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Romance Packages and a Creekside Restaurant Are Just Part of the Splendor at L'Auberge de Sedona

L'Auberge de Sedona has lost count of how many marriage proposals have occurred at its property; the staff tells me it happens nearly as often as guests ask for directions. For more than 30 years, couples have been lured to the resort's stunning natural setting with the Sedona Red Rock horizon, the idyllic clear creek, and the understated luxurious cottages. Now that I've stayed at the property, it's easy to understand why this desert retreat remains one of the nation's most awarded luxury properties in media outlets such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

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Vista Verde Ranch's "Plus One" Service Makes it a Prime Retreat During Any Season

"I've never seen so much snow," I told my travel companion. "Wow. Neither have I," she responded. Granted, we're two Southern California gals with little appreciation for 15 inches of fresh powder, but still, the beauty of Vista Verde Ranch seems to impress guests from every climate. A bucolic drive from Steamboat, Colorado leads guests to the luxury ranch, owned by the Throgmartin Family since 2006.

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JW Marriott Hanoi: The New Hotel Already Making a Name for Itself in Vietnam

Although most tourists hover around the Old Quarter — a place filled with people on motor bikes and shops that sell almost anything imaginable — the central business district of Hanoi is just as exciting and is becoming one of the city’s best locations.

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Guayaquil's Hotel Oro Verde: A South American Hotel With European Service & Ecuadorian hospitality

Even though Guayaquil is Ecuador’s largest city with over 3.75 million people in the metropolitan area, most Americans are probably more familiar with the capital: Quito. However, Guayaquil is a logical stop and overnight stay for anyone planning a trip to the Galapagos, or for those who would like to take a few more days to experience the intimate charm of Guayaquil.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey Reimagines its Waterfront Restaurant

After a makeover to its waterside eatery, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey’s reimagined restaurant Cast & Plow has opened this past March. Using fresh, local ingredients, including a collection of organic elements, it will offer traditional Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine with Californian flavors crafted by Chef Umit Kaygusuz and Executive Sous Chef Javier Bravo.

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W South Beach's "Mega Flavors, Mega Suites" Package Puts You in the Chef's Seat

Labeled as the Mega Flavors, Mega Suites package, the W South Beach in Miami Beach just recently unveiled a partnership with James Beard Award-winner Chef Andrew Carmellini to offer a whole new way to experience a luxuriously hearty in-room dining option.

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Palms Casino Resort Offers Full 24-Hour Check-Out Option

The Palms Casino Resort is now offering its guests a full 24 hours before having to check out. As a Las Vegas hotel, there couldn't be a better place to offer this kind of program considering the proliferation of time lost and afternoons that suddenly turn into nights for travelers.

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The Westin Nova Scotian: A Premier Four-Star Hotel in the Historic City of Halifax

Sitting in the historic city of Halifax, Canada, the AAA four-diamond Westin Nova Scotian is one of the city’s most desirable hotels. Situated close to the harbor, the property is a prime location for checking out Halifax’s attractions such as museums, historic buildings now filled with boutiques, and restaurants.

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Find Southern Hospitality at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio

You’ve heard of Southern hospitality and that everything is bigger in Texas? Of course you have. So it should come as no surprise then that The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio is warm and welcoming as well as wonderfully spacious with its 473 guestrooms, three dining options and its 760-square-foot Woodhouse Day Spa.

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The St. Regis Houston: A Decidedly Upscale Hotel With Texas Sensibility

Five-star luxury, impeccable service and high-end amenities are all the things you’ve come to expect at a St. Regis property. When you pair take those things with an address in Houston’s most exclusive residential neighborhood, the result is an exceptional hotel with a decidedly upscale Texas sensibility.

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Charming Burmese Living at the Belmond Governor's Residence in Yangon

Once home to the ruler of the southern states of Myanmar, this colonial-style mansion dates back to the 1920s and offers romance and lavishness in spades. Amenities offered at the Belmond Governor's Residence in Yangon include a jungle-surrounded swimming pool, boutique shop, in-room spa treatments and more.

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Learn to Cook With Culinary Top Chefs at the InterContinental Hong Kong

Guests of the InterContinental Hong Kong are getting an exciting opportunity to learn culinary tricks of the trade through their new "Cooking with the Culinary Stars" series. The program provides guests a chance to learn from Michelin-starred chefs like Alain Ducasse, Nobu, Jerome Husson and more.

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Four Seasons Hotels Further Embraces Guest Personalization with New Customizable Beds

As the first of its kind in a hotel chain, Four Seasons has launched a new way to sleep while staying at their properties. The new beds, unceremoniously called "The Four Seasons Bed," allow guests to fully customize each one for a truly personalized experience. Partnered with manufacturer Simmons, beds have three mattress firmness settings available as well as a number of choices for amenities and types of pillows.

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Winnipeg's Fort Garry Hotel: Cozy Rooms, A Little Historic Charm...and Polar Bears

The Fort Garry in Winnipeg offers a number of things to do and see that would be hard to find anywhere in North America. One of the most notable of these is the polar bear migration that occurs every autumn across Churchill, Manitoba. Winnipeg, long considered to be the gateway to the Churchill area, is a prime location for tour companies to set up before and after the migration, with the two largest taking station at The Fort Garry, the capitol city's most luxurious hotel.

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AKA Beverly Hills Tosses 30-Day Rule & Now Allows 7-Day Stays

Coming March 21 to the AKA Beverly Hills is the chance for guests to stay at the hotel for seven days or more instead of the hotel's original 30-day requirement for the apartment-like hotel right in the middle of 90210. This transition is significant for a number of reasons.

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