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Finding Restoration at The Home of Daya

Aug 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

When we travel, we are on a journey in search of something. Possibly compelled by a desire to explore, to celebrate a loved one or to simply find peace and relaxation. I recently found that later in the countryside of Cebu, Philippines at a resort called Kandaya. Cebu is a large island within the country and the hotel sits in the north of it. 

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The SLS South Beach: Miami's Most Seductive Hotel

Dec 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

There is a sexy crowd of models, business moguls, and artsy types gathering at Hyde Beach, Miami’s place to see and be seen in the SLS Miami Beach. The centerpiece of this orgy of colors, patterns, and sculpture is a 12-foot silver duck, reminiscent of the yellow ones found in baths. Anywhere else in the world it would be completely out of place, but not here. This is the SLS South Beach and this scene was created by one of the most renowned designers Philippe Starck.

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Through the Rabbit Hole: Mondrian LA Unveils Whimsical $19M Redesign

Sep 24, 2019  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This July, the iconic Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles, California, unveiled its stunning $19 million renovation led by Dawson Design Associates. The full redesign included all 236 rooms, the lobby areas, fitness center, meeting spaces and its amenities.

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Habtoor Grand Resort is The Scene for Dubai's Gitterati

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Among Dubai's many glittering hotels, the five-star Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa stands out as one of its best. The property is located on the legendary Jumeirah Beach, an area known for its restaurants, boutique shops and mile-long beach boardwalk with even more shops and eateries. 

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W South Beach Is How A Miami Vacation Should Be Done

Jun 27, 2019  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret that Miami doesn’t do “low-key.” This vibrant city where neon is king and colorful Lamborghinis sit neatly parked next to glossy Rolls Royces on Collins Avenue is the kind of place that turns heads by its mere existence. You want understated luxury? Look elsewhere.

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The Scarlet: Singapore’s Naughty Boutique Hotel

Apr 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Singapore is a vibrant and exciting city that is both cosmopolitan and sophisticated as well as sexy and a little bit naughty. This dynamic personality can also be used to describe The Scarlet Singapore, an 80-room mischievous yet ultra-chic hotel in Lion City. Scarlet is the property’s fictional persona and muse—think maid in stilettos, fish nets and a garter belt. She is the concept which drives the hotel’s design, ethos and experience.

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A Taste of Adventure: How to Spend Two Days in Charlevoix, Québec

Mar 28, 2019  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When I first found out that my two-day trip to Charlevoix, Québec would include sledding at Le Massif de Charlevoix, fat biking on a frozen river, a distillery and brewery tour of Menaud, VIP dog sledding and a helicopter tour, I assumed something would definitely have to be cut from the itinerary.

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Sands Hotel & Spa: The Most Beautiful Desert Oasis You Will Ever See

Jan 25, 2019  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If Wes Anderson is on the hunt for a stylish boutique hotel perfect for one of his upcoming projects, we found it: the Sands Hotel & Spa.

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Balboa Bay Resort at Newport Beach Offers Up the Quintessential Southern California Lifestyle

Oct 30, 2017  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Think quintessential Southern California, and Newport Beach comes to mind. From sun, surf, sand and water to yachts, cottages and mega-mansions, this small strip of pricey coastal real estate has something for everyone.

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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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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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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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Celebrate Earth Day With These 5 Eco-Friendly Hotels

Apr 3, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This year marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a 24-hour period dedicated to spreading awareness of environmental concerns and how we can work to create more sustainable environments. 

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Iceland's Blue Lagoon Gets its First Luxury Hotel

Mar 27, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If you’ve been to Iceland, chances are you’ve visited the Blue Lagoon. One of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, the geothermal spa gets around 700,000 visitors a year. Even celebrities can’t resist it’s healing powers. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates have all made their way to the natural pool.

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