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Hilton Cuddles Up With UGG Australia for Christmas in July

Jul 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Melbourne, Australia. It’s not such a wacky concept; after all, Oz is currently in the throes of its coldest season. But Ugg Australia and Hilton decided to go full Santa by turning two hotel rooms into winter wonderlands. From July 1 through August 31 Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DoubleTree Hilton Melbourne Flinders Street will deck their halls...

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A Place to Call Home When Exploring Downtown Sydney

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Located near the Royal Botanical Gardens and just steps from the Opera House, the Rocks, and Circular Quay, is The InterContinental Sydney, a beautiful hotel inside a 19th century New South Wales Treasury building. The restored structure—complete with the original wrought iron elevator—creates an inspiring meeting spot called The Cortile, where patrons come to admire the architecture and meet for drinks, nibbles, or a lavish afternoon tea.

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An Aussie Sampling of Tetsuya Wakuda’s Famed Fare

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Though many restaurants have come and gone over the years, Tetsuya’s has stood the test of time. The Relais & Châteaux property has in fact been a top spot in Australia’s culinary capital for nearly 30 years, claiming a place on San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants nine years in a row.

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Hunter Valley Wine Country's 5 Not-to-be-Missed Restaurants

Mar 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Just a 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, the Hunter Valley Wine Country is the oldest and most historic wine region in Australia. As it is especially well known for Semillon and Shiraz, a visit will result in tasting endless varietal blends and expressions of these grapes along with other varietals grown in nearby regions. While the wines are the stars of the show, the valley’s dining scene is just as impressive. Every establishment strives to serve seasonal local fare that highlights the area’s wines. Here are five of the area’s best restaurants that are worth a visit:

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Exploring One of the Most Untouched Places in the World

Feb 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

The northern most region of the state of Western Australia, Kimberley, is one of the most remote and sparsely populated regions on earth. It is largely undeveloped and untouched, yet is a bounty of pristine landscapes, archaeologically significant, pre-historic treasures and wild adventures that predate almost anything of their kind around the world. The coast is especially abundant and difficult to access.

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The Langham Hotel: A Beacon of Refined Elegance in Melbourne's City Center

Nov 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Paul Edwards

Almost instantly, The Langham, Melbourne lets you know what it stands for: opulence, efficiency and class. The 347-room property fills a central position in the hip Southbank arts precinct and has far-reaching views of the central business district across the Yarra River. 

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Virtuoso Survey Reveals Luxury Traveler's Top 5 Must-Have Experiences For 2016

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Everyone has a dream destination in mind when it comes to traveling or one that they return to year-after-year because of their unabashed love for the city. But what guides us in our decision-making efforts? As travel trends change and new ones emerge, how do today’s luxury sojourners look at the world and select their upcoming holidays?

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Virtuoso Survey Reveals Luxury Traveler's Top 5 Must-Have Experiences For 2016

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Everyone has a dream destination in mind when it comes to traveling or one that they return to year-after-year because of their unabashed love for the city. But what guides us in our decision-making efforts? As travel trends change and new ones emerge, how do today’s luxury sojourners look at the world and select their upcoming holidays?

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5 of Australia's Best Glamping Sites to Soak in All of the Country's Natural Beauty

Oct 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Jason Hall

Australia’s beauty is undeniable. It boasts some of the globe’s best landscapes and unique wildlife paired together with stunning beaches and clear blue waters. For the nature lover, this is one of those destinations that can’t be missed in one’s lifetime. With brilliant snorkeling and scuba diving, million-year-old rainforests, vibrant cities and inventive cuisine, Australia a multi-cultural country filled with endless activities and experiences to discover. While there are plenty of hotels in the Land Down Under, one of the best ways to really see the country is by glamping. Here are five of the best luxury camps to consider on your next Aussie adventure.

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Capture Sydney’s Beauty With These 7 Hotels & Their Picture-Perfect Views

Oct 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sydney, Australia is easily one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The bustling city is home to some 4.6 million people, the iconic Sydney Opera House, rows of yachts resting in the harbor and a plethora of new restaurants popping up each month. With autumn already in full swing, right now is a great time to visit Harbour City. 

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A Luxury Hotel Spa Bucket List: 10 Spas You Simply Have to Experience

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Traveling can be tough on our bodies. Throw in jetlag and a new climate to acclimate yourself to, and it can be pretty tiring. But any smart vacationer knows that finding the perfect hotel for your trip means ensuring that its spa is just as distinguished as its guestrooms. And these days, resort spas are becoming more than just another amenity.

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Princess Cruises Crowns Chef Curtis Stone its New Kitchen King

Aug 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Cruise ship dining is about to get a whole lot finer (and cruise chefs more epically handsome). As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Princess Cruises is preparing to disembark on a new culinary voyage in an exclusive partnership with superstar Chef Curtis Stone. The Michelin-star chef and author of six bestselling cookbooks will serve up elevated new menus aboard Princess voyages starting this fall, and then will expand his menus to the entire Princess fleet by the end of the year.

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6 Full-Service Private Islands You Should Book For Your Upcoming Destination Wedding

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’re betting that when you were young, you dreamt of your perfect wedding, maybe even to the point of making scrapbooks filled with your favorite décor, flowers and attire. Good news is, now that you’re all grown up, those aspirations can finally be turned into reality—starting with the location. And if you ask us, one of the best ways to say “I Do,” is by having a destination wedding.

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P&O Cruises to Debut New Luxury Ships Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria in November

Jun 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Aria and Eden will debut this November with fresh, luxury upgrades. The new ships, which will be unveiled at the Sydney Harbour, will include new restaurants and bars, updated rooms and penthouse suites with private balconies, large spa baths, walk-in closets and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

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Pretty Beach House Reopens After 2-Year Remodel, The Results Are Stunning

May 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

If you’ve ever imagined your own personal retreat in Australia's New South Wales bushland, chances are your idyllic fantasy looks a lot like Pretty Beach House. The residence is an exclusive guest lodge offering butler service, stunning national parkland and shoreline views, and the utmost in privacy for a handful of guests. And it has just reopened after an extensive two-year remodel.   

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