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The 6 Best Rooftop Penthouse Suites in London

Feb 23, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’re quickly heading into peak tourist season for London, with the best months to visit being between March and May. The beauty of a spring trip means that you’ll get to experience the city’s blossoming parks and gardens while at the same time avoiding its muggy summers and dreary winters. As you begin planning for your next British escape, we found the best ways for you to really enjoy the weather and crisp air this spring: rooftop penthouses. Across the city, these six hotels offer stunning suites on the top floor of their respective properties and all include private terraces sitting high above London.

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Italian Opulence in the Heart of Vietnam

Feb 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It's been said that luxury travel is more than just about over-the-top accommodations and glittery amenities. And while of course we agree, sometimes, it really is all about the extravagance and showy nature of a hotel that really gets us.

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Kempinski Joins the Masses to Open New Properties in Cuba

Feb 9, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Cuba will soon have a new five-star hotel to boast about come summer. The Gran Hotel Kempinski Manzana La Habana will open inside the historic Manzana de Gómez building in the heart of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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Kempinski Hotel Bristol Remains a Berlin Favorite 65 Years Later

Dec 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Located on the corner of Kurfurstendamm and Fasanenstrasse, Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin, which opened in 1951, was the brand’s first-ever property. When it opened, it symbolized the rejuvenation of post-War Berlin itself. Today, the property still remains one of the city's best hotels for discerning travelers seeking top-notch accommodations, great service and a prime location. 

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Things to do In New York City During the Holidays

Dec 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

As a general rule, it’s hard to beat New York City at any time of year. And of course, the holiday season in the Big Apple is no exception. From the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to the Bryant Park Winter Village, the city dazzles with holiday splendor. There’s Christmas caroling, tree lighting ceremonies, nightly light shows across retail stores, and ice skating in Central Park. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the holiday season in NYC this year:

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The SLS South Beach: Miami's Most Seductive Hotel

Dec 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

There is a sexy crowd of models, business moguls, and artsy types gathering at Hyde Beach, Miami’s place to see and be seen in the SLS Miami Beach. The centerpiece of this orgy of colors, patterns, and sculpture is a 12-foot silver duck, reminiscent of the yellow ones found in baths. Anywhere else in the world it would be completely out of place, but not here. This is the SLS South Beach and this scene was created by one of the most renowned designers Philippe Starck.

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UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya Promises a “No Itinerary Necessary” Vacation

Dec 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

Opening in March 2017, the all-inclusive UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya, is aiming to specialize in “no itinerary necessary” vacations and redefine the all-inclusive landscape. When you enter the lobby, you’re greeted by a custom scent, a trend that has been catching on over the last few years. 

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The World's Best Hotel Suite is Located In...

Dec 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

For a second year in a row, The Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan, Italy, won the World Travel Awards’ best suite category. Beating out accommodations at properties such as Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the Raj Palace, Belmond Hotel Cipriani and Emirates Palace, the Katara Suite’s victory was no easy feat.

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7 Festive Hotels Getting Guests Into the Holiday Spirit

Dec 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

In just a couple short weeks, Christmas will be here. And no matter where you are in the world, business, homes and cities are turning into colorful and festive displays for the holiday. If you need a little extra dose of holiday cheer this December, step into one of these eight hotels around the globe. With dazzling lights, decked out trees and intricate designs, these seven festive properties have just the right amount of spirit you’re looking for this winter.

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Inside The Peninsula New York's $19,000-a-Night Suite

Dec 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s no shortage of stunning suite options in New York, and one of the most recent additions to the city’s best accommodations can be found inside the Five-Diamond Peninsula hotel. The property just unveiled its new Fifth Avenue Suite on the 17th floor that spans over 2,500 square feet.

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Quebec’s Grand Old Dame Has a New Modern Glow

Dec 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

Quebec City is renowned for its phenomenal charm, beauty, fine cuisine and its grand hotel, The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. As the city’s chief landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site, the property is recognized as one of the most-photographed resorts in the world, and its castle-like grandeur has captured the hearts of countless dignitaries, celebrities, and royalty. 

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Experiencing the Waters of Tuscany's Countryside Adler Thermae Spa Resort

Nov 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I recently completed a marvelous one-week Tuscan trekking trip with Hedonistic Hiking, and a luxury stay in an exclusive spa-hotel was a much-needed break following the excursion. My guest and I sought out the help of the five-star Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort, a wellness property in Tuscany, to help us revive our tired bones. The hotel is located next to the small hamlet of Bagno Vignoni, a town with a population of 35.

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A Look at Switzerland'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 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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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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Exploring One of Egypt's Most Important Archaeological Sites

Nov 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Maria Palacios

Egypt is home to awe-inspiring pyramids, thousands of years of preserved history and miles and miles of desert lands. Sitting within this remarkable country is Abydos (also called Abjdu) located about a 6.5 hour drive from Cairo. Abydos is one of the oldest cities in the country and is known as one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Egypt. Its royal tombs and historic sites date back to 3000-2890 B.C.

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