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Q&A: The Milestone's Head Concierge Takes a Look Back at His 15 Years of Hotel Service

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

"No request is too large, no detail too small,” is the motto of the dedicated staff of The Milestone Hotel, London’s extraordinary the Grade II-listed, luxury boutique hotel with 24-hour butler service. Readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted it the very best in London and that maxim has earned the Kensington landmark an avalanche of praise and a five-star ranking for exceptional service. In no small part, that's because of London-born Head Concierge, Jose Pauco, one of the hotel’s most charming ambassadors for the past 15 years.

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5 Towns in Sicily Worth Visiting on Your Next European Adventure

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

Lying between southern Italy and northern Africa, Sicily presents an attractive, all-year-round climate with which to indulge in its many activities. Following a recent 1,242-mile drive around its winding coastline and into its more mountainous territory, we discovered a few ways to enjoy Sicily’s many offerings.

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The Sanctuary Hotel Opens Broadway's Newest Dining Venue: Tender NYC

Jun 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

The Sanctuary Hotel's newest restaurant and lounge, Tender, officially opened its doors last month and is already garnering rave reviews. The midtown restaurant is the perfect combination of star-studded chefs, a gorgeous wait staff, delectable food and an intricate drink menu in a modern, comfortable setting.

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Get Outdoors This Summer in Venice and Enjoy Palladio Hotel & Spa's Lush Gardens

May 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Free time is often filled these days with the buzz of TVs, the Internet, smartphones, tablets and video games, and many of the joys of life seem to have been swept under the rug. Whether intentional or not, Palladio Hotel & Spa by the Bauer Hotel group is combating the current focus on tech entertainment by offering its guests a reason to get outdoors this summer.

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The Grand Del Mar's Renowned Chef Bradley to Open Bijou French Bistro in La Jolla

May 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

The popular Chef William Bradley from Addison, The Grand Del Mar's five-diamond, five-star restaurant is offering up his expertise as a culinary director to the new French eatery slated to open this June in San Diego. Joining his team as Chef de Cuisine will be none other than Addison's sous chef Shaun Gethin.

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VisitLondon.com Discovers the City's Best Places & Hidden Gems Through the Eyes of its Locals

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

When it comes to where we live or even the places we visit, we all have a story to tell. Whether you’ve traveled many miles to see the world, or you’ve chosen to remain in the same place your whole life, there is always a unique narrative behind a destination; a magnetism that draws visitors in and keeps locals from leaving.

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Spontaneous, Eco-Conscious, Social & Other 2014 Wedding Trends As Seen at Top Hotels

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s nearly wedding season, so congratulations to all couples en route to their “I do” moment. We won’t say “en route to the altar,” because altars aren’t a necessary element anymore—and neither are white dresses, seating arrangements or shoes, for that matter. A luxury wedding in 2014 is all about creating maximum joy and meaningfulness for the couple and the guests. If traditions fit into the plan, great, if not, they get a reboot. Here are some of our favorite trends, sourced from wedding experts in top destinations.

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Head Down Under for Tasmania's Uninhabited Wilderness, Thriving Art Scene & Gourmet Eats

May 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Though the very name conjures up a faraway place at the very end of the earth, not to mention an irascible but beloved animated character, Tasmania is one of Australia’s most beguiling destinations, and one that is attracting more visitors than ever thanks to a thriving arts scene, a cadre of talented young chefs making the most of the island’s bounty, spectacular unspoiled scenery and fabulous luxury experiences. Whether it’s a traveler’s first trip to Australia or a frequent visitor looking for new corners to explore, this intriguing island is a destination worth exploring on your next jaunt Down Under.

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Palau: The Small, Young Island Nation With the World's Best Diving

May 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

While Palau is one of the youngest and smallest sovereign states in the world, it's a destination steeped in fascinating history and world conflict that has emerged as a tourism hotspot after receiving a boost in notoriety from the 2005 TV season of Survivor.

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Forget Vegas: Elope at One of These 10 Picturesque Wedding Destinations

May 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

When you think elopement, do you instantly imagine Las Vegas drive-through chapels and Elvis impersonators? Maybe that was okay back when Britney and Jason (Who? Yeah we don't remember him either) were doing it. But nowadays, couples are getting more adventurous with their quick weddings and are finding ways to exchange vows in glamorous locations. So forget tradition, and escape to a location that is stunning enough to suit the most extraordinary day of your life.

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InterContinental London Park Lane Now Offering SUND?RI Skincare's Full Treatment Experiences

May 22, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’re looking to add a new skincare line to your hotel, it probably doesn’t hurt to seek out the help of a supermodel who makes her living off of her flawless looks and enviable skin. Recently the InterContinental London Park Lane unveiled its new line of spa treatment products, SUNDÃRI, created by none other than the stunning Christy Turlington. 

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From Cabo to Cancun: Discover 4 of Mexico's Best Hotels & Resorts

May 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Most people’s experience of the starter version of Mexico includes the Cabo San Lucas pool party scene, wandering the art galleries of Puerto Vallarta, snorkeling the cenotes of the Riviera Maya and navigating Cancun’s night clubs. But for those looking to delve deeper, there are fabulous resorts beyond the traditional hotel zones that provide a more authentic counterpoint to Mexico’s mainstream vacation culture. To help you navigate some of the country's best resorts, we chose four of our favorites:

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Heading to Brazil For The World Cup? Here’s Our Guide to the 12 Host Cities

May 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With less than 30 days to go before the World Cup kicks off, host country Brazil is in serious party-prep mode: sweeping up the shavings on new stadium construction, rigging up huge screens on the beach for public viewing parties, and preparing to welcome millions of visitors from around the world. Surprise, surprise though, while the US might not be as crazy about soccer (AKA futbol) as other countries, it was still the No. 1 ticket-purchaser as of April 11.

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See the World Inside a Romantic Rail Car With These 6 Luxury Train Tours

May 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret around here that our Executive Editor has a crush extreme love of travel-by-train excursions. Maybe it’s the slow-paced life inside the richly decorated, wood-paneled rail cars, or the hours of conversations you’re afforded with other passengers as you pass through beautiful countrysides, either way, there really is something very romantic about locomotive travel today. 

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Beverly Hills to Welcome the West Coast's First Waldorf Astoria Hotel

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

After years of rumors and rejected city proposals, it’s now confirmed. One of the world’s most famous luxury hotel brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, is coming to one of the most recognized zip codes: 90210.

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