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By Stacy Small | A curated look at what's hot, hip & hapening in luxury travel.

An abandoned terminal at New York's JFK airport is being transformed into a swanky new hotel

For decades, New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport has stood as one of the world's largest aviation hubs, servicing some 50 million passengers a year. But modern times have seen it fall behind pioneering airports in places like Singapore and Zurich, which have begun adding facilities …

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13 incredible destinations that are now easier to visit

A raft of UK airlines have announced the new destinations they want to take you this year.<p>Carriers regularly chop and change the routes they operate, but the new year is the best time to pay attention to the exciting additions to the UK’s travel map over the next 12 months.<p>Read on for the pick of …

Celebrity Chefs

10 Hotel Trends That Will Shape Guest Experience in 2017

“What’s the biggest trend in ______ you’re seeing these days?”<p>This is a question we here at Skift field every day, 24/7, 365 days a year, and one …

Trends

Top 10 restaurants in Napa Valley

Known first and foremost for its incredible wines produced from award-winning family-run vineyards, Napa Valley is also an excellent place for …

See 31 Incredible Luxury Hotels Opening Around the World This Year

1 of 31<p>Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills<p>The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will spread across 12 floors and offer unobstructed views from its 170 rooms. …

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7 new ski hotels to stay at this winter

From pricey remodels to new builds, here’s what’s fresh in lodging<p>Thanks to a shorter construction season and an array of challenging zoning laws to navigate, the pace of ski town development can seem slow moving. But with most ski town economies now fully recovered from the Great Recession, a new …

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15 of the Most Expensive Hotel Suites in New York City

Baccarat Suite at Baccarat Hotel and Residences New YorkDelicate crystal barware and ornate chandeliers from the Baccarat brand define this hotel’s biggest suite. Still, The Baccarat Suite proves there’s more to this showy hotel (designed by the French duo Gilles & Boissier) than crystals. …

Hotels

The Best Hotel in Every State

In central Vermont, there’s a 1795 farmhouse and 20 rustic cottages perched on 300 acres of wildflower meadows and pine forests. Twin Farms, a …

Travel

Ex-Goldman Trader Sells Tourists Access to Top Tokyo Restaurants

Are you a business traveler who wants to jump to the front of the waiting list for Tokyo’s most exclusive restaurants? Check out this former Goldman …

The 20 Best Holiday Gifts to Buy Women Who Travel

Mon Purse Liberté Travel Wallet<p>Ancient Greek Sandals<p>Country Road Scarf<p>Papier d'Amour Leather Journal<p>Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist<p>Memo …

7 Overlooked Tropical Islands to Visit in 2017

With winter approaching and the new year only a few weeks away, right now is a great time to start thinking about your next tropical getaway that involves sunny blue skies and white sanded beaches.<p>In this post, you'll get ideas for some of the best, hidden tropical islands to visit in 2017. I've …

Airport therapy animals take stress out of travel

Whether you hate to fly or just dread the security lines, airports can be stressful places. There's the race for the gates, the lugging of luggage …

Nobu Matsuhisa’s insider Tokyo

Tokyo is an incredibly sophisticated city, and the energy here is like nowhere else on earth. Despite the hustle and bustle, however, the pace of …

Japan

25 Top Luxury Hotels and Spas in Switzerland

Breathtaking, spellbinding, romantic and idyllic – <b>Switzerland</b> is on the dream holiday list of anyone and everyone you talk to. It has a fabled aura …

Hotels

Morocco’s best coastal resorts

Beaches might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Morocco, but the North African country boasts miles of beautiful …

13 Beautiful Resorts Where the British Royalty Spend Their Vacations

Most historians agree the British monarchy began losing political power all the way back in 1215, when King John of England signed the Magna Carta, transitioning the nation over to constitutional law. Eight centuries later, our beloved British royals serve more as regal figureheads than as …

These Tech-Forward Carry-ons Will Make Travel a Breeze

Getting to travel the world — whether on a budget-friendly outing in Copenhagen, an Instagram-inspired Disneyland visit, a warm-weather vacation to beat the cold or a wine lover’s dream trip — is a huge privilege, but planning and packing for the trip can still add a lot of stress to your …

9 Reasons Why Now is the Perfect Time to Travel

Been putting off your dream trip? Want to check a few more places off that bucket list? Feel like fleeing the country?<p>Whatever your reason for …

The 7 Most Breathtaking Overwater Villas in the World

Let’s face it, we all have (or want) to have experiences with our friends that are the epitome of #squadgoals. One of the best ways to go about …

French Polynesia

These 15 Airport Lounges Are Oddly Nicer Than Your House

15.<p>Doha Lounge – Qatar Airways<p>Passengers are treated like royalty with chauffeur-driven cars to the plane, a 5- star spa, and an extensive range of …

Cambodia Luxury Tourism: A Model For Others To Follow

Children with buffalos on Koh Rong Beach. Image courtesy of Song Saa Resort via Mark Bibby Jackson<p>The world is getting smaller, with travel companies …

Travel

The New Way to Shop for Art: At Luxury Hotels

Now guests have the opportunity to discover and purchase local art work, without needing to seek out a gallery in an unfamiliar place.<p>Imagine waking up in New York's Museum of Modern Art, or tucking yourself into bed surrounded by rare photography or oversize sculptures. At Hotel Café Royal, a …

Art

The 20 best countries to travel to right now, according to travelers

As part of their annual readers' travel awards, Condé Nast Traveler just released a list of the best countries in the world. The list is based on readers' votes on what countries have the best food, feature the best places to stay, and offer the most bang for your buck.<p>The countries that made the …

Travel

8 Awesome Gadgets Every Female Traveler Should Check Out

For some of us, wanderlust never dies. And whether you are a jetsetter, businesswoman, or nomadic wanderer, having the right tools for the trip can …

Gear & Gadgets

Nine of the Most Remote Resorts in North America

×<p>Goods<p>Where To Go<p>What To Buy<p>How To Live<p>Cities<p>Nation<br>• New York<br>• Los Angeles<br>• San Francisco<br>• Chicago<p>We Don't Need Roads<p>Nine North American destinations so far …

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The best places to travel in September

5 Secret Hotels Practically No One Knows About

From daily wine tastings to in-room aromatherapy, these luxury accommodations spoil their guests like no other.<p>Talk about a travel secret that's been kept hush-hush.<p>Hotels across the country are rolling out smaller, boutique hotels within more established hotels, CNN reports. Not to be confused …

Hotels

Marriott Is Preparing For Gen Z With An Innovation Lab Hotel

At the Charlotte location, the chain is trying out a bunch of new concepts that guests can evaluate by pushing a button or swiping a screen.<p>The Marriott in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, offers a familiar scene to anyone who's ever set foot in one of the chain's properties. Guests are often in …

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