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The $90K Hotel Package That is More Than Worth Every Penny

Feb 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Turning 90 is a pretty big deal, and the Brazilian Court Hotel wanted to celebrate its anniversary in a lavish way. The Palm Beach property is offering a year-long package that includes everything from Dom Pérignon Champagne to a 90-foot yacht and jewelry for you and all your friends.

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What it's Like to Host the Leader of the Free World

Feb 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Presidents travel, a lot. And when the Commander-in-Chief isn’t sleeping at the White House, he’s cozying up in hotel rooms just like the rest of us. Unlike us however, his check-in process takes a little more work than simply presenting a credit card at the front desk, and his visit is anything but ordinary. To get an idea of what a Presidential hotel stay is really like, we queried properties across the nation to gather insights into what it looks like to host the Leader of the Free World.

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Casa Del Mar Revived by Celebrity Designer

Feb 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Casa Del Mar has had some work done, recently revealing new penthouse suites decorated by Rooms & Gardens, as well as new lobby lounge reimagined by celebrity designer Michael S. Smith. Offering sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the refreshed rooms feature Venetian-inspired furnishings and have been designed to resemble stylish Italian seaside villas.

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Wild Winter Adventures From Around the World

Jan 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

You can’t escape winter, so why not experience its glory and all the wild, windblown and white-out adventures that it brings? Here’s what daredevils are up to in the far-flung corners of the world, once the barometer hits post blizzard temperatures. Join them if you dare. 

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Sea Island Continues to Prove Why It is Consistently Listed Among the Nation's Best Hotels

Jan 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Sea Island

Since 1928, Sea Island has provided its guests with a combination of genuine hospitality and exceptional facilities in a stunning, natural setting. Nestled on Georgia’s Atlantic coast, and boasting a huge variety of activities, it is a destination unlike any other.

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A Hotel for Millennials: Sofitel Los Angeles Gets It Right

Jan 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There is a lot of talk about what Millennials want in a hotel and what will keep us coming back. Some properties are getting it right, others are missing the mark. We’re a mix of culturally-aware, socially-connected and eco-conscious travelers who want more than technologically-advanced rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi (is that not a given yet?). 

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The Taboo Business of Rooms by the Hour

Jan 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Rent-by-the-hour hotels have gotten a bad rap over the years, but the industry is missing out on an emerging revenue stream. Stereotypically they are used for unsavory activities, and tend to be in equally unpalatable locations. Yet the concept and business model isn’t so bad. In fact, it makes a lot of sense when you look at how many hotels suffer unbooked rooms that could be generating revenue. 

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Headed to The Big Game? Hotel Vitale is at the Epicenter of “Super Bowl City”

Jan 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Francisco is about to take the national stage when The City by the Bay plays host to Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. And one thing’s for sure, the NFL didn’t risk its half-century showcase on a dull destination. Anthony Bourdain, the unabashed chef and TV personality recently noted, "Anyone who doesn't have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me." 

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Carlton Hotel St. Moritz is a Winter Sanctuary
Nestled Among the Swiss Alps | Presented By Carlton Hotel St. Moritz

Jan 25, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

At 6,000 feet above sea level, Carlton Hotel St. Moritz is a luxury lover’s haven nestled on a plateau above St. Moritz Lake amongst the scenic Swiss Alps. This 100-year-old property recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation, featuring lavish interiors created by esteemed Swiss designer Carlo Rampazzi. Open only during the winter months, from December through March, this seasonal sanctuary is truly a skier’s paradise.

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AKA's $10K Broadway & Dinner Pairing Package Will Keep You Warm During #WinterStormJonas

Jan 22, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

It’s a good week to be a New Yorker. Well, save for that nasty blizzard that just hit (stay warm, guys). But aside from the colder-than-the-Arctic weather blowing through, foodies and theater can celebrate NYC Broadway and Restaurant Weeks that just kicked off. Running until February 5, AKA Times Square took advantage of the pairing and created a $10K Ultimate Theater Package.

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The 5 Hotels Around Angkor Wat That You Need to Book For Your Next Cambodian Adventure

Jan 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Shereen Mohammed

The Angkor Archaeological Park is a place that will take your breath away. The ancient site near the charming town of Siem Reap, Cambodia spans roughly 250 square miles. It is home to the picturesque remains of capitals and temples of the Khmer Empire, which ruled between the night and 15th centuries.

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AKA Beverly Hills Caters To Celebs & Travelers That Value Anonymity in the City of Angels

Jan 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With awards season in full swing, all eyes are on Los Angeles and the center of the entrainment industry: Hollywood. As celebs make their way to the West Coast city to attend each affair, many look to stay in private, high-end suites, hotels and luxury apartments throughout the area. One such property is AKA Beverly Hills where stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Richard Gere have called home during their travels.

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Where to Run Into Hollywood A-Listers During the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Jan 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

Chances are your favorite indie movie of all time—whether that'd be Reservoir Dogs, Garden State, Memento, Heathers, Tangerine, or American Psycho—had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Founded by Robert Redford, this venerable indie film fest attracts not only up-and-coming filmmakers but a slew of Hollywood heavyweights. During Sundance, the quaint but fabulous ski resort town becomes a hotspot for A-listers, so you’re bound to run into someone famous.

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10 Buildings That Transformed From Historic Spaces Into Luxury Hotels

Jan 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

“If these walls could talk,” is never more true than when uttered in reference to hotels. Of course, if they could speak, we probably wouldn’t want to know all the spicy details of a traveler’s stay. But there are some properties whose stories begin long before they ever housed guests. These hotels once housed everyone from bankers to newspaper men and even prisoners, before being transformed into luxury properties across the globe. Here are 10 properties that went from historic spaces to four- and five-star accommodations:

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One of Santiago’s Most Anticipated New Properties is Finally Open & Isn't Letting Us Down

Jan 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

With non-stop flights to Santiago from Houston, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta and New York, not to mention convenient connecting options via Lima, Panama City and São Paulo among others, Chile is closer than you might think. The country is a narrow band of land bookended by the wild Pacific coast and the snow-capped peaks of the Andes on either side. 

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