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Angsana Spa Tengchong • Hot Spring Village Opens in China

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

We recently reported on the Banyan Tree’s first hot springs resort opening a spa in southwestern China, and now its sister brand is following suit. Angsana debuted its eighth spa, Angsana Spa Tengchong • Hot Spring Village, located in the western part of the Yunnan province. Adjacent to the Tengchong Wetland Nature Reserve, guests can enjoy the stunning scenery and tropical climate while indulging in the all-natural geothermal pools and signature spa treatments.... Read More

The Accessories Butler Puts Luxury Fashion on Loan to Hyatt Union Square New York Guests

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Just because there are hundreds of stores to shop at in NYC doesn’t mean you always have time to get there. When you’re a guest of Hyatt Union Square, you won’t even have to leave the property to find the season’s trendiest apparel, whether it be jewelry, belts, cufflinks, hats, or scarves.... Read More

The St. Regis Mexico City to Sponsor The St. Regis Team in 23rd Annual Mexican Polo Open

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

The St. Regis Mexico City has decided to get involved in the 23rd Annual Mexican Polo Open this year, sponsoring The St. Regis Team in the high-profile event taking place October 31-November 9, 2013. Hundreds of Mexico’s biggest celebrities, athletes, government officials, and socialites will be in attendance ready to cheer on the four participating teams—St. Regis, Audi, ESPN, and Fisher’s restaurant group—whose players will be announced on October 30 during the Opening Cocktail party at Simon’s Restaurant in Mexico City.... Read More

Conrad Miami Appoints Virgile Brandel as New Executive Chef

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

The ever trendy and luxurious Conrad Miami has welcomed a new Executive Chef into its kitchen to create new menus, manage catering operations and oversee prep for the hotel’s own Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room.... Read More

Eco-Friendly e-Tuks Come To The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

During the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia on October 1, the new e-Tuk was unveiled to the masses. Already used around the world, the upgraded version of the three-wheeled rickshaw will now be employed at The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai as transportation around the property in place of the typical golf cart.... Read More

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Celebrates 50 Years With Glamorous Gala

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Proving their unwavering status in the luxury hotel industry, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong celebrated their 50th anniversary with an over-the-top gala on October 18, 2013.... Read More

COMO Hotels & Resorts Partners with Chapman Freeborn to Offer Luxury Himalayan Escape

Oct 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

COMO Hotels and Resorts, owners of the Bhutanese lodges Uma by COMO, Paro and Punakha, Bhutan, have partnered with global aircraft charter company Chapman Freeborn to offer travelers a seven-night luxury vacation in the Kingdom of Bhutan including round-trip private jet transportation. ... Read More

Michelin-Starred Chef Anthony Demetre Hosts Exclusive Culinary Events at Thailand's Six Senses Yao Noi

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

From its launch in 1995, Six Senses Hotel Resorts Spas has stood out for its commitment to sustainable practices, proving guests don’t have to compromise on the luxury they expect from a high-end resort. ... Read More

Hotel Palomar's Saltbox Restaurant Welcomes New Chef de Cuisine Jeremiah Bryant

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

With so many restaurants in downtown San Diego, being able to compete means putting out memorable experiences that make people come back again and again. Hotel Palomar’s Saltbox Dining & Drinking is making sure to stay on top of its game by putting a new Chef de Cuisine, Jeremiah Bryant, at the helm.... Read More

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Debuts jade bar Redesign and New Craft Cocktails

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has recently reopened its elegant jade bar after a complete redesign. The 850-square-foot open air patio now has more seating, new furnishings, a floor-to-ceiling glass wall and gas fireplaces for the chillier evenings outdoors.... Read More

Design Hotels' Mira Moon to Open in Hong Kong in November

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Design Hotels are known worldwide for their individually designed boutique properties that integrate the culture of the area in which they are located.... Read More

IHG Offers Picture Perfect Experience With World Travel Photographer of the Year

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

When you book a ‘Weekend Escapes’ package this fall at certain InterContinental hotels around Europe, you get a chance to capture all your memories with the help of a pro. World Travel Photographer of the Year 2012, Craig Easton, will be IHG’s Photographer in Residence.... Read More

Hard Rock Palm Springs Celebrates its Opening Like True Rockstars

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Last week Hard Rock celebrated the opening of their Palm Springs property like only they know how: with an exclusive party and dramatic light show. ... Read More

Langham Place, Fifth Avenue Offers Custom Tailoring With Robert James

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

For over 20 years, Robert James has been building a name for itself as a bespoke made-to-measure menswear destination on Savile Row, taking a contemporary approach to an old-fashioned practice.... Read More

Celebrity Chef Michael Mina Opens New Restaurant in November at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

One of the biggest names in the culinary world continues to grow his brand with the opening of a new restaurant in Miami Beach. This fall, Chef Michael Mina will launch Michael Mina 74 inside the main lobby of the Fontainebleau hotel.... Read More

The Chinese city of Enshi Gets its First Five-Star Hotel Courtesy of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The city of Enshi, in central China’s Hubei province, is about to get its first five-star hotel. Mövenpick Hotel Enshi is located near the city's bustling business district.... Read More

San Francisco Travel Association Appoints New Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer

Oct 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The new Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the San Francisco Travel Association is Howard Pickett. In his new role, Pickett will be in charge of marketing San Francisco as a premier destination for people from all over the world.... Read More

Historic Celebrity Haunt Reopens in the Heart of Greenwich Village

Oct 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The historic Marlton Hotel has reopened in Greenwich Village, thanks to the efforts of hotelier Sean MacPherson. Once a favorite with the Beat Generation, the hotel has been restored as an elegant 107-room “Baby Grand” boutique property with Parisian style and details.... Read More

A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines Announces New Pastry Chef

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ A.R. Valentien restaurant has a long history of satisfying its guests’ sweet tooth and the new Pastry Chef Elena Palma, has been named to carry on the tradition.... Read More

Banyan Tree's First Hot Springs Resort Opens Spa in Southwestern China

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Award-winning Banyan Tree continues to expand its offerings by opening the spa in Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei, the first hot springs resort for the brand.... Read More

Trump National Doral Miami Plans to Open BLT Prime Steakhouse in February 2014

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Trump National Doral Miami has announced that BLT Prime will open in February 2014 as part of the hotel's $250 million renovation.... Read More

Travel Brand Eleven Experience Sets Sights on 6 New Destinations by 2015

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

“Life is about the experience,” claims Eleven Experience, a Colorado-based experiential travel brand. And if those moments include top-notch accommodations, unique activities and tours or globe-trotting to find the best cuisine, they’ve got you covered. From heli-skiing to rock climbing and river rafting to fly fishing; the professional team of guides hopes to give travelers a better understanding of their destination and create an unforgettable vacation.... Read More

 
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