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A London Hotel Specifically for Gin Lovers

Nov 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Nowadays, you can find a hotel to suit any type of traveler. There are spa resorts, foodie locales, music hotels, fitness retreats and clothing-optional accommodations. And now, even gin lovers will have a place to call their own come December 16. The Distillery, located on Portobello Road, will open as a three-room property dedicated to celebrating the spirit.

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London Marriott County Hall Reopens With a Refreshed Look

Nov 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Jennifer Chan

When I checked into The London Marriott County Hall, I was immediately transported to another time, where British charm reigned and old world hospitality was not forgotten. As you wander through the wooden corridors of the hotel and up to the guestroom floors, you’ll notice that upstairs offers a whole other dynamic. The public spaces are more whimsical and offer a quirky vibe.

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Three Michelin-Starred Spanish Chef Opens Restaurant in London

Nov 14, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Three Michelin-starred Chef Eneko Atxa is at it again with the opening of his new Basque restaurant inside One Aldwych hotel. Known for his renowned Azurmendi restaurant in Spain—rated number 16 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list—the Spanish chef debuted Eneko at One Aldwych this fall, bringing his innovative techniques to the British capital.

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7 Private Cinemas Hidden Inside Luxury Hotels

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, when you’re on vacation, going to see a movie may not sound like your ideal activity. But when the theater is located inside your hotel, that’s a whole different story. Across the globe, luxury properties are offering guests some pretty unique amenities, and among them are private screening rooms. 

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7 Private Cinemas Hidden Inside Luxury Hotels

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, when you’re on vacation, going to see a movie may not sound like your ideal activity. But when the theater is located inside your hotel, that’s a whole different story. Across the globe, luxury properties are offering guests some pretty unique amenities, and among them are private screening rooms. 

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See Inside Justin Bieber's $20K-a-Month London Rental

Oct 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, reports have been circling that singer Justin Bieber has invested in a $5.7 million rental home in London on Helsby Hill while he tours the UK. Local radio station Capital FM claims the Love Yourself singer will be splitting his time between LA and England at a futuristic, 24,000-square-foot home named Steppingstone.

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Claridge's Forgoes Fashion Designer for its 2016 Christmas Tree

Oct 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Each year, Calridge’s hotel in London taps a major fashion brands to create their annual Christmas tree. In the past, the five-star property has called on Dior, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry to produce the iconic look. But this year the hotel is going in a slightly different direction by choosing Apple Chief Design Officer Sir Jony Ive and Industrial Designer Marc Newson to bring their talents to the tree.

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CÚleste Earns Michelin Star in Its First Year

Oct 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve ever dined at Céleste inside The Lanesborough, you may have to work a little harder now to score a reservation in the coming months. The one-year-old eatery just received its first Michelin star for its French-inspired, modern European cuisine. Céleste is helmed by Chef Eric Frechon, who now holds five Michelin stars (three at Epicure and one at 114 Faubourg), has been in the industry for over 35 years.  

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2016's Top Travel Destination Is...

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

According to Mastercard’s annual Global Destinations Cities Index list, Bangkok will hold the title of the world’s number one tourist destination for 2016. The Thai city is projected to receive around 21.47 million international visitors by the end of the year. The index projects visitor volume and spend estimates for the calendar year to come up with their ranking of 132 most-visited cities. 

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5 Luxury Hotels With Fashion Designers Behind Their Runway-Chic Uniforms

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Luxury hotels typically pull out all the stops when it comes to designing their property, deciding on which furnishings to use and what amenities to provide. But those looking to set themselves apart go even farther by hiring fashion designers to create their runway-style staff uniforms. 

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Former Olympic Parks Actually Worth Visiting

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The 2016 Summer Olympics are officially underway (Go Team USA!). Although taking place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, excitement for this year’s games have taken a back seat to all of the trouble surrounding Rio de Janeiro. Of course, when the medals have been given out, the crowds head home and news outlets move on, it’ll still top many traveler’s bucket lists. That’s because now, sojourners will have even more reasons to visit, since they'll get to see an up-close look at a then former Olympic village.

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An Evening at One Of The Most Prestigious Private Dining Clubs In The World

Aug 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

Having planned a trip to the U.K., Jason Bangerter Executive Chef of Langdon Hall, provided me with an introduction to Mosimann’s in London. As most people in the know recognize, Mosimann’s is one of London’s premiere private clubs run by none other than Michelin-starred chef Anton Mosimann (OBE).

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Stepping Back in Time at London's Milestone Hotel

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Stepping into London’s Milestone Hotel is like going back in time to a bygone era in England. Its molded ceilings, lattice windows and polished walnut wainscoting act as reminders that this property is more than 300 years old. The five-floor luxury hotel first opened in the ‘20s and was named after the old cast-iron milestone standing outside which consists of three elegant Victorian townhouses.

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AccorHotels Finalizes $2.7 Billion Fairmont Acquisition

Jul 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

AccorHotels has officially finalized its deal to purchase FRHI Hotels & Resorts for $2.7 billion yesterday. The acquisition consists of $480 million in cash and 46.7 million shares, adding 155 more properties to Accor’s portfolio.

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The Wellesley: A Hyde Park Retreat in Knightsbridge

Jul 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Enjoying a complimentary drive through London in a gleaming Rolls-Royce or ordering a shot of 18th-century Cognac at the bar for a $5,000 dollars is just another day at The Wellesley hotel in Knightsbridge. Built on an abandoned metro station close to Hyde Park Corner, this five-star property designed by Fox Linton Associates opened four years ago and has enjoyed many previous lives. The boutique hotel has been everything from a townhouse to office block to pizza joint and jazz club venue.

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