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AC Hotel Nice Offers the Charm of a Boutique Retreat & the Amenities of a Big Brand Property

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A bronze statue of a goddess encased in granite along the length of the façade is the first thing that grabs your attention upon approaching the Marriott’s AC Hotel Nice. The stunning 85-foot tall sculpture is the work of an artist best known as Sosno, and is an impressive introduction to this four-star hotel. Built in 1987 as the Elysée Palace, it was taken over by the Marriott group two years ago.

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Palms Casino Resort Continues to Prove Life Off The Strip is Still Just as Enticing

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In its heyday, Palms Casino Resort was the place to see and be seen. It was a destination known for hosting celebs, a playground for the wealthy and home to the cast of The Real World Las Vegas. Over the years though, as newer hotels have opened directly on The Strip, the once-popular destination began to lose some of its luster and superstar appeal.

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Naples Wins Best U.S. Destination for Luxury Travelers, Here's What to Experience While There

Dec 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice poll recently voted Naples, Florida the nation’s top “Best Destination for Luxury Travelers,” leaving high-roller contenders such as Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Maui, and Aspen in the dust. Good call, since what’s not to love about this charming resort town with its vibrant cultural scene, huge selection of eclectic restaurants (many with outdoor patios) and historic designer shopping streets, surrounded by a gorgeous tropical backdrop. If you’re planning on taking a trip to the Eastern city next year, here are some quick recommendations for accommodations, dining and shopping:

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Sheraton Opens as the Only Luxury Chain Hotel on Lake Como

Dec 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Nestled within a lush 118,403-square-foot park, the Sheraton Lake Como conveys the impression of rural seclusion even though it is only a 10-minute walk away from the town of Cernobbio and a 15-minute ferry ride to Como itself. Opened this spring, following a multi-million euro renovation under architect Ruggero Venelli, this 116-room property is the first international upscale hotel chain on the lake.

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The Temple House: China’s Most Exciting New Hotel Opens in Chengdu

Nov 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

In China’s fast-growing cities, it can be hard to find any traces of the past. But one of the country’s hottest new hotel openings has made its home in a 1,000-year-old temple complex in the heart of Chengdu, preserving a bit of history while helping propel the booming metropolis into the future. 

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$450M Live! Hotel and Casino Planned for Philly With Las-Vegas Style Offerings

Nov 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Soon Philadelphia residents will be saying hello to a new $450 million casino in the city’s Stadium District. Located at 900 Packer Avenue, the project was first awarded a gaming license in late 2014 but is finally now being developed by The Cordish Companies and Parx Casino. The privately financed property will feature a Las Vegas-style casino floor with over 125 table games, more than 2,000 slot machines and live entertainment venues.

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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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Turnberry Isle Unveils Complete Room Overhaul & Transformation of Grand Presidential Suite

Nov 20, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Turnberry Isle Miami now has 241 newly-renovated guestrooms and suites to showcase in its Jasmine and Magnolia buildings. Under the direction and hands-on guidance of Turnberry Associates Co-Chairman & CEO Jackie Soffer, as well as award-winning hotel interior design firm Forrest Perkins, the rooms now boast lighter and brighter contemporary furnishings.

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Chile’s New Hotel Viña Vik Sets Up Residence in One of South America's Up-and-Coming Wine Regions

Nov 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

When it comes to Chile’s wine regions, you might recognize names like the Colchagua, Rappel and Casablanca valleys. But it is the up-and-coming Cachapoal (near Colchagua and about 90 minutes from Santiago by car) that is making a name for itself these days thanks to one of the country’s premier wineries and a new art-driven luxury hotel.

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Here's Your First Look at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong's New Nature-Centric Rooms

Nov 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

This year, the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is marking its 10th anniversary by giving guests plenty of reasons to celebrate. The hotel has begun a complete refresh of its 113 guestrooms and suites courtesy of 32-year-old Hong Kong designer Joyce Wang. The underlying aesthetic is aimed at freeing up space, both surface area and wall space. 

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4 Beach Resorts That Prove The Kohala Coast Is Hawaii’s Hidden Gem for Laidback Luxury

Nov 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

If you only have a few days to spend on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Kohala Coast is most likely where you’d want to be. Just north of Kona International Airport on the coastal Queen Kaahumanu Highway, it is home to long stretches of pristine white sand beaches, luscious green landscapes and ash-black lava rock caves. From here, you can even see Maui rising at the end of the horizon.

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Find Your Zen at Miraval Resort & Spa With Spa Treatments, Outdoor Activities & Luxe Rooms

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Miraval Resort was born over 20 years ago from the idea that “life is more meaningful and enjoyable when physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual components are in balance.” Nestled next to the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona, this 400-acre property is an all-inclusive wellness destination that helps guests renew their body and spirit.

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The Langham Hotel: A Beacon of Refined Elegance in Melbourne's City Center

Nov 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Paul Edwards

Almost instantly, The Langham, Melbourne lets you know what it stands for: opulence, efficiency and class. The 347-room property fills a central position in the hip Southbank arts precinct and has far-reaching views of the central business district across the Yarra River. 

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The Beverly Hilton Debuts Holiday Package Featuring a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Diamonds & Brunch Aboard a Yacht

Nov 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Beverly Hilton is no stranger when it comes to wining and dining their elite guests. So it should come as no surprise that for the holidays, the four-star property came up with a cute way to spread some holiday cheer with their newest package. This year marks the hotel’s 60th Diamond Anniversary, and as such, their festive offer centers all around the sparkling jewel.

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Oliver Astrologo's 3-Minute Video Takes Us Through Rome Via a Local's Eyes, & It's Stunning

Nov 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Rome is an incredible city. With its layers of fascinating history, stunning architecture and eternal magnetism, it’s easy for the Italian destination to get under your skin as soon as you arrive. It’s difficult to really capture a sense of the city in just one trip (or even multiple visits, for that matter), but Photographer Oliver Astrologo set out to do just that in his short film simply entitled Roma

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