A Winter Holiday in Courchevel

Summer isn’t the only season for travel as winter months bring blankets of snow to the French Alps—one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The Courchevel ski resort holds true to France’s romantic reputation as many flock to enjoy the breathtaking views, fine dining, and world class skiing. If you’re planning to take advantage of the fresh powder this winter, Courchevel could be the perfect destination for your next getaway.

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Luxury Hotels

At each of Courchevel’s villages, named after the four altitude levels of the resort, you can enjoy the comforts of luxury living. But at the highest altitude, Courchevel 1850, the palatial hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants keep you living the high life. The five-star L’Apogée hotel boasts a chic, trendy ambiance with spacious rooms overlooking views of the valley. The new Barrière Les Neiges Hotel sits on the slope of the Bellecôte mountain, allowing skiers easy access to glide down to the lifts right from the heated outdoor terrace. There are also multiple chalet options like the Shemshak Lodge, which features a pool, steam room, and gym to enhance your stay. Stay at the intimate Cheval Blanc Courchevel to find elegant and inviting suites with ski-in-ski-out access to the slopes.

 

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Fine Dining

In between trips down the slopes, you’ll be able to feast on decadent cuisine assembled by world-renowned chefs. At Azimut, you can taste local delicacies by Chef and owner François Mouraux, who creates accessible dishes with upscale quality. One of the resort’s favorites is Le Chabichou, a two-Michelin Star eatery with elegant gourmet dining to complement the traditional décor. To see and be seen, Les Verdons is the place be with its extravagant menu and relaxed, social atmosphere.

 

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Skiing

The main attraction of Courchevel is its unparalleled skiing for recreational skiers and experts alike. One of the largest lift-linked places to ski in the world, the Les Trois Vallées has over 170 lifts with Courchevel visitors calling the Saint-Bon valley home during their stay. Travelers get to enjoy the landscapes while coasting the local slopes, like the Courchevel 1300 ski jumping hill built for the 1992 Olympics.

 

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With the numerous reasons to explore all that Courchevel has to offer, the winter season will be packed with visitors looking to live in the lap of luxury while they embrace the fresh powder. Events like the the impressive International Festival of Pyrotechnic Arts and the 3 Vallées Enduro competition will also draw in hundreds looking for entertainment during their holiday. As the weather in France keeps the snow falling, Courchevel may be the best place to embrace the cold during your next winter vacation.

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The 2019 Necker Cup: A Tennis Tournament for the Stars

The luxurious and completely private Necker Island is home to not only a lavish resort, but is also the site of the annual Manuka Doctor Necker Cup—a pro-am tennis tournament put on to close out tennis season. With a number of high-profile guests and participants, the Necker Cup is an exciting event that also raises money for a good cause.

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The 2019 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup

The 74-acre Necker Island stands as a luxurious vacation destination for celebrities and world leaders such as President Barack Obama, along with being the site of numerous events. The 2019 Manuka Doctor Necker Cup presented by Metal is now in its eighth year on the island, taking place December 4th-9th. The Necker Cup is expected to be the event of the season for those with a ticket to the exclusive tournament. Pro tennis players from ATP / WTA tours unite with amateurs to bring their A-game and see who will take home the coveted Necker Cup. Stars like Martina Navratilova, Caroline Wozniacki and Sir Richard Branson will show off their talents during the six-day event.

 

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A Week of Excitement

While on the island, guests are treated to a week of excitement with activities like paddle boarding, sailing, and snorkeling to name a few. Guests will have exclusive access to the Great House overlooking the sparkling Caribbean seas below. Along with the Necker Cup, guests can also participate in the Manuka Doctor Legends Camp. The three-day clinic with instruction from professional coaches and players lets you train with the best in preparation for the big tournament. With a choice between tennis or golf, the Camp gives the full Necker Cup experience leaving guests with a variety of skills to bring home at the end of the week. Guests can also start the experience three days early with the Dream @ Sea aboard the SeaDream II Yacht. The luxury accommodations are the perfect fit for Legends Camp attendees to enjoy views of the ocean waters along with world-class cuisine and personalized service.

 

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End of the World Beach Party

The Necker Cup is organized by Premier Live and Mehow, and in the past seven years has raised more than $3 million for the selected charity beneficiaries. A charity auction that takes place during the week treats guests to an elegant dining experience while they make their bids. One-hundred percent of proceeds are donated to charities like The National Tennis Foundation and several other player charities. The highlight of the week for many is the End of the World Beach Party that occurs after the charity auction. Past years have seen performances from Jamie Foxx and LMFAO’s Redfoo, Kenny Chesney and more.

 

Photo: Premier Live – Necker Cup

 

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The Newest Features in International Luxury Air Travel

For more than a century, passengers have enjoyed air travel in making way to their destination quickly and comfortably. In recent years, airline amenities have reached new heights with business and first class features rising above past expectations to take on a truly luxury experience. With new technologies and modes of relaxation continuously being incorporated into premium travel, first and business class international flights are more lavish than ever and are expected to continue to evolve in coming years. Get to know some of the air travel industry’s most extravagant features that deliver passengers to their destination in style.

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Boeing 777-300ER

Known for its luxury flights, Emirates recently introduced the world’s first enclosed cabin suite featured on an aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ER allows passengers to enjoy 40 feet of their own private space with a sleek look inspired by Mercedes Benz. The aircraft, offering flights out of Dubai, has a series of features to pamper passengers for the ultimate travel experience. They’ll take in entertainment on the biggest widescreen touch TV on any airplane in the world, lounging on “zero gravity” seats perfectly measured to reach the peak of comfort. Mood lighting and temperature control personalize the experience, and virtual windows with a live video feed of the terrain below make sure every passenger has a window seat.

 

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Etihad A380

While not technically fully-enclosed, a Residence cabin on the Etihad A380 gives Emirates a run for its money by offering the world’s only three-room air travel apartment in the sky. Complete with a living room, bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a shower, luxury is an understatement for guests flying out of Abu Dhabi to NYC, London, Paris or Sydney. A personal butler serves Residence passengers custom, gourmet meals in their spacious living room before they retire to the bedroom, fit with a double bed and additional entertainment system. The bathroom with a full-height shower provides a way to refresh on the long flights, complete with a vanity and luxury robes.

 

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Air France La Premiere 777-300ER

While none reach the level of extravagance these top-tier cabins provide, other airlines around the world are aiming to upgrade their first and business class services in a variety of ways. The Air France La Premiere 777-300ER provides a notable raised side partition and floor-to-ceiling closed-curtains allowing for an elevated level of privacy. Seats that are made into full beds offer a quality night’s rest with premium bedding. The exceptional experience is topped off with some of the best airline dining in the world. Seven-course meals of caviar, lobster and steak designed by a Michelin-star chef place Air France above all in air dining excellence.

 

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Zodiac Aerospace

With growing expectations of enhanced comfort and tech in flying experiences, the near future of air travel is projected to include an array of heightened luxuries that continue to take passengers into the next era of first and business class flight. Airbus is partnering with Zodiac Aerospace to develop interchangeable sleeping modules on the lower deck of the Airbus A330. The modular design, expected to be an aircraft catalog option in 2020, will also allow for other uses such as a kids’ zone, medical center, lounge or conference room.

 

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Panasonic Avionics

Panasonic Avionics is also well on their way to making improvements in premium air travel. Their innovative Nanoe air filtration system, a service planned to launch in 2021, suppresses bacteria, viruses, allergens and other pollutants that improve air quality for first and business class passengers. Panasonic is also developing Active Noise Control technology to reduce aircraft noise and replace it with the passenger’s choice of ambient sound or music.

 

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Boom Supersonic

An ambitious project by Boom Supersonic aims to deliver passengers from Tokyo to San Francisco in under six hours on a supersonic jet travelling more than double the speed of sound. With testing beginning in 2019, these ultra-fast flights have an expected release date of 2025 with prices comparable to today’s business class seats.

 

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Where to Eat, Drink and Stay for Fashion Week 2019

From New York City to Milan, each fashion week event is known to draw the most stylish guests on the planet to attend designer runway shows featuring up-and-coming trends. Each city sees an influx of celebrities, tastemakers and key players in the industry seeking a fun week of fashion along with experiencing the best of the city. From elegant restaurants to lavish hotels, each fashion week event will bring you a chic experience to remember.

Fashion Week 2019

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New York City: February 8th-16th

Head to the epicenter of fashion in the US for an exciting experience in the city where Fashion Week began over 75 years ago. Once you’ve got your fill of taking in artistic pieces from around the world, head to industry favorite Dante for casual cocktails and small plates in Greenwich Village. The Osprey at 1 Hotel is also a great option with a healthy take on comfort food. The hotel’s rooftop bar, Brooklyn Heights Social Club, acts as the perfect post-dining destination with a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline. For a more energetic night, 1OAK is the place for popping bottles all night, or get ready to dance at Mailroom where you can blow off some steam in the sleek, ‘50s-inspired space.

 

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London: February 15th-19th

London has been a fashionable destination for decades and Fashion Week guests are always in for a treat. While in the area, start your day with breakfast at The Wolseley to join the clientele of high profile guests or go to dinner at the classic Chiltern Firehouse for an A-list dining experience. A bevy of esteemed Fashion Week attendees will be sure to stop by the newly re-imagined Annabel’s nightclub for an exclusive members only experience. For a more laid back night out, stop into Quaglino’s for jazz and champagne at the nostalgic hotspot. You can also make your trip worthwhile by staying at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, centrally located in a buzzworthy locale.

 

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Milan: February 19th-25th

Fashion Week in Milan is known to be an elegant experience with Europe’s finest style icons visiting the city to enjoy the extravagant affair. If you decide to stay at Bulgari Milano, your stay will surpass expectations as it is known to be the social hub of Fashion Week attendees. The hotel’s newest restaurant Il Ristorante Niko Romito, is a highly-rated option for fine dining, or head to the casual Bar Luce—an eclectic cafe designed by filmmaker Wes Anderson. For nightlife, you’ll have to stop by Bar Principe at the Principe di Savoia hotel, known to be a bustling industry hangout during Fashion Week each year.

 

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Paris: February 25th- March 5th

Paris has established itself as the fashion capital of the world with the industry exploding in the 19th and 20th Century, bringing forth brands like Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and plenty more. When designers, editors, and models are in town for Paris Fashion Week, the go-to place to stay is Hôtel National, complete with a rooftop bar for mingling with industry insiders. For a chic spot for sushi and cocktails, le Bar des Prés draws in a glamorous clientele during Fashion Week, along with hotspot Chez LouLou, a locale perfect for lunch with a view in the gardens of the Louvre. You’ll want to end your night partying at Le Comptoir Général, an inconspicuous bar that attracts A-listers with its under-the-radar style.

 

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New York City: September 5th-13th

Returning to the Big Apple for the kickoff of Fall Fashion Week, there’s even more to explore around the bustling city. Take in the last bit of summer in style at Jimmy at The James Hotel, an inviting rooftop bar with a 360-degree view from its Soho neighborhood. Dine near the action at Le CouCou, a lavish destination for a menu of French classics and sweet desserts. Book your stay at the luxurious Soho Grand to mix and mingle with Fashion Week regulars. The hotel is known for hosting models and designers who party into the morning thanks to DJs spinning in the Club Room, a popular after party destination.

 

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Perks of Flying First and Business Class

For travelers around the world, flying with premium seating is a necessity to ensure a comfortable trip to their destination. Whether its business class or first class, these upgraded options give passengers an elevated experience that includes plenty of in-flight perks and higher standards of service. A luxury seating upgrade can make all the difference between a stressful trip and a pleasant passage. Leave coach behind and experience the ultimate comfort during your sky-high travels by considering these premium seating perks.

 

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Pre-Flight Access

Your travel experience begins the second you step foot into the airport, and when you’re holding a premium class ticket, you can expect only the best. Oftentimes first and business class riders are able to skip long TSA lines for the priority check line, where your first task in boarding is streamlined and stress-free. Once inside, you’re afforded lounge access that provides a comfortable place to rest with bites or cocktails before boarding your flight. Checking your bags may also be free with premium class tickets, making the upgraded ticket even more worthwhile.

 

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Convenience

You’ll be able to take your time in the airport lounge as a premium class ticket includes priority seating. Breeze past the boarding line before economy ticketholders and settle into your seat at the head of the plane. Additional room in overhead bins also promises no worries about your carry-on needing to be checked for a lack of space. De-planing in first class and business class is always a quick process with the upfront location allowing you to be the first group to exit to your destination.

 

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Comfort

With economy seating becoming smaller each year due to airlines’ attempts in maximizing square footage, you have all the more reason to treat yourself to a comfortable flight in a premium seat. The spacious layout often allows for exiting directly to the aisle without bothering nearby passengers. Enhanced seats on longer international flights often include the ability to lie flat, allowing you a premium seat in a quieter and more peaceful setting. Some planes offer dividers between seats creating a private, pod-like domain to call your own.

 

Emirates First Class

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Quality

During your flight, you’ll enjoy a higher quality of amenities across the board. Better food options are often available along with real silverware to enjoy plastic-free dining. Complimentary alcoholic beverages will ease any flying jitters in first and business class, bringing a blissful buzz to your adventure. Upgraded technology is also a part of the package with larger viewing screens and noise-cancelling headphones to immerse you into your on-flight entertainment. Longer, international flights may also include complimentary toiletries, pajamas, or even showers to make you feel right at home in the air. While flight attendants will cater to each guest, they are known to go over and above for premium class passengers to make your travel experience perfect.

 

Emirates First Class

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Productivity

Business travelers may know the struggle of attempting to work in the cramped quarters of economy. Ensure your next business trip is productive with premium seating to act as an in-flight office space. Dedicated outlets and free wifi mean that your devices are charged and ready so that you won’t have to worry about being off the grid while you’re in the air. You’ll likely be surrounded by like-minded professionals who may have an interest in your work, which also makes premium seating an ideal environment for networking. Once you’ve landed, the premium class benefits continue as you’ll be well-rested and full of energy with valuable, new contacts in your phone. Whether it’s an important meeting or a vacation itinerary, you’ll be able to tackle your travel plans head-on with an upgraded first class or business class ticket.

 

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Enjoy California Living with a Luxury Private Villa Rental

California is known around the world as a place of beauty, luxury, and culture. With popular cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, California receives an influx of travelers each year who want to soak up the sun and excitement. With so many beautiful and unique areas in the state, you’ll have plenty of options to choose which spot is best for you to take your next vacation. Take a look at the best areas of California to book a private villa rental for your next relaxing getaway.

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Laguna Beach

A small coastal town in Orange County, Laguna Beach is a luxurious area known for their many art museums, beaches, coves, and an abundance of well-kept gardens. There are also plenty of well-known areas for surfing and hundreds of miles of trails for hiking. Laguna Beach is world-renowned for being a pristine community with some of the most beautiful landscapes in California.

 

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Beverly Hills

World-recognized shopping and luxury living are just a few of the many things the 90210 is known for. Home to many celebrities and other high profile residents, Beverly Hills caters to individuals who appreciate a stylish hideaway in a prime location. You’ll be in close proximity to internationally known restaurants, unparalleled shopping on Rodeo Drive and the hustle and bustle of the adjacent West Hollywood neighborhood.

 

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West Hollywood

West Hollywood is known for its busy nightlife scene and famed Sunset Boulevard, but there is plenty more to experience in this area of Los Angeles. Visit an art exhibit or a museum, go shopping on Melrose Avenue, or check out the array of fine dining with world-famous chefs to make your visit one to remember.

 

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Malibu

Located 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu serves as a luxurious hideaway for some of the area’s most well-known citizens. The variety of high-end shopping and dining, combined with endless outdoor activities such as surfing and hiking, makes it an attractive destination for anyone to enjoy. You’ll still be in close proximity to Los Angeles’ many neighborhoods making Malibu the perfect place to vacation.

 

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La Jolla

The chic city of La Jolla is known for its rugged coastline and beautiful, lush landscapes. Visit its two world-renowned golf courses at Torrey Pines Golf Course that sit right above the ocean, or take a bike ride on the many trails that wind around the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. For dinner, check out some of the internationally known restaurants such as The Lot or Duke’s. The abundance of beauty to be discovered in and around La Jolla make it an ideal vacation destination.

 

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Lake Tahoe

On the border of California and Nevada is where you’ll find the pristine and beautiful Lake Tahoe. With three million guests annually, this is a hotspot for vacationers all over the country. Water skiing, kayaking, biking, and golf are all on the agenda for a vacation spent away with a private home at Lake Tahoe.

 

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Palm Springs

Located in the Sonoran Desert of Southern California, Palm Springs is widely regarded as a popular vacation spot where Los Angeles citizens love to get away. The city’s mid-century modern architecture makes for stylish rental properties, along with natural hot springs and a variety of spas, golf courses, and shopping centers at the core of what makes Palm Springs such a desirable location. Walk down Palm Canyon Drive to discover vintage boutiques and delicious restaurants, or head out of town a short way to enjoy miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.

 

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara’s biggest draw is the weather, with 300 days of sunshine each year. Stay in a traditional Spanish-styled villa and go whale watching or explore the Coronado Butterfly Preserve. Santa Barbara also has a multitude of wineries within driving distance for a relaxing afternoon out, or find a rental with a private pool for a stunning way to take in the coast.

 

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A Tropical Island Getaway at Bali’s Most Luxurious Hotels and Resorts

The Indonesian island paradise of Bali has long been a traveler’s bucket list destination with pristine beaches, unparalleled hiking, and an overall sense of slow-paced relaxation and luxury. An air of reverence and serenity surround the Hindu island that has attracted visitors from all around the world for decades. Along with breathtaking landscapes, Bali also holds a rich culture that’s just waiting to be explored by guests. With no shortage of luxury villas and suites to enhance your stay, these lavish island hideaways will give an added touch to your next Bali vacation.

Luxury Hotels Resorts Bali

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Amandari Bali

Located in the hills of the northern highlands of Bali is the breathtaking and serene Amandari Bali. Guests travel from all over the world to experience the unrivaled beauty and tranquility of the resort and stay at Amandari’s 31 individual villas and suites, designed in a traditional Balinese style. The wide variety of amenities includes a completely organic and local restaurant menu, a Balinese purification spa ritual, a historic Hindu shrine with a guarding stone tiger, and a 105-foot infinity pool.

 

Amandari Bali

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Amandari Bali

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Viceroy Bali

Experience the best that Bali has to offer when you stay at Viceroy Bali Luxury Resort. The resort serves as the island’s premier provider of romance and luxury, with a uniquely crafted array of experiences that brings the timeless traditions and cultures of Bali right to guests. Set out on an adventure-filled tour of the Balinese countryside, or sit poolside and catch a tan. The options are truly endless at Viceroy Bali.

 

VIceroy Bali

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VIceroy Bali

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan dots along the verdant hills that surround the arts capital of Ubud. Connected by suspended walkways, the guest villas create the illusion of being suspended above the trees of the forest below and allow for some of the best views of the Balinese countryside that one will be able to find when visiting the island paradise. When visiting the Four Seasons at Sayan, enjoy complimentary yoga classes and a 106-foot Skytop pool that allows for ultimate relaxation and leisure.

 

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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Bulgari Resort Bali

Traditional Balinese design and Italian high style blend together perfectly at the Bulgari Resort Bali. Set 500 feet atop a cliff overlooking the Indian ocean, the resort pays homage to Bali’s tranquil respect of nature while at the same time maintaining an ultra-exclusive but welcoming and warm atmosphere. Many of the 59 rooms are one-bedroom of 1,000 square feet with a private, walled garden and plunge pool.

 

Bulgari Resort Bali

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Bulgari Resort Bali

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COMO Shambhala Estate

This serene wellness center focuses on a slow and holistic pace for guests to ensure ultimate relaxation. Guests from all around come to strengthen their bodies and minds and absorb the tranquility that Balinese culture and nature have to offer. Located near Ubud in the mystic jungle near the sacred Ayung River, the 36 rooms, including villas and suites, are the height of luxury and relaxation.

 

COMO Shambhala

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COMO Shambhala

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The St. Regis Bali Resort

Along the panoramic beach of Nusa Dua lies The St. Regis Bali Resort that embodies the essence of ‘barefoot elegance’. Both high-class sophistication and relaxation can be found within the resort’s traditionally styled Balinese villas and suites, which include amenities such as an award-winning spa, expertly led beach yoga, and pool and lagoon complex.

 

St Regis Bali Resort

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St Regis Bali Resort

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AYANA Resort and Spa

With locations all around Bali, AYANA Resort and Spa caters to guests no matter where they prefer to vacation on the island. Every location is expertly crafted and designed to make sure guests receive only the very best treatment when visiting the island paradise, and include amenities such as luxury restaurants, infinity pools that overlook Bali’s lush green forests, and even daily boat tours and leisure cruises.

 

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

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AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

AYANA Resort and Spa

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

A stone-lined lagoon built around a historic Hindu shrine serves as the centerpiece for the immaculate Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali resort that brings the true essence of Balinese living to all that visit. Guest villas are decorated with breathtaking Balinese teakwood and silk brocade, with bathrooms that closely resemble personal spas. Multiple restaurants, a beach with wifi, and a dazzling 164-foot pool can all be enjoyed by guests staying at the Fairmont Sanur.

 

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

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Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

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The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

This tranquil surfside escape lies within close proximity to Seminyak Beach, a world-renowned surf spot. Along with surfing, guests also enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving. The resort, designed after a traditional Balinese village, includes 14 luxury villas set among tropical gardens and stone walkways. With the beautiful scenery also comes a full-time wait staff that can deliver a menu of second-to-none pan-Asian cuisine right to your room.

 

Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

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The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali

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Most Extravagant 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 something just for you.

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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.

 

The Mansion MGM Grand

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Two Bedroom Villa

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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.

 

Sky Villa Palms Hotel

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Sky Villa Palms Hotel

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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.

 

Palazzo Suites at Rio Las Vegas

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Palazzo Suites at Rio

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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.

 

Caesars Palace Marcus Aurelius Villa

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Caesars Palace Marcus Aurelius Villa

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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.

 

Presidential Suite at the Bellagio

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Presidential Suite at the Bellagio

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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.

 

Chairman Suite at the Venetian

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Chairman Suite at the Venetian

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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.

 

Encore Three Bedroom Duplex

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Encore Three Bedroom Duplex

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Three Bedroom Villa at 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.

 

Three Bedroom Villa at Mirage

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Three Bedroom Villa at Mirage

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Roam Free at Italy’s Finest Coastal Cities

When traveling to Italy, many people feel Milan, Venice, or Pompeii are some of the best options. Not everyone considers the abundance of picture-perfect coastal towns and cities that Italy has to offer. The colorful and unique architecture, unrivaled views of the ocean, and the cliff-covered landscape that surrounds the towns are enough to spark romance inside of your heart. Whether you’re looking to do some shopping, A-list dining, or outdoor activities, you can find it all and more within some of Italy’s best coastal cities.

Italy Coastal Cities

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Amalfi

Located at the mouth of a deep ravine and the foot of Monte Cerreto, Amalfi is a small but world-renowned city known for sun-filled piazzas, historic architecture, and luxury vacations. If you’re thinking about booking a trip to Amalfi, consider staying at the Santa Caterina Hotel, set in a hilltop villa on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The upscale hotel presents beautiful views of the water as well as two delicious restaurants and no shortage of amenities for guests.

 

Amalfi, Italy

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Santa Caterina Hotel Amalfi

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Manarola

As a part of the Cinque Terre National Park, Manarola is known for being the ‘most colorful’ city in the world. The buildings resemble an artist’s palette, tightly placed together along a cliff overlooking the ocean. Manarola is one of five towns that make up the Cinque Terre National Park, and every year visitors flock to the park to hike and take in everything Manarola has to offer. On your next trip to Manarola, consider staying at La Torretta Lodge, a unique luxury hotel that boasts a modernized medieval tower and contemporary art-filled rooms that offer breathtaking views over the water.

 

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Manarola, Italy

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Positano

You will never find a shortage of photo opportunities when visiting Italy’s most picturesque city with quaint homes, rustic hotels, and the most luxurious resorts on the Amalfi coast including the Il San Pietro di Positano. Positano’s location gives visitors the opportunity to travel by boat to Capri, Ischia and the Grotta dello Smeraldo. Enjoy laying out on the beach, hiking the foothills that lie behind the coastal paradise, or feasting on authentic Mediterranean cuisine at restaurants like Ristorante Il Capitano that provide gorgeous views of the sea.

 

Positano, Italy

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Le Sirenuse Positano

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Portofino

Portofino has become popular with US travelers in recent decades due to its opulence and picturesque scenery. The distinctive half-moon harbor now houses superyachts year-round, and new resorts like Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendid Mare have sprung up ensuring that guests receive the best treatment possible. The Belmond is all about elegance and refinement, not overtaking the natural charm of the Riviera, but adding to it.

 

Portofino, Italy

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Belmond Hotel Splendido

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Sorrento

Where the mountains meet the sea and where deep valleys transition into beautiful citrus plantations is where you’ll find the enchanting Italian city of Sorrento. Located in the province of Naples, Sorrento is set on a truly unbelievable landscape. Enjoy sipping fine wines in the Piazza Tasso square, or check out the rolling countryside that leads into the Amalfi coast. After a day of exploring, retire to your room at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, a 19th-century grand dame located on a cliff right above the port.

 

Sorrento, Italy

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

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Polignano a Mare

The historic old town of Polignano a Mare is thought to be one of the most charming as well as the most important towns in the south of Italy. The city is perched upon limestone cliffs overlooking the rich blue Adriatic Sea, creating a perfect location for cliff diving. Consider staying at the Borgobianco Resort & Spa Mgallery by Sofitel, renowned for its friendly service and ultra relaxing atmosphere.

 

Polignano a Mare

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Borgobianco Resort and Spa

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Atrani

Atrani has long been the escape for the most powerful families of Amalfi. The city still maintains a small fishing village feel even after incorporating a variety of high-end conveniences and places to stay. The town has traditionally designed homes climbing up cliffsides to offer stunning views over the water, and there is a maze of tightly packed alleys and colorful gardens that run throughout. Here, the Belmond Hotel Caruso serves as the height of extravagance and sophistication. Set on a cliff overlooking the coast, this 11th-century palace is in a central location for all the activities you could ask for when vacationing on the coast.

 

Altrani, Italy

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Belmond Caruso

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Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore is the largest and most easterly city located within the Cinque Terre National Park. The city is placed upon the unspoiled blue waters of the Gulf of Genoa and is known for their Sciacchetra sweet wine which is fermented from Bosco, Fermentino, and Albarola grapes. The colorful homes create a backsplash of elegance against the natural, beautifully rough landscape. While roaming Riomaggiore and the rest of the Cinque Terre Park, consider resting your head at the Restaurant Hotel Porto Roca, the welcoming and down to earth hillside slice of paradise.

 

Riomaggiore, Italy

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Riomaggiore, Italy

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Summer Guide to the Hamptons

One of the hottest annual destinations for an East Coast getaway is The Hamptons, where visitors venture into a luxurious and sophisticated summer vacation. With picturesque seaside resorts, extravagant shopping, and plenty of wining and dining, this East End locale is one of the best places to go to escape the city and enjoy some much-needed R&R. With new, trendy restaurants and activities arriving to the shores each summer, there are a number of ways to keep your Hamptons experience fresh during your lavish summer holiday.

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Southampton

If summer sports excite you, the Southampton Inn will have all your needs met with amenities like shuffleboard, tennis courts, croquet and complimentary bike rentals available for guests. The Inn’s new indoor/outdoor eatery Claude’s is also a great place to grab a delicious bite of their seafood specials in between workouts. The Capri Hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant Oreya will also be a hot spot this summer after recently re-opening with a redesign of the dining room, patio lounge, bar and pool. Night owls can get a taste of the luxurious Hamptons’ nightlife scene at the Southampton Social Club, a restaurant and cocktail lounge where guests come to party alongside live DJ sets and fine dining. Another lively nightclub experience, AM Southampton boasts music lineups with a variety of celebrity guests each weekend.

 

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Sag Harbor

Baron’s Cove is the place to be when it comes to booking a sophisticated Sag Harbor stay. Live music is a common occurrence, along with a saltwater pool and a delectable attached surf-and-turf restaurant so that you’ll never have to venture too far for your entertainment needs. You can also try out Marc Rowan’s new lounge, Main Street eatery Lulu Kitchen & Bar, which features a wood burning oven for delicious wood-fired pizzas. Seafood lovers will also appreciate the bistro’s all-you-can-eat mussels option to get in the seaside spirit. The former Meeting House has been revamped into Wölffer Kitchen, a new hot spot featuring enticing dishes like lobster Cobb and tuna tacos, created with locally sourced ingredients. Their extensive wine list is one of a kind, with 60 percent of the selection being from Long Island wineries. Nightlife in Sag Harbor is limited, but for a trendy place to watch the sunset, Beacon’s beer and wine list will satisfy your craving for a refreshing drink.

 

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East Hampton

You’ll feel the fresh and airy ambiance when you book your stay at The Maidstone Hotel, a Scandinavian-inspired destination with a cozy, comfortable style. It wouldn’t be an East Hampton stay without booking a reservation at Nick & Toni’s–the local mainstay that’s been serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine for decades. Made popular by its Sag Harbor location, Dopo La Spiaggi in East Hampton is also a great option that offers up a vibrant array of signature, Italian flavors. For a change of scenery, you can take a quick trip to nearby Amagansett to visit Hamptons’ classic venue Stephen Talkhouse. You’ll enjoy a laid back night of notable live music acts while mixing and mingling with visitors and locals alike.

 

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Montauk

Book a room at Gurney’s to take indulge in some R&R at this luxurious spa resort where your days will be filled with massages and aromatherapy as you overlook the water. You’ll want to stop in for brunch at South Edison for hearty, local seafood and a delicious raw bar from Chef Todd Mitgang. At the end of Lake Montauk, you’ll be able to watch the sunset from your dinner at The Crow’s Nest–a hot spot that mixes a refined menu with a relaxed, beachside location. Nightlife lovers will have to stop by Ruschmeyer’s, which is filled with locals and visitors enjoying the indoor-outdoor space and partying the night away on a bustling dance floor. For those looking to rub elbows with A-listers, Surf Lodge is a classic celebrity hotspot overlooking Fort Pond. The venue draws in plenty of travelers looking to enjoy their many live music performances and events.

 

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