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8 Best NYC Hotels to Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The famed Macy’s Day Parade attracts hundreds of visitors each year to its festive celebration which started back in 1924. Instead of battling the crowds for the perfect spot along the parade route, watch the three-hour event directly from your hotel room. These properties provide the best views for watching the second oldest Thanksgiving procession in the U.S.

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A New Look and a New Identity For The Iconic Rittenhouse in Philly

Nov 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes a makeover can also mean a new identity. And that's exactly what The Rittenhouse, Philadelphia’s premier luxury hotel, is hoping for with their $10 million revitalization project due to complete in 2014. Hoping for a more modern presence, the hotel is working to change things up while retaining the allure of its historic roots.

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Final Phase of $49M Renovation Completed at Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The final phase of a year-long USD $49 million renovation of Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires has been completed and includes a new restaurant, spa and venues that will help add a trendier vibe to brand that is known more for its elegant furnishings than its hip atmosphere.

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Escape to the Charmingly-Chic Terre Blanche in France's Southeastern Region

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort, located in Eastern Provence, France and nearby Cannes and the French Riviera, provides European travelers with a premier European destination in Southeastern France. This five-star resort is consistently rated as one of the best getaways on the globe and offers beautiful scenery, luxurious comforts, and activities.Sitting atop rolling hills that overlook the valley around Provence, Terre Blanche has 750 acres of exclusive property brimming with things to see and do at every turn. As the resort itself is designed to appear as its own private Provençal village, the hotel is as pleasant as it is comfortable. Views from around the resort include verdant landscaping, majes... Read More

5 Fancy Felines Living It Up At Leading Hotels of the World

Oct 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Let's face it, the Internet loves cats. Whether you consider yourself an animal lover or not, we are going to guess that you have laughed at a funny kitty video or secretly smiled when you saw a cute one. Some people aren't afraid to admit their love: Jason Mraz consistently posts pictures of his furry friends on his Instagram, Katy Perry nightly snuggles with her kitty and James Franco regularly chats with his buds Zelda and Sammy.

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5 Holiday Vacation Packages For a Festive Winter Break

Oct 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Holiday hotel packages are popping up everywhere, crowding in-boxes and social media feeds, making it harder to weed through and pick the right one for you. So we did some digging and put together a list of our five most exciting, festive or romantic packages for your December travels.

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Eco-Friendly e-Tuks Come To The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

During the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia on October 1, the new e-Tuk was unveiled to the masses. Already used around the world, the upgraded version of the three-wheeled rickshaw will now be employed at The Palm Resort & Spa in Dubai as transportation around the property in place of the typical golf cart.

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3 NYC Vacation Packages For A Festive Holiday Season

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

The fall/winter holiday season brings out the best that New York City has to offer, with splendid storefront displays, festive parades, romantic horse and buggy rides, fun-filled ice skating, and shopping galore. What's more, tourists can usually find special holiday packages at some of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan.

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An Updated Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe Makes its Comeback With Parisian Flair

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is officially open after full renovations to the flagship Paris hotel and now boasts an even stronger French sophistication. Imagined by the Studio Putman in collaboration with architectural agency IGLOO, new hotel sits a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe monument. The recent inauguration welcomed 800 guests including Robert Gaymer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Sofitel Worldwide; Olivia Putman, Studio Putman Artistic Director; Béatrice Schopflin, General Manager of Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe; gastronome and restaurateur José Da Rosa from Epicerie Da Rosa; and Rami Mekdachi... Read More

The Boulders Resort Creates a Unique Sense of Place in Carefree, Arizona

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I was expecting The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona to have something to do with rocks. Massive 12-million-year-old hillsides of boulders thoughtfully designed into a luxurious and tranquil desert oasis, however, completely exceeded all of my expectations. On a recent stay  and visit to the spa, I easily determined why locals and visitors from afar cherish such a special retreat.

 

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Celebrates 50 Years With Glamorous Gala

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Proving their unwavering status in the luxury hotel industry, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong celebrated their 50th anniversary with an over-the-top gala on October 18, 2013.

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COMO Hotels Launches 7-Night Himalayan Escape & Private Jet Service by Chapman Freeborn

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Kingdom of Bhutan, a tiny but beautiful country on the eastern end of the Himalayas, is home to a few exquisite luxury resorts; but it’s a little difficult to reach. Thanks to a new partnership between high-end COMO Hotels and Resorts and global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, however, elite travelers can now easily arrive in style. COMO, which owns Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos as well as other five-star Bhutanese luxury lodges, has launched an exclusive seven-night trip with flights to and from the country via private jet.

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Adriatic Luxury Hotels in Croatia Are Giving Neighboring European Countries a Run for Their Money

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Italy has some competition. Croatia, the slender post-Cold War country that sits just across the Adriatic Sea from the land that is home to pizzas and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is quietly luring the jet-setting class to its soil. In particular, the rugged coastal city of Dubrovnik offering unending views of the emerald sea and petite untouched islands is thriving with a surge of international guests. American couples and roving European families are quickly filling its medieval streets and winding coastal highways, and it is not a surprise to the Adriatic Luxury Hotels (ALH) group.

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Be The First to Try Dr. Alkaitis' Spa Products at The Renowned Coworth Park in Berkshire

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Melissa de Carteret

There are some names that inspire hushed tones and looks of reverence. Coworth Park in Berkshire, which reopened in 2010, after untold millions in renovations and three years in the making, is one such name. Previously, the 18th century country house was a place where royalty, historic figures and American colonists would rest their heads. Set in 240 acres of undulating parkland, a gentle canter from Ascot and within sight of the house where John Lennon wrote Imagine, it is the only hotel in Britain with its own polo fields, where you can ride in Windsor Great Park on Grand Prix dressage horses (or your own).

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Colorful Lights and a Tub With a View: ICH Los Angeles' Royal Suite Opens its Doors

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

At JustLuxe, we know a thing or two about extravagant hotel suites, so when we hear there’s a new one, we naturally want to take a look inside. The InterContinental Los Angeles at Beverly Hills just finished a complete redesign on their highest-end accommodation, the Royal Suite — so it’s as good as new to us.

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