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Enjoy The Quiet Comfort of Galway Bay Hotel

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Galway is an attractive Irish city, but like most such places, traffic at times can be challenging so an interesting choice of vacation spot is the town of Salthill, just outside the metropolis where the Galway Bay Hotel is located. An extensive, multi-gabled sand-colored building, this 153-bed, four-star property stands proudly before the Atlantic Ocean. It offers a picturesque view over the rocky seafront and a long promenade that stretches all the way to Galway several miles away.... Read More

Vacation In Old Hollywood Style At The Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

I sunk deep into a plush brocade love chair in the lobby of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, a fresh cappuccino in hand, and sighed. Outside, the late afternoon sun warmed the pristine blue waters of Lake Como and I watched... Read More

Romantic Caribbean Island Hotel Promotes a Simpler Way of Life

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Has your hectic work, family and social schedule put ideas for a romantic vacation on hold for far too long? Are you looking to slow down and be able to appreciate the simple pleasures in life? Montpelier Plantation & Beach on Nevis Island might just be the place to do it. The hotel is located on a former 18th century sugar plantation, and sits comfortably 750 feet above the shore at the foot of Nevis Peak, just six miles from the beach. And while you might be getting "back to basics" so-to-speak, this Relais & Chateaux property still ensures five-star service and accommodations that are anything but.... Read More

From Singapore to Bangkok, Discovering What Makes Shangri-La Hotels of Asia So Iconic

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

In 1933, British writer James Hilton dubbed "Shangri-La" as the whimsical, cloud-topped Tibetan mountain area in his book, Lost Horizon. While Shangri-La was fictional in Hilton's depiction, Robert Kuok decided to make the term a real-life utopia, by opening his first luxury Shangri-La property in Singapore in 1971.... Read More

Connecticut Bed & Breakfast Rock Hall Inn Proves Luxury is in the Details

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

A bed and breakfast is cozy, comfortable, funky, warm and inviting—but luxurious? If you’re talking about Rock Hall bed and breakfast, yes, luxurious. Here’s why:... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun | An Elegant Hideaway on the Caribbean Coast

Dec 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Cancun has become one of the Caribbean’s top destinations, known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful white beaches, and historic treasures. Whether you arrive for relaxation, to sight-see or to enjoy the delicious dining in the area, the central location of The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun is your passport to anything you desire. In this quaint Mexican beach town, the juxtaposed timeless elegance of the resort proves the ideal getaway for those wanting the comforts of home with the service of a luxury hotel.... Read More

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur | An Icon in Glamorous Malaysian Hospitality

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Once a place where sophisticated soirees went into the wee hours of the night; where government officials rested their heads; and where respected international travelers hung their hats, The Majestic Hotel has become quite the prominent figure in Malaysia since its construction in 1932. Throughout the years, it has undergone renovations and additions, but still retains all of its former colonial glory.... Read More

Self-Reflection is Guaranteed at Ukraine's First Design Hotel 11 Mirrors

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Ukraine's first Design Hotel, 11 Mirrors is an 11-story luxury hotel in Kiev, with a unique architectural focus designed around the theme of reflection; indeed, the hotel promises to be an experience in introspection. Created by Wladimir Klitschko, the hotel will also reflect his personal affinity for elegance, free Internet access, and modern, yet homey touches.... Read More

Find Urban Solace at Shanghai's Newest Luxury Hotel Twelve at Hengshan

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located in the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai’s hottest cosmopolitan area, the Twelve at Hengshan is enveloped in cafes, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and restored art-deco buildings. The building itself was designed by Mario Botta, who is also responsible for the iconic San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, using eco-friendly materials. The architecture stands out among the historic surroundings in its contemporary design, but Botta dressed the façade in natural terracotta, which is popular along the streets of Hengshan. The 171 luxury guest rooms encase a Chinese-style secret garden to promote Zen-like awareness of the environment.... Read More

Hide Out in the Hills of Mexican Wine Country at Eco-Friendly Endémico

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Chopin said, "It is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." It seems that partners in hospitality, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha live and breathe that philosophy. The two are joint owners of Grupo Habita, a Mexico City-based hospitality brand, and have created a number of boutique hotels commended for their originality and aestheticism.... Read More

What is a Boutique Hotel?

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

“Boutique Hotel” is a phrase coined in the English-speaking world to describe the emerging trend of intimate hotels characterized by unique design, concept, services, and/or location.... Read More

Oslo Boutique Hotel The Thief Will Steal You Away From Everyday Life

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Booking The Thief hotel may seem risky when searching for luxury accommodations in Oslo, but rest assured, rooms are equipped with safes; and besides, the only thing the hotel plans on stealing is you...away from the monotony of everyday life, that is. The Thief is a member of Design Hotels, a group which specializes in avant-garde hospitality and is the first waterfront hotel in Oslo, set between the Oslofjord and the canals of Tjuvholmen.... Read More

Woodstock Inn & Resort | No Relation to the 70s Music Festival

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you were hoping to kiss the ground that musical legends Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin played on during the 1969 Woodstock festival, then you are barking up the wrong tree. This Woodstock is a cozy little Vermont town with a history of farmers markets, and archaic golf courses. Here, you won’t find topless hippies and illicit drugs, but rather a luxury resort, called the Woodstock Inn.... Read More

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam | Here to Free You From Your Cultural Prison

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Originally built in 1921 as a luxury hotel for Europeans migrating to South America on Royal Dutch Lloyd ships, the Lloyd Hotel sits comfortably on the Eastern Docklands waterfront in Amsterdam.... Read More

Luxury Hotel in the French Alps Puts Ski Runs at Your Feet

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Described as an “Alpine fairy tale come true,” the Hôtel de Charme Les Airelles employs a dedicated staff, whom, we are assured are concerned only with making hotel guests happy. During your stay, expect to be endlessly pampered and entertained. On major holidays the staff gets into character as the chefs and skilled decorators create memorable experiences for guests year after year.... Read More

W Santiago Makes a Stay in Chile an Exhilarating Event

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Santiago, a modern jewel in Latin America, has been attracting visitors for centuries with its infectious energy, snow-capped Andean Mountains, sizzling restaurants and trendsetting nightlife. Within its city sits W Santiago, reinventing style and sophistication amid the cobblestone streets.... Read More

Travel to Turkey to Live Like a Sultan at The Four Seasons Istanbul

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located in Sultanahmet, The Four Seasons Istanbul was originally an Ottoman Empire prison. Used to detain political prisoners, including famous Turkish poet and communist revolutionary Nazim Hikmet, the neoclassically designed jail was converted into a luxury hotel in 1996. Nestled in the heart of Istanbul’s "Old City," the building is only a stroll away from grand historical attractions like the 17th century Blue Mosque or the 6th century St. Sophia. The former penitentiary now houses 65 opulent guest rooms and suites run by over 200 dedicated multilingual staff.... Read More

A European Ski Vacation in the Heart of Vail Village at Sonnenalp Resort

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

The AAA Four Diamond Resort, Sonnenalp was opened by the Bavarian Faessler family, whose luxury hotel in the old country was known for personalized service and beautiful surroundings. The Vail location was opened in the late 1970s, but the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as the resort still promises impeccable service and beautiful views. Unlike its Bavarian parent property, the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail is an STI Eco-Certified Luxury Hotel, the first of its kind in the western United States. Long-term sustainable tourism is something that the resort strives to achieve, minimizing the impact of tourism on the local people and their environment.... Read More

The Bonham Boutique Hotel in Edinburgh | Victorian Elegance With a Contemporary Touch

Nov 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Location of The Bonham in Edinburgh offers the best of both worlds—nestled in the middle of a line of sturdy Victorian homes on a quiet street, yet an easy 10-minute walk from the western edge of Princes Street and the busy traffic, shops, museums and art galleries therein.... Read More

The Oxford Mal Boutique Hotel is Taking No Prisoners

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Malmaison is a boutique luxury hotel chain in the U.K. comprising 12 stylish and unique offerings with an overwhelming theme of transformation. Whether it be the conversion of the Malmaison Glasgow property from an Episcopal Church, or an old seed warehouse into the Belfast Mal. The Oxford Mal is no exception, focusing on using its history as a former prison to attract those looking for more than just an ordinary hotel stay.... Read More

W New Orleans - French Quarter, A New French Quarter Experience

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its charm and soulful new redesign, the fully renovated W New Orleans – French Quarter makes its new mark on Louisiana. The property has been transformed from top to bottom to enhance the guest experience. Each of its 97 guest rooms has undergone a makeover as well as its corridors and outdoor Courtyard. SWEAT, a state-of-the-art fitness center, has been added to the hotel as well as the new signature restaurant, SoBou.... Read More

The Breakers Palm Beach Offers Timeless Luxury Under the Florida Sun

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Breakers Palm Beach, a legendary oceanfront resort located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, has been a staple in the state since 1896. From its opening, it has been wooing generations of travelers with its irresistible charm and rich history.... Read More

The Glasshouse, Edinburgh | An Architectural Marriage of Past & Present

Nov 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Strolling along Leith Walk towards Princes Street, I was surprised to see a line of photographers taking pictures of the hotel where I was staying, The Glasshouse in Edinburgh. Thinking they were paparazzi, I wondered what celebrity was staying there. Then, drawing nearer, I realized what image they were capturing: The façade.... Read More

W Atlanta - Buckhead | A Trendy Boutique Hotel in the Lap of Luxury

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As a fashionista’s playground, the Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead has a plethora of upscale shopping choices among an enclave of fine dining and entertainment. Situated within this booming city is the stylish and luxurious, W Atlanta – Buckhead, a boutique hotel as sexy as its location.... Read More

Liberty Hotel in Boston Now Welcomes World Travelers Instead of Prisoners

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Boston’s Liberty Hotel is one of the city's historical landmarks that reopened just five years ago after a $150 million dollar makeover. It has won numerous awards, including U.S. News’ “2011 Best Hotels in the U.S.” With a chic Charles street location, classy restaurants, and evening turn-down service, it may surprise you to learn that people were once trying to break out of it.... Read More

Holiday Like a Rothschild in the French Alps at Domaine Du Mont D'Arbois

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Living like a Rothschild probably sounds like a pipe dream to most people. But the banking family’s French Alps vacation spot is available for reservations starting at about $400 a night, so perhaps that dream is within your grasp. The Domaine du Mont D’Arbois is an authentic piece of Rothschild history, with a five-suite luxury chalet that was built in 1920 and includes a number of Rothschild family artifacts and a few other reminders of the location's wealthy patrons. The resort is nestled in the French Alps between Italy and Switzerland at 3,600 feet and is surrounded by the Savoyard village of Megéve.... Read More

10 Top Beach Destination Hotels

Nov 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

There are few more serene settings than the beach. Though the view may differ from location to location, the simple pleasures remain the same: waves rhythmically crashing onto the shore; the light breeze gently blowing through the trees; the sun warming your skin; and the sand molding to your every move. It tends to be the first place we jet off to in an effort to leave life’s stresses behind and succumb to the purity of our natural surroundings.... Read More

Celebrate 50 Years of The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong With Unique Dining and Spa Experiences

Nov 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

Attracting guests from Bill Clinton to pop-sensation Katy Perry, The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong stands as the premier luxury destination when traveling in China’s south coast city. As The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s flagship property, its doors opened in 1963. At this time, the tallest building in Hong Kong, it promptly elevated to a top ranked hotel revered for service, elegance and cuisine.... Read More

Five-Star Hotel in Ecuador, First and Only to Receive Prestigious Award

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While the quality of tourist facilities varies greatly in Ecuador, there’s no doubt that one of its finest five-star hotels is offering the best in service and accommodations—mostly because they have the awards to prove it. For the second year in a row, Casa Ceibo Boutique Hotel & Spa has been recognized by Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism for helping to promote the country’s tourism and better the experience for travelers. During the ceremony at the San Francisco Plaza in Quito, the luxury resort also took home the Green Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Making this an even bigger achievement is the fact that Casa Ceibo is Ecuador’s first and only five-star resort to be given this recognition for two consecutive years. Since its opening in October 2009, the... Read More

The James Royal Palm Arrives in South Beach in Style

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The James Royal Palm in Miami has arrived in style. It was named “One of the 10 most anticipated openings of 2012” according to Forbes Magazine. The oceanfront property is situated in the heart of South Beach where the scene is always vibrant and full of life. The James Royal Palm Hotel will keep many signature elements of the original architect's design intact.... Read More

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort is a Tropical Oasis on Malaysia’s Langkawi Island

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Nature lovers looking for a getaway will love The Andaman, Langkawi at the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Flanked by ocean and archipelagos, the unique geography lends itself to no end of photographic opportunities. Explore the natural wonders that surround the green property for a memorable stay.... Read More

Palazzo Manfredi is a Historic Gem in the Heart of Rome

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Surrounded by breathtaking views of Rome including the Coliseum, the Imperial Forum and the Domus Aurea, Palazzo Manfredi is a bastion of timeless elegance for visitors to the ancient city.... Read More

An Authentic Nepali Cultural Experience at Dwarika's Hotel

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Some hotels eventually make history, but few preserve history from centuries past. Dwarika's Hotel is one such place. It’s a treasure trove of Nepal's most intricate and culturally significant architecture and exists both as a mecca of heritage and as a luxurious oasis amidst Nepal's boisterous capital, Kathmandu. Here are a few of the reasons not to miss this property on any escape to Nepal:... Read More

Monastery Turned Luxury Hotel on the Amalfi Coast | Monastero Santa Rosa

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Melanie Votaw

When you think of a monastery turned into a hotel, you might think Spartan rooms with nothing on the walls, hard mattresses, and cold floors—basically the last place you’d want to be unless you’re a bargain-hunting backpacker. But lately, the trend is to convert these historic properties into luxury hotels that are anything but Spartan.... Read More

Vacant Storefronts Transform Into Hip Urban Hotel Rooms in Vienna

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

As Vienna continues to become a top travel destination in Europe, luxury hotel brands are starting to open up properties throughout the city. While developers have been busy locating land to build on, breaking ground and constructing expansive towers, a less flashy, more personal approach to hospitality has found a unique place of its own in town.... Read More

Farm-to-Table at its Finest at New Mexico's Los Poblanos Inn

Oct 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

There's a new trend in travel simmering across the States: luxury farm stays. That is, splendid and charming accommodations right on property where grapes and cabbage grow and goats and cows graze. It's dining so close to the farm that you could take your fork, lean out the window, and pluck the berries for the house-made granola. It's rooms so cozy and cared for that every soap, linen, and candle is made just steps away. I couldn't be more pleased.... Read More

Sharpen Your Knife Skills at Kimpton Hotels' Chef Series

Sep 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Remember when your parents told you not to run with sharp objects because you might hurt someone? Well you still can’t do that, don’t be ridiculous; but you can learn how to properly choose, use and care for kitchen knives as part of Kimpton Hotels' Behind the Apron…Dishing with Kimpton Chefs series.... Read More

New LVMH Hotel Heading for Maldives in 2013

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Ladies, and particularly fashion forward gentlemen, please pack up your Jimmy Choo’s and get the Louis Vuitton travel trunk ready as there is a new luxury resort in town (ok, well in the Maldives but you knew what we meant).... Read More

Bentley Signature Suite at St. Regis New York Debuts This Month

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Bentley Motors announced that it has a signature suite at the St. Regis Hotel New York effective in September. The designing of the suite is a collaborative effort between the deluxe hotelier and the vaulted British luxury carmaker.... Read More

The St. Regis Singapore a Landmark of Luxury in the Heart of Downtown

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Right in the center of prominent downtown Singapore sits the glamorous St. Regis Singapore, boasting a fabulous art collection for travelers from around the world to enjoy. The hotel houses one of the best private art collections in Asia. From paintings to chandeliers, each piece has been specifically selected with a careful eye.... Read More

Feel Like a Kid Again in the Luxury Treehouses at Chewton Glen

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

No, this isn’t another case of environmental activist Julia Butterfly making a statement by camping out in a tree; this is in fact the result of one of Britain’s top luxury hotels, The Chewton Glen, and their new ?7 million (approximately $11 million) project, The Treehouses.... Read More

Halekulani Welcomes Guests With 100 Years of Hawaiian Hospitality

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  3 Comments

Sit back and relax with a mai tai in hand while palm trees gently sway and the crystal clear waves break onto the beach. Drape a fragrant lei around your neck and you’ll be reminded with every light breeze that you’re in none other than Hawaii. A great travel destination for families, couples or singles, Hawaii is comprised of eight major islands offering a wide variety of activities, amenities, and striking views that visitors won’t soon forget.... Read More

The First Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tunisia to Open Late 2014

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm  |  2 Comments

Opening late 2014, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s newest addition, Ritz-Carlton Tunis, Carthage, will be quite the property. Located adjacent to the Presidential Palace and steps from Carthage’s ancient ruins, the location is prime for culture and luxury travel to converge on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.... Read More

Number of Luxury Hotel Rooms in "Oriental Hawaii" to Triple by 2013

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

If you're planning to travel to Sanya, known as China's Hawaii, in the next few years, your hotel room options are going to increase significantly. In 2009 there was a plan set to develop the area in which Sanya is located into a much larger vacation destination. By early 2013, the southern Hainan province will see 21,000 luxury hotel rooms compared to the 7,000 available last year.... Read More

Restaurants at Palace Hotel Tokyo Show Michelin Star Potential

Sep 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  2 Comments

The much anticipated opening for the Palace Hotel Tokyo took place only four months ago, yet it has already become a favorite for travelers and locals alike. Since its May 2012 debut, the Palace Hotel has been focused on giving guests an authentic experience in Japanese hospitality.... Read More

Britain's Most Expensive Hotel Comes to Knightsbridge | Bulgari Hotel London

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

You're headed across the pond and you need a place to stay. As you scour the selection of historic, beautifully appointed, luxury London hotels, you might notice there's a new property in town just waiting to be explored.... Read More

Swiss Ski Chalet a Part of Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  2 Comments

Whether we are ready to accept it or not, the summer is quickly coming to a close. It will soon be time to break out the boots and scarves and start looking toward some cold weather travel locales. We decided to bypass fall destinations for a moment to mention a luxury ski resort that caught our eye—and for good reason.... Read More

Rekindle the Romance at The House Adults-Only Barbados Resort

Sep 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

You take months to plan a luxurious getaway with your significant other. The long anticipated day finally arrives, and as you sit down to enjoy your first romantic meal of the trip, a child starts crying and throwing a tantrum under the table. Didn't you leave your kids at home for this very reason?... Read More

Celebrate the Art of Travel at Ellerman House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

When it comes to travel incentives, hotels usually offer items like interesting dining options or special pillows. But what about the artwork that peppers many luxury hotels' walls these days? How about a specific travel package focused on that?... Read More

The Westin Portland Puts Guests in the Center of Downtown's Best Attractions

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

Whether you visit the Rose City for business or pleasure, The Westin Portland is ready to give you an elegant boutique hotel experience amidst some of the city's best shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural attractions.... Read More

W New York - Union Square Shows Guests the Best of Uptown & Downtown

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

If you want the optimal spot to see and be seen in the Big Apple, then Manhattan's W New York - Union Square is the place to stay. With the contemporary style that the W brand is known for, the W Union Square is where uptown meets downtown and the city comes to life.... Read More

Exploring Urban and Rural Hotels and Attractions in Northwest Scotland

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Want to enjoy both a rural and an urban experience while on the northwest coast of Scotland? Then a few days at the luxury Inverness City Suites, followed by a few at Ramnee Hotel up the coast may be just the ticket. Owned by the Dinnes family, the first accommodation is located in the heart of Inverness, an expanding cultural city just ten minutes from the intriguing Loch Ness; the second is just beyond the village of Forres, further west along the Moray coast.... Read More

Nightlife Venue & Luxury Suites Attract Celebrities to Aspen Sky Hotel

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Aspen is renowned for its swanky shopping, celebrity regulars, and out-of-this-world lodging. This destination hotspot is anything but lacking in the luxury category, and with new renovations to one of the town's favorite nightlife venues, the Sky Hotel is busy as ever.... Read More

Irish Castle Turned Five-Star Hotel on Belfast Lough | Culloden Estate & Spa

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

Gazing into the darkness past ivy-clad walls down a grassy knoll towards the twinkling lights of Belfast Lough while sipping a glass of wine, makes one think of resplendent evenings in private English clubs during the Victorian era. And indeed this well may have been the case here at the Culloden Estate & Spa more than a century ago; for one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious five-star hotels was once the palace of the all-powerful bishops where private dinners and hush-hush tete-a-tetes were weekly, if not daily, affairs.... Read More

Two Luxury Hotels on Scotland's Isle of Skye | Toravaig & Duisdale

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With a wealth of experience gained from many years working in the hospitality industry, husband-and-wife team, Anne Gracie and Captain Ken Gunn, have opened not one but two luxury hotels—Toravaig House Hotel and Duisdale House Hotel—on the evocative Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.... Read More

Luxury Paris Hotel Celebrating Art & Culture | Le Royal Monceau

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  3 Comments

When it originally opened in 1928, Le Royal Monceau was one of Paris’s grand palace hotels, situated just steps from the Arc de Triomphe along tony Avenue Hoche, which quickly became a gathering place of the artists and intellectuals of the day.... Read More

Historic Hotel & Spa in Downtown Mobile, Alabama | Battle House Hotel

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

This eight-story, Beaux-Arts beauty first opened in 1852, on the site of Andrew Jackson's military headquarters during the war of 1812, which is now the heart of downtown Mobile. The Battle House has long been a favorite haunt of politicians (Stephen A. Douglas was a guest here the night that he lost the presidency to Abraham Lincoln) royalty, entertainment and sports legends and is now a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.... Read More

Boutique Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania | Islington Hotel & Conservatory

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Classical elegance with award-winning service defines Islington, an 11-room boutique accommodation located in one of the finest neighborhoods in Hobart, Tasmania. With a commanding view of Mt. Wellington, this five-star guesthouse was built in 1847 in the Regency architectural style. Today, it is an immaculately restored luxury urban hotel that has been updated to include modern amenities and showcase an eclectic collection of artwork and antiques from the owner’s many years of traveling the world.... Read More

Historic Waterfront Hotel in Scotland | The Creggans Inn

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

To visit Western Scotland and not drink whisky is almost considered a sin—an arch insult to a long-held Celtic tradition. To drink it for breakfast is your saving grace. Such is one of the abiding memories of The Creggans Inn Hotel in Strachur, Argyll, near the Scottish Highlands where the traditional morning porridge comes with 'a wee dram' of Black Bottle, a peaty-tasting whisky.... Read More

One of the Trendiest Hotels in Australia | Tasmania's Henry Jones Art Hotel

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Way down in the southern hemisphere at the bottom of the world is a five-star hotel in Tasmania dedicated to showcasing the works of the area's finest artists. Located on the waterfront in Hobart, Australia’s smallest capital, the Henry Jones Art Hotel is an architectural success story—a story where old meets new, where history meets the present while paying homage to both.... Read More

One of the Best Places to Stay Near Downtown Melbourne | Crown Towers

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

As the second largest city in Australia (second only to Sydney), Melbourne is known for its vibrant coffee culture, multi-cultural culinary scene, avant-garde street art, and sophisticated hotels. It’s a beautiful city that was well-planned and artfully designed. As one guide put it, “Melbourne had the luxury of being a planned city since it was not a convict state.” And as far as svelte hotels go, the Crown Towers stands in a class of its own as arguably one the best, if not the best hotel in Melbourne.... Read More

Boutique Spa Hotel in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland | Silver Tassie

Jul 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

In terms of raw natural beauty, there are few places in Ireland more stunning than Donegal in the northwest and few places better for starting one’s journey of discovery than the Silver Tassie Hotel and Spa.... Read More

French Riviera Waterfront Hotel Where the Stars Stay | Cap Estel

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

You may have heard of Cap Ferrat and Cap d’Antibes, both exquisite destinations in the South of France, but not many will have heard of Cap Estel—and therein lies one of the French Riviera luxury hotel's many charms. Without any obvious signs or directions, with an imposing gate and visible high security, Cap Estel makes privacy and discretion a big priority, which might explain its A-list status on the Cote d’Azur.... Read More

Scotland's Cameron House | Grace and Elegance Beside Loch Lomond

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Loch Lomond is one of the most popular Scottish tourism destinations and the De Vere Cameron House provides stately accommodations and a convenient base from which to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. The property is located 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport and 40 minutes from Glasgow city center.... Read More

The James New York Delivers Locally Inspired Luxury

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

When you're looking for sophisticated luxury in the Big Apple, The James New York fits the bill. Unique outdoor spaces, gardens, views of the city and plenty of amenities comprise the new SoHo establishment, giving guests the chance to experience many different offerings of New York City.... Read More

Tasmania's MONA Pavilions | Cutting-Edge Technology, Architecture & Art

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Once considered to be on the outskirts of civilization, Tasmania is still an island at the bottom of the world. But that hasn’t prevented Australia’s smallest and most remote state from taking center stage by being at the cutting edge of luxury hotels.... Read More

Sofitel Washington DC: French Hospitality in the Nation's Capital

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Around the corner from The White House, blocks from the historic monuments, and just a short Metro ride to the Georgetown shopping district sits a little piece of France in downtown Washington, DC. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is tucked into the heart of the nation’s capital, offering four-star accommodations, fine dining, and impeccable service all with a modern French flair that the brand has become synonymous with.... Read More

The Westin South Coast Plaza | Discover the Culture & Glamour of Orange County

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If you're serious about shopping, then you're going to want to stay at The Westin South Coast Plaza. A pedestrian bridge connects the upscale Orange County hotel to South Coast Plaza, a world-class shopping center offering more than 280 upscale boutiques and restaurants.... Read More

St Tropez Five-Star Hotel | Villa Marie

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Plenty has been written about St Tropez over the years—a place where fame and money collide, remaining on the ‘It’ list by leisure travelers, celebrities and royalty alike since it was popularized in the 1950s. St Tropez can be rather manic in the peak of summer, therefore being 10 minutes away by car, on the way to the famous Pampelonne beaches, is a welcome retreat. Villa Marie is one of the luxury hotels in St Tropez that is close enough to indulge in all of the town’s glory, but far enough removed in its serene surroundings to encourage proper relaxation.... Read More

THE US GRANT Provides Old World Glamour in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Since 1910, The US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has been welcoming guests with unparalleled luxury and stunning style. Upon arrival, guests will be awed at the Grand Lobby, adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand-loomed silk carpets, and artwork.... Read More

The Surrey Hotel Shows Guests Exceptional Service & Style in NYC

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For travelers who crave a quiet place of distinction, The Surrey hotel in Manhattan's Upper East Side is a great choice. The luxury hotel takes pride in giving each and every guest stellar accommodations, authentic service, and cultural inspiration during their stay.... Read More

Waterfront Hotel and Marina in Newport, Rhode Island | Forty 1° North

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

Amidst the shoreline of New England’s outstanding coast lies one of the most beautiful boutique luxury hotels: Forty 1° North Hotel Marina Resort. The Newport resort’s urban waterfront setting welcomes both seasonal and transient guests, with an array of eco-friendly amenities that truly support the historic town known predominantly for its maritime scene and culture.... Read More

The James Chicago Welcomes Travelers With Sophisticated Style

Jul 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Whether you're in the Windy City for business or pleasure, The James Chicago is the perfect place for the modern traveler to stay. The hotel provides first class service and amenities, right in the heart of the city.... Read More

Castille Paris | Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the City

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With so much rich history in entertainment, cuisine and art, Paris is considered to be one of the most romantic places in the world. Tourists fill the capital every year to stroll through the labyrinth of cobbled narrow streets and enjoy a cup of coffee at a charming cafe. From the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century Notre Dame de Paris to the Louvre and Tuileries Garden, Paris is a dream for millions of people. With beautiful aristocratic architecture and a great location in the historic heart of the city, we think Castille Paris is definitely one hotel you'll want to spend your luxury vacation in.... Read More

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel | A Historical Treasure in Seattle

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

A destination in itself, The Fairmont Olympic is one of Seattle's most classic luxury hotels. Located in a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Fairmont Olympic is bursting with opulence, from the serene indoor pool to two critically acclaimed restaurants.... Read More

Palacio Nazarenas Offers Guests Luxury Accommodations in Peru

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Palacio Nazarenas is located in the heart of downtown Cuzco, Peru, and the luxury hotel strives to take advantage of its unique surroundings. Guests are situated between the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, and the lively neighborhood of San Blas, in what was once the capital of the Inca Empire. With subtropical weather that mostly stays dry, except from November to March when showers are known to occur, visitors are met with warm sunshine and cool nights. With rich surrounding culture and warm inviting weather, Cuzco is a great choice for the luxury traveler... Read More

Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo Gives Guests a Key to the City

Jun 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The French Riviera is one of the world's most luxurious travel destinations. So when you visit, you're going to want to stay in style. Choose Le Méridien Beach Plaza for spacious suites, the area's only private beach and state of the art facilities.... Read More

W Atlanta - Buckhead Shows Guests the Exciting Side of the City

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Modern luxury meets Southern charm and hospitality at the W Atlanta - Buckhead. Right in the middle of Atlanta's swankiest neighborhood, the hotel is surrounded by great shopping and a bevy of nightlife. W Atlanta - Buckhead is aesthetically appealing with artwork and visual treasures designed to engage and delight your senses, while guestrooms and amenities create a warm environment perfect for relaxation.... Read More

New Luxury Boutique Hotel Opening in Cartagena, Colombia | Casa San Agustín

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Three white washed colonial homes restored from the 17th century, make up one of the newest luxury hotels in Cartagena, Colombia, Casa San Agustín. The historic buildings have been combined to offer guests traveling through South America chic, locally inspired guestrooms and suites, fine dining, and proximity to the Caribbean Sea, beaches, nearby islands, and access to the rich culture of the walled city.... Read More

Paresa Luxury Hotel Thailand is a "Heavenly" Escape

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Paresa Phuket is a stunning luxury getaway on Thailand’s Andaman Sea. Situated on an oceanside cliff surrounded by tropical forests and some of the most picturesque vistas of sea in the area, it’s easy to see why Paresa translates to mean “Heaven of Heavens.”... Read More

Francis Ford Coppola's Italian Hotel | Palazzo Margherita

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

World famous director Francis Ford Coppola has officially opened his new luxury hotel Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy. Set in Southern Italy where his grandfather Agostino Coppola was born, Coppola's new charming hotel is a completely renovated authentic 19th century palazzo. Working with renowned French designer Jacques Grange, Coppola created a luxurious environment that exudes an Italian warmth.... Read More

The Fairmont Waterfront Shows Guests the Best View of Vancouver

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

When visiting Vancouver, no luxury hotel is better situated than The Fairmont Waterfront hotel, Vancouver. Nearby is the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, beautiful Stanley Park, historic Gastown as well as plenty of shops and some of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Check-in to the Fairmont Waterfront and check out the best hospitality Vancouver has to offer.... Read More

Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge | Boutique Accommodations in Dominican Republic

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

It seems that every month a new luxury vacation spot opens its doors to a more earth conscious approach in the name of being environmentally friendly, and we think that's fantastic. Family owned and operated, the small Casa Bonita is surrounded by picturesque mountains and lush greenery and prides itself on being a complete eco-lodge. Nestled in the heart of Barahona, an unspoiled natural haven in the southwest region of the Dominican Republic, and near the only biosphere in the country, Casa Bonita is a unique paradise that offers guests a rare ecological experience.... Read More

Romantic Vacation Ideas Come Alive at Jumeriah's Burj Al Arab

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Jumeirah's Burj Al Arab has recently put its focus into giving couples the ultimate getaway, with the launch of a brand new website showcasing romantic vacation ideas to inspire them when traveling to Dubai.... Read More

Soho House Continues Global Expansion With Five New Openings by 2014

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard  |  2 Comments

Soho House, the private club with outlets worldwide, has announced the second phase of an expansion plan that calls for five new houses to be opened over the next two years. Soho House was founded in London in 1995, as a private members’ club for those in film, media and creative industries and now has outlets in New York, London, West Hollywood, Berlin, Miami and elsewhere.... Read More

A 17th Century Style Oasis at Ecuador's Hacienda Cusin

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

After an exhilarating but exhausting afternoon power shopping my way through the famed Otavalo handicraft market, I couldn't wait to hop a cab for the 10 minute ride back to my “oasis of calm,” the Hacienda Cusin. This restored 400-year-old Ecuadorian estate lies in an enchanted hodge-podge garden setting filled with a riotous display of color from the bauble-bright bougainvillea, roses and orchids, and painted, story-telling murals.... Read More

Westlake Village Inn Brings a Napa Vibe to Southern California

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Elise Edwards

Sipping a glass of Cabernet at a vineyard surrounded by mountains and bathed in the sounds of running water is an experience most equate with California’s wine country. Fortunately, a slice of Napa Valley can now be found in Westlake Village, a city 38 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. While in the past the suburb has not been known as a typical vacation spot, the introduction of The Four Seasons and the evolution of the Westlake Village Inn is about to change that reputation.... Read More

Rio de Janeiro Named World's Most Expensive Hotel City

May 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

It might come as a surprise to some, but Rio de Janerio was just named the world’s most expensive major city for a hotel stay, according to a new study done by travel booking site Hotel Reservation Service (HRS). From January through March of 2012, the average cost for a night in the Brazilian capital was ?192.88 (approx. $300) which is almost a 50% increase from the same three-month time period in 2011.... Read More

Peaceful Privacy at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

This serenely luxuriant inn, all but hidden behind lush landscaping, is the epitome of excellence. While evoking the aura and opulence that once attracted the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the inn today offers an even greater amenity to its guests: restful, pampered privacy.... Read More

Five-Star Marrakech Hotel an Exotic, Urban Oasis

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

We wind our way around one of the frenetic souks in Marrakech, sun rays beating down on our faces and traders in all directions wanting to tempt us into perusing their wares. My husband and I trek on, past the veiled women selling their henna designs, past the autumnal hued spices, and past the stalls bursting with magnificently decorated plates, glasses and teapots.... Read More

Sleep Beneath the Sea in Futuristic Underwater Hotels

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Deep Ocean Technology, founded in 2010 in the Polish city of Gdynia, is combing modern technology and visionary greatness to create a luxury hotel experience like none other. The groups of innovators behind the company are comprised of engineers and scientists who are making the dream of living underwater a dream-come-true. The mystery of the ocean depths will shortly become the scenic backdrop during a stay at one of the Water Discus submerged hotels and resorts.... Read More

La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel | An Art Lover's Escape in France

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

La Monnaie Art & Spa Hotel couldn’t be in a much better location for those wishing to soak up the picturesque, French Atlantic coastal town, La Rochelle. The recently-renovated centuries-old hotel, a former Royal mint in medieval days, lies along a narrow cobblestone street, just 200 yards from the town’s quaint horseshoe-shaped harbor and the many boats bobbing in its waters.... Read More

W New Orleans | Bask in Style in the Big Easy

May 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The magic of Mardi Gras, the appeal of Louisiana cuisine and the exhilaration of the sexy nightlife come together in one hotel: W New Orleans.... Read More

Indulgence for the Modern Traveler at Hotel Mira Hong Kong

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

For a stylish new hipster hotel, The Mira is surprisingly intimate, comfortable and user friendly. Fresh and smooth after a recent $65 million transformation, Tsimshatsui’s newest luxury lifestyle property is sporting the latest tech-savvy features, a variety of award-winning restaurants, and superb 18,000-square-foot spa and wellness center complete with a 25-meter indoor infinity-edge swimming pool.... Read More

La Sultana Oualidia is an Idyll of Tranquility in Morocco

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If it’s peace and tranquility you seek in Morocco — especially after the rambunctiousness of Marrakesh — then it’s hard to beat Oualidia and its stately, five-star La Sultana property.... Read More

Luxury Hotels Around the World Feature Stunning Design Elements

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

With all of the innovative and luxurious hotel properties out there it’s hard to choose the best, but we have rounded up a few of our latest favorites. These picks feature some of the coolest amenities, breathtaking locations, as well as stunning architecture and design elements. Take a look below to see a few of the world’s most amazing hotels and top getaways.... Read More

W Hoboken Offers All The Luxury of New York City Just Over The Hudson

Apr 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

The W Hoboken is an iconic vision, located on the Hudson River front, a mere 10 minutes from the cosmopolitan glitter of New York City.... Read More

Trump Hotel Collection™ Introduces TRUMP CARD® Privileges Program

Apr 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Trump Hotel Collection™ invites you to do more, experience more and live life without boundaries, limits or compromise with the new TRUMP CARD® Privileges Program.... Read More

Fairmont Pacific Rim Brings a new Standard of Luxury to Vancouver

Apr 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  2 Comments

New to the Vancouver scene, Fairmont Pacific Rim has already made its mark among the top hotels in the city with its sophisticated yet contemporary style and five-star standards. Located in the heart of the historic port and financial district, the hotel boasts unobstructed views of the North Shore Mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour. ... Read More

It's Cooler in Shade | Manhattan Beach's Only Luxury Boutique Hotel

Apr 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial  |  4 Comments

I confess, until recently I was in the dark about the Manhattan Beach boutique hotel, Shade. Heading into the on-the-water, tony town, GPS guided the way — my anticipatory slate was blank, for I had no idea what to expect. The target was an intersection five miles south of LAX, two blocks west of the Pacific.... Read More

Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi Blends Vietnamese and French Influences

Apr 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm  |  2 Comments

Built in 1901, the luxury hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has been host to many celebrities, politicians, and dignitaries. The 364 guest rooms are situated in two wings, with 106 rooms in the original Metropole wing and 236 rooms, including 18 suites, in the newer and more contemporary Opera Wing.... Read More

Enchanting Taj Lake Palace Extends the Royal Treatment in India

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

My delight during a recent stay at the exquisite, and I use that adjective in the rarest of cases, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India, was made all the greater when the bar staff... Read More

Exotic Vacations to Marrakesh Start With a Stay at Zamzam Riad and Spa

Mar 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

Parsley and pumpkin seed milkshakes are just one of Emma's surprising specialties at Zamzam Riad, luxury hotel and spa in Marrakesh. The Ugandan-born mother of one swears by the benefits of the drink, and if the effects on you are equal to what they seem to be... Read More

The St. Regis Florence & Hotel Savoy's Five-Star Dining and Amenities

Mar 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Even if you haven’t booked a room, there are ways to enjoy the five-star treatment at Florence’s finest hotels. Lunch and cocktails are two easy entrées to the luxury experience. Last spring the city’s longstanding landmark Grand Hotel was completely renovated and re-opened as the St. Regis Florence, further extending the legendary brand’s presence in Italy to accompany the St. Regis Rome.... Read More

Le Meurice Paris | The Five-Star Hotel of Kings

Mar 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

A five-star hotel is no longer fit for a king when visiting Paris, bien s?r! In France, they have one-up on the hotel ratings called the Palace Distinction. It is earned after achieving the five star requirements, and then some. Le Meurice Hotel in Paris was the first to achieve the discerning distinction, although this emblematic avant-garde Parisian hotel seduced me in other ways.... Read More

Sofitel Hotel in Colombia Offers Elegant, Old World Vacation Experience

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

What is more elegant than a convent that has been restored to contemporary beauty? The Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel's center courtyard was probably once a place for prostrating oneself on the stone floor in preparation for prayer or admission into the order, but it is now filled with palm trees, flowers, and... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Florence | Opulence Fit For Modern Royalty

Mar 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

It may have just opened in 2008, but the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Firenze has much deeper ties to the history of the city of Florence. The opulent palace it occupies, Palazzo della Gherardesca, was the private residence of Florentine nobles, including a Pope, for five centuries before being transformed into a luxury hotel.... Read More

Amanresorts to Open Amanzoe in Greece Summer 2012

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Finally some good news out of Greece, Amanresorts, the Singapore-based group behind several of the world’s top luxury hotels, has plans to open Amanzoe. This 38-suite resort will be located near Porto Heli on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula and is scheduled to open this summer. The group’s 25th property will be the third on the Mediterranean, joining Montenegro's Aman Sveti Stefan and Turkey's Amanruya. Amanresorts’ properties are known for their outstanding architecture, and the new addition to the portfolio, designed by renowned architect Ed Tuttle, is no exception. A luxurious Aman Spa incorporating Greek beauty rituals and local ingredients is being unveiled... Read More

The Luxury Collection's Historic Celebrity Haunts Get a Five-Star Makeover in Spain

Mar 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The legendary Luxury Collection has two five-star properties in Spain that are getting major makeovers this spring: the Hotel Alfonso XIII (below) in Seville and the Hotel Maria Cristina (above) in San Sebastian. Ernest Hemingway, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Sofia Loren were regulars at the Alfonso XIII, while the Maria Cristina played host to the likes of Coco Chanel, Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall and more.... Read More

SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand Las Vegas | The Top of the World Has Been Relocated

Mar 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Perched high above the bright lights and over-the-top decadence of the Las Vegas strip, SKYLOFTS is a private sanctuary that has reached an unsurpassed level of refinement. Located atop MGM Grand, SKYLOFTS is an award-winning boutique hotel equipped to meet the demands of even the most discerning Las Vegas traveler.... Read More

The Best of Scottish Luxury at The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Mar 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When traveling to Scotland in style bon vivants make a beeline for the stately Balmoral Hotel, which has presided over Edinburgh with its noble clock tower since 1902.... Read More

Bliss Spa at the W Atlanta Downtown | Luxury Spa Treatments Await

Mar 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Spa enthusiasts, slip off those shoes, throw on your plush white robe, close your eyes and unwind, you’re home. Bliss® Spa, inside the W Atlanta – Downtown, has Atlantans buzzing about its luxury services housed in the blue and white tones throughout the salon.... Read More

The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina | International Luxury

Feb 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In the rich and vibrant city of Dubai, travelers worldwide come together to celebrate stunning beaches, world-class cuisine, cosmopolitan night life, and high-end shopping in this renowned city of the United Arab Emirates. Located within this effervescent locale sits the opulent Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. The resort, outfitted in neoclassical architecture, offers five-star luxury with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.... Read More

Revamped Hilton Atlanta Wines, Dines & Wows Business Travelers

Feb 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

For a traveler unfamiliar with Atlanta geography, the recently renovated Hilton Atlanta is like a homing beacon — its driveway an immediate turn straight off the freeway exit, and its shining 28-story bulk impossible to miss. As homebase for Delta, CNN and Coca-Cola, Atlanta is one of the business travel centers of the south.... Read More

New Zealand Travel | The Best Luxury Hotels in Each Major City

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Most people associate New Zealand with natural wonders such as Milford Sound, Mount Cook and the Franz Josef Glacier, or perhaps with the world-class wine regions of Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay.... Read More

Travel to Donegal, Ireland for a Stay at Rathmullan House

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The first things one would notice inside this elegant, 32-room Georgian house in Donegal, the most northern region in Ireland, are plates. They are everywhere, hundreds of them, hanging on walls... Read More

Four Seasons to Open Five New Luxury Hotels in 2012

Feb 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts already boasts some of the world’s most exclusive escapes. In 2012 they are set to open five more in diverse locations such as Canada and China.... Read More

Discover Limited Edition London at Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is offering guests the opportunity of a lifetime to combine a stay at the hotel with a taste of culture, without even leaving the confines of its magnificent marble lobby.... Read More

W South Beach | A Melting Pot of International Taste

Jan 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the winter months slowly melting away, why wait until summer to plan your Florida vacation? Retreat to the vibrant city of Miami Beach where the Atlantic Ocean meets white sands and the sizzling nightlife takes on a world of its own. W South Beach invites you to the center of urban fashion and heart of edgy, cool and eclectic styles that push the boundaries. ... Read More

Rosewood's Caneel Bay Offers Simple Splendor in St. John

Jan 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Financier and philanthropist Laurance Rockefeller knew a good thing when he saw it. In the 1950s he founded the modern eco-resort movement with the establishment of Caneel Bay, situated on an amazingly beautiful piece of oceanfront land in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.... Read More

AMResorts Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Hotel Openings and New Brands

Jan 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Secrets is the sexy adults-only collection of resorts in sun-splashed locations like Punta Cana and the Riviera Cancun. Dreams is the all-inclusive resort brand distinguished from Los Cabos to Cancun for its sparkling white-on-white décor and upscale, yet still family-friendly ambience. Zoëtry, the luxury spa resort collection whose very name hints at exclusivity and romance.... Read More

Experience 'La Dolce Vita' at Italy's Boscolo Palace Roma Hotel

Jan 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Emma Dance

There may be no better place to discover the true meaning of 'La Dolce Vita' than in Rome, Italy. And although the city may have changed somewhat since the famous film graced the silver screen, there is no doubt that it is still a city packed with all the finest things of life.... Read More

 
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