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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High Class Las Vegas: This is Why Wynn Might Be the Ultimate Sin City Resort For the Elite Crowd

Apr 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Whenever I’m in Vegas, it seems as if time stops; as if the only world that exists is the one created in this Nevada bubble. For me, this “throwing-your-cares-to-the-wind” attitude is one of the city’s major draws (aside from its pool parties). I’m assuming that I’m not alone in this, which is why hotels like Wynn Las Vegas exist.

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Jordache Jeans & the von Furstenbergs are the Fashionable New Owners of The Setai

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Setai Miami Beach, one of the city’s most luxurious five-star hotels, officially has new owners. The purchase was announced last month as two fashion conglomerates—Nakash Holdings, a private investment company owned by the founders of Jordache Jeans, and the von Furstenberg family, of Diane von Furstenberg fame—partnered together to take control of the Floridian landmark.

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The New Ritz-Carlton, Bali Gets it Right With Culturally-Rich Décor & Locally-Sourced Cuisine

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

As any luxury traveler and Bali aficionado knows, the island is full of fabulous resorts. And joining the already-impressive lineup of offerings is the newly opened Ritz-Carlton, Bali situated on a cliff in Nusa Dua. Anticipating the long, slow drive to the property (as previously experienced in Bali), we were thrilled to zoom along quickly on the newly-opened bridge from the airport to the Ritz. Claiming to be of the longest ocean bridges in the world, we were taken by the structure, the vistas and the record speed (20 mins.) in which we reached the property.

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5 Luxury Hotels With Fashion Designers Behind Their Runway-Chic Uniforms

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Luxury hotels typically pull out all the stops when it comes to designing their property, deciding on which furnishings to use and what amenities to provide. But those looking to set themselves apart go even farther by hiring fashion designers to create their runway-style staff uniforms. 

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Aquamare's Heavenly Villas Are Sprawling Virgin Gorda Residences That Might Leave You Speechless

Apr 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

“What is the first word that people utter when they step inside this villa?” we asked our host William Matthews at Aquamare in Virgin Gorda. We were standing in the Great Room of what was to be our home for the next three days, and all we could think of was “WOW.” “They don’t utter any words at all,” he replied, “but their mouths are wide open in silent awe,” (ours were open in noisy awe).

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Offers "Epic Bucket List Packages" For Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences

Mar 31, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As if The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel wasn’t enticing enough with its sweep views of the Pacific Ocean and top-notch accommodations, the property has now kicked it up a notch to give guests a few more reasons to book a trip as soon as possible. With the launch of their Epic Bucket List packages, you can now cross once-in-a-lifetime experiences off your roster, all while staying in the lap of Ritz-Carlton luxury.  

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Get Pampered at The Chatwal While Little Elves Spring Clean Your Home

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Spring cleaning can be a stressful time with or without a cleaning service. It’s the season to organize your home, give it a deep clean and scrub that sucker from top to bottom—something that brings neither calm or relaxation to mind. Which is why The Chatwal has just partnered with New York’s Little Elves,  a high-end cleaning service, to offer Have It Maid, a package that  allows you to get away on a luxurious escape while your home is  meticulously cleaned.

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