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The Most Expensive U.S. Destination For New Year’s Eve Is…

Dec 31, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

CheapHotels.org recently conducted a survey to reveal which U.S. destination is the most expensive for New Year’s Eve. Based on hotel room rates, Miami Beach came out on top among 30 popular cities across the country. Party-goers in the sunny Florida locale can expect to pay at least $360 on the night of December 31, 2013 for the most affordable double room in a three-star hotel.... Read More

Get The Red Carpet Treatment at These Luxury Hotels During The GRAMMYs & Oscars

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

With awards season right around the corner Los Angeles’ best luxury hotels are offering some blinged-out packages fit for the stars. The GRAMMYs are set to take place at Downtown’s LA LIVE on January 26, 2014 and The Academy Awards in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014. So let’s take a look at how some of our favorite hotel brands are rolling out the red carpet to make every guest feel like a celebrity.... Read More

New York City Hotel Packages For Super Bowl XLVIII

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It’s the day football fans have been waiting for all season: The Super Bowl! The first outdoor, cold weather championship will kick off February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium and to be a part of it, you’ll want to reserve your hotel and tickets now. ... Read More

TravelAdvisor Names Traveler's Choice Top Destinations on the Rise for 2014

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

TripAdvisor released their yearly Travelers' Choice Awards and not only are they letting us know the best places we love to travel, but also where we’re we'll be heading in the future. Along with categories like "Hotels for Romance," "Islands," and "All-Inclusive Resorts," they revealed their top 10 choices for what they believe are Destinations on the Rise. Fifty-four locations around the world made the coveted list after receiving positive feedback year after year.... Read More

Book a Luxury Hotel In New York City At Bargain Prices During Hotel Week NYC

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Staying in a luxury hotel in New York City can be out of reach for some, but not during Hotel Week. From January 3-12, 2014, 30 high-end properties around the city will be offering rooms for $100, $200 and $300 a night, as opposed to their typical $500 per night rates. Whether visiting the city for the first time, or just in need of a staycation, this is a great opportunity for people to save some cash after the holidays and spend it out on the town. Here are a few of the best participating hotels:... Read More

17th Century Hotel Bristol Remains an Elegant Destination in One of Europe's Most Livable Cities

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It’s no wonder Vienna, the “City of Music,” attracts nearly three times as many tourists as its 1.7 million residents yearly. Immaculately intact since its 17th and 18th century glory, Vienna is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities; a title that lures international urban planners to study its layout and culture. Austria’s capital city is home to dozens of opera houses, art institutes, and Baroque-era palaces that dazzle visitors who enjoy its refined preference for luxurious style. ... Read More

Get The Facts About Aruba: When To Go, Where To Stay & More

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

With year-round balmy weather, friendly natives and white sand beaches, it’s no wonder 1.5 million tourists travel to Aruba each year. Because its temperatures sit comfortably around 80 F, visitors can be found scuba diving off Hadicurari Beach, touring Arikok National Park, or shopping in Oranjestad by day, and attending carnivals, food and wine festivals, sporting events, and concerts by night.... Read More

Russia's Outbound Tourism is Second Largest Globally

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

A report conducted by industry experts and booking site Hotels.com reveals that Russia has become the second fastest growing outbound travel market. Last year alone, Russians spent $43 billion on international travel, making it the fifth largest foreign travel market in the world. The number of tourists has jumped from 7.7 million in 2006 to 35.7 million in 2012, and is projected to continue growing an average of 7.5 percent each year to 2017.... Read More

Historic Hotels of America Adds 21 New Properties

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

During the 24th annual Historic Hotels of America Conference, 21 new members from 14 states were welcomed into the distinguished group. The luncheon was held in their honor at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each of the hotels is 50 to 247 years old and has a unique charm like The Jefferson, Washington, D.C which celebrates the third president, and American Queen Steamboat, the only steamboat in the U.S. that guests can stay overnight in.... Read More

Four Seasons First Luxury Hotel Brand To Launch Pinterest’s New Place Pins

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was one of the first brands to use Pinterest’s new Place Pins feature that allows details like the address or phone number of a location to be added to a pin. When planning a vacation, users can get more localized information—specifically on the Four Season’s four map-enabled boards, Gastronomic Travel, Concierge Recommends: Europe Uncovered, Extraordinary Honeymoons and Around the World by Private Jet.... Read More

The Most Popular Holiday Destination For Canadians Is...

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

With the holiday season in full swing, traveling to see friends and family is an impending event. And recently a list showing the top ten destinations Canadians (in particular) will be heading to for their winter vacations just emerged. Offering great deals and reduced prices, U.S. cities like Las Vegas and San Francisco will be visited by our neighbors to the north, and those staying domestic will end up in Montreal and Vancouver among others. The balmy weather and family-oriented activities have put Orlando at the top of the list followed by New York City and Toronto.... Read More

Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa: Sea Therapy in Southern Corsica

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Leave your door ajar and the rhythmic ebb and flow of the sea over the rocks outside your bedroom provides the perfect accompaniment to sleep—the ideal location of Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa snug along Corsica’s southern shore allows for this every night. With sliding glass doors, guests have a picture perfect view out to nearby rocky ledges licked by rolling waves of surf, a mesh of green forest beyond, and a long slim arm of a promontory pointing its fingers out to the Mediterranean.... Read More

Get to Know Ireland's Historic Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Vacations in Ireland are not complete without a visit, or even better, a stay in one of the many medieval castles located around the mountains and rugged shorelines—particularly if it’s a rainy day. Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club in County Clare, ancestral home of the O’Brien’s, Barons of Inchiquin, offers one such opportunity. A 15-minute drive from Shannon International Airport, the property is reached along a winding, tree-lined road that bypasses a boating lake and a golf course in the grounds. The grey-stoned, gothic-style castle comes into view over the tops of several undulating hills.... Read More

The Best Tourism Town In Ireland Is...

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Failte Ireland, the country’s National Tourism Development Authority, has announced the 10 cities that are up for their award honoring Ireland's best tourism town. The award acknowledges the villages that have gone above and beyond to make the country that much more alluring to tourists. "Tourism isn't just a business, it's a community industry and that's why the whole community has a role in supporting tourism," said Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism.... Read More

Corsica's La Signoria Hotel Retains its French Roots in Today's Modern World

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

La Signoria, a Relais & Châteaux hotel just outside the northwest Corsican town of Calvi, simply oozes old world charm—no surprise considering it was previously the 18th century Genoese estate of ‘La Paratella’ under Louis XV, later given to the Marquis Murat de la Serpriere. Taken over 25 years ago by Jean-Baptiste Ceccaldi and his wife, it has retained much of its authenticity while offering delightful touches of modern luxury.... Read More

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