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3 NYC Vacation Packages For A Festive Holiday Season

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

The fall/winter holiday season brings out the best that New York City has to offer, with splendid storefront displays, festive parades, romantic horse and buggy rides, fun-filled ice skating, and shopping galore. What's more, tourists can usually find special holiday packages at some of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan.

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An Updated Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe Makes its Comeback With Parisian Flair

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is officially open after full renovations to the flagship Paris hotel and now boasts an even stronger French sophistication. Imagined by the Studio Putman in collaboration with architectural agency IGLOO, new hotel sits a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe monument. The recent inauguration welcomed 800 guests including Robert Gaymer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Sofitel Worldwide; Olivia Putman, Studio Putman Artistic Director; Béatrice Schopflin, General Manager of Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe; gastronome and restaurateur José Da Rosa from Epicerie Da Rosa; and Rami Mekdachi... Read More

The Boulders Resort Creates a Unique Sense of Place in Carefree, Arizona

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

I was expecting The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, Arizona to have something to do with rocks. Massive 12-million-year-old hillsides of boulders thoughtfully designed into a luxurious and tranquil desert oasis, however, completely exceeded all of my expectations. On a recent stay  and visit to the spa, I easily determined why locals and visitors from afar cherish such a special retreat.

 

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Celebrates 50 Years With Glamorous Gala

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Proving their unwavering status in the luxury hotel industry, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong celebrated their 50th anniversary with an over-the-top gala on October 18, 2013.

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COMO Hotels Launches 7-Night Himalayan Escape & Private Jet Service by Chapman Freeborn

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Kingdom of Bhutan, a tiny but beautiful country on the eastern end of the Himalayas, is home to a few exquisite luxury resorts; but it’s a little difficult to reach. Thanks to a new partnership between high-end COMO Hotels and Resorts and global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, however, elite travelers can now easily arrive in style. COMO, which owns Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos as well as other five-star Bhutanese luxury lodges, has launched an exclusive seven-night trip with flights to and from the country via private jet.

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Adriatic Luxury Hotels in Croatia Are Giving Neighboring European Countries a Run for Their Money

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Italy has some competition. Croatia, the slender post-Cold War country that sits just across the Adriatic Sea from the land that is home to pizzas and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is quietly luring the jet-setting class to its soil. In particular, the rugged coastal city of Dubrovnik offering unending views of the emerald sea and petite untouched islands is thriving with a surge of international guests. American couples and roving European families are quickly filling its medieval streets and winding coastal highways, and it is not a surprise to the Adriatic Luxury Hotels (ALH) group.

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Be The First to Try Dr. Alkaitis' Spa Products at The Renowned Coworth Park in Berkshire

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Melissa de Carteret

There are some names that inspire hushed tones and looks of reverence. Coworth Park in Berkshire, which reopened in 2010, after untold millions in renovations and three years in the making, is one such name. Previously, the 18th century country house was a place where royalty, historic figures and American colonists would rest their heads. Set in 240 acres of undulating parkland, a gentle canter from Ascot and within sight of the house where John Lennon wrote Imagine, it is the only hotel in Britain with its own polo fields, where you can ride in Windsor Great Park on Grand Prix dressage horses (or your own).

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Colorful Lights and a Tub With a View: ICH Los Angeles' Royal Suite Opens its Doors

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

At JustLuxe, we know a thing or two about extravagant hotel suites, so when we hear there’s a new one, we naturally want to take a look inside. The InterContinental Los Angeles at Beverly Hills just finished a complete redesign on their highest-end accommodation, the Royal Suite — so it’s as good as new to us.

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Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa Adds One More Reason to Visit East Africa

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Joining the array of privately owned and resort-affiliated luxury villas in East Africa’s Zanzibar, Tanzania, the Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will be ready to welcome in guests in February 2014. Opening 11 residences with private swimming pools, the new resort will be offering travelers a chance to experience the semi-autonomous city through the lens of its tropical oasis villas.

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Beyond Typical Italy: Visiting Risorgimento Resort, Lecce in Puglia

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

If you’re an intrepid Italy traveler who’s ventured well beyond Rome, Tuscany, Venice and the Amalfi Coast, you might consider making your way to Puglia. Sitting at the heel of "the boot," Puglia is a region renowned for its Pizzica folk dancing, historic ruins, year-round fresh produce and loads of artisan food producers. 

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The Chinese city of Enshi Gets its First Five-Star Hotel Courtesy of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The city of Enshi, in central China’s Hubei province, is about to get its first five-star hotel. Mövenpick Hotel Enshi is located near the city's bustling business district.

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Haute, Modern and Fashionable: 7 Hotels That Break the Mold

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s typical for four- and five-star hotels to offer the very best in luxe amenities, accommodations and services. More than likely when you’re a guest, you’re guaranteed the kind of upscale experience that you’ve grown accustomed to. But maybe, just maybe, instead of booking your normal go-to hotel on your next trip, maybe it’s time to get more creative with your stay. We’ll even get you started with our list of eye-catching hotels that range from fashionable designer-owned properties to incredibly decked out resorts and superbly inventive designs.

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Navigating the Turquoise and White Island of Santorini: Where to Stay, Eat and Explore

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It was barely morning and all of us were tired, eyes heavy on the flight to Santorini. My friends and I had stayed out all night exploring Athens the night before, hoping to sleep at our hotel's pool once there. The sky was dark in Santorini when the plane landed, but within minutes pinks and purples filled the air. It was at that moment that the island became magical. A week later, we were in love, captivated by this surreal place.

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The Oberoi Group Welcomes Trident, Hyderabad to The Family

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Oberoi Group is launching an elegant new hotel Trident, Hyderabad. The hotel will feature 323 guestrooms.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Slated to Open its Doors in February 2014

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Japan just got even better with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto. Due to open in February 2014, the luxury property is an urban resort that pays tribute to the city's rich culture.... Read More

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