Prepare to Book Your Stay at the Newest Hotel Openings in LA

LA's Newest Hotel Openings

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Newest Hotel Openings in LA

Los Angeles is a city where new and exciting projects are always just around the corner. A boom of new hotels hitting the scene in recent years has created a number of destinations for visitors looking to have a luxury LA experience. The best is yet to come at the newest hotel openings in LA with even more elegant and trendy properties preparing to open their doors to the City of Angels.




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West Hollywood EDITION

One of the newest hotel openings in LA is the EDITION hotel, sitting on Sunset Boulevard where West Hollywood and Beverly Hills collide. The luxury rooms, signature restaurant, lounge, spa, nightclub and rooftop pool leave all of their guests’ needs covered for a stay that gives the full LA experience. The 190 guestrooms and 20 luxury residences will be filled with those ready to take on a vacation to remember.




Thompson Hollywood

With its first foray into California hospitality, the Thompson will plant its roots in Hollywood in 2020 with a luxury experience focused on design and amenities. The bustling location will create an energetic environment with a penthouse lounge, rooftop bar and pool deck that will attract LA’s finest to lounge and mingle. With 200 rooms, the property will redefine the boutique hotel experience including sophisticated restaurant and nightlife outlets to match the dazzling Hollywood locale.




Soho Warehouse Downtown

The London-based Soho House members club opened their third LA outpost in September 2019, joining the West Hollywood and Malibu locations. The luxury club and hotel took over a 100-year old building in the Downtown LA Arts District, revamping the space to include 48 rooms, three restaurants, six bars and a rooftop pool. Unlike its other Los Angeles properties, Soho Warehouse Downtown allows for booking from members and their guests to enjoy the exclusive, artistic space.

Fairmont Century Plaza

This new 2020 addition to Century City, taking over the former Century Plaza Hotel, aims to create a walkable destination where guests will have everything they need within reach. The 394 rooms and 63 condos in the restored main building, along with 290 luxury residences spread across two new towers, will provide luxury living for locals and travelers alike. With retail spaces, restaurants, art installations and a rooftop swimming pool and bar, the Fairmont Century Plaza has plans to bring forth a whole new habitat to the area as a “city within a city.”

Downtown LA Proper Hotel

A revitalization of a historical Downtown building constructed in 1924, the new Downtown LA Proper Hotel will boast 148 rooms in its prime location situated just a few blocks from the Staples Center. Two restaurants run by James Beard-award winning chefs and a rooftop pool with a view of the skyline will begin to draw in guests to the 13-story property in early 2020. The expansive meeting spaces, historic banquet room and screening room will satisfy guests as they get the true Downtown LA experience.

The Pendry West Hollywood

Centering itself in the heart of West Hollywood, the Pendry aims to provide luxury and innovation to its guests along with an attention to detail. The 149 guest rooms will be joined by 40 residences that will all receive top of the line care with access to the diversity of amenities. A bowling alley, spa and fitness center are just a few of the exciting outlets framing the new space as a go-to in the city.

Tommie Hotel Hollywood

This hotel will be the first in the world for the Thompson Hotels brand, bringing the Tommie to the heart of Hollywood. With 212 rooms and a customizable experience, the space plans to cater to LA’s artistic and entrepreneurial community. The rooftop terrace will be sure to draw in guests to catch a view of the city with nightlife outlets keeping up a fun, youthful vibe.

The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

Right off the iconic Sunset Strip, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood is expected to bring old Hollywood glitz and glamour with 220 stylishly-designed rooms throughout its seven stories. The rooftop will boast one of the largest swimming pools in the city along with four bars spread throughout the property, and a casual, steak-focused restaurant About Last Knife. Event spaces and a projection wall in the courtyard are just a few draws to attract contemporary professionals to the luxury, boutique hotel.

citizenM Los Angeles Downtown & Hollywood

The dutch hotel brand citizenM is projected to open two locations in 2020 bringing their style of approachable luxury to the West Coast. The 11-story Downtown Los Angeles location will have 315 rooms where guests will be within walking distance of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Right along the iconic Walk of Fame, the Hollywood property will be situated next to the Capitol Records building with 216 rooms throughout 14-stories.

The Hoxton Hotel

Downtown Los Angeles has a new, stylish hotel with the October 2019 opening of The Hoxton in a historic, 10-story Broadway building. The classic yet modern design of marble, copper and brass mixes with LA’s trendy culture. The building houses restaurants Sibling Rival and Pilot, along with a rooftop pool—the first for the London-based brand’s collection of properties.

1 Hotel West Hollywood

Sunset Strip gained an attractive destination after the opening of 1 Hotel West Hollywood in 2019, situated at the base of the famed Hollywood Hills. The brand has established nationwide influence in expanding to its first location on the West Coast, featuring eco-friendly and energy-efficient details in a contemporary building. The 285 thoughtfully-designed rooms along with trendy, rooftop lounge Harriets all draw in guests who appreciate a good time and a breathtaking, scenic view of Los Angeles.

Palihotel Culver City

Palisociety, the boutique hotel group with locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Westwood Village, added to their collection with the January 2019 opening of Palihotel Culver City. The restored, 1920s building now houses 49 rooms and suites with inviting, art deco furnishings to uniteParisian influences with a contemporary, LA style. Their French restaurant Simonette also acts as a draw with an indoor-outdoor space featuring a private courtyard.

Park Hyatt Los Angeles at Oceanwide Plaza

Coming to Downtown Los Angeles in 2021, the sophisticated design of this lavish hotel in Los Angeles will lure you in to experience an elegant stay near the STAPLES Center and LA Live. With 184 rooms and suites, guests will have plenty of activities to do situated next to the adjoining retail center to be named The Collection at Oceanwide Plaza. The experience-driven accommodations will offer a personalized stay for guests who will enjoy world-class amenities and luxury service under the Park Hyatt name.

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    Live the Party Lifestyle at Ibiza’s Hottest Destinations

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    Hottest Destinations in Ibiza

    There’s never a dull moment on the island of Ibiza, known all over the world for its unparalleled culture of celebration. The never-ending nightlife scene of Ibiza’s hottest destinations draws visitors all year long, ensuring quality hotel and dining experiences to match the festivities. Some of the hottest spots in Ibiza leave infinite opportunities for luxurious fun in the sun.




    Stay

    Many visitors of Ibiza set out to spend their leisure hours indulging in the extravagant party scene that upholds the island’s unshakable reputation. But what if the party began the second you checked into the hotel? At the Ushuaia Beach Hotel the celebration comes to you, with a brand that incorporates a trendy type of luxury that gives every guest a front row seat to the magic.

    The Tower at the Ushuaia Beach Hotel is an eight-story collection of lavish suites where guests can enjoy views overlooking the Mediterranean coastline. With plenty of amenities at their fingertips, a typical day might involve a relaxing massage, fine dining at the Oyster and Caviar Bar, and a night swim at The Tower Pool. Guests can choose when they’d like to join the party at the neighboring complex, The Club.

    Unlike many hotel-nightclub relationships, booking a stay at The Ushuaia Club is just as good as buying a ticket to the show. Over 230 rooms and suites are arranged surrounding the pool and stage area, allowing guests a comfortable and personal way to enjoy the nightlife celebration. Partying ‘til dawn becomes an all out lifestyle as the nightclub experience dives right into the room, allowing guests the freedom to dance on their terrace while absorbing the pulsating sounds of the world class DJ below.




    Dance

    Aside from stylish hotel suites and amenities, this locale also boasts a solid stream of the hottest performers from across the globe. The Ushuaia Club is the host to an event lineup under the name of Ushuaia Ibiza, featuring the likes of DJs such as David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and Avicii.

    This summer, Norwegian DJ Kygo has been headlining a three-day residency at the lively open-air venue. His dedicated international fanbase has contributed to his 300 million Soundcloud and Youtube views, ensuring a successful set of appearances at The Club. Show-goers will be able to finish off their summer with a bang at his final Ushuaia Ibiza performance on August 25th.




    Dine

    With a schedule of night-after-night partying, it’s always important to take a moment to recharge with a delicious meal. At the Sir Rocco Beach Club, guests can dine to a soundtrack of the ocean waves while enjoying homemade breads and pastas, fresh seafood, and natural juice cocktails. The Italian and Mediterranean cuisine is complemented by thoughtful, modern décor to create the perfect environment. A panoramic backdrop of the shore allows guests to relax and truly satisfy their cravings after a long night of entertainment.

    The island of Ibiza is home to some of the best celebrations in the world, and those visiting have the opportunity to plunge head first into the party lifestyle. Beach leisure and blowout festivities come together to make your next tropical vacation limitless at Ibiza’s trendiest destinations.

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      Hit the Winter Slopes with The Ski Week

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      Experience The Ski Week

      From the same people that brought you The Yacht Week, there’s a new adventure to experience with The Ski Week. Snow lovers will have a blast snowboarding and skiing the slopes alongside partying with their fellow travelers during the week-long excursion. Whether you’ve chosen Japan, Canada, Austria or Aspen, know what to expect on your trip with some helpful tips for your next trip.




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      Destinations

      Each of the four routes for The Ski Week is different, but they are all chosen for their picturesque mountainsides packed with fresh powder ready to be carved up by visitors. The Austrian route will take you to Obertauern, a city with breathtaking landscapes and a party-friendly atmosphere where your ski boots will double as dancing shoes. Sign on to explore Niskeo and experience some world-renowned, fresh powder at Japan’s number one skiing locale. The peaks of Colorado will be your home for the three-day Aspen route where you can experience one of the best winter destinations in the US. If you’re a fan of being on the move, get a tour of British Columbia on the Canadian route that travels by RV through some of the coolest resorts in the region.




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      Recommendations

      There are plenty of details to keep in mind when preparing for an exciting week. The friends you bring along on your adventure will be the key to having an exciting excursion on the slopes. They require an equal gender ratio for the week so check out their website to see how many guys and girls you’ll need in your group. You’ll have three options of booking your stay depending on which Ski Week you choose. Book a Room or Flat to mix and mingle with your own friends and other attendees, or pile your friends into a Ski Week RV for the rugged Canadian experience. If you’re in need of a few extra friends to fill your crew, the Crew Finder will do the trick in matching you up to fill your open spots.




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      Activities

      Each of the routes has a different set of events to look forward to that will make your trip worthwhile. In Japan you’ll be able to do things like ice fishing and a snowshoe hike through the Japanese magic forest. The Austrian route comes complete with a 270-person mountain banquet dinner and partying as the sun sets in a man-made Snow Fort bar. The slopeside pool party in Aspen will definitely be an Instagram-worthy occasion along with the torchlight ride where travelers descend down the mountain lighting the way with burning torches. The variety of Canadian activities are sure to keep you entertained from line dancing, ice hockey competitions and heli-skiing drop-ins from a helicopter above the clouds.

       

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        Things to Do During A Night Out in Hollywood

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        Experience the Magic of Tinseltown

        Hollywood is one of the world’s most recognizable neighborhoods with a history in entertainment reaching back more than 100 years. The iconic Hollywood sign creates an unforgettable view as travelers from around the globe visit to experience the enchanting city during their time in Los Angeles. From delicious fine dining dinners to trendy nightlife venues, spend an exciting, memorable night taking in the world-renowned magic of Tinseltown.




        Book Your Stay

        To get the full Hollywood experience, there are a number of luxury hotels in the neighborhood offering elevated service and pristine rooms along with amenities to make you feel right at home. Book a stay in the center of the action at The Dream Hotel. This domain will place you in the lap of luxury in the heart of Hollywood’s lively nightlife scene. You can also relish in a trendy atmosphere at The W Hollywood. With a prime location on Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll be able to experience the city’s excitement along with in-house amenities like a stylish rooftop pool and multiple restaurants. Plan your stay at The Kimpton Everly Hotel to experience a bright and airy setting with each room boasting a stunning view from the Hollywood Hills to the Downtown LA skyline. If you’re looking for a more private experience, consider a luxury villa rental that can offer a full, luxurious space to call your own while you explore Los Angeles.




        Wine & Dine

        After checking into your hotel and preparing for a night out, experience a delectable dinner at one of Hollywood’s many fine dining establishments. A local favorite, Katsuya is known for its fresh sushi and Japanese dishes served in a modern setting of eye-catching design. Beauty & Essex is also a lavish hotspot with a speakeasy-style entrance through a pawn shop and a menu of enticing, American cuisine. Nearby, you can also visit TAO, a monolithic, multi-story space known for its celebrity clientele and signature Asian decor. If modern Mediterranean dining sounds intriguing, look no further than Cleo–the Hollywood & Vine-located restaurant with contemporary small plates perfect for kicking your night off right. You can also head into the Hills to dine at Yamashiro, a restaurant known for its beautiful, Japanese garden landscape and scenic view.




        Plan Your Entertainment

        While walking down the Walk of Fame may be one of Hollywood’s most famous activities, there are a number of ways to enjoy a Hollywood evening with performances of all kinds happening each day. The Pantages Theater is known for hosting phenomenal Broadway plays in a historical setting on Hollywood Boulevard. Shows like Wicked, The Lion King, Hamilton and hundreds more have drawn in audiences for a night of entertainment. Nearby, the Hollywood Palladium is another of the city’s landmarks that brings live music acts to the stage all year round. Elevate your experience with premium seating to upgrade your night with a private table and bottle service along with a perfect view of the action. For a more intimate experience, book a reservation at Black Rabbit Rose–a lounge and theater with magic shows and live jazz in vintage-inspired surroundings.

        Grab a Cocktail

        After taking in a show, a night cap at one of the neighborhood’s coolest bars will help keep the energy alive during a bustling Hollywood night. Head to Hollywood Boulevard tiki bar Lono for a festive, tropical drink inside the expansive venue. Get into a musical mood at Sunset & Vinyl, a cozy speakeasy with a vintage feel located above Hollywood & Vine’s 800 Degrees Pizza restaurant. Rise to the rooftop of Mama Shelter to sip drinks in the vibrant space with a stunning view of Hollywood. You can also toast glasses at The Tropicana, located poolside in the illustrious Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. If a bar with a dancefloor is more your style, No Vacancy is the place to be with an unforgettable speakeasy entrance leading to a renovated, prohibition-era house that’s fit for a good time.

        Elevate Your Night

        It won’t be a trip to Hollywood without ending your night partying it up at the city’s most trendy and exclusive nightclubs. You’ll get an extravagant experience at Warwick, a hotspot with lavish decor and a guestlist of lively partygoers. Avenue LA also boasts an exciting crowd of stylish patrons, with a beautiful garden atrium and plush interior furnishings to set the mood. Across from Avenue you’ll find The Highlight Room at the top of the Dream Hotel. This mostly outdoor space has plenty of room for mixing and mingling with bottle service cabanas giving you a dedicated place to party with your group. You can also take in the Hollywood ambiance at Derriere, a buzzed about spot for live DJ and artist performances among a sleek, classic design.

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          The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles

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          Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles

          Los Angeles is known worldwide as a glamorous creative hub filled with unlimited ways to eat, drink and be merry. From Santa Monica to Downtown LA, you’ll find a city full of people indulging in the good life underneath the Southern California sun. Celebrity chefs, top performing artists and unparalleled nightlife locales are all a part of the city’s one-of-a-kind landscape.  If you’re looking to experience the best destinations to see and be seen, embrace LA’s trendy culture with these selections for the ultimate guide to Los Angeles.




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          Business Hotels

          You’ll find plenty of hotels in the ultimate guide to Los Angeles that will provide everything you need for a relaxing stay. If the focus of your trip is strictly business, places like the modern, elegant Kimpton La Peer Hotel will meet your needs with its ideal West Hollywood location bordering Beverly Hills. The 1 Hotel West Hollywood sits in a prime location on Sunset Strip, offering a scenic domain to retreat to after a day of meetings. In Downtown LA, consider the Italy-inspired Nomad Hotel, boasting sleek furnishings and sits just minutes from the popular LA Live entertainment complex.




          Lifestyle Hotels

          For the pleasure-seekers of the world traveling to Los Angeles to soak up the city’s lively atmosphere, consider choosing a hotel like The Mondrian that places you right in the center of the action. Relish in the unparalleled views from their Skybar pool deck, or head to one of the many nightlife venues in the area nearby. You’ll also be walking distance to the action when you stay at the chic Dream Hotel, positioned right next door to some of the hottest nightlife spots in Hollywood. The artsy Freehand Hotel in Downtown LA is also in a great area for a night on the town, with their rooftop bar Broken Shaker being the perfect place to start your evening.




          Restaurants for Meetings

          Food lovers are sure to enjoy their time in Los Angeles with the spectrum of restaurants available for you to taste your way through the city. Those in town for business may be in need of a dining location that can also act as a professional setting. You can’t go wrong with Nobu Los Angeles or Malibu for Japanese cuisine in a trendy setting. Craig’s in West Hollywood is known for its celebrity sightings, but also acts as a refined place for conversation with colleagues. Gracias Madre’s light and airy environment also makes for a great place to meet as you enjoy their delicious menu of plant-based, Mexican fare.

          Restaurants for Fun

          Los Angeles may not be the city that never sleeps, but it sure knows how to party even when it comes to dining. If you’re preparing to head out for a night of fun, you may want to make a reservation for Hollywood’s Beauty & Essex—a stylish fine dining locale with an upscale pawn shop speakeasy entrance. You also can’t go wrong starting your night with bites at Harriet’s Rooftop in West Hollywood, located at the top of 1 Hotel. The view of LA’s skyline acts as the perfect backdrop for toasting glasses to a night on the town. Toca Madera is also a go-to hot spot with Mexican eats and an upbeat lounge vibe that will have you kicking your evening off right.

          Restaurants for Brunch

          Locals consider brunch a necessity in Los Angeles, with restaurants just as busy during daylight hours as they are for the dinner rush. Take advantage of the beautiful weather with brunch at EP & LP, a West Hollywood restaurant offering up bottomless mimosas along with a rooftop bar where you can continue your Sunday fun-day with a perfect view of the Hollywood Hills. For a sophisticated hot spot, Republique in Mid City serves up French-inspired dishes to start your day with a bevy of delicious flavors.  Santa Monica’s Elephante is also a quality selection for a weekend brunch, with a simplistic, beachy atmosphere overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Locals are also a fan of brunch at Sqirl in East Hollywood, a daytime-only destination with a variety of appetizing dishes in a cozy atmosphere.

          Best Dining Experiences

          Sometimes the best part of your dining experience is the experience itself, with ambiance and style adding elements of creativity to your meal. The Los Angeles outpost of Tao will have you in awe from the grand, layered seating style and larger-than-life Asian-inspired artwork. You’re sure to also have a magical experience at The Bazaar, a West Hollywood classic created by Nobel Prize nominee Chef Jose Andres, where innovative dishes and whimsical cocktails continue to bring guests back for more. See the city from great heights when you book a reservation at 71Above, the Downtown LA restaurant that offers up an unparalleled dinner view from the 71st floor.

          Best Cocktail Bars

          With Los Angeles being the entertainment capital of the world, the city’s bars take hints from the entertainment industry with impressive venues that ushering you into a new world of wines and spirits. If you’re looking for the best cocktails in the city, look no further than Melrose Umbrella Company—a neighborhood drinkery known for its warm hospitality and palate-pleasing mixtures. You’ll also get the best of the best at Everson Royce Bar, a cool venue with an inviting outdoor patio along with a “Big Book of Spirits” filled with an endless selection of booze. You can also head to Koreatown to duck into The Walker Inn, an award-winning hidden bar within The Normandie Club that serves handcrafted cocktails to sip and savor.

          Best Date Night Bars

          If you’re visiting the city hand-in-hand with a loved one, certain bars will be better than others in making the most of your intimate night on the town. Start your night at Bibo Ergo Sum in Beverly Hills to clink glasses in the stylish, art deco space. You’ll be able to cozy up for drinks at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood with vintage décor and dim lighting to set the mood. Employees Only is another great option for having a great conversation while enjoying a laid back crowd and late night DJ.

          Hottest Bars

          You may be coming to Los Angeles searching for the hottest bars to mix and mingle with beautiful crowds. If meeting new people and dancing the night away is your goal, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s is a go-to for locals in looking for a lively night. The 1970s-themed bar is a known favorite with an old school playlist and living room feel complete with a backyard-style patio. You can also head to the Eastside for dancing at Tenants of the Trees, a Silver Lake destination with an indoor-outdoor setting and multiple DJs playing something for everyone. One of Hollywood’s most theatrical bars, No Vacancy, will also entertain you from start to finish with its speakeasy entrance and burlesque performances throughout the night.

          Best Bar Experience

          Aside from dancing and great drinks, sometimes the atmosphere of the bar itself is enough to keep patrons coming back for more. The Bungalow in Santa Monica has proved itself to be a staple in the city with an indoor-outdoor location allowing you to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Hollywood’s rooftop bar Mama Shelter is also a great sunset destination, with vibrant furnishings complementing the Southern California sunshine. You’ll also have a one-of-a-kind experience at East Hollywood’s La Descarga, a Havana-themed lounge filled with salsa dancing, live music and a smokey cigar room out back.

           

          Nightlife Experiences

          LA is known for its exclusive nightlife venues that draw in some of the world’s biggest performing artists to take the stage in energetic, glamorous settings. If you’re looking for a club with a great dance floor, head to West Hollywood to visit Nightingale, a venue filled with neon lights and modern décor. The nearby Doheny Room is also a prime location for dancing as their upstairs lounge fills with partygoers and a live DJ in the old-Hollywood inspired hotspot. 1OAK is also an exclusive spot for revelry with space to dance along with impressive performances from hip hop’s finest.

          Best For Bottle Service

          If you’d rather go out with a group for bottle service, head to Warwick in Hollywood, known for its rotating theme of extravagant furnishings and also its celebrity clientele. Bootsy Bellows also has a reputation for a star-studded guest list with live performances in a chic, Palm Springs-inspired setting. Another worthy venue for bottle service is Poppy, the whimsical garden space with a built in lounge to give you the best of both worlds. Avenue’s Los Angeles outpost mixes a garden lounge with a spacious interior fit for partying in the heart Hollywood.

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            Experience Luxury Travel Destinations in India

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            Luxury in India

            If you plan to travel to India you’ll be visiting of the most beautiful and highly populated countries in the world. With luxurious, historical buildings throughout the region and arts and entertainment being an important element of the culture, there are plenty of ways to experience India to make your trip worthwhile. Enlighten your senses when you experience with the many luxury travel destinations in India to make your getaway a trip to remember.




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            Agra

            Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal, Agra is known for its architectural landmarks that will leave you in awe. If you stay at the beautiful Oberoi Amarvilas hotel, you’ll have a view of the Taj Mahal right from your room. Stop by Maikhana for a bite in the glamorous lounge setting to see and be seen. End your night in the Tajganj neighborhood at Club Rush for dancing and mingling with the energetic crowd.




            Mumbai

            Head to the cosmopolitan hub of Mumbai to experience the largest city in India. The old-world style of the extravagant Taj Mahal Palace hotel will take your stay to the next level with marble, gold and crystal decorating the grand property. You can also indulge in relaxation by taking a workshop at The Yoga Institute to connect with your inner self. With a menu influenced by India’s Northwest frontier, Khyber will deliver a delicious culinary experience in an intimate atmosphere. For a night out on the town, you’ll want to head to Tryst nightclub to see eye-catching light shows or the chic hot spot Trilogy for a trendy crowd and sultry décor.




            Delhi

            Visit the capital to get exposed to the arts and culture of India in the country’s bustling metropolis. Stay in the modern Lodhi Hotel known for its culinary tastes and contemporary style, or try the lavish Leela Palace that lets you dive into New Delhi’s only rooftop infinity pool. Book a reservation at the award-winning Indian Accent restaurant for flavorful and inventive dishes. Wrap up your night at the chic and impressive club Lithiyum, or Kitty Su to party on a spacious dancefloor.

            Jaipur

            This historical “Pink City” is home to a number of temples and shopping bazaars that will fully immerse you into the local culture. You’ll be staying at one of the most stylish hotels in India if you book your stay at the regal SUJAN Rajmahal Palace, known for its contemporary design and celebrity clientele. Travel back in time when you dine at 1135 AD, an opulent restaurant within Amber Fort that will let you taste some of the region’s oldest flavors. Spend the rest of your night exploring Jaipur’s burgeoning nightlife scene by visiting lounges like the opulent Bar Palladio or the lavish Aza. For a lively nightclub feel, head to Blackout for dancing and mingling on the rooftop beneath the stars.

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              The Best Cocktail Bars in San Diego

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              Cocktail Bars in San Diego

              While San Diego is most known in the bar world for its brewery and craft beer scene, nightlife aficionados know that there’s also a draw for delicious cocktails at the city’s best bars and lounges. The ocean breeze adds to the atmosphere at bars with rooftop views, while hideaway hot spots make for the perfect intimate evening. These best cocktail bars in San Diego, each with their own delicious drinks, will have you buzzed and satisfied in any of San Diego’s many neighborhoods.




              Madison

              For an upscale escape into a cozy modern space, Madison is the perfect date night. Their menu uses quality ingredients and spirits to complement the sleek, wooden design.




              Sycamore Den

              The ‘70s feeling is strong at this Normal Heights bar. The youthful clientele appreciate the throwback stone and panels that line the walls as they sip the selection of craft cocktails.




              Polite Provisions

              This James Beard-nominated bar has a staff that acts more like medicine men than bartenders. Their drug store-inspired drinks will heal all your ailments with a touch of style.

              Kettner Exchange

              This impressive space, inspired by San Diego’s founding father William Kettner, provides the perfect place for libations no matter your mood. Take a seat indoors or mingle at the outdoor patio bar for an energetic escape.

              Seven Grand

              Just like its Los Angeles and Austin counterparts, Seven Grand offers up an extensive whiskey collection. Test out the variety of unique flavors in the classic, dimly lit hideaway.

              False Idol

              Tucked inside the beloved Craft & Commerce bar is a festive tiki escape. Tropical rum drinks will have you feeling a buzz amongst their island-inspired décor.

              Kindred

              This eclectic destination mixes edgy gothic elements with a vegan food menu to create a quirky getaway. Their creative cocktails will be the cherry on top when you take in this one-of-a-kind hot spot.

              Herb & Wood

              The ever-thriving Little Italy neighborhood gets help from the chic style of Herb & Wood. Their herb-induced cocktails make for a refreshing touch as you lounge amidst the trendy crowd.

              You & Yours Distilling Co.

              Breweries are a popular hangout, but You & Yours makes distilleries worth visiting with a world-class cocktail program. The female-run company uses their flagship vodka and gin to mix up a memorable experience.

              Noble Experiment

              This speakeasy destination in the Gaslamp District keeps things hushed, hidden in the back of Neighborhood restaurant. The detail-oriented drinks are sure to impress as talented bartenders show off their skills of the trade.

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                High Tech Hotels Taking Over the Market

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                High-Tech Hotels

                Integrating technology into businesses has become a prime focus for many industries and is being especially embraced by the hospitality market. Hotels are getting creative in finding out new ways to give their guests the ultimate experience through integrating tech aspects into their stay. From smartphone check-ins to robot butlers, these high tech hotels around the world are breaking the norm of what a 21st Century hotel experience should be.




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                The W Singapore – Sentosa, Singapore

                Dive into the pool at The W in Singapore and it’ll be music to your ears as their underwater speakers make sure you never miss a beat. LED lighting throughout the property ushers in a party-friendly atmosphere, and if you spring for their signature Extreme WOW Suite, you’ll get a private DJ booth right in your room.




                Blow Up Hall 5050 – Poznan, Poland

                No need to check into the front desk here—unlock the door to your room with a digital key sent via smartphone. Numerous digital, interactive art installations throughout the property make you feel like you’re a part of the artwork, including their “Blow Up” piece in the lobby that enlarges guests photos on a wall.




                NH Hotel – Berlin, Germany

                Holographic tech is the way to go at NH Hotel where a business meeting can be enhanced by projecting a person’s 3D image or work presentation in the conference space. If you’re feeling musical, you can also request a keyboard or guitar to be delivered to your room upon request.

                Aloft Cupertino – Cupertino, California

                You’ll get a one-of-a-kind experience at the Aloft Cupertino pool, where a robotic butler called Botlr will hand deliver your towel. The friendly device also has the ability to take elevator rides and will be your own personal room service making deliveries right to your room.

                Loews Hotel 1000 – Seattle, Washington

                Taking “smart” to the next level, Loews Hotel 1000’s rooms come with sensors to detect body heat, ensuring that you’re never interrupted by housekeeping. The smart mini bar alerts the front desk when it needs a re-stock, and two virtual reality golf courses in the hotel will give you the illusion that you’re right on the green.

                hub by Premier Inn – London, England

                The hub’s smartphone app will be the answer to your prayers when you stay at this London destination. You can adjust the room’s lighting, TV, air conditioning, and turn on the door’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. A virtual reality element will even let you use your phone’s camera to show information about nearby restaurants and bars.

                The Yotel – NYC, New York

                This Manhattan property has its own stationed robotic arm, the Yobot, that stores luggage for guests in a wall of 150 lockers. To retrieve belongings, just type in a personal pin and see the Yobot work its magic knowing exactly where it’s stored. Their digital kiosk streamlines the check-in process and retractable motorized beds also easily help free up space in rooms.

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                  The Perks of Event Management Services

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                  Event Management Services

                  Organizing an event for groups small and large can often be a tedious undertaking when details begin to add up as the date approaches. Memorable experiences often require a range of skills to be employed in the organization process, leaving event planning to be a strenuous task for those with a work and home schedule already set. Event management services alleviate that weight, allowing a stress-free celebration with a background of industry professionals to handle the ins and outs.




                  Network

                  The preparation involved in planning a successful event can amount to hours of time added to your day-to-day tasks. While modern technology has made it seem easy, the extensive work required to track down viable services, products, and staff is much more involved than a simple Google search. Rather than making these decisions on your own, event management companies employ experts with a network of go-to connections whom they can rely on to provide only the best for their clients. Instead of testing out resources you have had no firsthand experience with, event managers have developed trustworthy relationships that allow you to remain at ease during the decision-making process.




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                  Experience

                  Whether your gathering is for personal or business purposes, it is likely that your experience in event planning is limited in comparison to those who pursue the industry professionally. The learning-curve for the planning process isn’t the same for everyone, but with an event management company, you won’t even have to worry about becoming an overnight expert. With years of experience in the industry, these companies have seen it all and know how to handle the operational procedures from beginning to end. They supply an invaluable amount of knowledge in the field, and can offer the best recommendations for you to have a memorable celebration.




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                  Cost Efficiency

                  With organization being their priority, event management companies are always aware of where money is being spent and for what purpose. When a strict budget is in place, event managers aim to ensure their clients are only buying what is necessary and not making any mistakes with their checkbook. They often receive competitive rates for various products or services due to their industry connections. These types of perks aren’t available when planning an event on your own, and can help make your event take less of a hit to you or your company’s bank account.

                   

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                  Execution

                  Outside of the detailed planning process for social gatherings, managing the production on the day of the event is best left to a third party. As a host, you’ll want to focus on making sure your guests are enjoying the festivities. Things like event staff, décor, dining structure, and entertainment scheduling are all elements that event managers are experts at handling. Their presence will help to alleviate the stress or nerves that can accompany an important gathering, and instead you can enjoy the celebration right alongside your guests.

                  The numerous moving parts required in putting on a successful event can be difficult to maintain when factoring in a busy work schedule and home life. Considering a management company to organize your next event can lift a weight from your shoulders and allow you to create an impressive and unforgettable experience.

                   

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