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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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A $22M New Look for an Old Celebrity Haunt: Kona Kai Resort & Marina

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Kona Kai Resort & Marina in San Diego is going through a bit of an identity crisis; one that is taking $22 million to fully realize. Currently, when you visit the property, you can see that it remembers what it once was, sees where it wants to be, and yet — still remains a forgotten resort that quietly rests on the shores of Shelter Island.

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Kimpton Opens Fourth Property in South Florida: The Angler's Hotel

Nov 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

In addition to EPIC, Surfcomber, and Vero Beach Hotel and Spa in sunny South Florida, Kimpton Hotels & Resorts has recently introduced its new property, The Angler’s Hotel. The boutique property was first built in 1931, restored in 2007 and reopened under the Kimpton brand on November 21, 2013. Spread out over four separate buildings, the pet-friendly Angler's has 48 rooms, 660 Restaurant serving Nuevo Latin Cuisine, indoor-outdoor meeting space, pool with cabanas, and seven spa suites. In 2014, a project to expand the new space will begin, adding 83 more rooms, a lobby lounge and rooftop pool.

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Dingle Skellig Hotel Wants to Welcome You to Ireland's Most Northwest Town

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Located on the scenic northwest side of Ireland’s peninsula in County Kerry, the 113-room Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa has the Atlantic Ocean in its backyard and the lively, quaint town of Dingle, a mere ten-minute walk away. 

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Ireland's Castlewood House Dingle Gets Personal Within its Four-Star Property

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Outside, a strawberry and cream-colored fishing boat bobs gently in the lapping waters of Dingle Bay; such is the picturesque southwest Ireland location of Castlewood House Dingle. Brian Heaton, an experienced Irish hotel manager, opened this charming guest house eight years ago with his wife, Helen, just outside the pretty Kerry town of Dingle. The couple met fresh out of college while working at the five-star Ashford Castle in County Mayo.

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Hotel La Villa: Quiet Corsican Retreat Amid France's Rolling Hills

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Perched high amid rambling hills, the location of northwest Corsica’s La Villa Hotel could hardly be more picturesque as it overlooks the ochre-colored citadel of Calvi and the sparkling bay waters of the Mediterranean far below. Sensitive architectural design of terracotta roof-tiles, a beige and ochre color scheme, traditional-style dwellings and natural stone pathways enables La Villa to merge seamlessly into the verdant host environment.

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A Guide to Calistoga: Northern Napa's Charming and Less Touristy Side

Nov 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

With all there is to see, do, sip and taste in Napa and Sonoma, you could easily overlook the pleasures of their neighboring Calistoga countryside. Located in the northernmost part of Napa County, this laid- back community is a treat to discover.

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New Hampshire's Manor on Golden Pond Provides an Extra Touch of Local Character

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Sitting prominently hidden on a hillside above Route 3, Manor on Golden Pond was built in 1907 by wealthy Florida real estate investor Issac Van Horn. The hotel is named after the hit movie classic On Golden Pond starring Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. The cast and crew even stayed there during the 1981 filming, which was a huge PR boost for a village of only a few specialty shops and a marina on Squam Lake. Although monumental, this movie is but one event weaved into the much broader fabric of time in New Hampshire's Lakes Region. 

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Park City's Washington School House Makes Going Back to School Cool Again

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

This fall, I went back to school (sort of).  As September's crisp breezes brought the first fall of snow to Park City, Utah, I hunkered down in one of the town's newest boutique hotels, the Washington School House.

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Sea Crest Beach Hotel: 100 Years of History Preserved on Cape Cod's Shores

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Beach hotels in America tend to be built, enjoy a brief heyday, ease into a barely noticeable period of decline and then immediately be fully rehabbed or built again. The really loveable thing about the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, Mass. is that it's a historic property that has seen many phases, and those phases mirror so many epochs in American history.

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NYC's House of Kooser Makes Travel Service Personal Again

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Relationship-building, brand integrity, appreciation for quality, and taking that extra effort to truly understand a client — these are the traits which seem to be disappearing in today's social-media hyper-driven world. From big chains, we expect it, but when boutique properties started to automate their outreach, it caused many a luxury traveler to sigh. 

 

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