Travel Today - SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. It’s newly named, and completely renovated, but it’s actually the former Sahara Hotel and Casino, a place filled with history–and more than a few legends. Considered the last of the Rat Pack hotels, this site hosted performers such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Judy Garland (just to name a few). After closing in 2011, the SLS Hotel took over the building in 2013 and undertook massive renovations. All of this and more on this week’s episode of Travel Today from the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Las Vegas Review-Journal Columnist Howard Stutz Howard Stutz, Columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, talks about the history of the celebrities who have stayed at and performed at the Sahara, including the Beatles. Then he talks about the transformation of the Sahara into the SLS and the hand that Lenny Kravitz had in some of the room designs.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Las Vegas Sun's John Katsilometes John Katsilometes, Journalist for the Las Vegas Sun, talks about renovating the old Sahara hotel into what is now the SLS Hotel and how the locals are happy to have lights down on this corner. It’s not just about filling the space, it’s about how SLS is filling the space well!
Friday, January 16, 2015
Master Sommelier for the Broadmoor Joining Peter Greenberg on this episode of Travel Today is Brandon Tebbe, Master Sommelier for the Broadmoor. Tebbe explains the process of becoming a master sommelier and the most surprising wine that is being ordered at the historic hotel. All of this and more on this interview from the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Executive Director Tara Thomas Tara Thomas, the Executive Director of Education at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, discusses the art programs initiated to help military veterans and their families dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and head injuries. All this and more on this interview from The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Travel Today - The Broadmoor, Colorado This week’s Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of the great grande dame icons. The official opening of the Broadmoor was in 1918, a building constructed on the same land where the original Broadmoor Casino stood before burning to the ground. Once a hotel that only allowed “old school money tabs” or cash as forms of payment, the Broadmoor’s concession to the 21st century is that they now accept credit cards.
Richard Sauers, Executive Director of the Western Museum of Mining & Industry, joins us to discuss this functional museum and why people travel from around the world to see the working—and fascinating—mining equipment. Then, Harris Kalofonos of the International Olympic Committee details how Colorado Springs became
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Mike's Bike Tours in Amsterdam This week Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Netherlands and more specfically the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam. Greenberg interviews Michael Luksetich, owner and operator of Mike’s Bike Tours, who gives us the best reasons to see Amsterdam by bike—it’s safer, it’s more efficient, and it’s fun!
Monday, January 5, 2015
Van Gogh Museum Director Axel Ruger On this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg we head the the Netherlands, and more specifically, Amsterdam! Joining Greenberg at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam is Axel Rüger, the Director of the Van Gogh Museum. Ruger tells us the proper way to address Mr. Van Gogh and gives us a quick Van Gogh history lesson.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
American Expat Tashina Giraud Moore This week Peter Greenberg travels to the South of France to interview locals at the Hotel Dieu. Tashina Giraud Moore, sustainable development manager at Kedge Business School, board member of Calanques National Park, and an “expat who’s never really been from anywhere,” describes what’s special about the Calanques National Park and lets us in on a secret for the best neighborhoods in Marseille (hint: get ready to travel by boat)!
Monday, December 29, 2014
Hotel Dieu General Manager This episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Intercontinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu. Here Greenberg interviews Madelijin Vervoord, General Manager of the InterContinental Marseille-Hôtel Dieu, who tells us the origin of the name “Hôtel Dieu” and gives a history lesson about the hotel. Listen to learn that and more about this historic hotel.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Travel Today - Singapore It exists at the threshold of history, a natural shipping hub and the meeting point of worldwide sea routes. Singapore is truly a melting pot of Asia, and it could easily be argued that the word fusion — if not invented here — is displayed better in Singapore than most other places around the globe.
Here, at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, is where you’ll find fusion food (like foie gras man tou—French-prepared duck liver tucked into a steamed Chinese bun) and fusion languages (Singlish—a form of English you won’t find anywhere else). And that’s also where you’ll find Peter Greenberg Worldwide as we broadcast from the legendary Raffles Hotel Singapore. It’s a place that truly defines the old Singapore.
The hotel was immortalized by Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham,
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Raffles Hotel Singapore President This week on Travel Today with Peter Greenberg we travel to the island country of Singapore. On this episode, Peter French, President of Raffles Hotel Singapore, tells us about “the great and the good” who have stayed at Raffles, and how these people were intimately involved with the local community.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Singapore's SeriouslyTravel.com Writer Marie Hernandez This week Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from Singapore. Marie Hernandez of SeriouslyTravel.com tells us what phrase you’ll never hear in Singapore and how Singapore is getting back to the way it used to be.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Travel Today - Hotel Byblos, St. Tropez, France Back when there was the first mention of the jet set, there was the Hotel Byblos in St. Tropez, France. Since it opened in 1967, it’s always been one of THE places to be–for everyone from Mick Jagger to Brigitte Bardot to Orson Welles. And that’s where we’ll be this week to broadcast the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show.
Joining us on the show will be Nancy Heslin, Editor-in-Chief of the Riviera Reporter Magazine, speaking on the history of the hotel and its special place in history. Then Australian expat Cassandra Tanti, from The Riviera Times, talks about how she’s adjusted to life in France and how she has been able to thoroughly immerse herself as a local.
All this and much more when this week’s broadcast of Peter Greenberg Worldwide comes to you from the lege
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Hotel Byblos' Executive Chef Vincent Maillard Peter Greenberg interviews Vincent Maillard, executive chef of Hôtel Byblos in St. Tropez, during this episode of Travel Today. Maillard describes the menu he’s designed at the B in Hôtel Byblos. His recipes evoke the flavors of the Riviera and the Mediterranean.