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Canadian Heli-Skiing Company Adds 18,000 Acres of Skiable Terrain & Refreshes Gothics Lodge

Nov 29, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With nearly 50 years under its belt as the inventor of heli-skiing in Western Canada, the world’s largest operator and the company that started it all, CMH Heli-Skiing, will be expanding its ski terrain in the Selkirks sub-range of the Columbia Mountains for the 2013/2014 season. They will also be making changes to their Gothics lodge which will open for the season on December 21.... Read More

Manta Resort Boasts Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Nov 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

“Sleeping with the fishes” is taking on a new meaning at Manta Resort, and thankfully, a more enjoyable one at that. The African property located on Pemba Island, a Tanzanian destination, is giving travelers a new way to get up close and personal with the Indian Ocean’s marine life.... Read More

Submarine Diving In The Maldives : Get Up Close and Personal With A Rainbow of Fish and Coral

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Of all the reasons to visit the Maldives, now there’s one more; it’s home to the world’s largest deep-diving tourist submarine. Seating up to 50 people, the Whale Submarine descends to a depth of up to approximately 131 feet, offering a glimpse into underwater life without the need for a diving qualification. Guests can enjoy viewing the treasures of the Indian Ocean like looking at sunken shipwrecks or shark-feeding areas.... Read More

The Casually-Chic Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Shines Along the Coast

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marjorie Hope Rothstein

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a lavish five-star hotel nestled on the California coast; and, along with its stunning property, offers a top-notch spa that has received a number of accolades. The property boasts breathtaking water views, even from the spa lobby, is one of the finest examples of Spanish Architecture in California.... Read More

Be The First to Try Dr. Alkaitis' Spa Products at The Renowned Coworth Park in Berkshire

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Melissa de Carteret

There are some names that inspire hushed tones and looks of reverence. Coworth Park in Berkshire, which reopened in 2010, after untold millions in renovations and three years in the making, is one such name. Previously, the 18th century country house was a place where royalty, historic figures and American colonists would rest their heads. Set in 240 acres of undulating parkland, a gentle canter from Ascot and within sight of the house where John Lennon wrote Imagine, it is the only hotel in Britain with its own polo fields, where you can ride in Windsor Great Park on Grand Prix dressage horses (or your own).... Read More

Beyond Typical Italy: Visiting Risorgimento Resort, Lecce in Puglia

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

If you’re an intrepid Italy traveler who’s ventured well beyond Rome, Tuscany, Venice and the Amalfi Coast, you might consider making your way to Puglia. Sitting at the heel of "the boot," Puglia is a region renowned for its Pizzica folk dancing, historic ruins, year-round fresh produce and loads of artisan food producers. ... Read More

Take a Sneak Peek at The First Images of The Great House on Necker Island

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  4 Comments

There's a chance that our crush on the Great House on Necker Island is quickly turning into a full-fledged love affair. That’s right, Branson, we’re not afraid to admit it publicly. Today, exclusive snapshots of the exteriors and interiors have been released, and since sharing is caring, we have them available for you right here.... Read More

Lose Yourself in the Tranquil Setting of Malaysia's Andaman Hotel

Oct 1, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Located in beautiful Langkawai (the Jewel of Kedah), on the coast of Malaysia, the award-winning Andaman, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a tropical resort featuring a tranquil oasis among the pristine, white sandy beaches. The clear, blue waters of the Datai Bay has been rated one of the Top Ten Best Beaches in the World by National Geographic, and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who disagrees. Hidden away between a 10,000-year-old rainforest, a peaceful bay and 8,000-year-old coral reef, The Andaman is the kind of place you can happily lose yourself in.... Read More

New Mallorca Luxury Resort: Historic Hotel Castell Son Claret

Oct 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

The sunny Mediterranean isle of Mallorca has long been a favorite destination of European jetsetters and nightlife enthusiasts alike. To meet guests’ varying needs, hotels offer accommodations ranging from ultra-luxurious private enclaves to seaside huts. While most visitors tend to go for the beaches that fringe the island’s rugged coastline, there is another Mallorca that beckons.... Read More

Bulgaria’s Kaliakria Resort is a Rustic Seaside Oasis on the Black Sea Coast

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast has attracted family-oriented tourists for decades, but new so-called ‘lifestyle’ developments such as Kaliakria Resort are now creating luxury vacation opportunities for affluent travelers.... Read More

The St. Regis Bali Resort: Refined Luxury with a Seductive Address

Sep 5, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Encompassing some of the most beautiful and lush grounds in Nusa Dua, the St. Regis Bali Resort is an island destination that excels in every facet of hotel accommodations, amenities and service. Each year since its inception in 2009, the St. Regis Bali Resort has earned more acclaims than the previous year; and their consistent awards not only cover the location and accommodations, but also philanthropic endeavors, wine selections, conservation efforts and numerous best overall awards. If you're looking to an exceptional hotel that tops most hotels, this is the destination you've been looking for.... Read More

4 of America's Most Luxurious Tennis Courts

Sep 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Tennis enthusiasts don't need to travel to such renowned tennis resorts as La Manga in Spain or the Four Seasons in Nevis in order to experience top-notch tennis clubs. Numerous North American resorts offer both high-end accommodations and superb tennis facilities. The following resorts in the country stand out among the tennis crowd for their overall attention to detail and exquisite environment.... Read More

Turtle Island, Fiji: Where South Pacific Culture Mingles With Rustic Elegance

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

At first I was having a difficult time putting Turtle Island into words. There are so many details that I wanted to share that didn't make it into this story. The truth is that this little island is a special place and many people have reported (including myself) that they nearly shed a tear when they left.... Read More

Experience Balinese Culture and Five-Star Luxury at The Laguna Bali Resort & Spa

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Your spectacularly luxurious vacation at The Laguna Resort & Spa has been patiently waiting for your arrival for a few years now; and it's about time to pack your bags and head to the Nusa Dua area of Bali. Excelling in every aspect of incredible luxury, this is the kind of island getaway that you've been wishing for; a world-class respite from the daily grind.... Read More

Time-Lapse Video Shows Transformation of Necker Island's Great House

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You may remember back in 2011 when Sir Richard Branson’s Great House on Necker Island burned down. The fire, which caused around 20 people to be displaced, included Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and her family. Two years later we’re welcoming back the private retreat and couldn’t be more excited.... Read More

The Vatulele Island Resort in Fiji Unveils New Look After $30M Renovation

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

As a part of a grand unveiling for the newly renovated Vatulele Island Resort in Fiji, a penthouse in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood neighborhood was recently transformed into a tropical-themed, South Pacific-like setting. Lionel Richie, Holly Robinson Peete, Kaley Cuoco, Britt Ekland and Justin Chambers were all in attendance and talked about their personal experiences vacationing at the Vatulele in the past. After a $30-million facelift the resort is ready for its next chapter as it strives to maintain its position as one of the island's top hotels.... Read More

World's First Spice Concierge at Thailand's Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You probably didn’t know you needed a spice expert while vacationing in Thailand, but with so many different Thai flavors to experience, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi has made them more accessible to travelers with the world’s first Spice Concierge. Through refreshing cocktails, exclusive spa treatments from the internationally renowned ESPA and resort-wide programs, the Thai spice expert will give guests a chance to taste unique flavors and explore the health benefits of the featured monthly spice.... Read More

Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Resort a Brilliant Pacific Palace in Pink

Jul 23, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Known as the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific,’ The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, is an ideal vacation destination for those looking to experience Hawaii in a way that has made it one of the most popular locations in the world. Built in 1927, The Royal Hawaiian was one of the first truly modern resorts on Oahu. Over the decades, it has perfected service while maintaining and updating amenities and accommodations to meet the most discerning traveler’s needs. Classical touches adorn every aspect of the hotel and create a sense of elegance that most contemporary hotels just can't compete with.... Read More

Casual Luxury in the Bahamas at Grand Isle Resort & Spa

Jul 18, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Picture yourself lying under the sun on a spacious towel while digging your toes into the sandy beaches of the Bahamas. Imagine hearing the soft hush of the ocean while looking behind you, where the resort you're staying at has mouth-watering food, a serene spa and access to recreational adventures you've only seen on nature programs. This isn't an unobtainable dream, the Grand Isle Resort & Spa in Great Exuma is primed and ready for you to enjoy a vacation worthy of all the hard work you put in.... Read More

Learn to Surf at Four Seasons Maldives During the Surfing Champions Trophy

Jul 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Beautiful people, beautiful sea and one heck of a beautiful yacht — how could we not sit up and take notice of the Four Seasons Maldives’ annual Surfing Champions Trophy?... Read More

Experience a Tropical Oasis at Thailand's Award-Winning Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The Naka Island, Phuket may have only been around for a little over a year and a half, but it has quickly made a name for itself among serious luxury-seeking guests. The award-winning property offers everything one could ever want in a beach getaway and then some. Excellent cuisine, service, activities, and great amenities — none of which come at the expense of endangering the environment — can be found at the resort. The Naka Island maintains strict environmental ethics, ensuring the area's surrounding beauty will be around for generations to come. Located on Naka Yai Island, the property is truly an exceptional escape from the monotony and rigors of travelers' everyday lives.... Read More

Parknasilla Resort & Spa: 300 Years of Irish Hospitality on The Ring of Kerry

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The first glimpse of Parknasilla Resort & Spa on the southwest coast of Ireland is of an imposing gray-granite building at the head of a rocky promontory fringed by tall, sweet-smelling Cordylines, or palm lilies. One could be mistaken for thinking one had arrived on the Mediterranean coast rather than County Kerry, a few miles from the sleepy town of Sneem. The Gulf Stream that passes here grants this particular region a warmer climate than many other parts of the country, where subtropical plants and vegetation flourish.... Read More

Get to Know Grizzly Bears at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge's Photography Workshop

Jun 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

What weighs up to 800 pounds, grows up to seven feet tall and is extremely photogenic? The Grizzly Bear, of course! And eight lucky people (or unlucky depending on how you see it) will get the chance to be up close and personal with them as part of the Grizzly Bear Viewing Photography Workshop at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge in British Columbia, Canada. Better yet, acclaimed wildlife photographer Charles Glatzer will be leading the way through the Bella Coola region’s glaciers, mountains and forests to get the perfect shot in their natural habitat.... Read More

Finding Luxury Off the Beaten Path at Colorado's Smith Fork Ranch

Jun 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Mother Nature is hard to compete with. How does one out-do the Rocky Mountain's jagged horizon sprinkled with snow in summer or the splendor of placid lakes and gushing, clear rivers? Marley and Linda Hodgson figured they wouldn't contend with nature's perfection; instead, the couple opened the Smith Fork Ranch, a rustic retreat that compliments its spectacular surroundings and savors every aspect of it.... Read More

The Game Lodge at The End of The World: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Tanzania

Jun 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

If you think that taking an African safari might be roughing it, you haven’t taken one with the South African company andBeyond. Sure, you may get a little dusty out in an open land cruiser on the Serengeti, but when you arrive back at camp, and enter your enormous state-of-the art suite bathroom with its mahogany walls, stone floor, Oriental rugs and chandelier over the freestanding bathtub, you’ll be put at ease by seeing that your personal butler has drawn your bath and surrounded your robe and slippers with rose petals.... Read More

Private Pool Suites and Island Living at Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui

Jun 14, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On the beautiful Thai island of Koh Samui, Vana Belle awaits guests looking for pristine beaches and exceptional luxury. Nestled into a cove just off the world-famous soft, white sand of Chaweng Noi Beach, this Luxury Collection Resort offers island seclusion with lush, green foliage yet remains just minutes away from Koh Samui's best sights.... Read More

Southern Ocean Lodge: Down Under at Isolated and Exotic Australian 'Galapagos'

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

A leap and bound over a small section of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island awaits for a distinctive adventure just south of Adelaide, Australia. The unique ecosystem of Kangaroo Island is a well-kept travel destination; even products from the mainland are not permitted on KI due to a rare Ligurian Bee Sanctuary and delicate balance of the indigenous wildlife. The Island is not only home to unique flora and fauna, it also is where globetrotters can discover the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge.... Read More

Sumahan on the Water: A 19th Century Alcohol Factory Transformed

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Transformed from a family heirloom — an alcohol factory owned by the mid-nineteenth century Ottoman family — Sumahan on the Water is a rare hotel on the very edge of the Bosphorus Straits in Istanbul. The Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean surround the family-owned property and offer picturesque landscapes to hotel guests.... Read More

La Costa Resort and Spa: A Sanctuary for the Affluent Traveler

May 30, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

La Costa Resort and Spa, a lush playground for affluent and discerning travelers, has been a staple among San Diego resorts since 1965. In the first year of its founding, spa enthusiasts flocked through its doors to experience the first U.S. resort to offer a full-service spa. When founders set their sights on the beautiful San Diego lands, they sought to create a resort that would set the stage for the best in championship golf and tennis in Southern California. Almost 50 years later, the faithful and new are still gracing its doors because of its continued commitment to service, luxury accommodations, and a spa named #4 Spa in North America by Travel + Leisure.... Read More

St. Regis Aspen Shows Off It's Softer Side for Summer Stays

May 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The grandeur of the St. Regis name speaks volumes on luxury, yet the details make for so much more. Particulars especially garner interest when discussing the location at the magical retreat of Aspen during the summer. At the foot of Aspen Mountain, right in the thick of downtown, the resort maintains 176 guest rooms and suites, a heated pool and Jacuzzi, all surrounded by purple mountains majesty.... Read More

Lighthearted Luxury at The Parker Palm Springs: From Shag Carpets to a Lemonade Stand

May 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I was wearing a pair of bright orange heels poolside at The Parker Palm Springs last weekend. I commented, “Well, these aren’t appropriate for the pool.” A lady nearby leaned over and laughed, “It’s Palm Springs. Inappropriate is the appropriate!” Indeed, Palm Springs has remained one bizarre haven for the aspirational and well-heeled traveler, almost inappropriately so.... Read More

Sublime Samana: Dominican Republic Hideaway Tucked Into the Northeast Coast

May 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A rotund lobby with an intricate mosaic stone floor makes for an impressive entrance to Sublime Samana Hotel & Residences—a two-story, horseshoe shaped building with palm trees, exotic shrubs and flowering plants scattered along a well-watered lawn from which a paved pathway leads to a private beach two hundred yards away.... Read More

Vedema Resort Santorini Celebrates Local Flavors With 2013 Year of Gastronomy Events

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

With a climate of year-round sun fused with cool sea breezes, it’s no surprise Santorini fosters a host of scrumptious delicacies that have become essential to locals, and adored by chefs and foodies the world over.... Read More

Where the Stars Stay For The Cannes Film Festival

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Whether in town for business or pleasure, celebs are more than happy to take time out of their busy schedules to jet off to the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival; and could we really blame them? It is one of the most celebrated and publicized film festivals in the world, which means they’ll be flocking toward the flashbulbs like a moth to a flame any second now.... Read More

Award-Winning W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island Shines in Puerto Rico

May 7, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Picture yourself taking in fragrant aromas of tropical florals and lush landscapes flowing in through the windows of your luxury accommodations. In this same place, views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea can be seen from your bedroom as the gentle ocean waves provide the relaxing soundtrack to your vacation. Ahhhh, paradise. W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island hopes to turn those daydreams into reality.... Read More

The Grove Park Inn: 100 Years of Southern Hospitality in North Carolina

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

A hotel "built for the ages," The Grove Park Inn opened in 1913 and through the years has played home to some of the most esteemed men and women in history. One hundred years later, the distinguished inn continues to attract discerning travelers to its Southern location in the beautiful city of Asheville, North Carolina.... Read More

A Stay at Ocean Key Resort & Spa on the Colorful Island of Key West

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Located at one end of Duval Street in the heart of Key West’s bustling tourism center, the aptly-named Ocean Key Resort & Spa—a Nobel House property—makes for an easy walk to many of the area’s most historic landmarks, museums, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.... Read More

Eco-Friendly Viceroy Riviera Maya Offers a Quiet Hideaway Experience

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The Viceroy Riviera Maya, one of the Caribbean’s finest and most romantic luxury resorts, is unique in combining an eco-friendly experience tailored to those who prefer quieter, private hideaways, while still being able to enjoy five-star services and amenities. With just 41 villas on an unspoiled six-acre sanctuary fronting a picture-perfect stretch of Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, the elegant oasis is a seductive escape designed to keep guests’ cares at bay.... Read More

Neiman Marcus Stocks Closets at St. Regis Bal Harbour For Easy In-Room Shopping

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Famed retailer Neiman Marcus has partnered with the luxurious St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Southern Florida for a unique new in-room shopping experience. Guests will be able to outfit themselves in the latest fashions from the comfort of their own suite. The Neiman Marcus Closet at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is the ultimate in instant gratification, with handpicked seasonal selections awaiting savvy travelers upon arrival.... Read More

Live the Southern California Lifestyle at The St. Regis Monarch Beach

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Abundant sunshine, sweeping ocean views and chic California style, The St. Regis Monarch Beach has it all. This Forbes Five-Star resort sits perched above the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point. With an exclusive private beach club, an award-winning spa, and an 18-hole championship golf course, the resort has become a favorite among travelers and locals alike.... Read More

W San Francisco Celebrates Earth Month with Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Package

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Eco-travel just got a little trendier with the introduction of Bloom, a new package focused on sustainability at W San Francisco. In a city known for it's eco-friendly practices, W San Francisco is offering a package that begins during Earth Month and continues throughout the rest of the year.... Read More

Top 20 Most Expensive Resorts in the Caribbean

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Remember when Travie McCoy sang about wanting to be a billionaire “so freaking bad” that he would give away cars, be on the cover of Forbes Magazine and adopt babies like Brangelina? Well, maybe Travie didn’t know about the Caribbean’s most expensive hotel, otherwise I’m sure the lyrics would have included a stay at the exclusive Lighthouse Bay Resort.... Read More

Park Hyatt Jeddah - Marina, Club & Spa: Multifaceted Hotel on the Shores of the Red Sea

Apr 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The warm sea breezes and beautiful landscapes of Jeddah's Corniche are made even more appealing with the help of the Park Hyatt Jeddah - Marina, Club & Spa sitting along its shores. The lavish 5-star hotel is conveniently nestled among the most exquisite of Jeddah restaurants, nightlife and shopping districts. Seamlessly blending world-class service with unrivalled views of the Red Sea, Park Hyatt Jeddah is the natural choice for any Saudi Arabian getaway.... Read More

A Playful Approach to Southern California Luxury: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Apr 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The quintessential beach town of Laguna Niguel, California, with its warm ocean breezes and small town feel, is home to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Sitting atop a 150-foot bluff, this stunning hotel has become a favorite among the world’s most discerning travelers. For nearly 30 years, the property has been welcoming guests to experience refined luxury inside a peaceful sanctuary. Their time-honored standard of service paired with awe-inspiring views has guests returning time after time.... Read More

Glamping in Galapagos: Santa Cruz Island's Only Luxury Tent Resort

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Many on the island thought they were crazy. Who, particularly non-native European transplants, would ever build a luxury camp resort in the highlands of the Galapagos? Who would build a resort on a farm with no roads, no water, and no electricity, away from the beaches, far from the docks, and nowhere near tourists?... Read More

Tropical Luxury Awaits at The St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In Puerto Rico, a destination known for its rich culture, savory foods, and beautiful beaches, the luxurious St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort has made its home. In the lush vegetation of a Caribbean coconut plantation, the only 5-Diamond resort in Puerto Rico, sits with natural elegance and iconic opulence. Making an appearance for the third year in a row, the hotel has found its way on Condé Nast Traveler's Hot and Gold Lists once again.... Read More

Experience The New Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

Apr 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Explore the beautiful Cayman Islands at the recently renovated The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, the ultimate destination for the adventurous spirit. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the hotel has transformed itself into a new sensory experience that hopes to inspire wellness and a renewed energy. Inside, the stunning lobby reflects a few of those changes with freshly repainted columns, wainscoting, and ceiling.... Read More

Two Riviera Maya Luxury Resorts Amidst Exotic Mayakoba

Mar 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Mayakoba, a retreat nestled on Mexico’s renowned Riviera Maya, is one of the world’s most enchanting destinations. Carefully nurtured by a team of biologists, architects and designers, it’s a natural wonder surrounded by picturesque lagoons fronting the ocean with a mile of stunning beachfront.... Read More

Make Memories to Last a Lifetime at The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba

Mar 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba invites you to sink your feet beneath the warm sand and gaze out across the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic. Of its 481 lavish guest rooms, 200 feature ocean views, the most in Palm Beach! Its prime location also offers a plethora of entertainment options and exciting adventures to embark on right around the beautiful resort.... Read More

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa: A Peaceful Paradise on St. Maarten

Mar 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten is a jewel among the white sand of Dawn Beach. With luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, it is the ultimate location for a Caribbean getaway. Discover all there is to see and do on the island, famed for its glorious sunrises and serene atmosphere.... Read More

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun: All-Inclusive, Kid-Free & Romance Aplenty

Feb 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

If there still are people in the post-recession world who managed to get away on a luxury Valentine’s mid-week mini-break, we salute them. It’s not easy to justify that kind of romance-before-work attitude these days. For most of us, spring is the first opportunity to take that romantic getaway...but we begin dreaming about it long before.... Read More

5 Reasons to Consider a Stay at Sri Panwa Resort in Phuket, Thailand

Feb 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder  |  2 Comments

Sri Panwa reminds me of Angelina Jolie in the sense that she’s gorgeous from every angle, so it's virtually impossible to take a bad picture of her. Because of that, it’s hardly surprising that just one of the property’s many awards is 'Hotel with the Best View in the World' from Beach Tomato. Before I tell you why I was so completely enamored with this family-owned hotel, however, let’s get the cons out of the way.... Read More

Veuve Clicquot-Enhanced Spa Treatments at The St. Regis Aspen

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A lot of fine champagne gets consumed in Aspen in the course of the posh resort’s ski season. This winter however the tony town’s top luxury hotel, the St. Regis Aspen, is offering another way to indulge in world-class bubbly. In conjunction with Veuve Clicquot’s “Clicquot in the Snow” pop-up bar on Aspen Mountain, the St. Regis’ Rem?de Spa is offering a trio of custom “effervescent experiences” on a limited-edition winter spa menu.... Read More

Why "Nothing" is Special About This Turks & Caicos Resort

Feb 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tim Cotroneo

The Ocean Club is a Turks and Caicos original. The luxury resort, located on the widest stretch of stunning Grace Bay Beach, was the first on the island to offer guests condominium-style one-, two-, or three-bedroom accommodations. Each suite includes a spacious dining and living area that feels like an island retreat with all the comforts of home.... Read More

Escape to a Healthy Beach Retreat at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach

Feb 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

When it comes to Miami Beach, choosing the right luxury hotel for your trip can be difficult. Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach makes the choice a little easier by offering the intimacy of a boutique hotel with the perks and amenities of a larger property—combining the flexibility of à la carte services with a focus on health and wellness, and the best that Miami has to offer all at its doorstep.... Read More

SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand Welcomes Guests to the Height of Decadence

Feb 11, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

At SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, the refined style and attentive service of a premier boutique hotel are matched with the amenities of one of Las Vegas’ most impressive resorts. This award-winning five-star hotel occupies the top two floors of MGM Grand, providing sweeping views of the glittering Las Vegas Strip.... Read More

A Refreshing Way to Unwind in Fort Lauderdale: The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

Feb 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The beautiful beachfront Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is the perfect choice for your Florida vacation, with plenty of action around the resort and local hot spots nearby to make your stay a truly memorable one. The Westin Diplomat offers a selection of activities from the 18-hole championship golf course, to the relaxing spa, and the Westin Kids Club for its youngest guests.... Read More

The Regent Grand Resort Offers Some Killer Views of Crystal Clear Caribbean Waters

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Tim Cotroneo

The best hotel properties know how to greet their guests with the “wow” factor. The Regent Grand Resort, located on the Turks and Caicos Island of Providenciales, makes a point of impressing each of their guests not once, not twice, but three times. The first time a guest’s eyes widen is when they check in at the front desk. The Regent Grand’s elegant concierge area is awash in blonde marble.... Read More

A Luxury Stay in Vibrant Vancouver: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Feb 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Intimate encounters with wilderness is the prime focus at the secluded Sonora Resort in British Columbia, highlighted in Part One of this Canadian adventure. There, guests soak in mineral pools and join expeditions looking for for whales, orcas and grizzly bears. Fast forward to my helicopter return with a slight change in longitude, and the city comes to center stage. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim. My re-entry into a faster pace was seamless—by private car from the heliport to the harbor (courtesy of the luxury hotel’s BMW car service).... Read More

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort: A Natural State of Refinement in Puerto Rico

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Nestled among the green Caribbean national forest and in front of the sparkling Puerto Rican Sea, is an address like no other. Romance fills the air at The St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort, Puerto Rico. It’s luxury at its finest with the signature St. Regis Butler service ready to make your vacation the most memorable yet.... Read More

Adventure Travel Into Grizzly Bear Territory: Sonora Resort Canada

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial  |  1 Comment

Even my arrival was exclusive. Less than an hour after jetting into Vancouver’s International Airport, I was helicopter-bound for Relais & Chateaux’s all-inclusive Sonora Resort. Located on one of British Columbia’s outer islands, there’s no highway, no railroad, and no ferry service, so guests come by float plane or helicopter to the eponymous luxury resort.... Read More

Five-Star Bahamas Speed Week Retreat at The Cove Atlantis

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

The second annual Bahamas Speed Week Revival, which took place recently on Nassau Paradise Island, was a smashing success, ensuring a glorious future for the glamorous event. Legendary British racing driver Sir Stirling Moss presided over the week-long series of competitions, festivities and scenic drives for which $100 million worth of Ferraris, Jaguars, Aston Martins and more were shipped in.... Read More

There's Snow in Stowe! Vermont's Powdery Mountains Welcome Ski Lovers

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

This may come as a surprise to you, but January of 2013 is turning out to have some fairly unpredictable weather. But as low temperatures drive LA to near-panic and a bone-chilling, drizzly haze overtakes New York, the luxury ski resorts of the Northeast are happily open for business. Always an early-season go-to for East Coast snow bunnies, Stowe Mountain Resort opened in mid-November for 2012-2013, saw heavy snows in December, and currently has 300 acres open for skiing.... Read More

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort Seduces Guests with Miami Beach Elegance

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach offers oceanfront elegance in an exclusive resort atmosphere matched with high South Beach energy. The property offers various luxury amenities and activities for guests such as two tropical pools, white sand beaches, Rem?de Spa and The St. Regis Children’s Club for families. It is also home to international star, Jean-Georges' world-class cuisine at J&G Grill.... Read More

See Why The Resort at Pelican Hill Was Named #1 Resort in the U.S.

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It didn't take long for The Resort at Pelican Hill to become a dominant leader in the luxury resort space. Just four years old, The Resort already boasts dozens of elite accolades ranging from the Robb Report's World's Top 100 Resorts to Conde Nast Traveler's #1 U.S. Resort in 2011.... Read More

Romance Awaits High Atop the California Coast at Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Suzanne Aaronson

I have been reading and hearing about—and wanting to visit—Post Ranch Inn for at least 10 years! For whatever reason, a stay there never fell into place until our last trip over New Year’s. Suffice it to say, upfront and center, it is for very good reason that this Big Sur property is known to be one of the very best in the world. It certainly is. Period. If time allows, stay for minimum three days. According to Business Insider, it is one of the USA’s most expensive places to stay and worth every penny.... Read More

Cuddle Up With a Helicopter at Connecticut's Winvian Luxury Cottages

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

Have you ever slept with a helicopter? You can, if you wish, at Winvian, the luxury lodging in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills that offers a whimsical group of 18 cottages scattered throughout 113 acres of meadow and woodland, each with a different theme. “Helicopter” is a cottage with an honest-to-goodness fully-restored King Pelican—a genuine U.S. Coast Guard Sikorsky helicopter inside it; even the rotor blades are embedded in the ceiling and walls. The bed looks toward the helicopter, which is set up with a bar inside for your evening cocktails.... Read More

Luxury Spa in Shanghai Aims to Balance the Elements in Your Life

Jan 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Banyan Tree’s Shanghai location is the city’s first all river-view hotel. Inside, its luxury spa is utilizing the same award-winning Asian therapies that Banyan Tree Spas have become known for—creating a balance of the five elements, both in rejuvenating treatments and in the interior design of the 11-room facility. The spa, in congruence with its trendy location on the Bund, (a region riddled with both contemporary business facilities and historical landmarks) combines modern and edgy Asian décor with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.... Read More

Luxury Spa in Italy Offering Peculiar Treatments

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

As far as luxury spas go, Vair Spa inside Italy's Borgo Egnazia Hotel, is very unique to say the least. In an effort to offer a "made in Italy" experience, patrons are assured that the rejuvenating, natural ingredients like olive oil, sea salt, and citrus extract used during their soothing treatments came straight from the surrounding Puglia area.... Read More

 
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