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The Quaint Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal Combines Modern-Chic with Historical Distinction

Jul 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Location, location, location — if what the property experts say is true, then the Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal on Rue Saint-Honoré in central Paris couldn’t be more well-placed. Standing on our narrow fifth-floor balcony, a delightful view of La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre can be seen to the right, and to the left, the Louvre. A short, three-minute walk brings one to the famed museum's glass pyramid, Comédie-Française and the banks of the Siene, and right into the heart of the fashion district.

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White Sandy Beaches and Crystal Clear Waters Are Just a Part of the Magic of Amanpulo

Jul 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

The Philippines are an extraordinary set of islands. More than 200 volcanoes, 12,000 species of seashells and 488 of the 500 known coral reef species in the world are found within the 22,000 miles of the country's coastline. It's no wonder that Amanresorts, the hotel group that uses the world's most extraordinary sites for its property locations, placed Amanpulo on the tropical paradise of Pamalican Island.

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Taipei's Chic HOTEL QUOTE in the Heart of the City is Anything But Average

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Chinese travelers are flocking to Taiwan. Since visas for them were allowed in 2008, Taiwan has been awash with affluent mainlanders and attracted 3.35 million Chinese tourists in 2013, up from 2.87 million in 2012, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Taiwan's capital, Taipei, has seen a particular growth. To increasingly cater to discerning tourists, chic hotels like HOTEL QUOTE have cropped up amid the city's metro overpasses and teeming night markets.

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Chile's Hotel Scene Gets a Boho-Chic Boost With The Aubrey Santiago

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Boho-chic is best showcased in boutique hotels and is even better when such personality-packed properties are located in equally vivid neighborhoods. Chile's capital city is home to one such property, the brilliantly-bohemian Aubrey Santiago, located in the colorful neighborhood known as Bellavista.

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Newport's Castle Hill Inn Looks to Give Lovers Their Ideal Wedding Weekend Experience

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Already incredibly popular among lovebirds looking to take the plunge into married life, Castle Hill Inn's iconic grounds are gearing up to offer one of the best wedding packages a couple could ask for. Comfortable and unique accommodations, award-winning cuisine and serene privacy are just the icing on the cake (you see what we did there?).

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Discover Vancouver’s Only Forbes Four-Star Boutique Hotel With its Quirky & Artsy Motif

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, with easy access to many of the city’s attractions, Opus Hotel is the only boutique hotel in Vancouver to hold the coveted Forbes four-star rating as Personality Plus. Every element of the property has been selected to add character and charm to guests' experience. 

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Chile's Palacio Astoreca Hotel is as Chic and Vibrant as the City of Valparaiso

Jun 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Once a palace, the Palacio Astoreca Hotel is now a whimsical and chic 23-room retreat that clings to the hillside of the hip neighborhood of Cerro Alegre. Without a doubt, the hotel is the prime pick in the city of Valparaiso, Chile's cultural hub which bubbles with vibrant restaurants, artisan boutiques, and quaint sidewalk cafes. 

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Is Nicaragua on Your Travel List? If Not, Jicaro Island Ecolodge May Change That

Jun 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Nicaragua is one of those countries that has it all, lush rainforests framed by jolting volcanic mountains, vibrant colonial villages filled with docile locals, and a now-stable political situation, it's an enticing destination in Central America. The Jicaro Island Ecolodge, located on a speck of an island in Lake Nicaragua, is an incredible choice to experience the country Condé Nast listed as one of the ten destinations to watch in 2014.

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Villa Spalletti Trivelli: A Discreet Boutique Hotel Away From the Urban Rush of Rome

May 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury boutique hotels often offer some of the most alluring experiences due to their exceptional charm. The personal attention received from staff, fewer guests around the property and a welcoming atmosphere help make boutique hotels stand out. Along these lines, Villa Spalletti Trivelli is equipped with only 12 guestrooms and the exclusivity makes it one of Rome's top hotels on Trip Advisor.

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Sean MacPherson to Open Cool New Ludlow Hotel on NYC's Lower East Side

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Sean MacPherson has a kind of magic touch when it comes to hotels and restaurants; every property he opens instantly becomes the hottest place in town and stays that way. Now the man behind the Bowery Hotel, Jane Hotel, Waverly Inn, Swingers, Jones, and El Carmen is opening a new boutique hotel in New York’s Lower East Side.

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Guayaquil's Hotel Oro Verde: A South American Hotel With European Service & Ecuadorian hospitality

Apr 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Even though Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city with over 3.75 million people in the metropolitan area, most Americans are probably more familiar with the capital: Quito. However, Guayaquil is a logical stop and overnight stay for anyone planning a trip to the Galapagos, or for those who would like to take a few more days to experience the intimate charm of Guayaquil.

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Escape to the French Countryside & Stay in a Quintessential 17th Century Chateau

Apr 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

France is remarkable; a place known for its pastries, luxury shopping and storied past filled with artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Degas; and at one time was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. But there’s something to be said about the traveler who—instead of booking a hotel in the heart of Paris—looks to stay at a chateau hidden in the French countryside to really immerse themselves into the culture.

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Trendy New Boutique Hotel to Open Near Fenway Park

Mar 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Bostonians and Beantown fans alike will have something to look forward to this summer when The Verb opens its doors near the iconic Fenway Park. The cool boutique hotel mixes classic mid-century modern motel style with the rich musical and artistic roots of the Fenway neighborhood. 

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The Epiphany Boutique Hotel To Open In The Heart of Downtown Palo Alto

Jan 16, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With neighbors like Stanford University, Facebook, and Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capital firms, The Epiphany Hotel is eager to make a name for itself among the area’s leading businesses. Joie de Vivre Hotels’ newest property in Palo Alto is currently taking reservations starting March 15, 2014.

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The James New York: Decidedly Modern and Chic in NYC's Artistic SoHo District

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located in the trendy SoHo neighborhood, The James New York is a welcome respite for visitors to the city and locals alike. Feast on delicious food at the hotel's dining concepts from Chef David Burke, enjoy the outdoor spaces, including a unique multi-level Urban Garden and rooftop pool deck and bar JIMMY, or merely sink into the comfortable linens of your king-sized bed.

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