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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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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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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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 Ultimate Guide to Tokyo Travel

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Ultimate Guide to Tokyo

Before arriving in Tokyo, it’s nearly impossible to grasp the sheer size and density of the city or the depth of the culture. As one of the largest conurbations on the planet, there is a never-ending list of things to see and do during your time there with the landscape of attractions constantly changing and evolving.

Whether you are interested in seeing the historical and deeply traditional side of the city, or the ultra-modern and opulent, you will never run out of things to do in the bustling Japanese capital. Explore a city of excitement with hotels, restaurants and nightlife with our ultimate guide to Tokyo travel.




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HOTELS

Shangri-La Hotel – Tokyo

Named after the legendary land from James Hilton’s novel, Lost Horizon, the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo captures the serenity and harmony for which the brand is known for around the world. The hotel is located on the top 11 floors of the 37-floor Marunouchi Trust Tower, and is just minutes away from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has been presented with a number of prestigious awards and is truly one of the best hotels in the country.




Aman Tokyo

Located on the top floors of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo serves as a sanctuary for guests but also as a grand monument to the modern Japanese capital of Tokyo and all that the city stands for, such as a strong affinity towards ancestral traditions. Guests can expect ultra-modern and sleek ryokan-style rooms that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living. Along with a multitude of high-end amenities, guests can take advantage of the Aman’s spa, which is one of the largest and highest-rated in the city.




The Prince Park Tower – Tokyo

As the flagship location for the prestigious Prince hotel chain, The Prince Park Tower, Tokyo has been outfitted with all the modern luxuries that one could ask for when staying at such a lavish location. Sitting 33 stories above Tokyo, the Prince Park Tower is a sophisticated tower that overlooks one of the city’s largest green spaces, Shiba Koen. Along with breathtaking views of the cityscape, the interior design blends ultra-modern elements with traditional Japanese elegance which creates an unbelievable stay. Everything from bowling alleys to a boulangerie is available to guests along with world-class client services.

DINING

Ginza Kojyu

Regarded as one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, Ginza Kojyu is led by head chef Toro Okuda and focuses on a multi-course kaiseki menu inside a Zen-like dining area. Okuda and his team do a magnificent job of showcasing modern Japanese haute cuisine through their use of ultra-fresh seasonal ingredients and expression of enhanced natural flavors.

Narisawa

Narisawa is a Tokyo staple and is world-renowned for its unique style of innovative “Satoyama cuisine,” a term coined by head chef Yoshihiro Narisawa. Chef Narisawa takes inspiration from his Japanese ancestors’ intimate relationship with the forest and sea that surrounded them, an inspiration that can be seen in his dishes.

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Acclaimed chef Jiro Ono brings Tokyo ultra-fresh sushi at his Chuo City restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. The menu changes constantly and is based upon which fish may be in season or what could be found that morning at the fish market. Sukiyabashi Jiro has a strict reservation list, as the intimate dining area only seats 10. If you’re looking forward to trying some authentic sushi during your time in Tokyo, Sukiyabashi Jiro should be number one on your list.

NIGHTLIFE

1OAK Tokyo

Just like its counterparts in some of the best cities in the US, 1OAK Tokyo is an exclusive destination for hosting top acts from around the world to perform in an energetic nightlife environment. The exclusive club sees long lines of partygoers hoping to get into the stylishly-designed hot spot. 1OAK’s signature sultry decor and sleek furnishings create a mood of luxury in the heart of Tokyo.

Oath

Oath is known around the city as being one of the most energetic and fun night clubs in all of Tokyo. A mix of local and international DJs frequent the club which creates a constantly changing dynamic. With a regular closing time of 8am on weekends, you’ll need all the stamina you can muster to enjoy the night until they shut it down.

PLUSTOKYO

PLUSTOKYO perfectly combines elements of art, food, drinks, entertainment, and music. The venue itself is located on the top floor and roof of the Kirarito shopping complex and includes a nightclub, three bars, a cafe and an art gallery. It really is a one-stop shop for everything you could ask for in a night out in Tokyo.

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A Beachfront Getaway at The Thompson Cape

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Experience The Thompson Cape Hotel

A Mexico vacation might be just what you need to indulge in rest and relaxation this summer. The Thompson Cape Hotel is a charming, beachside escape that will have you taking in the sun while falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. With features like a rooftop bar, saltwater pool, and unforgettable Panoramic Suite, you’ll never experience Cabo in a more lavish way.




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Style

Looking out at the calming El Arco and Baha Cabo San Lucas landscape will be the new normal when you stay at The Cape’s prime location. The Monuments Beach point break will act as your home away from home as the building’s architecture sits atop the popular surfing destination. The contemporary look inspired by 1960s Baja and Southern California leaves both the interior and exterior design to provide an inviting environment with unparalleled views.




Stay

Floor-to-ceiling windows give you expansive views of the ocean below in each of The Cape’s luxurious, contemporary rooms. Private balconies and copper bathtubs are just a few of the unique features present in the resort’s dwellings. Upgrade to a stay in the Panoramic Suite where guests are afforded a private plunge pool, standing telescope, fully stocked craft cocktail bar and of course panoramic views of the surrounding beachside oasis. If you’re looking for the ultimate private experience, The Villas offer residential-style living away from the hotel’s center and come complete with a personal concierge dedicated to fulfill your every request.




Amenities

Your stay will include plenty of lavish amenities like high-tech rain showers, a salt water pool, and transportation services. Guests also have access to the Currents Spa, which creates a tranquil experience in the middle of a natural rock formation onsite at the resort. The calming sound of the waves will help set the mood alongside a massage, steam room and cabanas with an ocean view.

Eat & Drink

The menu of Pacific seafood cuisine at The Cape’s restaurant Manta uses local ingredients to create a flavorful selection of traditional Baja dining. Named after the Spanish word for “blanket,” Manta promises comfort as guests have an authentic meal overlooking the ocean. After dinner, guests can head six stories up to one of the hotel’s four bars, The Rooftop—also the only rooftop bar and lounge in Cabos San Lucas. The unforgettable sunsets on the twinkling garden patio are sure to set the mood for romance.

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Hotel Bar Hot Spots in Los Angeles

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Our Favorite Hot Spots

When traveling to the City of Angels, you’ll find that some of the best bars and lounges can be found in hotels throughout the city. Hotel bars can serve as the perfect destination to gather with friends for a casual drink or join a colleague for a business meeting. No matter your need, hotel bars serve as a great place to unwind after exploring the city. From luxurious rooftop lounges to bohemian chic cocktail bars, there’s a spot for every taste at these hotel hot spots in Los Angeles.




The Highlight Room

One of the city’s most favored places for a rooftop day party, The Highlight Room at the top of The Dream Hotel in Hollywood brings together dining, poolside lounging, and dancing to make for a quality hotel bar hot spots. Enjoy an al fresco meal with beautiful views of the city during the day, or take a dip in the pool to cool off from the LA heat. By night, the venue brings in a clubgoing crowd with live DJs and bottle service both poolside and in the interior lounge.




The Rooftop by JG

Rise to the top of the Waldorf Beverly Hills to experience The Rooftop by JG, a garden escape on the 12th floor offering up sunny views of Beverly Hills. One of the largest rooftop bars in the area, you’ll have plenty of space to relax with a dining and cocktail menu to keep you enjoying the breezy setting. From brunch to dinner, The Rooftop by JG is a great destination to spend some time soaking up the sunshine during your stay at The Waldorf Astoria.




Harriets Rooftop

Lounge at this West Hollywood hot spot for a taste of old Hollywood built into a bustling rooftop bar. The laid back environment during the day makes for a perfect place to catch up with friends over bites, while the trendy nighttime feel makes Harriets the place to see and be seen. Situated atop the new 1 Hotel, Harriets unites cocktails and panoramic views to create a garden-like destination.

Spire 73

The InterContinental Hotel plays host to the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere–Spire 73. The impressive 73rd-floor height leaves nothing but impeccable views of Downtown Los Angeles while you toast drinks among the stars. Their cocktail menu and bar bites will keep you satisfied along with the blazing fire pit and glass enclosure creating a backdrop of sophistication.

The Bungalow Santa Monica

If you want a true beachfront experience, The Bungalow in Santa Monica is a must. Located at the Fairmont Hotel, the outdoor terrace includes design features like rustic tables, a fire pit, plenty of foliage, and a laid back game room to make you feel like you’re right at home. With signature cocktails, housemade sangria and a beer list, there’s a drink for everyone as you enjoy the view of the oceanside sunset.

Spare Room

This old-timey cocktail bar and game lounge inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel serves some of the best cocktails around the city. Two polished wood bowling lanes serve as the main attraction at the Spare Room, where visitors can lace up their cult couture bowling shoes and hit the pins while enjoying a tasty drink. If bowling isn’t quite your style, head into the game room and enjoy a relaxing game of mahjong or mancala.

Ricks

Rick’s at the Hotel Figueroa is the slice of paradise that you’ve been waiting for. Taking design hints from buildings in the Spanish Riviera, you would never guess that you’re sitting just blocks away from the Staples Center. The newly renovated poolside sippery is known for their Cuban-style beers, frozen cocktails, and marvelous micheladas.

The Rooftop at the Standard DTLA

Take in the fresh night air on the Rooftop at the Standard DTLA. Breathtaking views of the city, tasty cocktails, and a great swimming pool make The Rooftop a must-see for locals and visitors alike. Their cocktails can be served in any form desired including frozen, muddled, spritz, or tiki. DJs come in on weekends to keep the party going all night long with guests surrounded by a larger-than-life view of the Downtown LA skyline.

Giannini Bar

When the NoMad Los Angeles branched out from their New York big brother, they had to make sure they kept up the stellar reputation the brand had gained in their home state. Set in the NoMad Los Angeles at the historic Giannini Place, the Giannini Bar boasts a highly trained team of mixologists who expertly craft every drink on their 40-drink menu. Along with an award-winning bar program, the Giannini Bar houses one of the moodiest and most tantalizing interiors in the city.

Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker is a little slice of Miami that flew over to the Freehand in Los Angeles. The rooftop hot spot in Los Angeles is a casual taste of South Beach with plush lounge chairs, large plants, and unique decor. The cocktails served at Broken Shaker are unique and inventive, and they also serve punch bowls along with a whole menu of snacks for you to enjoy.

Teddys Bar

This bar off the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is the definition of comfortable. Dim mood lighting, plush leather seating, and a lingering wood smell really does make the bar feel like a chic library or modern lodge that serves a seasonal menu of exceptional cocktails. You’ll have a great time sinking into the leather and enjoying live jazz performances each weekend.

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The 20 Best Looking Venues to Host Your LA Event

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The Best Looking LA Event Venues

With beautiful places to wine and dine all over Los Angeles, the options are endless for where you can spend your next special occasion. The holiday season brings together friends, family and colleagues for events big and small, to toast glasses at the array of LA’s diverse venues. Whether it’s a grand, rooftop view or a lush, garden escape, plan your next event at one of these best looking LA event venues to set the scene for your celebration.




Warwick

For a night on the town, Warwick has a sexy atmosphere that keeps the party going as their ever-changing furnishings add an element of surprise to the space. Grab a table downstairs with bottle service or book out the private second-level lounge to sip drinks overlooking the lively crowd.

Bungalow Santa Monica




The Bungalow Santa Monica is a beachside bar overlooking the Pacific shoreline, the perfect place for a day of enjoying the Santa Monica weather or a night of mixing and mingling with the locals. The vintage, coastal vibe makes for a relaxing atmosphere where you can gather with friends to take in the ocean breeze.

Poppy




A recent addition to the West Hollywood nightlife scene, Poppy takes on a theme of storybook surrealism with its fairytale-like space. This whimsical, upscale hot spot is great for celebrating at a bottle service table, or in their private VIP lounge.

Catch LA

With open-air dining in the heart of West Hollywood, Catch LA has staked its claim as one of the hottest destinations to hit Los Angeles. The fresh seafood dishes and drinks compliment the rustic charm of this rooftop garden escape.

Malibu Rocky Oaks

Take in the fresh air at Malibu Rocky Oaks, a stone-built vineyard estate in the Santa Monica Mountains. Overlooking 37-acres of beautiful landscapes and signature California greenery, the one-of-a-kind environment produces flavorful, award-winning wines that your guests won’t get enough of.

The Highlight Room

The Highlight Room is new to the Hollywood landscape, a rooftop space featuring a lounge, pool, and food menu is a chic spot to celebrate your special event. Live DJs and poolside cabanas keep attendees partying the night away, with light bites, refreshing cocktails, and a view of the iconic Hollywood sign as a backdrop.

Redbird

Located inside one of Downtown LA’s historic buildings, Redbird combines simplicity and elegance to create an ambience fit for any special occasion. With a main dining room, multiple indoor and outdoor private dining areas, or the Vibiana cathedral event space next door, the award-winning Redbird menu is perfect for events big and small.

Delilah

Inspired by Hollywood’s golden era, Delilah brings elements of class and sophistication to the scene making for an intimate space to join close friends and family. The comfortable lounge seating is perfect for watching the surprise performances or tasting craft cocktails in this timeless setting.

Openaire at The LINE Hotel

Plan your party at Openaire at The LINE Hotel and celebrate at one of the most Instagrammed places in Los Angeles. With it’s lush, greenhouse surroundings, your group dining experience will put you in touch with nature in the midst of its urban, Downtown location.

Beauty & Essex

Join your loved ones at Beauty & Essex, a luxurious Hollywood dining experience. Guests will feel like they’re inside a jewelry box as you dine atop fashionable seating and beneath crystal chandeliers. The lounge includes both indoor and outdoor space for you to mingle with your guests in this seductive venue.

18 Social at Hotel Indigo

The penthouse level of the Indigo is reserved for 18 Social, a sleek cocktail lounge featuring breathtaking views of Downtown LA. The contemporary space calls back to old Hollywood influences while combining a unique, modern design to provide you and your guests with a stylish experience.

The Rosy Oyster at The Roosevelt Hotel

It’ll feel like a tropical vacation in this hideaway lounge off the Roosevelt Hotel Tropicana pool. The name Rosy Oyster compliments the pops of pink decor, rosé wine list, and selection of oysters to share with your fresh seafood-loving friends. With DJs playing a mix of artists, this exclusive 35-seat space is the perfect vibe for a fashionable night in Hollywood.

Broken Shaker at The Freehand Hotel

Inspired by its award-winning Miami predecessor, Broken Shaker is a vibrant rooftop bar located on the pool deck of the new Freehand Hotel. The handcrafted cocktails with homemade ingredients will keep your party happy while lounging on the eclectic, contemporary furnishings overlooking the water.

E.P. & L.P. Rooftop

Treat your guests to a celebration to remember at the E.P. & L.P. Rooftop space in this WeHo establishment. The bright furnishings pop against the expansive wooden terrace, where you can grab a seat for drinks and late night snacks. Book Frankie’s Private Bar for a more intimate area for you and your guests to enjoy cocktails under the stars.

The Rose Cafe

The Rose Cafe is a classic Venice restaurant that has maintained its style and continues to be a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. With their 40-foot cocktail bar and outdoor, garden-like dining patio, The Rose makes for an ideal event space whether it be a casual Sunday afternoon or an elegant Saturday night.

Cliffs Edge

Cliff’s Edge is a Silver Lake dining spot that has a seasonal, rustic menu to compliment their bustling, green patio and colorful seating. Your guests will love the aged trees and twinkling lights above that create an ambiance perfect for a special gathering.

Lono

This tiki-inspired bar in a unique Hollywood Boulevard location may be the perfect spot for you to celebrate your next big event. Lono’s expansive, tropical oasis boasts a menu of rum cocktails and tropical bites for you and your guests to clink glasses as you take a vintage journey to the islands.

The Peppermint Club

Created as a lounge space for live music performances, you’ll dance the night away in the middle of their chic, 1960s-inspired space. With dim lighting and places to cozy up with your group, The Peppermint Club’s nostalgic aesthetic will make for an evening of sophisticated revelry.

Spare Room at The Roosevelt Hotel

For a place to party while bowling a few games, The Spare Room lounge on the second floor of the Roosevelt Hotel will bring your loved ones together to enjoy the innovative cocktails and classic design. Book the entire space for a stylish, private game night that your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Spire 73 at Intercontinental DTLA

Celebrate atop the tallest building west of Chicago in this lounge space at the Intercontinental Hotel. This new addition to the LA skyline towers 73 stories above the city, with Spire 73 currently boasting the title of the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Bring in your loved ones to toast to this rare view of Los Angeles.

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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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The 20 Best Pools in LA, Vegas, Miami & New York

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Pool Season

As temperatures begin to rise, metropolitan crowds will be flocking to hotel pools to dive into the lavish summer party season. From LA to NYC there are plenty of places where you can throw on a bathing suit and sip on a poolside cocktail underneath clear blue skies. These 20 hot spots for the best pools in LA, Vegas, Miami & New York will let you experience the sunshine in style no matter where your travels take you this summer.




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LOS ANGELES

Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel

Their unmatched views of West Hollywood are one of the many perks of lounging near Skybar’s pool, with plenty of summer parties drawing in trendy crowds.

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The Standard Hotel DTLA

Surrounded by the towering buildings of Downtown, The Standard’s stylish hangout is a classic place to grab a drink and take a dive while summertime brings live DJs to keep the party going.




The Roosevelt Hotel

You can’t go wrong by taking a dip in The Tropicana, one of LA’s most historic hotel pools, and features the occasional nighttime pool party to keep you cool on those warm summer nights.




The W Hollywood Hotel

Perfect for summer parties, the Wet Deck features plenty of modern lounge furnishings to get an LA tan in the center of Hollywood.

Altitude at the SLS Hotel

Sip on refreshing cocktails at one of Altitude’s glamorous rooftop cabanas to bask in one of the best views of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

LAS VEGAS

Encore

Known for its wild parties, you’ll be able to witness world class DJ performances alongside an energetic crowd at Encore’s luxurious day club.

Mandalay Bay

Complete with a wave pool, white sand, and 11 acres of land, Mandalay Bay’s beach-like pool scene will encourage you to soak up the sun on one of their many daybeds and cabanas.

Bellagio

The Mediterranean-themed deck at Bellagio creates the perfect atmosphere for lounging with five pools to choose from, surrounded by a lush garden landscape.

Marquee

Marquee’s dayclub at the Cosmopolitan keeps the energy up all year long with a climate-controlled dome that lets you frolic in swimwear no matter the weather.

Drai’s

With a landscape view that covers most of the Strip, Drais impressive poolside dining and wild day parties will have you living it up during your Vegas getaway.

MIAMI

The Raleigh

The Raleigh’s expansive swimming spot is the perfect place to sip on poolside cocktails and lounge in sophistication, or enjoy one of their lively summer pool parties.

The Standard Spa Hotel

In the midst of a lush garden landscape lies the chic pool at The Standard where a day pass is all you need to lounge on retro furnishings and enjoy their Lazy Sunday barbecue.

Hyde Beach at the SLS

Try out one of the highly-coveted cabanas at the SLS Hyde Beach’s energetic pool scene fit for those looking to party during their Miami vacation.

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The Freehand Hotel and Hostel

Alongside the popular Broken Shaker bar, The Freehand’s upscale pool is open to the public, and during summer is known to feature daytime barbecues with live DJs.

Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau’s celebrity hot spot draws in Miami’s best as it features an oceanfront locale with cabanas stocked with flat screen TVs and a private butler service.

NYC

Gansevoort Meatpacking

With heating and underwater lights and music, this Moroccan-inspired spot will keep you partying hard both above and underneath the water.

Jimmy at The James

While it’s smaller than most, Jimmy’s accompanying rooftop view of the Hudson, Downtown, and Midtown makes it an ideal visit while open to the public on summer weekends.

McCarren Hotel and Pool

McCarren’s hot Williamsburg hangout is known to have live bands, DJs and a stylish crowd enjoying the terrace on warm summer nights.

Sixty LES Hotel

Known for its Andy Warhol filmstrip feature printed on the pool floor, Sixty LES is a great place for New Yorkers to stop by and catch one of their many high-energy parties and pop-up shops.

The Beach at The Dream Downtown Hotel

The Dream Downtown boasts a glamorous swim spot with imported white sand and glass-bottom portholes giving swimmers a peek into the hotel lobby.

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