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The List: 10 Romantic Suites For Lovers

The research is all but complete, the destination has been selected, and now all that’s left is the room. Picking the right room in the right hotel can transform a simple break into the lovers’ getaway of a lifetime, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. To help provide inspiration, we’ve brought together ten of our favorite romantic suites in some choice global destinations.


The List: 5 Best BFF Weekends

When a romantic relationship is on the rocks or breaks up altogether, who has your back? Friends. So whether one is currently unattached or coupled-up, skip the typical hoopla of Valentine’s Day to wrangle best buds and reclaim the weekend for endless platonic love. Taking cues from a few famous squads, we’ve picked the five best kinds of BFF weekends.


The List: 9 Romantic Retreats

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for couples to stoke the fires away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As big believers in the power of love (and not just the Frankie Goes to Hollywood jam), we’ve traversed the globe to find nine swoon-worthy sanctuaries located in seriously sexy local


10 Questions: Srikant Peri, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Srikant Peri, of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives.


The List: 9 Hotels for Live Music

When the legendary Rat Pack took to the stage at The Sands Las Vegas in 1963, they didn’t just perform what would become one of music’s most notable live records; they also changed the face of hotel entertainment forever. To distinguish from the herd, hotels began putting an emphasis on performances, a trend that continues to this day. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite hotels for live music.

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10 Questions: Stefano Baratelli, Eden Roc at Cap Cana

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Stefano Baratelli of Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.


The List: 8 Stylish Hotels For 4 Fashion Weeks

Fashion Week is primed to turn Paris, Milan, New York and London into a giant catwalk over the coming weeks, providing the perfect excuse for a city break to these style capitals. While in town it’s a must to stay in suitably trendy digs, so we’ve brought together eight hotels that are at home in the world of high fashion.


Stays Inspired by: 2016 Oscars Best Picture Nominees

Within the four walls of a cinema, films transport moviegoers to far off places, both past and present, real or imagined. To take it a step further, use this year’s Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees as a travel guide, experiencing the locations (characters in their own right) firsthand. But skip the stress of being say, the real frontiersman Hugh Glass depicted in The Revenant, and live cushier, like Leonardo DiCaprio on holiday (Victoria’s Secret models not included).


The List: 11 Extraordinary Soaker Tubs

Whether they offer a spectacular view, or help foster a sense of having your own in-room spa, the ability to retire to a luxurious soaker tub at the end of the day is something to be cherished. If making a splash on your next trip sounds appealing, read on as we take a look at 10 hotels that offer soaker tubs to remember.


The List: 8 Relaxing Wellness Retreats

After a December spent indulging in the excesses of the holidays, January provides the perfect opportunity to take stock and make some healthy lifestyle choices. Whether this means swearing off vices, improving fitness or squeezing in some spa treatments, a range of hotels specialize in helping guests achieve their aims. Read on as we select eight of our favorite health and wellness retreats.

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