Opening of New Sandals La Source Grenada

Sandals La Source Grenada

Tahiti Village Main Pool

Sandals La Source Grenada

Oceanview Grande Luxe Bi-level One Bedroom Suite (Italian Village)

Sandals La Source Grenada

Oceanview Skypool One Bedroom Suite (Italian Village)

Sandals La Source Grenada

Renovated Bathrooms (Pink Gin Village)

Sandals La Source Grenada

Italian Village

Sandals La Source Grenada

Infinity Edge Pool (Pink Gin Village)

Sandals La Source Grenada

Beach

This resort will be opening for arrivals on December 12, 2013; bookings commence on March 23, 2013.  This will be the penultimate resort in the Sandals Resorts collection, with rooms and suites never seen before!

A few of the highlights:

  • 231 rooms and suites
  • 3 villages: Pink Gin Village, Tahiti Village, and Italian Village
  • just minutes from the airport
  • 9 restaurants including a world class steakhouse restaurant – Butch’s Chophouse
  • 3 pools plus 2 river pools
  • state of the art fitness center and spa
  • meeting facilities
  • 75 butler suites including millionaires suites, rondovals and skypool suites
  • romantic soaking tubs in all rooms and suites in the Tahiti and Italian villages

Sandals La Source Grenada Overview

  • Location: Pin Gin Beach, just minutes from the airport, St. George’s Grenada, W.I.
  • Accommodations: 231 rooms and suites, 21 categories

Villages

  • Pink Gin Village: the renovated existing rooms in two blocks by the ocean
  • Italian Village: new 5-story room block with river pool and 12 skypool one-bedroom suites
  • Tahiti Village: new addition on the bluff including rondovals, plunge pool suites, jr. suites, and rooms

Restaurants (9)

  • Soy: serving sushi
  • Spices:breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Le Jardinière: French cuisine
  • Neptune’s: Mediterranean cuisine
  • Cucina Romano: Italian cuisine
  • Kimono’s: Teppanyaki
  • Dino’s Pizzeria
  • Butch’s Chophouse: a world-class steakhouse
  • Café de Paris: fresh pastries, gourmet espresso beverages, soft serve ice cream and more

Bars (4) 

Land sports

  • day & night tennis – 2 courts
  • shuffleboard
  • giant outdoor chess
  • board games
  • basketball
  • table tennis
  • billiard tables
  • beach & pool volleyball

Water sports               

  • canoeing
  • glass bottom boat
  • kayaking
  • wakeboarding
  • snorkeling
  • Hobie-cat sailing
  • kneeboarding
  • windsurfing
  • paddleboarding              
  • scuba diving (unlimited diving for certified scuba divers, Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) for beginners and PADI International Dive Certification are available at an additional cost)
  • tubing

Pools

  • 3 pools, 2 river pools, large watersports pool, and a myriad of smaller plunge pools

Fitness Center

  • fully equipped, state of the art air-conditioned fitness center

Spa

  • 9 treatment rooms. Spa services are available at an additional cost
  • steam room, sauna

Accommodations

Pink Gin Village

Honeymoon Orchid Beachfront Suite

A large suite consisting of a living area with a sofa, chairs, cocktail table, and bar. The bedroom boasts a king size bed, ivory patika marble floors and flat screen TV. The bathroom has a water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with backlit mirror, Carrera marble vanity, and walk in shower with white subway tile and glass accents. There is an overhead shower and wall-mounted dual controls. The bathroom is further enhanced with pebble accented walls and Italian porcelain plank floor. There is also a window looking into the bedroom. Concierge service included.

View: Beach & Oceanfront

Location: Floors 1-3 of the Pink Gin Block

Bougainvillea Water’s Edge Oceanfront Suite

A large suite consisting of a living area with a sofa, chairs, cocktail table, and bar. The bedroom boasts a king size bed, marble floors and flat screen TV. The bathroom has a water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with backlit mirror, Carrera marble vanity, and walk in shower with white subway tile and glass accents. There is an overhead shower and wall-mounted dual controls. The bathroom is further enhanced with pebble accented walls and Italian porcelain plank floor. There is also a window looking into the bedroom. Concierge service included.

View: Oceanfront

Location: Floors 4 and 5 of the Pink Gin Block

Pink Gin Beach Walkout Beachfront Room

Located directly on the beach, you can walk out of the room and onto the beach. The bedroom features a custom mahogany king-size bed, flat screen TV and ivory patika marble floors and dining table. The bathroom boasts a walk in shower with subway tile and glass accents, an overhead showerhead and wall-mounted dual control. There is a window looking into the bedroom. The walls are pebble accented and the floor is Italian porcelain plank with an extra-large basin, backlit mirror, and Carrera marble vanity. Concierge service included.

View: Beach and oceanfront

Location: First floor of the Pink Gin Block

Hibiscus Honeymoon Penthouse Oceanfront

Perched atop the Pink Gin Block, these oversized rooms boast a vaulted ceiling, king size four-poster bed, marble floors and flat screen TV’s with an in-room dining table. The bathroom features porcelain plank floors, walk in shower in white subway tiles with glass accents, an overhead shower, and wall-mounted dual control. There is also a window opening up into the bedroom. The water closet is enclosed in frosted glass, an extra-large basin with backlit mirror, and Carrera marble vanity. Concierge service included.

View: Panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

Location: Sixth floor of the Pink Gin Block

St. George Oceanview Suite

A large suite consisting of a living area with a sofa, chairs, cocktail table, and bar. The bedroom features a king size, custom mahogany bed, Turkish ivory patika marble floors, and flat screen TV. The bathroom includes a private water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with lit mirror, Carrera marble vanity, and walk-in shower with white subway tile and glass accents. The walls are pebble accented along with Italian porcelain plank floors. Concierge service included.

View: Oceanview

Location: Floors 1-3 of the Grenadines Block

Grande Anse Beachfront Room

The bedroom boasts a custom mahogany king size bed, Turkish ivory patika marble floors, flat screen TV and in room dining table. The bathroom includes a private water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with backlit mirror, and a Carrera marble vanity. There is a walk-in shower with white subway tiles with glass accents, an overhead showerhead and wall mounted dual control. There is a window looking into the bedroom. The walls of the bathroom are pebble accented and the floors are porcelain plank. Some rooms feature a vaulted ceiling.

View: Beach & Oceanview

Location: Floors 2-4 in the Pink Gin Block

Hummingbird Honeymoon Water’s Edge Oceanfront

The bedroom boasts a custom mahogany king size bed, Turkish ivory patika marble floors, flat screen TV and in room dining table. The bathroom includes a private water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with backlit mirror, and a Carrera marble vanity. There is a walk-in shower with white subway tiles with glass accents, an overhead showerhead and wall mounted dual control. There is a window looking into the bedroom. The walls of the bathroom are pebble accented and the floors are Italian porcelain plank.

View: Stunning views of the Caribbean Sea

Location: Floors 3-5 in the Pink Gin Block

Seabreeze Penthouse Oceanview

Room includes a four-poster king bed, Turkish ivory patika marble floors, flat screen TV and table for in-room dining. Some have vaulted ceilings. The bathroom features a water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with lit mirror, Carrera marble vanity, and walk-in shower with white subway tile with glass accents. There is a window looking into the bedroom and the walls are pebble accented with porcelain plank floors. The room opens up to an oversized patio.

View: Panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea

Location: Fourth floor of the Grenadines Block

Oleander Oceanview with Patio

Room includes a four-poster king bed, Turkish ivory patika marble floors, flat screen TV and table for in-room dining. Some have vaulted ceilings. The bathroom features a water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with lit mirror, Carrera marble vanity, and walk-in shower with white subway tile with glass accents. There is a window looking into the bedroom and the walls are pebble accented with Italian porcelain plank floors. The room opens up to an oversized patio with a soaking tub.

View: Oceanview

Location: Second floor of the Grenadines Block & second and fourth floor of the Pink Gin Block

Indigo Luxury Oceanview

Room includes a custom mahogany king bed, Turkish ivory patika marble floors, flat screen TV and table for in-room dining. Some have vaulted ceilings. The bathroom features a water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with lit mirror, Carrera marble vanity, and walk-in shower with white subway tile with glass accents. There is a window looking into the bedroom and the walls are pebble accented with Italian porcelain plank floors.

View: Oceanview

Location: Second and third floor of the Grenadines Block

Nutmeg Deluxe

Room includes a custom mahogany king bed, Turkish ivory patika marble floors, flat screen TV and table for in-room dining. Some have vaulted ceilings. The bathroom features a water closet enclosed in frosted glass, extra-large basin with lit mirror, Carrera marble vanity, and walk-in shower with white subway tile with glass accents. There is a window looking into the bedroom and the walls are pebble accented with Italian porcelain plank floors.

View: Partial Oceanview

Location: First floor of the Grenadines Block

Italian Village

Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Skypool Suite

Perched atop the Italian Village, these magnificent oversized suites feature a full living room with butler pantry, wet bar, indoor dining table, plush sofa and chairs, and flat screen TV. There is also a desk with wireless internet and USB ports. The double doors open to a luxurious bedroom which boats a king size bed, large flat screen TV and convenience outlets for 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom includes two Carrera marble vanities with backlit mirrors, Kohler claw footed tub, separate frosted glass shower and a frosted glass water closet. The bedroom opens for access to a cantilevered private plunge pool with an infinity edge. The flooring is made of Turkish ivory patika travertine natural stone with accents of pebbles and porcelain planks from Italy. This suite also has an oversized balcony with double lounge chairs, dining table and soaking tub. Butler service included.

View: Incredible vista of the Caribbean Sea

Location: Top floor of the Italian Village

Oceanview One Bedroom Skypool Suite

On the fourth floor of the Italian village, these magnificent oversized suites feature a full living room with butler pantry, wet bar, indoor dining table, plush sofa and chairs, and flat screen TV. There is also a desk with wireless internet and USB ports. The double doors open to a luxurious bedroom which boats a king size bed, large flat screen TV and convenience outlets for 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom includes two Carrera marble vanities with backlit mirrors, Kohler claw footed tub, separate frosted glass shower and a frosted glass water closet. The bedroom opens for access to a cantilevered private plunge pool with an infinity edge. The flooring is made of Turkish ivory patika travertine natural stone with accents of pebbles and porcelain planks from Italy. This suite also has an oversized balcony with lounge chairs, dining table, and soaking tub. Butler service included.

View: Oceanview

Location: Fourth floor of the Italian Village

Walkout Swimup Bi-level One Bredroom Suite Extraordinaire

This large junior suite includes a stepdown parlor area with an oversized sofa, wet bar and flat screen TV. There is a large bedroom with a king size bed and flat screen TV. It also features a writing desk with USB outlets along with convenience outlets for 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, soaking tub, vanity and dressing unit. Walk-in closets are adjacent to the bathroom. The parlor area opens to an entrance to the river pool. Butler service included

View: River pool and garden

Location: First floor of the Italian Village

Oceanview Grande Luxe Bi-level One Bedroom Suite

This large junior suite includes a stepdown parlor area with an oversized sectional sofa, wet bar and flat screen TV. There is a large bedroom with a king size bed and flat screen TV. It also features a writing desk with USB outlets along with convenience outlets for 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, freestanding soaking tub, and vanity and dressing unit. Walk-in closets are adjacent to the bathroom. The parlor area opens to a large balcony with soaking tub, oversized day bed, and dining table. Butler service included.

View: River pool and garden

Location: Floors 2-3 of the Italian Village

Tahiti Village

Tahiti Millionaire One Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool

Entering the suite through the porte cochere, you will find a full living room with a wet bar and dining table. The living room opens up to a trellised verandah with soaking tub, double chaise lounges, and exterior dining. The luxurious bedroom boasts a king size bed, large flat screen TV and convenience outlets in 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom includes two Carrera marble vanities with backlit mirrors, freestanding soaking tub carved out of solid stone, frosted glass shower, and water closet. It also opens up to a private grotto carved out of the mountains with an outdoor shower. The flooring is Turkish ivory patika travertine natural stone with accents of pebble and porcelain planks from Italy. The bedroom opens up to a private plunge pool with an infinity edge. Butler service included.

View: Hillside view of the grounds

Location: Villas throughout the Tahitian Village

Tahiti Rondoval Elite with Plunge Pool

Villas in the round. The living area includes a large flat screen TV, indoor dining and full wet bar. The bedroom features a king size bed, flat screen TV and convenience outlets for 110 and 240 volts. The flooring is a mixture of ivory patika and porcelain planks with pebble and coral stone accents. The bathroom boasts a large soaking tub carved out of solid stone with waterfall, his and hers vanities with backlit mirrors. The large patio has a Jacuzzi with waterfall, plunge pool with infinity edge and wet lounging area. You can access the pool from the bedroom. Butler service included.

View: Pool and gardens

Location: Round villas on the ground floor of the Tahitian Village

Fiji One Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool

Tahitian style suites include a separate living area with sofa, in room dining, flat screen TV, wet bar, and a desk with USB ports. The bedroom features a king size bed, flat screen TV and convenience outlets in 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom includes a freestanding soaking tub, frosted glass enclosed water closet, and his & hers vanities with backlit mirrors. The flooring is a mixture of ivory patika and porcelain planks with pebble and coral stone accents. The outdoor sundeck is accessible by either the living room or bedroom and features a waterfall that spills into a plunge pool with private whirlpool. Butler service included.

View: Pools and garden

Location: Villas throughout the Tahitian Village

Polynesian Grande Luxe Walkout Junior Suite

You enter this large room through your patio. The bedroom includes a king size bed, flat screen TV, indoor dining and convenience outlets in 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom features a tub, walk in shower, freestanding vanity with backlit mirror, water closet enclosed in frosted glass and a walk in closet. The patio features a free standing soaking tub and two chaise lounges. The room walks out to either a pool or river pool.

View: Pool

Location: First floor of the Villas in the Tahitian Village

Flamingo Flower Grande Luxe Junior Suite

Enter this large bedroom from a covered vestibule. The bedroom features a king size bed, flat screen TV, indoor dining and convenience outlets in 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom boats a large walk in shower, vanity, and water closet enclosed with frosted glass. Walk out onto your balcony, which has a free standing soaking tub and two chaise lounges.

View: Pools and garden

Location: Second floor of the Villas of the Tahitian Village

Outrigger Premium

A nicely appointed bedroom featuring a king size beds, flat screen TV, indoor dining and convenience outlets for 110 and 240 volts. The bathroom includes a walk in shower, vanity, and separate water closet enclosed in frosted glass. All rooms have a patio or balcony.

View: Garden

Location: Floors 1-2 in the Tahitian Village

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The All New Tropicana Las Vegas

Tropicana Las Vegas
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a training webinar on the all new Tropicana in Las Vegas.   This resort recently underwent $180 million in renovations, reviving one of the crown jewels of the Strip.  This legendary landmark is located on the famed “Four Corners” of the Las Vegas Strip and Tropicana, offering guests stunning views of the strip.  This is a great location, across the street from MGM Grand, New York New York, and the Excalibur. 

It may be best known for its legendary entertainment, but the Tropicana Resort and Casino also deserves a nod for its stunning and affordable accommodations.  The property features 1,658 well-appointed, best-in-class guest rooms and suites in its two towers and exterior garden rooms, including theme, Jacuzzi and super suites.  Resort amenities include an extravagant five acres of lush, tropical landscaping with pools, waterfalls, lagoons and even swim-up blackjack tables, a buzzy casino floor, and of course, amazing entertainment.

The historic property is currently transforming itself into a vibrant, South Beach, Miami themed escape.  The revitalized Tropicana Las Vegas will feature a fresh resort atmosphere, bright tropical colors, and a sizzling nightlife scene.  Renovations have included the redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the world-famous pool area, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, and nightclub.

Here is a link to an E-Brochure

What’s new?

  • New top-of-the-line and ultra-plush Euro-Top Serta mattresses
  • New 42″ plasma flat panel HD TV
  • New 300 thread count linens
  • New iHome clock radio with universal docking station
  • New custom designed furnishings
  • New white plantation shutters
  • New electronic in-room safes
  • New sleek chaise lounges that will hold 17″ laptop
  • Full size iron and board
  • Individual climate controls
  • High speed wireless Internet
  • Newly designed pool area, Nikki Beach, with 4-acres of lush landscape, sleek loungers, luxurious cabanas, bottle service, swim-up blackjack, and sand volleyball

Update: December 2011 (source Travel Agent Central)

The Tropicana’s new $5 million Glow spa, a Mandara Spa, opened the first week of November.  It features two couples’ villas, treatment rooms, hair and nail salon, relaxation lounge, men’s and women’s lockers, fitness center, and a spa menu with over 50 treatments.

Also new is their club, the RPM Nightclub, which will open New Year’s Eve Weekend and from then on will be open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.  The nightclub will feature hot stars and top recording artists as well as a variety of DJs, dancers and specialty acts.   In addition to bottle service and three bars, the 16,500 square foot venue offers table games and roulette.

10 Hotels in Movies

Ever wonder what it would be like to stay in the same hotel as Bill Murray in Lost in Translation or wake up in a penthouse suite in Caesars like the guys from the Hangover? Well this is your chance. This is a list of ten hotels which were featured in movies and we can offer you a chance to live large like a movie star with one of our vacation packages.

Caesars Palace

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Movie: The Hangover (2009)

The true comedy of The Hangover begins when three friends Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis wake up in their Caesars’ suite without their groom-to-be friend Justin Bartha. Caesars Palace is famous worldwide for its magnificent beauty and impeccable service. This majestic Las Vegas hotel offers a 129,000 square foot casino, 26 restaurants and cafes, sprawling gardens and pools, a world-class spa, and the renowned Colosseum spotlighting world-class stars. Caesars will allow its guests to find out whether the tagline from The Hangover, “Some guys just can’t handle Vegas,” includes them or not.

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Movie: Couples Retreat (2009)

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort provided a perfect setting for the Vince Vaughn comedy Couples Retreat where couples in struggling relationships come to this beautiful resort to try to fix their problems. From the Oasis Pool; to the central pool, with a swim-up bar; to the saltwater private lagoon, full of native fish and stingrays, St. Regis allows guests to dive into the many pleasures of paradise. Private villas offer guests a chance to experience one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the Pacific.

Bellagio

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Movie: Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), & Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

The Bellagio is home to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s movies which were jam-packed with A-list actors such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon. The hotel provides its guests with a retreat unto themselves, the 3,933 Guest Rooms and Suites are an extension of its AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Las Vegas hotel. Bellagio provides a Las Vegas entertainment experience for everyone, whether you prefer high-energy or a more intimate experience.

Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Movie: Lost in Translation (2003)

This five star hotel, located right in the heart of Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s best known business districts, provided the main setting of Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation featuring actors Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.  Occupying the top 14 floors of Shinjuku Park Tower, Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel overlooks Tokyo and the Kanto Plain all the way to Mount Fuji. Located in the Shinjuku district, this hotel is close to Shinjuku Station, Shinjuku Park, Nishi Shinjuku and areas of Shibuya and Aoyama.

Fontainebleau

Location: Miami, Florida
Movie: Goldfinger (1964), The Bodyguard (1992), & Scarface (1983)

Whether it was Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, Kevin Costner protecting the star singer Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard, or Al Pacino as the gangster Tony Montana in Scarface this beautiful hotel in Miami Beach has provided the movie industry with a perfect set location for many memorable films. Fontainebleau’s  striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology merge into a vibrant new kind of guest experience. The 22-acre oceanfront hotel features signature restaurants by award-winning chefs; two chic nightlife venues; a two-story, 40,000-square-foot spa, expansive poolscape, a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities.

The Grand Hotel

Location:Taipei, China
Movie: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (1994)

The Grand Hotel in Taipei was the location of the Academy Award nominated movie Eat Drink Man Woman. Supported by red columns and with golden roof tiling, the Grand Hotel stands much like a majestic 14-story palace. The hotel is equipped with 487 rooms which offer a birds-eye-view of bustling Taipei in the day and a serene city at night. The Grand Hotel offers a variety of dining choices, including Chinese, Western and Japanese restaurants.

The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa

Location: Lake Lure, North Carolina
Movie: Dirty Dancing (1987)

The Lake Lure Inn was one of the locations used in the romantic film Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Whether you’re an adventurer seeking a “Dirty Dancing” themed cabin, prefer the nostalgia of the historic Inn, or just need a relaxing weekend laying by the pool the Lake Lure Inn has what you are looking for. From its boat rental service, to its perfect wedding scenery, the Lake Lure Inn will provide guests with a perfect vacation location.

Stanley Hotel

Location: Estes Park, Colorado
Movie: The Shining (1980)

Although the movie itself was not filmed in the Stanley Hotel, the book that inspired it was written about Steven Kings stay in room 217 of the Stanley. Whether you are a big Jack Nicholson fan or Steven King fan, the hotel will bring memories of The Shining to anyone who visits. The Stanley Hotel is a historic landmark hotel in a spectacular mountain-view location, offering old-world charm matched with the latest of modern amenities. Guests can take a ghost and history tour, use the full-service spa or just relax and enjoy the view from your room or suite. The Stanley Hotel sits 7,500 feet above the ordinary in beautiful Estes Park, an hour from Denver and minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park.

Hotel Des Mille Collines

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Movie: Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Hotel Des Mille Collines is the hotel which was used by Don Cheadle as a shelter to save his fellow countrymen in Rwanda from genocide. The Mille Collines is a four star hotel with a fine setting and personalized service situated in a large exotic garden in downtown Kigali, Rwanda. Enjoy culinary delights and international cuisine in the top floor Restaurant “Le Panorama” with its magnificent view over Kigali.

Beverly Wilshire

Location: Beverly Hills, California
Movie: Pretty Woman (1990) & Beverly Hills Cop (1984

This five star hotel was where Julia Roberts and Richard Gere stayed in the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, and also where Eddie Murphy lived in the hilarious comedy Beverley Hills Cop. In the heart of Beverly Hills this historic hotel buzzes with vitality from dramatic renovations, blending tradition and trend. See-and-be-seen dining and glamorous events are balanced by quiet, personal comfort in the spa, the pool and luxury guest rooms.