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Whisky Tastings, Tech-Free Massages, & Art Tours Now Offered at Rocco Forte Hotels

Jan 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Rocco Forte Hotels recently released news concerning featured programs offered by a handful of their properties. Rather than adhering to the standard ideas of package deals and hotel perks, where traditionally they would offer things onsite or directly related to the hotel or brand, the group is putting a focus on unique experiences and cultural awareness.... Read More

Le Méridien Teams up with Tate Galleries for 8 Unlock Art Film Series

Jan 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts have teamed up with Tate, a family of four art galleries housing the UK's collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art, to create a series of short films titled Unlock Art. Available online, the four movies in the series released so far are: Frank Skinner on Performance Art, Sally Phillips on Shopping for Art, Alan Cumming on Pop Art and Where are the Women?  ... Read More

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Announces Seven New International Properties

Jan 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) announced late last week their intentions to expand to key international markets in 2014, including Russia, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. These interna... Read More

Halekulani’s La Mer Continues to Top Hawaii's Best Restaurants Rankings

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

La Mer continues to be Hawaii’s number one restaurant, adding a 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating to its list of accolades, including being the longest consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond eatery in Hawaii. Halekulani's Neoclassic restaurant features an acclaimed menu of dishes inspired by the south of France using local ingredients, along with an an award-winning wine list, impeccable fine dining service, and beautifully framed views of Diamond Head.... Read More

Four Seasons Toronto Only Canadian Hotel To Receive Top Ratings From Forbes Travel Guide and AAA

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Four Seasons Toronto may have only opened a year ago, but it has already made a very big impression on the travel industry. It is currently the first and only hotel in Canada to hold both the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating and the AAA Five Diamond award.... Read More

The Grand Del Mar Announces 2014 Culinary Events: Oscars Party, Salsa Night & More

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

A new year means a new schedule of foodie fun at one of San Diego’s most distinguished hotels, The Grand Del Mar. Named California’s #1 Resort in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards and #1 Hotel in the United States 2014 by TripAdvisor, this luxurious SoCal destination knows how to show its guests a good time, and its 2014 lineup of events should be no exception.... Read More

The Lodge At Torrey Pines Receives AAA Five Diamond Award for 12 Years Running

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Located on the 18th hole of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, high up on the cliffs of La Jolla, is a SoCal resort like none other. The Lodge at Torrey Pines continues to garner attention not only for its stunning location and championship golf, but for its distinctive spa treatments, farm-to-table restaurants, wedding and meeting services, and luxury accommodations. Their dedication to excellence has earned them the 2014 AAA Five Diamond award.... Read More

Celebrate Chinese New Year With Special Offerings From InterContinental Hong Kong

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

January 31, 2014 marks the Chinese New Year and InterContinental Hong Kong wants to make sure guests get a truly authentic experience while ringing in the Year of the Horse. Customized culinary offerings at the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and special spa treatments for two at the luxurious I-Spa will be available throughout February.... Read More

Las Vegas Marriott Sets Sights on Millenials With $4.3 Million Renovation

Jan 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

While Sin City might attract people of all ages from all over the world, the Las Vegas Marriott is zeroing in on one demographic in particular: Millenials. The all-suite property recently completed a $4.3 million makeover to its 278 rooms in order to appeal to this younger audience in the sea of flashy, sexy hotels along the Strip.... Read More

The Epiphany Boutique Hotel To Open In The Heart of Downtown Palo Alto

Jan 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With neighbors like Stanford University, Facebook, and Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capital firms, The Epiphany Hotel is eager to make a name for itself among the area’s leading businesses. Joie de Vivre Hotels’ newest property in Palo Alto is currently taking reservations starting March 15, 2014.... Read More

Art Apart Fair 2014 Returns To Singapore's PARKROYAL on Pickering

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

From January 17-19, 2014, some of the world’s most promising emerging artists will have their work on display at Singapore’s PARKROYAL on Pickering. The hotel has partnered with Art Apart Fair for the third edition of the acclaimed exhibition which will take place on the entire 14th level, even going inside the 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite and 33 guest rooms.... Read More

Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach Unveils New Premium Suites

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Taking the luxury factor up a notch, Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach has recently debuted new premium suites complete with contemporary furnishings, décor and amenities. The studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations range from 640 to 1,952 square feet and feature beautiful garden or Pacific Ocean views, private lanais, spacious living areas, and full kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances and high-end cookware.... Read More

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Global Growth With 74 New Openings in 2013

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In 2013 alone, Starwood Hotels & Resorts opened 74 new properties in 22 countries and signed 152 hotel agreements, continuing its rapid growth and expansion worldwide. This is the fourth consecutive year Starwood has increased signings and secured the most deals since 2007. Another solid year is expected for 2014, with contracts already made across all nine brands. Sixty percent of the new ventures were in fast-growing markets including Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia.... Read More

Loews Regency New York To Reopen Following $100 Million Renovation

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Reservations are now being accepted to be among the first to see the Loews Regency New York after its $100 million makeover. On January 16, 2014, Park Avenue will welcome back its flagship 379-room Midtown hotel after a year of redesigns. For 50 years, the property has been showing guests Big Apple hospitality through its contemporary aesthetic, well-appointed amenities, and convenient location.... Read More

Four Seasons Maui at Wailea Brings Guests Up Close and Personal With Humpback Whales

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

No matter what time of year you travel to Maui, you can count on the sun shining and the palm trees swaying in a light breeze; but not every time of year brings in hundreds of special guests to its shores. From December through May, 50-foot humpback whales migrate over 3,000 miles to birth and nurse their calves, and the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is giving guests opportunities to experience these majestic creatures in their natural environment.... Read More

Greenwich Village's Hotel Marlton Opens New Restaurant Margaux

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

In September 2013, the historic hang out of legendary Beat Generation writers, like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, reopened after hotelier Sean MacPherson gave it a multi-million dollar makeover. Now, the Marlton Hotel has recently added a new dining option to the Greenwich Village property. ... Read More

Karl Lagerfeld To Design Two New "Grand Apartments" For Paris' Hôtel de Crillon

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Love him or hate him, Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion expertise always seems to be in demand. This time Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon is enlisting the help of the style icon to design two of its suites as the entire property undergoes an extensive renovation.... Read More

The Setai Miami Introduces New Menus To Two Signature Restaurants

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

You don’t get voted “Best Hotel in Miami” by Condé Nast Traveler readers by being complacent and boring. The Setai is constantly looking for ways to bring fresh and exciting experiences to guests and this season they’ve introduced completely new cuisine and menus at its signature restaurants in an attempt to do just that. The Restaurant at The Setai will now be serving Mediterranean dishes and The Setai Grill Asian-inspired options along with their selection of premium dry-aged beef.... Read More

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas Helps Guests Fulfill Healthy New Year's Resolutions

Jan 8, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In support of those guests resolving to get healthy in the New Year, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas added a total body fitness boot camp to its TRUMP® WELLNESS program. Men and women of all levels will be put to the test during the 60-minute session. ... Read More

Meet the Newest Kid on the Block: The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Recently opened this month, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is located in the Playa Blanca area only minutes away from the airport. Surrounded by the white sand beaches and sparkling clear turquoise water of the Caribbean, the resort features everything for a relaxing getaway or an activity-filled vacation. With two championship golf courses, a spa, full service marina, aquatic playground, outdoor pool, nearby shopping and world class dining, time spent at and around the hotel can be as active or as peaceful as you want to be.... Read More

 
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