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America's Most Expensive Real Estate Markets

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Million Dollar Listing

Billionaires have been proving that dropping thousands for each square foot of a luxury home isn't out of the question, with some market prices reaching record-breaking heights — like America's most expensive home in Greenwich, Connecticut (going for $190M). Considering Greenwich is known to attract Wall Street tycoons, it's not too surprising to see such a high-priced property up for grabs, but it did get us thinking about where in America you can find the most expensive real estate markets.... Read More

Concierge Auctions Sells 28th Luxury Property in Hawaii

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

NYC-based Concierge Auctions added another “win” to its record with the successful sale of Hiwa Lani, a deluxe Hawaiian property located in the Kuki’o Golf and Beach Club — the only private equity golf and beach club community on the Big Island. The transaction not only marked Concierge's seventh sale within the private oceanfront residential community, it was also the 28th luxury property in Hawaii sold by the luxury auction house.... Read More

Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Resort a Brilliant Pacific Palace in Pink

Jul 23, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Known as the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific,’ The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, is an ideal vacation destination for those looking to experience Hawaii in a way that has made it one of the most popular locations in the world. Built in 1927, The Royal Hawaiian was one of the first truly modern resorts on Oahu. Over the decades, it has perfected service while maintaining and updating amenities and accommodations to meet the most discerning traveler’s needs. Classical touches adorn every aspect of the hotel and create a sense of elegance that most contemporary hotels just can't compete with.... Read More

5 Luxury Golf Packages Over $5,000

Apr 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Spring has sprung, warm weather has arrived, and golf fanatics migrated south to Augusta, Georgia for the start of the first majors tournament of the year, The Masters. Unfortunately, you didn’t get to go because your boss said you have to stay and finish those TPS reports (what a tyrant!). And while it would’ve been exciting to see that green jacket grace the shoulders of the first Australian winner, going on your own extravagant golf getaway is by far a better way to spend your hard earned vacation time. To help inspire this much deserve respite, here are five exceptional golf experiences from around the world that might even make Tiger a bit jealous.... Read More

Halekulani's La Mer Continues to Be Hawaii's Best Restaurant

Feb 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Halekulani, which has long been celebrated for its tailored service, exquisite cuisine, and originality, has proudly announced the hotel restaurant, La Mer’s recognition by the prestigious Zagat Survey. The survey has honored the Neoclassic French dining establishment with scores higher than 730 other reputable dining options in Hawaii.... Read More

The Modern Honolulu: Welcome to the New and Improved Waikiki

Feb 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It’s been awhile since Waikiki’s heyday as a port-of-call for the rich and famous looking for some R&R upon Hawaii’s sunny shores. Despite a temporary downtick in high-end tourism in the past few decades, Waikiki (and all of Oahu) has recently experienced a renaissance thanks to an influx of new luxury hotels, international fashion brands setting up shop, a reinvigorated food and dining scene, and reinvestment in the island’s natural and cultural treasures that have all begun to attract jetsetters back to the well-trod sands of Waikiki.... Read More

Food and Wine Event at The Kahala Hotel & Resort Featuring Ancien Wines

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Kahala Hotel & Resort and Ancien Wines are partnering to present a Winemaker Dinner Friday, March 15, 2013, at 6 p.m. in Hoku’s. The Kahala’s Winemaker Dinner featuring Ancien Wines will include five courses, each with wine pairings. Ancien Wines is famous for its Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay vineyards and has been creating wines of singular expression since 1992. “We are very excited to introduce Ancien Wines to our Epitome Club members and friends of The Kahala,” says Todd Oldham, Director of Food and Beverage. “We’ll be pairing each wine with delectable courses created by Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi. It promises to be great gourmet experience from start to finish.”... Read More

Wedding Secrets From Hawaii's Premier Nuptial Resource The Wedding Café

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Hawaii is a dream luxury wedding destination that seems beyond reach to many people because of its distance, potential hit on the pocketbook, and potential for logistical problems (it’s hard to decide on a minister from 3,000 miles away). Many rely on a hotel’s in-house wedding service or an island-based wedding planner to work out details...but couples in the know start in one place: The Wedding Café, in Ward Warehouse, Honolulu.... Read More

Walk Wailea and Discover The Wonder of Hawaiian Beauty

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Tim Cotroneo

For those considering Maui’s plush Wailea hotel zone, which includes hotels such as the Grand Wailea, for their next vacation... Read More

Holistic Health Resort Lumeria Maui Releases 2013 Events Calendar

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Lumeria Maui, a recognized sanctuary for spiritual and holistic health has announced its 2013 schedule of workshops, retreats and events, with nationally renowned professionals in a variety of disciplines ranging from yoga, to spiritual practices to writing and more. The lineup includes Tracy Anderson, Ram Dass, and Mastin Kipp, all well-known for their contributions to the health and wellness arena. From running barefoot to designing your personal space, the speakers all incorporate Lumeria's dedication to the healing arts.... Read More

Get Lost in the North Shore Lifestyle at Turtle Bay Resort

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

It’s hard to believe that the North Shore of Oahu and that Waikiki Beach are on the same island. Where crowds jam Waikiki Beach, the North Shore is a placid oasis of farms, mountains and beaches every bit as good—or better, for surfing at least—than those in the crowded Honolulu area.... Read More

Castle Resorts & Hotels Introduces New Mobile Website

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Castle Resorts & Hotels has launched a new mobile website. Visitors can now access hotel information from any Internet-enabled mobile device. The mobile website offers many of the same features found on the hotel’s website. The deluxe hotelier also announced that it will add the ability to book hotel rooms and resort condominium units via its mobile website with the second phase of the launching. "We recognize most travelers now carry at least one web-capable mobile phone or other device and need a fast and easy way to access maps or other property information while en route," said Steve Woods, director of eCommerce for Castle Resorts. "The days of printing every piece of traveler information are over, and we want to help our guests enjoy the freedom that comes with smart phones and table... Read More

Big Island Hawaii Hotel Overlooking Volcano Reopens

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If you like your vacations hot, then you'll be pleased to hear that the historic Volcano House hotel in Hawaii has reopened this year. The opening is staggered, with bookings available at various times via website, with goodies to be offered first.

Shuttered since New Year’s Day 2010, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s iconic Volcano House, which overlooks Kilauea caldera and erupting Halemaumau crater will begin its gradual reopening this weekend.... Read More

Lumeria Maui Featured on TV Special on Hawaii

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If your idea of a vacation doesn't include mindless activities, then Lumeria Maui may be just the spot for you. The Hawaiian resort was recently featured on a television special, Extra: Mansions & Millionaires, noted for being Hawaii’s first luxury educational adventure retreat. Guests at Lumeria Maui can focus on personal transformation while enjoying a wide array of wellness activities and benefits from yoga to organic cuisine. There are also beautiful beaches, active adventures and more places to explore.... Read More

Exclusive Wine & Food Event at Four Seasons Resort Maui December 7

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Four Seasons Resort Maui is hosting an exclusive event featuring the World Famous Red Violin and Opus One Wines during the Wailea Wine & Food Festival, December 6-9 as part of the resort's 'Unforgettable Events' series. Master Executive Chef Stettler has created a menu that traces the path of the Red Violin, with pairings by Opus One for each course. The violin 1720 is the same one that was featured in the film of the same name. The price for the event ($795 per person) includes an Ocean View room and special rates pre and post.... Read More

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