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Luang Prabang's Amantaka Resort & Spa is Filled With Luxury, A Sense of Place & History

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

It is rare to find a hotel that blends luxury, history and a unique sense of place under one roof, but travelers who venture to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang, nestled at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, can find all three at Amantaka.

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Banyan Tree Announces New Venture Into Extended-Stay Properties With Cassia

Jul 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, Banyan Tree announced their latest project, a new brand called Cassia which will move the award-winning brand into the serviced apartment sector. Utilizing its expertise in design and innovation, Banyan Tree will now have three brands under its umbrella. Cassia will include one- and two-bedroom units aimed at upper middle-class travelers looking for extended-stay rentals.

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Newport's Castle Hill Inn Looks to Give Lovers Their Ideal Wedding Weekend Experience

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Already incredibly popular among lovebirds looking to take the plunge into married life, Castle Hill Inn's iconic grounds are gearing up to offer one of the best wedding packages a couple could ask for. Comfortable and unique accommodations, award-winning cuisine and serene privacy are just the icing on the cake (you see what we did there?).

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Discover Vancouverís Only Forbes Four-Star Boutique Hotel With its Quirky & Artsy Motif

Jul 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, with easy access to many of the city’s attractions, Opus Hotel is the only boutique hotel in Vancouver to hold the coveted Forbes four-star rating as Personality Plus. Every element of the property has been selected to add character and charm to guests' experience. 

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A New Vision, A New Brand: An Interview With Dianna Vaughan, Global Head of Curio - A Collection By Hilton

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

On June 2, 2014, Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, with five hotels having signed letters of intent to become part of this new collection. The name Curio defines the vision and intent—something unique, interesting and often rare. Each Hilton Curio collection hotel will be different from the others, with individuality and distinctiveness being the common thread that ties them together. Within that dimension is the hotel’s exclusive sense of place reflected throughout its walls as well.

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$50 Million Japanese Sleeper Train Slated for 2017 from Ferrari Designer Ken Okuyama

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Come spring 2017, a new Japanese luxury train will be unveiled from Ferrari Designer ken Okuyama with JR East called Cruise Train. The 34-passenger locomotive will include 10 cars including two lead cars with glass walls and observation areas, a dining car and a lounge car. 

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The Historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Reveals Massive $215 Million Restoration

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

A large majority of hotel renovations are focused on giving guests the latest and greatest aesthetics and adding new technology to their offerings, such as touchscreen devices to walls throughout rooms and passageways. However, Chicago's Palmer House Hilton's $215 million restoration went the opposite direction and returned their centenarian structure to its original splendor and updated its former spaces back to their previous magnificence.

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Renovations to the Historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia Rejuvenate the Iconic Vancouver Landmark

Jun 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Rosewood Hotel Group is noted for selecting iconic historical structures and restoring them to their splendor, while adding the modern amenities that discerning guests expect. After five years of painstaking renovation by Delta Land Development Group,Vancouver’s Hotel Georgia is back to its legendary status. 

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Fairmont Properties to Begin Opening Hotels for Bees With First Location at Royal York in Toronto

Jun 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Other than citrus fruits, much of our produce relies heavily on the natural work of bees to ensure proper pollination. Without these little black and yellow friends, our supermarket produce isles would look pretty grim, and lacking in some of our favorites like apples, peppers, strawberries, lemons, cashews and even walnuts among many others.

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NYC's Newest Boutique Hotel in Times Square Has an Almost 100-Year History

Jun 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Paramount, the latest addition to New York's luxury boutique hotel scene, might be the new face in town, but the location's history reaches as far back as the 1920s. Situated about half a block from the famed Times Square, Paramount's prime location and stellar accommodations come together to offer travelers one of the city's best hotel experiences.

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