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Stepping Back in Time at London's Milestone Hotel

Jul 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Stepping into London’s Milestone Hotel is like going back in time to a bygone era in England. Its molded ceilings, lattice windows and polished walnut wainscoting act as reminders that this property is more than 300 years old. The five-floor luxury hotel first opened in the ‘20s and was named after the old cast-iron milestone standing outside which consists of three elegant Victorian townhouses.

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10 Years at Aman's Turks and Caicos Paradise

Jul 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

An anniversary is an excellent reason to stay at an Aman resort; not that anyone needs a particular celebratory excuse to visit one of the brand’s 31 properties. All its hotels boast beautiful views, uncanny locations, and a world-class staff. This year, Aman’s breathtaking Turks and Caicos property Amanyara, celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Dozens of so-called adamant fans of the Aman resort group, among many other devotees of this particular property, arrived for a week-long stay. If you weren’t there, don’t worry, the celebration continues for the remainder of 2016.

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6 of Our Favorite Resorts in Thailand

Jul 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Elizabeth Rudd

Thailand is well known for its white sand beaches and beautiful crystal clear blue waters, all set amongst lush tropical jungles. When it comes to accommodations, the country’s high-end hotels are renowned for their service and plethora of amenities including poolside retreats and exciting water sports. If you’ve ever had a Thai massage, then you’ll understand why it’s also a haven for spa lovers. With so great many options for resorts to choose from, here’s a list of our favorite properties scattered across Thailand.

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The Most Comfortable Way to Explore the Peruvian Amazon

Jul 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Travis Levius

By the time I’d stroked the thick, fuzzy abdomen of a wild tarantula from a local tracker’s hands in the jungle, I knew many travel “firsts” would be achieved in the coming three days. It’s not the norm to have fished for piranhas in a creek, have mischievous capuchins leap upon your group’s skiff as they help themselves to your banana supply or encounter the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon. Yet there was no retreating to some sweltering tent amongst creatures that hiss, but onto the Delfin II, a sleek, all-suite riverboat for travelers who prefer not to completely “rough it” in the world’s most spectacular rainforest region.

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Shangri-La Toronto Shows Off Its Elegance in New Video

Jul 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The beauty of Shangri-La hotels is that no matter which city you’re in, you know that you can always count on a zen-like atmosphere within its doors. Pairing elegantly-modern furnishings and city-specific touches, each property is familiar yet unique. In the latest video for their Toronto hotel, you get that same sense of serenity from the moment it begins.

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Goodbye, Millennials: Hello, Generation Z

Jul 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

For the past eight years, all eyes have been on Millennials. The year President Obama was first elected The Huffington Post wrote this of Gen X, “The 2008 election not only marked the election of America’s first African-American president, it also saw the strong and clear political emergence of a new, large and dynamic generation.” Since that time, we’ve watched them grow up, turn everything on its head that Baby Boomers worked so hard to create and have researched their habits in order to cater to their wants and needs.

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AccorHotels Finalizes $2.7 Billion Fairmont Acquisition

Jul 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

AccorHotels has officially finalized its deal to purchase FRHI Hotels & Resorts for $2.7 billion yesterday. The acquisition consists of $480 million in cash and 46.7 million shares, adding 155 more properties to Accor’s portfolio.

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Keeping it Cool in Barcelona

Jul 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Trendy, lively and bold, these adjectives sum up the gleaming W Barcelona hotel standing tall above the city’s crescent-shaped, two-mile beach and boardwalk. Designed by architect Ricardo Bofill and shaped like a shimmering sail reminiscent of Dubai’s Burj al-Arab hotel, the five-star property sits at the end of the long Passeig Joan de Borbó—a part of the Catalan city that was rebuilt for the 1992 Olympics.

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The Wellesley: A Hyde Park Retreat in Knightsbridge

Jul 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Enjoying a complimentary drive through London in a gleaming Rolls-Royce or ordering a shot of 18th-century Cognac at the bar for a $5,000 dollars is just another day at The Wellesley hotel in Knightsbridge. Built on an abandoned metro station close to Hyde Park Corner, this five-star property designed by Fox Linton Associates opened four years ago and has enjoyed many previous lives. The boutique hotel has been everything from a townhouse to office block to pizza joint and jazz club venue.

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The Quintessentially English Haymarket Hotel

Jul 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Located in a renovated Regency-era building designed by John Nash in 1820 and next door to the Haymarket Theatre Roya, the Haymarket Hotel in London is the brainchild of British hoteliers Tim and Kit Kemp. Compared to most hotels, and particularly those in London, this 50-room property has a much larger feel to it. Featuring pale oak flooring with a wide, open central space, the decorative centerpiece immediately catches your attention upon entering the lobby.

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