Connecticuts Foxwoods Resort to host food-and-wine festival

Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Ledyard, Conn., will host its first Foxwoods Food and Wine Festival in late summer. The three-day festival -- sponsored by Food & Wine magazine and hosted by chefs Tom Colicchio, Tyler Florence and Masaharu Morimot -- is set to run Sept. 8 to 10.


The event -- in part, a benefit for the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. -- will include wine and spirits seminars, cooking demonstrations and celebrity guest appearances.

A concurrent Celebrity Chef Charity Poker Tournament will be held in the new WPT World Poker Room at Foxwoods.

For more information, call (800) FOXWOODS or visit

Luxury online

Management of the Remington Las Montanas Resort Hotel & Spa, under development in Indian Wells, Calif., launched The Web site is designed to offer potential guests a preview of the 583-room luxury resort, which is set to open in 2008.

On-site amenities will include a spa and wellness center with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and pool, putting greens, multiple dining venues and a kids club.

The resort site, in the heart of southern Californias Coachella Valley, is 30 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport.

Conrad to manage Shanghai hotel

Hilton Hotels Conrad brand will manage the Conrad Shanghai, a luxury hotel under development in the Xintiandi quarter of Shanghais city-center Puxi district. Set to open in 2008, the hotel will feature 362 guest rooms, a spa, meetings facilities and two stand-alone annexes housing dining and recreational facilities. 

The Shanghai hotel will be the third Conrad-branded property in China, after the Conrad Hong Kong and the Conrad Beijing (also to open in 2008). Another Conrad will open in neighboring Macau.

For more on Hiltons Conrad brand, visit

Mexico Boutique Hotels grows

Mexico Boutique Hotels has added 12 member properties, including six in six new cities -- Playa del Carmen, Campeche, Mineral de Pozos, Valle de Bravo, Monte Gordo and Colima -- bringing total membership to 45 hotels.

The new members include Azucar, in Monte Gordo, Veracruz; Basico (built entirely of recycled materials) and Deseo, both in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo; Casa Catrina, owned by artist Maestro Rolando Rojas, in Oaxaca; and Condesa DF and Habita, both in the Federal District of Mexico City.

Also new to the group: Hacienda de San Antonio, in Colima; Hacienda Puerta Campeche, in Campeche; Hotel Santa Rita, in Zacatecas; La Puertecita, in trendy San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; Posada de las Minas, in the mining ghost town of Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato; and Rodavento in Valle de Bravo.

For more on Mexico Boutique Hotels, visit or call (800) 728-9098.

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