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What to See & Do in London This Year

May 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

London offers so many attractions, choosing what to do on a visit can seem challenging. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll along its historic neighborhoods, a riveting game of football at the Olympic Stadium or a unique cabaret in Bloomsbury, the city never fails to disappoint. Here are some of its current happenings going on this year that can’t be missed:

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6 Honeymoon Ideas for Avoiding the Typical Beach Getaway

May 25, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you ask most brides about what they’re looking forward to before their wedding, many will mention the honeymoon. With all the planning that goes into the big day, it’s not hard to see why brides are counting down the days until they are married and headed out on their first trip as Mr. & Mrs. As far as destinations go, beach locales usually top lists for the romantic getaway. 

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Report: Shaping the Future of Luxury Travel

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Unless you haven’t been keeping up with the times, you already know that global consumers are spending their money on experiences versus material goods these days. And one of the latest studies commissioned by global travel technology company Amadeus is reporting that those spending habits by affluent tourists are now outpacing the rest of the travel industry.

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Peru: The Destination With a Little Bit of Everything

May 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Shea Peters

When we travel, we try to pack an entire life experience in the span of a week. Typically we seek out the best of both worlds: ocean breezes and mountain views, metropolitan cities with a deep sense of culture embedded into them, or a pampered visit that still allows us to still be active when we want. Peru is blessed with picturesque landscapes endowed with Pre-Columbian history, and is firmly placed on every experienced traveler’s bucket list.

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Abu Dhabi's Oasis Eco Resort: All the Sustainability & No Fun?

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, the new Oasis Eco Resort in Abu Dhabi looks cool, but what the heck are you supposed to do there for fun? The proposed development in the Liwa region of the United Arab Emirates is slated to open in 2020 and is being touted as “one of the greenest resorts in the world.” Designed by London-based Baharash Architecture, it will include sustainable features such as a zero-emission zone, wastewater recycling and a completely solar-paneled energy system.

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Remote Lands’ 18-Day Private Jet Journey Offers an Intimate Asian Experience

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Private jet journeys are all the rage these days. Of course, it makes perfect sense, why would you travel any other way? One of the newest itineraries to hit the market is Remote Lands’ 18-day excursion for only eight couples.

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The Ruins of Byblos, An Ancient Playground for the Affluent

May 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2010, the New York Times declared that Byblos (aka Jbeil), Lebanon was “witnessing a rebirth of sorts.” The publication went on to say, “If Beirut is the Paris of the Middle East, as the cliché goes, then Byblos, some 22 miles up the coastline, is its Cannes: an ancient port framed by pre-Roman ruins, white sandy beaches and cedar-topped mountains.” That’s a pretty bold comparison for a city with only 1.9 square miles to its name.

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From Once to Brigadoon: 5 European Itineraries Inspired by Musicals

May 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s hard not to love visiting Europe, especially since country hopping is extremely easy. For jet-setters who frequent the continent, it's always great to find new ways to enjoy some of your favorite cities. So this year, instead of making the typical stops, consider having a theme for your travels. Many of today's most well-loved musical productions have been based on locations around the continent, making it easy to live out these productions in real life.

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Billionaire's Love Project Could Become World's Most Luxurious Hotel

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Macau is no stranger to glitz and glamour, and with the introduction of a The 13 hotel created by Chinese billionaire Stephen Hung, that reputation for extravagance isn’t going anywhere soon. Said to have cost investors $1.4 billion, the 200-villa property will open later this summer.

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3 Michelin-Starred Chef Opening First U.K. Restaurant in London

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s a pretty big honor to be one of only seven female chefs to be awarded three Michelin stars, especially if you were the first woman to achieve that status. Awarded her stars in 2007, Anne-Sophie Pic is known for her inventive French cuisine with classic English twists. Come late 2016, the grande dame of French gastronomy will debut her newest venture inside the currently unopened Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.

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6 Star-Powered Weddings to Inspire Your Own Nuptials

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When it comes to their own nuptials, Hollywood royalty knows how to throw one extravagant shindig. From barefoot-casual events to over-the-top million-dollar affairs, celebs have given us some serious wedding fever over the years. And although details of the “I Do’s” are typically private, we know that many take place at some of the world’s best hotels and resorts. If you’re looking for inspiration for your own big day, here are six celebrity weddings to recreate or get your own creative juices flowing:

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The Jamaican Brand of Cool: From Rockhouse to Miss Lily’s

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

When Melbourne-born Paul Salmon first visited his girlfriend in Negril in 1991, the Jamaican holiday hotspot was merely a fishing village, known by few others than backpackers, hippies and lovers of the island. “I went to visit my Australian girlfriend there in 1991, right before I moved to New York to work on Wall Street,” he remembered as we dined on fresh juices, patties, fried fish, spicy corn and jerk chicken sandwiches at Melvin’s Juice Box in the West Village. “We stayed in a roots bamboo shack on the beach in Negril and traveled the island in a minivan. I fell in love with it.”

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The Underwhelming Sale of Palms Resort Casino

May 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Is it just us or does it seem that hotels are being bought and sold like hot cakes lately? In yet another acquisition today, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has been purchased by Station Casinos, an entity under parent company Red Rock Resorts, Inc. Paying $312.5 million in cash, the transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2016.

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Amanzoe's $16,000-A-Night Villa

May 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As if Greece’s Amanzoe wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, they went ahead and introduced a new standalone villa (alongside its already 38 free-standing pavilions) to make us crush even harder. The new residence, Villa 20, sprawls across four acres on a hillside overlooking The Aegean Sea and unfolds across six levels.

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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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