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Hotel du Vin Offers a Tree-Lined Victorian Setting in Glasgow's Fashionable West End

Dec 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Five honey-colored Victorian townhouses joined at the hip, make up the 49-room Hotel Du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow’s leafy West End suburb. As I arrived, a complimentary whisky awaited me in a cozy sitting room opposite twin reception desks, a precursor to the hotel’s proud display of more than one hundred varieties of the traditional drink in its aptly called Whisky Room.

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The Eating House's Second Location Headed to Coconut Grove With $1M Budget

Nov 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Following a November 20th vote, the City of Miami Commission approved a 25-year lease for The Eating House to open in Coconut Grove from celebrity chef/owner Giorgio Rapicavoli and Francesco Balli. Proposed by Glasshouse Coconut Grove LLC. and designed by Celano Design Studio, the eatery is estimated to cost around $1 million to renovate the facility that once housed the Grove chamber of commerce.

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La Quinta Resort & Club's Multi-Million Dollar Restoration Offers New Reasons to Escape to the Desert

Nov 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When I was young, Palm Springs made me think of heat and the elderly—but that's only because I really had no experience with the area other than where my parents dragged me. Adolescent me had no idea what she was missing. As an adult, I associate the desert area with the gigantic Cabazon Dinosaurs, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Salton Sea, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, amazing thrift stores, Salvation Mountain, and of course, peaceful dessert nights. Now, after visiting La Quinta Res&... Read More

The Hotel in Stockholm Attracting Everyone From Justin Bieber to Wes Anderson & President Obama

Nov 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden has cool hotels, old ones and even properties on boats. But it only has one Grand Hôtel, an iconic, historic, ultra-luxe property personifying everything a truly great five-star hotel in a European capital should be. Which is why the likes of President Obama, Justin Bieber (not to mention some of the smartest, most distinguished and important people in the entire world since 1901), and Nobel Prize laureates have stayed there while in town to receive their honors.

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BMW and Relais & Châteaux Shack Up for Hotelier's 60th Anniversary

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On Wednesday, November 19, the BMW Group officially announced its partnership with Relais & Châteaux at the Opéra Garnier in Paris, to celebrate the hotelier's 60th anniversary year. Globally, the hospitality brand includes 520 hotels and gourmet restaurants in more than 60 countries. With this new joint venture, guests will be able to experience unique events, gourmet festivals and exclusive trips and invitations.

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Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff Gives Us an Inside Look at This Year's Art Week

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

As tens of thousands of travelers including celebrities, curators, international art collectors, and culturists descend upon Miami for its annual art week from December 2-7, the media focus turns towards the beach and the shows making up art week: Art Basel, Art Miami, CONTEXT, SCOPE and Aqua Art Miami.

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Indigo Hotel Glasgow: A Landmark Building Transformed Into a Modern Gem

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Fashioned out of a landmark 19th century building, Indigo Hotel is a boutique luxury property conveniently positioned in the heart of Glasgow, a five-minute walk from central train station. Once housing the city’s first electric power station built in 1892, architects and interior designers at Ica deserve strong praise for their conversion efforts, which have created a nine-story contemporary hotel while preserving the listed building’s 1920’s plasterwork and ceramics.

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Peru for Art Lovers: 2 of The City's Best Hotels Restored From Vintage Buildings

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

Plenty of luxury boutique hotels around the world are filled with good art, but there are two in the city that are art galleries in themselves. In a trend of making beautiful hotels from buildings that originated for other purposes, this country excels in taking the usual and turning it into the spectacular.

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Eating Your Way Around the World at Puerto Vallarta's Festival Gourmet International

Nov 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Something spectacular is happening south of the border; a gastronomic explosion of international dimensions that is attracting worldwide attention to the charming town of Puerto Vallarta. Long known for its beaches, the city is now one of the most respected culinary locations in the country outside of Mexico City. Besides world-class beaches and Mexican fare, there are many restaurants of note—each representing a unique ethnic and culinary tradition—raising the bar to outdo the other in ambiance, cuisine and welcoming vibes.

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A Rolls-Royce Tour of Grace Hotels’ Posh New England Properties

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Since the first Grace Hotel opened in Greece’s Cyclades Islands in 2007, the name has been synonymous with the very best in boutique luxury. Now the haute hospitality group has brought their signature style to New England with the acquisition and rebranding of three of the region’s most iconic inns: Vanderbilt Hall in Newport, the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Connecticut, and the legendary White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine. 

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Exec. Chef Franco Carubia Serves up a Unique Twist on New England Fare in Duxbury

Nov 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Finding a great restaurant south of Boston used to be a difficult feat, but The Winsor House Inn restaurant is making it a bit easier. Located in the quaint little seaside village known as Duxbury, the inn resting on Snug Harbor is now under new ownership, offering a unique twist on New England fare.

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Scenic Cruises Adds 12-day Bordeaux River Excursion to 2015 Itinerary

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Scenic Cruises is headed to France! Adding a new 12-day Bordeaux River Cruise to its 2015 itineraries, the cruise line will offer seven departures between August and October starting at $5,580 per person. The tour will make stops along Cadillac, Saint-Émilion, Arcachon, Libourne, Médoc, and Cognac, where travelers will have the opportunity to sample brandy at Rémy Martin.

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Rome's Grand Hotel Via Veneto Boasts an Impressive Art Collection in its 19th Century Villas

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Rome is one of the world’s great art destinations thanks to unparalleled collections like the Vatican Museums, the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj and the Villa Borghese, not to mention all the ancient sites around the forum. However, one of the city’s luxury hotels is an art destination in and of itself.

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Find Some Serious Zen at Thailand's Villa Mayavee

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I've never met anyone who visited Thailand and didn't immediately fall in love with it. Whether you are the type to spend hours sunbathing on the beach or exploring tropical jungles, Thailand is where you should be doing it. Don't know where to go? Try Villa Mayavee on the island of Phuket, because…just look at it!

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Asian Megachain Crystal Jade Opens 1st US Restaurant Under New LVMH Management

Nov 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you frequent Asia, you’re probably already familiar with Crystal Jade restaurants offering traditional Cantonese and Teochew cuisine in 120 restaurants throughout the nine countries within the continent. Having been acquired by luxury brand LVMH, the popular chain opened up their first stateside eatery yesterday at Four Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.

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