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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Reveals New and Improved Look

Dec 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Re-imagining a hotel is no small feat— from the established restaurants and amenities to well-known features of the property—breathing new life into institutions takes tremendous vision and a bit of magic. On the Gulf Coast of Florida, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples accomplishes just that, contemporary design without abandoning the true character of this traditional and esteemed resort.

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Art Basel 2013 Lights Up Miami With Over 250 Galleries & Evening Parties

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Foglia

Art Basel has officially kicked-off in Miami Beach, drawing in swarms of the most creative, eclectic and chicest patrons to its epicenter of paradise to adore and envy great works of art, live performances and more. This year, Art Basel entails more than 250 galleries making up the eight sectors, leaving plenty to see from December 5-8.

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PGA National Resort & Spa's $100M Renovations Create a Golfer's Paradise

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is famed among golf aficionados for the chance to tee off on the same hallowed greens as the pros. Since 2007 the incredible 2,340 acre property has played host to the Honda Classic, a key event on the PGA Tour. It was also the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup, the 1987 PGA Championship, and the Senior PGA Championship from 1982 to 2000. 

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Kimpton Opens Fourth Property in South Florida: The Angler's Hotel

Nov 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

In addition to EPIC, Surfcomber, and Vero Beach Hotel and Spa in sunny South Florida, Kimpton Hotels & Resorts has recently introduced its new property, The Angler’s Hotel. The boutique property was first built in 1931, restored in 2007 and reopened under the Kimpton brand on November 21, 2013. Spread out over four separate buildings, the pet-friendly Angler's has 48 rooms, 660 Restaurant serving Nuevo Latin Cuisine, indoor-outdoor meeting space, pool with cabanas, and seven spa suites. In 2014, a project to expand the new space will begin, adding 83 more rooms, a lobby lounge and rooftop pool.

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Nonstop Service from LA to Palm Beach Now Offered by American Airlines

Nov 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

From palm trees to palm trees -- if that's the kind of cross-continental jaunt that suits you, then here's a welcome piece of news. Palm Beach, Florida (AKA the Tri-State's year-round socialite playground and polo player hangout), w

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Palm Beach's Impressive Old Palm Golf Club Has an Intimate Opulence

Nov 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Nearly every private club defines itself as exclusive, but few can lay claim to the term as honestly as South Florida’s Old Palm Golf Club, which is permanently limited to 330 memberships. The figure is roughly equal to the amount of estates which can ever be constructed on its 651 lushly landscaped acres in Palm Beach Gardens — a parcel which could easily accommodate twice as many houses. But that wouldn’t be very exclusive, would it?

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Westgate Resorts Honored Veterans With 1,000 Free Vacations

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Westgate Resorts celebrated Veteran’s Day in a big way by offering 1,000 free vacations to U.S. military personnel and their families. On November 8, the first 1,000 people to call who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and The War on Terror received a complimentary three-day stay at the company’s recently renovated Florida property, Westgate River Ranch Resort.

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Delano South Beach: Sexy Sophistication in Sunny Florida

Nov 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Delano South Beach is pristinely perched on Miami's glistening white sand, giving guests the opportunity to rest and relax amidst the scenic South Florida coastline. Its art deco style fits in perfectly with the history of the elite Collins Avenue neighborhood, making it a favorite choice of celebrities and seasonal regulars. Originally built in 1947, Delano has been redesigned by Philippe Starck to reflect the modernity and energy of South Beach with a crisp, clean aesthetic.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Debuts Circus-Themed Spa Treatment

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

While a relaxing spa treatment and a day at the circus may seem like two completely different experiences, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is out to prove the two can be successfully combined to create something luxurious. The Southern Florida city is the winter home of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, so to play off of its whimsical spirit, the Ritz-Carlton property has developed the Aerial Silk Massage.

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The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa: Family-Friendly Fun in The Sun in Fort Lauderdale

Oct 28, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Sitting on a beautiful beach in Hollywood, FL, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa welcomes guests to one of the best hotels in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area. Rooms and suites are furnished with plush, comfy beds, and complete with views out over the brilliant blue seas or the sparkling canals and cityscape.

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Disney Forced to Drastically Change Disability Policy at Its Parks

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As magical as Disneyland is, it's also incredibly crowded and a visit means spending half the day standing in lines. We've all wished we could jump ahead to the front to get on those rides quicker, but that was a perk solely reserved for those who have disabilities — and rightfully so.... Read More

New Boutique Hotel in Winter Park, Florida Aids College Students

Sep 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Alfond Inn isn't your typical boutique hotel. Now open in Winter Park, Florida, The Alfond Inn is a luxury property with philanthropic roots. It's owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, funded by a $12.5-million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Any net income from the hotel will fund The Alfond Scholars program, which provides scholarships and financial aid for students. But just because The Alfond Inn benefits students doesn't mean it is a dorm.... Read More

Hotel Review: Take a Break and Relax at The Ritz-Carlton, Ft. Lauderdale This Fall

Sep 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

As the first and only AAA Five-Diamond Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I had decidedly high expectations for my vacation experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Ft. Lauderdale. From the moment I arrived I was graciously greeted by the valet personnel who eagerly escorted me to the registration. This first interaction, coupled with the litany of stellar staff interactions that ensued, made it clear that my expectations would likely not only be met, but also readily exceeded. At the hotel, a mandate of guest-service excellence, clearly reigns supreme.... Read More

Florida's Newest Boutique Hotel The Pearl is Now Open

Aug 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located on the stunning Gulf of Mexico, The Pearl resort has opened its doors in Rosemary Beach on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The 55-room boutique property has every amenity necessary for a luxury stay, including guestrooms stocked with complimentary water and fruit juices.... Read More

Treat Yourself With New Yachts at Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show

Aug 27, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The 48th annual Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show will feature hundreds of new boats and exhibitors, with various events and activities to enjoy right on the water. This year’s three-day show runs from September 6—8.... Read More

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