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Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine is Europe's Most Luxurious New Wine Destination

Dec 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Turning off the modern highway into the driveway lined by lavender hedges that leads up to Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is like taking a step back in time. It’s no wonder.... Read More

Hotel Zelos: A Quirky & Trendy Property in the Heart of SF

Dec 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Francisco is undeniably a quirky city that marches to the beat of its own drum. When you visit, part of the fun of staying in SF is getting a sense of that same unique character within your hotel. Located in the heart of Union Square, Hotel Zelos is just the kind of property you’d expect to find in this charming destination.... Read More

Loews Regency San Francisco is an Upscale Retreat With SF Spirit

Dec 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Standing on the large terrace of Loews Regency San Francisco’s Presidential Suite, it’s easy to see why so many people love this city. Called a “bridge to bridge” view, guests of the suite can not only get a bird’s eye view of SF, but can also catch a glimpse of both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge. At night, SF looks almost magical with its twinkling lights shining across the bay, and through its soaring skyscrapers and iconic Victorian homes.... Read More

Manhattan Sophistication at the Tuscany Hotel

Dec 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Kavita Daswani

Nestled amidst the standard accoutrements of a hotel room—chocolate bars, salted nuts and bottles of water—is a pair of cardboard VR goggles found at The Tuscany in New York. Consider these the modern-day version of a guidebook. The idea is to slip on the goggles, download the hotel's app, and be immersed in micro-vignettes about the city, filmed by other guests, before venturing out. ... Read More

Step Inside Paris' Chic Le Cinq Codet Hotel

Dec 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

For the discerning traveler who prefers a more intimate and customized experience, a luxury, boutique hotel is the way to go. Vying for a clientele with an unlimited budget, boutique hotels attract savvy guests by focusing on style, design, lighting, technology, music and personalized experiences. What began as a niche market in the 1980s, the boutique concept is now a global phenomenon that appeals to Millennials and Empty-Nesters alike. According to a recent boutique and lifestyle report conducted by Hotel Analyst, a growth in demand for boutique rooms is expected to exceed that of traditional hotel rooms by the end of 2017.... Read More

Things to do In New York City During the Holidays

Dec 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

As a general rule, it’s hard to beat New York City at any time of year. And of course, the holiday season in the Big Apple is no exception. From the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to the Bryant Park Winter Village, the city dazzles with holiday splendor. There’s Christmas caroling, tree lighting ceremonies, nightly light shows across retail stores, and ice skating in Central Park. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the holiday season in NYC this year:... Read More

Andaz Hotel Officially Opens in Scottsdale

Dec 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you live in Scottsdale, chances are that you’ve probably passed by the Andaz hotel without even realizing it. That’s because the luxury property is tucked away behind Enclave at Borgata, hidden from plain sight. This perk alone is one of the many reasons why the newly-opened hotel will do well with travelers who value discretion and privacy.... Read More

The SLS South Beach: Miami's Most Seductive Hotel

Dec 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

There is a sexy crowd of models, business moguls, and artsy types gathering at Hyde Beach, Miami’s place to see and be seen in the SLS Miami Beach. The centerpiece of this orgy of colors, patterns, and sculpture is a 12-foot silver duck, reminiscent of the yellow ones found in baths. Anywhere else in the world it would be completely out of place, but not here. This is the SLS South Beach and this scene was created by one of the most renowned designers Philippe Starck.... Read More

The World's Best Hotel Suite is Located In...

Dec 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

For a second year in a row, The Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan, Italy, won the World Travel Awards’ best suite category. Beating out accommodations at properties such as Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the Raj Palace, Belmond Hotel Cipriani and Emirates Palace, the Katara Suite’s victory was no easy feat.... Read More

Singapore for the Untourist | Sponsored Content by The St. Regis Singapore

Dec 12, 2016  |   Contributor: The St. Regis Singapore

Singapore—as a global financial center, luxury shopping destination, and cultural hub—is one of the most unique places in the world. Don’t let the luxury of this city let you think it’s out of touch with its roots, however. Often called “The Garden City,” the region is home to a wealth of flora and outdoor experiences that can often be hard to find in such a vibrant urban area. While there are a myriad of different attractions to visit while in the city, take the opportunity to follow the path less taken:  ... Read More

Inside The Peninsula New York's $19,000-a-Night Suite

Dec 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s no shortage of stunning suite options in New York, and one of the most recent additions to the city’s best accommodations can be found inside the Five-Diamond Peninsula hotel. The property just unveiled its new Fifth Avenue Suite on the 17th floor that spans over 2,500 square feet.... Read More

A First-Timer's Guide To Art Basel Miami Beach

Dec 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

Over the course of a week in Miami Beach, there was one question on everyone’s lips: “Is it pronounced BAY-sil, BAA-zuhl, or BAZ-uhl?” Art BAA-zuhl had begun. One of three international Basel events (Switzerland and Hong Kong), Art Basel Miami Beach has become world renown as the premiere art fair in the United States. Basel has transformed over the course of its 14 years in a way that remains true to the spirit of Miami.... Read More

Sip on Seasonal Cocktails in These See-Through Rooftop Igloos

Dec 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There aren’t many people who’d willingly choose to sit outdoors in Manhattan in the winter. New York’s weather can be blisteringly cold and snowy come December and January. But this year, thanks to a new installation, guests can still enjoy al fresco meals at 230 Fifth without having to worry about the frosty weather interrupting their mingling.... Read More

48 Hours in Orlando: How to Squeeze in Some Luxury on Your Business Trip | Sponsored Content by Hyatt Regency Orlando

Dec 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Hyatt Regency Orlando

Known as “The City Beautiful,” Orlando attracts millions of visitors each year for its nightlife, theme parks, and weather. These attractions also bring thousands of business tourists to the city each year, who attend conferences in one of the many luxury resorts in the area. Though business travel can be exhausting, it doesn’t mean your time in the city has to be drab! If you’re in town for a short period, there are a multitude of ways to squeeze in a few luxurious activities to make the most of your trip.... Read More

Hilton Paris' $50M Renovation Adds New Life to the Historic Property

Dec 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Initially, the Hilton Paris Opera opened as the Grand Hotel Terminus in 1889, welcoming in European visitors to the Exposition Universelle. And today, over a century later, the property is still attracting affluent travelers thanks to its quality service, chic rooms and prime location. This year, the hotel underwent a $50 million renovation to bring it back to its former glory while still incorporating just the right amount of contemporary elements to its interiors.... Read More

Urban-Chic Boutique Hotel Opens in Madrid

Dec 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Celebrating its grand opening today, Only YOU Hotel Atocha made its debut on the streets of Madrid as the brand’s second-ever property. A part of the Palladium Hotel Group, Only YOU focuses on creating an innovative soace in the urban sector while targeting an international, cosmopolitan audience.... Read More

 
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