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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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