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These Exotic Openings and Renovations Will Make You Go Mmm

Where: Mozambique, Mauritius, Maldives
October 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Hotels in exotic locales (starting with M-), they’re just like buses. You wait for one to open, then three come along at once.

First, hot on the heels of the jaw-dropping slick of sand that is Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort & Spa comes another Mozambique property, Avani Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa.

It’s not quite as idyllic as Medjumbe – but then that bar is set pretty high. Instead of on a private island, it’s in the north of Mozambique, in pretty Pemba (a sandy peninsula sticking out from mainland Africa). Pemba is also the gateway to the Quirimbas archipelago, where Medjumbe is. Also, Avani is Anantara’s sister chain. Maybe time for a sibling visit?

The hotel sits on the headland overlooking the Indian Ocean, and all 185 simply styled rooms have terraces or balconies, overlooking either the ocean or the gardens. There’s a bar, two restaurants and a Grab & Go deli and “coffee corner”. There’s also a fitness center, spa, tennis courts and not one but four swimming pools. A room this weekend starts from a very reasonable $245.

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HotelChatter's Must-Stay Hotels for Fall 2014: Southwest London

October 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

Knightsbridge & Hyde Park

Introducing our handy hotel guides--HotelChatter's Must Stay Hotels--where we pick four hotels for four different types of travelers in a particular neighborhood of one major city. After Soho and Mayfair & the West End, we cut through Hyde Park into London's Knightsbridge, Belgravia, and South Kensington. Got a question about where to stay and when? Email us.

Looking for a hotel in London? You can troll online review sites, crowdsource on Facebook and comb through endless “Best Hotels” lists but why do all that when we’ve done all the work for you already?

Here are four different hotels to try in the city’s southwest (Knightsbridge, Belgravia, South Kensington). So whether you’re going for pleasure or work and whether you’ve got cash to throw around or have pennies to count, these hotels will fulfill your needs. One common thread running through these hotel picks? They have all free WiFi. So during your stay, you can write us a thank you email for the recommendation.

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Jumeirah Is Planning A New 'Venu' For Millennials

September 9, 2014 at 7:52 AM | by | Comment (1)

Oh lawd. Do we have another millennial-friendly hotel brand on our hands?

This morning, Jumeirah announced its plans for a “new contemporary lifestyle brand”. It’ll be called VENU, and the first hotel will be on Bluewaters Island in, fittingly, Dubai.

Here’s why we think it’s millennial-friendly (the first inkling was the logo):

VENU is designed to appeal to the modern traveler whose expectations revolve around their own lifestyle – clean, contemporary, cool and effortless… The essence of the new brand is that of a ‘social catalyst’ – a social place where good things happen, where people feel welcome and at ease, surrounded by a crowd they love, a smooth machine that offers everything they need and nothing they don’t.

Coming to a VENU hotel will be an intuitive experience, built around and anticipating the needs of the modern, savvy traveller.

Travelers [will] be inspired by the energy of the VENU brand… where technology is seamlessly integrated into the hotel experience, where the world comes together – a happening place full of energy and a cosmopolitan crowd.

It is simple and unpretentious, modern and creative, offering a sense that everyone who visits, stays at or works within a VENU space has the freedom to write their own story, create their own narrative, build their own scene.

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HotelChatter Must-Stay Hotels For Summer 2014: Beyoglu, Istanbul

Where: Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
August 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

Introducing our newest hotel guide--HotelChatter's Must Stay Hotels--where we pick four hotels for four different types of travelers in a particular neighborhood of one major city. This is also a seasonal guide so the options may change depending on when you're going. Got a question about where to stay and when? Email us.

Looking for a hotel in Istanbul? You can troll online review sites, crowdsource on Facebook and comb through endless “Best Hotels” lists but why do all that when we’ve done all the work for you already?

Istanbul is famously enormous – if spanning two continents wasn't enough, it also enjoys the largest urban sprawl in Europe – so location is key for getting the most out of your stay. Beyoglu, separated from old town Sultanahmet by the Golden Horn and the Galata Bridge (pictured top) is the trendy part of town (divided into even trendier districts like Karakoy and Cihangir). When you’ve finished sightseeing, you’ll come here for the eating, drinking and shopping. By the way, all these have free WiFi.

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Jumeirah Port Soller Wants To Remind You There's More To Mallorca Than Mamading

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  Site Where: Calle Bélgica, s/n,, Port de Soller, Mallorca, Spain, 07108
August 6, 2014 at 11:29 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’ve heard anything about Mallorca this summer, it’s probably been negative. Magaluf girl and her mamading prowess. Evictions. Sex in the street. Terror sickness bugs.

But there is another, posh side to Mallorca. And in a bid to remind you of this, the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, which is perched on its own little cliff in Port Soller, has launched an insane-levels-of-luxury package – or, as they call it, a Superlative Mallorca package. It includes:

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You Can Now Get Married on Top of The Burj Al Arab

May 1, 2014 at 12:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is the world's most luxurious luxury hotel where every hotel room is a two-story suite, every guest has its own butler, and every in-room iPad is plated in gold. And now, weddings at the Jumeirah Group hotel are sky-high. Literally.

The hotel's new Wedding in the Skies experience will allow couples to get married on the helipad of the hotel 212 meters above the Arabian Gulf. The very same helipad where Roger Federer and Andre Agassi played a game of tennis and where Formula One Champion David Coulthard performed donuts in a Red Bull Racing car.

For $55,000, guests will work with not a wedding planner but rather a "Wedding Architect" who will guide them through such pressing wedding day decisions as--should the couple arrive at the hotel by air in an Italian twin engine Augusta 109 or by road in a Rolls Royce Phantom? Which wedding cake from Executive Pastry Chef Johannes Bonin should they choose from? Which spa sessions from the Talise Spa should they indulge in? And perhaps, most importantly, what specially designed wedding scent developed by a leading perfumist should the couple spritz everywhere?

Other perks in the package include, accommodations (of course), private sessions with personal trainers, shopping and styling sessions with personal stylists, dance and etiquette lessons, floral consolations and access to Dubai's best jewelers and top haute couturiers.

Interestingly, there's no mention of photography services so we hope the Wedding Architect can at least recommend someone. And yes, we think you should get BOTH a photographer and a videographer for this big day.

[Photo: Burj Al Arab]

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The Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Join the iPad Revolution

September 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

Not about to be outdone by the news from Hawaiian Airlines last week -- nor, say, the Four Seasons last year -- Jumeirah Hotels are joining in on the slow-burning in-room iPad trend.

The luxury Jumeirah Carlton Tower (which, by the way, was just named England’s Leading Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards) and boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, both in London's spiffy Knightsbridge district, have announced that their services will be upgraded to include an iPad in each room.

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Essex House And Marriott Are Finally Back In Each Other's Loving Arms

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  Site Where: 160 Central Park S [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019
August 22, 2012 at 9:03 AM | by | Comment (1)

They say history has a way of repeating itself. And apparently, so do hotels, because Jumeirah Essex House is set to become a Marriott once more, after previously flying the Marriott flag between 1969 and 1985.

The hotel has been on the market since March, with plenty of people speculating on just who would be replacing Jumeirah. Nothing was confirmed until late last week, when USA Today announced that JW Marriott would be hanging its sign over the front door.

The new owners, Chicago-based Strategic Group, are happy to be reuniting Marriott with its long-lost Essex House, which Marriott says it has spent the last ten years trying to get back. And Marriott is happy because it finally gets to show off its JW Marriott brand in Manhattan. Winners all around!

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You Can Spy On the Burj Al Arab (For A Fraction Of Its Price) From The Beach At Mina A'Salam

August 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

Last week, we shared our tips on where to stay when you visit Dubai for the very first time. One of the hotels on our list was Mina A'Salam, which is owned by Jumeirah.

Another Jumeirah-owned Dubai hotel we happen to love (and we're not alone—Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson and Angelina Jolie have all been past guests) is the one and only Burj Al Arab.

But if the hotel's $1,200/night price tag is making you uneasy, consider this: for just a quarter of the price (and probably a tenth of the snobbery), Mina A'Salam offers an impeccable beach that sits right next to the Burj, so you can bask in the sail-shaped hotel's glory without ever having to break the bank. It's what we like to call "Dubai DIY."

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5 Hotels For Dubai Virgins

August 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM | by | Comments (2)

It's been called Las Vegas on crack, and, frankly, it hasn't really done much to debunk that reputation. With over 570 hotels to choose from—garish, sexy, family-friendly, record-breaking...they're all here—Dubai can be a little intimidating for first-timers. Here are our picks on where to stay when you go.

Emirates Towers is undoubtedly one of the classiest hotels in the Jumeirah collection, which is owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, and includes nine hotels in Dubai alone. The five-star hotel is comprised of two opposing triangular towers, connected by a central podium which in turn houses a mini mall. Rates from around $289/night.

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A Taste of Suhoor At Jumeirah Beach Hotel

July 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Since no food can be eaten between sunrise and sundown during Ramadan, it is common for two (and sometimes, even three) meals to occur after dark: iftar, the fast-breaking dinner served right after sunset, and then another meal served right before sunset to start the day (or end it, depending on how late you've stayed up!) called suhoor.

And since, as we all know, hotels are pretty much the perfect place to enjoy a hearty midnight snack, we were curious to know just what a hotel-prepared suhoor meal might be like. So, the other night during our stay at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, we called down to room service to find out.

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Is Big Brother Watching at the Jumeirah Frankfurt or Just Making You Comfy?

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  Site Where: Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2 , 60313 Frankfurt am Main , Germany
July 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

We love technology. Especially in the context of making our stays more comfortable. At the 218-room Jumeirah Frankfurt, for business and pleasure travelers, technology plays an important role in the guest experience.

While you are checking-in, your room is being acclimated to your preferences so that upon arriving at your door the in-room climate will be set at what Jumeirah refers to as "optimal heating or cooling." Before you get in the elevator, you must use the key touch pad to press in your room floor. The system will then direct you to a particular elevator to catch based on the "matched grouping" of other guests desiring the same floor or nearby floors.

Jumeirah says the elevator also limits the number of guests so the number of "stop-overs" is reduced. We didn't try it, but what about that kid who presses the buttons for all of the floors? If you try it, let us know how this works.

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