SBE Set to Own 6,000 Keys by End of 2016

May 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Remember in March when seemingly-unknown (at that point) Chinese Insurance group Anbang tried to outbid Marriott to secure Starwood’s portfolio? The back-and-forth rally lasted 21 days, and at the end of it all, Starwood and Marriott signed papers and agreed upon a merger on April 8, 2016. This week we learned about another merger within the industry—albeit a little less edge-of-your seat exciting.

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Kingston: Jamaica's Charmed Musical Land

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

The lush, buoyant island of Jamaica has always drawn music professionals, fashion photographers, hospitality entrepreneurs and vacationers with a love for Reggae and tropical landscapes. It is a favorite escape for Drake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Santigold, and its energy and style continue to radiate globally. Now with the stabilization of the political landscape and reduced crime rate, and the efforts of both the business and culture communities, Jamaica is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for travelers. It is ripe with potential and talent, from Kingston’s music studios, art galleries and dance parties to the elegant new resorts of the coast.

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6 of Cabo's Best, Most Luxurious & Inviting Hotel Suites

May 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Los Cabos has gone through a tremendous transformation in the 1.5 years since Hurricane Odile. Not only have its resorts been rebuilt, but the area has emerged as an alluring hotspot for affluent travelers. Its spring break reputation is a thing of the past, and sun-seekers are heading to the region for a plethora of fine dining options, high-end art galleries and uber-luxurious accommodations—all while still getting an authentic sense of Mexico.

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Shangri-La Takes to the Skies With New Private Jet Partnership

May 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

While private jet companies partnering with hotel is not a relatively new concept, it has taken awhile for it to really take flight (pun intended) across the globe. Four Seasons has their own private plane which took its first world journey in 2013, BlueStar Jets is in partnership with four different boutique hotels across the US and The Gansevoort Hotel Group selected JetFlite International as their exclusive private aviation provider.

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The First Thermal Spa in Cantabria is Just As Alluring, 100 Years Later

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Established in the early 20th century, Castilla Termal Balneario de Solares became the first thermal spa in Cantabria, Spain during the Belle Epoque period. Now it is one of four properties in the Castilla Termal Hoteles’ collection of thermal-spa resorts. One hundred years after first opening and after careful remodeling which left its classic style intact, it stands nestled in a quiet setting in the midst of expansive gardens lined with trees at the edge of Solares, a sleepy little town about 12 miles from Santander.

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Viceroy Opens First Hotel in Turkey on Motor Car-Free Island

Apr 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer Viceroy’s first Turkish hotel will open along the Marmara Sea on the island of Büyükada. Viceroy Princes' Islands Istanbul will include 77 guestrooms and suites, serviced residences, a traditional Ottoman grand mansion, extensive gardens and a private cove. Restored to its former self, the grand mansion offers 20,731 square feet of space, six suites, a private pool, and venues available for social gatherings.

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Hakkasan Group Makes its First Move Into Mexico

Apr 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hakkasan Group, the worldwide hospitality company, is adding to its portfolio once again with its first venture into Mexico. Forming a partnership with resort operator and tourism developer Grupo Vidanta, the brand will be investing $150 million into new nightlife venues, restaurants, beach clubs and hotels at Vidanta Resorts over the next five years.

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Experiencing the 2-Year-Old Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Apr 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Moroccan King Mohammed VI arrived at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam on the same day I was departing, an indication of the level of clientele the property caters to. Once a collection of six patrician houses built during the Golden Age, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is now a luxurious hotel situated on the UNESCO heritage protected Herengracht canal, the city’s oldest.

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The Essence of West Hollywood-Cool at the Mondrian Los Angeles

Apr 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The roll call of notable faces who have stayed at the legendary Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles would be an article in itself. Among them are the likes of Leo DiCaprio, Madonna, Britney Spears, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Keith Richards. The ineffably-cool Sunset Boulevard spot has been attracting A-listers ever since famed hotelier and Studio 54 founder Ian Schrager acquired the property in 1996 and brought on Philippe Starck to transform it.

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Gorgeous And Unique Places to Tie the Knot in Tampa | Sponsored by Le Méridien Tampa

Apr 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Le Meridien Tampa

In Tampa, Florida, there are many exceptional locales where a wedding day becomes even more memorable, thanks to the region’s historic buildings and its specific sense of place on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf. Here are some of our favorite options to consider for saying “I Do.”

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7 Excursions for Guys Who Crave Adventure

Jun 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sometimes 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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Banff and Lake Louise: Jewels of the Canadian Rockies

Apr 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

To best appreciate Banff National Park, visits to its most noted landmarks are key. Originally constructed as lures for the jet-set crowd (albeit long before jets), Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise continue to draw those who seek more plush accommodations. Each of these long-time national icons were built along the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway line in the late 1800s to provide deluxe digs to those traveling the rails in style.

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The Hotel You Have to See to From Above

Apr 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Well that’s one way to stand out. Malaysia’s new Lexis Hibiscus hotel in Port Dickson designed its overwater villas in the shape of the country’s national flower (literally). Jutting out from the resort’s main hotel, the 522 villas create a gigantic hibiscus silhouette with everything from leaves to petals and a stigma.

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Marie Antoinette's Home to Become Luxury Hotel

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Marie Antoinette is the poster child for lavish living, and come 2018, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in extravagances just as she would. Antoinette’s former home and the site of Kim and Kanye’s wedding rehearsal dinner, will soon become a luxury hotel. The Lov Hotel Collection will transform three buildings within the Palace of Versailles: the Grand Contrôle, the Petit Contrôle and the Pavillon.

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Emerging Talent and 19th-Century Artists Lend Life to Amsterdam's Conservatorium

Apr 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Boasting 129 rooms on eight floors, Amsterdam’s Conservatorium hotel sits inside the former Rijkspostspaarbank (Dutch savings bank) which turned into the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music in 1983. Today, the spacious, post-modern hotel boasts authentic Old World touches and sits across the street from the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk museums, and within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum.

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