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If You're In-the-Know in Newport, You're Probably a Regular at This Hotel

Aug 14, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Before the Island Hotel Newport Beach was what it is today, it was a Four Seasons property. Over the years, the city’s finest came out to spend weekends lounging by the pool, dining on five-course meals and discussing their next vacations. It was a place where affluent locals went to hobnob with each other; a proverbial country club, without the membership fees.

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Karisma Challenges the Non-Luxury Status of All-Inclusives at its Jamaican Resort

Aug 3, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

“Here, we have no problems,” my driver said as we took the two-hour drive from Montego Bay International Airport to the hotel. According to him, issues could easily be solved by popping open a Red Stripe and letting the situation sit overnight. “It’s the Jamaican way,” he proclaimed.

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Stellenbosch: South Africa's Art, Wine & Culture Capital

Jul 31, 2017  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

South Africa's most populous city has been steadily growing its reputation as a wine region over the last decade or so. 

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Ace Hotel: Palm Springs' Playground for the Cool Kids

Jul 24, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

There’s a scene that takes place every weekend at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. Trendy, 20- and 30-somethings descend from LA and SD to take over the retro-chic property in search of sun and poolside cocktails. Ask any bronzed beauty what they do for a living and chances are you’ll find yourself mingling with a fashion photographer, a young Hollywood starlet, or an aspiring screenwriter taking a break from the hectic city life.

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This is Why You Should Revisit Los Cabos for Your Next Girlfriends Getaway

Jul 7, 2017  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

As the summer starts to hit, our mind starts to wander to hot, beachside locales. 

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Refresh Your Sun-Kissed Skin at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Jun 15, 2017  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As much as we love a good day in the sun, summer can quickly take a toll on our skin. So of course, spa days are necessary, not only to counteract the elements but to keep us looking our best. And, since one of our favorite destinations for a spa getaway is the Palm Springs area, consider heading to the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa for a weekend pampering sesh.

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Andaz Moves Into the Posh Paradise Valley & Takes on High Desert Living

Jun 6, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s been said that Scottsdale is the “Beverly Hills” of Arizona. However, those in the know will tell you that if Bel Air is more your type of luxury, you'll need to head to Paradise Valley. The city frequently tops Arizona’s wealthiest city list and is home to multimillion dollar homes and affluent residents. So when Hyatt announced it'd be opening a new Andaz property there, we wondered if it'd be able live up to its posh surroundings.

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€8M Euro Re-boot Leaves Pure Salt Port Adriano a Hotel for Sea Lovers

May 31, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Stepping outside one's hotel suite on to a broad verandah and a 'swim-up' channel overlooking an impressive Philippe Starck marina and the Mediterranean beyond makes one feel kinda special.

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Luxury in Laos at Amantaka's Stunning Luang Prabang Estate

May 31, 2017  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

It wouldn’t be an Aman property without specular grounds, an unbelievably spiritual essence, or a UNESCO World Heritage address. 

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L'Auberge Del Mar: Refined Luxury on San Diego's Coastline

May 18, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

San Diego is oftentimes overlooked as a luxury destination. Maybe it’s our laid-back style, love of cheap tacos or the fact that businessmen in suits can be seen riding skateboards into work, but our stigma as an untailored city isn’t quite so accurate. Although our neighbor to the north lays claim to more four- and five-star hotels and Michelin-starred eateries than SD, what America’s Finest City offers is refined luxury that is approachable and personal.

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Chic, Vintage, Lively: That’s the Refinery Hotel NYC

May 16, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

It's hard to believe that a former hat factory could morph into chic luxury accommodation, but that’s the story of the Refinery Hotel in New York’s Midtown. 

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Luxurious, Adrenaline-Fueled Adventure: Victor Takes Private Jet Charters to Costa Rica

May 8, 2017  |   Contributor: Kat Ward

The "happiest country on earth" has just gained its place in the big leagues. Victor, the world's largest on-demand jet charter, has just launched the fourth excursion in its Art of Curated Travel series in Costa Rica.

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Bordeaux’s Sensory Encounters: Notes from a Wine-Inspired River Cruise

May 5, 2017  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Many new dimensions define what luxury has become. Opulence was once considered to be acquisition of high end material: purses, clothing, shoes, basic consumer stuff.  With travel, it was seeing destinations along a well-trod, well-known path. Now, with new emerging buying populations, the meaning is evolving. 

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A Room With A View: Inside The Anantara Uluwatu, Bali

May 4, 2017  |   Contributor: Selene Nelson

Bali has been a popular travel destination for years, but ever since Eat, Pray, Love hit shelves and cinemas, the number of tourists flocking to this Indonesian island has skyrocketed. As a result, places like Seminyak and Ubud can be uncom

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Andaz Re-Positions Itself as One of SD's Best Luxury Hotels With $4M Renovation

May 1, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you live in San Diego, you tend to feel like you’re on vacation 365 days a year. The weather is perfect, the beaches are only a 15-minute drive from most every neighborhood and our rooftop bars are the reason happy hours exist. Because of this, locals love their staycations since it means mixing up their daily routine while still enjoying the many benefits of SD.

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