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A Look at Switzerland's Only Year-Round Resort

Dec 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Large comfy chairs, big furry blankets, and beautifully designed fireplaces are a few of the offerings at the five-star Chedi Andermatt hotel and residences in the Swiss Alps. Guests and owners coming in from the snowy slopes are welcomed into the property’s stylish wood paneling which creates an environment perfectly suited for a cozy Switzerland experience.... Read More

Ireland's Ashford Castle Recreates Prince of Wales' 1905 Hunting Party

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The prestigious Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland, one of the United Kingdom’s most impressive historic estates, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary as a luxury hotel. It did so by recreating a famed hunting party held for the Prince of Wales on the castle’s grounds in 1905. Now a five-star member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the castle was first built on the estate in 1228 by the Anglo-Norman family, House of Burke. It has been rebuilt several times over the decades and ultimately becoming a world-class hotel in 1939.... Read More

6 Hotels To Put You in the Holiday Spirit With Over-The-Top Displays

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The holidays are in full effect and everywhere you look are colorful displays of Christmas trees, the aroma of fresh baked cookies in the air and sparkling red and green lights donning homes and businesses. Hotels around the country are joining the festivities by putting their own unique twists and touches on decorations. Here are six of our favorites:... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Reserve to Open New Property in Bali in 2015

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will open a Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort on the island of Bali, Indonesia in the summer of 2015. "We are delighted to announce another exclusive Reserve project to the hand-selected portfolio. Bali is a well established destination for luxury travelers and we are confident that our resort in Ubud will raise the bar for style, service, and quality in the area," said Herve Humler, President and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.... Read More

An African Hotel Where Friendly Giraffes Dine With Guests

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Many times, images are all the convincing you need when booking a hotel. Especially if those images are of giraffes in East Africa peeping through guest’s windows and casually hanging out on the property’s front lawn.... Read More

W Hotels Worldwide Opens Its First-Ever Ski Retreat in Switzerland

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

W Hotels Worldwide opened its 45th location with the W Verbier Hotel & Residences. This is a twofold first for the deluxe hotelier, as this is its only location in Switzerland and its first-ever ski resort.... Read More

One of NYC's Original Luxury Hotels is Set to Re-Open a Hundred Years Later

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Knickerbocker in Times Square, one of the most beautiful buildings in New York City, is slated to re-open as a luxury hotel in 2014, more than a hundred years after it was originally built by John Jacob Astor IV. Astor was one of the wealthiest people in the world at the time and a true renaissance man who also built the Waldorf Astoria and The St. Regis New York before he went down on the Titanic in 1912.... Read More

MeliĆ” Hotels Takes Over Nassau Beach Resort For All-Inclusive Resort Development Project

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Baha Mar Ltd. and Meliá Hotels International recently signed an agreement for Meliá to take over the Nassau Beach Resort in Baha Mar, which is part of an all-inclusive resort development project being raised in the Bahamas.  ... Read More

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