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Step Inside Paris' Chic Le Cinq Codet Hotel

Dec 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

For the discerning traveler who prefers a more intimate and customized experience, a luxury, boutique hotel is the way to go. Vying for a clientele with an unlimited budget, boutique hotels attract savvy guests by focusing on style, design, lighting, technology, music and personalized experiences. What began as a niche market in the 1980s, the boutique concept is now a global phenomenon that appeals to Millennials and Empty-Nesters alike. According to a recent boutique and lifestyle report conducted by Hotel Analyst, a growth in demand for boutique rooms is expected to exceed that of traditional hotel rooms by the end of 2017.

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A Christmas Markets Odyssey Down The Danube

Dec 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Chiaroscuro — the contrasting movement of light and dark, background and foreground — usually found in static paintings is present on Viking River Cruises' Christmas Markets tour. The moment-to-moment land and waterscape changes cruising down the Danube are defined across the wake of Central European history. Unlike most rivers, the Danube moves 1492 miles, from west to east originating in Germany's Black Forest, and cutting through ten countries, finally emptying into the Black Sea in Romania.

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Hilton Paris' $50M Renovation Adds New Life to the Historic Property

Dec 6, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Initially, the Hilton Paris Opera opened as the Grand Hotel Terminus in 1889, welcoming in European visitors to the Exposition Universelle. And today, over a century later, the property is still attracting affluent travelers thanks to its quality service, chic rooms and prime location. This year, the hotel underwent a $50 million renovation to bring it back to its former glory while still incorporating just the right amount of contemporary elements to its interiors.

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Savoring Tuscany With Hedonistic Hiking

Dec 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I’ve always felt that the best way to appreciate another country is by traveling on foot while indulging in the local cuisine. As much as I like to hike, I love to eat, which is why Hedonistic Hiking’s unique culinary walking tour A Tuscan Harvest: Chianti, Castles and Tuscan Cooking had my name written all over it.

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Ski the French Alps at the Private Chalet Princesse in Megeve

Oct 30, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Tucked away in the French Alps in the charming town of Megeve, Chalet Princesse is a historic villa dating back to 1897. Designed as a ski lodge, the chalet boasts a perfect snowy holiday destination or a relaxing summertime retreat.

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Alain Ducasse & Dom Perignon Pair Up for Exclusive Champagne Dinners

Nov 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In September, renowned chef Alain Ducasse's Ore restaurant within the Palace of Versailles opened featuring a French-inspired menu. Recently, the Michelin-starred chef announced his partnership with Dom Pérignon to create intimate events for Champagne lovers at the new restaurant. Beginning in 2017, diners will have the chance to enjoy the Second Plénitude of the 1998 vintage alongside a 10-course meal.

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Hotel Bel Ami Makes Paris a Little More Accessible

Nov 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Carin von Berg

Located just around the corner from Paris’ famed Café de Flore in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés lies the chic Hotel Bel Ami. The hotel is perfectly situated among Paris’ hippest galleries, cafés and boutiques, making it the perfect choice for a timid traveler or a first-time visitor to Paris who may feel a bit overwhelmed or intimidated by the city’s expansive landscape.

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7 Cruise Ship Suites Giving 5-Star Hotel Rooms a Run For Their Money

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Luxury cruise lines have really stepped up their game in recent years, continually raising the bar for exclusive shore excursions, exotic itineraries, celebrity chef experiences and exciting entertainment. But before, after and in between all those fabulous activities, your stateroom is home base. It should offer a comfortable and relaxing environment to unwind and refresh for the next big event on your cruise vacation. Stay in one of these spacious suites and find everything you could ever need while out on the open seas—from cashmere lap blankets to use on your veranda, to Cristal Champagne upon arrival, and even attentive butlers who will do the dreaded packing/unpacking for you.

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Taking on Mykonos in High Style

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher Boone

The natural beauty of the quaint island of Mykonos, spanning just 33 miles long, is known for having gorgeous sun-filled days, cool nights, a lively nightlife and enticing Mediterranean cuisine along the perfect sapphire-colored waters. When it comes to accommodations, the Mykonos Grand Hotel is a secret gem on the island and a stunning tiered property located on a cliffside.

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Fashion and Villa-Living Meet Among the Southern Hills of Florence

Aug 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  2 Comments

Italy is no stranger to fashion, and while Florence doesn’t hold the same weight as Milan in the industry, you may be surprised to know that this little city holds a piece of the fashion world on its soil. The Salvatore Ferragamo family-owned Villa Le Rose of the Lungarno Collection sits on the southern hills of Florence. Previously owned by the Medici family, Villa Le Rose has long been a place of superior luxury and an icon of wealth. The Medici’s were well known for their support of the arts and humanities; and as such, it is fitting that its current owner is among the top luxury brands in fashion.&... Read More

5 Sailing & Yacht Charters to Indulge Your Seafaring Fantasies This Summer

Jun 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s the perfect weather for sailing, and we’ve found some of the best vessels for your most indulgent seafaring fantasies. Whether you prefer a lavishly appointed tall ship, a set departure on a specialty small ship, a fully crewed charter, or to captain and crew your own boat, there’s a company to fit your needs and a suggested destination on where to set your coordinates.

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Falling in Love with Lillet

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Nicholas

Many bottles of ink have been spilled trying to distill the so-called art of living like a French woman into a user’s manual: how to tie a scarf like her, how to inhale croissants and not gain weight, as she does, and even how to raise children the “French way."

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Viceroy Opens First Hotel in Turkey on Motor Car-Free Island

Apr 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer Viceroy’s first Turkish hotel will open along the Marmara Sea on the island of Büyükada. Viceroy Princes' Islands Istanbul will include 77 guestrooms and suites, serviced residences, a traditional Ottoman grand mansion, extensive gardens and a private cove. Restored to its former self, the grand mansion offers 20,731 square feet of space, six suites, a private pool, and venues available for social gatherings.

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A Hotel Barge is Really a Floating Villa

Apr 5, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Lately, travelers have been all about river cruising, and the industry has responded by offering a slew of new itineraries across the globe. Calling it an “alternative to villa living,” European Waterways is offering all-inclusive boat charters on select cruises throughout the summer.

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The 1920s Traveling Salesman Who Pioneered the First Travel Agency

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 1924, Arthur Tauck was fired from his banking job and given one task in order to get it back: invent a new way to manage his responsibilities. Having dropped out of school, Tauck had gone to work for the bank where he nightly transported a dumbwaiter down to the basement with the day’s coin revenue inside. One night after accidentally dropping all the coins, he was let go.

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