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Haute, Modern and Fashionable: 7 Hotels That Break the Mold

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s typical for four- and five-star hotels to offer the very best in luxe amenities, accommodations and services. More than likely when you’re a guest, you’re guaranteed the kind of upscale experience that you’ve grown accustomed to. But maybe, just maybe, instead of booking your normal go-to hotel on your next trip, maybe it’s time to get more creative with your stay. We’ll even get you started with our list of eye-catching hotels that range from fashionable designer-owned properties to incredibly decked out resorts and superbly inventive designs.... Read More

Portland's Hotel Lucia: An Artistic Property for Style-Seekers

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Initially, pulling up to the Hotel Lucia in Downtown Portland is much like pulling up to any urban luxury hotel. A doorman is there to greet you, take your bags, and guide you toward the lobby. The difference takes place once you step inside the hotel lobby.... Read More

Support a Doggone Good Cause at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel's Diamond Ball

Sep 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has been rolling out the red carpet for their four-legged guests for years. From the annual Yappy Hour cocktail party to pet-friendly amenities that include amenities that include hand-painted water dishes and plush doggie beds; this SoCal property loves to pamper pooches.... Read More

Is Kempinski's Hotel River Park the Best Hotel in Slovakia?

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

"It's considered the best property in the country," gushed my taxi driver. We were in route to the Kempinski Hotel River Park, just a ten-minute jaunt from the non-descript train station of Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. The best in the country? This piqued my interest. Was this hotel truly remarkable? This was my first visit to a Kempinski hotel, one of the group's 61 international sites, so I had to admit I was both curious and excited.... Read More

Relais & Châteaux Teams Up with Hertz For an Exclusive 3-Year Agreement

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Hertz Corporation has signed an exclusive three-year global partnership with Relais & Châteaux, an association of over 520 luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. The deal further enforces the successful relationship the firms forged from successful collaborative efforts in France.... Read More

Hotel deLuxe Portland Offers a Polished Vibe in a Casually-Cool City

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Whenever I visit Portland, I am immediately struck by the city’s laid-back, informal vibe. Even the restaurants that serve haute cuisine that — in any other city, would demand a dress code — have casual diners. Given that prior experience, stepping into Hotel deLuxe came as an unexpectedly upscale surprise.... Read More

We're Dreaming of Canada: 5 of our Favorite Toronto Hotels

Sep 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Everyone loves Canadians, right? (Or so the saying goes.) After a recent excursion through Canada, we can definitely say that they are some of the friendliest people around. And with the Toronto Film Fest underway, we can't help but be craving a visit to the CN Tower, some poutine and a Tim Horton's coffee. So we thought it highly appropriate to highlight our favorite hotels, and give everyone a leg up on making travel arrangements for next year:... Read More

Ride an Elephant in Dana Point at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

Sep 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Babar and friends are marching on over to the beaches of Southern California this fall and taking up residence at the five-star St. Regis Monarch Beach. Elephant Parade®, a ten-week open-air art exhibition, is coming to the U.S. for the first time to raise money for the preservation of the Asian Elephant.... Read More

 
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