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Are "Hometels" the Future of Home Sharing?

Sep 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

With the emergence of Airbnb in 2008, the short-term rental world dramatically changed and continues to do so today. Eight years after it launched, Airbnb has been turned into a verb, following the likes of Kleenex, TiVo and Google. Today the company is valued at around $30 billion and many competitors have come along to participate in the home sharing economy. 

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Every Maldives Visitor Should Experience These 4 Things | Sponsored Content by Milaidhoo Island, Maldives

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Milaidhoo Maldives

The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. Which means, choosing which one to visit can be a pretty tough decision. Blue lagoons, extensive reefs and an amazing underwater world, you really canít go wrong with any single island. While visiting this earthly paradise, youíll never be lacking in exciting activities to participate in between all of that much-needed downtime. If relaxing is your main objective though, be sure to at least squeeze in these four must-do experiences in the Maldives:

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Secret Bay Debuts 2 New Treehouse Villas

Sep 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This month, Secret Bay in Dominica, West Indies is debuting two new treehouse Ylang Ylang Villas designed to look like the petals of their namesake flower. The legendary plant first originated in Indonesia and is best known for its aroma, the same scent Chanel No5 is based on. It is also meant to produce a calming effect by reducing blood pressure and helping you relax.

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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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