The Suite Life: The Best of Luxury Hotel Living

When booking a hotel for business or pleasure, comfort becomes a top priority in order to get the most out of your home away from home. Hotels in major cities across the country offer unparalleled luxury suites that allow guests to live like royalty. With spacious rooms, extravagant décor, and breathtaking views, these luxury hotel suites create the perfect escape into a world of lavish relaxation.

Photo: Presidential Bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel

 

Los Angeles

One of Los Angeles’ newest luxury hotels, the Waldorf Astoria sits in the heart of Beverly Hills with easy access to shopping, theaters, and fine dining. Their impressive design and impeccable service draws in guests from all over the world to live the lifestyle of the highly acclaimed brand. Their Presidential Penthouse Suite offers some of the best views of the city, with floor-to-ceiling windows to let in the signature California sunshine. With a mini-gym, home theater, private terrace, and fully-stocked kitchen, everything you need will be right at your fingertips as you live amongst the clouds.

 

Photo: Waldorf Astoria Presidential Penthouse Suite

Photo: Waldorf Astoria Presidential Penthouse Suite

San Francisco

For a stay in the Bay, the Fairmont Hotel is world-renowned for exuding luxury. Its centrally located neighborhood makes getting around the city a breeze, as it’s the only place in San Francisco where each of the cable car lines meet. The historical three-bedroom Presidential Suite was designed in the 1920s and has been restored to an opulent, 6,000 square foot living space. A billiard room, dining room that seats 60 guests, and a library with a secret passageway are just some of the many perks to booking a stay in this glamourous suite.

 

Photo: Fairmont San Francisco Presidential Suite

Photo: Fairmont San Francisco Presidential Suite

Chicago

The Windy City will never feel the same after staying in the Ritz-Carlton’s Presidential Suite in Downtown Chicago. The two-story space features a spiral staircase, media room, and a baby grand piano for their more musical guests to enjoy. Wake up to a view of Navy Pier and get ready for your day in one of the suite’s three marble bathrooms. Lounge on the modern, luxurious decor as you watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.

 

Photo: Ritz Carlton Chicago Penthouse

Photo: Ritz Carlton Chicago Penthouse

New York City

In a city with a sky-high cost of living, hotel suites are especially extravagant for those wishing to live in luxury. The Mark Hotel boasts one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world with its two-story, 12,000 square foot Penthouse Suite. Cozy up by one of the four fireplaces and enjoy the decor designed by master architect Jacques Grange. With five bedrooms and a breathtaking view of Central Park, this opulent space is fit to make any guest swoon.

 

Photo: Mark Hotel Penthouse Suite

Photo: Mark Hotel Penthouse Suite

Miami

Take a trip to the perfect city for a beachside escape and fall in love with The Faena Hotel in Miami Beach. There’s nothing but glamour in the Penthouse Suite, which overlooks the sparkling, Atlantic shoreline. The art-deco style, designed by filmmaker Baz Luhrmann and his wife, embraces animal prints, velvet, and gold details to bring an eccentric feel to the extravagant space. With four bedrooms, a chef’s kitchen, media room and an elevator, guests can explore the grand layout with an oceanfront view.

 

Photo: Faena Hotel Penthouse Suite

Photo: Faena Hotel Penthouse Suite

Vegas

With a reputation for lavish nightlife and hotels, Las Vegas is the place to go for a luxurious getaway. Booking a stay at the Nobu Villa will have you living large. The three-bedroom, rooftop suite has a serene, Japanese design perfect for rest and relaxation. Outdoor entertainment will be a breeze with the sky deck offering a full bar, barbecue pit, and Zen Garden. Your private view of the strip will be one-of-a-kind as you enjoy a lavish stay on the 83rd floor.

 

Photo: Nobu Villa Las Vegas

Photo: Nobu Villa Las Vegas

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The Best Parties of Coachella 2018

For Southern California locals, Coachella is a go-to event for those who love music, dancing, and taking in the warm, Coachella Valley weather. While the festival itself is an amazing experience for attendees, the accompanying parties that happen alongside it have created their own draw through the years. Each year there are new events to choose from with cool locations, trendy guest lists, complimentary swag and plenty more to look forward to. If you’re lucky enough to get on the guest list, attending some of the best parties of the season will make for a one-of-a-kind Coachella experience.

Photo: Coachella Music Festival

 

Neon Carnival Presented by Levis and Don Julio

This exclusive, annual event, held this year on April 14th, has secured its spot as the best Coachella party of the year. With an invite list filled with musicians, actors, singers, and industry players, snagging the highly-coveted wristband means rubbing elbows with some of the hottest VIPs in the business. The Bolthouse Productions event brings in a ferris wheel, carnival rides, and plenty of complimentary drinks and swag, with guests partying through the night as world-class DJs take the stage. The new location and increased invite list for this year is sure to make the Neon Carnival better than ever.

 

Photo: Neon Carnival – Donovan Justin Gonzalez – Coachella

McDonalds Annual Bootsy Bellows Pool Party

One of the most exclusive parties of the weekend will be the annual Bootsy Bellows pool party, sponsored by McDonald’s. This desert oasis will bring food and fun to guests as they cool off at a private estate in Rancho Mirage.  With multiple DJ sets and a special performance by Rae Sremmurd, the day party will be one to remember for the celeb-studded crowd.

 

Photo: Bootsy Bellows Coachella Estate

Vestal Village

Trek to an undisclosed desert location for this day party held at camp grounds near Coachella Valley. Makeup, hair, beer, and food brands sponsor the event to make your experience worthwhile. Get a makeover under the sun or sip a brew in the pool as DJs and live bands keep the party vibe flowing. Past performances include Ariel Pink, Crystal Castles, and Shiny Toy Guns—you never know who may show up to put on an intimate show in the desert.

 

Photo: Vestal Village – Coachella

Paradise in the Desert

Saturday isn’t the only day to party as Friday night will be when Poppy and Kylie Cosmetics team up for their Paradise in the Desert after party. With sponsors like BMW and Absolut Elyx, guests will be treated to live performances by Jack Cactus and Sheck Wes, alongside live DJ sets by Diplo and plenty more. This invite-only event will go into the early morning and guests are sure to have a night to remember.

 

Photo: Kylie Jenner – Coachella

BMW i Recharge Oasis

Poppy will also be hosting a day party on Sunday the 15th for partygoers looking to finish out their weekend with a bang. The Los Angeles nightclub is known for being exclusive  and this desert version with an invite-only guest list is sure to be a hot spot. Live DJ sets from Chantel Jeffries, EC Twins, Cutsnake and more will be on deck ready to keep up the Sunday afternoon energy.

 

Photo: DJ Chantel Jeffries – Coachella

Foray Oasis

Guests of this event, put on by Hyde Sunset, will have two days to party at a private Rancho Mirage estate. Get ready before the festival with glam by TresEmme and Charlotte Tilbury as DJs Sam Feldt and Brody Jenner take the stage to keep the energy alive. A relaxation spa and gifting suite are just a few of the perks to snagging an invite alongside an endless stream of Maestro Dobel tequila to sip under the sun.

 

Photo: Foray Desert Oasis – Coachella

Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The 10th anniversary of this go-to Palm Springs party is sure to draw in attendees ready for fun in the sun. Lounge by the pool all weekend April 12th-15th at The Ace Hotel while featured DJs play laid back songs perfect for relaxing. While you’re there, you can also check out the Adidas Do-Over bash or the Adult Swim sponsored party, both being held at the hotel.

 

Photo: Desert Gold at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club – Coachella

Revolve Festival

Revolve is back this year with a series of events that will keep the party going all weekend long. Their annual Revolve Festival on April 14th and 15th is an essential for partygoers with its open bar sponsored by Ciroc and Moet & Chandon. Coachella attendees won’t need to worry about getting a ride, as free Lyft shuttles will take guests to and from the party. Some of the hottest artists in hip hop will also take the stage hosted by the Las Vegas Palms Casino. Their Desert Nights after party will be a hot destination for those looking for a place to party once the festival ends. Invited guests will have the time of their life at both parties as the Revolve brand continues to be a go-to host during the weekend.

 

Photo: Revolve Festival with Madison Beer – Coachella

T-Mobile Indio Invasion

This day party at a private estate returns with Dillon Francis taking the stage for a DJ set. Guests will be pool party ready and get plenty of swag from the T-Mobile and Pandora sponsors. Now in its fourth year, guests can expect a good time with complimentary drinks and snacks to keep the party going. Stop by the Cathedral City estate on April 14th for some fun in the sun before heading out to the festival.

 

Photo: Pandora Indio Invasion – Getty Images – Coachella

Dusk Till Dawn

Style Artist Lounge is creating an oasis getaway April 13th-15th with their ongoing daytime and late night party Dusk Till Dawn. The event includes a day party to tap into your spiritual side through Tantris Yoga, meditation sessions from Ganja Goddess Getaways and astrologers and mediums that will guide your way. Eat clean with vegan and vegetarian cuisine, as well as cannabis vendors like Kush Kakery to keep the vibe flowing. After dark, dance your heart out with live music from acts including Paris Hilton, Chanel West Coast, and EC Twins along with indulging in CBD Oil and THC infused desserts.

 

Photo: Dusk Till Dawn by Style Artist Lounge – Coachella

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Photo: Victoria Secret Angels at Splash Oasis

Photo: Neon Carnival – Donovan Justin Gonzalez

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Photo: Coachella Music Festival – Jeremy Jensen

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Photo: Bootsy Bellows Coachella Party

 

Your Guide to the Perfect Yacht Week

Adventure is just around the corner for those planning to take an excursion through the seas with The Yacht Week. Whether you’re booked for Italy, Montenegro, Greece, or any of their other enticing route options, there’s plenty to prepare for as you embark on the week-long yacht party. Know what to expect with some helpful tips for making your Yacht Week adventure the experience of a lifetime.

 

The Yacht Week – Fabian Webster

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As you plan your journey, there’s a lot to keep in mind in preparation for a week of excitement. Gather a crew of friends who are fun, responsible, and ready to live like a family for a week in close quarters on your boat. Don’t forget to also book a skipper so that you’ll have an expert navigator for those long days of boozy fun. Keep the trip silly by bringing costumes, floaties, face paint, and plenty of props to make your photo stream memorable. Pack only necessary items to save space on your yacht—a waterproof phone case, non-slip shoes, and an AUX cord are just a few essentials to make your excursion perfect. Each of The Yacht Week’s routes have their own unique experience to offer, with a few standing out as favorites among attendees.

 

Photo: The Yacht Week

Croatia

For those with an affinity for a wild party, Croatia may be the destination for you. One of the most popular of all the routes, the Croatia experience will have you partying at beautiful Fort George or dancing it out to EDM mixes at Club Vanilla. The Croatian coast is one-of-a-kind and you’ll get to join as many as 50 other boats of travelers ready to thrill seek alongside you. Put some money aside for port fees and bottle service to ensure you’re all set for expenses throughout the week. Shorter sailing days on this route leave plenty of time to focus on letting loose as you make lifelong friends on the Croatian waters.

 

Photo: The Yacht Week Croatia – Adam Bertalan

Greece

There’s something for everyone when you take in a week of Greek culture during this stunning route. Treat yourself to bottle service at one of their many nightlife and day party events throughout the week—Ermioni Island’s White Party is a classic that will have you decked out in your brightest whites to sip drinks on the ocean. With plenty of activities to do on land, explore each island and experience both tourist and local culture for an added bonus to your sea excursion. Port fees are a breeze on the Greek route, so use the extra cash for fuel during the long sailing days.

 

Photo: The Yacht Week Greece

British Virgin Islands

Sail through the tropics during the Caribbean BVI route, fit for a relaxing escape into the sparkling blue waters. Become one with the ocean by snorkeling, exploring the natural baths or getting lost in the numerous underwater caves. Locals will have you loving life with their deliciously made rum drinks and fresh seafood right at your fingertips. With more availability for a catamaran on this route, splurge on the upgrade to take advantage of the extra space and make the most of your trip. You’ll also want to set aside a hefty shopping fund for this destination, but beautiful ocean views will make up for the island prices. Day parties will be the peak of your journey as you dance in the sand under the clear, blue Caribbean sky.

 

Photo: Jost Van Dyke, BVI – Soggy Dollar Bar

 

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Photo: The Yacht Week – Fabian Webster

Photo: The Yacht Week

Photo: The Yacht Week

Photo: The Yacht Week

 

The 8 Best Destinations for Your Spring Vacation

As the weather starts to get warmer at some of the most fun travel destinations in the world, spring is the best time to start taking advantage of the atmosphere with a leisurely vacation. From Mexico to the Bahamas, you can find the perfect vacation spot that will have you relaxing in the sun by day and partying along the beach all night long.

Photo: Zocha Group

 

Cabo San Lucas

You can’t go wrong by heading down to Cabo for an adventure in this tropical, Mexican paradise. With a reputation for being one of the best party cities in North America, nightlife lovers will have no problem living it up at their many resorts and lively nightclubs. Grab margaritas and fresh seafood at one of the many beachfront bars, or head to a club to party it up with the bustling crowds of visitors and locals.

 

Photo: Me Cabo – Ben Brodsky

Key West

Travelers visiting Florida will find plenty to do at this classic Spring Break destination. With activities like snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, and plenty more at your fingertips, there won’t be a dull moment as you enjoy the clear blue oceans of this tropical getaway.

 

Photo: Key West – Visit US

Bahamas

From private island parties in Nassau, to coral reefs in Freeport, to exploring caves in Eleuthera, the Bahamas are a great place to have a tropical excursion to remember.  Comfortable, drier weather in the spring ensures your vacation to be hurricane-free, with plenty of five-star resorts helping to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation.

 

Photos: Staniel Cay Bahamas

Miami

Those looking for a good time in Miami are bound to get their fill by visiting during the spring months. Miami Music Week is a popular attraction for visitors ready to enjoy some of their favorite artists who come to town to perform during the two-week March event. Special club night performances also draw in a nightlife crowd ready to dance the night away.

 

Photo: 1Hotel South Beach – Miami

Tulum

This trendy, Mexican destination will have you tapping into your cultural side in a city full of historical, ancient ruins. Places likes the Chichen Itza and Tulum ruins of the Mayan civilization will open your eyes to Mexican history. After the sun goes down, you can bar hop at the town centre or head to Papaya Playa Beach Club to party along the shore.

 

Photo: Azulik Eco Resort – Tulum

Palm Springs

For a laid back place to relax amongst the palm trees and sunshine, Palm Springs might just be the perfect escape. This desert oasis becomes the perfect place to party under the sun alongside the influx of visitors in town during Coachella. Temperatures won’t reach their summer peaks, so catching up on a tan by the pool at the Ace or Saguaro Hotel are popular ways to relax and enjoy the comfortable heat.

 

Photo: Reinassance Insian Wells

Honolulu

Visit Hawaii’s capital to have a taste of their one-of-a-kind dining and cocktail scene. The city boasts world class resorts and perfect weather to compliment the delicious, local cuisine. Enjoy the sparkling ocean with a Mai Tai in hand at this perfect spring destination.

 

Photo: Honolulu

Las Vegas

Vegas is known for its triple digit temperatures that heat up resorts and pools during the summer. But in the springtime, the weather is perfect for enjoying the sunshine without having to suffer record-breaking heat. Hotel destinations with poolside dayclubs like Encore, Wet Republic, and Marquee are a main attraction with the convenience of getting to party right in your own backyard.

 

Photo: Las Vegas strip

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Feel the Energy During Music Festival Season

As the weather rises for the start of spring, music lovers across the nation begin making plans to attend the best events of the year. Music festival season draws in thousands of concertgoers looking to see all their favorite artists take the stage for unforgettable performances. With sunshine and talented artists fueling the crowd’s energy, each festival has its own style with something unique to offer its patrons.

Photo: Zocha Group

 

SXSW: March 9th-March 18th

This Austin event doesn’t limit itself to just music—it includes a mix of performances, film screenings, panels, and new media exhibitions that attract thousands of attendees each year. The conference showcases professionals in a variety of industries that come to share their expertise in their field, while the individual festivals feature talented artists in numerous of genres. From comedy to gaming, SXSW has got it all covered and makes for an entertaining kick off to spring.

 

Photo: SXSW Festival

Ultra: March 23rd-25th

Opening its doors right in the middle of Miami Music Week, Ultra Music Festival showcases some of the hottest acts in the electronic music scene. DJs from all over the world turn Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park into one big dance party with lively shows under the sun. This year’s 20th anniversary event will include exclusive performances to make any EDM lover want to join in on the excitement. With thousands already in town for the events of the week, Ultra draws in audiences ready to live it up by taking in the sights and sounds of their favorite dance music performers.

 

Photo: Ultra Miami Festival by EDM Kevin

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival: April 13th-April 22nd

One of the most popular events in California, Coachella has cemented itself as a staple in the music festival scene as attendees are drawn to the desert each year for music, art, food, and the experience of a lifetime. From independent up-and-comers to established Grammy winners, the quality lineup of artists makes tickets sell out almost a year in advance. Along with the festival, the events and parties surrounding Coachella help create an enjoyable escape into all that’s hot in the music world.

 

Photo: Bassnectar at Coachella Music Festival

EDC Las Vegas: May 18th-20th

Electronic music fans migrate to Vegas each year to experience one of the most established dance music raves in the country. EDM acts take the stage alongside impressive light shows and art installations, all in appreciation for the genre. Coupled with the timing of Memorial Day Weekend, this festival draws in plenty of attendees ready to enjoy Vegas by taking in the sights and sounds of some of the hottest DJs in the world.

 

Photo: EDC Las Vegas Festival by Insomniac

Lollapalooza: August 2nd-5th

With almost 200 bands taking the stage each year, Lollapalooza brings the music industry’s finest to Chicago for an experience to remember. Well-known headliners and buzzed about newcomers perform for thousands with food and drinks from Chicago’s best restaurants keeping concertgoers energized. The Grant Park location also features pop-up bars, photo booths, a roller skating tent and art installations for attendees to indulge in creativity, along with family-friendly DIY activities for younger patrons. With a turnout of over 400,000 each year, Lollapalooza is a force to be reckoned with in the festival circuit.

 

Photo: Lollapalooza Chicago Festival by Redbull

Outside Lands: August 10th-12th

Golden Gate Park is transformed into a weekend-long party as San Francisco music lovers enjoy the end of their summer by seeing their favorite acts live. From DJs to rock bands to rappers, you can catch a performance from some of the world’s best musicians in all types of genres. Attendees also get to experience a dose of SF’s creativity with their Cocktail Magic, Gastromagic, stand up comedy shows, live painting and delicious food truck fare to keep the fun flowing.

 

Photo: Outside Lands Festival

Life is Beautiful: September 21st -23rd

This festival focused on feel-good vibes takes over Downtown Las Vegas every year with live music, art exhibitions, panels, and delicious dining. Thousands of music lovers flock to the event for an impressive lineup of musicians, but also get to take in murals by skilled street artists, presentations from world-renowned speakers, and top of the line cuisine. A trip to Life is Beautiful can be the perfect way to close out festival season with a bang.

 

Photo: Life is Beautiful Festival

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