hill Country, five miles north of Fredericksburg, you’ll find the Club at Starter ranch, offering amenities and activities for family members. All property purchases include a multigenerational Boot Ranch membership extending the club’s privileges to five generations of your extended family at no additional cost. The 55,000-square-foot Clubhouse Village is the heart of social events, fine dining and five-star service, including the golf shop, spa, men’s and women’s locker rooms, lodge suites and fine, casual dining. . Family activities focus on multigenerational recreation and socialization.

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2. Affinity Retreat – Round Rock

Not your average 55+ community, Affinity at Round Rock offers amenities for active adults pursuing individual passions through a vibrant social scene. Explore the community of amenities including restaurants, cafes, pubs, an indoor saltwater pool and spa and fitness center. You will find recreation centers like billiards and game room, workshop and craft studio, play pickleball, see a movie at the theater, walk your dog at the dog park and use the dog wash spa. Reasonably priced one and two bedroom apartments are available with cable, Wi-Fi and utilities. Round Rock, located near Austin, is nationally known as one of the liveliest cities in the country.

3. Del Webb Sun City – Georgetown

Sun City, Texas, a community of 55+ near Georgetown and Austin, offers an active lifestyle where you can enjoy a round of golf at three world-class golf courses, play pickleball or tennis, or learn ballroom dancing . Listen to music at the Lakeside Amphitheater, access two state-of-the-art fitness centers, hike the trails or relax in the resort-style pool. Plan a day or night experience to connect with amenities and activities. Sun City is where new neighbors become lifelong friends. Choose from new, stylish and comfortable homes.

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Summit Rock Golf Course

4. Tuscan village at Horseshoe Bay

Tuscan village at Horseshoe Bay offers more than 55 homebuyers resort-style living with Clubhouse Salus, a lifestyle manager, craft clubs and resident activities, plus a Jack Nicholas-designed golf course. Located near Marble Falls on LBJ Lake and a short drive from Austin or San Antonio, the community enjoys a Texan climate perfect for golf, pickleball, pool and patio, walking trails, a community garden and dog park all year round.

The residences include townhouses, single family villas and single family golf estates. Nature lovers will appreciate the proximity to LBJ Lake, Johnson Park, Clear Cove Park, and Longhorn Cavern State Park. Golfers can access Horseshoe Bay Club, Slick Rock Golf Course and Escondido Golf Course. You will also find over 60 wineries in the area. For inspiration, check out my article on my dozen favorite wineries near Horseshoe Bay.

Sign for the Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth
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5. The Stayton At Museum Way – Fort Worth

At Stayton at Museum Way, participate in an active senior lifestyle with art museums like The Kimbell, The Modern and the Amon Carter Museum close by, plus easy access to The Bass and Sundance Square. Enjoy the Skyline Restaurant, Lounge, Cafe, Bistro, Private Dining Room, Art Gallery, Performing Arts Center and Library. The salon, spa and hair salon are convenient, and you will have convenient access to the indoor pool and fitness center.

Choose from luxury one or two bedroom apartments with lovely views over western Fort Worth. Best thing about Stayton: You’ll be guaranteed lifetime priority on-site therapy and rehabilitation, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care at the moment. came. Enjoy standard services including 24/7 concierge service, gated underground access, valet parking, and weekly housekeeping and linens.

Larkspur Model Home at Robson Ranch in Denton
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6. Robson Ranch – Denton

Working adults 55 and over are redefining luxury retirement by living in Robson Ranch Resort community, south of Denton, near the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. The ranch-style landscape offers rolling hills and unobstructed views with everything right on your doorstep: access 10 luxurious, energy-efficient model homes ranging from 1,413 to 3,228 square feet. Enjoy championship golf and professional boutique, 16 pickleball courts, tennis complex, softball court, dog park, clubhouse, golf offerings. fitness, swimming pools and grills. Over 100 clubs and activities will keep you busy, and the Creative Arts Center and walking trails will help keep you active. Review the virtual model home video tours to help you make up your mind, then schedule a stay on the property to get a first-hand Robson Ranch experience.

7. Del Webb in the woods

The door Del Webb in the woods The community, between Houston and Huntsville, provides residents with an active lifestyle and living complex with a 14,000 square foot clubhouse, activities, clubs and plenty of community amenities. Take advantage of the cycle and hiking trails, pickleball, pétanque, tennis courts, a fitness room, an aquagym course and a swimming pool. Explore the arts, crafts, tech classes, or read or work in the internet cafe or coffee bar. Access nearby Woodland golf, shopping, dining, events and more. Choose from several two- and three-bedroom homes with open concept plans and two-car garages.

8. Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch

Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch near Fulshear has over 55 amenities as well as family-sized homes with more space for entertaining instead of extra bedrooms. You will enjoy a resort-like experience with a 10,000 square foot clubhouse, lagoon-style swimming pool, fire pit, pickleball and pétanque courts. Hike and cycle on the many scenic trails around nature reserves and dazzling lakes.

You will find small town charm in Fort Bend County and easy access to Houston via the new Westpark Tollway, FM 1093, to Interstate 10. You are close to Brazos Bend State Park , Fort Bend Museum, Historic Downtown Richmond, Rosenberg Railroad Museum and the George Observatory.

9. Retreat in the Hills – San Antonio

New housing sites have just been released at 55+ Del Webb Hill Country Retreat near Saint-Antoine. You’ll love the open floor plans, consumer-inspired smart home options, dining kitchens, and huge owner’s suites. Treat yourself to resort-style amenities including a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and hiking trails. San Antonio is home to three military bases, a hilly area, quaint towns, and plenty of wineries, and you can play golf every day. You are close to the Pearl District on the San Antonio Riverwalk with great chef-owned restaurants, boutiques and more.

Pro tip: To learn more about the 22-acre Entertainment District, read our colleagues The journey awaits you writer Penny Sadler’s guide to enjoying a luxurious weekend in the Pearl.

10. The kissing tree – San Marcos

Nestled between Austin and San Antonio in San Marcos, Kiss tree is for baby boomers, with a legendary life carved out of the Texas Hill Country. Enjoy the golf course, Biergarten, resort swimming pool, pickleball courts and fitness center. At the center of the 20-acre leisure campus is Independence Hall, the resort’s social club, featuring the Sam’s Café, activity classroom, culinary kitchen, bar, indoor cinema screen, pool tables, a shuffleboard, a vintage jukebox and many tables for dining or a game of bridge. Named after the historic oak of San Marcos, the Kissing Tree is where Sam Houston gave his governorship speech. You can choose from traditional houses, cottages, villas with quaint covered patios, extended garage, oversized owner suites, and large kitchens and living areas.

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11. Foster’s Ridge in Conroe

In Conroé, Foster’s Ridge, 45 minutes north of Houston, offers a great location for active adults 55 and older with easy access to exciting attractions, activities, health care, and grocery and shopping opportunities. There are 13 golf courses and country clubs within 30 minutes of the resort, including the Club at Carlton Woods, with a Jack Nicklaus Signature course. You are close to museums, festivals and sports teams, and the airport is 45 minutes for trips or visits with grandchildren. Take advantage of a community recreation center, community pool and patio, and multipurpose rooms for classes. Discover homes with two and three bedrooms, large living and kitchen areas, master suites, offices and guest rooms.

A personal note: My husband and I retired in 2016 and live in Park Glen in North Fort Worth. This month we’ll be making the last payment for our home after adding a patio expansion this summer with a wet room, pergola, landscaping, outdoor kitchen, and raised flower beds for a garden. We love being half a mile from the grocery store and pharmacy and one mile from our grandchildren.


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A luxury guide to Scottsdale, Arizona https://hotels-benin.com/a-luxury-guide-to-scottsdale-arizona/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 02:53:10 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/a-luxury-guide-to-scottsdale-arizona/ | Main image, courtesy of Sarah in Scottsdale for Flytographer Scottsdale is hot, and not from the desert. The city is one of the world’s most exciting luxury travel destinations. Here you’ll find coveted AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels (and equally acclaimed spas and restaurants), sports cars crushing desert dust at distant sunset, and adrenaline-pumping […]]]>

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Scottsdale is hot, and not from the desert. The city is one of the world’s most exciting luxury travel destinations. Here you’ll find coveted AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotels (and equally acclaimed spas and restaurants), sports cars crushing desert dust at distant sunset, and adrenaline-pumping activities that are a must have. bucket list item for many. There is something in Scottsdale for every type of traveler. For those looking for the finer things, we discover the best of what this cultural capital has to offer.

Range Rover along the mountains

The best way to get through the mountains is through the Range Rover Sport, a classic Land Rover with an edge. Book the vehicle via Go to rental. This ongoing service will see a dedicated member of the concierge monitor your arrival and dispose of the vehicle curbside as soon as you exit the aircraft or the arrival gate. Return is just as much a snap – all in-person rental procedures are tiny so customers can focus on free time at the airport rather than gasoline or filling out forms. Go Rentals is a family business founded by two brothers two decades ago. Today, they operate across the country in more than 80 airports and five-star hotels. It’s also the only car rental company that deals with the private jet and luxury hotel industry (don’t worry, commercial airlines are covered as well). In addition to Land Rovers, customers can also choose from luxury cars from Ferrari, Porsches and Bentleys.

At the foot of Camelback Mountain, The Phoenician is a gorgeous getaway just a short distance from all the action of Old Town. Image courtesy of The Phoenician.

Sleep at the Phoenician

Rely on a Scottsdale legend: The Phoenician. The award-winning resort is beautifully perched on Camelback Mountain, shrouded by the Sonoran Desert, meaning no matter where you are, the views won’t disappoint. Rooms and suites transport guests to a distant world, with warm tones and rich hues of the surrounding desert incorporated into their design for a glamorous beach club vibe. Marble bathrooms, signature bathrobes, and plush King beds complete your nighttime bliss. As the sun rises, treat yourself to breakfast at their modern American restaurant, Mowry & Cotton, then stroll to your private poolside cabana for a shade and sun dance (in the company of a margarita, maybe?). The range of on-site amenities is extensive, so be sure to allow plenty of time for resort recreation; their magnificent 18-hole golf course and shops are not to be missed.

ATV in Scottsdale, AZ
The mountain bike ride is exhilarating. Image courtesy of Chase Dorsett.

Cover the bases

After a good night’s sleep, spend the first day covering the basics. Start by locating yourself with the local family business JoyRides AZ Scottsdale Tours. You’re driven through the Old Town in an open-top electric vehicle and receive valuable insider knowledge on everything from its hidden gems and must-sees to the best places to take photos. After that, take a walk in the Scottsdale Museum of the West for exhibits relating to the American West, and if the weather is nice (which is usually the case most of the year) then check out the finest collection of arid desert plants from around the world at Desert botanical garden. Basically, this is the place to see the finest cacti and more, with great trails, tours, seasonal exhibits, family-friendly activities, and an adorable on-site plant shop.

Time for an adrenaline rush

Being outdoors, Scottsdale is for more than thrill seekers. So now that you have explored the gardens, museums and wonders of the old town, it is time to go on an adventure. Overcome pre-existing fears of heights and soar over the sky with Rainbow Ryders, Inc, the first hot-air balloon company in the South-West for more than 40 years. Their headquarters are in Phoenix but there are outposts in Albuquerque and Colorado Springs. Here you can choose between a sunrise or sunset flight (weather permitting) over the majestic Sonoran Desert. We recommend that you hire a professional vacation photographer from Flytograph to capture the moment you take off. Rainbow Ryders are happy to help with the floor shots, but nothing beats a high end souvenir from this to-do list moment. Simply select a local photographer, tell him where to meet and he will receive a gallery of memorabilia delivered within five days. For those who want to get a bit dirty, how about a guided ATV / UTV tour, traversing the valleys with Stellar adventures? Their experts will modify each ride based on comfort and capacity, so no sweat if you prefer to go slow (or fast).

Treat yourself to gourmet paradise

For those who travel to sample culinary delights, you are going to feast on a big and juicy treat. Scottsdale has all the makings for a delicious time. During the day, The mission is our go-to for Latin cuisine with a brilliant take on brunch, and for the health conscious, The herb boxThe Vegan Nosh Board should do the trick. In terms of high-end catering, Fatty beef is an Italian holiday. Come hungry, because everything on the share menu is worth a bite, from homemade pasta to flamboyant cuts of quality steak, poultry and seafood, slowly roasted over local mesquite in a custom wood-burning grill and rotisserie. Don’t forget the Italian wine. Then you have the exquisite elements at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. Climb romantic garden steps to a chic candlelit space overlooking Paradise Valley. Their farm-fresh American dishes are innovative with Asian accents for a truly sumptuous experience (think: Udon Pumpkin Curry, Miso Glazed Wild Salmon, and Wagyu Beef & Ginger Dumplings from their seasonal menu). Finally, are you looking to hit the city? To hit Modern Tiki from HULA for bites and cocktails with a tiki twist.

Joya Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
The ultimate rejuvenation after a weekend of Scottsdale adventures can be found at the bright Joya Spa, a sanctuary at the Omni Scottsdale, which is also worth a stay. Image courtesy of Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

Pamper yourself at Joya (then sleep Omni style)

Where to end the trip? We recommend a spa. A Moroccan dream cave awaits you at Spa Joya at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Montelucia. Here, you’ll wander through an enchanted property with European touches, before checking in to their 31,000 square foot treatment paradise. It doesn’t stop at the treatment – reservations allow use of spa amenities such as the Joya Spa terrace, sauna, steam room, and hot tub. For those who choose to stay on the property, make the most of the sunny Arizona skies at one of their wonderful collection of swimming pools, restaurants with outdoor seating, and, of course, rooms with private terraces or balconies. The Omni certainly knows how to build an indoor and outdoor sanctuary that foams with luxury R&R.


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