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9 Hotels & Destinations to Completely Unplug, Disconnect and Recharge

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Each year since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), gives techies a reason to celebrate their favorite gadgets and see what’s up-and-coming. So what’s the feedback this year? More new-fangled toys, talking refrigerators, or TVs with four screens masked as one large box? Maybe it’s time to shift the comfort back to simple comforts: a good book, a cozy hammock, and ocean breezes. With that in mind, here are nine low-tech retreats where guests can unplug, disconnect, and enjoy the moment.

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Halaveli Heaven: Diving, Snorkeling & Relaxing on a Five-Star Island Resort in the Maldives

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Jet skiing across the bumpy waves, the spray from the Indian Ocean would’ve obscured my vision if it wasn’t for my sunglasses. Even if I were to fall off, it couldn’t wipe the wide, maniacal grin from my face. My companions and I were heading away from Constance Halaveli—a stunningly luxurious resort in the North Ari Atoll in the Maldives— towards a small deserted sand bank in the middle of the bluest ocean I’d ever laid eyes on.

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

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

As the largest and most populated city in Canada, Toronto is a bustling financial and entertainment destination in Ontario. From the famous CN Tower to exciting amusement parks, scenic cobblestone beaches, world-class shopping and museums, there’s something for every traveler in this Canadian capital.

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Capella Pedregal Named #1 Hotel in Cabo San Lucas by Travel + Leisure

Dec 31, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Capella Pedregal has reason to celebrate other than the ball dropping this New Year’s—the property has been named #1 Hotel in Cabo, Mexico by Travel + Leisure for the third year in a row, along with making the “Top 50 Hotels in the World” list. If that wasn’t enough, Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List recognized Capella Pedregal as one of the “World’s Best Beach Hotels.” 

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The Swiss Alps' Chedi Andermatt Opens as the Country's Only Year-Round Resort

Dec 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Large comfy chairs, big furry blankets, and beautifully designed fireplaces are a few of the offerings at the new five-star Chedi Andermatt hotel and residences in the Swiss Alps. Guests and owners coming in from the snowy slopes are welcomed into the property’s stylish wood paneling which creates an environment perfectly suited for a cozy Switzerland experience.

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Ireland's Ashford Castle Recreates Prince of Wales' 1905 Hunting Party

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The prestigious Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland, one of the United Kingdom’s most impressive historic estates, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary as a luxury hotel. It did so by recreating a famed hunting party held for the Prince of Wales on the castle’s grounds in 1905. Now a five-star member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the castle was first built on the estate in 1228 by the Anglo-Norman family, House of Burke. It has been rebuilt several times over the decades and ultimately becoming a world-class hotel in 1939.

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Sofitel Opens Two New Hotels in Dubai and Bali This Year

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Sofitel has brought their flair for sophisticated French hospitality to popular destinations all over the world, most recently landing in Dubai and Bali. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa opened its Polynesian-themed hotel in July 2013 and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort—the brand’s first Indonesian property—is set to open on December 20, 2013.

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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:

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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. 

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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.

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Abu Dhabi: UAE's Booming City Quickly Becoming a Desert Oasis of Luxury

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield  |  1 Comment

Like a lottery player who dreams of the beautiful things money could buy and finally hits the big number, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates revels in its wealth. Abu Dhabi has been on a mission to create a city of incredible architectural beauty ever since oil was found off its shores in 1958. It boasts cultural and educational institutions, healthcare, and luxury accommodations rarely seen these days in any other part of the world. Some call Abu Dhabi the “baby city” because it’s so new, having risen up out of the desert with stunning speed. High-rise buildings seem to appear on a daily basis.

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Olympus Real Estate Partners Sets Record in Sale of Calistoga Ranch

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Olympus Real Estate Partners developed Napa Valley’s Calistoga Ranch 10 years ago and just announced its sale on November 20, 2013. As part of this effort, the resort’s marketing team has already sold all of the property’s 22 residential units.

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Missoni Hotels' Designer Toiletries Line Now Available at Limited Luxury Hotels

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  2 Comments

Don’t have travel plans to the Missoni Hotels in Edinburgh or Kuwait? No worries. You can now get a sample of the Missoni Hotels experience at dozens of luxury destinations that are the first to provide the designer’s hotel line of toiletries to their guests.

 

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Ritz-Carlton to Open New Property in Nanjing, China in 2015

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Another big name in the luxury hotel industry has announced its plan to continue expansion into Asia. Ritz-Carlton revealed they would be opening a new hotel in first quarter 2015 in Nanjing, China, one of the country’s four great ancient capitals.

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Napa Valley's Five-Star Calistoga Ranch Acquired by Auberge Resorts

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Last week, an agreement was made between Auberge Resorts, Adventurous Journeys Capital Parnters, and vintners Bill Foley and Michael Uytengsu to acquire Napa Valley’s award-winning Calistoga Ranch. Auberge has been operating the five-star property since it opened in 2004, which has frequently been named as one of the best resorts in the world and featured on coveted lists by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

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