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Video: Filmmaker Rob Whitworth Brings You Dubai Like You've Never Seen It

Jun 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

“Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find its soul,” writes filmmaker Rob Whitworth when discussing his three-month exploration in the UAE city. With help from Dubai film, Whitworth created a three-minute video entitled Dubai Flow Motion which captures the sights and sounds of the destination through hyperlapse and infinite-zoom techniques.

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Nobu Hospitality Group Opening First-Ever Mexico Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Jun 9, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Las Vegas, Manila City of Dreams, Miami Beach and Riyadh, are just some of the locations where Nobu Hospitality’s swanky hotels reside. And come 2017, the brand will add Mexico to its list of destinations with the opening of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos in collaboration with RCD Resorts.

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A Western Return: Travel Companies & Hoteliers Urge Americans Back to Egypt, Here is What You Need to Know

Jun 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Shouts of one-million protestors vibrated through the air, anti-government supporters on horseback marched onto Tahrir Square demanding President Mubarak’s resignation, and black armored vehicles filled the streets—this was the scene in Egypt in 2011. Known as the Arab Spring, or the Arabic Revolutions, this wave of demonstrations, civil wars and protests lasted from December 2010 until early 2014.

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The Principal Madrid: First Five-Star Hotel on the Gran Vía is Already Talk of the Town

May 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

When Design Hotels planned the opening of their newest property, The Principal Madrid, they hoped it would be popular with its turn-of-the-century architecture, opulent suites and rooftop bar—but little did they know just how popular it would become.

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Coco Chanel Fans Will Love The City of Light's 5-Star Hotel Castille

May 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

“Classic, Coco-inspired chic” is how the five-star Castille hotel terms itself, and that’s a pretty accurate description, especially considering the Queen of Fashion’s original store, now Maison Chanel, is right next door.

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Party Like Leo DiCaprio and P. Diddy at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace

May 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The bid to be top dog in Las Vegas’ glam hotel scene is a fierce competition. One property however, Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace, seems to be clearly coming out on top, thanks to some celebrity devotees. P. Diddy parked himself at the ultra-luxe, $35,000-per-night Nobu Villa for the Mayweather–Pacquiao fight, and threw an after-party in the lavishly-appointed 10,300-square-foot space as well. Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus have also called the villa, part of Caesars' eye-popping Anthology Suites & Villas offerings, home on visits to Sin City. 

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Travelers Return to Egypt, Ritz-Carlton Looks to Host Them

May 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You might have already heard, but this year, the travel industry is saying it’s the return of Egypt tourism. While of course there are still precautions to making your way back to the war-torn region, analysts are calling it a safe and stable destination. Just in time for American’s return to the country, Ritz-Carlton has announced the re-opening of the former Nile Hilton under their management.

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4 Amazing Luxury Hotels in the Once-Forgotten City of Yangon

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Bennett Stevens

During British colonial days before World War II and for a brief period in the 1950s, Burma was one of the greatest exotic luxury destinations on earth. And no wonder, with writers and poets like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell helping to set traveler's imaginations alight through their writing. It is also home to the legendary Strand hotel, which is said to be one of the most luxurious in the entire British Empire, almost a destination in itself.

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We're Swooning Over This Roman Hotel That Once Housed Woody Allen for 3 Months

May 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Elisabeth Rushton

There’s a plethora of outstanding hotels in Rome, but Parco dei Principi is unquestionably amongst the finest. The exclusive property has played host countless luminaries since it opened in 1964, including The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Brigitte Bardot and most recently the President of China. Woody Allen took up residence in the Royal Suite in 2012 for three months while filming To Rome with Love, and had a treadmill hoisted up to his sun terrace. It still remains there today for future guests to work up a sweat while admiring the panoramic views.

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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles: Even Beyoncé Stays at This Five-Star Property While in Paris

Apr 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

When a hotel features its own private cinema, seating almost one hundred people, you know you’re somewhere special. Which is true if you’re staying at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris. Opened near the end of the Roaring Twenties by Pierre Bermond and André Jugnot, Le Royal almost immediately became a virtual Who's Who of guests with Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Michael Jackson all enjoying a little pampering at its property.

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One&Only Palmilla Shares Video of Re-Opening Celebrations & Guest's Reactions

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

“We’re so excited to have gone through what we’ve gone [through]. It’s been a major learning experience for all,” says One&Only Palmilla Managing Director Peter Bowling within the first minute of the hotel’s new video. 

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10 One-of-a-Kind Designer Hotel Suites That You Can't Find Anywhere Else

Apr 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re always on the move and used to staying in hotels, they can sometimes begin to lose their WOW factor. Or, you may find yourself opting for the same properties you always go for—which is great, but not all that adventurous. 

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Heading to The New Orleans Jazz Festival? Here's Why You Should Book a Room at the Ritz

Apr 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The amazing New Orleans Jazz Festival is fast approaching, drawing thousands of music fans to the fabled city to see the likes of Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, John Legend, Keith Urban and more. 

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt's Choice For Where to Stay in Malta Is...

Apr 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

From Hilton Malta’s floor-to-ceiling windows in their main lobby, guests can view out onto the azure blue waters of the property’s swimming pools and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Such an image captures the grandiose nature of this 410-room, five-star hotel located at the end of a cul-de-sac in Portomaso, a waterfront development in St. Julians. It’s no wonder that Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their entire entourage took over an entire floor of the hotel last year while filming the upcoming feature By the Sea.

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One of Paris' Oldest Palace Hotels is Still the Pinnacle of Luxury in the City of Light

Apr 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

With a marble bust of Louis XVI displayed proudly outside its ground-floor restaurant and home of the French President just up the street, it’s easy to expect great things of Le Bristol Paris. Behind the front desk, crimson-carpeted stairs lead to an impressive array of woven wall tapestries, Louis XIV-style tables adorned with fresh flowers, gilt-framed paintings, gleaming chandeliers, and an old-world elevator. 

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