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Get Pampered at The Chatwal While Little Elves Spring Clean Your Home

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Spring cleaning can be a stressful time with or without a cleaning service. It’s the season to organize your home, give it a deep clean and scrub that sucker from top to bottom—something that brings neither calm or relaxation to mind. Which is why The Chatwal has just partnered with New York’s Little Elves,  a high-end cleaning service, to offer Have It Maid, a package that  allows you to get away on a luxurious escape while your home is  meticulously cleaned.

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Play Like a High Roller in the 5 Highest Stake Poker Rooms in Atlantic City

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some go to Atlantic City to party, while others visit for the high-stakes poker tables. The best, no-limit games can be found both on and off the Boardwalk, but you have to know where to look. Casual tables can be found anywhere, but for the serious players and students of the game, these high-roller poker rooms are your best bet.

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Hotel Palomar San Diego Reveals New California-Inspired Skyline Guestrooms

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This June, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar San Diego will reveal the new Skyline Guestrooms, a 50-room collection of renovated suites on the top floors of the downtown property. The two-month redesign began in February of this year, with the intention of creating a line of luxury spaces inspired by the beauty and attitude of Southern California.

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The World's Only Tasmanian Devil Encounter is a Heavenly Eco-Tourism Adventure

Mar 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Nature lovers looking for a wildlife adventure in Australia have a wealth of options to choose from:  kangaroos bounding across the Outback, salt water crocodiles in tropical Queensland, dolphins and whale sharks along the Western Australia coast, and the unforgettable wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Chef Charlie Palmer & The Knickerbocker to Open Three New Dining Venues

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Knickerbocker has just opened two of three new dining venues in partnership with master chef Charlie Palmer. Charlie Palmer at The Knick, is the hotel’s newest signature restaurant and bar, Jake’s at The Knick is the ground level espresso bar, and St. Cloud will be the rooftop bar and terrace, offering unsurpassable views of the city’s skyline later this spring

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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Gets a Streamlined Makeover Inspired by the Foggy City

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco completed their renovations this month, unveiling an updated property that capitalized on the best of modern technology and contemporary aesthetics.

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The Historic Waldorf Astoria Remains Ever-Glamorous After All These Years

Feb 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Maria Yates

An official New York City landmark since 1993, the Waldorf Astoria occupies an entire city block of prime mid-town Manhattan real estate. This 47-story, 625-feet structure is one of the world’s largest art deco buildings, and as my home for a two-night NYC getaway.

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Dream Downtown's New Penthouse Comes with a Vibes Curator, Glass-Bottomed Jacuzzi and Bouncer

Feb 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Yesterday Dream Downtown announced the completion of GuestHouse, the newly renovated, top-floor suite in the property’s south tower. The new space is a VIP’s dream, but in addition to offering the same luxury amenities that could be found almost anywhere in the city, guests are treated to one-of-a-kind services like a Vibes Curator, Sneaker Stylist and glass-bottom Jacuzzi.

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New 36-Room Boutique Property Offers a Modern Take on the Glitz of the Jazz Age

Jan 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Some of the best hotels are not those with the most modern architecture or high-tech amenities—they are the properties with a history and a story to tell. But London’s new boutique hotel, The Wellesley combines the best of both with a historic venue and tech-savvy updates. Originally a 1920's townhouse, the property was turned into a jazz club before finally becoming a hotel.

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New InterContinental Hotel Planned as Part of $2 Billion Waterfront Development

Jan 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Soon Washington D.C. will have a new luxury waterfront hotel. Earlier this week, Carr City Centers announced their partnership with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Clark Enterprises, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront and The Wharf to build a new 278-room resort along the Washington Channel.

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Napa's Senza Hotel Re-Opens Boutique Property Set at the Footsteps of Grape Vines

Nov 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One of Napa Valley’s most beautiful hotels has just been rebranded and renovated into a chic new boutique property. The former inn, La Residence, is now Senza hotel, and has been outfitted with some of the best views and most modern luxuries the area has to offer.

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Two of Manhattan's Best Boutique Hotels to Book During the 2014 US Open

Jul 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

New York City is home to more than its fair share of iconic hotels. However, the City That Never Sleeps also boasts a plethora of exquisite boutique properties. For those planning on attending this year's US Open, which begins August 25, there are a number of luxury boutique hotels on the Lower East Side to consider, such as The Bowery and the Ludlow.

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People/Planet/Profit: The Impassioned Identities of Petter Stordalen

Mar 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Petter Stordalen is not a name that many Americans know well, except in hotel and hospitality circles. But in Scandinavia, especially in Norway, his name is almost a household word. He has taken the renowned Norwegian hard work ethic to astonishing... Read More

Would You Sleep in A Luxurious Parisian Suite Designed By Karl Lagerfeld?

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Apparently Karl Lagerfeld is the king of design—and that includes interior design. Commissioned to furnish two suits for the iconic Hôtel de Crillon, he is expected to bring his trademark style and artistry to the 18th century Parisian landmark. 

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Hotel Bel-Air: 4 Reasons to Visit This Iconic Hollywood Hideaway

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Tony Curtis said he would marry it. Oprah and Nicole Kidman have stayed at it. Marilyn Monroe lived in it. The Hotel Bel-Air has been the "It girl” of the Hollywood elite since the 1940s and thirty years later, she's never been in finer form. Having just reopened in 2011 after an extensive two-year... Read More

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