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7 Very Grown Up Easter Egg Hunts

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Is it just us or did Easter sneak up on you too? With visions of Cadbury eggs, pastel color schemes and Champagne brunches filling our minds, it may have come early, but we’re definitely ready to celebrate. Across the globe, hotels are commemorating the holiday with plenty of activities for the little ones and festive dining options on Sunday. 

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5 of Ireland's Best Castles-Turned-Hotels

Mar 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s pretty safe to assume that as a child you had dreams of one day living in and owning your own castle (thanks, Disney). Although we may have grown out of our illusions of being royalty ourselves, there’s still a level of intrigue that comes with sleeping inside a place with so much history. 

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San Sebastian: European Cultural Capital 2016

Mar 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

There’s never been a better time to visit San Sebastian, the vibrant Atlantic-side enclave in the heart of Spain’s Basque country. Its designation as European Capital of Culture 2016 brings a full schedule of events throughout the year, adding considerable excitement to what is already one of the top culinary and beach cities in the world.

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Be Batman For a Day With Your Own Personal Alfred

Mar 9, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In just a few weeks, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters nationwide. Celebrating its release, The Keating hotel in San Diego has created a unique package for superhero lovers. The Live Like Bruce Wayne package includes a stay in the one-bedroom Macallan Suite along with a personal “Alfred” (butler) for your entire stay.

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Top Female Travel Execs Weigh in On Industry Trends

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Studies show that 80 percent of all travel decisions are made by women, and they control $15 trillion in spending power, according to the Harvard Business Review. Today’s female traveler is not only impacting the industry, but reshaping it. Yet, when we look behind the curtain of luxury brands in the hospitality sector, we find that many C-Suites are still being occupied by men. CNN Money reports that “only 14.2 percent of the top five leadership positions at the companies in the S&P 500 are held by women.”

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Authentic and Bio-Diverse Costa Rican Adventures

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

Costa Rica should never be billed as a “quick weekend getaway” hotspot, an easily-navigable locale, or budget-friendly travel option. Rather, it should be thought of as a place where wanderlusters can take their time to explore without being bound to time, location or an inflexible wallet. 

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An Alpine Experience with Chic Euro Style

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

To many, the Alps are the prime locations for snow sport excellence. Endless runs in pristine conditions, fabulous infrastructures and picturesque villages with a chic Euro style; it is ski heaven. The tiny Alpine town of Valmorel, set high in the French Alps, is transformed in the winter. Valmorel village may be small, but it punches above its weight in premium offerings. Some of the finest French cheese, wine and produce are from this region and the skiing is simply sublime.

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W Dallas - Victory Gets Stylish in The Lone Star State | Sponsored By W Dallas - Victory

Mar 1, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When travelers want to do Dallas in style, they stay at none other than the W Dallas - Victory. The first W hotel to come to Texas, the property is located just outside downtown near the Turtle Creek and Design District neighborhoods along with attractions such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas World Aquarium, Winspear Opera House. 

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Can Hotels Keep Up With Millennial Travel Expectations?

Feb 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Millennials are a fascinating study of contrasts: creatures of habit and lovers of change; warriors for social consciousness and aficionados of self-promotion; innovators and philanthropists. Despite the group’s love of instant gratification and selfies, the discerning traveler subset is defining in-demand travel, seeking unique, life-enriching moments over flashy, superficial ones. 

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LA Hotels Offer Exclusive Access to Pre-Oscar Beauty Treatments

Feb 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

Hollywood is gearing up for the biggest party of the year: the Academy Awards airing this Sunday, February 28. To commemorate the world's most star-studded event, Los Angeles area hotels, spas and beauty salons are offering "Oscar-worthy" experiences with the type of VIP perks and treatments typically reserved for movie stars.

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A Posh Stay in Colonial Sri Lanka

Feb 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Nearly a decade after its civil war ended, Sri Lanka is finally rising to the top of jetsetters’ lists. The island nation is now even easier to get to thanks to rapidly expanding routes both on its home carrier, Sri Lankan Airways and other Asian airlines. Not only that, but the country is home to world-class luxury properties, cultural gems, ancient wonders and a breathtaking coastline.

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The Blakely Sets the Tone for a Quintessential NY Vacation

Feb 22, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Getting around New York City can feel like an intimidating undertaking for any newcomer—people rushing down the sidewalks, subway trains rumbling underground, and traffic whizzing by on the streets. Finding a hotel that makes your urban excursions more approachable can make all the difference. Set on a quiet street in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, 

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Inside the Incredibly Cool Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Feb 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

The maritime-themed Mondrian London at Sea Containers docked along the Thames River is becoming one of the city’s hottest hotels. What was once an unsightly 1970s office building is now a stunning five-star property created by British Designer Tom Dixon. 

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These Treehouse Villas Have Pools that Overlook the Thai Jungle

Feb 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We’ve seen some pretty cool, well-designed villas in our time, but Keemala’s accommodations in Phuket might be some of our favorites. Opened in December 2015, the wellness-focused resort was designed by Architect Space and interior designer Pisit Aongskultong. The pair envisioned a property that would blend in with the surrounding Thai jungle and be created as structures that the island’s indigenous clans might have once lived in.

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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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