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Mandarin Oriental Singapore: A 5-Star Gem on the Bay With Sensational City Views

Mar 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

In less than 50 years of nationhood, Singapore has risen to become a first world powerhouse. It's home to the city-state’s Botanical Garden, the night zoo, and all the entertainment on Sentosa Island. Of course, you can experience endless shopping at every price point as well, and 24/7-dining.... Read More

4 of the Best Places to Light Up a Cigar in Atlantic City

Mar 27, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Nowadays, cigarettes are (mostly) publicly frowned upon, while cigars, on the other hand, still carry with them a certain level of joie de vivre. Think about it, what else would Winston Churchill and Babe Ruth have in common if not for that rolled bundle of tobacco? With its blend of old and new, Atlantic City is one of those places where puffing on a cigar still seems classic and elegant. So the next time you’re in town, make sure to check out these four locations with great cigar lounges.  ... Read More

Discover Arizona's Grapes With Wine-Tasting Events & Wine Making Classes at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While you may not immediately associate Arizona with good wine, the high desert actually produces a climate similar to that of California’s wine country, making it a great location for wineries. In the fall of 2014, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards opened their tasting room in downtown Scottsdale featuring wines from their 40-acre vineyard in the Chiricahua Foothills of Southeastern Arizona.... Read More

SD Gets Ready for the Opening of What’s Slated to be the City’s Best New Nightclub

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Alright party people, you can rest easy because the new OMNIA Nightclub in San Diego will finally be opening its doors on Thursday, April 30. The club’s second location (the first being in Las Vegas, of course) is situated in the heart of downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter and promises to be every bit as luxurious and exciting as we are all expecting. ... Read More

The Top 5 Most Popular Bars in NYC Are....

Mar 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Las Vegas may have dominated when it came to the top nightclubs of 2015, but New York City isn’t going down without a fight. NYC party spots filled Nightclub & Bar Media Group’s Top 100 highest-revenue generating slots, ranging from over-the-top multi-million dollar clubs to the local favorites.... Read More

Ed Sheeran & Sheryl Crow Among Performers for The Hollywood Bowl's Summer Season

Mar 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Get ready to pop your picnic-basket Champagne. The iconic Hollywood Bowl—again named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue in this year's Pollstar Awards—has announced its upcoming 2015/16 summer season. And it’s one of its most diverse ever, ranging from classical to jazz, and performers from Abba to Ziggy Marley.... Read More

Dine With Boulud, Sip Sake in a Private Cabana & Savor a $1,000 Grand Tasting Menu With UNLVino’s VIP Packages

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If a food and wine festival wants to stand out among all the others, it now has to offer some pretty compelling packages. UNLVino (April 16-18) in Las Vegas is doing just that. The annual event is now offering three VIP experiences that include hanging out with celebrity chefs, your own personal butler, and luxury hotel rooms. ... Read More

Play Like a High Roller in the 5 Highest Stake Poker Rooms in Atlantic City

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some go to Atlantic City to party, while others visit for the high-stakes poker tables. The best, no-limit games can be found both on and off the Boardwalk, but you have to know where to look. Casual tables can be found anywhere, but for the serious players and students of the game, these high-roller poker rooms are your best bet.... Read More

Quick Guide to Five of the Most Expensive Atlantic City Restaurant Menus

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Atlantic City is full of great restaurants, but sometimes you want to dine in style—what better reason to dress to the nines than a night out at a fancy eatery? There may be a lot of options, but we narrowed the selection down to our five favorite fine dining establishments that will certainly leave you satiated.... Read More

Hotel Palomar San Diego Reveals New California-Inspired Skyline Guestrooms

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This June, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar San Diego will reveal the new Skyline Guestrooms, a 50-room collection of renovated suites on the top floors of the downtown property. The two-month redesign began in February of this year, with the intention of creating a line of luxury spaces inspired by the beauty and attitude of Southern California.... Read More

Madonna is Taking Her Rebel Heart Tour to Atlantic City in October

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Madonna is headed to Atlantic City in the fall for her 35-city Rebel Heart tour. Her new album of the same name came out in North American on March 10. The musical icon has certainly had a hit or two (or 10) since she made it big in the 80s, and her 13th record has been getting some pretty great reviews.... Read More

32nd Annual Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala to Serve Up Thousands of Hors D'oeuvres, Raise Money for Culinary Arts

Mar 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Bally’s Atlantic City will be hosting the 32nd annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala on March 26. A night of local cuisine, music, raffles and games, the event will highlight seasonal menus from over 40 of the area’s best restaurants with a special opening from the students at the Academy of Culinary Arts.... Read More

LA's 2015 All-Star Chef Classic Treats Audience to Restaurant Stadium Experience

Mar 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

It is always a special occasion when your meal is prepared by an award-winning chef, but it’s even more special when there’s an entire stadium of them working together. Back for its second year, the All-Star Chef Classic was held at L.A. Live last week, giving the rapt audience an exciting experience where every bite is prepared by a different star-studded chef. ... Read More

A Grand Ballroom Turned Presidential Suite Makes for an Unforgettable Stay

Mar 19, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

For over a century, THE US GRANT has been one of San Diego’s premier luxury hotels, attracting discerning travelers with its grandiose elegance and historic roots. The palatial property is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, just a short walk to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment found within the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy and Seaport Village. One step inside its doors and you’ll begin to understand why it has been the recipient of numerous honors and accolades, including the AAA Four Diamond Award for the past eight consecutive years.... Read More

Chef Charlie Palmer & The Knickerbocker to Open Three New Dining Venues

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Knickerbocker has just opened two of three new dining venues in partnership with master chef Charlie Palmer. Charlie Palmer at The Knick, is the hotel’s newest signature restaurant and bar, Jake’s at The Knick is the ground level espresso bar, and St. Cloud will be the rooftop bar and terrace, offering unsurpassable views of the city’s skyline later this spring... Read More

Bay Ho is Home to a Local Farm-to-Table Restaurant You May Not Yet Know About

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you're a food lover in San Diego, you may have seen the name Kitchen 4140 gracing the pages of local food blogs and online magazines. But you most likely have no idea where it is located. That’s because the farm-to-table restaurant is situated off-the-beaten bath in a neighborhood called Bay Ho, where Clairemont, Pacific Beach and La Jolla meet.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Gets a Streamlined Makeover Inspired by the Foggy City

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco completed their renovations this month, unveiling an updated property that capitalized on the best of modern technology and contemporary aesthetics.... Read More

4 Awesome Atlantic City Vacation Rentals Perfect For Your Next Trip to America's Favorite Playground

Mar 16, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its eight-mile long boardwalk, historic casinos and its collection of amusement park rides and games, Atlantic City is an exciting destination no matter your age. While the Borgata Hotel & Casino is always a great choice for a luxury hotel in the area, we know that many travelers are turning to home sharing communities instead for their upcoming visits. ... Read More

Joël Robuchon's Latest 18-Course Tasting Menu is His Most Exceptional Yet

Mar 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Las Vegas dining options have just expanded with the new menu at Joël Robuchon Restaurant in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Presenting the very best in luxury cuisine, the new tasting menu combines both old-world tradition and new-world modernism. First introduced in Robuchon’s restaurant in Bordeaux, France, he has now brought the 18-course offering to Vegas.... Read More

Stay Classy at the BottleRock Music Festival With Your Own Master Sommelier

Mar 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Taking place for its third-consecutive year on May 29-31, BottleRock will once again take over the Napa Valley with their three-day music fest. Headliners Imagine Dragons, No Doubt and Robert Plant as well as artists such as Foster the People, Snoop Dogg, Gipsy Kings and many more will perform at the Northern California event. ... Read More

London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show Kicks Off the Summer Travel Season

Mar 12, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Summertime isn’t too far off, which means many are already looking to book yacht charters and figure out where they’ll be jetting off to for vacation. Wanting to take advantage of that, the London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show is hitting the UK city April 8-10. Bringing together the best forms of luxury transportation, the bespoke event will be held by the River Thames at Old Billingsgate and St. Katharine Docks. ... Read More

Capella Singapore Reigns as One of the City-State's Best Five-Star Resorts

Mar 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Singapore shines with the brightest facets of a star-studded jewel. This remarkable island nation lit the galaxy of first world nations just 50 years ago and continues to sparkle with world-class offerings in every category from aquariums to zoos and accommodations to nightlife.... Read More

Which 6 LA Nightclubs Are as Cool as They Claim? These Ones Made the Nation's Top 100 List

Mar 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Las Vegas may have dominated Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list of the highest-grossing nightclub venues in the US, but Los Angeles was no slouch either and took six spots. With Hollywood at the eye of the entertainment industry storm, LA attracts some of the world’s biggest celebrities who they to party somewhere, right? We’re not saying you’ll spot your musical crush at one of the below establishments, but there’s probably a good chance. ... Read More

New Residential Tower Planned as Part of Proposed Project Hudson Exchange West

Mar 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s time to say goodbye to the Pep Boys in downtown Jersey City. Plans for a new residential tower on the site are currently underway. While the property’s lead developer, Forest City, has yet to go before the city’s Planning Board for approval, early designs for the building have already been outlined.... Read More

Borgata Plans for New Outdoor Music Park & Nightclub to Open This Year

Mar 10, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City knows how to put on a great show. For the past 11 years, the luxury hotel has been entertaining guests and locals with world-class musical acts and superstar DJs at their venues. Last week, the property announced their plans for two more additional entertainment sites: an outdoor festival grounds and a state-of-art nightclub.... Read More

Real Estate Prices Skyrocket, Can the Market Sustain These Multi-Million Dollar Condos?

Mar 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The real estate market in New York is hitting an all-time high, with developers caught in a seemingly endless struggle to sell the biggest, best and priciest penthouses in the city. The latest chart topping residence is a 21,000-square-foot, three-story condo on the top of the former Sony building.... Read More

Listen to an Actual Humpback Whale Symphony on Your Next Cabo Vacation

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Humpback whales are basically the opera singers of the sea, with their vocalizations being not only hauntingly beautiful, but also a highly-evolved method of communication that varies depending on the geographical area. We may not fully understand how whales communicate, but it’s pretty well known that males use songs to flirt and court females. Thanks, whales, way to make online dating a lot less appealing.... Read More

Hey, Ritz, Stop Playing With Our Hearts in Paradise Valley

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As of today, plans for a Ritz-Carlton property to be built in Paradise Valley have yet to be finalized, even though its original concept was approved in 2008. Following a forced referendum and 2009's economic recession, the project was put on hold until a later day. Seven years later, reports are beginning to spread again that the hotel’s plans have been revived.... Read More

Sip & Savor Vino and Local Fare at the Third Annual Cheese & Wine Festival

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re in Los Cabos this weekend, make sure to visit the third annual Cheese & Wine Festival tomorrow being held at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort. The occasion will feature cheese, wine and bread from 10 different vendors, including Vinoteca, Casa Madero and L.A. Cetto.... Read More

Electrolux Designers Create Andy Warhol-Inspired Laundry Set For Special Charlotte Exhibition

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Laundry and art may not normally go hand in hand, but Electrolux doesn’t see it that way. The appliance manufacturer will be sponsoring the latest exhibit at the Mint Museum of Art, Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede.... Read More

This 250-Year-Old Colonial Home Serves Up Some of the Best Steaks in Boston

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

If you haven’t yet been to Scarlet Oak Tavern, you are in for a special treat. Situated in a beautiful 250-year-old house, the restaurant sources from local farms such as Webber Restaurant Group’s Gibbet Hill Farm and Scarlet’s own on-site garden.... Read More

Hakkasan Group Opens the Heart of Omnia VIP Lounge in Caesar's Palace's Newest Nightclub

Mar 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This month Hakkasan Group and The h. wood Group will be opening the doors to their latest collaborative project, Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace. The club, which will open Thursday March 12, will be a 75,000 square-foot, multi-level dancing destination with outdoor terraces and rooftop gardens that offer panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip.... Read More

Kona Kai Introduces the SpaTerre As it Completes its Final Phase of Renovations

Mar 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In December 2013, Kona Kai Resort & Marina completed the first phase of its $22 million makeover. While the first cycle of improvements definitely enhanced the over 60-year-old property, it still had a ways to go before regaining its former elite status. With the help of Noble House Hotels & Resorts (who bought the property back in 2013), the second round of renovations have now been completed.... Read More

Renzo Piano's New Shopping Center Won't Just Be Another Mall in the East Bay

Mar 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Calling City Center at Bishop Ranch just a mall will seem like an insult after watching the above video. World-renowned architect Renzo Piano and San Francisco-based BCV Architects were brought on by Sunset Development to design the new shopping center, which takes advantage of California’s natural environment. Expected to break ground in San Ramon in the late summer, City Center focuses on the identity of the area and the people who live there.... Read More

Were You Among the Few to be Hand-Selected for DC’s New At-Home Beauty App?

Mar 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It wasn’t too long ago that heading to the spa for a weekly facial was the norm, but with the uprising of at-home services, leaving your home for a beauty treatment isn’t very brag-worthy anymore. Besides, you don’t often see movie stars and political heavyweights getting their pedicures done in public, do you? Of course not. That’s what their at-home spas are for. Washington-based entrepreneur Susanna Quinn, the wife of Democratic lobbyist Jack Quinn, launched a new start-up beauty-on-demand app called Veluxe to meet this very need. ... Read More

Faison Buys Property on Queens Road With Plans To Build Luxury Residential Complex

Mar 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Residents in Charlotte’s Myers Park will soon have some new neighbors. Last month Faison, a major real estate investment firm, purchased a 1.43 acre of land on Queen’s Road for $3 million.... Read More

7 of SD's Bars & Nightclubs Make the Nation's Top 100 List for 2015

Mar 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego is known for its beaches, craft breweries and fresh, farm-to-table restaurants sprinkled around town. But it isn’t as celebrated for its booming nightlife, especially when compared to places like New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. However, seven of its local watering holes made Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list for highest revenue-generating properties in the US. Look who's playing in the big leagues now!... Read More

 
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