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The Pearl Hotel, New York City, New York

The Pearl is a lustrous new luxury hotel located in the heart of New York’s theater district. (In fact, it is directly across from the Eugene O’Neil Theater, which is presently hosting the hottest ticket on Broadway, The Book of Mormon, which promises to play for a very long time.) A blend of sophistication and art deco elegance, The Pearl’s 94 non-smoking rooms and suites possess every amenity and vary in size and shape to accommodate each guest’s needs. The service is impeccable and exceptionally friendly.

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Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado

Rising 12,000 feet in the Rockies' Ten Mile Range, the resort boasts 116 trails spread generously over three mountain peaks, 20 chairlifts, (eight are high speed) 1600 lodging units to fit any preference from spacious condos, to private homes to the AAA four diamond Keystone Lodge, 34 restaurants, including the best in stateKeystone Ranch, 30 shops, a five-acre outdoor skating rink, the largest zamboni maintained rink in North America two award winning golf courses, a microbrewery and a health spa. Additionally, Keystone's Conference facilities are the Rockies' largest.

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Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California

Hotel Del Coronado

Situated along 26 oceanfront acres, Hotel del Coronado first opened its doors in 1888. As a National Historic Landmark, The Del, as people have come to call her is an elegant example of Victorian architecture which has become a living legend with visits by celebrities, U.S. presidents and dignitaries from around the world. A recent $55 million restoration included extensive preservation work, an oceanfront lawn, new seaside restaurants, bar, and retail venue.

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The Wyndham Rio Mar, Puerto Rico

Rio Mar

Flanked by large columns, the entrance to the Westin Rio Mar, is both stylish and intimate, welcoming visitors with its warm, elegant architecture. This 694-room charming luxury resort is situated on 500 acres. Opened in 1996, the Rio Mar is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Located on Puerto Rico's beautiful northeast coast, Rio Mar, is a seven-story contemporary interpretation of an upscale Caribbean manor house with pitched, red-tiled roofs, balconies and terraces in a lushly landscaped setting.

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Vista Verde Ranch, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Vista Verde

Cowboy heaven is the only way to describe the Vista Verde Guest Ranch. Located in northwestern Colorado on 500 idyllic acres of flat land and rolling hills, the dude ranch, tucked like a jewel in the arms of the Routt National Forest and the Zirkel Wilderness is a slice of Western Paradise that caters to your every need. Owned since 1991 by Suzanne and John Munn, this all inclusive resort offers a vacation to suit every whim and is recognized by the prestigious Conde Nast Recommended Hotels, Inns, and Resorts, magazine.

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The Fairmont Jasper Park, Alberta, Canada

Jasper Park Lodge

The story of the Jasper Park Lodge embodies the coming of the railway to Jasper National Park and the development of tourism, of entrepreneurs with a vision, of wild animals on the doorstep, of royalty and movie stars, of live handicaps on the golf course and of room service on bicycle. The Lodge had its humble beginnings in 1915 - a few tents on the shores of Lac Beauvert. A few years later, the new Canadian Railways took over the tent camp and opened Jasper Park Lodge in 1922.

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The Handlery Hotel, San Francisco, California

Handlery Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, The Handlery Union Square Hotel is the perfect place to stay while visiting the City by the Bay. Just steps from Union Square, the Handlery is walking distance of Moscone Center, the financial district, world-famous restaurants, theaters, Chinatown and the best shopping this side of New York's 5th Avenue.

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The Casuarina Beach Club, Barbados

Casuarina Beach Club

Casuarina Beach Club, nestled in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados is an idyllic resort in a lush and private setting. The 160 room luxury apartment hotel is situated on a 900 foot long strip of white coral sand beach on the south coast of Barbados. The complex is set amidst eight acres of tropical palms, flowering trees, shrubs and large grassy areas. Upon entering the resort, the visitor is immediately captivated by a casual and colorful decor.

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The New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Marriott

Located on Canal Street, close to shopping, Harrah's, the Riverwalk and the Morial Convention Center, the Marriott lives up to its reputation. All the amenities for business and pleasure as well as fine restaurants, a Concierge Desk staffed with people who live and love the city and the Marriott name make this property a delightful home away from home.

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Europe

La Fenice Bed and Breakfast, Positano, Italy

Villa d'Este

If you want a spectacular location, where you will feel like you are part of a big extended family, La Fenice Bed and Breakfast is ideal. Named for the mythological Egyptian bird the phoenix, La Fenice is perched on a hill, with villas and cottages that gradually drop down by a series of steps, lush with flowers and plants, to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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Hotel Solara, Sorrento, Italy

Villa d'Este

High on a hill, amid the olive trees, the Hotel Solara, with its charming, helpful staff, is a perfect place to relax while being close to all the activities in Sorrento. Located about 10 minutes by hotel shuttle bus from downtown Sorrento, the Hotel Solara offers spacious, soothingly tailored rooms, decorated in blue, yellow and white, with balconies overlooking the mountains and the bright blue sea.

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Villa d'Este, Lago di Como, Italy

Villa d'Este

From the beginning of March until mid-November, Villa d'Este opens its gracious doors to welcome a luminary guest list that includes heads of states, world renown celebrities and visitors who appreciate quietude in a refined setting. Exuding a long tradition of romantic classical elegance, the Villa d'Este, in Cernobbio, is situated in a magnificent park amidst pristinely created floral gardens, terraces, fountains and fortresses, overlooking the blue-green waters of exquisite Lake Como.

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Grand Hotel Terme, Sirmione, Italy

Grand Hotel Terme

Right next door to the castle and the entrance to the town of Sirmione, The Grand Terme is a three story hotel that sits graciously alongside the lake. The wide marble clad halls, warmly hued Venetian plaster walls lead to casually elegant furnished balconied bedrooms with exquisite views. Spa, physical therapy facilities and lakeside swimming pool make this a comprehensive hotel and resort. The Conference Center includes two halls, the Catullo and Virgilio which accommodate 120 people each.

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Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Italy

Grand Hotel Serbelloni

Owned by the Bucher Family, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is the only 5-star deluxe hotel in Bellagio and while it boasts a rich and interesting history of almost 125 years, it also continues to meet the needs of today¹s visitors. The newly opened Spa of Villa Serbelloni uses only the finest techniques to reduce stress and decrease tension. From the soothing colors of the subtly-decorated rooms to the personnel trained in programs of beauty and massages, one is assured of leaving Bellagio stress-free and relaxed.

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Grosvenor House London, England

Grosvenor House London

Grosvenor House has beautiful hotel rooms done in floral prints, longer-term apartments and a grand ballroom called the Great Room, which began as an ice rink some eight decades ago and recently went through another renovation. It also has two restaurants, two bars, a hair and beauty salon and a variety of other conveniences. Its most pleasurable features, however, are its underground health club and well-stocked upstairs lounge equipped with a computer and free Internet access.

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Hotel Quirinale, Rome, Italy

Hotel Quirinale

Located about 10 minutes from the Spanish Steps and adjacent to the Rome Opera House, the Hotel Quirinale is a home away from home to both Italian and International clientele who enjoy its spacious and quiet rooms. Its history dates back to the mid 1800's and it has been host to international royalty, cultural elite and Roman aristocracy ever since. Its reputation for fine cuisine and excellent service has remained steadfast throughout the years.

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Grand Hotel Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland

Grand Hotel Lucerne

When one enters the five-star Grand Hotel National Lucerne located on beautiful Lake Luzern, one is quickly drawn into an atmosphere of grace and elegance and welcomed by a staff that makes visitors feel as if they are the only reason the hotel is in existence. Although open on a year-round basis, the hotel only has 95 guest rooms with an additional 25 apartment residences.

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Gran Hotel Tryp Reina Victoria, Madrid, Spain

Gran Hotel Tryp Reina Victoria

Gran Hotel Tryp Reina Victoria This four star hotel has 201 rooms that have all the amenities one could desire. Dine in the El Ruedo Restaurant and Bar Manolete and enjoy the European breakfast. Meetings can be held in spacious lounges. Conveniently located in the heart of the city in front of the "Espanol" Theatre, one can walk to museums, the Plaza Major and the Puerta del Sol. The Reina Victoria has a deep bullfighting tradition. Stay here if you want to see some bullfighters during the season. The lobby bustles with people watching the bullfights on TV.

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Hotel Fenix, Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Fenix

Hotel Fenix This four star hotel has 123 well-appointed rooms including four suites. Located in the Marques de Pombal Square across from the Edward VII Park and in the center of the business/banking district it is ideal for tourists or business people. It is easily accessible to the metro, buses and trains. Banquet facilities and three conference rooms are available. Relax in either of the two bars or enjoy Portuguese and international gourmet foods in the Restaurant Bodegon.

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Hotel Alexandra Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain

Hotel Alexandra Barcelona

Hotel Alexandra is a newly refurbished four-star hotel with 77 double rooms and the four junior suites with a terrace and Jacuzzi. There are five conference rooms with every possible business service and amenity. The hotel's location, between Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya in the Eixample district, and allows one to walk just about anywhere.

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Great Hotels in Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland

The stately and most prestigious five-star Balmoral, combining the noble character of a Scottish baronial home with the classic sophistication of an international hotel, is conveniently located next to the central railway station and 20 minutes by car from Edinburgh Airport. After a long history, the hotel was closed from 1988 to 1991 for a complete multi-million pound refurbishment, which restored it to its former glory. There are 165 bedrooms, many of which offer superb views of Edinburgh.

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The Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy

The Hotel Poseidon

The splendid four star Hotel Poseidon is our pick for Positano. Genoan Bruno Aonzo fell in love with Positano in 1926. In 1950 he and his wife Liliana decided to purchase an orange and lemon grove on the Amalfi Coast and build a villa there.A few years later, that charming mediterranean home in the center of Positano became the Hotel Poseidon.

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The Far East

The Hotel Inter-Continental, Hong Kong

The Hotel Inter-Continental, Hong Kong

A grand hotel on the Kowloon waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island, the building features glass walls with peerless views of the skyline and busy harbor. For both the business and pleasure traveler, the hotel effortlessly blends ancient cultural traditions, modern architecture and superior service, including airport limousine pick-up. Two vintage gold Rolls-Royces flank the entrance to the dazzling Hotel Inter-continental (formerly The Hong Kong Regent), welcoming the traveler to sublime elegance, service, and serenity.

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