Already a legend within hospitality circles along the glamorous Côtes d’Azur since it opened in 1929, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez is set to rise even more as room renovations get underway. New owner, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, which took over the property within the last year, has already refurbished some rooms, with the entire hotel to be re-done over the next few years and plans being considered to have less, yet bigger ones and more suites.... Read More
An upside-down metallic stag out front represents a most unexpected introduction to the Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port, but its relevance in terms of perspective, becomes clearer upon entering the five-star property. Located beside the Palais du Pharo, a 19th century imperial residence with widespread gardens, and the city’s 2,600-year-old horseshoe harbor a five-minute walk away, the Sofitel certainly offers visual and historical perspectives in abundance.... Read More
Last year, basketball god star Lebron James rented out the entire Grand Del Mar hotel for his wedding to his now wife, Savannah Brinson. If this kind of privacy is just the thing you want for your own nuptials, La Valencia in La Jolla, CA is offering a package just for you.... Read More
A combination of Caribbean beauty and rich Central American culture, Belize is home to lush jungles, Mayan Pyramids and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Known for its fascinating underwater playground of more than 500 species of fish and 100 different kinds of coral, the country is a scuba diver’s dream.... Read More
Sleeping with ghosts in America’s most haunted hotels is not for the faint of heart, but for many it’s an unforgettable adventure not to be missed, especially with Halloween approaching. And when specters have the good taste to haunt luxury lodges and charmingly intimate B&Bs, you might not even mind when they steal the 400-count Egyptian cotton sheets a little (as long as they don't cut eye-holes in them).... Read More
For 82 years, celebrities and dignitaries have been gracing the doors of the opulent Alvear Palace Hotel and resting their heads in the magnificently appointed guest rooms. Built in 1932, the beauty of the hotel is found in the details with its stunning architecture and fine cuisine. Condé Nast Traveler describes the hotel as an "old-world Belle Époque landmark".... Read More
Luxury in its most basic sense is, as Sherlock Holmes would say, “Elementary, my dear Watson. Elementary.” Ironically enough, the newest spokesperson for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is Lucy Liu, who stars as Joan Watson in Elementary, CBS’s award-winning reboot of the mythic characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.... Read More
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