Hotels

Under the instruction from professional drivers, experience the thrill of driving a supercar as part of #WaldorfExperiences

Following a successful test drive in 2014, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts shifts into the fast lane with the global launch of Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences, now bookable for guests across North America, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates at 10 of the brand’s 26 hotels and resorts. The package includes access to new Ferrari, […]

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Top Five Exciting New European Hotels In 2014

by Guest Contributor on June 11, 2014

Top Five Exciting New European Hotels In 2014 (via http://www.citytripplanner.com/travel/) Whether you’re a first-time traveller leaving your home country for the first time or a seasoned jetsetter with stamps and visas on every page of your passport, one thing is common to the vast majority of trips abroad: the need to find a place to…

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Photo Friday: The Blue Mansion, Penang, Malaysia

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 14, 2014

Blue Mansion, Penang

Always on the list of must-visit spots in Penang, Malaysia, the Blue Mansion is officially known as Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, named after a 19th-century merchant. Built at the end of the century, the mansion is a vivid indigo blue, making it hard to miss, and boasts 38 rooms, 7 staircases, and 220 leaded Gothic-style […]

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Chocolate Dinner Menu at Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 20, 2013

Chocolate has lots of variations and room for exploration. Just look at this collaboration between the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong and master Swiss chocolatier LINDT. They’ve created – again – a new six-course interactive chocolate dining experience at the world’s highest Chef’s Table. This perfect meal for chocolate lovers is offered from November 18th, 2013 through […]

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Cameron House Celebrates Scottish Holiday Traditions

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 13, 2013

TTW suitcase

For travelers seeking a culturally rich place to celebrate the winter holidays, Cameron House on Loch Lomond offers special activities for both families and couples during the last weeks of December. The luxury hotel adds a classic Scottish touch to traditional Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year’s celebrations, providing its guests with a variety of […]

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Hotel Review: 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky

by Jenni Ingersoll on January 11, 2013

21c hotel, Louisville Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky might be known to the world as home to the famous Churchill Downs and its prestigious Kentucky Derby.  Some might even know it as the birthplace of  America’s native spirit, Bourbon.  Until recently Louisville would not have made my list of cities housing one of the top ten hotels in the world.  Still, […]

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Gaylord Opryland: A Weekend To Sing About

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 8, 2012

Nashville, Tennessee is undeniably the the heart and soul of country music. With many artists living, working and recording in this town, country music fans flock to Music City as it is nicknamed.  An easy drive and convenient one-tank trip from numerous cities within the Midwest, Nashville makes a great weekend destination. My family and I set out […]

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Getaway Canada: Quebec City

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 3, 2012

Chateau Frontenac Quebec City Canada

Located along the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America.  The city was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608, and given an Algonquin name meaning “where the river narrows.”  Quebec City was originally a walled city and it remaining ramparts, giving it some of its historical charm, […]

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Every Room is Different at This Madrid Hotel

by Rita Cook on April 2, 2012

White Room

Madrid’s Hotel Silken Puerta America is located in an Art Deco building about 15 minutes from the Madrid Barajas International Airport.  The 12-story building of red, purple, yellow, and orange, is the only hotel of its kind in the world and an art lover’s paradise.  The exterior of the hotel was designed by the French architect Jean […]

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Review: Aria Las Vegas

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 13, 2012

ARIA Hotel Las Vegas

With so many hotels in Las Vegas to choose from, how can you possible choose the right one for your personal preferences, preferred location, and budget?  It can be a tough choice, but for a value luxury option – at a price point that won’t break the bank – take a look at the ARIA […]

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