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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.
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? About's Luxury Travel Expert thinks luxury hotels must offer guests all this. See if you agree.
Mexico City â el DF, for Distrito Federal -- is a moveable fiesta. Sampling the local fare in Mexico's
See if you agree with our picks for the world's top 10 best luxury travel destinations and vacation places, old and new.
Why some luxury travelers, especially those with American Express cards, join Inspirato with American Express, an elite vacation club.
Is a private jet in your luxury travel plans? Here's everything you were wondering about private jet flights & private jet flights. Page 2.
Where should you eat in Cancun? Here, American dining critics round up Cancun's best restaurants. Yum.
Great dining is a good reason to get away to Revel hotel resort in Atlantic city, with excellent, varied restaurants and bars.
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.
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.
Description of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's top brands of luxury hotels.
What it's like to fly on private planes and travel on private jets, from the founders of Magellan Jets.
The Virtuoso luxury travel network plans high-end vacations and gives its members hotel upgrades and other exclusive perks.
Traveling lighter means traveling happier. Here's how to pack light and fly carryon only.
Taking railroad trains in Italy is the way to finesse your Italian vacation travel.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis is a classic Caribbean beach hotel. Will you like it? Take this quiz.
Are you a real luxury traveler, or just someone who likes fancy hotels? Here are the 12 tipoffs of luxury travel wannabes.
The 5 best Quebec City restaurants, dining, and can't-miss eating experiences in French Canada's capital.
What hotel trends drive you nuts? Unremovable hangers? Soap that smells like Brut? MIA wakeup calls? See what luxury hotels do wrong and right with guest service.
Luxury Link can get you great travel deals on luxury travel vacations. Here's how Luxury Link works.
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A look at Zoetry Riviera Maya, a luxury all-inclusive, one of the Cancun area's best beach hotels.
Rooms and suites in MGallery Hôtel de la Cité in medieval Carcassonne, France. Page 2.
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.
India Hicks' insider travel guide to Harbour Island in the Bahamas, known for pink sand beaches, where this British-born model and designer lives.
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.
St. Lucia in the Caribbean is filled with gorgeous hotels and beach resorts. Here's a picky list of the best St. Lucia resorts.
One great reason to visit St. Lucia in the Caribbean is its amazing chocolate and chocolate-related things to do.
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.
Fort Lauderdale luxury travel in mind? Here are the best hotels, restaurants, festivals, casinos, shopping, and more top things to do in Fort Lauderdale.
Nizuc Spa by ESPA is a high point of staying at Nizuc resort near Cancun. Find out what makes this spa so special. Page 4.
Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury private and small-group tour company known as A&K.
A quick look at the famous Hotel Byblos, where celebrities and models stay and party in St. Tropez on the French Riviera.
Russian visas are a nightmare. Read how St. Peter Line Cruise lets you visit Russia without a visa.
Santa Fe is famous for great local New Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Here's where to eat informally, cheaply, and deliciously in Santa Fe.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Dining, bars, restaurants at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun, all-inclusive luxury beach hotel in Mexico.
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?
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.
Headed for the Jersey Shore? The Water Club at Borgata has great Atlantic City dining, a casino, spas, pools, designer shopping, and more. Page 2.
Everything you need to start planning your luxury travel vacation in Italy.
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.
Tarquinia, Italy, is near Rome but un-touristy, with thrilling Etruscan history and spectacular art and architecture (and best-in-your-life pizza nearby).
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has good food, and a lot of it. These are the best restaurants and places to eat in Rio.
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La Paz, Mexico is a peaceful alternative to Los Cabos. It has great hotels, amazing golf, modern marinas, and swimmable beaches.
How to find a great villa for your luxury vacation? First, find a reputable agent.
Kensington Tours' is a luxury private tour company whose customized itineraries show the entire world to adventurous luxury travelers.
Toronto-bound? Come hungry. Canada's exuberant, restaurant-obsessed First City is a foodie must-visit. Here's where to eat.
There are lots of reasons to plan a luxury travel vacation in sophisticated Torino, Italy. The Shroud of Turin isn't one of them.
Description and photos of Eagle Island, a private island home and nature retreat off the Georgia coast, a vacation rental villa.
Congress Hall is a historic beachfront hotel and resort in Cape May, on the Jersey Shore. See if you'll like staying there.
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.
The convenient, safe Riviera Maya beach region in Mexico is a top getaway vacation destination, ideal for luxury travel visitors from North America.
Why Sin City visitors are raving about The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a high-design luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Home exchanges and house swaps let you live like a local in a beautiful home in a top travel destination, with no hotel bills.
Why stay at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace in Las Vegas? Because it's an enclave of privacy and exquisite service, with the sensational Nobu restaurant Las Vegas steps away.
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.
St. Lucia, a stunning Caribbean island of rainforests and volcanic peaks, has become a luxury travel magnet. Here is a handy, one-Web-page guide to Saint Lucia luxury travel.
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?
Toto toilets are popular with luxury hotels and with luxury travelers. Find out what a TOTO toilet is and does.
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.
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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, has great restaurants and incredible dining. Here are the best upscale restaurants in Santa Fe, arranged to match your mood.
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.
Model India Hicks, Princess Diana's bridesmaid and Crabtree & Evelyn spokesperson, lives on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Here, she describes her life.
A quick look at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, the former Ritz-Carlton, and the swanky clientele of this Florida beachfront luxury hotel.
Who goes to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance car show, why they love it and what car-buff celebrities are there.
Hyatt 48 Lex Hotel, a modern boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan, has one of New York City's best hotel lounges.
Wailea is the most upscale destination on Maui, with a variety of luxury hotels. Find out here which Wailea beach resort will be right for your Hawaii vacation.
A guide to inflight beauty and health in the air from India Hicks. She's an international model, Princess Diana's bridesmaid, and mother of five on Harbour Island, the Bahamas.
Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Thailand is a luxury resort hotel that travel magazines rave about. See why.
House swaps are free! Find out about HomeChicHome.com, a no-cost site for global luxury home exchanges and upscale house swaps.
Mukul is Nicaragua's first true luxury hotel. Find out why luxury travelers should get to Mukul soon.
Boy your cowboy boots where celebrities do, at Back at the Ranch, a luxury cowboy boot store in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A description of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, a New Mexico hot-springs retreat.
Find the best luxury hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina like the Alvear Palacem Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, Faena, and the cool new boutique hotels.
No more lousy hotel rooms! Here's how to get the hotel or resort room or suite you really want.
Waldorf Astoria Naples, a luxury resort near, but not on, the beach on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Will The Betsy South Beach, a beachfront Miami hotel, be your ideal hotel on Ocean Drive? To find out, take this quiz. Page 2.
Ritz-Carlton Seoul Hotel: is it the place to stay in Seoul, South Korea's capital?
Montreal is French Canada's food-crazed big city and the birthplace of many of today's culinary trends. Here's where to catch the gourmet wave in Montreal, at its best restaurants of all kinds.
Istria in Croatia: Unspoiled Village Europe Do you know Istria...yet? This arrowhead-shaped peninsula is
Why is Tahiti, also called French Polynesia, a trophy luxury travel destination? Because there's no more tranquil place on Earth.
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.
All about PlaneClear, a company providing private planes and private jets for charter flights.
Live Aqua Cancun is an adults-only, all-inclusive luxury hotel, with sophisticated international dining and drinking. Page 4.
The Langham, Chicago, boasts a high-class, high-service club floor and executive lounge. Find out about the club lounge at The Langham Chicago luxury hotel. Page 3.
Photos of the beautiful, modern Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. Page 2.
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.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an inspired luxury travel destination, with incredible hotels, dining, museums and galleries, and a spectacular landscape.
Can a vacation cure sleep problems and jet lag? A sleep doctor tells you what you can do on your flight and at your hotel.
A close-up, personal look at Las Vegas's top chefs and celebrity chefs
Paul Gauguin luxury cruise passengers get to experience French Polynesia's rarely visited, out-of-the-way islands.
The facts about 3RD HOME, an upscale yet low-cost vacation club for luxury home owners. Is it for you?
What is meant by grande dame hotels and grand hotels? Here's the definition of grand hotels.
Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe's most famous and best restaurant, boasts celebrity chef Eric DiStefano.
Wuksachi Lodge, the best hotel in Sequoia National Park in California, an ecotourism hotel amidst giant redwood sequoia trees.
B Ocean Fort Lauderdale hotel is a popular, moderate beachfront hotel where every room is oceanfront. Here's how to get in touch with B Ocean.
The Point in upstate New York's Adirondacks is a tiny Relais & Châteaux hotel that provides an incredibly luxurious getaway.
The guest rooms and suites, service, style, and service at The London NYC Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Page 3.
Gourmets consider Joel Robuchon the top luxury restaurant in Vegas, perhaps the best in the USA. Could Joel Robuchon change your life?
Which islands are the best to visit in Tahiti, French Polynesia?
Varanasi in India, also called Benares, is a holy place for Hindus on the Ganges River, and a place you must visit. Page 3.
Do you have a travel bucket list? Here, writers from luxurytravel.about.com share their vacation fantasies and bucket lists.
About Extraordinary Journeys Africa, or EJ Africa, provider of custom luxury safaris in Africa.
Ocean Key Resort, a family-friendly, four-star Key West hotel, has a sensational location right atop Mallory Square. Will you like Ocean Key?
Why buy Rail Europe tickets and Eurail Passes instead of local or national railroad tickets?
What luxury means with Artisans of Leisure, a private luxury travel tour company.
A close look at Radisson Blu Resort Marina & Spa, a beach hotel on St. Martin island in the Caribbean.
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.
In Villas Veritas is known for fabulous luxury vacation villas and houses to rent in France, Italy, Caribbean, and more.
Guest rooms and suites at Palace Hotel Tokyo, a top luxury hotel in Japan. Page 3.
The coolest place to stay in Stockholm, Sweden, is Nobis Hotel. But will you like it? Read this and decide.
Photos of the beautiful, modern Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago.
If you like the idea of a casino in your Santa Fe, New Mexico hotel, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is for you. Find out about it here.
What travelers should know about Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil. Will you like this Sao Paulo luxury hotel?
Mexico City's best hotels are in the center of town. Here the top luxury hotels in Mexico City.
Sometimes, we need to be jolted out of our comfort zone. 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. Page 4.
Prague is filed with Jewish heritage that is sad but stirring. Here's a guide to Prague's Jewish culture, with photos and links.
A look at Condesa DF, a trendy boutique hotel, verging on a party hotel, in Mexico City.
The guest experience at The Benjamin Hotel in NYC: its location its rooms and suites, its gym and salon. Page 2.
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?
Bio of Max Jacobson, restaurant reviewer, Vegas critic, and Luxurytravel.about.com writer.
All about Absolute Travel, a tour company that plans and leads private, guided luxury tours.
The Pierre Hotel New York: what to expect at this elegant, pet-friendly, five-star NYC luxury hotel facing Central Park.
Vancouver is filled with great dining and top chefs. Here, a well-known food critic picks the best restaurants in Vancouver, Canada.
Why the Fairmont luxury hotel and resort brand has become a reliable vacation choice for upscale travelers worldwide.
New York City is a vacation legend. Have you been? Picture yourself in NYC's amazing hotels, restaurants, shops, and landmarks.
What the dining is like at Le Negresco Hotel in Nice on the French Riviera. Hint: its Le Chantecler Restaurant has two Michelin stars. Page 4.
The facts about Jetway Private Air, a private plane broker and charter service known for no-commitment jet use at competitive prices.
Jacada Travel is a private luxury tour company whose custom luxury tour itineraries are planned by experts on Africa and South America.
Secrets Vallarta Bay is a good choice for a beach hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It's an all-inclusive luxury resort with good rates and a terrific location close to town.
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. Page 4.
Authentic Wild West vacations at Cimarroncita Ranch in New Mexico offer amazing scenery, fly-fishing, and horseback riding.
What is the growing Viceroy hotel brand? Find out where Viceroy properties are located and what these stylish boutique hotels and resorts are like.
Photos of the beautiful, modern Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. Page 3.
Looking for an appealing but not super-expensive luxury hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia? Find out about Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge.
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 Mayan spa, gym, and pool at Viceroy Riviera Maya, a luxury hotel for adults on the beach in Mexico. Page 4.
Monaco, also known as Monte Carlo, is a royal jet-set vacation paradise on the French Riviera. Get the essentials of Monaco luxury travel: the best hotels, best restaurants, best casino.
Dental tourism means travel to places like Mexico, Costa Rica and Thailand for cheap root canals and tooth bleaching. See if dental tourism is safe.
There are many good restaurants at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles. Page 4.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, a bargain Chicago luxury hotel with dazzling design.
The Lexington New York City hotel is a big midtown Manhattan hotel with a very convenient NYC location and more appeals. See just what The Lexington Hotel offers luxury travelers.