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Borrego Springs’ La Casa del Zorro Resort Brings Back Luxury Living to the Desert

Jul 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

What do you do when it’s pitch-perfect weather in San Diego? My choice was a bit unconventional, yet warmly rewarding. I headed 90 miles from home into the Anza-Borrego Desert for a stay at its most iconic and best known lodge, La Casa del Zorro. Upon arrival, our dash registered a temperature of 106 F, but I was not deterred.

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Discover the Original Boston Cream Pie at One of America's Most Iconic Hotels

Jul 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

A steaming bowl of New England clam chowder at Legal Sea Food, a dozen freshly-shucked Native Cherrystones and Littleneck Oysters at Union Oyster House and a thin-crust Neapolitan at Pizzeria Regina in North End—these are all among Boston’s best bucket-list restaurants, ranking among some of the best regional cuisine in the country. But a sentimental favorite should be among the first culinary destinations on every Boston visitor’s itinerary, the elegant Parker’s Restaurant at the 160-year-old Boston Parker House, now a jewel in the Omni Hotels family.

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A Hideaway for Foodies: Hotel Thierry Drapeau Has Boutique Charm and Michelin-Star Prestige

Jul 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If Hotel Thierry Drapeau is anything to go by, all hotels should be run by chefs. Stylish, spacious and airy, this four-star, 14-room boutique property, opened just last year in rural Vendée. It is located a half-hour drive from Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region of southwest France, and is a cross between a fine art gallery and contemporary accommodation par excellence.

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Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow Unveils New 2,927-Square-Foot Penthouse Suite

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Last week, Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy in Moscow unveiled their new 2,927-square-foot Penthouse Suite on the 19th floor of the hotel. Offering views of Russia’s capital, the opulent suite is both elegant and comfortable.

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5 of The Most Unique Hong Kong Luxury Hotel Amenities

Jul 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

As a major metropolis at the crossroads of China and the Pacific, Hong Kong has one of the highest per-capita numbers of luxury hotels in the world. With all that competition, some of the city’s top properties are providing a slew of unique amenities and offerings to separate themselves from the pack and to woo luxury travelers. Here are five Hong Kong hotels offering exclusive experiences you can expect on your next stay.

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Two Marriott Brands Coming to Charlotte's EpiCentre Tower in 2016

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With construction slated to begin in Charlotte, N.C. for early 2015, the upcoming EpiCentre tower will be home to two new Marriott brands: AC Hotel and Residence Inn. While the majority of luxury travelers already know about the home-away-from-home style accommodations that many Residence Inn locations are heralded for, the addition of the AC Hotel brand promises to offer a more cosmopolitan destination for travelers.

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Discover Vancouver’s Only Forbes Four-Star Boutique Hotel With its Quirky & Artsy Motif

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, with easy access to many of the city’s attractions, Opus Hotel is the only boutique hotel in Vancouver to hold the coveted Forbes four-star rating as Personality Plus. Every element of the property has been selected to add character and charm to guests' experience. 

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A New Vision, A New Brand: An Interview With Dianna Vaughan, Global Head of Curio - A Collection By Hilton

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

On June 2, 2014, Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, with five hotels having signed letters of intent to become part of this new collection. The name Curio defines the vision and intent—something unique, interesting and often rare. Each Hilton Curio collection hotel will be different from the others, with individuality and distinctiveness being the common thread that ties them together. Within that dimension is the hotel’s exclusive sense of place reflected throughout its walls as well.

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Peninsula Hotels Makes the Leap Into European Properties With New Paris Location

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Peninsula Hotels has crossed the pond with its first hotel in Europe, the newly opened Peninsula Paris, just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue des Champs Elysées. Located in the heart of the elegant 16th arrondissement, the property took over what was once the famous 1908 Hotel Majestic. Known for its rich and famous guests, the French-style building will now be home to the Peninsula hotel and will hopefully boast just as an exciting list of clientele.

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The Historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Reveals Massive $215 Million Restoration

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

A large majority of hotel renovations are focused on giving guests the latest and greatest aesthetics and adding new technology to their offerings, such as touchscreen devices to walls throughout rooms and passageways. However, Chicago's Palmer House Hilton's $215 million restoration went the opposite direction and returned their centenarian structure to its original splendor and updated its former spaces back to their previous magnificence.

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Harrah's Resort SoCal Re-Emerges as a Luxury Property After $160M Renovations

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Most of the time, when you hear the name Harrah’s tacked onto a hotel you begin to picture decent casinos, tasty buffets, and comfortable, standard rooms—but you wouldn’t necessarily throw the hotel brand into the luxury category. However, Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s latest $160 million, multi-phase renovation has us rethinking our traditional views of the Caesars-Entertainment-owned hotel chain.

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Fairmont Properties to Begin Opening Hotels for Bees With First Location at Royal York in Toronto

Jun 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Other than citrus fruits, much of our produce relies heavily on the natural work of bees to ensure proper pollination. Without these little black and yellow friends, our supermarket produce isles would look pretty grim, and lacking in some of our favorites like apples, peppers, strawberries, lemons, cashews and even walnuts among many others.

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NYC's Newest Boutique Hotel in Times Square Has an Almost 100-Year History

Jun 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Paramount, the latest addition to New York's luxury boutique hotel scene, might be the new face in town, but the location's history reaches as far back as the 1920s. Situated about half a block from the famed Times Square, Paramount's prime location and stellar accommodations come together to offer travelers one of the city's best hotel experiences.

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7 Men-Approved Excursions for Guys Who Crave Adventure & Bromances

Jun 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Sometimes us guys just need to be guys, and a number of vacations offer ample opportunity to partake in activities that seem well-suited to the rougher-around-the-edges sex. We've searched around the globe to find some of the most enriching and men-approved vacations available today. And, while we're certain gents will find these excursions interesting, it doesn’t mean women wouldn’t have fun on these outings, we’re just all for bromance vacations.

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Four Seasons Ups the Ante With Exclusive Extraordinary Experiences Collection

Jun 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Always looking to add new and wonderfully luxurious perks to travelers who choose their hotels, Four Seasons has recently unveiled a new set of activities through a program called "Extraordinary Experiences." At numerous Four Seasons locations around the globe, guests have the chance to partake in truly marvelous adventures.

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