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Traveling News reports the Torridon Hotel in Scotland AA Hotel of Year.

Traveling News reports Torridon Hotel in Highlands of Scotland.

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Award-winning Torridon Hotel in Highlands of Scotland.

Traveling news when you visit the Torridon Hotel in Scotland.

LONDON – A Connoisseurs Scotland membership property The Torridon is in the western Highlands of Scotland. In 2012-13 it was AA Hotel of the Year for Scotland 2012-2013. The AA Hospitality Awards judges are AA inspectors and industry professionals. It is among the most prestigious national honours in the British hospitality industry.

The hotel is owned by Daniel Rose-Bristow and his wife, Rohaise, whose family has been operating the property since 1992. They were at the AA ceremony in London to collect the award, and they gave credit to their entire Torridon team for this achievement.

The hotel sits on 58 acres of parkland that overlooks a sea loch, and it is an ideal romantic getaway, destination wedding or honeymoon.

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TRINIDAD, October 30, 2012. Former and current athletic stars and administrators at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad, when awards and accolades were given at the 30th annual Commonwealth Sports Awards. The event was to also coincide with the 50th anniversary of Trinidad & Tobago.

Grenada’s Kirani James shown above, was given the title of the most outstanding athlete of the Commonwealth. The announcement put him ahead of the other two finalists, Yohan Blake of Jamaica and Mo Farah of the UK. In the women’s category, Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya won the most outstanding female athlete award.

For more on Granada visit www.grenadagrenadines.com.

Argentina.
Travelling News people and places, Iguazu Grand ArgentinaOctober 28, 2011. The Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino in Argentina, left, won the World Travel Award for the third consecutive year. The Iguazú honor was by the World Travel Awards 2011.

More than 213,000 professionals participate in the voting process that is independently audited.

“It is thrilling to receive this recognition,” said Nestor Engelsberg, Iguazú’s General Manager. “It is a testament to our hard work and dedication to offer the absolute best in service and hospitality to our guests. And it encourages us to always do better.”

Michigan, U.S.A.
Travelling News people and places, Michigan Sleeping BearAugust 17, 2011, TRAVERSE CITY, August 17, 2011 – The Good Morning America (ABC-TV) viewers said that the Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan is the ‘Most Beautiful Place in America’. The vote beat better-known spots such as the Grand Tetons, Sedona, Newport, Cape Cod, Aspen, Ashville and Hawaii’s Lanikai Beach.

The TV hosts said that Sleeping Bear “is one of the nation’s best-kept secrets” saying that its beauty is amazing. The dunes are 20 minutes east of the park in a glacier-carved landscape of deep clear bays and rolling hills. Traverse City is the gateway city to the Sleeping Bear area. It is a recreational, culinary and cultural destination in its own right. The area is known for top restaurants, shops and galleries, lodging, golf, beaches and a vibrant arts and music scene.

Viewers of the show were able to cast online votes for 10 locations selected by the program’s producers from hundreds of nominations. Sleeping at Bear Dunes was the only Midwestern location to make the list. It’s nomination was by Grand Rapids, Michigan resident Jim Madole. He said that he went there often to “sit in awe and wonder at the perfection of Mother Nature.” Visit www.traversecity.com.

Bedford, NY, U.S.A.
Travelling News people and places, Richard Gere and Carey Lowell owners Bedford PostIf you are looking to travel in the state of New York, actor Richard Gere and his former wife Carey Lowell (Law and Order) shown left, are partners in the eight-bedroom Bedford Post. Its location is about an hour’s drive north of New York City.
Travelling News people and places, Bedford Post barn owned by actors Richard Gere and Carey Lowel

Gere undertook the restoration project of the inn, along with his business partner Russell Hernandez. It was as an act of preservation to provide a gathering place for the local community.

Together with Lowell and Tiffany Vassilakis, the transformation of the property became a club house with two restaurants. The Barn, shown on the right, is for casual dining. The Farmhouse is known for formal dining and a yoga studio.

The Post is a member of Relais & Châteaux. 

Tarrytown, NY, U.S.A.
Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown, New York.
The hotel courtyard is great for summer weddings. It has an outdoor patio with a gazebo and a fireplace, and the patio connects to the hotel’s grand ballroom. The hotel has the largest ballroom in Westchester County and can accommodate up to 500 people.

Set on 11 acres in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the hotel has 247 guest rooms, an indoor pool, sauna, fitness room and a restaurant. The Doubletree offers a facility for Kosher events and a separate Glatt Kosher kitchen.

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