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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

 
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