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Grand Velas Gives All-Inclusive the 5-Star Treatment

Sep 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Before you even reach the lobby of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, you are met by large, striking white walls on either side of a check-in booth. Fronted by a sparkling pond, the entrance is stunning and a good indication of the level of luxury you can expect behind its walls. As you make your way to your designated lobby—the property is separated into three distinct areas—you pass by lush manicured grounds on a palm-tree-lined street.

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El Dorado Maroma: Riviera Maya's Romantic Adults-Only Retreat

Aug 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

In Mexico’s Cancun/Riviera Maya region, there are the vacationers who seek revelry and those who prefer stillness. After being among thousands of conference attendees for a week, the last thing I wanted was to throw myself into more hyper-social scenarios on my time off. No tequila-fueled partying this trip...seclusion was calling. I followed in the footsteps of serenity seekers, and checked into El Dorado Maroma, a mellow, all-inclusive resort known to deliver high-end beachfront R&R.

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Italy Tops the List for Fall & Holiday Travel in 2016

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week, hordes of travel agents, industry professionals, journalists and bloggers have descended upon Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week. The yearly event is put on by the luxury travel network which is comprised of over 380 agencies with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 30 countries. With a few more days left, the by-invitation-only organization has released its findings for the upcoming travel season.

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An NYC Weekend Escape to Playa del Carmen

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

An easy weekend escape for New Yorkers, Playa del Carmen has been called “The Trendiest City on Mexico’s Eastern Coast.” The vibrant culture, luminous weather, strong American dollar and recent developments of luxury hotels, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife make it as easy choice for a fun weekend getaway. Whether you are seeking a quiet, rejuvenating visit, a look into the history and culture of Mexico or a foodie immersion, it can all be found in this diverse coastal resort town on the Caribbean Sea.

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Grand Velas Set to Open Los Cabos Resort in November

Jun 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Grand Velas Los Cabos is set to open in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula this November, and is touting itself as “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare.” Among its accommodations, a standout are the six two-level Wellness Suites. The spaces feature a spa concierge, Vitamin C sprinkler and crudité minibar. Or should you need a little extra room, the oversize designer suites boast ocean views, private terraces and plunge pools.

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Elevate your Cabo Vacation Experience to the Next Level | Sponsored by Cabo Villas

Jun 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Cabo Villas

Select a participating Los Cabos, Mexico villa property and stay by Oct 15, to receive over $600 in added values plus a 7th night free! Take advantage of CaboVillas’ endless Summer Sale and receive a FREE one-week car rental, 60-minute massage, private chef, 2-for-1 activities, margarita welcome, private transfer and more!

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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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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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Sip the World While Sitting on the Patio

Apr 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Throughout this spring and summer, the Patio on Goldfinch and the Patio on Lamont will be offering special wine dinners on select Tuesday evenings. The affairs will feature menus committed to local, seasonal and quality ingredients with high-caliber service.

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Behind the Scenes of Azamara’s Transformation

Apr 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

What’s the best way to stay on the top of “Best of” lists? To keep topping yourself. Already one of the world’s most luxurious ship lines, Azamara Club Cruises is making sure its petite fleet of top-rated sea vessels remains ship-shape with a just-completed bow-to-stern refurbishment across nearly every department both on-board and off. “We’re taking what was already an incredibly good product and are devoted to making it absolutely exceptional,” says Azamara’s President Larry Pimentel who calls Azamara his “baby boutique brand.” 

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A Look at One&Only Palmilla One Year After Its Resurrection

Mar 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Katie Chang

Upon entering your suite at One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, your dedicated butler will immediately offer you tequila while he gets you get situated in the room. That’s because all 174 rooms and suites come with a bottle of aged reposado as a welcome amenity. The tequila has been aged for 12 months in white oak barrels and sits neatly next to little wells of sea salt and freshly-cut limes. 

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Demystifying Mezcal

Mar 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Iván Saldana

Mezcal is one of the most misunderstood spirits available, with many confusing it for being interchangeable with tequila. Although they both use plants from the genus agave as raw material, tequila is arbitrarily restricted to one particular variety: the blue agave (also known as agave tequilana). Mezcal, on the other hand, benefits from a greater diversity with over 30 different species available for producing this unique spirit.

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St. Regis Punta Mita Remains One of Our Favorite Mexican Hotels For Stellar Golf, Great Fare & Stunning Accommodations

Jan 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Mexico has more than its share of world-class beach resorts, but there is no destination that caters to both gourmands and golfers quite like the St. Regis Punta Mita. Perched on the Pacific Ocean amongst the astounding natural beauty of the Riviera Nyarit, the property has elevated the beach resort experience thanks to its unrelenting determination to provide the very best cuisine in the country. 

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From Elegant Resorts to Tableside Tortilla Soup & Recording Studios Within Hotels, This is the New Los Cabos

Dec 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Knowing that last year’s Hurricane Odile did its best to crush the seaside tourist hotspot, I didn’t quite know what to expect on my very first trip to Cabo San Lucas. It turns out that aside for some residual hotel renovations, the city has almost completely recovered from the weather disaster. It became pretty obvious within my first day there that locals and business owners are still trying to get the word out that Cabo is bigger and better than ever, with fun desert adventures to be had and gourmet food to be devoured. 

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Star-Studded Los Cabos Film Festival Combines Film and Adventure in 4th Year

Nov 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may be tons of film festivals to choose from, but it’s pretty hard to beat one that has the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop. Known as the “Cannes of Latin America,” the five-day Los Cabos International Film Festival is held at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is surrounded by iconic sea-based landmarks, like El Arco and the Playa del Amor. 

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