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What defines great hotel service? What makes hospitality personnel five-star? Hospitality expert Eric Weiss on the rules of true luxury hotel service.
Find out what defines boutique hotels, see some nice examples, and decide if a boutique hotel is your style.
Why some luxury travelers, especially those with American Express cards, join Inspirato with American Express, an elite vacation club.
The 10 best luxury dining restaurants in Vegas according to the Sin City dining critics who wrote EATING LAS VEGAS.
What defines a luxury hotel or resort? Here's what About Guide's to Luxury Travel thinks luxury hotels must offer and do.
What are the best dining experiences in Mexico City? Here are the Top 10 restaurants and food places in
See if you agree with our picks for the world's top 10 best luxury travel destinations and vacation places, old and new.
Is a private jet in your luxury travel plans? Here's everything you were wondering about private jet flights & private jet flights. Page 2.
Great dining is a good reason to get away to Revel hotel resort in Atlantic city, with excellent, varied restaurants and bars.
Los Cabos is more than a party magnet. Cabo is a sophisticated Mexico beach destination with world-class hotels, dining, spas, golf, whale-watching, and celebrity-spotting.
Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Thailand is a luxury resort hotel that travel magazines rave about. See why.
How to get into hotel club floor rooms and enjoy VIP luxury travel perks. Club floor rooms cost more. Are they worth it? In a word, usually.
The 5 best Quebec City restaurants, dining, and can't-miss eating experiences in French Canada's capital.
The Virtuoso luxury travel network plans high-end vacations and gives its members hotel upgrades and other exclusive perks.
Where should you eat in Cancun? Here, American dining critics round up Cancun's best restaurants. Yum.
Traveling lighter means traveling happier. Here's how to pack light and fly carryon only.
Cancun luxury travel? That's the name of the game these days. If you're wondering about luxury vacations in Cancun, the info is right here.
India Hicks' insider travel guide to Harbour Island in the Bahamas, known for pink sand beaches, where this British-born model and designer lives.
Luxury Link can get you great travel deals on luxury travel vacations. Here's how Luxury Link works.
What can hotels do better? What hotel trends make you crazy? (Bolted-in hangers, MIA wakeup calls?) Here's a fun look at hotel service, good and bad.
Are you a real luxury traveler, or just someone who likes fancy hotels? Here are the 12 tipoffs of luxury travel wannabes.
The Ritz-Carlton is a luxury hotel legend. See what makes it different from other five-star hotels, and decide if you'll like Ritz-Carlton.
A 60-foot-long whale shark will tell you you're not the center of the universe. See what it's like to jump in and swim with whale sharks in Cancun.
Taking railroad trains in Italy is the way to finesse your Italian vacation travel.
A quick look at the famous Hotel Byblos, where celebrities and models stay and party in St. Tropez on the French Riviera.
Why the Water Club at Borgata is a great luxury hotel choice on the Jersey Shore in Atlantic City, NJ.
Tarquinia, Italy, is near Rome but un-touristy, with thrilling Etruscan history and spectacular art and architecture (and best-in-your-life pizza nearby).
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Ritz-Carlton Seoul Hotel, in Gangnam, has Gangnam style! See if the Ritz-Carton will be your best place to stay in Seoul, South Korea.
Fort Lauderdale luxury travel in mind? Here are the best hotels, restaurants, festivals, casinos, shopping, and more top things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
Monastero Santa Rosa is a beautiful luxury hotel on Southern Italy's Amalfi Coast near Positano and Ravello. Read about this unique, American-owned hotel.
FInd out about the Florida beach, pool, spa, gym, and cabanas at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale luxury hotel. Page 5.
Some pet-friendly hotels are truly pet-friendly. Others are faux-friendly. These hotels feel harass and overcharge pet owners. Here's how to find a truly pet-friendly hotel.
Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury private and small-group tour company known as A&K.
Congress Hall is a historic beachfront hotel and resort in Cape May, on the Jersey Shore. See if you'll like staying there.
The Point in upstate New York's Adirondacks is a tiny Relais & Châteaux hotel that provides an incredibly luxurious getaway.
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How to find a great villa for your luxury vacation? First, find a reputable agent.
Home exchanges and house swaps let you live like a local in a beautiful home in a top travel destination, with no hotel bills.
Wailea is the most upscale destination on Maui, with beachfront ultra-luxury hotels. Find out here which Wailea beach resort will be right for your Hawaii vacation.
New York City is a vacation legend. Have you been? Picture yourself in NYC's amazing hotels, restaurants, shops, and landmarks.
Atlantic City on the Jersey Shore has plenty of luxury travel things to do. Here are Atlantic City's best hotels, casinos, spas, and top restaurants.
Rooms and suites in MGallery Hôtel de la Cité in medieval Carcassonne, France.
Is the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris better than flying? Compare trains and flights, and find out how long the Eurostar train takes.
Ritz-Carlton Hotels are renowned for their great service. What do these luxury hotels do to make their guests so happy?
Description and photos of Eagle Island, a private island home and nature retreat off the Georgia coast, a vacation rental villa.
Model India Hicks, Princess Diana's bridesmaid and Crabtree & Evelyn spokesperson, lives on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Here, she describes her life.
Why is Tahiti, also called French Polynesia, a trophy luxury travel destination? Because there's no more tranquil place on Earth.
Toronto-bound? Come hungry. Canada's exuberant, restaurant-obsessed First City is a foodie must-visit. Here's where to eat in Toronto.
What is meant by grande dame hotels and grand hotels? Here's the definition of grand hotels.
Live Aqua Cancun is an adults-only, all-inclusive luxury hotel, with sophisticated international dining and drinking.
Description of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's top brands of luxury hotels.
Pullman Rail Journeys, a luxury railroad train with overnight sleeper cars, brings back America's golden age of train travel. See what it's like.
The convenient, safe Riviera Maya beach region in Mexico is a top getaway vacation destination, ideal for luxury travel visitors from North America.
What the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance classic car show is, and why people love it.
There are many good restaurants at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles. Page 4.
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is a unique travel destination, full of history and local color amidst the volcanoes of the Andes. Are you up for a luxury travel adventure?
Kensington Tours' is a luxury private tour company whose customized itineraries show the entire world to adventurous luxury travelers.
Estiatorio Milos Miami is the best seafood and fish restaurant in Miami, and one of the best Greek and seafood restaurants in the United states.
Nizuc hotel near Cancun is one of the most spectacularly designed resorts in Mexico, or anywhere in the world. See what Nizuc Resort is like.
One great reason to visit St. Lucia in the Caribbean is its amazing chocolate and chocolate-related things to do.
Toto toilets are popular with luxury hotels and with luxury travelers. Find out what a TOTO toilet is and does.
Why buy Rail Europe tickets and Eurail Passes instead of local or national railroad tickets?
All about Absolute Travel, a tour company that plans and leads private, guided luxury tours.
What advantages do luxury villa and home rentals have over luxury hotels, and which is right for your luxury vacation: a villa rental or a hotel stay?
Planning a Labor Day getaway or luxury travel weekend? Here are some insider tips and great Labor Day hotels.
A close-up, personal look at Las Vegas's top chefs and celebrity chefs
Why Punta Mita, a beach resort on Mexico's Pacific Coast, has become a glam luxury travel destination for the jet set and golf players.
Russian visas are a nightmare. Read how St. Peter Line Cruise lets you visit Russia without a visa.
Pamplona in Spain is a legend for its Running of the Bulls in July. But there's more for luxury travelers to Pamplona, like great restaurants and world-class medical care.
Why the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train through the Canadian Rockies draws over 100,000 passengers every year.
A description of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, a New Mexico hot-springs retreat.
A close look at Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa, a beach hotel on St. Martin island in the Caribbean.
Gourmets consider Joel Robuchon the top luxury restaurant in Vegas, perhaps the best in the USA. Could Joel Robuchon change your life?
Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an inspired luxury travel destination, with incredible hotels, dining, museums and galleries, and a spectacular landscape.
House swaps are free! Find out about HomeChicHome.com, a no-cost site for global luxury home exchanges and upscale house swaps.
A look at Zoetry Riviera Maya, a luxury all-inclusive, one of the Cancun area's best beach hotels.
Dining, bars, restaurants at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, all-inclusive luxury beach hotel in Mexico.
Regal Princess, a glamorous, big cruise ship, offers excellent dining. Get a taste of Regal Princess' restaurants and bars here.
Guests at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace have VIP access at Caesars Palace Hotel pools and baths. And the Garden of the Gods pools are up to their legend.
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has a secret. Find out why a Marriott hotel commands one of the very best locations in all of Maui, Hawaii.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has good food, and a lot of it. These are the best restaurants and places to eat in Rio.
The facts about 3RD HOME, an upscale yet low-cost vacation club for luxury home owners. Is it for you?
The Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, is heaven for Hollywood collectibles, vintage clothes and celebrity sightings.
What defines all-inclusive hotels? Find out what's actually included, what the best all-inclusive hotels are, & decide if all-inclusive is your style.
The Herrington Inn & Spa near Chicago lures locals seeking a getaway, and also hosts international visitors and quite a few celebrities.
Santa Fe is famous for great local New Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Here's where to eat informally, cheaply, and deliciously in Santa Fe.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Maui is a beautiful resort for luxury travelers seeking a family, golf, or romantic vacation in Hawaii. Will you like it?
Why visitors to Monte Carlo and the French Riviera should not miss Black Legend Monaco, a glamorous live music club that celebrates African-American music.
Galveston's history, beauty, nature, and fighting spirit inspire luxury travelers. Here's where to stay and what to eat and do in Galveston, Texas.
Premium economy airline seating: how much more comfortable are the seats, how much more it costs, and how you can get a Premium Economy ticket for a great price.
Why the Fairmont luxury hotel and resort brand has become a reliable vacation choice for upscale travelers worldwide.
The Pierre Hotel New York: what to expect at this elegant, pet-friendly, five-star NYC luxury hotel facing Central Park.
Why Sin City visitors are raving about The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a high-design luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, a bargain Chicago luxury hotel with dazzling design.
All about PlaneClear, a company providing private planes and private jets for charter flights.
Waldorf Astoria Naples, a luxury resort near, but not on, the beach on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Luna Hotel Baglioni Venice is a beautiful luxury hotel. Yet this exclusive boutique hotel is different from Venice's other hotel legends.
Everything you need to start planning your luxury travel vacation in Italy.
Do you have a travel bucket list? Here, writers from luxurytravel.about.com share their vacation fantasies and bucket lists.
Tired of learning the hard way in your travels? Here, Luxury Travel's Guest Authors share their best travel tips to save you time, money, heartache.
A quick look at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, the former Ritz-Carlton, and the swanky clientele of this Florida beachfront luxury hotel.
How posh can a London vacation get? You'll find out here about London's most exclusive and exciting things to do.
Toronto, Canada's booming First City, has an inventive, innovative dining sscene. Here are the best Toronto restaurants.
Boy your cowboy boots where celebrities do, at Back at the Ranch, a luxury cowboy boot store in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Here's what Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica is like. Will you like this LA luxury beach hotel?
The Montreal Jazz Festival is a party: the world's best jazz festival, held during French Canada's glorious summer. See if you'd like the Montreal Jazz Fest.
Authentic Wild West vacations at Cimarroncita Ranch in New Mexico offer amazing scenery, fly-fishing, and horseback riding.
Why is Napa Valley in Northern California a luxury travel legend? Find out what visitors love about Napa, the best wineries, top restaurants, and more.
Paul Gauguin luxury cruise passengers get to experience French Polynesia's rarely visited, out-of-the-way islands.
Gordon Ramsay at The London and Maze by Gordon Ramsay, two great restaurants in The London NYC hotel in midtown Manhattan.
A-ROSA cruises are all-inclusive European river cruises designed for Americans and Canadians. See what A-ROSA's ships, dining and service are like.
Will The Betsy South Beach, a beachfront Miami hotel, be your ideal hotel on Ocean Drive? To find out, take this quiz.
The top 10 reasons for luxury travelers to consider a getaway vacation to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (Number One is Road America).
Inflight beauty and health from Bahamas resident India Hicks: British model, Princess Diana bridesmaid, Crabtree & Evelyn designer.
Food-crazed Montreal is the birthplace of major culinary trends. Catch the gourmet wave at Montreal's best restaurants of all kinds, rounded up here.
Vive Unique, a London-based villa and vacation home agent for luxury property rentals everywhere in the world.
The Langham, Chicago, boasts a great club floor and executive lounge. Find out what these elite services are like.
St. Lucia, a stunning Caribbean island, is a luxury travel magnet. Here's a one-Web-page guide to St. Lucia upscale vacations.
Why stay at The US Grant hotel in San Diego? Because this beloved local landmark is San Diego's grand hotel, and simply the place to stay.
A look at Condesa DF, a trendy boutique hotel, verging on a party hotel, in Mexico City.
Napa Valley Festival del Sole is California wine country's biggest annual festival, celebrating Napa wine, food, music, and arts every July.
Bio of Max Jacobson, restaurant reviewer, Vegas critic, and Luxurytravel.about.com writer.
Why take a luxury travel vacation in Quebec City, Canada? Quebec City is gorgeous and historic, with hotels and restaurants you'll love.
There are lots of reasons to plan a luxury travel vacation in sophisticated Torino, Italy. The Shroud of Turin isn't one of them.
Jacada Travel is a private luxury tour company whose custom luxury tour itineraries are planned by experts on Africa and South America.
What are guest rooms, suites, and service like at The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich? Find out here.
The Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale is a value-priced South Florida beachfront hotel with excellent restaurants.
The Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia is an experience you will never forget. See what incredible art awaits you at the Barnes.
St. Lucia in the Caribbean is filled with gorgeous hotels and beach resorts. Here's a picky list of the best St. Lucia resorts.
Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe's most famous restaurant, is a legend. Now it boasts celebrity chef Eric DiStefano.
Looking for an appealing but not super-expensive luxury hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia? Find out about Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge.
The famed Waldorf Astoria in New York birthed an entire luxury hotel brand. See what Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts are like.
Here's what makes Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit not just the best celebrity chef food festival in Las Vegas, but one of the best food festivals in the world.
Hyatt 48 Lex Hotel, a modern boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan, has one of New York City's best hotel lounges.
The world's best ecotourism destinations for green travel and environmental nature vacations according to Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson.
Vancouver is filled with great dining and top chefs. Here, a well-known food critic picks the best restaurants in Vancouver, Canada.
G2G, or Getaway 2 Give, is a luxury travel vacation club with great properties and built-in philanthropy. Members do good while having great vacations.
The spa, pool, fitness, and gym at The Jefferson luxury hotel in Washington DC. They're not quite what you think, but they're great.
No more lousy hotel rooms! Here's how to get the hotel or resort room or suite you really want.
Akko in Israel, called Acre in the Bible, is a travel destination that astonishes. See what makes Akko so thrilling.
Mexico City's best hotels are in the center of town. Here the top luxury hotels in Mexico City.
What travelers should know about Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil. Will you like this Sao Paulo luxury hotel?
What is medical tourism, and why is it so popular? Would traveling for surgery, an operation, cosmetic procedures, or other foreign medical care work for you?
See why luxury hotel Wickaninnish Inn on Vancouver Island is ranked by Travel + Leisure readers as the top resort in Canada.
Loews Is a Truly Pet-Friendly Hotel Brand Lots of hotels today claim to be pet-friendly. But in fact,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, has great restaurants and incredible dining. Here are the best upscale restaurants in Santa Fe, arranged to match your mood.
Dining and restaurants at Cranwell Resort, a luxury hotel and spa in Lenox, Massachsetts, in the Berkshires.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa created Nobu Restaurants and Nobu Hotels, and people around the world love them. Find out why Chef Nobu is a living legend.
What's it like to snorkel and scuba-dive in cenote caves in Mexico's Riviera Maya?