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World's 50 Best Bars 2014 Announced: See Which Bars Cracked the Top 10

Oct 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

In case you missed it, The World's 50 Best Bars announced their picks Thursday for 2014, giving you the pub crawl to end all pub crawls. Put on by Drinks International, the winners were chosen by over 330 industry professionals and includes bars from 14 different counties, with the top 10 dominated by London and New York. In fact, North America made up for 16 of the overall 50, with four landing at the top of the list. Check out the top 10 below and see if your favorite made the cut!

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Have You Eaten at One of the World's Most Expensive Restaurants? Find Out!

Sep 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Considering we already told you all about the world's most expensive foods (does $1,000 for an omelet ring a bell?), we figured we'd move on to the priciest restaurants out there today. Thankfully, Pennywell already put together this handy infographic that showcases eight of the best dining spots in the world. From Masa in New York (where the tasting menu costs around $450 and cancelling a reservation could get you a $200 per person fine) to Ithaa in the Maldives (where you dine on the $300 23-course meal from within a transparent acrylic tunnel under the sea), here are some of the fanciest restaurants you should make reservations for right now. 

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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

Design Hotels Opens New Gate Hotel Kaminarimon in Tokyo

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Design Hotels™ latest member hotel in the city of Tokyo is the stunning new Hotel Kaminarimon by HULIC in the historic northeastern Tokyo neighborhood of Asakusa. Shigeru Uchida, one of the country’s most famous architects, has transformed the former office building into a crisp, clean, contemporary sanctuary. “I’m interested in something beyond the visible or touchable, that is, the existence within the invisible,” says architect and interior designer Shigeru Uchida. Guestrooms include full-length windows, a spacious bed, textiles by Marimekko designer Masaru Suzuki and original artwork by the acclaimed Japanese artist Katsuhiko Hibino.... Read More

Restaurants at Palace Hotel Tokyo Show Michelin Star Potential

Sep 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  2 Comments

The much anticipated opening for the Palace Hotel Tokyo took place only four months ago, yet it has already become a favorite for travelers and locals alike. Since its May 2012 debut, the Palace Hotel has been focused on giving guests an authentic experience in Japanese hospitality.... Read More

Palace Hotel Tokyo Will Debut First Evian Spa in Japan

Apr 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Palace Hotel Tokyo will be the first hotel to have an Evian Spa in Japan. The hotel is the anchor of the $1.2 billion multi-use development. The hotel near the Imperial Palace has 10 new restaurants and bars with cuisine that ranges from Japanese and Chinese to French fare. The new luxury hotel, which opens May 17, 2012, has 290 rooms available for guests that have been placed in 12 separate categories. "There is only one Tokyo, and there will only be one experience like the Palace Hotel," said Takashi Kobayashi, the president of the Palace Hotel Tokyo. "From the Aji stones at our entrance to the linens in our guest rooms, from the omotenashi at first encounter to the general management, we're celebrating an unfiltered appreciation of our country's culture."... Read More

Leading Hotels of The World Welcomes Palace Hotel Tokyo in May

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Palace Hotel Tokyo will open on May 17, 2012, as it has completed a $1.2 billion redevelopment. The luxury hotel has been accepting reservations for its grand opening since February 1. The deluxe, 23-story hotel has 290 guestrooms in six categories... Read More

Where to Go in 2012

Jan 27, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Tokyo boasts the most Michelin stars of any city in the world, with a culinary landscape of incredible and incredibly expensive foods. And with an ever-increasing focus on Japanese food stateside, travelers are more and more excited about and willing to venture to Tokyo's crowded, bustling streets. What's more, beyond the Michelin-starred eateries, budget travelers can have a ball in Tokyo on the cheap.... Read More

Where to Go in 2012

Jan 27, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Where should you set your sights next year? In 2011, travelers barbecue and listened to music in Austin, tried shark meat in Iceland, explored the Riviera Maya in Mexico, let their hair down in Las Vegas, sunbathed in Hawaii, and hit the streets of Australia. But where should your frequent flier miles take you in 2012? We came up with a list of 12 cities that bubbled beneath the surface in 2011, but will be drawing in-the-know jet-setters to their shores and skyscrapers next year.

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Most Expensive Cities in the World

Jan 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  1 Comment

News & Trends: Think your corner of the world is getting pricey? You should see how the rest of the world lives. Looking at 128 goods including food, daily expenses, clothing, electronics, and entertainment, "ECA International", a global human resources company, has ranked hundreds of cities in the world, and here's a look at the most expensive:... Read More

Best Spas in Tokyo, Japan

Aug 4, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Best Spas in Tokyo: Tokyo is more than just an amazing city filled with high fashion and conceptual food. It is also home to some of the world's best skincare products and most innovative beauty regimes. With so much emphasis on the skin, it's no wonder that some of the best spa experiences in the world can be found in Tokyo.... Read More

Best Shopping in Tokyo, Japan

Aug 3, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Best Shopping in Tokyo: Gwen Stefani immortalized the fashion scene in < ahref="http://www.justluxe.com/travel/453__tokyo-travel-guide.php" target="_blank">Tokyo in her hit song Harajuku Girls. With the underground malls, Comme des Garcons, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood, Tokyo, and especially the Harajuku district, offers some of the most luxurious shopping in the entire world.... Read More

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