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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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Kingston: Jamaica's Charmed Musical Land

May 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Shirine Saad

The lush, buoyant island of Jamaica has always drawn music professionals, fashion photographers, hospitality entrepreneurs and vacationers with a love for Reggae and tropical landscapes. It is a favorite escape for Drake, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Santigold, and its energy and style continue to radiate globally. Now with the stabilization of the political landscape and reduced crime rate, and the efforts of both the business and culture communities, Jamaica is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for travelers. It is ripe with potential and talent, from Kingston’s music studios, art galleries and dance parties to the elegant new resorts of the coast.

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How To Blow $100K in Cannes

May 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Champagne is flowing, your tan is glowing, and the yacht is pulling into Port Le Vieux, Cannes—things are about to get a lot more exciting. It’s time to blow some dough in one of Europe’s most expensive cities and experience the most lavish French Riviera vacation you can imagine. If you’ve got funds to burn, there’s no better place than Cannes to do so, and we’ve got a guide on just exactly how to do it. 

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11 Private Homes Turned Into Stunning Eco-Friendly Villas

Aug 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Originally meant to be 11 private homes in Bali for hosting their friends and family, Canadian-born jewelry designer John Hardy and his wife’s collection of antique Javanese houses are now used as an eco-friendly boutique hotel in Ubud. Bambu Indah, translated beautiful bamboo, celebrates Balinese culture and modern luxury through sustainable practices.

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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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5 Mother-Daughter Adventure Trips to Gift Active Moms

May 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As Mother’s Day approaches each year, offers for spa treatments, Sunday brunches and flowers flood our inboxes. While we’re not ones to turn down a luxe massage, we know there are some mothers who seek the thrill of adventure over the sweet-smelling aromas of essential oils. To them, the best gifts are wrapped in exploration and heart-pumping activities. For this holiday, we’ve scoped out the best female-centric adventure trips for moms and daughters to experience together.

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Shangri-La Takes to the Skies With New Private Jet Partnership

May 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

While private jet companies partnering with hotel is not a relatively new concept, it has taken awhile for it to really take flight (pun intended) across the globe. Four Seasons has their own private plane which took its first world journey in 2013, BlueStar Jets is in partnership with four different boutique hotels across the US and The Gansevoort Hotel Group selected JetFlite International as their exclusive private aviation provider.

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The First Thermal Spa in Cantabria is Just As Alluring, 100 Years Later

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Established in the early 20th century, Castilla Termal Balneario de Solares became the first thermal spa in Cantabria, Spain during the Belle Epoque period. Now it is one of four properties in the Castilla Termal Hoteles’ collection of thermal-spa resorts. One hundred years after first opening and after careful remodeling which left its classic style intact, it stands nestled in a quiet setting in the midst of expansive gardens lined with trees at the edge of Solares, a sleepy little town about 12 miles from Santander.

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Vintage Beauty & a Vibrant New Romance in Dubai's Bastakiya Quarter

May 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Siddharth Dasgupta

Thanks to an ever-flowing coterie of chic art galleries and a cultural rebirth, Dubai's once sleepy little Bastakiya Quarter has been cementing its reputation as the flavor (and color) of every season.

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Larry Ellison's Four Seasons Resort Might Be Hawaii's Best Hotel

Apr 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2012 tech billionaire Larry Ellison bought Lanai, an 88,000-acre, 140-square-mile island in Hawaii. And as such became the owner of two Four Seasons properties. After years of improvements and a complete seven-month shut down, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai has re-opened and is a far cry from its previously-outdated self.

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Viceroy Opens First Hotel in Turkey on Motor Car-Free Island

Apr 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer Viceroy’s first Turkish hotel will open along the Marmara Sea on the island of Büyükada. Viceroy Princes' Islands Istanbul will include 77 guestrooms and suites, serviced residences, a traditional Ottoman grand mansion, extensive gardens and a private cove. Restored to its former self, the grand mansion offers 20,731 square feet of space, six suites, a private pool, and venues available for social gatherings.

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Going Where the Sun Never Sets & Never Rises

Apr 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you think you may die in your lifetime, don't make plans to move to Svalbard, Norway. Because dying is against the law. Yep, it's illegal to pass onto the afterlife there. Since bodies never decompose when buried, the town’s small graveyard can’t afford to house White Walkers deceased bodies anymore. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg (pun intended) when it comes to Svalbard’s most interesting facts.

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Four Seasons Introduces 3 New Private Jet Journeys

Apr 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Yesterday, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced three new private jet journeys: Culinary Discoveries, Global Getaway and International Intrigue. The three-week itineraries will include stops in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations such as Seoul, Mumbai, Lisbon, Koh Samui, Beijing and Budapest.

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