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We love to watch celebs drop huge amounts of money on their weddings, especially when they're at lavish resort hotels and feature star-studded guest lists and more decimal points than any one of us can imagine. The recent nuptials of Facebook co-founder, Sean Parker was no different to any other cashed-up internet mogul.
The details are like this: he paid $10 million to reserve the entire Ventana Inn. The Big Sur luxury eco-lodge played host to his "I dos" deep in the woods of their campground section that was reclaimed back to nature in 2007. Parker's wedding planner moved in building walls, water effects and fake ruins on the old campground to create the ultimate forest-themed wedding that would go down in The Parker Family history as a fairytale day.
Sounds all magical and beautiful, right? No doubt that the massive check he signed over to get a little privacy during their day created a truly memorable experience. One problem: the folks over at Ventana broke some rules correction: laws by allowing the guest to transform the redwood forest into a wedding site all without the compulsory permits.
Luxury resort and lodge operator, Peppers, has a new jewel in the crown of destinations across Australia. But get the images of beaches, sun and sand out of your head since this property is located in the ski fields of Victoria, just about a five hour drive from Melbourne.
The Australian brand of luxury boutique lodges and accommodation has opened their first ski destination in their portfolio. Originally acquired from a family-run business, Rundells Apline Lodge, was originally built in 1904, but rebuilt after a fire in 1990. The end result is a lodge fit for the Swiss Alps.
Just last week we told you about The Surf Lodge from the nightlife group, MCM Hospitality, which is behind the popular nightclubs CAIN.
The 32-room hotel is located a half-mile from the beach on Fort Pond in Montauk and will have its opening day over Memorial Day weekend. And the hotel is much more than just a chill spot on the beach.
A restaurant from Top Chef contestant Sam Talbot is planned as is an outdoor bar and live performance area, boutique shop and even a hair salon.
Here's a glimpse at what the beach-themed rooms will look like. Also, a PR rep for the hotel lets us know the place will have free WiFi throughout, "including from the hammock on your private deck overlooking the water." We like the sound of that!
Another picture after the jump.
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Word to all you would-be Hamptonites. If you don't have a share and you don't want to brave the dark hotel secret of Andre Balazs, there's another option for you.
From the peeps who brought you the CAIN nightclub brand comes The Surf Lodge, which will open over Memorial Day weekend on the farthest point of Long Island in Montauk.
The 32-room hotel is located a half-mile from the beach on Fort Pond.
Rooms and public areas at the Surf Lodge will have a subtle surf theme running through them: white-washed walls, sun bleached pine flooring, outsized photos and artwork from surfers, surf lovers and all things beach.
All rooms with have lake views and 12 of them will have private courtyards and hot tubs, which is like ubiquitous Hamptons make-out setting. According to the press release, amenities include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and the vague "more" which we hope is PR-speak for some booze in the mini-bar.