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Find Out What Makes Delano South Beach and Hotel Victor So Smoking Hot

May 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

On a recent jaunt to sexy South Beach to soak up some sun and take in the world-class action at the Sony Open tennis championship, I decided to visit two of the town’s hottest hotels, the Delano South Beach and the Hotel Victor. The former has long reigned as the coolest hotel on the beach, and the latter just reopened after $8 million in renovations, instantly becoming a hit with the in-crowd.

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Find Out What Makes Delano South Beach and Hotel Victor So Smoking Hot

May 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

On a recent jaunt to sexy South Beach to soak up some sun and take in the world-class action at the Sony Open tennis championship, I decided to visit two of the town’s hottest hotels, the Delano South Beach and the Hotel Victor. The former has long reigned as the coolest hotel on the beach, and the latter just reopened after $8 million in renovations, instantly becoming a hit with the in-crowd.

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Bring Your Pearls and Pups to Celebrate The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel's 30th Birthday

Apr 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

The stretch of cliffside beaches and serene surf conditions along the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California's Dana Point and Laguna Beach areas weren't always a destination for the affluent traveler, but once The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel opened in 1984, 150 feet above the sand, the area began to flourish. Soon several opulent resort properties opened: The Monarch, The St. Regis, Pelican Hill and other resorts welcome thousands of guests each year to experience the sublime and casual Southern California lifestyle. 

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Retreat to The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles for an Urban Spa Getaway

Apr 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Marjorie Hope Rothstein

If you’re an urban warrior seeking a luxury pampering experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles’ spa is a great escape from the daily grind. Downtown is a Mecca of excitement, especially now that LA Live/Staples Center is the new hub, and sitting in the heart of all the activities is the chic Ritz spa.

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6 Hotels Offering Delicious Easter Brunches in Some of Our Favorite Cities

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This weekend, many of us will be celebrating Easter, some staying home to cook big meals for family and friends, and others opting to use the holiday as an excuse to travel. If you’re part of the latter group and are still looking for a place to enjoy brunch on Sunday, April 20, check out the menu offerings at these six hotels in some of our favorite cities.  

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Travcoa Celebrates 60th Birthday With 10-Day Trip Around Peru by Private Plane

Apr 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, luxury travel company Travcoa has crafted a truly spectacular package to commemorate the occassion. The Incredible Peru by Private Plane 10-day trip is an adventure by jet to view some of the country’s most impressive sights.

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7 Gorgeous Beach Resorts for Your Next Caribbean Vacation

Apr 15, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The Caribbean is known for having some of the world's best luxury hotels on stunningly beautiful beaches. With so many breathtaking locations its difficult to pick the best but we collected just a few of our favorites. From the Dominican Republic to Barbados, these lush treasures highlight some of the most gorgeous ocean views, opulent accommodations, and exquisite dining found anywhere in the Caribbean.

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6 Countries, 1 Continent and a DC-3 Plane: Is Travcoa's African Vacation the Ultimate Safari?

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Seems to be that everyone is heading to Africa this year, with so many trips promising to be “The Trip of a Lifetime,” it can be hard to navigate through the ones that may actually be THE best. Most getaways will get you to “The Birthplace of Humanity,” but when looking at a vacation itinerary, be sure to see what other perks the company is offering on the trip and weigh it against others.

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Halekulani’s La Mer Continues to Top Hawaii's Best Restaurants Rankings

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

La Mer continues to be Hawaii’s number one restaurant, adding a 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating to its list of accolades, including being the longest consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond eatery in Hawaii. Halekulani's Neoclassic restaurant features an acclaimed menu of dishes inspired by the south of France using local ingredients, along with an an award-winning wine list, impeccable fine dining service, and beautifully framed views of Diamond Head.

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The Grand Del Mar Announces 2014 Culinary Events: Oscars Party, Salsa Night & More

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

A new year means a new schedule of foodie fun at one of San Diego’s most distinguished hotels, The Grand Del Mar. Named California’s #1 Resort in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards and #1 Hotel in the United States 2014 by TripAdvisor, this luxurious SoCal destination knows how to show its guests a good time, and its 2014 lineup of events should be no exception.

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The Lodge At Torrey Pines Receives AAA Five Diamond Award for 12 Years Running

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Located on the 18th hole of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, high up on the cliffs of La Jolla, is a SoCal resort like none other. The Lodge at Torrey Pines continues to garner attention not only for its stunning location and championship golf, but for its distinctive spa treatments, farm-to-table restaurants, wedding and meeting services, and luxury accommodations. Their dedication to excellence has earned them the 2014 AAA Five Diamond award.

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A Quick Guide to 6 Of the Best Cities Along the French Riviera

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: AJ Jordan

During the middle ages, the French built their settlements on the Mediterranean hills for optimal protection against their foreign enemies. Today, their foresight makes the colorful, elevated villages both scenic and awe-inspiring for visitors to the French Riviera. From absinthe-tasting in 9th century cellars to viewing original work by Chagall or Picasso in unlikely places and luxury hotels, there are unexpected delights in every village. Here are some tips to navigate the diverse towns in this charming destination.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Global Growth With 74 New Openings in 2013

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In 2013 alone, Starwood Hotels & Resorts opened 74 new properties in 22 countries and signed 152 hotel agreements, continuing its rapid growth and expansion worldwide. This is the fourth consecutive year Starwood has increased signings and secured the most deals since 2007. Another solid year is expected for 2014, with contracts already made across all nine brands. Sixty percent of the new ventures were in fast-growing markets including Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

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Karl Lagerfeld To Design Two New "Grand Apartments" For Paris' Hôtel de Crillon

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Love him or hate him, Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion expertise always seems to be in demand. This time Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon is enlisting the help of the style icon to design two of its suites as the entire property undergoes an extensive renovation.

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9 Hotels & Destinations to Completely Unplug, Disconnect and Recharge

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Each year since 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), gives techies a reason to celebrate their favorite gadgets and see what’s up-and-coming. So what’s the feedback this year? More new-fangled toys, talking refrigerators, or TVs with four screens masked as one large box? Maybe it’s time to shift the comfort back to simple comforts: a good book, a cozy hammock, and ocean breezes. With that in mind, here are nine low-tech retreats where guests can unplug, disconnect, and enjoy the moment.

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