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Back to Basics at Dunton Hot Springs | Intimate Colorado Getaway

Dec 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Suzanne Aaronson

I went to Dunton with a group of fun, sporty friends and my boyfriend – we mixed up our time between hikes, fly-fishing, horseback riding and plenty of reading and chilling... Read More

Pure Relaxation Awaits at The Westin St. John Resort & Villas

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is a tropical hideaway sitting along the shoreline of Great Cruz Bay and extending along their very own 1,200-foot-long white sand beach. Just minutes from the Virgin Islands National Park, the resort is the perfect choice for a private getaway nestled in the natural beauty of the Caribbean.... Read More

Discover Portugal's Peaceful Western Algarve at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Boasting stunning architecture and playing up natural elements inspired by its surrounding landscape, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel allows guests to experience the unspoiled Western Algarve. Luxury seeps through every inch of this beautiful five-star resort which is met by unrivaled hospitality. Its organic décor is a welcomed treat bringing grace and simplicity to the resort.... Read More

Healing in the Heart of Red Rock Country at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In the heart of Sedona, Arizona lies the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, a Four-Diamond luxury hotel full of charm and history. Spanish kings ruled over the land years ago, and with that same level of superior sensibility, the Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa has created a modern day retreat fit for royalty. The hotel is only minutes away from Red Rock Country and hundreds of acres of Coconino National Forest.... Read More

First Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Americas Debuts in Puerto Rico

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When Laurance Rockefeller opened the Caribbean’s first luxury eco-resort in 1958, the Dorado Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Puerto Rico, celebrities like John F. Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Joan Crawford flocked to it. This week ushers in a new era of jet-setting at the legendary 1,400-acre property as it re-opens as the $342 million Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve—the first Reserve property in the Americas from the world famous hospitality brand.... Read More

Marco Island, Florida Beach Resort Spoils Guests With Unique Offerings

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Marco Beach Ocean Resort is a AAA Four-Diamond property located on the white sand beaches of Marco Island off the coast of South Florida. The all-suite resort contains 98 rooms with full kitchens, beautifully spacious bathrooms, and beachy Mediterranean decor. Offering interesting services like the ringing of a Captain’s Bell at sunset—which could be upsetting if you like to go to bed super early—the resort wants to provide an all-around experience, not just a place to rest your head.... Read More

Romantic Resort in Dominican Republic Where Nature Meets Modern Elegance

Dec 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Sublime Samana is a lovely seven-acre resort hidden in the tranquility of a hilly tropical jungle bordered by white sand beaches. Built around a series of canal pools, the property ensures that its guests feel they are one with the surrounding environment. Located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Sublime Samana boasts open-air spaces constructed using natural materials to further convince its temporary inhabitants of their harmonious existence.... Read More

Get Lost in the North Shore Lifestyle at Turtle Bay Resort

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

It’s hard to believe that the North Shore of Oahu and that Waikiki Beach are on the same island. Where crowds jam Waikiki Beach, the North Shore is a placid oasis of farms, mountains and beaches every bit as good—or better, for surfing at least—than those in the crowded Honolulu area.... Read More

The Retreat in Laguna is Your Home Away From Home in Southern California

Dec 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Laguna Beach is renowned as one of the most beautiful beach communities in California and an ideal place for a luxury vacation. At The Retreat in Laguna, guests are invited to experience an exclusive villa community in a Tuscany-style environment. Perfect for a spiritual yoga retreat, an executive trip, or family reunion, The Retreat has something for everyone.... Read More

Legacy, Scarcity and Worth at The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

One area of agreement in the published 2012 affluence research is the three intrinsic dimensions of most high-end products: legacy, scarcity and worth. Legacy cuts two ways: for the vendor, it means having a great story associated with the product, for the buyer, it means having the product able to create substantial memories.... Read More

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa | A Protected Oasis in the Hills of Tuscany

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Between the beaches of the Mediterranean and Tuscany’s rolling hills sits the Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, offering panoramic views of the countryside to its distinguished guests. Boasting 18 championship holes and a driving range, the Argentario Golf Club is a golf enthusiast’s playground. With the Italian countryside as its backdrop, the hotel’s guestrooms provide stunning views and reflect the same beauty within their walls.... Read More

Oceanfront Brazil Hotel Kenoa Exclusive Resort & Spa Will Awaken Your Senses

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Brazil is perhaps best known for its barely-there bikinis, but second on the list of Brazilian treasures would have to be its beautiful beaches. Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort offers to help elite travelers make the best of that famed coastline with their state-of-the-art facilities. Instead of experiencing those beaches with other cooler-toting tourists stepping all over your tranquility, Kenoa promises to “expand your journey, while ensuring your privacy.” The Design Hotels resort was built with the surrounding natural environment in mind, using fragrant woods and calming colors to engage all of your senses in luxury.... Read More

Take a Romantic Vacation to The Seven Stars Resort on Turks & Caicos Islands

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located in the heart of Grace Bay, Providenciales, Seven Stars Resort is a vision of natural beauty, surrounded by swaying palms and turquoise water. The Resort’s 107 guestrooms are spread out over three sprawling oceanfront buildings, but remain within walking distance of the area's premier restaurants, shopping, and bars.... Read More

Family-Friendly Caribbean Resort & Diving Destination | Harbour Village Beach Club

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Ready to experience some of the finest diving excursions in the world? Pack your goggles because we’re headed to the Harbour Village Beach Club for a world-class underwater adventure. Nestled amid lush gardens on the island of Bonaire, the exclusive Harbour Village Beach Club not only offers luxury Caribbean accommodations, but a marina for private docking and a gated residential community for those who wish to own a piece of paradise.... Read More

The Little Nell | Luxury Aspen Adventures for the Whole Family

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Aspen, as a general rule is a pretty luxurious vacation destination, but the Legendary Little Nell hotel goes above and beyond to provide skiers and honeymooners alike with lavish amenities and services to make Aspen an even cozier place.... Read More

Possibly the Last Best Place in Montana | The Ranch at Rock Creek

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It's a hard phrase to live up to: "The last best place on Earth." But Montanans feel so adamant about their state's token slogan that it even gained protection from the U.S. Patent Office earlier this year. First coined by Montana author William Kittredge in 1988, the "last best place on Earth" describes more than my favorite state. It's an ideal description for the Ranch at Rock Creek, a spectacular resort and manifestation of a lifelong dream set in the southwest corner of Montana. Here are just a few a reasons to visit this property:... Read More

Valmont Opens Spa in Barcelona’s Historic Sarri?-Sant Gervasi

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Like a myth, I remember hearing of exclusive getaways celebrities and aristocrats reportedly would make to the Swiss Alps. They chartered jets and employed private chauffeurs for discreet week- or month-long stays at a private medical clinic seeking the fountain of youth. No longer a secret, we now know Valmont was one of these luxury wellness clinics, started in 1905, and later serving the needs of the uber-elite. Today, Valmont laboratories are known for their high-end skincare line created by using Swiss molecular-based technology.... Read More

Luxury Living at the Cradle and Crown of Golf | St Andrews' Hamilton Grand

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Our tour to view progress in transforming former Hamilton Hall into the magnificent Hamilton Grand was scheduled for the afternoon. In preparation, with my fix of morning coffee satisfied, I joined June Riches and a small band of explorers on Links Crescent in St. Andrews, Scotland. Riches leads medieval walking excursions around the historic town. “We’ll walk through about 12 centuries in an hour,” was her promise. I needed to gain a sense of time, place, and perspective before learning about Hamilton Grand, located at golf’s cradle and crown.... Read More

Untouched Tranquility Surrounds the Aman Resorts in Bhutan

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Bhutan, the Kingdom of the Dragon, has been on my visit list for years. Travelers call it one of the last "Shangri la" destinations left on the planet. Its government refuses to measure Gross Domestic Product but instead implemented Gross Domestic Happiness decades ago. Now having been, I can attest that Bhutan is one of our planet's rare countries still suspended in untouched tranquility and traditions. Venture to Bhutan and surround yourself in its heritage by the resort group known to keep it: Aman Resorts.... Read More

Gourmet Getaway to New Zealand's Otahuna Lodge

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  2 Comments

While many travelers visit New Zealand for the breathtaking scenery and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports, this idyllic island nation also has a dynamic and delicious food scene that’s taken farm-to-table cuisine to the next level. Visitors will find fabulous foodie scenes not only in the cosmopolitan restaurants of cities like Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, but also in small, out-of-the-way places where the food on the plate was grown on the land just out back behind the kitchen door.... Read More

Ultimate Mountain Escape for Nature Lovers at Switzerland's Whitepod Resort

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Drive only an hour from Geneva Airport, to Dents du midi in the Swiss Alps and you will find an interesting place called The Whitepod Resort. There are 15 igloo-like domes each equipped with its own freestanding wood burner, king-sized beds dressed in organic bedding, and full service bathrooms. The side of each pod that is facing down the mountain is made of translucent material, making the view of the sunrise incredible. At this glamping resort, the pods' placement is focused on making guests feel like they are out in nature even as they lay cozy in bed.... Read More

Maldives Private All-Villa Resort One&Only Reethi Rah

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

New luxury resorts have been popping up all over Maldives, perhaps due to its exotic ambiance, sought after seclusion, and tropical views that appear to be in shot in technicolor. One&Only’s Reethi Rah is one such resort offering 130 private villas nestled in the lush foliage on the shoreline or practically floating above the turquoise blue water at the end of isolated walkways (children under 12 aren’t allowed to stay in the water villas, but given its extremely romantic setting, they’re probably not invited anyway). Guests are welcome to experience dishes made from the Chef’s Garden of fresh, locally grown ingredients in a magical atmosphere. Lay back on an Arabian carpet, sink your feet into the sand and sip on some chilled bubbly under the stars. Also on property is an ESPA Spa featur... Read More

New $2.5 Billion Macau Casino Coming to Cotai Strip

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

What happens in Macau stays in Macau. I’m assuming they’ll start taking on that catch phrase since the Chinese city is quickly become the new Las Vegas—and with investments rolling in from billionaires like Sheldon Adelson, it’s bound to get bigger and better as the years go on.... Read More

Swim to the Edge of the Rainforest at This Bali Resort's Infinity Pool

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

With so many luxury resorts in Bali, figuring out which one to choose can be difficult. They're mostly all going to come with modern and spacious room accommodations, a full-service spa, and fine dining menus full of authentic dishes. So why not look for something a little more memorable and find a place with one of the best hotel pools in the area?... Read More

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Shows Guests the Essence of Arizona

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

The Arizona desert is acclaimed for its prestigious resorts, but The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa just may top them all. Sweeping mountains, beautiful skies and proximity to Scottsdale make The Westin Kierland a premier resort destination for those looking to get away and soak up a little luxury in the desert sun.... Read More

First Guerlain Spa in UK to Open at The Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Guerlain, a long-time leader in fragrance, skin care and makeup, has set up luxury spas in some of the biggest cities around the world, including Paris, Tokyo and New York City; soon, the first Guerlain Spa in the UK will debut inside the historic The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh.... Read More

5 Unique Luxury Hotel Spas and Services

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

A visit to the spa tends to be at the top of many travelers’ lists when on vacation. While we know that some of the best hotel spas offer a calming environment, range of services and knowledgeable staff, the ones on this list are taking a day at the spa to a whole new level—these facilities feature igloos, use ancient remedies, employ former Surgeon Generals and master sommeliers, and span tens of thousands of square feet, make them among the most elaborate hotel spas in the world. So if you're interested in a run-of-the-mill massage or facial, you may want to look elsewhere.... Read More

Surprises and Perks Around Every Corner at PUNTACANA's Tortuga Bay

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

You’ve heard there’s one chance to make a first impression and there’s no where better to illustrate this truism than PUNTACANA Resort & Club’s Tortuga Bay boutique hotel in the Dominican Republic.... Read More

The St. Regis Princeville an Elegant Hawaiian Escape

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

As the first St. Regis resort in Hawaii, The St. Regis Princeville brings all the luxury service and standards of the world-class brand to the island setting. Located on Kauai, the resort gives guests a taste of tropical sophistication and superior service.... Read More

Warm Weather U.S. Beach Resorts to Stay at This Fall

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

So you’ve been slaving behind a desk the entire summer while it seems like everyone else is on the beach perfecting their tans. You have vacation time to burn up come fall, but where can you go to experience the same summer fun after Labor Day has symbolically ended the season? You don't have to travel too far—plenty of hotels and resorts right here in the U.S. still keep the relaxed summer vibe alive with lounge chairs firmly planted in the sand and outdoor activities aplenty; and of course, you can sport your favorite white outfits all you want. Here are a few of the best luxury beach resorts that stay true to their tropical spirit well into the autumn months.... Read More

Palm Springs Luxury Spa Resort a Celebrity Favorite | La Quinta Resort & Club

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  2 Comments

Greta Garbo, Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis—these were the Hollywood elite that flocked to La Quinta Resort & Club in the late 1920s, lured by the quiet retreat's desert mountain shelter from the celebrity lifestyle and movie-making demands. Some, like Oscar-winning director Frank Capra, made La Quinta Resort & Club a home, his own "Shangri-La of Screenwriting."... Read More

What's New and Exciting in Entertainment, Nightlife & Dining at Mohegan Sun

Aug 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Looking around the colorfully mood-lit, cocktail-posh seating area of the Mohegan Sun’s brand-new luxury nightspot Vista Lounge the last Friday in July, it was hard to believe that summer flash floods were wreaking havoc outside.... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel in Thailand Where You Can Ride Elephants

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

While there are many luxury hotels in Thailand, where else but the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle can you be riding elephants in the jungle one minute and the next soaking in a hand-hammered copper bathtub in your own private deluxe tent?... Read More

Banyan Tree Lang Co Transforms Former Fishing Village into Luxury Resort

Jul 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  3 Comments

Once a quiet fishing village, the stunning stretch of beach along Lang Co Bay in central Vietnam has been transformed into a luxury resort, Banyan Tree Lang Co, due to open November 2012. For the adventure minded traveler, the new Banyan Tree resort is a destination to behold.... Read More

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa | Mountain Retreat in Northern Georgia

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Most people wouldn’t think of jetting off to the mountains of Northern Georgia for vacation, but Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is a Georgia luxury resort replete with relaxing activities to unwind and forget the stresses of everyday life. Surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort offers cozy accommodations, fine dining, championship golf, a spa, and a variety of outdoor recreation to suit every guest.... Read More

Al Maha Resort & Spa Gives Guests an Authentic Dubai Desert Experience

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury resorts in Dubai come in all shapes and sizes—sky-high towers in the heart of the city, expansive properties along the shoreline, and even boutique hotels set amidst lush green palms. However, Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is showing guests a different side of Dubai, away from the bright lights and big city.... Read More

The Modern Honolulu Offers Relaxed Luxury in Waikiki

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Travelers in search of "barefoot luxury" will find it at The Modern Honolulu, a luxurious and uniquely chic hotel on a sexy Marina front. Whether you're in the mood for adventure or rejuvenation during your Hawaiian vacation, The Modern Honolulu offers the chance for both.... Read More

AMResorts Expands into Curacao and Cabo

Jul 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Luxury all-inclusive hotel management company AMResorts continues its path of rapid growth with an Ixtapa opening and a West Coast triumph—soon to be followed by a major move in the Caribbean. Classic Baja del Sur luxury outpost Marquis Los Cabos is now Secrets Marquis Los Cabos—right in time for 2012.... Read More

Fiji's Vomo Private Island Resort Offers Romantic Luxury Getaways

Jul 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Vomo Private Island Resort is located in Vomo, Fiji, and is exactly what it sounds like: a 30-villa luxury beach resort on a private island in the Mamanuca Islands Group. Just a 15-minute helicopter transfer from Nadi International Airport, the resort is the only hotel on the 225 acre private island. With plenty of activities, great cuisine, and breathtaking views, what’s not to love?... Read More

The Royal Hawaiian Offers Iconic Luxury on Waikiki Beach

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Thanks to a multi-million dollar renovation, The Royal Hawaiian is setting new standards of luxury on the beautiful beaches of Waikiki on the island of Oahu. No longer just "The Pink Palace" The Royal Hawaiian is now a modern resort, with chic décor and unparalleled service.... Read More

Sofitel So Mauritius Lets Guests Escape to a Natural Island Oasis

Jul 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For an exotic dream vacation away from the ordinary, head to the Sofitel So Mauritius. Located in the midst of a deep blue lagoon and enveloped by lush vegetation, there is no other place in the world quite like it.... Read More

Buccament Bay Resort | Caribbean Escape For Sports Lovers

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Luxury Caribbean resort, Buccament Bay, is located on the scenic St. Vincent island. The brand new five-star hotel is ninety miles west of Barbados on a locale that is relatively unspoiled boasting green... Read More

Luxury Spa Retreats Offer Alternative Paths to Health

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

After all the packing, pressure of making the flight and arranging your schedule, going on vacation can really get quite stressful. Luckily there are plenty of hotel and resort luxury spas that offer acupuncture and other alternative medicine treatments in addition to traditional spa experiences to help you calm and de-stress.... Read More

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Brings Soothing French Countryside to New York

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

When people think of New York they often think of the bustling city, filled with cement and skyscrapers, but luxury resort and spa Mirbeau Inn reminds people of the calmer side, filled with lakes and lush forests.... Read More

Namale Spa & Resort Offers All-Inclusive Vacation in Fiji

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

With their sights set on being the number one place guests can enjoy a romantic luxury vacation, Namale Resort and Spa in Fiji is set right in the middle of a lush rainforest and the beautiful Koro Sea. With 525 acres of land, Namale holds 19 Villas and Bures, as well as a luxury spa that is designed to bring you to the highest state of relaxation and rejuvenation while amongst the exotic greenery and clear sea.... Read More

Hawaii Luxury Vacation Rentals Now Available at Kauai's Kukui'ula

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder  |  2 Comments

“This is absolutely where I’m coming for my honeymoon,” I murmured to myself as I explored the heart-achingly, beautiful grounds of this $100+ million, 1,010-acre private resort community overlooking the Kukui'la Bay on the South Shore of Kauai near Poipu Beach. Of course, I have absolutely no marriage plans in the near (or even far) future, but spending a honeymoon week here would certainly sweeten the deal.... Read More

Luxury Spa Treatments Take a Step Back in Time at AIRE Ancient Baths

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

One of the greatest lost rituals of ancient Greco-Roman times is returning to modern Western civilization—and what better place for it to make a North American debut than TriBeCa?... Read More

The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba Offers a Carefree Caribbean Vacation

Jun 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located amidst the beautiful ocean views and sandy beaches of Palm Beach, Aruba, The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba is ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Relax by the pool, take in a round of golf, hit the blackjack table, or destress at the luxurious spa. Guests will find everything they need to enjoy a fun filled Caribbean getaway.... Read More

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Satisfies All in South Carolina

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is an ultimate destination resort, with white sand beaches neighboring golf courses in the historic Port Royal Plantation. Enjoy Southern hospitality surrounded by the bright blue ocean and plenty of activities.... Read More

Condé Nast Announces Tie For #1 Spa in Mexico & South America

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Capella Pedregal and Capella Ixtapa, two of Mexico’s finest luxury resorts, tied for the #1 spa in the of 2012 Reader’s Poll of Conde Nast Traveler for Mexico and Central America. The poll lists out the top 270 spas of the world, and the sister properties are two of the six spas to receive a perfect ranking in each category worldwide. Both spas received perfect scores for treatments, staff, and facility’s categories.... Read More

The St. Regis Atlanta | Urban Oasis of Southern Hospitality

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Although styled in a grand manor, The St. Regis Atlanta manages to be anything but imposing. Located in the residential neighborhood of Buckhead, the in-town hotel offers luxurious Southern hospitality to locals and visitors alike. Fashioned in a stately, yet timeless manner, the guestrooms contain custom furnishings and unique artworks to make guests feel more at home.... Read More

Vedema Resort Santorini Sets the Scene for Romance in Greece

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Surrounded by vineyards and the deep blue seas of the Aegean, Vedema Resort, offers a small haven of sunshine, rugged coastline and panoramic views. It comprises 45 coquette villas with a unique architecture. The whole resort is based on facility and simplicity. Thus, every aspect is pure, simple, but with a grand note of luxury.... Read More

Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa | Modern Meets Traditional in Thailand

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

When you are seeking a tropical location for your island getaway, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa fits the bill. Teaming with beautiful scenery, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort is located on Lamai Beach, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.... Read More

The St. Regis Monarch Beach Offers A Glamorous California Experience

May 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

The St. Regis Monarch Beach offers every possible indulgence you could imagine from a luxury hotel and then some. Located near the shores of the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Dana Point, California, The St. Regis Monarch Beach.... Read More

Valle Nevado Resort Unveils First Ski Gondola in Chile

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Valle Nevado Ski Resort in Chile has consistently remained one of the top getaways for international skiing and snowboarding. Valle Nevado offers access to the largest skiable terrain in South America, providing more than 7,000 acres of terrain for novice, intermediate, and advanced skiers. The resort is excited to announce their expansion plans, which will provide visitors with access to the first ski gondola in the country.... Read More

The Best Beach Resorts for Your Next Caribbean Vacation

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Caribbean is known for having some of the world's best luxury hotels on stunningly beautiful beaches. With so many breathtaking locations its difficult to pick the best but we collected just a few of our favorites. From the Dominican Republic to Barbados, these lush treasures highlight some of the most gorgeous ocean views, opulent accommodations, and exquisite dining found anywhere in the Caribbean.... Read More

Himalayan Spa Balances Mind & Body With Bespoke Wellness Programs

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Ananda Spa, located in the Himalayan foothills and was voted world's best luxury spa destination by Condé Nast Traveller. The resort has continued the ancient Indian practice of living a full, balanced life that is in touch with the natural and spiritual world. The setting for this beautiful retreat includes the mystique of the Himalayan Mountains and Sal forests as well as the enchanting cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh.... Read More

Pacific Perfection Provided by The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

May 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss  |  1 Comment

There is a formula for perfection, and the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel gets it right every time. Yes, there are many beach resort options, but if you value your time and money, the ROI of Ritz Carlton is a risk free, proven brand. From the moment you drive onto the property, complete with gilded fire hydrant, you know you have arrived. The staff couldn’t be more welcoming and solicitous. After all, they are the ladies and gentleman serving the same.... Read More

Local Seasonal Spa Treatments Offered Around the World

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

The cheerful blossoms of this year’s early spring beckon would-be gardeners, farmers’ market browsers, and green living enthusiasts back to nature. Going locavore is sure to be a popular Earth Day resolution—and why stop with the products you eat and drink?... Read More

W Retreat and Spa - Vieques Island Creates True Island Experiences

Apr 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With so many ways to indulge at W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island, why not go ahead and treat yourself to all this luxury hotel has to offer? Surrounded by unspoiled beaches and lush landscapes, guests can experience true island life and discover the rich Puerto Rican culture among the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.... Read More

The White Barn Inn and Spa Hosts Summer Lifestyle Retreat in Maine

Apr 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

The White Barn Inn, located in Kennebunkport, Maine, is hosting its "Lifestyle Retreat" June 14-16. The two-night event will feature a unique twist on the traditional wellness... Read More

Naka Island Resort & Spa Promises a Pure Thai Experience in Phuket

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Located near the glittering waters of Phang Nga Bay in Phuket, Thailand, The Naka Island Resort & Spa is known as the “Pearl of the Andaman.” This jewel of a retreat is located on Thailand’s largest island and was once a destination for Thai fisherman. Surrounded by a bounty of natural wonder, from tropical beaches and coconut groves to landscaped gardens and bamboo forests, the beauty of this Southeast Asian resort sets the stage for the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence.... Read More

Le Bristol Hotel | The Epitome of Parisian Style and Luxury

Apr 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka  |  1 Comment

If someone were to ask me where to stay for their first, and possibly only, time in Paris, without hesitation I would insist on Le Bristol Hotel. “The moment you step into Le Bristol,” states President and General Manager Didier Le Calvez, “you step into Paris.” It is so much more than just a luxury Parisian hotel with all its haughty splendor. Le Bristol is a hotel of Palace Distinction, giving you the authentic French experience.... Read More

Marriott Aruba Offers a Fun-Filled Caribbean Weekend Getaway

Mar 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed  |  1 Comment

Aruba has always held a special place in Bostonians’ hearts with its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, year-round temperate climate and numerous seaside attractions. Whether you come for a long weekend or weeklong getaway, the island truly offers something for everyone from sailing and snorkeling to beach tennis and volleyball... Read More

Couples Retreat To Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort For Romantic Vacations

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

All-inclusive vacations are becoming more and more popular not only for families, but couples seeking an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort now offers a luxurious way to stay in style. Sandals ranks among some of the best romantic vacation ideas, offering both weekend and week-long indulgent getaways for couples. From the moment you arrive at the property, your personal butlers will have taken the liberty of assisting you with dinner plans. If the reservations do not fit in with your schedule, simply notify them and they will accommodate any changes.... Read More

Hermitage Bay Five-Star Antigua Resort

Mar 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Tim Cotroneo

Andy Thesen’s career in high finance took a dramatic turn the day he initially turned down a college grad seeking employment. Thesen (below), the owner of Hermitage Bay in Antigua, believes his accidental path to building a 5-star hotel in the Caribbean had a lot to do with the persistence shown by the young man seeking a foothold in Thesen’s former world of venture capital.... Read More

Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Feb 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Stacy Keck

Maybe your idea of a Jamaican vacation is a stack of fashion magazines and a cocktail by the pool. Or perhaps you're craving some authentic Jamaican jerk chicken and sweet potatoes, followed by a sailing lesson in Montego Bay. Either way, the five-star, all-inclusive Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall luxury resort has you covered. Just don’t forget to bring your appetite.... Read More

'The Bachelor' Vacation Packages at W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The luxurious W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island is one of Caribbean’s most alluring escapes, as fans of ABC’s The Bachelor know.... Read More

Tides Riviera Maya Gets a Viceroy Makeover

Jan 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The beautiful Tides Riviera Maya resort in Mexico has just emerged from a multimillion-dollar renovation project re-branded as the Viceroy Riviera Maya, joining other posh Viceroy properties in Santa Monica, Palm Springs, Miami, Anguilla, Snowmass and Abu Dhabi.... Read More

The Buccaneer Hotel St. Croix Unveils its Largest and Most Luxurious Suite

Jan 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

For over 350 years the estate that is now the luxurious The Buccaneer resort has lorded it over St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1653 Charles Martel, a Knight of Malta, constructed the first building on the oceanfront Estate Shoys where The Buccaneer is located.... Read More

African Pride | Mount Grace Country House in Magaliesburg, South Africa

Jan 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

In retrospect — knowing that my immediate future included countless days bouncing from the seats of souped-up 4X4’s on many miles of broken African roads — I should have saved my session with an expert massage therapist until the end of my trip.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas | A Private Paradise in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Jan 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

The other day we noted that jetBlue is now offering new direct service to the U.S. Virgin Islands — a chic, stylish and uncomplicated destination that’s perfect for quick, carefree getaways.... Read More

 
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