Luxury Travel Trends

Casa Velas' Handbag Bar Features Designer Bags on Loan Complimentary for a Special Evening

Casa Velas' Handbag Bar Features Designer Bags on Loan Complimentary for a Special Evening

No room to pack a handbag for a special evening? Or forgot it? Never fear. The luxury all-inclusive Casa Velas Boutique Hotel and Ocean Club has the solution: a 'handbag bar'.

Cultural Traditions Influence Spa Trends

Cultural Traditions Influence Spa Trends

Cultural traditions are deeply rooted in many countries' language, religion, food, and art. Some of these traditions were apparent at the recent ISPA Media Event where spas from around the world highlighted their newest treatments, many of which stemmed from historic customs.

Growth in the Spa Industry Generates Record-setting Number of Spa Visits

Growth in the Spa Industry Generates Record-setting Number of Spa Visits

The ISPA 2014 U.S. Spa Industry Study “Big 5” statistics reveal positive trends in 2013 that will continue to stimulate the economy and generate revenue in the United States in the months ahead.

Express Spa Treatments Let You Rejuvenate in a Jiffy

Express Spa Treatments Let You Rejuvenate in a Jiffy

Sparing an afternoon at the spa, much less an hour seems impossible these days. Between work, family, and happy hour, men and women are missing out on some serious pampering time.

Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams

Locally Inspired Turndown Amenities Inspire 'Suite' Dreams

Luxury hotels are steering far away from the usual ‘chocolate on the pillow' turndown amenity and are embracing local culture to create unique turndown treats that leave guests feeling locally-inspired.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut the St. Regis Brand in Kazakhstan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut the St. Regis Brand in Kazakhstan

Starwood Hotels & Resorts today announced that it will debut the St. Regis brand in Kazakhstan's lively capital city with the opening of The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at The St. Regis Astana.

New Luxury Trends Revealed by Small Luxury Hotels of the World

New Luxury Trends Revealed by Small Luxury Hotels of the World

A new survey by Small Luxury Hotels of the World ™ (SLH) completed by over 13,000 SLH customers worldwide reveals new trends within the luxury market.

Cannes' Hotel Majestic Barriere Unveils New Eco-friendly Private Beach

Cannes' Hotel Majestic Barriere Unveils New Eco-friendly Private Beach

The iconic Hôtel Majestic Barrière in Cannes recently opened their new eco-friendly private beach, designed by acclaimed interior decorator and architect Jean-Philippe Nuel.

Inn at Dos Brisas Announces Newly Expanded Organic Farm

Inn at Dos Brisas Announces Newly Expanded Organic Farm

A luxury ranch resort located an hour outside of Houston, The Inn at Dos Brisas has announced the expansion of its USDA-certified organic farm.

Belmond Unveils New and Inspiring Event Venues

Belmond Unveils New and Inspiring Event Venues

Catering to the travel trend for creative event facilities in inspiring destinations, Belmond is updating business amenities and offering special group rates across its curated collection of luxury hotels and travel experiences.

Eco-Conscious Luxury Tour Operators Practice Sustainable Tourism

Eco-Conscious Luxury Tour Operators Practice Sustainable Tourism

A trend among tour operators is the practice of sustainable tourism which encourages guests, visitors and hotels in addition to the tour operator itself to be conscious of making a positive impact on the environment, society and community.

Adults Only, Boutique Hotel, Casa Velas Takes Healthy Approach to Mini Bar With Crudités Available In-Suite

Adults Only, Boutique Hotel, Casa Velas Takes Healthy Approach to Mini Bar With Crudités Available In-Suite

While most resorts' mini bars are known for high calorie snacking choices such as chips, pretzels and candies, Puerto Vallarta's luxury boutique hotel, Casa Velas, takes a different approach with nutritious and satisfying raw vegetable crudités.

Living Like Eloise: The Rise of Five-Star Hotel Branded Residences

Living Like Eloise: The Rise of Five-Star Hotel Branded Residences

Five-star hotel brands and real estate developers are collaborating to offer branded residences that ensure a trusted, premium lifestyle.

Sandy Lane Introduces Private Jet Series

Sandy Lane Introduces Private Jet Series

This winter season Sandy Lane Hotel is set to launch its Sandy Lane Private Jet Series in partnership with Royal Jet, the world's leading private jet operator.

Hotels Accommodating Solo Female Travelers with Special Amenities

Hotels Accommodating Solo Female Travelers with Special Amenities

In Boston, XV Beacon, has been raising the bar for business minded hotels since its opening, and is currently ranked the #2 Business Hotel in the World by Condé Nast Traveler's 16th Annual Business Travel Awards.