2014 Travel Forecast: This Year is All About Fun, Fitness, Vodka and Cruising

Jan 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

To kick off the New Year, experts in every industry are sounding off with trends reports and “official lists” of what to do/where to go/what’ll be hot in 2014. We’re seeing fresh takes on classic pursuits, or extra perks for the consumer dollar, plus some cool freebies at surprisingly posh places. From multiple hotels launching free Happy Hour offerings, to Royal Caribbean debuting a “virtual balcony” so all their cruise passengers see are sunny skies…one thing is clear across all verticals: fun. The public demanded it, and the travel-world obliged.

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Philadelphia Gets New Luxury Development With SLS International Hotel & Residences in 2015

Jan 15, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Hospitality and real-estate company SBE and luxury real-estate developers Dranoff Properties are partnering to construct the SLS International Hotel & Residences at the intersection of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City, Philadelphia. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associated will design the 47-story tower, which will be raised across the street from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and is slated for opening in 2015. The structure will be the tallest residential building in the state of Pennsylvania upon its completion.

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Paris Luxury Hotel Goes (Literally) to the Dogs

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

No longer is it enough to put yourself and/or your family up in a luxury hotel while on vacation, pooch needs a great place to sleep as well. A Paris hotel for dogs has taken owners’ love for their dogs and turned it into a luxury retreat... Read More

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Preferred Guest Loyalty Members Name 10 Best Beach & Hotel Resorts

Sep 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has recently revealed the top 10 favorite beach and hotel resorts among its Preferred Guest loyalty members. The poll, which was distributed to 500,000 SPG members, found the Westin to be the favorite Starwood brand, according to USA Today. The top 10 luxury hotels represent a wide range of interests, including the best family hotels, golf hotels, and properties known for exceptional golf, food or city nightlife.... Read More

W South Beach Hotel & Residences Makes Miami Sweat with New Beachfront Fitness Classes

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

The W South Beach Hotel & Residences has recently added some exciting new programming to its arsenal of hip hotel amenities. With the help of a highly-sought after celebrity trainer, the luxury hotel in Miami is now offering two beachfront fitness courses designed to help guests achieve that perfect South Beach body. Celebrity fitness trainer, Simone Cavalletti, has developed a unique combination of tools that promise to motivate, strengthen, and awaken the mind, body and soul.... Read More

Best Places to Stay in Lahaina on Your Maui Vacation

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

There are many things to consider when planning a luxury Hawaiian vacation. Sure, a trip to the beautiful island of Maui is always an easy choice, but deciding where exactly to stay on the island can often be more of a challenge. While each region offers something special, West Maui is home to many of the area’s best luxury hotels, restaurants and local attractions.... Read More

Best Resort Hotels on the Beach in St. John

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether your Caribbean travel plans include a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation, the island of St. John is an ideal destination for making lasting memories. While it may be the smallest of the developed U.S. Virgin Islands, when it comes to luxury, St. John is in no way lacking. Nestled along the pristine shores of Great Cruz Bay is a 47-acre tropical hideaway that truly offers...... Read More

Find Modern Luxury in a Downtown Chicago Hotel

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Centrally located on the corners of Rush and Ontario, the James Chicagois among one of the trendiest luxury hotels in downtown Chicago. The 297-room boutique hotel is located just steps away from some of Chicago’s most famous landmarks, including Michigan Avenue shopping district...... Read More

James New York Hotel | A Cool Summertime Destination to Experience NYC Culture

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This summer has proven to be excessively warm, and as temperatures continue to rise across the nation, travelers everywhere are in need of a cool respite. The James New York is known as one of the coolest hotels in New York, but did you know that the property also boasts one of the best hotel rooftop pool decks in the city?... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana: A Favorite Culinary Destination in the Caribbean

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana has recently announced the addition of a new restaurant by renowned Chef Kerry Simon. Slated to open at the end of 2012, Mansion by Simon will be the fifth restaurant from Kerry Simon, and the first international restaurant from the restaurateur.... Read More

Best Places to Stay in Miami on Summer Vacation

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Many luxury hotels in Miami offer great summer activities that can be enjoyed both by land and sea. Whether it's a day-trip to the Everglades, a shopping excursion along Collins Avenue or a sun-kissed day at the beach, you're sure to find plenty of things to do in Miami on your summer vacation. Whether itThe city... Read More

Where to Stay in London & Things to Do in the City

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

As one of the oldest cities in Europe, London is steeped in both history and tradition. Home to the 2012 Summer Olympics, the cultural epicenter has proven to be among one of the most popular tourist destinations of the year. The recent global headlines have created quite a buzz, prompting travelers from around the world to visit the sophisticated streets of an ancient city... Read More

Where to Stay & Things to Do in Paris

Aug 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Known for being one of the most romantic destinations in the world, it comes as no surprise that Paris is among the most traveled cities throughout Europe. While there are plenty of luxury hotels and cultural attractions in Paris, finding the best can often require a bit of research.... Read More

Things to Do in Maui | Hawaii at its Best

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its sundrenched beaches and majestic landscapes, Maui continues to rank high among the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. Whether you're after some heart-pounding adventure or looking for a little romance, Maui offers something special for just about everyone.... Read More

New Luxury Hotel Brand Will Open Baccarat Hotel & Residences NY in 2014

Apr 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The 46-story, New York Baccarat Hotel & Residences will open in New York City in 2014. The new luxury brand is a partnership between Starwood Capital and NY-based real estate development company Tribeca Associates.  The new upscale hotel’s location is just off Fifth Avenue at 20 West 53rd. The Baccarat Hotel & Residences will have 114 guestrooms, including 26 suites. Additionally, there will be luxury residences with full access to the hotel’s amenities. This is another hotel brand under the direction of Sternlicht and Starwood Capital. Two locations in China are scheduled to open in early 2014. Other locations are planned for the Middle East and Asia.... Read More

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