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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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Sit On-Stage During Florence + The Machine's Performance at BottleRock

Feb 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With headliners Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bevy of great bands, this year’s BottleRock Napa Valley is set to be a pretty solid weekend. The fest will kick off in Napa Valley on May 27, and those who want the full fan experience can purchase Platinum Pass tickets.

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Can Hotels Keep Up With Millennial Travel Expectations?

Feb 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Millennials are a fascinating study of contrasts: creatures of habit and lovers of change; warriors for social consciousness and aficionados of self-promotion; innovators and philanthropists. Despite the group’s love of instant gratification and selfies, the discerning traveler subset is defining in-demand travel, seeking unique, life-enriching moments over flashy, superficial ones. 

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LA Hotels Offer Exclusive Access to Pre-Oscar Beauty Treatments

Feb 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

Hollywood is gearing up for the biggest party of the year: the Academy Awards airing this Sunday, February 28. To commemorate the world's most star-studded event, Los Angeles area hotels, spas and beauty salons are offering "Oscar-worthy" experiences with the type of VIP perks and treatments typically reserved for movie stars.

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Ritz-Carlton Debuts Gorgeous Multi-Million Dollar Penthouses

Feb 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Five Mile Capital Partners announced the debut of six new residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman available for purchase. The two- and three-bedroom penthouses are priced from $3.85 million to $16.4 million and range in size from 2,540 to 8,070 square feet.

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Prince Charles, Henry Kissinger & Ingrid Bergman Have All Stayed at this Roman Hotel

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

When you enter the Hassler Hotel in Rome, the old-world European elegance of a grand structure built in 1893 is still apparent. It’s easy to see why notable guests such as Prince Félix de Luxembourg, Frederik of Denmark, Gabriel García Márquez, Pablo Picasso, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Henry Kissinger, Ingrid Bergman, Deepak Chopra, and John Steinbeck have all stayed at the Hassler.

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