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Five-Star Luxury Inside Killarney National Park: Muckross Park Hotel and Cloisters Spa

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

A tall, lean water sculpture composed of intricately interwoven gray slates from nearby Valentia Island is the first thing you’ll notice as you approach the front entrance of Muckross Park Hotel and Cloisters Spa. Immediately inside, a veritable feast of furnishings meets the eye: twin decorative Doric columns, Grecian urns, crimson armchairs, gilded mirrors, century-old oil paintings, an open fireplace with a varnished wood border and twin marble statues of dogs.... Read More

Bar Harbor's West Street Hotel: An Authentic Taste of Seaside Maine

Jul 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Years ago, Bar Harbor, Maine served as an exclusive summer playground for the wealthy Vanderbilt and Astor families. Today, the popular summer destination attracts cruise ships, New Englanders looking to escape for a long weekend, and many Canadians due to its northern proximity.... Read More

Hotel Chandler Impresses Manhattanites With Its Attention to Detail

Jun 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Sometimes, before diving into all the excitement, noise, heat and hurry that Manhattan serves up on a summer day, all a body really wants is a no-fuss cup of coffee. Or, stepping out of the Big Apple’s fervid jostle at the end of the day, one hopes for a comfortable couch; not in some ‘scenester’ lounge where a crush of office workers is vying for the same seat, but in a room that’s like home, only much more posh. For those moments of peace before and after the action, this bijoux charmer is perfect.... Read More

15-Room Boutique Hotel One Leicester Street Opens in London

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

A new luxury hotel, boasting a cocktail bar and restaurant, has opened its doors in the heart of London’s West End. One Leicester Street, in the popular Chinatown neighborhood, is the latest project from Singapore’s hotelier Loh Lik Peng and Chef Patron Tom Harris. The new hotel will join six boutique hotels and six restaurants located in Singapore, Shanghai, London and Sydney which will launch in 2014.... Read More

Hotel Monaco Chicago Reveals A Cool New Look After Multi-Year Renovations

Jun 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Beginning in 2011 with its guestroom makeovers, Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Chicago has been working on completing its full renovations which include updates to their lobby, restaurant and event space. This past May, the hotel unveiled their new look with bold, playful colors and textures. The modernization of their meeting space and lobby come as welcome additions to the already glamorous hotel which was named a Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice 2012 winner and one of US News and World Report’s 2013 Best Hotels.... Read More

The Boxer Hotel in Boston Highlights City's History with $3 Million Renovation

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As current travel trends have begun to show, today’s hotel guests want to authentically connect with the cities they are visiting. In an effort to meet those demands, the newly renovated and rebranded Boxer hotel in Boston has opened with a very distinct local feel. Previously The Bulfinch Hotel, the boutique property found its new identity in May after Hersha Hospitality Trust of Philadelphia investors poured in $3 million into the property.... Read More

Sumahan on the Water: A 19th Century Alcohol Factory Transformed

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Transformed from a family heirloom — an alcohol factory owned by the mid-nineteenth century Ottoman family — Sumahan on the Water is a rare hotel on the very edge of the Bosphorus Straits in Istanbul. The Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean surround the family-owned property and offer picturesque landscapes to hotel guests.... Read More

The Pearl Hotel Brings New Luxury to Florida’s Emerald Coast

Jun 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

This summer, The Pearl will open in Rosemary Beach, Fl., bringing new luxury to the Gulf of Mexico.... Read More

Simple Country Luxury at the Quaint Inn at Park Winters

May 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Whether you're in the mood for a romantic rendezvous at a luxurious, boutique inn or in the market for a stylish special event venue for the wedding of your dreams, you'll want to check out the Inn at Park Winters, about an hour’s drive from San Francisco. George Washington Scott, one of the founders of Scottsdale, AZ, originally built the magnificent Inn at Park Winters as a private residence in the 1800s.... Read More

The Raphael Hotel: Just Steps from Kansas City's Best Attractions

May 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

One of the highlights of any visit to Kansas City, Missouri is a leisurely stroll through the delightful area of fashionable restaurants, stores and ornate fountains known as the Spanish Plaza. The stucco architecture of its buildings are modeled after those in Seville, with whom it has a long-established sister city relationship. Located directly in front of the plaza is The Raphael Hotel, which has been voted as one of the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels.... Read More

Keswick Hall: A Charlottesville Gem With a Storied Past

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Keswick Hall at Monticello is a gem fit for royalty. The Tuscan-style luxury hotel is situated in the midst of rolling green hills and thoroughbred horse farms with the Blue Ridge Mountains serving as a scenic backdrop. It really doesn’t get any prettier than this. Not too far from the property are celebrated landmarks such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the University of Virginia, Montpelier (estate of President James Madison), and Ash Lawn-Highland (home of President James Monroe).... Read More

The Graham Georgetown Hotel Gets Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When doing anything in the nation’s capital, it’s best to do it on a grand scale, to make some noise and grab attention. Washington D.C.’s, The Graham Georgetown did just that by investing in a multi-million dollar renovation that is sure to get people talking.... Read More

Eventi Hotel Shows Off its Sociable Personality in New York's Chelsea District

May 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Let the unusual name of this Midtown newcomer clue you in: for business meetings or spontaneous meetups, cross-country rendezvous or a midweek shopping spree, the Eventi — a Kimpton Hotel is a great home base for a social stay in Manhattan. It’s a friendly, casually chic, centrally located and versatile boutique hotel. Like most of its Kimpton sister properties, it excels at making the business-class traveler feel at home. Since the public spaces are spread across many floors, the hotel never feels congested, or like one particular group has overtaken the entire property.... Read More

Ireland Luxury Hotel Named One of Travel + Leisure's Top Hotels for 2013

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Adare Manor, located near Limerick and Shannon International Airport, has been voted by readers of Travel+Leisure magazine one of the best hotels in the world for 2013. Travel+Leisure, a leading luxury travel magazine published in the United States, has named Adare Manor named a “Top 500 Hotel on the World” for ten consecutive years. The estate, through which flows the River Maigue, features an exquisite French formal garden, including the oldest Cedar of Lebanon tree in the British Isles dating, to 1645.... Read More

Winter Travel Package For Two at San Francisco's Inn at the Presidio

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Inn at the Presidio opened in April of 2012 as The Presidio’s first lodging. Built in a Georgian Revival-style, it was once home to bachelor officers of U.S. Army. The historic restoration provides comfort and contemporary style, with an art program that honors the history of The Presidio. SenSpa, recognized as San Francisco’s best day spa, is located in the park and just a short walk from the Inn at the Presidio. The spa aims to promote wellness with a holistic approach, offering services that detoxify, release, and nourish the mind, body and spirit.... Read More

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