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Four Seasons Finds Wellness the Pura Vida Way

Sep 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

If the journey to living the good life is paved with wellness, the Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo will put you on the right path. Their goal is to infuse health and wellness principles and practices into every aspect of the guest experience. Costa Rica has long established a focus on biodiversity and eco-sustainability throughout the country. ... Read More

The Emirates Palace: Abu Dhabiís Icon of Opulence

Sep 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

The Emirates Palace is among the most expensive hotels in the world with a price tag of over $4.25 billion. Opened in 2005, it took 20,000 artisans three years to complete the project which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government (Royal Family) and managed by the Kempinski hotel chain. It was destined to become one of the world’s best hotels. Paris has the Ritz, New York has the Plaza and the Middle East has the Emirates Palace.... Read More

CHIC Punta Cana: Vegas-Style Fun & Caribbean Chill

Sep 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

With one portion of this tiny resort town facing the Caribbean and the other jutting into the Atlantic, Punta Cana was destined to become the Dominican Republic’s ultimate resort paradise. Forty years ago, this almost non-existent town, known as Punta Borrachon aka “Drunken Point,” had basically one hotel and became a local hangout for Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta. Along with singer Julio Iglesias, de la Renta became so enthralled with this tiny city with one hotel that they became investors, along with several others to develop the area.... Read More

Taking on Mykonos in High Style

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

The natural beauty of the quaint island of Mykonos, spanning just 33 miles long, is known for having gorgeous sun-filled days, cool nights, a lively nightlife and enticing Mediterranean cuisine along the perfect sapphire-colored waters. When it comes to accommodations, the Mykonos Grand Hotel is a secret gem on the island and a stunning tiered property located on a cliffside.... Read More

Habtoor Grand Resort is The Scene for Dubai's Gitterati

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Among Dubai's many glittering hotels, the five-star Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa stands out as one of its best. The property is located on the legendary Jumeirah Beach, an area known for its restaurants, boutique shops and mile-long beach boardwalk with even more shops and eateries. ... Read More

5 Picturesque Wedding Venues in the Bahamas

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’ve been to many weddings in our lifetime, some over-the-top, others rustic and traditional, and some weeklong-destination nuptials in tropical locales. Of all the affairs, the latter always takes the cake as our favorite way to see those we love say “I Do.” Last month we made our way to the Bahamas to scope out some of the best wedding venues in Nassau for every kind of bride and groom. Here are five gorgeous hotels ready to make you Mr. and Mrs.... Read More

6 Hotels For Any Type of Family Getaway

Sep 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Kavita Daswani

More often than not, the notion of a family reunion trip is more appealing than the reality of it. Finding a place that appeals to everyone, is relatively easy to get to, and a destination that offers something for everyone in the group from toddlers to grandparents? It can be tiresome to plan. Throw in being able to enjoy that in a luxurious and sophisticated ambience only adds to the challenge. ... Read More

Brad Pitt Considers Hotelier Game With Croatia Property

Sep 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Among the world’s hundreds of thousands of hotels, only 21 of them are owned by celebrities. With names like Robert DeNiro (Nobu Hotel in Manila), Richard Gere (The Bedford Post Inn), Leonardo DiCaprio (Blackadore Caye) and Elizabeth Hurley (Number 11 Cadogan Gardens), the list is small, but growing each year. The newest Hollywood face to reportedly join the hotelier game is 52-year-old Brad Pitt.... Read More

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