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Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts Int'l Partner on Exclusive Loyalty Program Perks

Jul 3, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Celebrity Cruises and MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program members have more reasons to be excited about travel this year. Announced at the end of June, the two brands are partnering together to offer their members exclusive offers and benefits.

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7 Men-Approved Excursions for Guys Who Crave Adventure & Bromances

Jun 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Sometimes us guys just need to be guys, and a number of vacations offer ample opportunity to partake in activities that seem well-suited to the rougher-around-the-edges sex. We've searched around the globe to find some of the most enriching and men-approved vacations available today. And, while we're certain gents will find these excursions interesting, it doesn’t mean women wouldn’t have fun on these outings, we’re just all for bromance vacations.

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The Laslett Notting Hill Combines Luxury With Quaint British Comforts

Jul 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts may dominate Google results when “Notting Hill” is searched, but let’s not forget how fantastic this cosmopolitan district in London is. The area is full of Victorian townhouses, retail therapy, restaurants and an annual Carnival festival, and very soon—August 15, in fact—its newest hotel will be opening its doors. 

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Karisma Resorts Promises Both Family-Friendly and Child-Free in One Riviera Maya Location

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Is there a happy medium between child-free and family-friendly? How can a resort welcome both groups while annoying neither? Karisma Resorts, stalwart of upscale all-inclusive in the Riviera Maya region seems to have hit upon the perfect solution.

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A New Beginning for an Old Classic on San Francisco’s Nob Hill

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

There’s a lot of history at Stanford Court, the classically-proportioned, century-old hotel perched atop San Francisco’s Nob Hill, but visitors will still find it perfectly attuned to the digital age. 

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Why La Valencia is On Our List of Favorite San Diego Hotels for a Summer Getaway

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When friends and family visit San Diego, they usually ask me about the best hotels in the area. And after having lived here for over five years now, I definitely have my favorites. Recently, I spent a weekend at La Valencia (aka The Pink Lady) in La Jolla for a mini-staycation to see what it had to offer. At the end of the trip, it was added to my list of SD hotel suggestions for many reasons, including its location, suites and dining options.

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Casa Velas Wants to Redefine the All-Inclusive Realm With Eight AAA Diamonds, Casual Elegance and Expansive Included Offerings

Jun 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Nestled within an upscale residential neighborhood just a five-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport sits Casa Velas—a serene adults-only luxury boutique resort that’s helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm. 

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In Search of Luxury and Adventure in New Zealand: Part II—Wharekauhau

Jun 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Picture the perfect trip to New Zealand; stunning scenery, amazing food and wine, and a luxury lodge in the truest sense. Wharekauhau Country Estate is all that and then some. From Auckland (see Part I) we flew to Wellington and then boarded a helicopter for a short ride along the coast to Wharekauhau, set on 5,000 acres fronting Paliser Bay.

 

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Belmond Charleston Place Brings the Southern Charm & the Four-Star Service

Jun 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Elisabeth Rushton

Belmond Charleston Place is not short of accolades. It has been consistently voted amongst the best hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, and has both AAA four-diamond and Forbes four-star designations, for good reason. The hotel is evocative of a grand, 17th-century residence, from its Italian marble lobby with signature Georgian Open Arm staircase to its 12-foot crystal chandelier and lush personal suites. 

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Lisbon's Biggest 5-Star Hotel Boasts Even More Renovations

Jun 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

As the largest five-star hotel in Lisbon, the Corinthia has long attracted many corporate travelers, but more recently it has focused more of its on leisure guests. The building had been a hotel for more than 19 years before the Pisani family of Malta, founders of the brand, took it over in 2004. And while it had already gone through radical renovations to raise its status from four to five-star, it is doing so again. Last year they revitalized their Tempus Bar and lobby area, and this year, more rooms are being remodeled.

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Connecticut's Delamar Hotel Southport: Boutique New England Meets New York Chic

Jun 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Only 80 minutes from Midtown NYC, and a quick walk from Southport Connecticut's train station, Delamar Southport's classic white clapboard colonial architecture situated on the Old Post Road looks like it's been a fixture here since the town's 19th century maritime heyday. Until walking inside, it's hard to conceive that construction on the property was actually completed in 2010. Then you realize this quintessential Connecticut escape is a recent creation deftly balancing the refined elegance of New York chic with New England country charm.

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Teams up With Celebrity Fitness Trainer for Exclusive Programs

Jun 19, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotels are making it much easier to keep in shape while on vacations with wellness classes being offered, expanded gyms and outdoor activities to get your heart pumping. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville is now partnering with fitness expert and celebrity trainer Erin Oprea to enhance their active amenities.

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The Westin Kierland Resort is All About Fun, Food & Families

Jun 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Scottsdale, Arizona is a golf lover’s paradise; but if you are traveling with your family, that can often be a challenge. Parents want to play a round of golf while the kids want to spend the entire day in the pool or participating in some fun activities. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa knows just what parents and kids need to make everyone happy.

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A Quick Guide to a Weekend Retreat in Saratoga Springs

Jun 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

When the need to rejuvenate hits you, head to upstate New York to quiet, beautiful Saratoga Springs for a weekend filled with culinary delights, historic sites and healing waters not found anywhere else in the world. A former hot spot frequented by royalty and celebrities for the summer horse season and the original wellness destination, Saratoga Springs has a small town look and feel with cosmopolitan amenities.

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In Search of Luxury and Adventure in New Zealand: Part I—Auckland

Jun 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

For me, a great journey begins with a great jacket. Especially where several stops are involved and weather varies in each country, the right item of outerwear is essential.

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