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Céleste Earns Michelin Star in Its First Year

Oct 5, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve ever dined at Céleste inside The Lanesborough, you may have to work a little harder now to score a reservation in the coming months. The one-year-old eatery just received its first Michelin star for its French-inspired, modern European cuisine. Céleste is helmed by Chef Eric Frechon, who now holds five Michelin stars (three at Epicure and one at 114 Faubourg), has been in the industry for over 35 years.  

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Fall Theater & Dining Venues to Explore in NYC

Oct 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Pumpkin spiced lattes, colorful leaves, butter-soft leather gloves and New York City—some things are just better in the fall. Although the city is ideal to visit anytime of the year, autumn just has a certain flavor to it that is best consumed in the City That Never Sleeps. The Big Apple’s shows are one of the greatest draws to the state. Tourists alone bought 7.7 million tickets to Broadway shows last year, and this year attendance is set to outpace the attendance for all of New York and New Jersey’s sports events combined, including Yankees and Mets games.

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4 Amazing Luxury Hotels in the Once-Forgotten City of Yangon

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Bennett Stevens

During British colonial days before World War II and for a brief period in the 1950s, Burma was one of the greatest exotic luxury destinations on earth. And no wonder, with writers and poets like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell helping to set traveler's imaginations alight through their writing. It is also home to the legendary Strand hotel, which is said to be one of the most luxurious in the entire British Empire, almost a destination in itself.

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Where to Stay in Northern Greece: 7 Luxury Hotels to Call Home

Jun 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

There are accommodations in every price range, offering every level of inclusion or abandon, at nearly every destination around the world. What makes a hotel stay outstanding instead of just good and fine is the level of attention to detail. At a macro level, these standout details are things like over-sized towels, spacious and uncluttered rooms, great wine and food, a multitude of amenities and, of course, an unbeatable location.

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The Members-Only Soho House Opens 17th Property in Barcelona

Oct 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The Soho House is notorious for being one of the best and most-exclusive private clubs in the world. Tomorrow, the members-only brand will add a 17th property to their collection with the opening of the their Barcelona property. Housed in an 18th century building in the Gothic district, the property will include 57 guestrooms, two restaurants, a spa with indoor swimming pool, a rooftop pool, gym and a 36-seat screening room.

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MGM Bets on a Full House in DC

Oct 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s finally something to celebrate coming out of the Capital Region this winter—and it has nothing to do with the election. Bringing the first luxury gaming resort experience to the area, MGM National Harbour will open its doors on December 8. Minutes from DC on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland, the $1.4 billion resort will feature a casino, celebrity-chef restaurants, nightlife, a 27,000-square-foot spa and retail shops.

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Anguilla’s Gorgeous Zemi Resort Boasts One of the Best New Spas in the World

Sep 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Just in case you weren’t aware, tomorrow is October 1. That means we’re only weeks away from the holiday season. If your travel plans involve warm beaches, a tropical island and plenty of room service, you may want to consider Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa in Anguilla. Opened at the beginning of the year, the property has already received a slew of accolades including being named among the world’s best new spas by CNN and claiming Jetsetter’s Best 2016 Beach Hotel award.

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Chef Jeanie Roland Dishes on her R.I. Eatery, Taylor Swift & Bobby Flay

Sep 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Several long blocks outside the picturesque village of Westerly, Rhode Island sits the casually-elegant Ella's Fine Food & Drink helmed by seven-time James Beard-nominated Chef Jeanie Roland. The eatery serves seasonally-influenced American-Asian fusion dishes prepared with classical French techniques.

 

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A Guide to Paradise Island, Bahamas

Sep 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Michelle Farber Ross

From white sandy beaches to pristine turquoise waters, the Bahamas remain one of the world’s top destinations. Nestled off the coast of Florida, this tropical paradise is a charming refuge for people seeking a slower pace of life. Venture downtown to Nassau where small-scale pink, blue and yellow British colonial buildings line the streets to create a warm environment to shop for crafts and search the local boutiques for treasures. 

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Digging Into Atlanta's Socialite Scene | Sponsored Content by W Atlanta - Downtown hotel

Sep 29, 2016  |   Contributor: W Atlanta Downtown

As the humble abode of the world’s busiest airport, several professional sports teams, and significant portion of the American entertainment industry, Atlanta is teeming with a thriving social scene. At any given time, the city’s affluent socialites can be found out and about at the many hotspots that have garnered local praise.

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7 Cruise Ship Suites Giving 5-Star Hotel Rooms a Run For Their Money

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Luxury cruise lines have really stepped up their game in recent years, continually raising the bar for exclusive shore excursions, exotic itineraries, celebrity chef experiences and exciting entertainment. But before, after and in between all those fabulous activities, your stateroom is home base. It should offer a comfortable and relaxing environment to unwind and refresh for the next big event on your cruise vacation. Stay in one of these spacious suites and find everything you could ever need while out on the open seas—from cashmere lap blankets to use on your veranda, to Cristal Champagne upon arrival, and even attentive butlers who will do the dreaded packing/unpacking for you.

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Inside Crystal Cruises' Extravagant New Private Jet

Sep 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Crystal Cruises has been in the news quite a bit this past year. In December of 2015 the brand added a seafaring yacht to their fleet and then debuted their on-demand, 12-seat private jet in the spring. But their newest announcement might be their most exciting yet for wanderlusters.

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A Look at Mexico's First Overwater Bungalows

Sep 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Mexico is known for a great many things, but of all the reasons to visit, overwater bungalows probably never made it onto your list. Destinations like the Maldives, Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora have long been the go-to spots for those seeking that kind of accommodation, until now. On September 1, El Dorado Maroma in the Riviera Maya opened 30 new palafitos (stilt houses in Spanish) over the Caribbean Sea, marking the country’s first overwater bungalows.

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2016's Top Travel Destination Is...

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

According to Mastercard’s annual Global Destinations Cities Index list, Bangkok will hold the title of the world’s number one tourist destination for 2016. The Thai city is projected to receive around 21.47 million international visitors by the end of the year. The index projects visitor volume and spend estimates for the calendar year to come up with their ranking of 132 most-visited cities. 

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Park Hyatt Aviara Brings Baja Up the Coast

Sep 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

On September 25, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe made its way north to the Park Hyatt Aviara's Masters of Food & Wine series. Diners were introduced to the region’s bounty through a four-course dinner presented outdoors in the hotel’s courtyard. Chefs Pierre Albaladejo, Miguel Angel Guerrero, Javier Plascencia and Cristophe Rull created dishes that paired with wines made by local winemakers. Vinters included Adobe Guadalupe, Lomita, Torres Alegre and Monte Xanic.

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