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Want To Drive a Ferrari? Head to the Waldorf Astoria

Behind the wheel of a Ferrari, a McLaren, and a Lamborghini all in one day? It's not just a fantasy: Condé Nast Traveler assistant fashion editor Mara …

Driving

This Award-Winning Hotel Design Showcases Floating and Mobile Luxury Suites

For wanderlusters eager to explore unspoilt nooks nestled on inland waters—picturesque corners of the world largely neglected due to their inaccessibility—Serbia-based design firm Salt & Water has devised a way for travelers to relish such organic sites in comfort and style, without having to worry …

Hotels

‘Dirty Dancing’ Catskills Hotel to Become Billionaire’s Yoga Hub

Kutsher's Hotel and Country Club in Monticello, New York, the scene of the 'Dirty Dancing' movie and formerly an all-inclusive resort that drew area …

Dirty Dancing
Hotels

Fun for the kids as mermaids and submarines come at the luxurious Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

With its turquoise waters and white-sand beaches, the Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is all set to welcome families and their…Continue Reading …

11 most expensive luxury hotels around the world

There is a lot that makes a hotel charge an astounding $1000 per night for a room. For one, these hotels cash…Continue Reading 11 most expensive …

Hotels

Paris Airport welcomes ‘I Love Paris’, its first Michelin-star offering

Airports have come a long way from serving cold, stale food or buy-and-fly favorites McDonalds to now dishing out a Michelin star gourmet specials. …

Paris

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express begins a historic journey to Berlin in 2016

The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will take a new, enchanting train journey through the rich history of Europe, starting 2016. Giving its …

Europe Travel

Loews’ New Regency Brand and the Challenge of the Next-Generation Luxury Consumer

The Bespoke specialty suite at Loews Regency New York Hotel. Loews Hotels
Skift Take:
The new Loews Regency brand is launching at an opportune time in …

Branding

Singapore Airlines Introduces: A New Class of Travel

Honored as one of the world’s best airlines, Singapore Airlines' modern fleet covers 60 destinations in over 30 countries.

In keeping with its reputation as an industry leader, it will unveil Premium Economy Class in 2015, giving discerning travelers yet one more reason to choose Singapore …

Asia Travel

Architect Jean-Michel Gathy names five key luxury hotel trends

Principal Designer at Denniston Architects – Jean-Michel Gathy has specialised in luxury hospitality design for over 30 years. He is the creative

Hotels

Sir Richard Branson launches Virgin Atlantic flights between Detroit Metro and London

Romulus — Wearing a “Detroit Hustles Harder” T-shirt, Sir Richard Branson, president and founder of Virgin Atlantic, touched down at Detroit …

Detroit

Details, Cash And Dedication Are Behind Spice Island Beach Resort's Quest To Be The Best

What makes a great hotel? It’s a question that I have sat at countless dinners hearing top hoteliers discuss what separates the most special ones from others that are excellent. One point often made, but not generally covered in travel reviews is the owner. The best brands and best managers …

Luxury Lifestyle

Top 10 Island Beaches For Unplugging

There are beaches for partying, beaches for swimming, and beaches for doing absolutely nothing at all. If you're after the latter, we've got you covered. These are the best beaches for relaxing, according to Condé Nast Traveler readers.

10. Banana Bay, St. Kitts & Nevis

Though much of St. Kitts has …

Top 10

The 10 Most Visited Cities of 2015

Every year, MasterCard puts together its Global Destination Cities Index, which tracks airline ticket purchases, souvenir purchases, and other travel …

Asia Travel

The World's Most Famous Streets

From Abbey Road to Broadway, the world's most famous streets have become travel destinations in their own right.

Abbey Road Studios

3 Days In San Francisco

Even though San Francisco has undergone massive changes as of late (thanks to an infusion of Silicon Valley money), it hasn't lost all of its quirky …

San Francisco Bay Area

15 hotels that used to be prisons

Hotels

Is This the World's Most Beautiful Hotel Tennis Court?

"The view at Il San Pietro di Positano overlooking the cliffs at sunset is breathtaking," says tennis pro Maria Sharapova. It doesn’t take a five-time Grand Slam champion to appreciate the transcendent beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea at dusk, with Capri lingering fabulously in the distance, from the …

Hotels

Shangri La Becomes Fastest Growing Luxury Hotel

It even sounds glam. The Shangri La hotel group has become the world’s fastest growing luxury hotel as ranked by consumer interest, the Digital Luxury Group said in a report released on Tuesday.

Hong Kong based Shangri La is five star luxury resort hotel chain that cut its teeth in Singapore back in …

Hotels

Peninsula Hotels relaunches its wellness program with a new centre in Bangkok

Continuing to bring bespoke services to its guests, the Peninsula Hotels have announced their newest initiative, the Peninsula Wellness, a spa, …

Wellness

The 12 Best Cooking Classes at Hotels

If social media has proved anything over the last few years, it's that we are all a bunch of not-so-closeted foodies -- especially when we …

Cooking

5 Outrageous Luxury Hotels Now Underway

Scores of luxury hotels debut all over the globe each year. While every shiny new development strives to shatter the industry’s gold standard in terms of services and amenities, some aim to stand out from the pack in a far more daring way, putting on ostentatious architectural masks molded out of …

Hotels

Hawaii’s Best Hidden Beaches

We love Waikiki as much as the next person, but its crowded, resort-studded shore isn’t exactly what you’d call tranquil. If it’s serenity and …

Hawaii

14 Under-the-Radar Beaches You Should Visit

We’re always looking for alternatives to the over-crowded, touristy beaches of the world. Here are our editors’ picks for the best lesser-known …

Beaches

What it's like onboard the swanky 'Uber for helicopters,' where riders get served rosé in sippy cups

Uber

Back with a bang! The iconic Los Cabos Resort reopens doors to guests

The One&Only Palmilla Los Cabos reopened its doors to guests on April 20 after it was closed last September due to damage from Hurricane Odile. One …

Los Cabos

12 reasons why St Moritz should be at the top of your travel bucket list

We all like a bit of magic in our lives. And what can be more magical than crystal sheets of snow spread…Continue Reading 12 reasons why St Moritz …

Luxury Lifestyle

Indulge in a ‘Happy Suite Diamond’ experience with Mandarin Oriental Geneva and Chopard

When two luxury brands come together to offer an experience, you can be assured an experience like no other. Uber luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental, …

Geneva