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The James Chicago is the Go-To Hotel for Travelers & In-the-Know Locals

May 29, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Since The James Chicago set up residency on the prestigious Magnificent Mile in 2006, it quickly became a go-to destination for both discerning travelers and in-the-know locals. Known for its signature blend of intuitive service, warmly-modern design and liberated touches, the James is an ideal jumping off point to explore downtown Chicago and beyond.

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Sweden's Treehotel Totally Shakes Up the Classic Tree House Experience

Jan 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Swedish architects seem to have a knack for modern, contemporary design and an eye for cutting edge creations. Three years ago, founders Britta and Kent utilized those talents when they enlisted some of Scandinavia’s leading architects Cyrén & Cyrén to build Treehotel in Sweden. Mixing together nature and avant-garde concepts, the five-room community sits 13-19 feet above Harads village among the trees.   

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BVI's Peter Island Resort is Filled with Swashbuckling History, Secluded Spaces & Exquisite Villas

May 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

Although Peter Island Resort & Spa is set on 1,800 acre of land, staying at the hotel still makes you feel like you you’re on your own private getaway. We recently stayed at the resort, and were pleasantly surprised to realize the property has its own complimentary ferry to transfer hotel guests back and forth between the islands.

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The South Beach Set to Open in Singapore With Designated Ladies-Only Floor

May 13, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Philippe Starck’s name seems to be popping up everywhere these days, especially when it comes to the hotel industry. One of his latest projects, The South Beach, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is set to open later this year in the hub of downtown.

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4 Amazing Luxury Hotels in the Once-Forgotten City of Yangon

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Bennett Stevens

During British colonial days before World War II and for a brief period in the 1950s, Burma was one of the greatest exotic luxury destinations on earth. And no wonder, with writers and poets like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell helping to set traveler's imaginations alight through their writing. It is also home to the legendary Strand hotel, which is said to be one of the most luxurious in the entire British Empire, almost a destination in itself.

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From its Communist Roots to Becoming The "Paris of the East," This is the Budapest of Today

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

As soon as I read that Budapest’s nicknames were either the “Queen of the Danube” or "the Paris of the East," I knew it had the makings of a fabulous getaway. So I was thrilled when I found out that my upcoming Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise would be departing from there. Unfortunately I only had 24 hours to explore Budapest’s burgeoning food and cultural scene. 

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3 Awesomely Active Spring Retreats to Enjoy and Maintain Your Fitness Goals

May 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Vacations and working out don’t always go hand in hand. And we get it. Sometimes, there are days when you want to indulge in some of the country’s best desserts and spend your whole day doing nothing but laying out in the sun. But for a lot of fitness aficionados out there, keeping in shape while away from home is just another part of their already-active lives. For those looking to maintain in their workout regimen while on vacation, here are three health and wellness escapes to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

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Which Ottawa Hotel Has Played Host to Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana?

May 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Maria Yates

Overlooking the Rideau Canal and next door to Parliament Hill, sits the Fairmont Château Laurier, a privileged location in the heart of Canada’s capital, thanks to a man with a vision. When Illinois-born Charles Melville Hays arrived in the country as General Manager of the Grand Turk Pacific Railway, his mandate was to improve the balance sheets of the railway’s shareholders.

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Tequila Avion's $500,000 Package Includes a Private Jet for You & 10 Friends Plus a Professional Photog

May 4, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, which normally means feasting on Mexican cuisine and sipping on plenty of tequila. Announced this morning, Chef Josh Capon of New York’s El Toro Blanco and Tequila Avión unveiled their “World’s Most Expensive Tasting Flight” package, just in time for the holiday. Available May 5, 2015 until May 5, 2016, the $500,000 luxury offer includes travel to Jalisco with 10 of your friends via a private Gulfstream jet.

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The Understatedly-Cool London Edition Bridges the Gap Between Fitzrovia's Old & New Borough

Apr 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

While central, some London visitors tend to skip Fitzrovia’s hurried streets that are anchored by an especially bustling stretch of Oxford Street, in favor of quieter boroughs. But let’s not forget that this neighborhood also used to be the bohemian haunt of luminaries like George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf. The London Edition—one of three Edition properties in the world with more on the way—has bridged the gap between the neighborhood’s up-and-coming with its understatedly cool past.

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10 One-of-a-Kind Designer Hotel Suites That You Can't Find Anywhere Else

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re always on the move and used to staying in hotels, they can sometimes begin to lose their WOW factor. Or, you may find yourself opting for the same properties you always go for—which is great, but not all that adventurous. 

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Houston's Top 10: The City's Best Restaurants, Museums, Shops & Hotels

Apr 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Houston is without a doubt one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations in the country. Which just makes it that much more fun to explore. With incredible museums and art collections, nearly 63,000 acres of parkland, more theater seats than New York City and burgeoning art, fashion and food scenes, there’s lots to keep you occupied. 

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Cameron Diaz & Wes Anderson Have Stayed at this Stylish NOLA House

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

“That's my favorite hotel in New Orleans,” responded friends when we mentioned we were staying at Soniat House, the historic boutique property in the French Quarter and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Architectural Digest calls it “the place to stay for visiting musicians, actors, politicians, and the generally stylish,” and after our visit it was easy to see why.

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Get Your Dose of Rustic Respite at the Whiteface Lodge in the Beautiful Adirondacks

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Nestled in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack Park and within walking distance to downtown Lake Placid, Whiteface Lodge looks remarkably historic for being built in 2005. Massive timbers still in the shape of tree trunks stand as support pillars buttressed by open wood beam framing. Much of this wood was milled on site, with construction inspired by the Adirondack Great Camp architecture that was popular across the region and in National Parks throughout the United States during the 19th century.

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High Class Las Vegas: This is Why Wynn Might Be the Ultimate Sin City Resort For the Elite Crowd

Apr 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Whenever I’m in Vegas, it seems as if time stops; as if the only world that exists is the one created in this Nevada bubble. For me, this “throwing-your-cares-to-the-wind” attitude is one of the city’s major draws (aside from its pool parties). I’m assuming that I’m not alone in this, which is why hotels like Wynn Las Vegas exist.

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