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Quartz Crystal Spa to Open January 31 at the New Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto

Dec 29, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Inspired by old world European quartz baths, the essence of this healing mineral is the foundation for signature quartz treatments at Quartz Crystal Spa™, which will open at the new Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto on January 31st, 2012. Embracing the restorative healing and purifying philosophy behind quartz crystal, the 15,000 square-foot bi-level sanctuary will offer a lavish selection of treatments with a focus on harmonizing the mind, body and soul. "Quartz Crystal Spa™ was designed with true passion and a vision to create a timeless experience of calm, balance and revitalization through the healing properties of the quartz mineral," said Inna Levitan, owner, Quartz... Read More

St. Regis Resorts & Jazz at Lincoln Center Partner on New Clubs

Dec 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is partnering with New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, the world renowned organization run under the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, on a series of new jazz clubs at its luxe properties beginning with Doha in Qatar. Schedule to open in 2012 at the soon to be St. Regis Doha, the club will be the jazz institution’s first ever venue outside of New York City and is the first in a planned portfolio of five clubs in all. The stylish spaces will be modeled on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City, a venue for live music and elegant entertaining. Marsalis will personally oversee the programming at the new clubs, designed to provide... Read More

Four Seasons Resort Maldives Unveils Night Spa

Dec 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Sybaritic spa treatments are par for the course at the world’s best luxury resorts, but as always the Four Seasons Maldives Collection has found a way to elevate the experience to the ethereal. The Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa has unveiled The Night Spa, a new nocturnal offering taking advantage of the incredible moonlit nights. Guests at the exotic island oasis can now indulge in a range of lunar-inspired treatments under the stars on the resort’s perfect, private beach. Open from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly, The Night Spa offers a choice of four 150-minute open-air lunar rituals, available at any time but most beneficial at certain periods. Devised by luxe Australian skin care company Sodashi to “attune the body... Read More

Thai Airways Wins Best Airline in Southeast Asia

Dec 8, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On December 1, 2011, Thai Airways International (THAI) accepted the award as the Best Airline in Southeast Asia at Global Traveler Magazine’s 2011 GT Tested Awards. For the eighth consecutive year, Global Traveler Magazine conducted its GT Tested Reader Survey, asking frequent business and luxury travelers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories. More than 36,000 people responded. "It is a great honor to be given this award and to be recognized by our customers as the Best Airline in Southeast Asia. Our goal is to provide excellent service and to continue to find ways to enhance customer experience,” said Thai Airways’ General Manager, USA, Central and South America, Mr. Sutsveta... Read More

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Undergoes $51 Million Transformation

Dec 8, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This month the renowned Hilton San Francisco Union Square embarks on a $51 million redevelopment project that will transform 550 guest rooms and function space. The project incorporates 21st century design features ensuring the hotel’s positioning as the city’s premier hotel and conference venue. The renovation is part of a three-year, $3 billion plan of significant property renovations currently underway across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. The project began November 22, and ultimately will encompass a complete makeover of all guest rooms in the hotel’s original building, constructed in 1964.... Read More

New Year's Eve Packages from Our Favorite Luxury Hotels

Dec 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching, it’s time to make plans to see it in with style. Luckily some of our favorite luxury hotels are offering the chance to do that. The super-chic Setai Miami can always be counted on for a well-planned New Year’s bash brimming with both champagne and elegance, and this season is no exception. The hotel is hosting an exclusive “journey” to Marrakech circa 1950, and guests are advised to dress appropriately (think Bogart and Bacall in Casablanca and you won’t go wrong). The highlight of the evening will be a Tattinger Champagne welcome reception and six-course tasting menu by Executive Chef David Werly. The hotel’s renowned The Restaurant and Grill, along with The... Read More

Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Unveils Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

Dec 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Puerto Rico’s The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan has long been one of the Caribbean’s premier destinations. Now the award-winning beachside resort has just unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation and enhancement project designed by renowned firm Jeffery Beers International. Upgrades were made to all of the hotel’s 416 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Beers blended a modern, sophisticated aesthetic with the resort’s traditional island elegance using a provocative color palette of canary yellow with deep aqua blue, teal and chartreuse detailing, evoking Puerto Rico’s azure waters and lush tropical landscape. Modern, stylish furnishings and contemporary paintings complete the new look.... Read More

The Vines Resort and Spa to Open in Argentina's Wine Country

Dec 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The team behind Recuerdo Wines, part of the Bespoke Collection portfolio of artisanal brands and experiences, is planning to open the The Vines Resort and Spa in Mendoza, Argentina late this year.... Read More

 
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