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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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    Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Destinations for a Wild Weekend

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    Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Destinations

    When you’re tying the knot, it isn’t just about finding the prime location for your wedding ceremony. Bachelor and Bachelorette parties have flourished in popularity as the wedding party’s way to give the soon-to-be bride or groom a ‘last hurrah’ to remember. These group getaways can involve a number of lively activities that mix wild nights out and quality bonding with friends and family. Finding the perfect bachelor and bachelorette party destinations to celebrate will take your weekend of festivities to the next level.




     

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    Head to Las Vegas

    Vegas is a classic Bachelor and Bachelorette party destination with its nightlife and ‘Sin City’ reputation that lead wedding parties to flock there for an exciting trip. Use the opportunity to splurge on a lavish hotel suite like The Chelsea Penthouse at The Cosmopolitan or the Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort.

    Nightlife is always the main attraction for those looking to go hard or go home during their bride or groom-to-be’s last single night. Start your night at Park MGM’s speakeasy lounge On the Record to toast to a weekend of excitement. Bottle service at XS, Marquee, TAO or one of Vegas’ many favorite nightclub hot spots will give you a home base to call your own as you dance the night away. Stop by Hakkasan to lose yourself in an energetic multi-level nightclub. Make the most of your weekend and reserve a table at a day club like Drais or Encore to have fun in the sun at the lively poolside destinations.




    Celebrate in Los Angeles

    World-renowned for its star-studded streets, Los Angeles may be the perfect place for your group to enjoy a wild weekend. With unrivaled views of the breathtaking LA skyline, hotels like The West Hollywood Edition, 1Hotel West Hollywood and The Dream Hotel Hollywood each offer up a quality stay.

    Bars and lounges throughout the city boast bartending talent to take your palate on a journey whether it be through a whiskey tasting at Seven Grand or a rum craft cocktail at La Descarga. Your LA trip won’t be complete without booking a table at one of the city’s exclusive nightclubs like Warwick, 1OAK or Poppy to complete your Bachelor or Bachelorette adventure.

    Plan a Trip to NYC

    The hustle and bustle of the city might be just what you need to get a little crazy for the weekend. Indulge in a penthouse experience at the James Hotel for your group to live the high life overlooking the skyline. Take in some fresh air while you day drink at Magic Hour or Mr. Purple.

    Later in the night, duck into one of the city’s many speakeasy-style hot spots like Bathtub Gin or Employees Only or Blind Barber. If you’re ready for a night of partying, get bottle service for your group at PHD Lounge or head to 1OAK NYC if you’d prefer to dance the night away.




    Party in Miami

    Take advantage of the sunshine by choosing Miami as your destination for partying and relaxing on the beach with the future bride or groom. You’ll have a private pool and breathtaking ocean view if your group chooses a luxurious penthouse suite at The W South Beach.

    Your trip won’t be complete without a little day drinking–visit Broken Shaker for a handcrafted cocktail or Jaguar Sun to toast in a refreshing indoor-outdoor space. Miami’s nightlife will have you dancing ‘til dawn at places like E11EVEN, LIV, Rockwell or one of the many other exclusive Miami Beach hot spots, including day party destination Hyde Beach.

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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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        The Perks of Working with a Luxury Travel Agency

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        Traveling in 2020

        In a 21st Century world of apps and automation, planning a trip seems to be easier than ever before. However with the time-consuming task of fielding through unlimited choices of hotels, flights, and activities, the process can become overwhelming to handle alongside a busy work and home schedule. For many, the solution is to simply go back to basics and hire a luxury travel agency. Taking a more traditional approach in allowing an expert to tackle the task of planning your business trip or vacation may just be the answer to all your travel troubles when working with a luxury travel agency.




        Why Travel Agencies?

        Travel agencies began to pop up around the US following the commercial aviation boom of the 1920s. As the years progressed, suddenly travel agencies became a necessity, as the average person didn’t have the access or know-how to arrange for their own accommodations. Almost one-hundred years later, consumers have gotten used to the idea of booking their own accommodations by way of websites or apps that suggest handling the arrangements yourself is the easiest way to go.

        While being a viable solution for some, the travel agent alternative still proves to be an option worth exploring. There is still a growing market for travel agencies, despite the competition from self-booking technology. MMGY Global conducted research in 2015 showing that 34% of Millennial travelers used an offline travel agency, and 39% said they would do so again in the near future. So what could be continuing this demand for a travel representative in the face of supposedly easier technology solutions?




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        Knowledge

        The answer involves many reasons, most revolving around convenience. Since travel agents need to stay competitive in the industry, the cost of hiring their services has dropped tremendously. Technological aspects of booking have not only impacted consumers, but also agents. They too have acquired better resources which help reduce the cost of running their businesses. Luxury travel agencies fees are much more reasonable in recent years, making the decision to hire a middle-man all the more feasible. In addition to affordability, another reason the industry is thriving ironically stems from the same element trying to overtake it.

        The information age has ushered in an endless amount of reviews, testimonials, and ratings for each and every type of accommodation one can imagine. Attempting to sift through this flurry of information for relevance can be an inundating task. Travel agents are certified to be knowledgeable about the locations they work with, and only profit from their clients enjoying their trips. Their first-hand recommendations can be a great way to enjoy your destination without having to do dozens of hours of research. This is especially helpful for complicated trips with multiple destinations, where structuring departures, arrivals, and check-ins can involve a great deal of time and energy.




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        Access

        The travel agent industry also has a symbiotic relationship with the locations they work with, where deals and VIP perks are available to pass along to their clients. Agents are able to send business to these destinations in exchange for their guests getting exclusive treatment. This has also shown to be especially valuable for destinations affected by a natural disaster. 

        While many guests are quick to reconsider travel to these regions, thinking the area won’t be conducive to travelling, agents are able to provide realistic details like recent photos or live webcam links to their resort, helping re-build clients’ confidence in their trip. Travel agents working with Caribbean destinations are credited with helping tourism return after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, drawing well-needed business to the area.

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        Human Connections

        The human connection between client and agent seems to be the main reason luxury travel agency businesses continue to flourish. The convenience of being able to speak with an expert face-to-face seems to outweigh that of being able to book through technological means. Whether it’s a quick business trip or an extended family vacation, the industry savvy of a travel agent may just be the perfect way to ensure a flawless travel experience.

         

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          Escape the City at the Most Luxurious Hotels in The Hamptons

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          Luxury in The Hamptons

          Every summer, New Yorkers trade in one island for another, giving up their natural concrete jungle for the sun-kissed beaches and windswept lawns of the Hamptons. The Hamptons has long served as a warm-weather getaway for the New York elite, and as such has gained a reputation for hosting some iconic hotel and restaurant hotspots that cater to a more sophisticated palette. When hunting down your ideal lodging situation, consider some of these most luxurious hotels in the Hamptons. for your next journey.




          Topping Rose House

          Housed inside a fully restored 1842 Greek revival mansion, Topping Rose House combines the old with the new in a design concept that offers a feast for the senses. Designed by Alexandra Champalimaud, the Hampton’s first luxury hotel brings guests 22 pristine rooms along with a selection of freestanding cottages. From the art to the cuisine, everything has been given top tier consideration and care at Topping Rose House.




          The Baker House 1650

          For a taste of historic luxury in the Hamptons, consider staying at The Baker House 1650. Built in the 17th century by one of the area’s founders, this bed and breakfast has beautifully preserved many of the original details such as the cast-iron staircase and exposed wood-beam ceilings. There are plenty of ways to relax at The Baker House as well; take a stroll through the gardens or spend an afternoon at the beach.




          Gurneys Montauk Resort

          While vacationers searching for a lively stay might enjoy Ruschmeyers or The Surf Lodge, those searching for a quieter escape take shelter at the iconic hotel and beach club Gurney’s Montauk Resort. First opened in 1926 along 2,000 feet of private beach, Gurney’s has undergone some massive renovations and promises everything a modern Hampton vacationer could want. Floor to ceiling windows with great views of the ocean, rain showers, and a full spa are just a few of the features that make Gurney’s such a lovely place to stay.

          The Reform Club

          Hidden away behind meticulously manicured hedges lies Amagansett’s The Reform Club. With all the charm of a bed and breakfast mixed with the luxury of a 5-star hotel, a stay at The Reform Club feels like a dream. Choose between any of the seven private rooms, three cottages, and a four-bedroom guest house that all include full room service. The Club also provides guests a fleet of SUVs as a shuttle service to and from the nearby Indian Wells Beach.

          The Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant

          Staying at The Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant feels like staying at a dear friend’s home. The owners of the inn have adorned the walls and tables with art and antiques gathered during their travels around the world. At the restaurant, guests can get a taste of the monthly rotating menu that highlights foods at the height of their season, all produced by chef Brian Szostak.

          The Hedges Inn

          If you’re looking to start off your summer season with total relaxation, nothing beats watching the swans glide across the East Hampton village pond from the Hedges Inn’s white clapboard porch. Continuing inside, the 19th-century boarding house overflows with tranquility and historic charm. Guest rooms feature white-washed brick with blue and green accents to create a coastal, chic atmosphere that is sure to put you in the perfect summer mood.

          The Maidstone Hotel

          The Maidstone Hotel offers a splash of color in the traditionally neutral-toned neighborhoods of the Hamptons. The 16 rooms and three private cottages take design inspiration from Scandinavian heritage, bringing a variety of unique designs to the space. With a personal beach parking permit included with every stay, the ocean will always be within your reach at this classic, boutique vacation spot.

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            The Best Hotel Pools in Los Angeles

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            Best Hotel Pools in Los Angeles

            In an area with scorching summers and perpetual, year-round sunshine, Los Angeles proves to be the perfect city for relaxation and leisure by the pool. When choosing a hotel to stay in during your time in the City of Angels, it’s important to consider the hotel pool, as it can serve as a fabulous place to spend an afternoon or two getting a tan or swimming some laps. Many of the city’s hotel pools also serve as nightlife hotspots for locals with live DJs and world-class cocktail bars. To help make your next hotel decision a little bit easier, take a dive into this list of the very best hotel pools in Los Angeles.




            Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel

            Head to Skybar to experience a quintessential Los Angeles day party, with this pool space inside The Mondrian Hotel hosting numerous events during summer months. Hotel guests get priority of the poolside lounge chairs with bites and bottle service available to elevate your swim experience. A picturesque view of the city will be the backdrop to your sunny day of relaxing at one of the best pools in Los Angeles.

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            The Highlight Room at Dream Hollywood

            Take the elevator all the way up to experience one of Hollywood’s best daytime-nighttime, outdoor outlets. The Highlight Room is a versatile, poolside space that acts as a pool and grill by day and bustling lounge by night. Take your pick of six private cabanas for a peaceful day under the sun at one of the best pools in Los Angeles.




            The NoMad Hotel

            Downtown Los Angeles’ Nomad Hotel has a stylish rooftop pool with artistic elements including a fireplace and lush scenery. Guests can grab a snack at the all day cafe and bar and sip drinks under the sun. After sunset, the pool opens to the public where anyone is free to take a dip in the attractive outdoor space.

            The Santa Monica Proper Hotel

            This beautifully-designed pool deck is limited to hotel guests, who get the privilege of lounging in an inviting, stylish domain. Being the only rooftop pool on LA’s Westside, guests are treated to an exclusive experience with a view of the ocean to complement their poolside location. Cabanas and an indoor-outdoor restaurant make The Proper the perfect site for rest and relaxation.

            1 Hotel West Hollywood

            You’ll get unparalleled, panoramic views of Los Angeles from the pool at 1 Hotel West Hollywood. This eco-friendly hotel has an organic landscape to surround you with nature as you sip and swim in the California breeze. Open to hotel guests only, your booking will include this spa-like perk for unwinding in a green, rooftop paradise.

            The Roof at The Edition West Hollywood

            Experience a Los Angeles escape in the heart of West Hollywood at The Edition Hotel’s rooftop pool destination, The Roof. Guests are surrounded by serenity and luxury with a scenic backdrop and menu of tropical, California-inspired drinks. Look out onto the stunning LA landscape from your poolside lounge chair during a dreamlike stay at The Edition.

            Upstairs at the Ace Hotel

            Downtown Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel brings guests and visitors one of the most sought after pool experiences in the city. The rooftop pool and bar provide spectacular panoramic views of the city and serve as a great spot to grab some rays during the day. At night, the rooftop transforms into a vibrant pool party with a craft cocktail menu and the lights of Downtown creating an unforgettable experience.

            Freehand Los Angeles

            Located at 8th and Olive in the former Commercial Exchange building, The Freehand Hotel was accepted with instant acclaim for its hotel/hostel combination with modern boho-chic designs. Head upstairs and you’ll find the stunning rooftop pool deck, as well as the award-winning bar Broken Shaker. When you’re done soaking up the sunshine poolside, weekend nights bring a live DJ and crowds of nightlife enthusiasts.

            The London West Hollywood

            Located in the heart of the city, this rooftop pool offers sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. Along with breathtaking views, The London offers guests a wide range of upscale amenities such as handcrafted cocktails and an unparalleled menu of meal options that will leave you with a smile on your face. If you prefer a bit of privacy, consider renting out a cabana for a stylish shade from the LA sunshine.

            WET Deck at the W Hollywood

            The WET Deck at the W Hollywood sits right above the iconic Hollywood and Vine intersection, offering visitors breathtaking views of the neighborhood as they lounge by the pool in this laid-back experience. If you prefer a bit more privacy, reserve your own luxury cabana with bottle service for an exclusive touch. As the sun sets the WET Deck transforms into a high-energy pool party that you won’t want to miss.

            Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

            This David Hockney-designed pool is the epitome of Hollywood culture and history. Surrounded by sultry palm trees and the Tropicana Bar, the pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel proves to be the ideal place to catch a tan, and maybe even see a celebrity or two. Tasty drinks and choice music are always on the menu at the Roosevelt.

            The Standard Downtown LA

            Voted as one of the top 10 hotel pools in the world by Travel + Leisure, The Standard’s pool exudes relaxation. Vibrating water beds, a full cocktail lounge, and pristine blue water have taken this swimming masterpiece to the next level. They also host fun nighttime activities, such as bringing in live DJs and playing movies over a projector.

            Altitude Pool at SLS Beverly Hills

            Enjoy dedicated poolside service as you relax with some of the best views of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles when you visit Altitude Pool. Weekend DJs make Altitude an all-out pool party, including delicious drinks and the option to reserve a private cabana. If you’re looking for somewhere to lay out and soak up some sun in peace, don’t worry. Weekdays are all about relaxation and stress-free living.

            Veranda at Hotel Figueroa

            Downtown’s remodeled Hotel Figueroa brings guests open and spacious terrace dining and a poolside experience that takes relaxation and luxury to new heights. Veranda offers visitors a view of their unique, coffin-shaped pool, a full outdoor dining menu and drinks from world-class cocktail bar Rick’s. If you’re looking for a serene escape during your Downtown LA stay, the Hotel Figueroa pool is the perfect place to unwind.

            Viceroy Santa Monica Poolside Cabanas and Patio

            Dive into relaxation at Viceroy Santa Monica. Kick back on the patio, rest up in a private cabana, or take a dip in the pristine waters of this top tier pool. Cabanas are perfect for families or groups of friends looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and the patio is inviting for all who seek a leisurely day in the sun.

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              A Classic Getaway in St Tropez

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              Escape to St Tropez

              Every year, St Tropez draws thousands of travelers looking to experience a classic getaway in St Tropez and it’s picturesque beauty of southeastern France. It became known as a popular celebrity getaway ever since classic Hollywood stars began to frequent the small fishing town on the French Riviera. Since that mid-century discovery, the coastal village has blossomed into a destination offering the best of both worlds—charming, rustic character perfect for glamorous partying.




              Yacht Culture

              When in St. Tropez, a yacht charter is the secret to taking advantage of the city’s sparkling clear currents. Drawing sailors from around the world, ports bustle with vacationers and residents alike, ready to enjoy a smooth ride along the coast. Luxury yachts are available if you’re seeking the most sophisticated boating experience, whether it be for partying or working on your St. Tropez tan.

              Day cruise yacht charters are perfect for sightseeing and stopping off at all the trendiest locations down the shoreline. You can also aim for a holiday charter, allowing you to set sail for week-long excursions to places like Cannes or Iles de Lérins. No matter the itinerary, there’s a yacht fit for every traveler to truly take in the gentle breezes of the French Riviera.




              Daytime Dining

              When they aren’t sailing along St. Tropez’ tides, guests of Le Club 55, indulge in decadent French cuisine at one of the most exclusive establishments in the city. Reservations for the beachside bistro are nearly impossible to acquire, leaving those on the outside to daydream of the delicacies within.

              Le Club 55 has held its own as a celebrity hotspot ever since Brigitte Bardot graced its presence 50 years ago. It still remains at the top of A-list dining destinations thanks to popular dishes like the fresh vegetable platter, grilled langoustine tops, asparagus mousseline and fraises des bois dessert. Giving off the essence of a shorefront day party, it becomes easy to to celebrate the good life as groups often gather there to raise their glasses to another day in paradise.




              Elegant Hotels

              France is known for its historically breathtaking architecture and St. Tropez delivers with its classical yet luxurious hotels. In the Var region of the city, the 19th Century built Château de la Messardière paints the ideal picture of a magical French getaway. In offering over 100 rooms, it’s the town’s largest hotel, spanning an impressive 25 acres.

              Guests get to take advantage of the spacious landscape through the many on-site amenities. The gourmet L’Acacia restaurant serves as a romantic, Mediterranean-style culinary experience, overlooking the beaches of Pampelonne. The Château bar Le Soleil d’Eau creates a sultry lounge environment for an intimate cocktail. Guests can also escape to the bar’s Terrace to take in the warm, summer breeze. For those seeking a bit of enlightenment, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the palace’s in-house art gallery. The collection showcases international artists’ exhibitions, highlighting works by Victoire de la Messardière, a descendant of the Messardière family.

              What was once a small fishing village can now call itself a festive city with alluring charm. From yacht tours to beachside celebrations, St. Tropez is the place to gather for a mesmerizing taste of the French Riviera. As the glowing sun sets along the coastline, you won’t regret paying a visit to the city that has it all.




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                The Future of Hospitality Technology

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                Future of Hospitality Technology

                As modern technology continues to develop at a rapid speed, the hospitality industry has responded by embracing new and innovative ways of integrating tech into businesses. The industry has been able to use technology to increase efficiency from targeted marketing, to POS systems, to loyalty programs. With enhancing the guest experience being the ultimate goal, new trends in the future of hospitality technology are set to disrupt the market and create a world of convenience both for businesses and their guests.




                Nightlife

                With the hustle and bustle of managing lively guests experiences, the nightlife industry has been impacted by tech advancements such as exposure through social media algorithms and venue information provided by search engines. As for apps, there have been many companies making their foray into nightlife in attempts to boost the guest experience during their night out.

                The up-and-coming Qorum combines mobile, cardless bar tabs with the mindful goal of providing a free ride home for anyone spending 60 minutes at participating bars. With venues offering discounts for in-app purchases, users can drink worry-free as a partnership with Uber allows their ride home to be covered by Qorum. Venues benefit from Qorum’s automated digital marketing while users get recommendations for where they should spend their night. Qorum’s technology platform aims to combat the social problems associated with drunk driving and the nightlife problems of EMV compliance and unclosed bar tabs. Part city guide and part designated driver, Qorum is set to disrupt the market as cash and card payments quickly become a thing of the past.

                Nightlife venues are also being enhanced onsite by creative visuals and displays. Companies like Gesturetek have the ability to create interactive tables and bar tops that add a touch of innovation to typical nightlife decor. Zuzor creates interactive walls where motion sensors detect guests’ movements, making for a fun way to become a part of a venue’s scenery. In a generation of social media being a prime way for nightlife brands to market themselves through guest-generated content, these types of enhancements within the space create a draw for patrons looking for visual elements to share online.




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                Hotels

                The hotel industry has raised guest expectations through the years from mobile device room entry to seamless automated check-in systems. The impact of these types of enhancements has created a push to further explore how a traveler’s stay can be personalized to fit their lifestyle. The company Keypr has created a centralized platform for guests to have their every need addressed right at their fingertips.

                They can log on via mobile or in-room tablet to check into the hotel, arrange for room cleaning, book restaurant reservations or use a customized variety of other services. To enhance the experience among staff, Alice is a system that allows different hotel departments to communicate in one manageable platform. Hotel operations are then made easier as management, staff, concierge, and guests are all connected through a single outlet.

                Many hotel properties have also started analyzing ways to conserve energy, taking on eco-friendly practices to enhance sustainability. Smart lighting systems can automate usage to improve energy consumption. Places like the Chatwal Hotel in New York have used this method in upgrading to LED lighting, saving the hotel annual expenses as well as reducing energy consumption 90%. These types of thoughtful tech improvements have also improved hotel air conditioning and heating practices.




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                Restaurants

                Dining locations often see hundreds of guests walk in and out of their doors on a daily basis, and embrace ways to utilize technology in their management operations. In the past decade, systems like OpenTable and Resy have set the standard with being able to organize CRM data along with creating the convenience of mobile engagement for guests. SevenRooms has taken reservation software to the next level in being able to combine guest data among multiple venue locations, generate automatic close out reports, and send alerts directly to management about important guest activities and purchases as they are placed in the integrated POS system.

                There are also structural elements of restaurants that are being enhanced by new technologies. Digital ordering has slowly made its way into restaurants in the form of self-service kiosks and tabletop ordering. Customers can browse menu options and pay all within the device, reducing the need for human workers and streamlining the dining experience. An expanding trend in restaurants has skipped the brick and mortar experience altogether, with online ordering apps enabling ghost kitchens to operate and deliver to customers directly. These kitchens have the ability to create multiple brands on apps and websites, all being served out of the same online-only kitchen.

                Technology’s role in hospitality will likely continue to grow in the future as many venues will find it to be a necessity rather than an option. With guests becoming more used to competitors offering the convenience of automated systems and mobile integration, businesses will need to focus on staying ahead of the curve to continue to meet ever-rising guest expectations.

                 

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                  The Best Parties at Miami Music Week 2020

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                  Miami Music Week

                  Note: This year’s Miami Music Week has been indefinitely postponed as of March 12th, 2020. Miami leaders and sbe representatives made this decision in reaction to the possible safety hazard of the globally-spreading COVID-19 virus.

                  Miami Music Week 2020 is right around the corner, which means EDM fans from around the country are getting ready to gather in Miami for a week of fun and festivities. Miami Music Week is a collection of concerts revolving around the genre of EDM, with pool parties and club events all leading up to the crowning jewel, Ultra Music Festival. With more than a thousand artists scheduled to appear from all over the world, and countless influencers and celebrities making appearances, it’s sure to be one of the biggest music events of the year. 




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                  SLS + Hyde Beach Parties

                  The SLS Hotel and Hyde Beach will bring Miami Music Week an electric selection of parties happening every day from March 18th-22nd, 2020, right along South Beach. Hosting an all-star lineup of artists such as Kaskade, The Chainsmokers and NERVO will make the Hyde Beach Parties an unforgettable Miami Music Week experience for all who attend. 

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                  Ultra Music Festival

                  Note: This year’s Ultra Music Festival has been indefinitely postponed as of March 4th, 2020. Miami leaders and Ultra representatives made this decision in reaction to the possible safety hazard of the globally-spreading COVID-19 virus.

                  The event everyone looks forward to throughout the week, Ultra Music Festival is a three-day music event that just doesn’t stop. With almost 200,000 people in attendance each year, Ultra Music Festival hosts big names such such as Flume, Major Lazer and David Guetta.




                  Do Not Sit on Miami Music Week

                  On March 16th-22nd, 2020, Do Not Sit on the Furniture will host a series of events featuring some of the biggest, up-and-coming EDM acts. Artists like Adisyn, Felix Da Housecat, Fur Coat, Goldcap, Cassy, Behrouz and Dude Skywalker are set to appear throughout the week making Do Not Sit on the Furniture one of the hottest destinations in the city.

                  Get Lost Miami

                  Get Lost Miami has established itself as one of the craziest parties of the week, with a full 24-hours of non-stop dancing. The marathon event will take place on March 21st, 2020 at an all new venue with a circus theme for its 15th year. Get ready to dance the night away during the party that will have everyone talking long after it ends.

                  No Sugar Added

                  NSA is hands down the best daytime Miami Music Week party there is with huge names like Robin Schulz with more to be announced. Hosted at Delano South Beach, which spans a whole block of prime beachfront property, NSA will be one for the books, taking place on March 21st, 2020.

                  Dirtybird Players

                  Clubspace Miami will be the site of the annual Dirtybird party with artists performing on both The Terrace and The Loft from the night of March 20th, 2020 into the afternoon of the 21st. The huge lineup will be sure to impress for fans ready to party all night long.

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                    Experience Elegance at the Most Luxurious Hotels in NYC

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                    Luxury Hotels in NYC

                    New York City has a history of helping to define modern fashion, business, and luxury. You’ll have plenty of activities to do and places to see in this bustling metropolis, and a luxury hotel stay will make for an elegant experience during your visit. To help you choose the best of the best during your next trip to the Big Apple, take a look at how to vacation in style at the most luxurious hotels in NYC.




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                    The St. Regis in New York

                    Located at the heart of midtown Manhattan, The St. Regis in New York is one of the top-rated hotels in the city, and for good reason. The St. Regis prides itself on their sophisticated setting, friendly staff, great views of the skyline and a large variety of guest amenities. If you’re looking to indulge in a lavish stay, the St. Regis is sure to surpass your expectations.




                    Baccarat Hotel New York

                    Whether you prefer old or new, Paris or New York, you’ll find it all at the Baccarat Hotel New York located right next to Central Park. The hotel, which opened in 2015, includes French and modern-American architecture and design blended together in perfect harmony to create a dreamlike atmosphere.




                    The Peninsula New York

                    The Peninsula New York has often been referred to as a “cocoon of peace and quiet” among the everyday hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue. With an award-winning spa and health club, a beautiful rooftop terrace and elegant rooms, it’s easy to see why critics rave about this top hotel destination.

                    Mandarin Oriental, New York

                    This Asian-inspired luxury hotel can be found on the 35th floor of the Time Warner building, and offers 244 rooms, each with an incredible view of a different part of the city. The Mandarin Oriental hotel can be described only as luxury in the sky, with high-end accommodations such as Italian linens and an incredible spa. Spanning 14,500 square feet, it includes everything from a lap pool to full body natural spa treatments.

                    The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

                    The Ritz in New York City sits right along the south side of Central Park placing you in the middle of one of the most highly-coveted locations in the city. The views of the park alone are enough to attract most guests, but you’ll also be impressed by this 5-star luxury hotel offering perks like deep-soaking tubs, a wonderfully tasty bistro and a full luxury spa.

                    Park Hyatt New York

                    As a part of the towering One57 building, Park Hyatt New York has views that would put the highrises of Dubai to shame. This hotel brings a whole new meaning to the word luxury with espresso makers in every room and unique furniture and decor. They have embraced the latest in luxury hospitality technology to include televisions in the bathroom mirrors and relaxing rain showers giving you a tranquil break from exploring the city during your Park Hyatt stay.

                    The Towers at Lotte New York Palace

                    This Midtown East icon of luxury living offers incredible views of the city, guest services that go above and beyond, ample accommodations and much more. The hotel’s prime location means Rockefeller Center and Times Square are just a brief walk away. Fireplaces in each room, a 24-hour gym and spa and full butler service are also perks you can expect when you stay at The Towers.

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