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Have you Heard of Franceís Little Well-Known Region of Pays de la Loire?

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Pays de la Loire Atlantique is an oft-forgotten part of France, overlooked by many international travelers, but the diversity of its attractions and scenery makes it a region well-worth visiting. Here are four ways to enjoy an area that is a mere two-hour train journey by TGV from Paris.

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The Caribbean & South Africa Offer 4 of the World's Most Exotic Golf Courses

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Discerning golfers demand perfection from their golf vacations. These travelers have a keen eye for detail and enjoy not only the golf itself, but the surroundings and amenities as well. They will travel near and far in order to fuel their passion, and with thousands of golf resorts throughout the world from which to choose, golfers have a plethora of options.

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Taipei's Chic HOTEL QUOTE in the Heart of the City is Anything But Average

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Chinese travelers are flocking to Taiwan. Since visas for them were allowed in 2008, Taiwan has been awash with affluent mainlanders and attracted 3.35 million Chinese tourists in 2013, up from 2.87 million in 2012, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Taiwan's capital, Taipei, has seen a particular growth. To increasingly cater to discerning tourists, chic hotels like HOTEL QUOTE have cropped up amid the city's metro overpasses and teeming night markets.

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Divine Dining at the Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Crazy. Sexy. Cool. No, I’m not referring to the gals of the famed pop music trio TLC, but rather Scottsdale’s hottest new haunt, The Second Story Liquor Bar. This eclectic eatery is trending as the see-and-be-seen Old town Scottsdale hotspot, and with good reason. The vintage-inspired vibe and visionary victuals at this intimate dining and imbibing venue are as distinctive as they are delightful.

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The Power of La Dolce Vita: 5 Things New Yorkers Can Learn from Italian Traditions

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

New Yorkers are a busy people, running to and fro from one meeting to the next, from happy hours to dinners and elegant balls, they are a people group that seems to constantly be in a rush. While this constant flow is a part of the city’s charms, it’s also why residents can oftentimes feel exhausted on a daily basis. So how do we remedy this? Maybe New Yorkers should start taking a cue from their Italian neighbors and begin living la dolce vita.

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5 of The Most Unique Hong Kong Luxury Hotel Amenities

Jul 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

As a major metropolis at the crossroads of China and the Pacific, Hong Kong has one of the highest per-capita numbers of luxury hotels in the world. With all that competition, some of the city’s top properties are providing a slew of unique amenities and offerings to separate themselves from the pack and to woo luxury travelers. Here are five Hong Kong hotels offering exclusive experiences you can expect on your next stay.

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Experience Cultural Immersion and Breathtaking Views at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

There is nothing quite like a vacation to an exotic foreign land, especially one that immerses you in the local culture so you can enjoy the essence of the region in an authentic way. The CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta delivers this in droves, offering guests the opportunity to partake in a bevy of genuine experiences that exemplify why Puerto Vallarta has become a very popular Mexican destination.

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Luang Prabang's Amantaka Resort & Spa is Filled With Luxury, A Sense of Place & History

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It is rare to find a hotel that blends luxury, history and a unique sense of place under one roof, but travelers who venture to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang, nestled at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, can find all three at Amantaka.

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Banyan Tree Announces New Venture Into Extended-Stay Properties With Cassia

Jul 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, Banyan Tree announced their latest project, a new brand called Cassia which will move the award-winning brand into the serviced apartment sector. Utilizing its expertise in design and innovation, Banyan Tree will now have three brands under its umbrella. Cassia will include one- and two-bedroom units aimed at upper middle-class travelers looking for extended-stay rentals.

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Newport's Castle Hill Inn Looks to Give Lovers Their Ideal Wedding Weekend Experience

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Already incredibly popular among lovebirds looking to take the plunge into married life, Castle Hill Inn's iconic grounds are gearing up to offer one of the best wedding packages a couple could ask for. Comfortable and unique accommodations, award-winning cuisine and serene privacy are just the icing on the cake (you see what we did there?).

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Discover Vancouverís Only Forbes Four-Star Boutique Hotel With its Quirky & Artsy Motif

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, with easy access to many of the city’s attractions, Opus Hotel is the only boutique hotel in Vancouver to hold the coveted Forbes four-star rating as Personality Plus. Every element of the property has been selected to add character and charm to guests' experience. 

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A New Vision, A New Brand: An Interview With Dianna Vaughan, Global Head of Curio - A Collection By Hilton

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

On June 2, 2014, Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, with five hotels having signed letters of intent to become part of this new collection. The name Curio defines the vision and intent—something unique, interesting and often rare. Each Hilton Curio collection hotel will be different from the others, with individuality and distinctiveness being the common thread that ties them together. Within that dimension is the hotel’s exclusive sense of place reflected throughout its walls as well.

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$50 Million Japanese Sleeper Train Slated for 2017 from Ferrari Designer Ken Okuyama

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Come spring 2017, a new Japanese luxury train will be unveiled from Ferrari Designer ken Okuyama with JR East called Cruise Train. The 34-passenger locomotive will include 10 cars including two lead cars with glass walls and observation areas, a dining car and a lounge car. 

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The Historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Reveals Massive $215 Million Restoration

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

A large majority of hotel renovations are focused on giving guests the latest and greatest aesthetics and adding new technology to their offerings, such as touchscreen devices to walls throughout rooms and passageways. However, Chicago's Palmer House Hilton's $215 million restoration went the opposite direction and returned their centenarian structure to its original splendor and updated its former spaces back to their previous magnificence.

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Renovations to the Historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia Rejuvenate the Iconic Vancouver Landmark

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Rosewood Hotel Group is noted for selecting iconic historical structures and restoring them to their splendor, while adding the modern amenities that discerning guests expect. After five years of painstaking renovation by Delta Land Development Group,Vancouver’s Hotel Georgia is back to its legendary status. 

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