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Inside the Illustrious Mind of Architect Sir Norman Foster

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sir Norman Foster — he was knighted in 1990 — is one of the world's most innovative and influential architectural minds, having first gained real fame in the early 1970s as the architect of the Willis Faber and Dumas headquarters in England. The founder and chairman of Foster + Partners, Foster has established himself as an authority of design, motivated by his passion for architectural exploration. Applauded for his artistic instinct, Foster seems endlessly flexible in his designs, creating buildings simultaneously for the present and future.... Read More

Eco-Friendly Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Recycles Wine Bottles at enoSteak

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

enoSteak at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has just upped their dedication to sustainability a little bit more.... Read More

New Eco-Friendly Fragrances Just in Time for Earth Month

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Though you might have the best intentions of living an eco-friendly lifestyle, the limited selection of all-natural beauty products might leave you frustrated. That's what Tania Reuben, founder of the website Pure Natural Diva, discovered when searching for a chemical-free perfume. She then asked herself why anyone should have to sacrifice luxury beauty products when trying to live in harmony with the Earth. Her solution was to develop a botanical-based fragrance line, whose upcoming release coincides strategically with Earth Month.... 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

Fairmont Continues Eco-Friendly Initiatives With Green Partnership Program

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In an effort to continually renew their dedication to the environment and the communities they are in, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts established the Green Partnership Program at their Canadian properties in 1990.... Read More

Highlights From a Weekend at Montage Beverly Hills

Mar 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  1 Comment

Beverly Hills, the epicenter of glamour and luxury on the west coast, is home to Montage Beverly Hills—a hotel exemplifying the same opulence and attention to detail that the city is known for. Its location—filled with frequent Hollywood high-society sightings, and just two blocks from Rodeo Drive’s chic shops—helps create an undeniable allure. As one of three Montage Hotels and Resorts properties, the Montage Beverly Hills is a distinct haven of "comfortable luxury." Here are a few of my favorite finds during a recent stay:... Read More

Eco-Friendly Event at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel This March

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Show you care in the comfort and luxury of the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The hotel is hosting Stories of the Cosmos as a way to celebrate Earth Hour with guests and local residents. The complimentary event will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 on the Eco-Adventure Center’s Connect the Dots outdoor game board. Earth Hour is an international event that encourages awareness about climate change by having people and businesses around the world turn off their electronic devices at the same time. “By holding Stories of the Cosmos outside by candlelight, we are supporting the Earth Hour mission, as well as offering a fun, educational experience for guests of all ages,” said Eco-Adventure Center Director Lyn Evins.... Read More

Johnny Depp's Baby Mama is the New Face of H&M

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

H&M has brought in French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis as the face of its newest campaign for its Conscious collection. The fashion brand's new line is apparently more eco-friendly than anything they've done in the past, made completely from sustainable materials (like organic cotton and recycled polyester) and is filled with ruffles and optimistic floral prints.... Read More

A New Sensory Education | Karisma Hotels & Resorts Partners With Kendall-Jackson

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Usually, food and wine events are dazzling displays of culinary artistry and ability—events where theory and practice become one. And, paired with great wine, these events create sensual reciprocities of taste, texture, and color; one taste working with others, often creating a savory taste synergy, called Umami—a kind of taste perfection—a word coined by the Japanese. But rarely do food and wine events define these things, PLUS a dual brand evolution of both hotel and wine. Yet this event, The first Jackson Family Wine Culinary Series, by Karisma, did all three.... Read More

Natural Beauty Alternatives Found in Your Own Kitchen

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh  |  1 Comment

These days, society seems to be all about healthy alternatives, whether that’s in your cooking pantry, your medicine cabinet, or your makeup bag. The organic and natural replacement fad has gained more attention in recent years, but those who are devoted to the practice have developed a slew of healthy and eco-friendly alternatives to mainstream luxury beauty products. Most of these all-star ingredients can be found in your own kitchen, so if you’ve been thinking about jumping on the all-natural bandwagon, gives these healthy choices a try!... 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

Find Urban Solace at Shanghai's Newest Luxury Hotel Twelve at Hengshan

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Located in the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai’s hottest cosmopolitan area, the Twelve at Hengshan is enveloped in cafes, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and restored art-deco buildings. The building itself was designed by Mario Botta, who is also responsible for the iconic San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, using eco-friendly materials. The architecture stands out among the historic surroundings in its contemporary design, but Botta dressed the façade in natural terracotta, which is popular along the streets of Hengshan. The 171 luxury guest rooms encase a Chinese-style secret garden to promote Zen-like awareness of the environment.... Read More

Hide Out in the Hills of Mexican Wine Country at Eco-Friendly Endémico

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Chopin said, "It is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." It seems that partners in hospitality, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha live and breathe that philosophy. The two are joint owners of Grupo Habita, a Mexico City-based hospitality brand, and have created a number of boutique hotels commended for their originality and aestheticism.... 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

W Hotel San Francisco Partners With View in Search of Sustainability

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The W San Francisco has partnered with View to showcase Dynamic Glass that helps to improve guests experience as well as improve the hotel's efforts to go green. View Dynamic Glass will be introduced into its lobby and lounge areas, eliminating the need for shades, blinds, or other obstructive window treatments while maintaining the W's aesthetic. Dynamic Glass uses electrochromic technology to regulate the amount of heat and light that enters a building, making it perfect for commercial use by reducing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting energy usage in commercial buildings by 20 percent, and HVAC peak load by 25 percent.... Read More

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