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The Ever-Expanding Burgenstock Resort Will Have 3 Hotels When It Re-opens in 2017

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  Site Where: Burgenstockstrasse, Burgenstock, Switzerland, 6363
July 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM | by | ()

Nestled 1600 feet up from the shores of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, a luxury resort is recreating itself--The Burgenstock Resort, scheduled to re-open in 2017. When all is said and done, there will be three hotels: The Burgenstock Hotel; the circa 1906 Palace Hotel; and the Waldhotel, a medical wellness destination. Add to that a spa the size of a football field, a conference center, residences, and several dining options.

The Burgenstock Resort is being developed by Katara Hospitality, who are also presently transforming the Royal Savoy Lausanne. Katara has again retained London-based MKV Design to take on the interiors of the Burgenstock Hotel, as well as the Palace Hotel renovation and the mega Alpine Spa. Right now, we're getting an early look at the Burgenstock Hotel.

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Sharon Stone Finds Serenity at Arizona's Miraval Resort & Spa

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  Site Where: 5000 E. VIA ESTANCIA MIRAVAL [map], Tucson, AZ, United States, 85739
July 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM | by | ()

Miraval Resort & Spa has had besties Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King gush over it as the perfect girlfriend getaway locale, and this past May, blonde beauty Sharon Stone flew in to the desert oasis for a solo sojourn and the opening of the resort’s new Life in Balance Spa with Clarins.

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Here, There and Everywhere: We Found Some More Summer Hotel Deals to Book

June 26, 2012 at 3:41 PM | by | ()

Deals: you want 'em, and surprisingly, everyone has 'em. Take a look at some of the latest hotel deals going around the internet today from booking sites, social media sites, flash sale sites and more. Don't forget to scroll down to see the HotelChatter-approved deal either. Who knows? You might just find what you're looking for. (But don't forget to tell us about your stay!)

· Fourth of July at the JW Marriott Chicago for $199: Heading to Chicago for Fourth of July? The JW Marriott Chicago is offering rates of $199 (down from $319) from Sunday, July 1-Sunday, July 8. Indeed we found those $199 rates over the holiday so it's legit. If you do book, be sure to check out the hotel's indoor pool where they are now serving signature poolside cocktails that feature Voli light vodkas.

· Try the Oysters at Argent Then Sleep Over For Just $129: Yesterday, we took you around the sexy new oyster bar, Argent, inside The Dana Hotel and Spa, also in Chicago. While we quoted regular rates as starting at $309 a night, we just came up on a Groupon Getaway deal for just $129 a night and that includes a $25 for Argent. The catch is it's only good for stays from July 1-4. Travel from July 5–September 6 for a Sunday-Thursday check-in bumps up to $179 a night.

Keep Reading for More Summer Hotel Deals!

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Four Seasons Maui Gets Dissed by Brit, Offers Spa and Tennis Programs

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  Site Where: 3900 Wailea Alanui [map], Wailea, HI, United States, 96753
September 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM | by | ()

In our new "Hotel of the Week" feature, we look at a property that everyone is talking about and give you the lowdown of what's going on at the hot spot hotel.

This week, we're seeing a lot of buzz on the hotel page for Four Seasons Maui, so we decided to take a look at what’s happening at the property.

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Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi's Retreats Will Magically Heal You

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  Site Where: 51/4 Chiang Mai - Sankampaeng Road, Muang Chang Mai, Thailand, 50000
July 29, 2009 at 9:12 AM | by | ()

If inspiration and wellness are what are missing in your life, then it just might be that a trip to Thailand is what you need. More specifically, you should try the all-very-different wellness retreats that Chiang Mai's Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi have got on offer.

Scheduled to run at various dates between November this year and February 2010, the retreats each have a different focus but a common goal: to get you living a healthier and fulfilling life. Of course we think our life will be pretty fulfilling just by having a vacation in Thailand, but if you want more, then take your pick from one of the four.

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Canyon Ranch Miami Still Wants You To Have a Good Time

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  Site Where: 6801 Collins Ave [map], Miami Beach, fl, United States, 33141-3243
January 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM | by | ()

Big news, friends: the Canyon Ranch Miami Beach serves booze. That’s right, Canyon Ranch has its first (!!) liquor-dispensing location, reports the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd. Naturally, we’re talking 100 percent organic spirits along the lines of raspberry-vodka-and-hibiscus-tea martinis, but hey, that’s still going to do the job a whole lot quicker than all that biodynamic wine it's known for.

Though Canyon Ranch seems to maintain its aversion to alcohol at its other two locations (in Tucson and the Berkshires), the temptations of Miami have presumably proven too powerful. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right? “Our beverage offerings are reflective of our beliefs,” panders the drinks menu. “Research indicates that alcohol, when consumed in moderation, can help people live long and well.”

Well, we could have told you that. No word on whether room service cuts you off once you’ve “consumed in moderation” or if they let you be the judge of that.

[Photo: Alex Quesada for The New York Times]