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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama: Drink in the Scenic Views of this Relaxing Resort Getaway

Packed with amenities and located on a mile-long portion of one of Panama's legendary beaches, The Westin Playa Bonita Panama is an ideal destination for those looking to experience a resort-like destination while still being close enough to Panama City to enjoy a cosmopolitan nightlife. Beautiful, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean welcome guests to their rooms and the property's many features provide a lovely respite from daily stresses.

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Grand Hyatt Taipei: A Pinnacle of Modern Luxury & Innovative Style in the Xinyi District

In a metropolitan setting, the Grand Hyatt Taipei hotel sits in the Xinyi district, and stands as a pillar of five-star luxury. From the grandeur of the atrium lobby to its number of fine dining restaurants and elegant suites with stunning views, the property is a true example of the splendor that comes with fine design and innovative style.

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Mud Treatments, Cozy Lounges and Scenic Views of Ireland Welcome Guests at the Coastal Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, nestled among several beaches that jut out into the Atlantic Ocean near the most-southern point of Ireland in County Cork, is reached via a winding road that skirts hillsides on one side and the sea on the other. It is comprised of a series of buildings, with the main hotel as the central, largest one and a number of houses adjoining it.

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Tags: IrelandEuropean VacationsFine DiningLuxury SpaBoutique Hotel

A Hideaway for Foodies: Hotel Thierry Drapeau Has Boutique Charm and Michelin-Star Prestige

If Hotel Thierry Drapeau is anything to go by, all hotels should be run by chefs. Stylish, spacious and airy, this four-star, 14-room boutique property, opened just last year in rural Vendée. It is located a half-hour drive from Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region of southwest France, and is a cross between a fine art gallery and contemporary accommodation par excellence.

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White Sandy Beaches and Crystal Clear Waters Are Just a Part of the Magic of Amanpulo

The Philippines are an extraordinary set of islands. More than 200 volcanoes, 12,000 species of seashells and 488 of the 500 known coral reef species in the world are found within the 22,000 miles of the country's coastline. It's no wonder that Amanresorts, the hotel group that uses the world's most extraordinary sites for its property locations, placed Amanpulo on the tropical paradise of Pamalican Island.

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Tags: Exotic VacationsAmanresortsBoutique HotelsTropical Vacations

Find Out How The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is Upping the Ante For Eco-Friendly Hotels

Many hotels are making strides to go green with eco-friendly practices, but the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has always been a pioneer on the hospitality green scene. Having initiated its earth-friendly program in 2007 when it first opened, the property is well ahead of other hotels and resorts that are just dipping their toe into the social responsibility pool. Even so, this property continues to expand its cadre of eco-friendly features, raising the bar ever higher with the hope others will follow its lead.

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Celebrity Hairstylist Josť†Eber Opens Salon at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Admirers of hair guru José Eber can now hear those famous words, “Shake your head, dahling!” at Eber’s salon at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. Eber is one of the world’s most recognized hairstylists and has tended to Hollywood’s most famous tresses for four decades. He's now partnered with Four Seasons to open his eponymous salon at the iconic oceanfront property.

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Virgin Limited Edition Sets its Sights on African Vineyard with Purchase of Mont Rochelle

Virgin Limited Edition has entered into a contract with the owners of Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard to buy the 22-bedroom hotel in Franschhoek, South Africa — which sits about 45 minutes from Cape Town. The gorgeous property will join the likes of the diverse group of Virgin hotels like the British Virgin Islands' Necker Island, The Roof Gardens in London, and South Africa's Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.

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Retreat to The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles for an Urban Spa Getaway

If you’re an urban warrior seeking a luxury pampering experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles’ spa is a great escape from the daily grind. Downtown is a Mecca of excitement, especially now that LA Live/Staples Center is the new hub, and sitting in the heart of all the activities is the chic Ritz spa.

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Charley Akers' Unmasking the Artist Photography Exhibit Featured at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Using featured Southern California artists from the 2014 Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach as his subjects, photographer Charley Akers is bringing his photography exhibit to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel from May 8 to August 30. Akers has been described as having an uncanny "ability to disarm the subject and catch a singular moment of who the artist is at their core."

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Find the Comforts of Home at The Gant Aspen by Destination Hotels & Resorts' Condo Rentals

Big city living can take its toll on anyone, and an escape to a place  that offers cosmopolitan amenities blended with natural beauty can be a sure way to recharge and refresh anyone looking for a break from the hustle and bustle. Aspen is home to around 6,500 residences year-round, and has always been a popular retreat for celebrities and jetsetters. Downtown is home to luxury shopping, restaurants, bars and the infamous members-only Caribou Club. 

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Copenhagen's Marchal Restaurant at Hotel D'Angleterre Earns a Prestigious Michelin Star

Currently in Copenhagen, only a handful of Michelin Stars have been given out to fifteen restaurants. Of those fifteen, only one hotel restaurant has been given the prestigious star-rating. Headed by Executive Chef Ronny Emborg, Marchal received its star on March 12, 2014 following a 2.5-year renovation that has paid off better than they could have ever expected.

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Own Your Little Piece of Colorado at Vail Cascade Resort by Destination Hotels & Resorts' Residences

Nestled at the bottom of Vail Mountain in the small Colorado ski town of the same name, complete with a picturesque snow-covered Rocky Mountain backdrop, and the gorgeous babbling Gore Creek, is the iconic Vail Cascade Resort by Destination Hotels & Resorts.

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W Austin Puts You in The Center of The Live Music Capital of the World

In a city known for music, W Austin makes some noise of its own with a modern décor, bright pops of color and plenty of artwork around the hotel in homage to the Live Music Capital of the World. Whether you are booking an overnight stay, wanting a trendy place dine, or looking to relax in the spa, the W Austin has it all, conveniently wrapped inside a stylish hotel with sweeping views of downtown.

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Belize's Remote Matachica Resort & Spa Creates a Luxury Retreat With Only 26 Villas

Tucked away in a secluded area on sandy white beaches overlooking the gorgeous turquoise waters of the nearby Belizean barrier reef, Matachica Resort & Spa offers guests an escape from the everyday. Twenty six villas incorporate local and contemporary art and architecture in charming thatch-roof structures complete hammocks installed on the porches. The property has a number of onsite activities to participate such as Jade Spa and the award-winning Mambo Restaurant.

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