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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

 
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