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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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Anthony Ingham Named Vice President, North America of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Dec 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide recently announced the news that Anthony Ingham would be named Vice President, North America Brand Management, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. Along with 13 years of prior luxury brand management experience, he has been busy overseeing the strategic and creative direction of these hospitality groups for the past three years.

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The Artfully Stylish Hotel Monaco Philadelphia Proves a Breath of Fresh Air

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

There are few places in America with a richer history than Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin flew his famous electricity-seeking kites there, the Quakers settled in the area to escape religious tyranny, and Betsy Ross sewed flags in her quaint cottage home in this city.  While history remains one of Philly's draws, a new surge of hospitality and culture is seeping into the City of Brotherly Love, particularly with the 2012 opening of the Kimpton's group Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Earlier this fall, I paid a short visit to the vibrant hotel and was captivated by its artful design and delightful spirit.

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Abu Dhabi: UAE's Booming City Quickly Becoming a Desert Oasis of Luxury

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield  |  1 Comment

Like a lottery player who dreams of the beautiful things money could buy and finally hits the big number, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates revels in its wealth. Abu Dhabi has been on a mission to create a city of incredible architectural beauty ever since oil was found off its shores in 1958. It boasts cultural and educational institutions, healthcare, and luxury accommodations rarely seen these days in any other part of the world. Some call Abu Dhabi the “baby city” because it’s so new, having risen up out of the desert with stunning speed. High-rise buildings seem to appear on a daily basis.

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Missoni Hotels' Designer Toiletries Line Now Available at Limited Luxury Hotels

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff  |  2 Comments

Don’t have travel plans to the Missoni Hotels in Edinburgh or Kuwait? No worries. You can now get a sample of the Missoni Hotels experience at dozens of luxury destinations that are the first to provide the designer’s hotel line of toiletries to their guests.

 

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Be Among the First to Book the Midwest's Largest Hotel Suite After its $1.8M Remodel

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Looking for an over-the-top luxury holiday getaway without using your passport? The iconic, Beaux-Arts style Hilton Chicago is now taking $10,000-a-night reservations for the largest, most elaborate, and most expensive hotel suite in the Midwest — The Conrad Hilton Suite — now that its astounding $1.8 million beautification is complete.

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Dingle Skellig Hotel Wants to Welcome You to Ireland's Most Northwest Town

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Located on the scenic northwest side of Ireland’s peninsula in County Kerry, the 113-room Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa has the Atlantic Ocean in its backyard and the lively, quaint town of Dingle, a mere ten-minute walk away. 

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An American Safari: Jackson Hole's Vast Terrain, Wildlife and Luxury Lodgings

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond  |  1 Comment

One doesn't go to Wyoming to be sociable and surrounded by crowds of people; with only half a million residents, it gets the award for least populated state in America. Those who go to Wyoming go for its spectacular land filled with endless ski terrain, elk reserves, and two of the nation's most popular National Parks: Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Park. Earlier this fall, I visited Jackson Hole to enjoy the region at the turn of fall when elk, moose, and bears actively roam the land preparing for the bitter winter. Staying at sister properties Hotel Terra and the Teton Mountain Lodge in the Teton Village, I once again discovered my love for this great wilderness.

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Dubai Gives Investors Extra Incentive to Build More 3- and 4-Star Hotels

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

In an effort to hasten the completion of three- and four-star properties in Dubai, the government has offered financial motivation to the hotels’ investors. It was announced in September that qualified hotels will be able to forgo the usual 10 percent Municipality Fee collected on the room rate each night they are occupied.

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Manta Resort Boasts Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Nov 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

“Sleeping with the fishes” is taking on a new meaning at Manta Resort, and thankfully, a more enjoyable one at that. The African property located on Pemba Island, a Tanzanian destination, is giving travelers a new way to get up close and personal with the Indian Ocean’s marine life.

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The James Chicago is a Modern Haven for Guests in The Windy City

Nov 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located just steps away from Chicago's most famous attractions, including the shops of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and museums, is the award-winning James Chicago hotel. Decorated in artistically inspired residential style with extra attention to guest comfort, the property features lavish accommodations, world-class fitness, a relaxing spa, and great dining options.

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