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Surf, Ski & Spa All On One California Getaway

Apr 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

With so many tempting California getaway options, it can be hard to choose which vacation to choose: skiing on the slopes, sunbathing at the beach, unwinding at spas or winery-hopping? Luckily, SoCal visitors don’t have to choose with the Experience California hotel and touring packages offered by Montage Laguna Beach. The five-star beach resort’s concierge has created four white-glove offers for guests such as escorted adventures, private dining and bespoke pampering.

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Experiencing the 2-Year-Old Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Apr 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Moroccan King Mohammed VI arrived at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam on the same day I was departing, an indication of the level of clientele the property caters to. Once a collection of six patrician houses built during the Golden Age, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is now a luxurious hotel situated on the UNESCO heritage protected Herengracht canal, the city’s oldest.

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5 Under-the-Radar, Eco-Friendly Hotels We Love

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Just because earth day is only 24 hours, doesn’t mean you should run right out and fuel up your private jet without a care in the world tomorrow. But if you must, you can take solace in knowing that your luxury hotel of choice may have already adopted some pretty unassuming ways to care for both you and the environment during your stay. 

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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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This is How You Should Start Each Day at Coachella

Mar 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Coachella, the annual music and arts festival in Indio, California is considered one of the best in the country. It is also the fourth most-attended in the nation with around 180,000 people visiting each year. As a southern California resident, Coachella is my jam. I’ve been enough times to know that by the end the three-day weekend your body is exhausted (and a whole lot dustier). 

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Wroclaw: European Capital Culture 2016

Mar 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

Wroclaw, Poland’s fourth largest city, is hosting a full slate of events this year connected to its designation as European Cultural Capital 2016. Located in the southwestern part of the country, the “Venice of Poland” is roughly a three-hour drive from Berlin, Prague, Dresden and Krakow.

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A Look at One&Only Palmilla One Year After Its Resurrection

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Katie Chang

Upon entering your suite at One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, your dedicated butler will immediately offer you tequila while he gets you get situated in the room. That’s because all 174 rooms and suites come with a bottle of aged reposado as a welcome amenity. The tequila has been aged for 12 months in white oak barrels and sits neatly next to little wells of sea salt and freshly-cut limes. 

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7 Very Grown Up Easter Egg Hunts

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Is it just us or did Easter sneak up on you too? With visions of Cadbury eggs, pastel color schemes and Champagne brunches filling our minds, it may have come early, but we’re definitely ready to celebrate. Across the globe, hotels are commemorating the holiday with plenty of activities for the little ones and festive dining options on Sunday. 

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5 of Ireland's Best Castles-Turned-Hotels

Mar 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s pretty safe to assume that as a child you had dreams of one day living in and owning your own castle (thanks, Disney). Although we may have grown out of our illusions of being royalty ourselves, there’s still a level of intrigue that comes with sleeping inside a place with so much history. 

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VIDEO: An Inside Look at the Iconic Raffles Singapore

Mar 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Richard Crawford

Since Raffles Singapore Hotel opened in 1887, it has seen the surrounding area grow from a colonial trading center under the rule of the British Empire to a thriving independent modern city-state. The hotel's historian Leslie Danker will happily tell you about the property's many famous guests over the years, including statesmen, entertainers and royalty.

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Iconic Hotel del Coronado Sold in Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

Mar 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Acquired in a $6.5 billion deal this week, Hotel del Coronado was sold to Chinese-based Anbang Insurance Group along with 16 other properties under the Strategic Hotels & Resorts brand. This deal comes just three months after Blackstone Group LP purchased the Strategic brand for around $450 million.

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Virginia’s Most Gentlemanly Place to Play Golf

Mar 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Keswick Hall and Golf Club, the Forbes five-star, 600-acre resort set in Virginia’s Hunt Country, is now the country’s most gentlemanly place to play golf thanks to the recent addition of a Pete Dye-designed course dubbed Full Cry. The course takes its name from the most exciting part of foxhunting, when all the foxhounds in the pack howl and bark in unison in full pursuit of their quarry.

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Top Female Travel Execs Weigh in On Industry Trends

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Studies show that 80 percent of all travel decisions are made by women, and they control $15 trillion in spending power, according to the Harvard Business Review. Today’s female traveler is not only impacting the industry, but reshaping it. Yet, when we look behind the curtain of luxury brands in the hospitality sector, we find that many C-Suites are still being occupied by men. CNN Money reports that “only 14.2 percent of the top five leadership positions at the companies in the S&P 500 are held by women.”

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La Dolce Vita at The Baglioni Hotel Regina

Mar 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

Before you even get settled into the five-star Baglioni Hotel Regina in Rome, one of the property’s butlers will request to unpack your bags for you. It’s this kind of service and attention to detail that is at the forefront of a stay at this over-a-century-old hotel.

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Iconic HMS Hermes to be Turned Into Five-Star Hotel

Mar 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Originally, the HMS Hermes aircraft carrier was part of the Royal Navy before becoming the flagship of the British military’s taskforce commissioned to recapture the Falkland Islands from Argentina in 1982. After its successful mission and almost 35 years later, the iconic carrier re-named Viraat will be decommissioned in June and turned into a 600-room, five-star hotel.

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