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The Ultimate $83K, 44-Day New Zealand + Hawaii Trip You Won't Want to Miss

Sep 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

You’d be hard-pressed to find any travel-loving person who doesn’t want to visit to New Zealand. It may be a bit harder, however, to find couples who are able to jet set for 44 days straight and blow $83,000 to do so. Clearly, Frontiers Travel is after an exclusive crowd with their Ultimate New Zealand Luxury Adventure + Hawaii trip.

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Vietnam On the Rise Among Tourists, A Look at the Southeast Asian Country

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Back in August at Virtuoso Travel Week Conference in Las Vegas, we learned about the “Hot 10,” countries which have seen the biggest jump in year-over-year bookings. Southeast Asia, as a whole, is an emerging hotspot for travelers, and Vietnam tops the list as having seen a rise in tourism (up 270 percent from last year). This is in part due to more visitors seeking experiential travel rather than just a place to lay on the beach all day long.

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9 Hotels Offering Business Amenities That Are Actually Worth Getting Excited About

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re constantly traveling for work you know that not all hotels are created equal, especially when it comes to business amenities. Sure, plenty boast complimentary Wi-Fi, business centers, meeting rooms and car services up to a whole mile (how incredibly generous), but what about when you need an entire wardrobe for an important dinner?

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Tuscany's 37-Room Hotel Cala Del Porto Epitomizes a Quiet, Beachside Vacation

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Giant amphorae filled with multi-colored flowers greeted me upon entering the lobby of Hotel Cala Del Porto. Located amidst picturesque pine forests leading down to the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Maremma region of southern Tuscany, the hotel is an eclectic combination of rustic and modern furnishings with terracotta floors. 

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Velas Resorts' $50K Joint Bachelor & Bachelorette Party is the Ultimate Pre-Wedding Fiesta

Sep 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

No one wants a boring bachelor or bachelorette party, especially since it's your last hurrah spent with your closest friends. To ensure that soon-to-be brides and grooms have the best pre-wedding fiesta ever, Casa Velas and Velas Vallarta in Mexico have partnered on an envy-inducing bridal-party affair. 

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The St. Regis Offers the Prestige of a Five-Star Hotel With the Charm of a Southern Property

Sep 17, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

One of the first luxury hotels we ever fell for was a St. Regis property, and for good reason. There’s no denying the brand’s star power in today’s white-glove industry. Year-after-year, its growing portfolio continues to gain recognition among the world’s best five-star properties. Taking its seat amongst its 55 sister hotels across the globe, The St. Regis Atlanta is a yet another elegant example of how nice the good life really is.

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A Quick, 24-Hour Guide to Making Your Way Through Florence

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Florence is romantic, captivating and refined. Its streets are lined with decadent restaurants, upscale stores and historic attractions. It is also home to the fashion houses of Gucci, Pucci, and Ferragamo and boasts museums with world-class art. While spending one day in the Italian city might not seem like long enough, if you’re doing a European tour, you may only have one day to experience the locale. For those on a 24-hour schedule, here is a quick guide on what to experience: 

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Conquer Your Fears Between Spa Treatments: Here's What it's Like to Live at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Sep 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The drive from San Diego to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona includes some major temperature spikes and terrain changes—you get rocky mountains, unforgiving deserts (including one that doubled for Star Wars’ Tatooine), and miles and miles of Saguaro cacti. Though the thermostat may jump from to a suffocating 115 degrees by the time you hit Yuma, it’s alright because Marana seems to be at least 15 degrees cooler than its neighboring towns and cities.

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London's Most Expensive Hotel Reopens & Offers its Royal Suite for Just $47k Per Night

Sep 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It has been 19 months since The Lanesborough shut its doors for its £80 million ($122M) renovation, but as of August, it has officially reopened. Being hailed as London’s most expensive luxury hotel—the cheapest room is £720 ($1,098) a night—the building’s new look has designer Alberto Pinto to thank. Known for his work on private residences and yachts, Pinto allows the space’s 18th century glamour to shine by getting rid of outdated materials and techniques, and bringing in modern technologies and gilded ceilings.   

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The Newly-Opened 1 Hotel South Beach is One of the Most Eco-Friendly Properties in Florida

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Plans for the uber eco-friendly 1 Hotel South Beach were first announced back in 2006 by Starwood Capital Group, but when the economic crisis hit in 2008, it was put on hiatus. Finally this past spring, after seven long years and a $270 million renovation, the hotel officially opened and by the looks of it, they absolutely nailed it. 

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The Iconic Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is a Scintillating Jewel in the Heart of Orchard Road

Sep 2, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Travelers of today love to be pampered with brilliant experiences that create memories of a lifetime, and Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is the gem that will dazzle your holiday in Singapore. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, the five-star property is a welcome sight in a city that is intriguing, fast-paced and ever-evolving.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch's $2,000 Cigar is Most Likely Rihanna Approved

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you've ever wondered what it'd be like to smoke one of the top five most expensive cigars in the world, now is your chance. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch has partnered with Fumar Cigars to offer His Majesty’s Reserve Gurkha at the their speakeasy lounge. The rare and special cigars sell for $2,000 a cigar and are made in the Dominican Republic. 

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Seychelles' Original Five-Star Resort Is Still One of the Island Country’s Best

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Asia may have Bali and the Maldives, but Africa has the Seychelles. An archipelago just off the coast of Madagascar, the Seychelles are blessed with powder-white beaches, lush rainforest canopies, and winding roadways that hug unending picturesque coastlines. Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the world’s largest raised coral atoll, the Aldabra, the once-dubbed “Garden of Eden,” and the Vallee de Mai, are major draws to this island with a population just over 90,000.

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The Once-Forgotten and Beautiful Country of Zimbabwe is Making a Slow Comeback, Know the Facts Before Going

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Zimbabwe has been in the news a lot recently, but not in terms of travel. By now, most know that the landlocked country was the scene of Cecil the Lion’s death. But if you've really been paying attention, you know that it has also been making headline for being the scene of one of the worst cases of inflation in modern history. 

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Is The Mulia the World’s Best Beach Resort?

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas in Bali are quite simply one of the world’s most elegant beachfront escapes. Encompassing three properties in one, the five star accommodations are situated along the gorgeous Nusa Dua's Bay, long a favorite of elite travelers. From alluring suites to chic lounges and oceanfront pools, the resort sets out to go beyond what guests expect in terms of elegance, amenities and service.

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