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Historic Hotels of America Adds 21 New Properties

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

During the 24th annual Historic Hotels of America Conference, 21 new members from 14 states were welcomed into the distinguished group. The luncheon was held in their honor at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each of the hotels is 50 to 247 years old and has a unique charm like The Jefferson, Washington, D.C which celebrates the third president, and American Queen Steamboat, the only steamboat in the U.S. that guests can stay overnight in.

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Abu Dhabi: UAE's Booming City Quickly Becoming a Desert Oasis of Luxury

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield  |  1 Comment

Like a lottery player who dreams of the beautiful things money could buy and finally hits the big number, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates revels in its wealth. Abu Dhabi has been on a mission to create a city of incredible architectural beauty ever since oil was found off its shores in 1958. It boasts cultural and educational institutions, healthcare, and luxury accommodations rarely seen these days in any other part of the world. Some call Abu Dhabi the “baby city” because it’s so new, having risen up out of the desert with stunning speed. High-rise buildings seem to appear on a daily basis.

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Olympus Real Estate Partners Sets Record in Sale of Calistoga Ranch

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Olympus Real Estate Partners developed Napa Valley’s Calistoga Ranch 10 years ago and just announced its sale on November 20, 2013. As part of this effort, the resort’s marketing team has already sold all of the property’s 22 residential units.

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Missoni Hotels' Designer Toiletries Line Now Available at Limited Luxury Hotels

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  2 Comments

Don’t have travel plans to the Missoni Hotels in Edinburgh or Kuwait? No worries. You can now get a sample of the Missoni Hotels experience at dozens of luxury destinations that are the first to provide the designer’s hotel line of toiletries to their guests.

 

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Ritz-Carlton to Open New Property in Nanjing, China in 2015

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Another big name in the luxury hotel industry has announced its plan to continue expansion into Asia. Ritz-Carlton revealed they would be opening a new hotel in first quarter 2015 in Nanjing, China, one of the country’s four great ancient capitals.

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Napa Valley's Five-Star Calistoga Ranch Acquired by Auberge Resorts

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Last week, an agreement was made between Auberge Resorts, Adventurous Journeys Capital Parnters, and vintners Bill Foley and Michael Uytengsu to acquire Napa Valley’s award-winning Calistoga Ranch. Auberge has been operating the five-star property since it opened in 2004, which has frequently been named as one of the best resorts in the world and featured on coveted lists by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

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Tips on What to Explore While Visiting Cape Town, South Africa

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

With picturesque Table Mountain as the backdrop and a variety of things to do ranging from cage diving with great white sharks to hanging out with adorable penguins, Cape Town, South Africa is a great destination for adventurers. There are enough exciting things to do and see to jam-pack a two-week stay, but for a shorter trip, here are some tips on the city’s highlights…and then some.

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The St. Regis Singapore Defines World-Class Accommodations With Every Stay

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The St. Regis brand is no stranger to world-class accommodations and top-notch quality service, and its Singapore destination has been winning awards since its opening in 2007; proving that the company knows luxury and does it extremely well.  Making Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2013 and making Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 list and World's Best 2013, it’s no wonder this five-star hotel is a favorite among travelers and locals alike.

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Own a Piece of the Legendary Lanesborough London at Their Auction This December

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

As the iconic Lanesborough gears up for a refurbishment, it's giving the public a chance to keep a part of its legacy alive by owning a part of the property. From December 9-13, 2013, the hotel will hold an auction with over 3,000 lots featuring period furnishings, artwork and artifacts that have made up the property’s signature 18th century style and sophistication.

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The St. Regis San Francisco Partners with Neiman Marcus for Holiday Package

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The St. Regis San Francisco, a paragon of modern luxury, is partnering with legendary retailer Neiman Marcus on a new holiday “Wish List” Aficionado package as part of the hotel brand’s signature Aficionado program. Those booking the package, which is priced at $7,500, will enjoy a two-night stay with daily breakfast at The St. Regis in one of the property’s top-notch Metropolitan Suites.

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Rosewood Phnom Penh Opening in the Cambodian Capital in 2015

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

A new addition to the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Asian portfolio will be coming to the capital of Cambodia in 2015. Rosewood Phnom Penh will join current high-end offerings from the brand in Beijing, Chongqing, Bangkok, Phuket, Jakarta and Bali. Located in the tallest building in the city, the new property will reside in the top 14 floors of Vattanac Capital Tower One in the center of the business district.

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Salamander Resort & Spa Shows Off Five-Star Living in 18th Century Middleburg

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Having only opened in August 2013, the Salamander Resort & Spa has already earned a notable reputation among visitors as one of the best luxury destination resorts in the United States. By combing elements of America's rich history with contemporary comforts and amenities, new meets old with an array of personal touches available to keep guests comfortable and relaxed.

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The New York Palace Hotel Unveils Two $25,000 Nightly Specialty Triplex Suites

Nov 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

The New York Palace continues to evolve, from private residences in the 1800s to the hotel landmark it is today. The opulent offerings just keep coming, with the debut of two new 5,000-square-foot triplex suites. As a part of its $140 million renovation, the property has completed The Jewel Suite by Martin Katz and The Champagne Suite, located inside The Towers section of the hotel, 53 stories above the city skyline. Both accommodations are available at a rate of $25,000 per night and come with the use of private express elevators, maitre d'etage service, Maybach house car service, en-suite kitchens and Molton Brown bath products.

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The St. Regis Bangkok: An Urban Hotel With Uncompromising Class & Elegance

Nov 13, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Treat yourself to an urban vacation at The St. Regis Bangkok situated right at the heart of this remarkable Thai city. Exquisite nearby restaurants, boutique shopping, and Bangkok's internationally renowned elite businesses, and delectable cuisine are mere moments away for guests.

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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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