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The New Luxury V Palm Springs Resort

Sep 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Jill Weinlein

You’d probably never guess that the new luxury boutique hotel V Palm Springs was once a budget Travelodge when you walk into its lobby. Purchased by Los Angeles celebrity criminal attorneys, the property saw a $15 million dollar makeover and was transformed into a 21st-century retreat. Because competition is fierce right now in city—an eclectic array of small boutique hotels sit along Palm Canyon Drive—the hotel needed to standout from day one.

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5 Prisons Turned Luxury Hotels

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  3 Comments

Where you were once only allowed one phone call, a bologna sandwich and a rock hard bunk bed, you’re now pampered with concierge service, decadent dishes, and the coziest of accommodations. Gone are the dark days of detaining criminals, as today these former prisons are hosting travelers from around the world in their new life as luxury hotels. Some may downplay their past, while others proudly show off their rich history, but all are still looking for ways to keep their guests from escaping.

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Headed to The Big Game? Hotel Vitale is at the Epicenter of “Super Bowl City”

Jan 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

San Francisco is about to take the national stage when The City by the Bay plays host to Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016. And one thing’s for sure, the NFL didn’t risk its half-century showcase on a dull destination. Anthony Bourdain, the unabashed chef and TV personality recently noted, "Anyone who doesn't have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me." 

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Sri Lanka's Newest Boutique Hotel Exudes Serenity Within 6 Intimate & Chic Suites

Jan 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sri Lanka is a place of serenity, beautiful landscapes and is still somewhat of an undiscovered destination. This Southeast Asian country is home to endless beaches, lush tropical forests, unique flora and fauna, endless amounts of elephants, Buddhist temples and plenty of delicious fare. Its skies are deep blue and its waters emerald green; it a place where you go to find peace.

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7 Hotels Offering Detox & Wellness Packages to Kickstart Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions

Dec 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The holidays can be rough on our bodies. Nevermind the stress of shopping in crowded malls, getting together with in-laws or heading to endless Christmas parties. The real reason we dread the season is because we know it means lots of unhealthy eating. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good sweet treat as much as the next guy. 

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AC Hotel Nice Offers the Charm of a Boutique Retreat & the Amenities of a Big Brand Property

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A bronze statue of a goddess encased in granite along the length of the façade is the first thing that grabs your attention upon approaching the Marriott’s AC Hotel Nice. The stunning 85-foot tall sculpture is the work of an artist best known as Sosno, and is an impressive introduction to this four-star hotel. Built in 1987 as the Elysée Palace, it was taken over by the Marriott group two years ago.

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From Elegant Resorts to Tableside Tortilla Soup & Recording Studios Within Hotels, This is the New Los Cabos

Dec 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Knowing that last year’s Hurricane Odile did its best to crush the seaside tourist hotspot, I didn’t quite know what to expect on my very first trip to Cabo San Lucas. It turns out that aside for some residual hotel renovations, the city has almost completely recovered from the weather disaster. It became pretty obvious within my first day there that locals and business owners are still trying to get the word out that Cabo is bigger and better than ever, with fun desert adventures to be had and gourmet food to be devoured. 

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Enjoy the Best of Cabo With Butler Services, Private Chefs & Exclusive Beaches at the Griffin Club

Nov 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This week the new JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa opened along the Baja California coastline. The resort features prime beachfront property, unobstructed ocean views, modern architecture and traditional Mexican interior designs, but the jewel of the hotel is the ultra-exclusive Griffin Club boutique hotel within the resort.

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Ellerman House is an Elegant Departure From Big Brand Hotels in Cape Town

Aug 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

South Africa is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Because of its beautiful landscapes, premier surf breaks, bustling nightlife and safari adventures available, Cape Town is undoubtedly the region’s golden child. While the area is dotted with its fair share of luxury accommodations, there's one boutique property that has all the amenities of a big-brand hotel, but with the size and feel of a homey residential abode.

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Connecticut's Delamar Hotel Southport: Boutique New England Meets New York Chic

Jun 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Only 80 minutes from Midtown NYC, and a quick walk from Southport Connecticut's train station, Delamar Southport's classic white clapboard colonial architecture situated on the Old Post Road looks like it's been a fixture here since the town's 19th century maritime heyday. Until walking inside, it's hard to conceive that construction on the property was actually completed in 2010. Then you realize this quintessential Connecticut escape is a recent creation deftly balancing the refined elegance of New York chic with New England country charm.

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Cameron Diaz & Wes Anderson Have Stayed at this Stylish NOLA House

Apr 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

“That's my favorite hotel in New Orleans,” responded friends when we mentioned we were staying at Soniat House, the historic boutique property in the French Quarter and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Architectural Digest calls it “the place to stay for visiting musicians, actors, politicians, and the generally stylish,” and after our visit it was easy to see why.

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Domaine de la Baume: An 18th Century Mansion Steeped in Provençal Elegance

Mar 31, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Standing high above hazy hills with its dazzling ochre façade, vivid blue shutters and rows of vintage chestnut trees, Domaine de la Baume is a classic portrayal of a Provençal postcard. In many ways, reality outshines images of this 99-acre, 18th century bourgeoisie demesne. Sitting a few miles from the village of Tourtour, it offers a roaring waterfall, Italianate gardens featuring ornate statues, pebble-strewn pathways and an outdoor swimming pool framed by ornamental lions, urns and vases.

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Hotel Ella Provides a Unique Alternative to Big-Branded Hotels in Austin

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Often times, guests can experience a more interesting and authentic stay at smaller boutique properties which don’t have to cater to big corporate clients or parent companies. On a recent visit to Texas we found just that kind of property, unsurprisingly part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, a group that prides itself on curating some of the coolest hotels around. Hotel Ella was once a Classical Revival mansion built between 1898 and 1900, and now is a boutique property open to guests visiting Austin.

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Casa Las Tortugas: Mexico's Hidden Gem is a Welcomed Break From the Crowds

Mar 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you ask an avid traveler whether they prefer the high-touristy destinations or the ones off the map, they’ll usually choose the latter. It’s exciting to visit a place that is untouched, especially if you really want your vacation to be an actual break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sitting off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, the 26-mile-long Holbox Island is one such destination.

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Villa Inle Resort & Spa Wins Us Over With Private Suites, Boating Trips & Burmese Delights

Mar 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

No trip to Myanmar would be complete without a visit to Inle Lake. In fact, if you only visit one place in the sovereign state, it should be this magical area. This lake, sitting 4,000-feet-above sea level, provides a microcosm of all of the delights you wish to experience in Myanmar without the hassle of traveling from village to village.

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