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Lake Como's Most-Anticipated Hotel Opens With Interiors by Patricia Urquiola

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Possibly one of the most buzzed about openings of 2016, Il Sereno Lago di Como has finally welcomed its first guests this month. The design hotel comes from the same owners as the Sereno in Saint Barthélemy and was designed by Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola, known as one of the best in the industry. Her products include collections for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Baccarat, B&B Italia, BMW and Moroso.

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El Dorado Maroma: Riviera Maya's Romantic Adults-Only Retreat

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

In Mexico’s Cancun/Riviera Maya region, there are the vacationers who seek revelry and those who prefer stillness. After being among thousands of conference attendees for a week, the last thing I wanted was to throw myself into more hyper-social scenarios on my time off. No tequila-fueled partying this trip...seclusion was calling. I followed in the footsteps of serenity seekers, and checked into El Dorado Maroma, a mellow, all-inclusive resort known to deliver high-end beachfront R&R.

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Finding a Perfect Parisian Vacation Rental

Aug 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Oscar Raymundo

Our Parisian apartment was on the second floor of a residential building on the Left Bank, right around the corner from the picturesque open-air market on Rue Cler. Here, true Parisians shop for flowers, croissants and coffee on Sunday mornings, our greeter told us. We could also walk to the Eiffel Tower, or see the very tip of it from the living room window. 

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7 Reasons to Book a Luxury Villa for Your Next Vacation

Aug 16, 2016  |   Contributor: The LuxeNomad

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of booking a vacation, and finding the perfect accommodation is a big part of that.

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This Diamond Safari is Our Favorite Kind of Adventure

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

We don’t know about you, but a diamond safari sounds right up our alley. This September, six lucky guests will get the chance to join Ellerman House in South Africa for a sparkling excursion filled with Benguela diamonds, a private jet, luxury accommodations and chef-prepared meals.

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10 Years at Aman's Turks and Caicos Paradise

Jul 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

An anniversary is an excellent reason to stay at an Aman resort; not that anyone needs a particular celebratory excuse to visit one of the brand’s 31 properties. All its hotels boast beautiful views, uncanny locations, and a world-class staff. This year, Aman’s breathtaking Turks and Caicos property Amanyara, celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Dozens of so-called adamant fans of the Aman resort group, among many other devotees of this particular property, arrived for a week-long stay. If you weren’t there, don’t worry, the celebration continues for the remainder of 2016.

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The One Villa in Cannes is a Work of Art

Jul 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

Located in the hills above the French Riviera in Cannes, Villa The One is an architectural achievement all its own. With sweeping views of the Mediterranean and easy access to one of France's most notoriously beautiful towns, The One mimics the beauty of its ethereal surroundings. Inside the home, expect open, airy collective spaces on the bottom floor which lead to three en-suite bedrooms and a master bedroom with a private terrace that overlooks the Mediterranean.

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Elevate your Cabo Vacation Experience to the Next Level | Sponsored by Cabo Villas

Jun 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Cabo Villas

Select a participating Los Cabos, Mexico villa property and stay by Oct 15, to receive over $600 in added values plus a 7th night free! Take advantage of CaboVillas’ endless Summer Sale and receive a FREE one-week car rental, 60-minute massage, private chef, 2-for-1 activities, margarita welcome, private transfer and more!

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Billionaire's Love Project Could Become World's Most Luxurious Hotel

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Macau is no stranger to glitz and glamour, and with the introduction of a The 13 hotel created by Chinese billionaire Stephen Hung, that reputation for extravagance isn’t going anywhere soon. Said to have cost investors $1.4 billion, the 200-villa property will open later this summer.

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Amanzoe's $16,000-A-Night Villa

May 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As if Greece’s Amanzoe wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, they went ahead and introduced a new standalone villa (alongside its already 38 free-standing pavilions) to make us crush even harder. The new residence, Villa 20, sprawls across four acres on a hillside overlooking The Aegean Sea and unfolds across six levels.

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Trade to Travel Offers a Different Kind of Home Swap

Apr 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Home swapping is one of the coolest things to come from the sharing economy. Nowadays, third party companies have made it easy for people to open up their estates, allowing travelers to experience beautiful homes that may have been otherwise inaccessible while seeing the world. Sites likes Behomm, 3rd Home Ltd., and Home Chic Home cater exclusively to the luxury market and make it easier for HNW members to easily swap houses with like-minded individuals.

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The Suite Life: Sky Villas, ARIA Las Vegas

Mar 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

After experiencing many suites, villas and luxury destination club residences, I have developed a philosophy about these temporary living spaces. The goal of many luxury resorts is to imitate the comfort and elegance of a high-end home, translated into a suite or villa. These often have private butlers, valets, limos, separate entrances, elevators and lobbies that all create an exclusivity that many of its guests expect.  

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An Alpine Experience with Chic Euro Style

Mar 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Dan Avila

To many, the Alps are the prime locations for snow sport excellence. Endless runs in pristine conditions, fabulous infrastructures and picturesque villages with a chic Euro style; it is ski heaven. The tiny Alpine town of Valmorel, set high in the French Alps, is transformed in the winter. Valmorel village may be small, but it punches above its weight in premium offerings. Some of the finest French cheese, wine and produce are from this region and the skiing is simply sublime.

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Villa Belvedere is Everything We Love About Villa Living

Feb 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, JetBlue launched a video showcasing a social experiment in which they offered 150 passengers flying from Boston to Phoenix free roundtrip tickets to one of 20 domestic or international cities. The catch? All 150 passengers had to agree on the destination before they landed. After deciding upon an international getaway, they all finally settled on Costa Rica.

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Four Seasons is Flirting With Us With Their Newly-Renovated Villas & We Can't Help But Like It

Jan 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s hard to go wrong with a stay at a Four Seasons property. Known for its elegant accommodations, top-notch service and laundry list of accolades, the brand encompasses everything we love about luxury hotels. So when you add Bali into the mix, you’re already pretty much guaranteeing a great vacation.

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