Starwood to Transform SLS Las Vegas Into Dual Branded Hotel

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Photo Courtesy of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed SLS Las Vegas and plans to transform the 1,613-guest room property located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip into a dual branded hotel. The move will significantly expand Starwood’s footprint in Las Vegas. The property offers planners 80,000 sq. ft. of flexible…


8 Different Sommeliers at Your Service

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Most fine hotels have a sommelier to guide guests in the selection of wine. Luxury properties are expanding upon this concept. At Belfast’s Merchant Hotel, for example, a water butler advises diners on bottled offerings, while a tequila expert at Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, recommends smooth reposados. The trend extends beyond beverages. Want…


Zurich Hotel Offers Space Station Suite

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Photo Credit: Grand Kameha Zürich hotel It’s not in outer space, but could be the next-best thing. Kameha Grand Zurich has introduced a space station suite with a detailed astronaut motif. German artist Michael Najjar designed the suite to immerse crew members (guests) in the atmosphere of a space station. Naggar had plenty of personal experience to draw from, including…


Incentive Travel Gets Personal

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St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico The resurgence of incentive travel brings with it several new trends. The latest Pulse Survey from Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) indicates that planners are investing in more robust experiences. Companies are also catering to travelers’ personal tastes, from welcome gifts to cultural immersion. According to the IRF survey, 67…

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Boeing 777x to Make Largest Twin-Engine Jets in the World


The next generation of massive fuel-efficient aircrafts is closer than ever to completion. Last week, Boeing announced the configuration for the 777-9, the first addition of Boeing 777X airplanes to be developed, which also includes a future 777-8 model. The Boeing 777X aircrafts will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jets in the world….

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Sheraton Grand a New Beacon of Excellence

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is putting a feather in the cap of its most exceptional Sheraton properties across the globe. In late August, the high-end hotel company rolled out the Sheraton Grand designation, what they’re calling their new premier tier of Sheraton properties. The new honorific will go to Sheraton hotels that demonstrate…

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L.A. Luxe: Westside’s Glamour, Glitz and Art

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Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Westside’s Glamour, Glitz and Art From celebrities to some of the world’s best shopping—window or otherwise—the Westside is the place for glamour, glitz and art. The region’s neighborhoods encompass media hub Century City, the college town of Westwood and the tony enclaves of Bel-Air and Brentwood. Beverly…

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L.A. Paradise: Beach Cities Boast Classic Social Lifestyle

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When you think of L.A., what probably comes to mind is the famed beaches hugging 27 miles of scenic coastline. The laid-back lifestyle, sparkling waves, palm trees, and chic eateries and boutiques are intimately familiar because of the many movies and TV shows that use the area as a backdrop and chronicle the hipsters and…

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L.A Charm – San Pedro’s Intimate Waterfront

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USS IOWA Does your group want easy access to the big city while enjoying small-town charm? Then San Pedro’s waterfront is the place for you. On the southern end of Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro, with a population of 90,000 over 12 sq. mi., is historic and picturesque. The surrounding Los Angeles Harbor area is…


MLB All-Star Game Pitches Cincinnati


Image Courtesy of Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau – Groups that meet in Cincinnati can tour Great American Ball Park, host of the 2015 All-Star Game  The 2015 MLB All-Star Game, which was played this week at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, pitched the host city into the limelight and introduced the riverfront city…