Descendants of black family who owned thriving resort on LA’s Manhattan Beach to have land returned

A black family whose ancestors built a seaside resort near Los Angeles a century ago, only to have it taken from them by racist policies, will have the land returned, officials announced on Friday. Los Angeles County plans to return prime beachfront property in Manhattan Beach that could now be worth more than $72 million … Read more

Olivia Newton-John to sell Byron Bay wellness resort Gaia

Olivia Newton-John to sell her Byron Bay wellness resort Gaia after it was named global hotel of the year By J. Peterson For Daily Mail Australia Published: 01:19 BST, 2 April 2021 | Updated: 01:19 BST, 2 April 2021 Olivia Newton-John is selling her famed Gaia retreat in Byron Bay just months after it swept … Read more

McMansion Ghost Town: Homes in former billion-dollar Missouri resort town have been left abandoned

When it was launched to great fanfare in 2006, investors were promised the new $1.6 billion Indian Ridge Resort Community in the Ozarks region of Missouri would feature a shopping mall, a 390-room hotel and the country’s second-largest indoor water park – and dozens of enormous, castle-like townhouses. But 15 years later, the 900-acre development … Read more

Devon seaside resort turns into sea of yellow after investment banker left town his entire fortune

Seaside resort in Devon turns into sea of yellow after investment banker left town his entire £2.3m fortune and asked for million flowers to be planted in his memory Sidmouth in Devon has burst into colour thanks in part to an investment banker  Canadian Keith Owen died in 2007 but left his  £2.3million fortune to the … Read more

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation moves COVID-19-safe bubble from Las Vegas to a resort in Pennsylvania

They filmed half a season of their popular show in a COVID-19-safe bubble in Las Vegas, Nevada. But the cast of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is reportedly heading back east to Pennsylvania to finish filming season four. It appears as though members of the hit MTV program are locked down inside Pennsylvania’s Woodloch Resort, as … Read more

Southend is England’s top resort… for dodging rain

Southend is England’s top resort… for dodging rain: Essex town is driest with just eight wet days a month (while Bournemouth gets the most rainfall) Surprising figures show the driest seaside town in England is Southend-on-Sea  The resort with the highest amount of rainfall is Bournemouth on Dorset coast  Experts think the Essex town could … Read more

Finland’s Kivijarvi Resort cabin that’s raised off the ground so guests feel detached from worries

Architects have taken the concept of a cosy cabin in the woods to new heights. This chic black-painted cabin near the Salamajarvi National Park in Finland is elevated on a single column, with the idea, say the designers, to help those inside ‘feel immediately detached from everyday worries happening on the ground’. Inside there is … Read more

Morecambe’s makeover: A TV drama – and major investment – is giving the Lancashire resort a lift

Once dubbed ‘The Naples of the North’, Morecambe was originally developed during the late 19th century to welcome millworkers from towns and cities in West Yorkshire and beyond. ‘Britain’s most modern and progressive resort’, was how a 1930s tourism poster described it.  ‘Morecambe has everything under the sun,’ another claimed. But as package holidays abroad … Read more

BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels show goes behind the scenes at St Lucia’s Jade Mountain resort

Behind the scenes in a Caribbean paradise: BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels show reveals the hard work that goes into creating dream stays at St Lucia’s ‘lost city-style’ Jade Mountain resort Monica Galetti and Giles Coren go behind the scenes at the luxury hotel, where rooms cost up to £2,700pn  All 29 rooms have a private … Read more

The Foster & Partners designs for Shurayrah, the gateway island to Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea resort

Stunning renderings have been revealed for an island resort off the coast of Saudi Arabia that’s part of a Red Sea ‘giga-resort’ that will ultimately span 22 islands and six inland sites. The new designs are by renowned architect firm Foster + Partners and show its vision for Shurayrah, the gateway island to the enormous … Read more