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Royalton Blue Waters Offers Guests Two Hotels for One Price

Jun 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On November 1, Royalton White Sands will welcome a new sister property with the opening of Royalton Blue Waters sitting adjacent to the Jamaican resort. Located on the shores of White Bay near Montego Bay, the upcoming 228-room hotel will offer full access to the White Sands’ facilities, giving guests a chance to experience two properties for the price of one.

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Lagerfeld Tapped to Design Lobbies for Multi-Million Dollar Condos

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’re looking to set your condominiums apart, securing Karl Lagerfeld as your interior designer means those new digs won’t just be cool, they’ll be as iconic as the man himself. The fashion powerhouse will design the lobbies of The Estates at Acqualina, a luxury residential development slated to debut in 2020.

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Madison on Park's Brunch Cocktails Steal the Show

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

San Diego’s brunch options are always improving—which is great news, considering the crowds that flock for weekend eggs and cocktails. Recently-opened University Heights hotspot, Madison on Park, has just added brunch to its Cali-Med-inspired roster, complete with a creative cocktail list.

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Race Season is Almost Here With L’Auberge's Opening Day After Party

Jun 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

L’Auberge Del Mar’s yearly after party following Opening Day at the Races has become the place to see and be seen. Attended by the city’s most fashionable locals, this year’s event will take place on July 15 from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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Could New Yorkers Be Living in the Waldorf Astoria Soon?

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Soon New Yorkers may be able to live at the Waldorf Astoria. Now owned by China-based Anbang Insurance Group, the hotel is in talks of turning 1,000 rooms into condos. In 2015, the group submitted plans to gut the 12th and 24th floors which look to potentially be for the new units.

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7 Elite Tennis Academies Producing Pros

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 2014, Time published an article entitled, “What It Costs to Raise a U.S. Open Champion.” The article dove into the competitive world of tennis players and broke down the price tags of getting your child into the best academies, private lessons and tournaments. “In the United States, families of elite tennis players easily spend $30,000 a year so their kids can compete on the national level,” Tim Donovan, founder of Donovan Tennis Strategies, a college recruiting consulting group told the magazine. “That can start as early as age 11 or 12. At the high end, Donovan says, some parents spend $100,000 a year.

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Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Spent $2 Million on a New Lobby Café

Jun 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Brazil takes its coffee seriously. As the world’s number one coffee exporter, producing more than 43 million 60 kilograms bags of beans a year, Brazilians fervently believe that you can’t make the perfect cup of Joe without a perfect setting. Recently, the cosmopolitan Hilton São Paulo Morumbi underwent a $2 million renovation to recreate its Caffè Cino coffee shop, build its new Armazem Morumbi restaurant, and give a minimalist update to its soaring atrium lobby. Now, the aroma of fresh-brewed Caffe Americano wafts up the central lobby to guestroom hallways, making a perfect wake-up call.

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The Oxford Hotel Celebrates 125 Years With $1M Whiskey Package

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This summer, The Oxford Hotel in Denver is pouring out three whiskey-centric experiences to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Partnering with Laws Whiskey House, guests will have the chance to participate in exclusive tastings of the new Oxford 1891 Bourbon, a four-grain straight bourbon.

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6 Luxury Hotels Doubling as Art Galleries

Jun 23, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Around the world, luxury hotels have become more than just a place to lay your head at night. With unique amenities such as complimentary Porches, in-room shopping sprees with a local designer, and custom tequila bottles left as a welcome amenity for guests in Mexico, properties are setting themselves apart through more than just their guestrooms. Another way they are doing so is by showcasing world-class artwork throughout the hotel. If you’re an art aficionado, check out these six hotels whose collections are just about as envy-inducing as any museum’s.

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The Park Hyatt Aviara Invites You to Go Surfing With the Chef

Jun 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Surf, sand, sun and good food are basically the essentials of a perfect getaway. But we’re always looking for new ways to mix up a tried and true formula, and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club and Spa has pretty much outdone themselves with their new “Surfing with the Chef” experience. Executive Chef Pierre Albaladejo came up with the program as a way to merge his two loves—cooking and surfing—to take advantage of the resort’s prime location right on the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.

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These Destinations Will Get Your Teen Excited About Family Travel

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Teenagers are a great study in patience when traveling. Anyone who’s ever visited another city with a 15-year-old in tow knows that keeping them happy and entertained means a successful vacation for everyone. Even if luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants are the backdrops to your ideal getaways, they may not be exactly what your minor wants to experience while away. Here are five destinations to visit that’ll ensure your teen comes home in high spirits:

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Terranea’s Lexus Drive Series Steers Guests to 3 Indulgent Escapes

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Turnkey service takes on new meaning at Terranea this year. The coastal resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is offering three curated excursion packages putting guests behind the wheel of a Lexus for GPS-led driving tours. Guests can choose a day of adventure, romance, or shopping along with a 2016 Lexus model to get them there. With the push of the ignition button, the pre-set GPS system guides the driver on their day tour, no maps required.

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Le Virtu Takes You to Italy This Summer

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

The chef and owners of Le Virtù in Philadelphia really want you to feel like you’ve taken a trip to the Abruzzo region by tasting their cuisine. The menu has been inspired by their experiences dining with family and friends there. The locally-sourced food takes its cues from one of Italy’s boldest regions, serving house-cured and butchered meats, pastas cut by hand and ragus that aren’t ready until they’ve simmered all day long. Le Virtù already makes you feel like you’re dining in someone's home—and takes that experience a step further this summer with their intimate chef’s table experience.

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An NYC Weekend Escape to Playa del Carmen

Jun 21, 2016  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

An easy weekend escape for New Yorkers, Playa del Carmen has been called “The Trendiest City on Mexico’s Eastern Coast.” The vibrant culture, luminous weather, strong American dollar and recent developments of luxury hotels, boutiques, restaurants and nightlife make it as easy choice for a fun weekend getaway. Whether you are seeking a quiet, rejuvenating visit, a look into the history and culture of Mexico or a foodie immersion, it can all be found in this diverse coastal resort town on the Caribbean Sea.

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Queen + Adam Lambert & Kylie Minogue Headline The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

Jun 20, 2016  |   Contributor: Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix is shaping up to be one of the hottest weekends for music and race car driving fans this fall. A stellar lineup of performers that ranges from dance to old school funk and rock has been announced for the weekend of September 16-18. Queen + Adam Lambert and Kylie Minogue will headline the event which also features KC and The Sunshine Band, Bastille and Pentatonix.

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