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Five-Star Hotel in Ecuador, First and Only to Receive Prestigious Award

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While the quality of tourist facilities varies greatly in Ecuador, there’s no doubt that one of its finest five-star hotels is offering the best in service and accommodations—mostly because they have the awards to prove it. For the second year in a row, Casa Ceibo Boutique Hotel & Spa has been recognized by Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism for helping to promote the country’s tourism and better the experience for travelers. During the ceremony at the San Francisco Plaza in Quito, the luxury resort also took home the Green Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Making this an even bigger achievement is the fact that Casa Ceibo is Ecuador’s first and only five-star resort to be given this recognition for two consecutive years. Since its opening in October 2009, the... Read More

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Debuts Fresh New Look & Dining Venues

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco, with its urban setting and view of the historic Liberty Bell, recently debuted a snazzy new look. The 268-room boutique escape is nestled inside the historic Lafayette Building and now features a bi-level... Read More

Foodie's Rejoice! The Tampa Epicurean Hotel Opens November 2013

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Tampa has no shortage of luxury lodging, but there are few who boast the quality and recognition that the soon to open Epicurean Hotel is does. As can be inferred by the name, the Epicurean is... Read More

London Boutique Hotel Xanadu to Open October 2012

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located 25 minutes from Heathrow Airport, Hotel Xanadu is set to open in Mid-October. Inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem "Xanadu – Kubla Khan," the luxurious boutique hotel will offer 46 double rooms and two executive suites, a private meeting room and a chic bar and restaurant, which will serve Asian influenced cuisine reflecting the local flavors of the Silk Route. Entrepreneur and interior designer Jalal Al-Yawer comments: “Design is a true passion of mine and with Xanadu I wanted to create a bespoke brand synonymous with genuine quality, attention to detail, good food, charming comfort, relaxing ambience and a cool and trendy atmosphere.” Room rates start from ?150 for a Double and ?200 for an Executive Suite. All rooms are equipped with spacious bathrooms, flat screen satelli... Read More

Luxury Boutique Hotel in Napa Valley Reopens

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The White House Inn & Spa, a historic boutique hotel in Napa Valley, California, has reopened its doors this summer. The Inn, which has 17 guestrooms, is in a Victorian mansion that was built in 1886. The accommodations are lavish, as there are in-room fireplaces, spa tubs, flat-screen televisions, and iPod docks in all rooms. There also is a pool and a spa on the property. Each day begins with a complimentary breakfast and concludes with a wine-and-cheese social. It is a welcoming and relaxed setting, according to the Inn’s new management. "It's been an honor to carry on the tradition of warm service and hospitality at the Inn," said Kimberly Fox, innkeeper of the... Read More

Surprises and Perks Around Every Corner at PUNTACANA's Tortuga Bay

Aug 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

You’ve heard there’s one chance to make a first impression and there’s no where better to illustrate this truism than PUNTACANA Resort & Club’s Tortuga Bay boutique hotel in the Dominican Republic.... Read More

Celebrate the Art of Travel at Ellerman House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

When it comes to travel incentives, hotels usually offer items like interesting dining options or special pillows. But what about the artwork that peppers many luxury hotels' walls these days? How about a specific travel package focused on that?... Read More

Gordon Ramsay Revamps San Diego's The Keating on "Hotel Hell"

Aug 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  4 Comments

Unleashing his infamous temper, Gordon Ramsay took on the 35-room San Diego boutique hotel, The Keating during his new TV show, Hotel Hell. This season’s episode featuring... Read More

Two Luxury Hotels on Scotland's Isle of Skye | Toravaig & Duisdale

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With a wealth of experience gained from many years working in the hospitality industry, husband-and-wife team, Anne Gracie and Captain Ken Gunn, have opened not one but two luxury hotels—Toravaig House Hotel and Duisdale House Hotel—on the evocative Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland.... Read More

The Blue Moon Hotel All-Day Breakfast Fix

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Blue Moon Hotel in Miami’s South Beach is a spirited boutique hotel set in the area’s Art Deco District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property merges two former hotels, the Lafayette and the Mediterranean-style Les Suites by way of an arched breezeway, creating a chic... Read More

Boutique Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania | Islington Hotel & Conservatory

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi

Classical elegance with award-winning service defines Islington, an 11-room boutique accommodation located in one of the finest neighborhoods in Hobart, Tasmania. With a commanding view of Mt. Wellington, this five-star guesthouse was built in 1847 in the Regency architectural style. Today, it is an immaculately restored luxury urban hotel that has been updated to include modern amenities and showcase an eclectic collection of artwork and antiques from the owner’s many years of traveling the world.... Read More

French Riviera Waterfront Hotel Where the Stars Stay | Cap Estel

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

You may have heard of Cap Ferrat and Cap d’Antibes, both exquisite destinations in the South of France, but not many will have heard of Cap Estel—and therein lies one of the French Riviera luxury hotel's many charms. Without any obvious signs or directions, with an imposing gate and visible high security, Cap Estel makes privacy and discretion a big priority, which might explain its A-list status on the Cote d’Azur.... Read More

The Surrey Hotel Shows Guests Exceptional Service & Style in NYC

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

For travelers who crave a quiet place of distinction, The Surrey hotel in Manhattan's Upper East Side is a great choice. The luxury hotel takes pride in giving each and every guest stellar accommodations, authentic service, and cultural inspiration during their stay.

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Hotel Diva Partners With Perrier To Create Unique Lounge Space

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hotel Diva, part of the boutique, San Francisco Personality Hotels Collection, recently partnered with Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water to open a Perrier Lounge on the hotel’s sixth floor. The Personality Hotels collection of boutique hotels was founded in 1982 by Yvonne Lembi-Detert, who wanted to create getaways with individualistic spirit... Read More

Travel to Cartagena, Colombia | A Caribbean Crown Jewel in South America

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss  |  1 Comment

Faceted at the northern peak of South America and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea is the Colombian gem Cartagena. This historic city is as far from danger as any of the hot spots of the international glitterati. It's beaches, architectural charms and gourmet dining make it a "must-see" on the bucket list for the traveler in the know, as well as a popular port city for the luxury cruise ship crowd.... Read More

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