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Expanding The Marriott Message: A Talk With Global Brands Officer Tina Edmundson

Apr 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Tina Edmundson is Global Brand Officer for Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio including The Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, EDITION, Renaissance, Autograph Collection and Moxy Hotels. Her leadership includes defining and executing global brand and operations strategy for the entire luxury/lifestyle portfolio including more than 300 hotels in 38 countries. She also plays an important role in the future development of the portfolio around the world, working closely with the company's global development team.  

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6 Hotels Offering Delicious Easter Brunches in Some of Our Favorite Cities

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This weekend, many of us will be celebrating Easter, some staying home to cook big meals for family and friends, and others opting to use the holiday as an excuse to travel. If you’re part of the latter group and are still looking for a place to enjoy brunch on Sunday, April 20, check out the menu offerings at these six hotels in some of our favorite cities.  

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Travcoa Celebrates 60th Birthday With 10-Day Trip Around Peru by Private Plane

Apr 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, luxury travel company Travcoa has crafted a truly spectacular package to commemorate the occassion. The Incredible Peru by Private Plane 10-day trip is an adventure by jet to view some of the country’s most impressive sights.

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5 More of the Best Beach Hotels in the Caribbean

Apr 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You’ve chosen your destination: The Caribbean, so you’re already half-way there, now deciding on the best hotel for your vacation is the next step. But instead of wasting your time browsing the World Wide Web for hours, we thought we’d help you out by putting together a list of our favorite beach hotels to speed up the process. Luxury accommodations, world-class dining and unique offerings—here are five resorts that won’t disappoint:

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7 Gorgeous Beach Resorts for Your Next Caribbean Vacation

Apr 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Caribbean is known for having some of the world's best luxury hotels on stunningly beautiful beaches. With so many breathtaking locations its difficult to pick the best but we collected just a few of our favorites. From the Dominican Republic to Barbados, these lush treasures highlight some of the most gorgeous ocean views, opulent accommodations, and exquisite dining found anywhere in the Caribbean.

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6 Countries, 1 Continent and a DC-3 Plane: Is Travcoa's African Vacation the Ultimate Safari?

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Seems to be that everyone is heading to Africa this year, with so many trips promising to be “The Trip of a Lifetime,” it can be hard to navigate through the ones that may actually be THE best. Most getaways will get you to “The Birthplace of Humanity,” but when looking at a vacation itinerary, be sure to see what other perks the company is offering on the trip and weigh it against others.

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Halekulani’s 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' Hôtel 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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