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The Chinese city of Enshi Gets its First Five-Star Hotel Courtesy of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The city of Enshi, in central China’s Hubei province, is about to get its first five-star hotel. Mövenpick Hotel Enshi is located near the city's bustling business district.

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Haute, Modern and Fashionable: 7 Hotels That Break the Mold

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s typical for four- and five-star hotels to offer the very best in luxe amenities, accommodations and services. More than likely when you’re a guest, you’re guaranteed the kind of upscale experience that you’ve grown accustomed to. But maybe, just maybe, instead of booking your normal go-to hotel on your next trip, maybe it’s time to get more creative with your stay. We’ll even get you started with our list of eye-catching hotels that range from fashionable designer-owned properties to incredibly decked out resorts and superbly inventive designs.

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5 Destinations to Avoid Fall and Follow the Sunshine

Sep 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  4 Comments

There are some that count down the days until autumn, snatching up sweaters and cardigans, scouring Frye’s new line of boots and eagerly awaiting the return of pumpkin spiced lattes (signifying that fall is close behind). They welcome the cooler weather and layered clothing. Others live in sandals, love staying active outdoors and when the weather drops below 60 F, complain about the freezing temperatures. To the former, congrats, your time is now. To the latter looking to continue that never-ending summertime feeling, how about checking out these warm destinations for the changing seasons.

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Navigating the Turquoise and White Island of Santorini: Where to Stay, Eat and Explore

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It was barely morning and all of us were tired, eyes heavy on the flight to Santorini. My friends and I had stayed out all night exploring Athens the night before, hoping to sleep at our hotel's pool once there. The sky was dark in Santorini when the plane landed, but within minutes pinks and purples filled the air. It was at that moment that the island became magical. A week later, we were in love, captivated by this surreal place.... Read More

The Oberoi Group Welcomes Trident, Hyderabad to The Family

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Oberoi Group is launching an elegant new hotel Trident, Hyderabad. The hotel will feature 323 guestrooms.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Slated to Open its Doors in February 2014

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Japan just got even better with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto. Due to open in February 2014, the luxury property is an urban resort that pays tribute to the city's rich culture.... Read More

The Award-Winning T. Cook's Reopens at The Royal Palms Resort After $2M Revamp

Sep 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The locals know the resort pretty well (even if never being a guest there); they praise its beautiful décor, elegant rooms and chatter about its notable clientele (including U.S. presidents). On September 9, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa reopened their award-wining restaurant T. Cook’s; adding more glamour to the already infamous hotel.... Read More

Starwood's Luxury Collection Portfolio Grows with Bristol Hotel Odessa in Ukraine

Sep 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Starwood's Luxury Collection portfolio is expanding into the Ukraine with the new acquisition of the Bristol Hotel Odessa. The five-star hotel will give travelers to the historic seaside destination a taste of the latest in luxury hospitality.... Read More

Four Seasons LV Offers a Retreat from the Strip and Fresh Renovations

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

The vibrant desert destination of Las Vegas is seemingly saturated with as many hotels as sinful pleasures. And while the accommodations feel endless, when seeking luxury, exclusivity and comfort, look no further than the Four Seasons Las Vegas (FSLV). The brand synonymous with the aforementioned ideals, offers its unfaltering service and style on a smaller scale along the south end of the Las Vegas strip.... Read More

Is Kempinski's Hotel River Park the Best Hotel in Slovakia?

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

"It's considered the best property in the country," gushed my taxi driver. We were in route to the Kempinski Hotel River Park, just a ten-minute jaunt from the non-descript train station of Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. The best in the country? This piqued my interest. Was this hotel truly remarkable? This was my first visit to a Kempinski hotel, one of the group's 61 international sites, so I had to admit I was both curious and excited.... Read More

The Historic Hotel Imperial, Vienna Begins First Phase of $14M Renovations

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Historic Hotel Imperial, Vienna is approaching its 140-year anniversary and to celebrate, the Luxury Collection hotel is getting a much needed renovation of its public areas.... Read More

Relais & Châteaux Teams Up with Hertz For an Exclusive 3-Year Agreement

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Hertz Corporation has signed an exclusive three-year global partnership with Relais & Châteaux, an association of over 520 luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. The deal further enforces the successful relationship the firms forged from successful collaborative efforts in France.... Read More

Constanta Mayor Heats up Romania's Coast with Carnivals and Trendy Nightclubs

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Colorful Rio-style carnivals, offshore artificial islands and luxury hotels-with-apartment complexes are just some elements of a development plan underway to make Romania’s largest Black Sea Port a Mecca for tourists, according to Mayor of Constanta Radu Mazare. Under what many consider a ‘flamboyant style of leadership’ over the last 13 years, Romania’s second largest city has seen considerable tourism growth.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya Opens as The Company's First in Israel

Sep 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Ritz-Carlton has announced that it will open their first property in Israel late this year.... Read More

Ride an Elephant in Dana Point at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort

Sep 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Babar and friends are marching on over to the beaches of Southern California this fall and taking up residence at the five-star St. Regis Monarch Beach. Elephant Parade®, a ten-week open-air art exhibition, is coming to the U.S. for the first time to raise money for the preservation of the Asian Elephant.

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