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Park Hyatt New York Celebrates Grand Opening of Flagship Hotel This Summer

Apr 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

It's been in the works for awhile, and after what seemed like forever for fans of the hotel, Park Hyatt New York is finally slated to have a grand opening this summer. Travelers to the Big Apple should expect more from the new hotel as well. Though there are already dozens of Park Hyatt hotels across the globe, the New York destination is going to become the brand's flagship location.

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The Renovated Inn at Rancho Santa Fe a Perfect Getaway for a Summer Vacation

Apr 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Last summer, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe underwent a $12 million restoration, and I recently took a trip to experience the hotel and some of its newest changes. With a tradition of guest serenity and personal attention, I found that the property's new spa and restaurant make for spectacular additions to its 12 acres of manicured grounds and pleasantly helpful staff.

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Trendy New Boutique Hotel to Open Near Fenway Park

Mar 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Bostonians and Beantown fans alike will have something to look forward to this summer when The Verb opens its doors near the iconic Fenway Park. The cool boutique hotel mixes classic mid-century modern motel style with the rich musical and artistic roots of the Fenway neighborhood. 

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Find Southern Hospitality at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

Mar 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

You’ve heard of Southern hospitality and that everything is bigger in Texas? Of course you have. So it should come as no surprise then that The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio is warm and welcoming as well as wonderfully spacious with its 473 guestrooms, three dining options and its 760-square-foot Woodhouse Day Spa.

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6 Countries, 1 Continent and a DC-3 Plane: Is Travcoa's African Vacation the Ultimate Safari?

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Seems to be that everyone is heading to Africa this year, with so many trips promising to be “The Trip of a Lifetime,” it can be hard to navigate through the ones that may actually be THE best. Most getaways will get you to “The Birthplace of Humanity,” but when looking at a vacation itinerary, be sure to see what other perks the company is offering on the trip and weigh it against others.

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The Joule Hotel in Dallas Debuts New Artistic Look & $10,000 Nightly Penthouses

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

When Hollywood types head to Dallas, they make a beeline for the five-star Joule Hotel. Not only is it the chicest place to stay, but it’s owned by oil tycoon, real estate developer and movie mogul Tim Headington (The Departed, The Aviator, The Tourist and Hugo). 

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A Quick Guide to 6 Of the Best Cities Along the French Riviera

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan

During the middle ages, the French built their settlements on the Mediterranean hills for optimal protection against their foreign enemies. Today, their foresight makes the colorful, elevated villages both scenic and awe-inspiring for visitors to the French Riviera. From absinthe-tasting in 9th century cellars to viewing original work by Chagall or Picasso in unlikely places and luxury hotels, there are unexpected delights in every village. Here are some tips to navigate the diverse towns in this charming destination.

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9 Hotels & Destinations to Completely Unplug, Disconnect and Recharge

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Each year since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), gives techies a reason to celebrate their favorite gadgets and see what’s up-and-coming. So what’s the feedback this year? More new-fangled toys, talking refrigerators, or TVs with four screens masked as one large box? Maybe it’s time to shift the comfort back to simple comforts: a good book, a cozy hammock, and ocean breezes. With that in mind, here are nine low-tech retreats where guests can unplug, disconnect, and enjoy the moment.

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First Look: Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems that a Florida family vacation is in order since the Four Seasons Resort Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort is set to open up later this summer. Close to Orlando’s major amusement parks — Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® — the brand’s new hotel will be as luxurious as it is family-friendly.

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Legendary Luxury and Great Gatsby Glamour at The Breakers Palm Beach

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

There are few hotels in America that combine incredible architectural splendor, spectacular oceanfront settings and opulent amenities like Palm Beach’s The Breakers hotel. Legendary luxury and Gatsby-esque glamour permeate the atmosphere from the moment you turn onto the dramatic palm-lined drive and spot the famous twin turrets topping the Italian Renaissance-style edifice. 

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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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Preview The Godfrey Hotel Chicago Before its February Grand Opening

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The latest entry in the rich Chicago luxury hotel market will soon be The Godfrey Hotel, officially opening in February 2014. As the flagship property for the boutique hotel brand’s launch, The Godfrey offers a modern mark on The Windy City’s architectural history.

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Meet the Newest Kid on the Block: The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

Jan 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Recently opened this month, The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is located in the Playa Blanca area only minutes away from the airport. Surrounded by the white sand beaches and sparkling clear turquoise water of the Caribbean, the resort features everything for a relaxing getaway or an activity-filled vacation. With two championship golf courses, a spa, full service marina, aquatic playground, outdoor pool, nearby shopping and world class dining, time spent at and around the hotel can be as active or as peaceful as you want to be.

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The Berkeley Hotel in London Opens Chic New Rooftop Spa

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

London’s luxurious Berkeley Hotel — a celebrity haunt with guests like Madonna, Gisele Bundchen and Leo DiCaprio — has just unveiled the Bamford Haybarn Spa on its 8th floor rooftop. The spa is designed to “bring the essence of the English countryside to the heart of the city,” and was created in partnership with Bamford Organic, the UK’s premier organic beauty brand. The spa will now be the focus of the hotel’s unique rooftop space which features a swimming pool, secret garden and state-of-the-art gym.

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The James Royal Palm Continues to Shine One Year Later on Miami's Coast

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

It is easy to see why The James Royal Palm Miami has been recognized with awards and accolades from top travel publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure since its opening one year ago. A beautiful setting on the beachfront, combined with The James' dedication to details and customer service ensures that every guest has a memorable stay.

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