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Conquer Your Fears Between Spa Treatments: Here's What it's Like to Live at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Sep 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The drive from San Diego to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona includes some major temperature spikes and terrain changes—you get rocky mountains, unforgiving deserts (including one that doubled for Star Wars’ Tatooine), and miles and miles of Saguaro cacti. Though the thermostat may jump from to a suffocating 115 degrees by the time you hit Yuma, it’s alright because Marana seems to be at least 15 degrees cooler than its neighboring towns and cities.

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London's Most Expensive Hotel Reopens & Offers its Royal Suite for Just $47k Per Night

Sep 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It has been 19 months since The Lanesborough shut its doors for its £80 million ($122M) renovation, but as of August, it has officially reopened. Being hailed as London’s most expensive luxury hotel—the cheapest room is £720 ($1,098) a night—the building’s new look has designer Alberto Pinto to thank. Known for his work on private residences and yachts, Pinto allows the space’s 18th century glamour to shine by getting rid of outdated materials and techniques, and bringing in modern technologies and gilded ceilings.   

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The Newly-Opened 1 Hotel South Beach is One of the Most Eco-Friendly Properties in Florida

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Plans for the uber eco-friendly 1 Hotel South Beach were first announced back in 2006 by Starwood Capital Group, but when the economic crisis hit in 2008, it was put on hiatus. Finally this past spring, after seven long years and a $270 million renovation, the hotel officially opened and by the looks of it, they absolutely nailed it. 

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The Iconic Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is a Scintillating Jewel in the Heart of Orchard Road

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Travelers of today love to be pampered with brilliant experiences that create memories of a lifetime, and Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is the gem that will dazzle your holiday in Singapore. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, the five-star property is a welcome sight in a city that is intriguing, fast-paced and ever-evolving.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch's $2,000 Cigar is Most Likely Rihanna Approved

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to smoke one of the top five most expensive cigars in the world, now is your chance. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch has partnered with Fumar Cigars to offer His Majesty’s Reserve Gurkha at the their speakeasy lounge. The rare and special cigars sell for $2,000 a cigar and are made in the Dominican Republic. 

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Seychelles' Original Five-Star Resort Is Still One of the Island Country’s Best

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Asia may have Bali and the Maldives, but Africa has the Seychelles. An archipelago just off the coast of Madagascar, the Seychelles are blessed with powder-white beaches, lush rainforest canopies, and winding roadways that hug unending picturesque coastlines. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, the Aldabra, the once-dubbed “Garden of Eden,” and the Vallee de Mai, are major draws to this island with a population just over 90,000.

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The Once-Forgotten and Beautiful Country of Zimbabwe is Making a Slow Comeback, Know the Facts Before Going

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Zimbabwe has been in the news a lot recently, but not in terms of travel. By now, most know that the landlocked country was the scene of Cecil the Lion’s death. But if you've really been paying attention, you know that it has also been making headline for being the scene of one of the worst cases of inflation in modern history. 

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Is The Mulia the World’s Best Beach Resort?

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas in Bali are quite simply one of the world’s most elegant beachfront escapes. Encompassing three properties in one, the five star accommodations are situated along the gorgeous Nusa Dua's Bay, long a favorite of elite travelers. From alluring suites to chic lounges and oceanfront pools, the resort sets out to go beyond what guests expect in terms of elegance, amenities and service.

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The Future Of Luxury Hotels Includes More Tech, Less Tech & Guest Personalization

Aug 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

The luxury hotel space is competitive but players are stepping up to the plate to keep up with rapidly evolving consumer demands. Here we investigate some on the cutting edge and what’s ahead. Last month, in conversation with Robert Cheng, Group VP Marketing of the prestigious Peninsula Hotels Group, despite the plethora of exciting initiatives in the pipeline for the company, we found ourselves continuously drawn back to a particularly prevalent discussion on technology, innovation and their place in the luxury hotel space.

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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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