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Surf, Ski & Spa All On One California Getaway

Apr 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

With so many tempting California getaway options, it can be hard to choose which vacation to choose: skiing on the slopes, sunbathing at the beach, unwinding at spas or winery-hopping? Luckily, SoCal visitors don’t have to choose with the Experience California hotel and touring packages offered by Montage Laguna Beach. The five-star beach resort’s concierge has created four white-glove offers for guests such as escorted adventures, private dining and bespoke pampering.

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Avalon Passion Brings More Suite Sailing to Danube Cruisers

Apr 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Inaugurated under sunny skies for an enthusiastic international crowd, Avalon Passion is poised to bring SuiteShips to even more Danube cruisers in the coming years. For Avalon Waterways, this was more than just a christening, it was an opportunity to prove to the travel community that, while it may be a young company, it’s very much a leader in the river cruise category.

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Trade to Travel Offers a Different Kind of Home Swap

Apr 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Home swapping is one of the coolest things to come from the sharing economy. Nowadays, third party companies have made it easy for people to open up their estates, allowing travelers to experience beautiful homes that may have been otherwise inaccessible while seeing the world. Sites likes Behomm, 3rd Home Ltd., and Home Chic Home cater exclusively to the luxury market and make it easier for HNW members to easily swap houses with like-minded individuals.

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The Multi-Million Dollar Business of Las Vegas Pool Parties

Apr 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Ten years ago, Las Vegas pool parties paled in comparison to what they’ve become today. Sin City was a place for gambling, nightlife and shows, but wasn’t up to par with dayclub destinations such as Ibiza or Miami. But that was then, and this is now.

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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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5 Under-the-Radar, Eco-Friendly Hotels We Love

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

Just because earth day is only 24 hours, doesn’t mean you should run right out and fuel up your private jet without a care in the world tomorrow. But if you must, you can take solace in knowing that your luxury hotel of choice may have already adopted some pretty unassuming ways to care for both you and the environment during your stay. 

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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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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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5 Summer Camps That Offer More Than Just Campfire Sing-Alongs

Jun 5, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Often sought-after by parents looking for fun ways to keep their children entertained while out of school, sleep-away summer camps have grown more and more creative with their programming to compete with the many others offered each June through August. Especially for families living in cities, they have become a great way for the young ones in the household to spend time outdoors connecting with nature and experiencing all manner of activities. 

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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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