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Tick Off That UNESCO Bucket List at La Residence in Vietnam

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  Site Where: Hue, Vietnam
May 22, 2015 at 10:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

Another week, another cultural hotel experience. Today it’s over to La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue is upping the ante with a pretty incredible package that ticks off five UNESCO-rated sites off your bucket list.

Sounds good? There’s just one drawback: the $2500 price tag. But it is for five nights.

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Now Mandarin Oriental DC Wants You to Take a Selfie

May 22, 2015 at 8:28 AM | by | Comments (0)

At first we thought they were funny, but now we’re slowly realizing life wasn’t worth experiencing without them. We’re talking about selfie sticks of course, and now it looks like Mandarin Oriental is all about them once again.

This time it’s Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, as this summer they’re all about the new See Your Selfie in DC offer. It goes without saying that this is much, much better than a free continental breakfast, as this package gets you access to an exclusive Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC selfie stick!

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Put a Portuguese Cork in It at the Conrad Algarve

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  Site Where: Estrada da Quinta do Lago, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal, 8135-106
May 21, 2015 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Cork: Often enjoyed, rarely appreciated before it’s cruelly cast aside in favor of opening another bottle. But one hotel is out to change all that. The Conrad Algarve, in Portugal, wants you to reevaluate your relationship with cork.

There are two things we like about its new Cork Route Experience. One is that it’s weird and intriguing, and that’s the best kind of hotel excursion. In fact, it follows on from their popular clam-picking excursion - no words. The other is that it’s affordable: €100 ($112) for a half day or €132 ($147) for a full day – for an entire family.

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The Goldgasse Hotel Is Alive with the Sound of Salzburg Tours

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  Site Where: Goldgasse 10, Salzburg, Austria, 5020
May 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s been half a century since the hills were alive. Can you believe it? Neither can we.

What might perhaps help you believe it a little bit easier, though, is staying at the brand new Hotel Goldgasse in Salzburg and taking its private, tailor made Sound of Music location tour.

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Ladies, This Tokyo Hotel Wants to Make You Cry

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  Site Where: Tokyo, Japan
May 7, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

Ladies, do you love the catharsis of a good weep? Do you long to spill your tears, but are afraid of the neighbors overhearing? Then boy do we have a plan for you. You need to get yourselves over to Tokyo and book a special “crying room” at the Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel.

At your disposal:

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From Antiques Hunting to Bespoke Shoe-Making: Introducing the Landmark London's Experiences

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  Site Where: 222 Marylebone Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW1 6JQ
May 5, 2015 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s not enough to provide a decent hotel room these days; you’ve got to give an “experience” as well. Recently we’ve seen unforgettable service, a house jet instead of a house car and excursions from private dinners on the Ponte Vecchio to naming your own star.

Now it’s the Landmark London’s turn to take “experience” literally with five Landmark London Experiences.

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Claridge's Has Your Ticket to Savage Beauty

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  Site Where: Brook Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom, W1K 4HR
April 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Whether before in New York, or now in London, the arrival of Savage Beauty, the Alexander McQueen exhibit, has been hard to miss, both for its rave reviews and the impossibility of getting tickets. The retrospective opened on March 14 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington, and while “tickets still available” is listed on the website (in all caps, for that matter), as we write this we cannot even get the “buy online” page to load.

The answer to getting inside in the near future may involve a stay in a hotel, one where McQueen spent a lot of his time: Claridge’s. From now until May 17, the hotel has a “Savage Beauty at Claridge’s” package available, which gets you an overnight stay at the hotel and tickets to the exhibit. When you check in, there will be a bottle of champagne waiting for you, as well as a copy of the specially commissioned book “Alexander McQueen”.

Savage Beauty is the largest McQueen retrospective to date, bringing together over 200 pieces of his work. If you’re going the Claridge’s route, you’re looking at a starting price from £560 ($835) a night. A full price ticket – if you can get hold of one – is £16 ($24) per adult. We’ll just hit refresh on the booking page yet again…

[Savage Beauty photo via Claridge's: Duck feather dress - The Horn of Plenty, A/W 2009-10 - Alexander McQueen. Butterfly headdress of hand-painted turkey feathers - La Dame Bleue,S/S 2008 - Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen. Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers - Widows of Culloden, A/W 2006–07- Alexander McQueen. Room photo: Claridge's]

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Why Stroll by DC's Cherry Blossoms When You Can Segway By Them?

April 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

The weather in Washington, DC will eventually warm up, and with it comes all those cherry blossoms. There might be a few bloom sneaking in here and there, but this year the National Park Service is guessing that the best bloom period will be between April 11 and 14.

The Hamilton Hotel is all about the season, and they’re offering up an unusual way to take in the sights and scents of the spring season. They’re partnering up with Capital Segway to run some guided Segway tours, as the thought is you can cover a little more ground—and see more blossoms—with a pair of wheels under foot.

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The Mandarin Oriental Singapore Has Some Cute Swimsuits Waiting for You

March 24, 2015 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Are you hitting the gym everyday? Restricting your intake of carbs? Drinking lots of cold-pressed juice? No? Well you better get started on that since swimsuit season is practically here. #Ugh #No #Winterbutt.

Speaking of swimsuits, The Mandarin Oriental Singapore is helping guests ease into bathing suit season with their new Swim in Style package. The offer includes accommodations in the Ocean Grand room overlooking the city and the and the South China Sea, along with a private yoga class, a spa cuisine meal for two, new blends of "Refresh, Renew, Revitalise" coconut water and a therapeutic thai massage in a pool cabana.

But it also includes two swim sets from the eco-friendlyFINCH designs (shown below), a Shanghai-based company. We suggest these suits on at the end of your stay, you know, after the coconut water, yoga class and massage.

The package will be offered from April 1 to August 31 with rates starting at SGD 1,450 a night for double occupancy. A two-night minimum stay is required. Regular room rates for an Ocean Grand room start at SGD 590.

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Luxe, Cheap and Bad Romance: 3 V-Day Packages We Would Totally Do

February 11, 2015 at 12:40 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hotels aren't very creative when it comes to Valentine's Day unless there's a kinky movie tie-in, but even then, the offerings end up being more embarrassing than romantic. So when we see romance packages that we like, it's a rare thing. And of course, we're going to tell you all about it.

InterContinental Los Angeles has put together an over-the-top hotel package that includes something we actually really like--a private outdoor screening of a movie of your choice. Check out the set-up! The hotel could almost offer this as an a la carte offering, for those not flush enough to book the whole romantic package.

Speaking of the whole package, it's priced at $14,000, also includes two-night accommodations in the Royal Suite with views of the Hollywood Hills, a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot la Grade Dame 1998 and chocolate-dipped strawberries; a private five-course dinner for two in the Grand Salon Ballroom, adorned with candles, flowers and dim red lighting from overhead LEDs, a private piano performance during dessert, a spa treatment for two in a couples’ villa at Spa InterContinental, and a round-trip chauffer service in a Rolls Royce, provided by Black & White car rental, up the PCH to Malibu Wines, where couples will enjoy a day of sipping and relaxing and leave with a bottle from their selection of award-winning labels.

But hurry, the package needs to be booked today for stays this weekend. Call 310-284-6500 for more information.

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50 Shades of Red: Embarrassing Hotel Packages Tied Into The Kinky Movie Release

February 10, 2015 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

We curse the persons who decided to release the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie on Valentine's Day Weekend. Because that means not only is our inbox overflowing with the usual schmaltzy hotel romance packages, we are now getting deluged with FSOG-themed hotel packages, promising some sort of "kinky" aspect to the hotel stay.

Despite our initial desire to quickly delete the packages (sorry, but we still haven't recovered from the hotel packages tied in with the book back in 2012), we've since had a change of libido and thought it would be fun for you to see these packages for your own entertainment.

Just a note: we've kept the hotels "blindfolded" so to speak so that they won't feel embarrassed about their spanking. (Of course, you can always Google the package to find out which hotel it is.)

And just so you know, the only acceptable hotels to role-play Christian Grey and Ana Steele is the Heathman Hotel in Portland, which was actually mentioned in the book. (Can't make it to the hotel? Um, maybe buy a pillow then?) along with the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver whose wood paneled Lieutenant Governor's suite is featured in the movie. (Rates of the suite start at $1,199 a night. No toys included.)

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Sleep with England's Aristocracy at the Cavendish Hotel on the Chatsworth Estate

February 5, 2015 at 9:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re still not over your Downton Abbey fetish and the official Hotel Downton has slipped through your fingers, here’s another option: the Cavendish Hotel in Derbyshire, England is giving you the chance to sleep with the aristocracy.

The hotel is part of the uber-posh Chatsworth Estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire – whose country pile is a couple of fields away from the hotel. The package gets you two nights on the estate, and tickets to a “Life at Chatsworth” talk given by the Duke and Duchess, along with lunch afterwards.

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