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The New MahaNakhon Becomes Bangkok's Tallest Skyscraper

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Architecture firm Büro Ole Scheeren was reaching for the stars when they designed the MahaNakhon tower, literally. The structure which was officially introduced to the world on Monday is now Bangkok's tallest skyscraper. At 1,029 feet, the building has 77 towers filled with a mix of retail, hotel and residential units.... Read More

5 Reasons Why 50-Year-Old Caesars Palace Will Never Go Out of Style

Aug 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Caesars Palace is one of the most recognizable names on the Las Vegas Strip, not only because of its longtime residence in Sin City but also due to its slew of regular celebrity clientele; its 75,000-square-foot, multilevel behemoth of a nightclub; and what feels like miles upon miles of luxury shops and fine dining options. And even if you’ve never stayed in the five-star hotel, you’d have to be living under a rock to not read its name in headlines each year.... Read More

UAE's Homegrown Jumeriah Hotel

Aug 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

The corniche is Abu Dhabi’s most famous boulevard and passes through the capital city’s sky scrapers along the azure coast of the Arabian Sea. At the end of it, rising high above all others, are the Etihad Towers. The futuristic towers are made of glass and mirror, and reach into the clouds to create an unmistakable landmark in the sky. Four of the developments are residential and office buildings with the fifth and tallest being Jumeirah.... Read More

Dubai Brings the Rainforest to the Desert

Aug 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems that Dubai will stop at nothing to have the biggest, best, most over-the-top theme parks, hotels, restaurants, basically everything. When it comes to pulling out all the stops, the city knows how to top itself each year. Set to debut in 2018, one of its newest projects is a 75,000-square-foot, man-made rainforest at the $550-million Rosemont Hotel and Residences.... Read More

Aloft and Siri Team Up for Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms

Aug 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hotels are getting a lot smarter nowadays, thanks to iPad check-ins, smartphone keyless entry, robot butlers and now, voice-activated rooms. Aloft has debuted two new properties that are utilizing voice commands to allow guests to ask Siri anything they’d like while in their rooms.... Read More

Lake Como's Most-Anticipated Hotel Opens With Interiors by Patricia Urquiola

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Possibly one of the most buzzed about openings of 2016, Il Sereno Lago di Como has finally welcomed its first guests this month. The design hotel comes from the same owners as the Sereno in Saint Barthélemy and was designed by Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola, known as one of the best in the industry. Her products include collections for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Baccarat, B&B Italia, BMW and Moroso.... Read More

7 of the Most Amazing Presidential Suites

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In only three short months, Americans will choose a new President to lead our country. While we wait to see who will sit in the Oval Office, we couldn’t help but think about some of our most favorite presidential suites around the world. From Paris to Tokyo, Mumbai and everything in between, here are seven extravagant retreats worthy of being named after our Commander-in-Chief.... Read More

The 2 Resorts You Shouldn't Miss in the Dominican Republic

Aug 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

More than five million tourists flock to the Dominican Republic’s serene beaches, lush jungles, and pristine golf courses each year. Since 2014, the island destination has seen a 12 percent increase in visitors. The laid-back country is only a two-hour flight from Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, and Cuba, making it an easy stop on a Caribbean tour. I recently hopped over to the Dominican Republic to enjoy two of the nation’s most exquisite resorts.... Read More

Wyoming’s Luxury Red Reflet Ranch Expands With 12 New Homesteads

Aug 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Dude Ranches have been in existence in Wyoming for over 100 years. The word “dude” meant, for years, those who came from the east to enjoy the open space and deep color of the west. A place where they could lose themselves in the red rock canyons, the views that stretch for miles, blessed with sounds of coyotes and the soughing of pines, instead of the sounds of traffic and sirens. ... Read More

The Dog Days Are Just Beginning At The Standard Hotel

Aug 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

Life in Downtown Los Angeles can get pretty rough when you're lounging by the pool, heading to the beach, or enjoying one of the fabulous events being held around the city.... Read More

Peninsula Beijing Offers the City's Largest Guestrooms Following $123M Remodel

Aug 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

To celebrate The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels’ 150th anniversary, the Peninsula Beijing is undergoing a $123 million transformation. Set for completion in February 2017, all guestrooms and public spaces have been redesigned, offering a combination of ancient and contemporary Chinese artistry.... Read More

Bellagio Hotel to Bring a Touch of Italy to Shanghai

Aug 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

MGM Hospitality has announced its plans for a 2017 grand opening for the brand's next luxury hotel in China, the Bellagio Shanghai. Its hip, urban location along the Bund in Shanghai, on the banks of the Suzhou River and next to the Waibaidu Bridge, will offer exceptional views of the Bund and the Lujiazui district.... Read More

The 10,000-Room Abraj Kudai Will be the World's Largest Hotel

Aug 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Often times when a hotel is described as “the world's…best, biggest, coolest, most luxurious, etc.,” it’s a pretty subjective statement. But when the Abraj Kudai opens in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, it will undeniably be the largest property in the world.... Read More

A Royal Experience at Jaipur's Rajmahal Palace

Aug 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

What happens when you take a maharajah’s 18th century pleasure palace, open up the royal art collection and give a world-renowned designer the job of fixing it up? You get one of the world’s best-decorated new hotels: Jaipur’s Rajmahal Palace. Originally built in 1729, the Suján Rajmahal Palace is now one of India’s most stunning city hotels. And with just 14 rooms and suites (though more are planned) and round-the-clock service, staying there feels like a royal experience.... Read More

Fairmont The Palm: Dubai's Crown Jewel

Aug 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

Located on the Palm Jumeirah, a collection of islands constructed in the shape of a palm tree and set in the Arabian Gulf adjacent to the city center, is the Fairmont The Palm Dubai hotel. This five-star resort property is one of the jewels of Dubai.... Read More

Villa Vacationing in Vietnam

Aug 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Artists, music composers, and creative performers are constantly in pursuit of their perfect masterpiece. It is often unattainable but drives them each day to work that much harder to reach the pinnacle of their craft. It is often the same in other walks of life, designers seek to create a flawless dress, directors hope to create an acclaimed movie, and hoteliers look to craft an unforgettable vacation experience for their guests.... Read More

 
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