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The Historic Westin St. Francis Celebrates its 110th Year & a $20 Million Renovation

Apr 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Since its opening on March 21, 1904, The Westin St. Francis on Union Square has been an integral part of San Francisco’s dynamic history. With a respectful eye on the past and the other on the future, the grand hotel is celebrating its 110th anniversary with a year-long series of historic tours, epicure specials, tempting spa treatments and hotel packages as it unveils the $20 million renovation of the Tower Building guestrooms.... Read More

Kate Moss, Lily Allen and Harry Styles Party at London's Coolest New Hotel

Apr 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Andre Balasz re-invented the legendary Chateau Marmont, dated Uma Thurman, appeared in ads for Louis Vuitton, and launched the Mercer and Standard hotel brands as paragons of casual cool. Until now, however, he has never had a property outside the U.S. That’s set to change in late May when he opens The Chiltern Firehouse, a 26-suite boutique luxury hotel in central London’s chic Marylebone district. And it’s already on track to become the city’s coolest hangout.... Read More

Celebrate Derby Day at New York's Iconic 21 Club With New Chef Sylvain Delpique

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The legendary 21 Club in New York City is famed for its jockey statues lining its front steps, so of course, what better place to celebrate the Kentucky Derby? The club first opened in 1922 and is now part of Belmond (formerly the Orient-Express group). The statues date back to the 1930s when well-heeled patrons with their own thoroughbred racing stables—such as the Vanderbilts, Mellons and Phipps families—gifted them to their favorite watering hole.... Read More

Boston Red Sox's Private Aviation Company Opens Clubhouse at Fenway Park

Apr 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Baseball has returned to Fenway Park after the Red Sox’s 2013 World Series win, and Wheels Up, the exclusive private aviation partner of the team, has opened a new clubhouse at the ballpark to celebrate. Wheels Up members are given reduced upfront costs to fly, and now they can enjoy the perks of their own lounge at Fenway.... Read More

The New Marriott Marquis DC Announces 5 Dining Experiences Including Sports Bar, Speakeasy & Lobby Bar

Apr 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Francesca Berchiolli  |  1 Comment

The new Marriott Marquis DC opening on May 1 has announced their five dining and entertainment options. Each establishment will offer its own experience, accompanied by Americana-inspired menu options and serving the freshest ingredients from local sources including their own rooftop garden. The vision behind these culinary delights is Executive Chef and DC-native Chef Matthew Morrison.... Read More

Milan's Two-Michelin Starred Carlo Cracco Opening New Restaurant in an Old Sawmill

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

After opening a restaurant that received two Michelin stars, it would seem that the next logical step in a chef's career would be to open another fine dining establishment to add to his stars. But that’s not the case for revered Italian chef and mastermind Chef Carlo Cracco of Cracco Peck along with Tanja Solci.... Read More

The Breakers' Flagler Steakhouse: Rich Traditions of American Luxury in Palm Beach

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

What Palm Beach's Breakers hotel has done so well over the past 120 years, is continue to maintain its rich traditions while entering a new era of luxury. Each year, the owners have spent around $20 million to revitalize the historic property while keeping it true to its heritage. Over $250 million has been invested in the past decade, but modern additions aren’t part of its current plans however. ... Read More

Miami Beach Polo World Cup Starts April 24 with Sexy Models & Bieber's Supercars

Apr 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The glamorous world of high goal polo converges in Florida on April 24–27 for the 10th annual Miami Beach Polo World Cup played on the sizzling sands of South Beach. This year the event’s sponsors include Argentinean polo lifestyle brand La Martina, the title sponsor and official supplier; Lou La Vie, the exotic car rental agency where Justin Bieber got his now infamous Lamborghini; Perfect Vodka; A&E; and is produced by The Polo Life, LLC and ACT Productions.... Read More

Four Seasons Milano Makes Party Planning Easier With New Catering E-Menus

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

You are cordially invited to throw your next lavish Italian shindig at the Four Seasons Hotel Milano. Okay, that’s nothing new, but thanks to their latest events and catering e-menus, social butterflies on the go can make all their social engagement arrangements from the convenience of their smartphones—anywhere, anytime, no appointment or trans-Atlantic phone calls necessary.... Read More

Nikita Malibu Reopens With New Concepts of Fine Dining on Billionaire's Beach

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Recently reopened after an extensive reimagining of its cuisine and atmosphere, Nikita Malibu has put together what the restaurant is deeming the "marriage of food and wine in a cozy, yet refined seaside architectural gem."... Read More

Paris' Le Bon Marché: A Left Bank Classic for All Things Luxury

Apr 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

If Le Bon Marché doesn’t set your heart aflutter, then it’s debatable whether you really belong in Paris. Staking out a prominent corner in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the department store distills the essence of Parisian elegance and luxury underneath one breathtaking art-deco glass ceiling. Like most things in the French capital, Le Bon Marché carries with it significant cultural history.... Read More

Park Hyatt New York Celebrates Grand Opening of Flagship Hotel This Summer

Apr 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

It's been in the works for awhile, and after what seemed like forever for fans of the hotel, Park Hyatt New York is finally slated to have a grand opening this summer. Travelers to the Big Apple should expect more from the new hotel as well. Though there are already dozens of Park Hyatt hotels across the globe, the New York destination is going to become the brand's flagship location.... Read More

Become a Member of The Thermal Club & Get Access to Private Racetracks

Apr 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you like luxury cars, have an affinity for speed and like it hot (the weather, of course), you may want to look into membership at The Thermal Club in Thermal, CA (near Palm Springs). With 4.5 miles of exclusive racetrack, the motorsports club offers fast straightaways with challenging curves, three independent courses, and a Kart Track with two independent courses.... Read More

Enjoy Asian, Mediterranean, & Steakhouse Dishes at The Setai, Miami Beach

Apr 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Elegance, sophistication and finesse are the chief ingredients that make The Restaurant and The Setai Grill world-class dining venues and culinary hot spots in Miami.... Read More

SeaFair Miami to Offer Dinner & Weekend Brunch Cruises Aboard $40M MegaYacht

Apr 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Florida's eponymously-named $40 million MegaYacht owned and operated by SeaFair Miami has announced weekend dinner and brunch cruises that will start daily on April 17, 2014. Perfect for small holiday outings like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter, the MegaYacht Grand Luxe will offer diners the chance to browse through the vessel's art galleries, boutique shops and can enjoy live entertainment.... Read More

10 Reasons to Celebrate Scotland During New York Tartan Week

Apr 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

During Tartan Week, the five million Americans who claim Scotish ancestry—and all the others who just really like golf, Edinburgh literature and/or Scotch whisky—will be honoring the rainy, peaty homeland. It’s nowhere near as widely celebrated as St. Paddy’s Day, but New York City will have a parade (because NYC always has a parade) on Saturday April 5. Here are 10 excellent reasons to celebrate Scotland and its influence on the U.S.... Read More

Get Box Seats at the Philippe-Chatrier Court for the French Open With Shangri-La Paris

Apr 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The five-star Shangri-La, one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, is teaming up with the French Open on a new Paris Dream VIP package. Widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world, the event will take place from May 29 to June 8 at the Stade Roland Garros.... Read More

Miami's Legendary Versace Mansion Transformed Into $800/Night Boutique Hotel

Apr 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The legendary Versace mansion on Miami’s famed Ocean Drive is set to re-open as an opulent boutique luxury hotel called The Villa by Barton G. The Israeli Nakash family, which owns Jordache Enterprises as well as five Miami hotels, acquired the iconic designer’s former residence for $41.5 million last September. To operate the hotel along with its lavish restaurant, the family hired events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss.... Read More

Bond in Motion Gives Fans a Look Into The Sexy Wheels Behind 007

Apr 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Claire Bloomfield

An exciting new exhibition rolled into London on March 18, and for fans of cinema’s most iconic spy, it’s one not to be missed. James Bond has taken over the London Film Museum in its entirety in a continuation of the 50-year celebration of the longest running franchise in movie history. Across the 22 films that followed, 007’s vehicles and high-tech gadgets have become some of the show’s signature pieces enjoyed by generations of fans.... Read More

 
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