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Halekulaniís La Mer Continues to Top Hawaii's Best Restaurants Rankings

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

La Mer continues to be Hawaii’s number one restaurant, adding a 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating to its list of accolades, including being the longest consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond eatery in Hawaii. Halekulani's Neoclassic restaurant features an acclaimed menu of dishes inspired by the south of France using local ingredients, along with an an award-winning wine list, impeccable fine dining service, and beautifully framed views of Diamond Head.

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The Grand Del Mar Announces 2014 Culinary Events: Oscars Party, Salsa Night & More

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

A new year means a new schedule of foodie fun at one of San Diego’s most distinguished hotels, The Grand Del Mar. Named California’s #1 Resort in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards and #1 Hotel in the United States 2014 by TripAdvisor, this luxurious SoCal destination knows how to show its guests a good time, and its 2014 lineup of events should be no exception.

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The Lodge At Torrey Pines Receives AAA Five Diamond Award for 12 Years Running

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Located on the 18th hole of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, high up on the cliffs of La Jolla, is a SoCal resort like none other. The Lodge at Torrey Pines continues to garner attention not only for its stunning location and championship golf, but for its distinctive spa treatments, farm-to-table restaurants, wedding and meeting services, and luxury accommodations. Their dedication to excellence has earned them the 2014 AAA Five Diamond award.

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A Quick Guide to 6 Of the Best Cities Along the French Riviera

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan

During the middle ages, the French built their settlements on the Mediterranean hills for optimal protection against their foreign enemies. Today, their foresight makes the colorful, elevated villages both scenic and awe-inspiring for visitors to the French Riviera. From absinthe-tasting in 9th century cellars to viewing original work by Chagall or Picasso in unlikely places and luxury hotels, there are unexpected delights in every village. Here are some tips to navigate the diverse towns in this charming destination.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Global Growth With 74 New Openings in 2013

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In 2013 alone, Starwood Hotels & Resorts opened 74 new properties in 22 countries and signed 152 hotel agreements, continuing its rapid growth and expansion worldwide. This is the fourth consecutive year Starwood has increased signings and secured the most deals since 2007. Another solid year is expected for 2014, with contracts already made across all nine brands. Sixty percent of the new ventures were in fast-growing markets including Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

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Karl Lagerfeld To Design Two New "Grand Apartments" For Paris' HŰtel de Crillon

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Love him or hate him, Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion expertise always seems to be in demand. This time Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon is enlisting the help of the style icon to design two of its suites as the entire property undergoes an extensive renovation.

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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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