1 Hotels: Where Hospitality Meets Sustainability

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The 1 Hotel Experience

As the hospitality industry moves further into the 21st Century, bringing unique and forward-thinking elements to your brand means staying ahead of the game. At 1 Hotels, their message relies on transforming the industry into one that connects people through thoughtful design and sustainability. From New York City to Miami, and soon to include Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas and more, the success of the brand stems from guests’ modern priorities of creativity and mindfulness.




Rooms

Each of the 1 Hotels properties provides an attractive location with rooms that embrace both comfort and style. Nature is brought into the space through the use of reclaimed wood accents, in-room greenery, and organic cotton sheets and mattresses. Each of the rooms have walk-in showers complete with a 5-minute sand timer to help you minimize your water consumption. The Brooklyn Bridge location features unobstructed views of the Manhattan Skyline while the Central Park location allots you an unmatched view of the iconic park. The South Beach property sits along the Atlantic Ocean and affords a breathtaking view of the waves.




Sustainability

The brand takes a strong in-house stance on going green across the board. They pride themselves on utilizing energy saving initiatives, recycling and waste reduction, and low water usage. They also have dozens of partnerships with eco-friendly companies to fulfill the needs of the guest. The paper-free Pressreader technology is available for guests to digitally keep up with their favorite publications. The Tesla Model S acts as the complimentary house car for guests to use when they’re on the go. Even the smallest details are accounted for, like partnering with Ditto Hangers—a company that provides clothing hangers made of 100% recycled materials. They also make use of wooden room keys to reduce plastic consumption and make for a signature brand accent.




Dining

The mission of sustainability also extends into the kitchen with dining options in each hotel to satisfy guests’ craving for healthy and well-made meals. The Central Park Location boasts the food stylings of James Beard Award-winning Chef Jonathan Waxman with a menu of California-inspired cuisine at Jams. Their Lobby Farmstand also provides seasonal fruits, nuts and granola for guests to snack on something fresh. The upcoming West Hollywood location is expected to have two venues run by hospitality mavens h. Wood Group. The first Chinese 1 Hotels property in Haitang Bay will include an onsite farm for organic ingredients to be used in the property’s various hospitality venues.

Amenities

The unique selection of 1 Hotels’ amenities reflects the needs of an urban and contemporary traveler. They embrace all members of the family with pet-friendly accommodations at the NYC properties, including a dog-friendly Concierge team to provide recommendations for your pup. If you’ll be travelling on two wheels in the city, you’ll have no problem finding a place to lock up with a bicycle valet to house your ride. From guided sunrise workouts on the roof of the Brooklyn Bridge property, to a Beach Social Club with premium benefits at the South Beach property, there are perks at each location to fulfill your every need.

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    The 20 Best Event Venues in Los Angeles for Your Next Celebration

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    Celebrate at the Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

    Celebration is in the air as the holiday season unites colleagues, friends and family alike to enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer. With a diversity of neighborhoods and atmospheres to experience, choosing the right space to hold your next event can be an overwhelming task. These are the best event venues in Los Angeles that will make your social gathering a hit no matter the occasion.




    Catch

    Following in the footsteps of its New York predecessor, Catch LA is fit to be the hottest rooftop in West Hollywood. Unparalleled views of the city will give your guests a feast for the eyes as they take in the rustic charm of this new dining destination.




    Malibu Rocky Oaks

    Surround yourself with scenic views of California greenery at this lush vineyard in Malibu. The stone-built estate sits atop volcanic soil, creating a one-of-a-kind environment for flavorful wines. With an atmosphere fit for royalty, your guests won’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the 37-acres of beautiful landscapes.

    Madame Siam

    One of the newest to join the Houston Hospitality family, Madame Siam in Hollywood has plenty of space for dancing, drinking and enjoying the whimsical circus-themed décor. Carnival games and a house psychic are just a few of the draws for people to come see the sideshow.

    DAMA

    The Latin-inspired cuisine mixed with the kitschy tropical interior makes Dama a great place for an energetic celebration. The sophisticated setting with indoor and outdoor space will give you plenty of options to make your event worthwhile.

    Doheny Room

    This stylish, hot spot features a two-level bar and lounge perfect for holding receptions of any kind. With two full-service bars and a DJ booth ready for action, the party will last all night in this elegant, West Hollywood space.

    E.P. & L.P.

    The Hollywood Hills will be the backdrop to your party if you treat your guests to a celebration at this rooftop space. The EP dining level and LP terrace, complete with a private nook for smaller events, feature an Asian fusion menu with modern décor to match their creative cocktails.

    The Mondrian Hotel

    This classic Sunset Boulevard hotel has a multitude of spaces to host a lively gathering. Skybar features one of the most breathtaking pool views in Los Angeles, while Ivory on Sunset will bring mid-century sophistication to any affair.

    The Nice Guy

    Known for its exclusivity and photo-free atmosphere, this upscale lounge is the perfect place for a cozy West Hollywood get-together. Clink glasses with an intimate group and spend the night taking in the stylish dining and 60s-inspired design.

    Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

    A charming eatery by day and elegant party destination by night, Hyde Sunset caters to your event needs with a spacious, open-air design surrounded by the bustle of Hollywood. With the ability to accommodate close to 400 guests, the California cuisine and fresh, craft cocktails are perfect for day or nighttime revelry.

    Republique

    Any occasion will be memorable at this modern French dining location, complete with a wine room and bakery. With a variety of rooms and seating styles, you’re guaranteed a unique experience whether it’s for a small, private dinner or a vivacious reception.

    Toca Madera

    This trendy, West Hollywood restaurant features creative Mexican dishes that accompany a lively, club-like ambiance. In their front room, the marble bar and matching DJ booth keep the party going all night, while a skylight brings in a natural element to dining in their garden room.

    Mama Shelter

    Bring your most playful guests to Mama Shelter, as their stylish pool tables and tabletop chess add to the artsy, vintage feel of the restaurant. If you prefer your event with a breeze, the Rooftop will have your guests enjoying LA’s signature sunshine amidst the vibrant daybeds and décor.

    Warwick

    If your group is ready for a night out on the town, Warwick will undoubtedly impress with their rotating theme of seductive furnishings. Be prepared to dance the night away with an energetic crowd and DJ, or sip drinks from above at the cozy second-level lounge.

    The London West Hollywood

    Your next poolside event will make a lasting impression at The London’s relaxing rooftop pool. Airy cabanas overlooking the sparkling water will give your event a touch of serenity. The London’s new rooftop dining option, Boxwood, is also memorable with its enclosed glass patio and fire pits.

    Eveleigh

    Just around the corner from Sunset Plaza, Eveleigh stands out with its rustic decor and garden-like seating environment. The open-air style of the restaurant’s design brings in a bit of nature, creating an atmosphere where your guests can enjoy a breezy LA gathering.

    71Above

    New to the restaurant scene, 71Above is located on the top floor of Downtown’s OUE Skyspace LA building. With an unforgettable 360-degree panoramic view of the skyline, guests can enjoy a private dining experience in the tallest building on the West Coast. The artistic, contemporary furnishings create the perfect ambiance to drink and dine among the clouds.

    Nobu Malibu

    With a reputation for their decadent dining and shoreline views, Nobu Malibu can act as the stunning backdrop to your social gathering. The private dining rooms give your group an intimate place to enjoy yourselves with Malibu’s breezes accompanying the space.

    The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel

    Rise to the 18th floor of The Huntley Hotel to enjoy contemporary design and a view of Santa Monica’s ocean landscape at The Penthouse. Any reception will feel elegant with white curtains flowing throughout the restaurant, complementing the enticing California cuisine.

    Perch

    This French, rooftop bistro provides the perfect place for your guests to absorb the heart of Downtown LA with their intimate indoor and outdoor seating. The antique furnishings and décor bring an element of classic sophistication great for both formal and informal celebrations.

    Ysabel

    Indulge in festivities at this mid-century modern restaurant located in the heart of West Hollywood. With a contemporary American menu, paired with mixology-inspired craft cocktails, you can choose from one of their many patios to toast with friends and family surrounded by trees decorated in twinkling lights.

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      Experience the Outback at a Luxury Australian Resort

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      Experience Australia

      If you’re in the mood for a luxury vacation, head down under to visit a luxury Australian resort. With plenty of coastline to take advantage of, there are destinations all across the continent that provide beachside stays in tropical environments. With stunning views from every angle, book an Australian getaway for beautiful weather and natural landscapes that will make for the trip of a lifetime.




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      Southern Ocean Lodge – Southern Australia

      Overlooking a panoramic ocean view at the top of a secluded cliff, Southern Ocean Lodge mixes the shoreline with the wilderness in a clean, modern design. Each of the 21 suites offers views of Kangaroo Island’s beauty along with lavish furnishings that are built for rest and relaxation. The eco-friendly design with artwork from local artisans integrates the landscape of the destination with all the comforts of a luxury stay. The abundance of wildlife is sure to entertain while the rich soil of Southern Australia lends to fresh, organic ingredients incorporated into the resort’s dining menus.




      Longitude 131 – Northern Territory

      Enjoy a tranquil escape when you visit this resort in the beautiful Uluru-Kata Tjuta. You’ll get to enjoy breathtaking views of the sacred Uluru mountain alongside the World Heritage-listed national park. Learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous Anangu Australians while exploring the terrain to get in touch with the natural environment. Guests can take in the elements by lounging on the balcony deck in each of the resort’s luxury suites to get the full experience of the outback.




      Saffire Freycinet – Tasmania

      The luxury suites and private pavilions at this resort will help you relax through taking in the views of Tasmania’s East Coast. The stunning landscape of greenery and rolling hills will transport you to another place and time with modern architecture placing you in the middle of a contemporary escape. The resort also offers one-of-a-kind experiences including cooking demonstrations, private guided hikes, or activities like kayaking and beach biking to keep your island adventure exciting.




      Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa – New South Wales

      This retreat in the Greater Blue Mountains is home to over 40 luxury villas that promise privacy and seclusion while you get in touch with the natural surroundings. Watch the sunrise on the veranda or take a dip in the pool with the backdrop of a the scenic valley. Situated in between two national parks, the resort only accounts for 1% of the expansive site boasting a 7,000-acre wildlife reserve. Enjoy elegant Australian cuisine at either of the onsite restaurants, and toast glasses at the intimate bar featuring a walk-in wine cellar.

      Qualia Resort – Queensland

      With an unparalleled view of the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia gives the ultimate luxury experience with a private location on Hamilton Island. Each of the resort’s 60 pavilions provides an escape into an elegant getaway with amenities like private plunge pools and outdoor showers. The Hamilton Island Golf Club, the only island championship golf course in the country, keeps guests entertained with dazzling views of the ocean as the backdrop to each round.

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        Experience a Luxury Safari Lodge in South Africa

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        Experience a Luxury Safari Lodge

        When planning a vacation to South Africa, your first instinct may be to choose from their wide selection of hotels throughout the country. But what better way to take advantage of such a unique region than to instead book your stay at a luxury safari lodge in South Africa. Get the best of both worlds as you experience the native wildlife by day and retreat to a lavish resort by night.




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        Sabi Sabi

        Located in the Sabi Sand game reserve, this diverse area is home to the Big Five game animals along with almost 350 species of birds. The lodges on the property range from cozy and romantic to contemporary and family-friendly, with four types to choose from depending on the nature of your stay. A private terrace comes standard with each suite for you to view the area’s breathtaking prairie landscapes. Animals on the reserve are comfortable with visitors as your daytime or nighttime safari will give you an up close view of their day to day activities.




        Ulusaba

        This private game reserve owned by Virgin’s Richard Branson is the location of a Rock Lodge and Safari Lodge in Sabi Sand. You’ll see plenty of game including the Big Five along with wild dogs, cheetahs and a menagerie of unique wildlife. The Rock Lodge is positioned on a summit with panoramic views that overlook the wild landscape beneath, while the Safari Lodge sits hidden in greenery by the dry Mabrak riverbank where animals often walk by on their way to drink at a nearby watering hole.




        Ivory Lodge Lion Sands

        The contemporary design of this Lion Sands lodge in the Sabi Sands game reserve creates a sophisticated atmosphere that mixes natural textures, modern décor and tribal accents. The eight exclusive villas are some of the Lion Sands’ favorites as each comes with a private pool and breathtaking view of the Sabie River. The game-rich area makes for an exciting safari as Lion Sands is home to one of just four master trackers in the world that are specially trained to help guests spot their favorite animals. Aside from the Ivory Lodge’s impressive ambiance, guests have the option to take their stay to the next level with a night under the stars in a luxury treehouse.

        Royal Malewane

        Arguably South Africa’s best safari lodge, Royal Malewane in the Thornybush Game Reserve may also be one of the best hotels in the world. You’ll have an unforgettable experience as wildlife roam throughout the reserve with lions being especially in abundance. With just seven villas, the exclusive lodge is a favorite of celebrities and world leaders who come to experience the nostalgic, old-world ambiance of an African adventure. The Big Five game viewing is overseen by an expert team while guests can return to the camp for a spa treatment and dinner beneath the night sky.

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          Guide to the Best Hotels & Restaurants in Tulum

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          Tulum Hotel & Restaurant Guide

          Tourism to Tulum has boomed over the past decade due to its peaceful, bohemian atmosphere that stands out in contrast to Mexico’s party towns of Cabo and Cancun. Tulum travelers experience laid back city and beach living through enjoying fresh seafood restaurants, rustic luxury hotels and a bevy of activities fit for rest and relaxation. Book your flight for a rich, cultural trip and experience some of the best hotels and restaurants in Tulum.




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          Casa Malca

          Take in views of the white, sandy beach at this luxury hotel made to focus on design and contemporary art. Mixed materials like velvet and concrete depart from typical Tulum styling with three onsite restaurants and a bar featuring walls covered in a Keith Haring print. Art pieces from owner Lio Malca’s private collection adorn the walls throughout the property offering an eye-catching backdrop to your stay.




          Azulik Tulum

          Get in touch with nature at Azulik Tulum, a luxury eco-resort for those willing to experience a distraction-free vacation. The experimental property places sustainability as its top priority, skipping the inclusion of air conditioning, lights and showers to opt for candle lit rooms, bathtubs and the ocean breeze. Each villa comes with a private jacuzzi or pool to relax with a view of the cozy beach in the distance.




          Ahau Tulum

          One of the best hotels in Tulum, Ahau offers a luxury experience along with the classic bohemian ambiance of the town. Palapas with high ceilings surround guests in a relaxing sanctuary with easy access to delicious restaurants nearby. Take a yoga class or go scuba diving before retreating to their serene beach cabanas.

          Mi Amor

          This romantic destination offers tropical sophistication fit for a sumptuous getaway. Mi Amor is just a short walk to dazzling restaurants, soft, sandy beaches or to Tulum’s historic ruins. Embrace a lavish stay with a private terrace in each suite of this trendy, boutique hotel, offering a breathtaking landscape no matter your view.

          Nest Tulum

          One of the best hotels in Tulum, the exclusive property of twelve rooms has a beautifully-designed interior surrounding guests in a cozy space. Breakfast is all-inclusive and impeccable service elevates your experience as you enjoy the stunning beach by day and pamper yourself with an evening of fine dining at their onsite restaurant.

          Gitano

          Dinner and drinks at Gitano are a must as this highly-rated destination creates an ambiance you’ll never forget. Contemporary plates are served beneath lush greenery and sparkling lights while a DJ plays music to set the mood. The mezcal bar serves up inventive, fruity drinks while guests dance the night away on the dance floor.

          Posada Margherita

          Head to Posada Marhgherita to experience the best Italian restaurant in Tulum. The rustic, al fresco dining overlooks a breathtaking ocean view made perfect by a dreamy sunset. The mostly-Italian staff create an authentic setting where fresh, housemade pasta pleases your palate at this essential beachfront venue.

          Arca

          Enjoy a wood-fired dining experience at Arca, an intimate destination surrounded by greenery. The farm-to-table menu means you’ll experience a delicious meal made from locally-sourced ingredients. Innovative cocktails will add a buzz to your evening at one of the best restaurants in Tulum.

          Hartwood

          Possibly Tulum’s most well-known eatery, Hartwood mixes the best of American and Mexican with fresh-caught seafood dishes, drawing in long lines of guests each night. Secure your reservation a month in advance to ensure you get a seat at this open-air restaurant with a daily rotating menu.

          Casa Jaguar

          Whether you’re stopping by for drinks before dinner, after dinner, or for a full dining experience, Casa Jaguar is sure to impress in their jungle-inspired atmosphere of rustic charm. Their menu of fresh seafood and flavorful, wood-fired plates makes for an unforgettable experience, or choose your own drink ingredients to have the bartender concoct a refreshing, custom cocktail.

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            Most Extravagant Luxury Suites in Las Vegas

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            Our Favorite Luxury Suites in Las Vegas

            Las Vegas is a world-renowned travel destination known for its incredible array of nightlife and attractions. You will never run out of things to do when visiting Sin City. Vegas oozes a lavish lifestyle starting with the multitude of luxury hotel suites and private villas available. Some of the world’s most extravagant rooms can be found in Las Vegas, giving visitors a wide-ranging choice of where they would like to stay. Whether you’re searching for a penthouse overlooking the Strip, or a quiet and tucked-away villa, Las Vegas has the most luxury suites just for you.




            The Mansion at the MGM Grand

            Larger than most, the Mansion at the MGM Grand consists of 29 villas and a climate controlled atrium and garden pool, all adding up to a whopping 290,000 square feet. The Mansion features a hidden driveway up to the collection of private villas, and each villa comes equipped with a unique collection of art, antiquities, and other luxurious decors. If you’re searching for a place to host your next Las Vegas weekend, the Mansion is an impressive destination.




            Sky Villa at The Palms

            The previously named “Hefner Suite” at the Palms features two floors and 9,000 total square feet of prime Las Vegas reality. Amenities include a full workout center, a massage parlor, and a 24-hour butler service, among many others. Also included in the room is a full glass elevator and an infinity pool overlooking the Strip.




            Palazzo Suites at Rio Las Vegas

            Tucked on the backend of The Rio’s campus, the Palazzo Suites are one of Vegas’ best kept secrets, as in the suites are mostly on a need-to-know basis to maintain their enchanting qualities. When staying at the Palazzo Suites, you can choose from a number of rooms that include anywhere from one to six bedrooms and range from 3,900 to 13,950 square feet. Along with Bulgari bath products and 24-hour butler service, guests can also expect a complimentary limousine airport shuttle service and a whirlpool tub on each balcony that overlooks the Strip.

            Marcus Aurelius Villa at Caesars Palace

            This 9,500 square foot masterpiece may have been built for the likes of Caesar himself. A private elevator brings you to a Roman design-inspired mega-suite that features an aquarium filled with exotic fish, a double-sided fireplace, and even a grand piano. After a day walking around the Strip, kick back in the Villa’s personal movie theater or take a dip in the jacuzzi on the private balcony.

            Presidential Suite at the Bellagio

            If ultimate relaxation is what you’re searching for, then the Presidential Suite at the Bellagio is exactly what you need. The headlining features of the suite are the in-room solarium, private garden and custom fountain which keeps to the style of the famous Bellagio fountain. Among the other 4,000 some square-feet, you can find a large fireplace, a six-seat bar, and a whirlpool tub that overlooks the whole of Las Vegas.

            Chairman Suite at The Venetian

            The Chairman Suite at the Venetian takes heavy design influence from Asian cultures, featuring a collection of art by Asian creators and multiple fountains to bring the zen of the suite together. Along with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the suite includes a private massage parlor, sauna, salon, and a private workout center.

            Encore Three Bedroom Duplex

            While staying at the 5,829 square feet of the Three Bedroom Duplex at the Wynn Las Vegas, guests can expect a full wet bar and buffet, 24-hour room service, expedited entry into multiple nightclubs, a dedicated billiards room, and a wall of two-story windows to give visitors a dazzling view of the city. The modern contemporary room includes a small collection of art from around the world, gilded moldings and railings, and marble countertops and sinks. The only true way to describe the Encore Three Bedroom Duplex is luxurious.

            Three Bedroom Villa at The Mirage

            Proceeding past the gated driveway, guests staying at the Three Bedroom Villa at the Mirage are treated to a wide array of amenities including a 24-hour on-call staff of maids and butlers, a fully stocked wet bar, and a private backyard with a pool and lounging section. You will experience a level of tailor-made luxury and comfort that cannot be found anywhere else in the city.

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              California Hotels by the Beach Perfect for a Surfing Vacation

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              California Beachside Hotels

              Beautiful beaches are one of California’s biggest attractions, and with those come great opportunities to catch some waves. Surfing has been a popular activity for Californians since the early sixties, and for good reason. If you’re interested in catching some of these world-famous waves, take a look at these California hotels by the beach to stay in while you search for your next monster wave on some of the most picturesque private beaches in the world.




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              Post Ranch Inn

              Even though Big Sur’s biggest attraction is the beautiful nature, you don’t need to rough it camping to enjoy the inviting landscape. Post Ranch Inn offers guests ultra-luxurious rooms and private houses carved into the cliffs, a top tier spa, and world-class dining within walking distance. After a full day of ripping waves, you’ll feel perfectly relaxed and at home in the Post Ranch Inn.




              Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

              If you drive an hour south of San Francisco, you’ll be met with immense luxury and privacy in the form of the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Private, gated beaches and constant waves create the perfect spot to bring the board out and experience the ocean in a unique way. When you’re finished on the water, swim inland to try out one of the hotel restaurant’s many same-day catch dishes like roasted local black cod.




              The Lodge at Pebble Beach

              Stately and elegant, The Lodge at Pebble Beach greets guests with views overlooking some of California’s most pristine private beaches. It also has a view of and one of golf’s most famous landmarks, the oceanfront 18th green on the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Head inside and get ready to be truly pampered. Fireplaces in every room along with huge picture windows overlooking the ocean, a private spa, and restaurants serving up the day’s catch are just a few perks guests can take advantage of.

              Malibu Beach Inn

              Located on a stretch of oceanfront property known as “Billionaire’s Beach,” the Malibu Beach Inn is situated alongside a bevy of high rent real estate. Take a quick walk to Carbon Beach or Surfrider Beach to catch some unforgettable waves. Malibu and Santa Monica sit just 20 minutes away if you feel like hanging up your wetsuit and experiencing some of California’s coolest beachside cities.

              Hotel Del Coronado

              If you’re looking to get away for an oceanside escape, check out the small island paradise known as Coronado, that’s just a stone’s throw off the coast of San Diego. Sitting atop it all is the island’s crown jewel, the Hotel Del Coronado. You might think you’ve walked into an old war fort, but you’ll soon find yourself being treated in one of the most luxurious hotels in California. Check out the beaches that surround the whole landmass, or rent a bike and explore the charming community.

              Elk Cove Inn & Spa

              Drive a bit north of San Francisco and you’ll stumble upon a tucked away bed-and-breakfast in the small community of Elk. Known for its privacy and luxury, Elk Cove Inn & Spa sits just above some beautiful stretches of beaches that give surfers great opportunities to catch the perfect wave. If you look carefully enough, you might even catch a group of migrating whales or sunbathing sea otters.

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                Experience a Proper Getaway at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel

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                A Proper Experience

                Anyone in need of a stylish, beachside stay will thrive at Santa Monica’s Proper Hotel. This luxury destination on Wilshire Boulevard mixes organic textures and a thoughtful design to create a modern, coastal escape. Restaurants run by award-winning chefs and the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside means you’ll have a unique stay filled with exclusive experiences. A standout from their properties in San Francisco, Downtown LA and Austin, you can take in the ocean breeze right from your private balcony when you book a stay at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel.




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                Rooms & Suites

                Enter a world of California cool in one of the Santa Monica Proper Hotel’s 271 stylishly-designed rooms and suites. A view of the ocean will create an atmosphere of serenity with textured linens, marble surfaces and patterned walls crafted by award-winning designer Kelly Wearstler. Choose between two room styles–some with more modern accents and midcentury furnishings, and another type of space with a nostalgic, Spanish flair. Luxury amenities like walk-in showers and sumptuous bath products create a dreamlike setting you’ll enjoy throughout your stay.




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                Dining & Cocktails

                Situated within walking distance of the beach, the coastal inspiration for the Santa Monica Proper’s three dining outlets complement the breezy, ocean nearby. The onsite restaurant Onda, run in part by James Beard-award winning chef Jessica Koslow of Silver Lake’s Sqirl, delivers fresh seafood plates made up of locally-sourced ingredients. The lobby lounge Palma finds ingredients right in their backyard from the nearby Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. You can also visit the rooftop restaurant Calabra for a mix of California and Mediterranean fare.




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                Amenities & Experiences

                You’ll never run out of things to do during your stay, with the Santa Monica Proper offering countless forms of entertainment. Focus on wellness by visiting the fitness center and Surya Spa, which offers treatments like therapeutic massage, meditation sessions and even wellness-focused cooking classes. Guests can also get to know Santa Monica through the Proper’s curated guided experiences. Surf lessons, a beach bike tour, and even a local market shopping trip with Calabra’s Executive Chef will get you up close and personal with Santa Monica living. Monthly events also provide plenty to look forward to with things like sound bath sessions and live DJ performances adding a touch of excitement to your stay.

                 

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                Location

                While the Santa Monica Proper has plenty to offer on its own, you can also explore the city to truly experience a California, beachside getaway. Dine at Katsuya Brentwood for delectable Japanese cuisine and a connected, sultry lounge S Bar. Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to experience the world-renowned Nobu Malibu, and enjoy coastal fare right on the ocean. Mix and mingle while you watch the sunset at famed bar The Bungalow, and end your night at trendy hot spot Shorebar to dance the night away.

                 

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                  Best Luxury Resorts in Los Cabos

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                  Best Luxury Resorts in Los Cabos

                  No matter where you’re coming from, a destination with a sparkling blue ocean, tropical scenery and luxury accommodations sounds like a dream vacation. That dream becomes a reality when you visit the lush paradise of Los Cabos, Mexico. Their lavish hotels are the epitome of relaxation with the nearby ocean waves letting you drift off into the serene landscape. The best luxury resorts in Los Cabos will have you feeling right at home as you settle into your Mexico getaway.




                  Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

                  Escape into a world of extravagance at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, a property situated overlooking the water with a backdrop of a majestic mountainside. Take a dip in your own private plunge pool in each guest room, or head to the five-star spa for a calming indulgence. Four swimming pools on the property make for a variety of scenes for you to take in, each with a pristine view of the ocean. Butler service and private transportation during your stay will elevate your getaway to the next level, ensuring your Los Cabos luxury resort holiday is flawless and unforgettable.




                  One&Only Palmilla

                  No other resort in Los Cabos measures up to One&Only Palmilla, located in San Jose del Cabo. Every aspect of the hotel has been given the utmost attention to place you right in the lap of luxury. Each of the four restaurants offers an elegant dining experience with award-winning chefs to create flavorful dishes. The two refreshing swimming pools and stone-carved spa create a dreamlike escape into the picturesque surroundings. The luxurious rooms are decorated with a mix of modern and traditional Mexican details paired with unique accommodations such as aromatherapy, fresh fruit delivery, and luggage unpacking services.




                  Thompson Cape

                  This contemporary, upscale destination provides a scenic experience with a view of the point break and rooms to overlook the El Arco and Bahia Cabo San Lucas horizon. A surfer’s paradise, the secluded hotel sits right on the beach but also has two pools for guests to take a dip. The renowned Los Cabos hotel has over 160 rooms along with multiple restaurants and bars that each present a different view of the luxurious property. Inside the rooms, guests are treated to a private cocktail bar, hot tub and balcony for their own unique vantage point of the shores below.

                  Marquis Los Cabos

                  This all-inclusive resort at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula brings forth beautiful desert and ocean landscapes that come together to create an atmosphere of serenity. Suites at the Marquis come complete with balcony views of Mar de Cortes that you can view from your private plunge pool. You’ll have no problem filling your days as the three swimming pools, full-service spa and activities like archery and live entertainment will round out your vacation. The five restaurants and hotel bar act as the ultimate treat where you can indulge in quality Los Cabos cuisine with a spectacular view of the sparkling ocean.

                  Esperanza

                  The welcoming atmosphere of Esperanza can’t be beat as the mix of intimate and modern makes for a romantic getaway. The scenic location will have you mesmerized as the soft ocean waves are picture-perfect from the open view in your living space. The thoughtful décor and rustic accents create an ambiance of serenity throughout the property. A spacious infinity pool is the star of the resort as it seems to disappear into the ocean in the distance. The hotel restaurant La Palapa is well-known for its fresh ingredients and authentic taste of Mexican cuisine. With activities such as tequila tasting, yoga classes and a weekly fiesta on the patio, you’re sure to enjoy the diversity of elegant amenities Esperanza has to offer.

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                  Chileno Bay Resort

                  Positioned on a protected cove, Los Cabos’ Chileno Bay stands as a lavish and modern hotel experience for you to embrace relaxation. The natural surroundings inspire the décor with a seaside touch to the property’s aesthetic. Rooms come complete with floor-to-ceiling windows to relish in the breathtaking views of the ocean, along with a deep soaking tub for ultimate relaxation. Their dining venues include a restaurant, bar and café that each take care of your every need with menus of impeccable dishes made with local ingredients. You can also take a break from life’s stresses with a visit the spa to unwind and rejuvenate in the salt room, reflexology pool or ice fountain.

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                  Montage Los Cabos

                  Explore the peaceful atmosphere of this Mexican sanctuary situated right along the beach of Santa Maria Bay. The 39-acre property is made up of over 100 rooms and 52 private residences offering a home-away-from-home experience. Wake up in a private suite with stunning views of the water and spend your day snorkeling, golfing, enjoying the spa or taking in the dozens of available onsite experiences. Your trip will be a memorable getaway with the Montage’s luxury amenities and dining destinations like signature restaurant Mezcal, that provides a pristine view with dinner.

                  Four Seasons Los Cabos

                  Enjoy this beachfront property located on the Baja California Peninsula, situated right along the sparkling blue Sea of Cortez. You’ll have plenty of options for adventure with snorkeling, golf and even guided excursions to introduce you to Mexico’s natural terrain. Choose between spacious rooms as well as luxury home residences to elevate your vacation to a lavish retreat of tranquility. Sleep well with the ocean breeze and crashing waves creating a peaceful escape in this pristine stretch of Los Cabos.

                  Viceroy Los Cabos

                  This awe-inspiring destination will whisk you away to paradise, offering a Los Cabos luxury resort experience. The Viceroy is surrounded by views of the water giving guests a serene experience from bright and airy rooms fitted with minimalist, luxury furnishings. Enjoy the hotel’s outdoor restaurants and bars uniquely designed as works of art that sit within the water, surrounding you in an oasis of decadence. Sip cocktails and watch the sunset over the Pacific at the Viceroy for an unmatched Los Cabos luxury resort vacation.

                  Nobu Los Cabos

                  Inspired by the world-renowned restaurant, Nobu Los Cabos is the first of the hotel brand in Mexico, offering 200 beautifully-designed rooms at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. The property’s amenities will make you never want to leave, with days spent lounging in a private cabana and evenings spent dining al fresco from Nobu’s world-famous cuisine. Fresh, farm-to-table ingredients will be the trend throughout your stay as you enjoy bites and cocktails at any of the property’s exquisite dining destinations.

                  Solaz Los Cabos

                  You’ll have a home away from home in Mexico when you visit Solaz Los Cabos, a resort oasis on the water with a modern feel. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor space in lavish rooms featuring marble accents, locally-sourced wood and fashionable furnishings. The enchanting view of the sparkling, blue water will be your daily backdrop as you take in the property’s lavish amenities. A spa and fitness center, multiple dining outposts and butler service will each make your Los Cabos resort escape an enhanced experience.

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                    Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in the World

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                    Most Romantic Hotels in the World

                    Whether it’s for a honeymoon, anniversary or a spontaneous retreat, there are romantic destinations around the world to visit for an intimate stay with your loved one. Parisian views of the Eiffel Tower and tropical Balinese resorts whisk couples away to a getaway filled with beauty. Explore some of the most romantic hotels in the world to cozy up with a partner at these extravagant escapes.




                    Hotel Wailea – Hawaii, US

                    Escape from the everyday at Hawaii’s only adults-only resort, with 15 acres of space and a stunning view of the neighboring islands. Spend your days getting cozy in a poolside cabana or enjoy a massage treatment by the impeccable staff. Take an onsite shuttle to the beach to enjoy an unforgettable evening picnic with a view of the sunset.




                    Hotel Esencia – Riviera Maya, Mexico

                    Located an hour south of Cancun and in close proximity to nearby Tulum, Hotel Esencia paints the picture of a romantic getaway thanks to its natural landscape of palm trees and a secluded beach. An onsite restaurant, bar and spa, along with pristine white rooms dotted with color will create a well-rounded stay at one of the most romantic hotels in the world.




                    Lanis Suites Deluxe – Puerto del Carmen, Mexico

                    Book one of the 25 suites at Lani’s to share a beautiful experience with your loved one. Enjoy dazzling views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean from your room perched above a private beach. Have a picnic on the beach, swim in the heated pool or book a couples massage to take in the serenity of Puerto del Carmen at this adults-only destination.

                    The Lowell – New York City, US

                    You’ll be transported to 1920s New York City at The Lowell, one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Take in views of the skyline from your pristine room filled with art deco furnishings and cozy up to the elegant, wood-burning fireplace.

                    Nayara Springs – La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

                    Experience the ultimate seclusion at Nayara Springs, located in Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park. Adventurous couples will enjoy watersports, yoga classes and horseback riding before retreating to their villa to soak in the private plunge pool. A host dedicated to your stay will also fulfill your every need during your romantic getaway.

                    Villa Cora – Florence, Italy

                    Book your stay in this historic, 19th Century building to be surrounded by a garden escape. The opulent design with antique furnishings and silk accents will whisk you away into Italian elegance, while a beautiful pool creates a serene retreat in spring and summer months.

                    Amandari Bali – Bali, Indonesia

                    Surround yourself in the luxury of Bali at Amandari, one of the most romantic hotels in the world. The unparalleled landscape of lush greenery creates an air of seclusion with views of the stunning, natural valley below. Villas are made with a traditional Balinese design and come with a private infinity pool for a peaceful stay. 

                    The Shangri-La Hotel – Paris, France

                    With a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower, there’s no more romantic destination than Paris’ Shangri-La Hotel. This exclusive hotel is decorated with grand, ornate accents and is home to 81 rooms filled with luxury. Wake up to an al fresco breakfast on your private balcony to experience unparalleled romance.

                    The Royal Mansour – Marrakech, Morocco

                    Get lost in the beauty of Marrakech at The Royal Mansour, a palatial Moroccan hotel with 53 riads that dazzle guests with romance and extravagance. Everything you can dream of is right at your fingertips, with a private plunge pool, rooftop terrace, bar, library and even a dedicated butler to ensure your stay is excellent.

                    Anastasis Apartments – Imerovigli, Greece

                    Couples are surrounded by the beauty of the Aegean Sea at this boutique Santorini resort. Choose from 10 suites and an exclusive villa to experience the stark, white elegance of Greece. Your home away from home comes with a jacuzzi and infinity pool to watch the sunset along the horizon in one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

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