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4 of the Best Traditional Spa Treatments in All of Asia

Jun 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Many of Asia’s cultures have a long history of healing techniques and traditional medicines. Some of the continent’s top luxury hotel spas now incorporate these treatments into their menus for the ultimate pampering experience. In my search for Asia’s best spa treatments, I came across four that stood out above the rest:

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Stay a Full 24 Hours at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte Any Day of the Week

Jun 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On the day you check-out of a hotel, there is nothing quite as bothersome as waking up to the thought that in a few hours, you’ll have to be packed and out of the room. Sure, a late checkout (1 p.m.) is nice, but The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte wants to take things one step further and give its guests more time at their five-star hotel.

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Azura on Benguerra Island: The African Beach Retreat Giving Back to its Community

Jun 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

Benguerra Island isn’t the easiest beach destination to reach in Africa, but once you arrive on the unspoiled island with a population of 2,000, it’s easy to realize that the trip was well worth it. Located off the coast of Vilanculos, Mozambique, Benguerra Island (pronounced Ben-gwer-a) is only accessible via helicopter or private plane, which is its own mini-adventure offering picturesque views of the Indian Ocean and small villages below during the short 15-minute flight.

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5 Towns in Sicily Worth Visiting on Your Next European Adventure

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

Lying between southern Italy and northern Africa, Sicily presents an attractive, all-year-round climate with which to indulge in its many activities. Following a recent 1,242-mile drive around its winding coastline and into its more mountainous territory, we discovered a few ways to enjoy Sicily’s many offerings.

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Get Outdoors This Summer in Venice and Enjoy Palladio Hotel & Spa's Lush Gardens

May 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Free time is often filled these days with the buzz of TVs, the Internet, smartphones, tablets and video games, and many of the joys of life seem to have been swept under the rug. Whether intentional or not, Palladio Hotel & Spa by the Bauer Hotel group is combating the current focus on tech entertainment by offering its guests a reason to get outdoors this summer.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Combines Oriental Serenity with Unmistakable Parisian Elegance

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Gazing out through my sixth floor window at the inner garden courtyard of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Paris, I was intrigued to see several beehives on a ledge, their flighty inhabitants innocently at play. I later learned that the hotel hosts around 50,000 bees, which thrive in the pesticide-free Parisian environment and help pollinate the sweet-smelling flowers in the garden terrace (where the Camélia restaurant is housed). They also provide more than 30 kilos of delicious honey for chefs’ use in desserts and other dishes.

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Spontaneous, Eco-Conscious, Social & Other 2014 Wedding Trends As Seen at Top Hotels

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s nearly wedding season, so congratulations to all couples en route to their “I do” moment. We won’t say “en route to the altar,” because altars aren’t a necessary element anymore—and neither are white dresses, seating arrangements or shoes, for that matter. A luxury wedding in 2014 is all about creating maximum joy and meaningfulness for the couple and the guests. If traditions fit into the plan, great, if not, they get a reboot. Here are some of our favorite trends, sourced from wedding experts in top destinations.

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Head Down Under for Tasmania's Uninhabited Wilderness, Thriving Art Scene & Gourmet Eats

May 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Though the very name conjures up a faraway place at the very end of the earth, not to mention an irascible but beloved animated character, Tasmania is one of Australia’s most beguiling destinations, and one that is attracting more visitors than ever thanks to a thriving arts scene, a cadre of talented young chefs making the most of the island’s bounty, spectacular unspoiled scenery and fabulous luxury experiences. Whether it’s a traveler’s first trip to Australia or a frequent visitor looking for new corners to explore, this intriguing island is a destination worth exploring on your next jaunt Down Under.

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InterContinental London Park Lane Now Offering SUND?RI Skincare's Full Treatment Experiences

May 22, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re looking to add a new skincare line to your hotel, it probably doesn’t hurt to seek out the help of a supermodel who makes her living off of her flawless looks and enviable skin. Recently the InterContinental London Park Lane unveiled its new line of spa treatment products, SUNDÃRI, created by none other than the stunning Christy Turlington. 

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Beverly Hills to Welcome the West Coast's First Waldorf Astoria Hotel

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

After years of rumors and rejected city proposals, it’s now confirmed. One of the world’s most famous luxury hotel brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, is coming to one of the most recognized zip codes: 90210.

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Soak in Your Own Private Infinity Pool at Petasos Beach Resort & Spa in Mykonos

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Situated above seaside cliffs of Psarou Bay on Greece's Mykonos Island, Petasos Beach Resort & Spa is a recently renovated property with a bright, whitewashed setting that offers a beautiful take on Cycladic architecture and design. With nearby beaches and a wonderful Mediterranean island to explore, there are many reasons to check out this notable destination.

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6 Word Wows: The Ritz-Carlton's CSMO Ed French Talks About Inspiring Guest Experiences

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

According to literary legend, Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to tell a story in six words; the result was both simple and profound: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Clearly, Hemingway knew his way around a story and proved six words could be just as powerful as a novel. Taking a cue from the author, The Ritz-Carlton brand decided to share their guest experiences via their new 6 Word Wows campaign.

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Grand Hotel Minareto Combines Just the Right Amount of Modern Design With Authentic Sicilian Character

May 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Situated along a narrow, secluded road just over three miles from Syracuse and Ortigia Island, the five-star Grand Hotel Minareto is a deluxe coastal resort in stunning Sicily. The property is a network of detached and semi-detached suites on circular roads, some villas with sea views, and all within a short walk of a large central swimming pool and the white-sand beach.

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Turnberry Isle Proves It's Still a Miami Best 47 Years Later

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A lot of golf-centric resorts claim to have luxurious offerings far beyond the links, but few can make the case as convincingly as Turnberry Isle Miami. The resort, located in Aventura, Florida just outside Miami originally opened in the early ‘70s as a county club for private members. Since then hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested over the years in making it the ultimate retreat, not just for golfers but for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life.

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The Iconic Waldorf Astoria Opens New Hotel in the Holy Land of Jerusalem

May 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s something intriguing about the opening of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem—bringing together the old world with today's modern society—so much so, that we're seriously considering a trip to the Holy Land this year to check it out. The new hotel, blending Greco-Roman, Gothic and Ottoman architecture, sits at the intersection of King David, Agron and Mammilla Streets and nearby the Jaffa Gate.

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