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A Guide to Exploring Cambodia's Ancient Siem Reap

Jul 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Even with all the photographs in the world and the plethora of guide books on Siem Reap, there’s a sense that nothing can really capture the beauty and intrigue of the destination without experiencing it firsthand. The stunning Cambodian city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a place where tuk tuks rule the streets, getting lost in the Old Market all afternoon is encouraged and striking temples serve as reminders of this city’s deeply religious history.

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

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

At Virtuoso Travel Week Conference in Las Vegas in 2015, 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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Paris Hilton to Open Hotels Apart From Family Moniker

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Following in her great grandfather’s footsteps, the heiress, reality TV star, designer and sometimes singer Paris Hilton will be launching a new brand of hotels under her name soon. The socialite will debut properties in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas.

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Stepping Back in Time at London's Milestone Hotel

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Stepping into London’s Milestone Hotel is like going back in time to a bygone era in England. Its molded ceilings, lattice windows and polished walnut wainscoting act as reminders that this property is more than 300 years old. The five-floor luxury hotel first opened in the ‘20s and was named after the old cast-iron milestone standing outside which consists of three elegant Victorian townhouses.

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6 of Our Favorite Resorts in Thailand

Jul 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Rudd

Thailand is well known for its white sand beaches and beautiful crystal clear blue waters, all set amongst lush tropical jungles. When it comes to accommodations, the country’s high-end hotels are renowned for their service and plethora of amenities including poolside retreats and exciting water sports. If you’ve ever had a Thai massage, then you’ll understand why it’s also a haven for spa lovers. With so great many options for resorts to choose from, here’s a list of our favorite properties scattered across Thailand.

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AccorHotels Finalizes $2.7 Billion Fairmont Acquisition

Jul 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

AccorHotels has officially finalized its deal to purchase FRHI Hotels & Resorts for $2.7 billion yesterday. The acquisition consists of $480 million in cash and 46.7 million shares, adding 155 more properties to Accor’s portfolio.

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Keeping it Cool in Barcelona

Jul 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Trendy, lively and bold, these adjectives sum up the gleaming W Barcelona hotel standing tall above the city’s crescent-shaped, two-mile beach and boardwalk. Designed by architect Ricardo Bofill and shaped like a shimmering sail reminiscent of Dubai’s Burj al-Arab hotel, the five-star property sits at the end of the long Passeig Joan de Borbó—a part of the Catalan city that was rebuilt for the 1992 Olympics.

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The Wellesley: A Hyde Park Retreat in Knightsbridge

Jul 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Enjoying a complimentary drive through London in a gleaming Rolls-Royce or ordering a shot of 18th-century Cognac at the bar for a $5,000 dollars is just another day at The Wellesley hotel in Knightsbridge. Built on an abandoned metro station close to Hyde Park Corner, this five-star property designed by Fox Linton Associates opened four years ago and has enjoyed many previous lives. The boutique hotel has been everything from a townhouse to office block to pizza joint and jazz club venue.

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The Quintessentially English Haymarket Hotel

Jul 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Located in a renovated Regency-era building designed by John Nash in 1820 and next door to the Haymarket Theatre Roya, the Haymarket Hotel in London is the brainchild of British hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp. Compared to most hotels, and particularly those in London, this 50-room property has a much larger feel to it. Featuring pale oak flooring with a wide, open central space, the decorative centerpiece immediately catches your attention upon entering the lobby.

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Sardinia’s Forte Village is Packed With Kid-Friendly Entertainment

Jul 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With more than 30 restaurants and bars and 61 different room categories, it doesn't get much better than the Forte Village resort on the southern tip of Sardinia, 25 miles from Cagliari and its international airport. Making it even more attractive is the fact that the entire property has just undergone an estimated USD $33 million renovation and a new open-air theater seating 5,000 people is set to open this summer. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will be the venue’s first musical performance.

 

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The Keating Shows Off its Baseball Pride With MLB All-Star Package

Jul 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Next week, baseball lovers from across the country will make their way to San Diego on July 12 for the MLB All-Star game at Petco Park. To celebrate the affair, The Keating hotel is offering fans a special package from July 8 until the end of the baseball season.

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Discovering Ecuador’s Less-Traveled Backcountry

Jul 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Sarah Staples

I was at the cruising altitude of a Cessna, inching down the steepest canyon of my life. Waist-tall thorny brush, wildflowers and gnarled polylepis shrubs surrounded me in a rare, high-altitude wetland ecosystem called a paramo, which only exists in Ecuador and in neighboring Bolivia. Each step required exertion because my body hadn’t adjusted yet to hiking at 13,123 feet. 

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Hilton Cuddles Up With UGG Australia for Christmas in July

Jul 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Melbourne, Australia. It’s not such a wacky concept; after all, Oz is currently in the throes of its coldest season. But Ugg Australia and Hilton decided to go full Santa by turning two hotel rooms into winter wonderlands. From July 1 through August 31 Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DoubleTree Hilton Melbourne Flinders Street will deck their halls...

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The Serene World of Club Med Finolhu in the Maldives

Jun 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

Sometimes, less is more. Fewer people, less noise, no interruptions, no crowds, no rush. This is especially true when looking for somewhere unique to reconnect with your significant other in unrivaled natural beauty and serenity. If this sounds like your kind of scene, Club Med’s newest premium resort Villas de Finolhu in the Maldives might just be the perfect place to experience the less is more vibe.

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Royalton Blue Waters Offers Guests Two Hotels for One Price

Jun 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On November 1, Royalton White Sands will welcome a new sister property with the opening of Royalton Blue Waters sitting adjacent to the Jamaican resort. Located on the shores of White Bay near Montego Bay, the upcoming 228-room hotel will offer full access to the White Sands’ facilities, giving guests a chance to experience two properties for the price of one.

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