May 2011 Newsletter

  Our New and Improved Newsletter Wednesday, June 22 After a number of months of design, tweaking, improving, debating,  we hope you enjoy our newly designed newsletter and website. Quite honestly, a lot of our internal debate in this new design was how to create a new look and not seem too “high end” or [...]

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The McDonald Family Discovers Skiing in Japan

Blue Contributor/From the wife of a golfing buddy who has an adventurous family! Skiing in Japan: We flew direct from LAX to Narita airport on American. Narita is one hour outside of Tokyo so we took an airport shuttle to the domestic airport, Haneda. It was super easy. We spent the night right in the [...]

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White Marble Palace Rising Out of A Lake in India

Serious Travel Snob Diamond Contributor Suggests: Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India Source: www.tajhotels.com This hotel is a white marble palace rising out of a lake – it’s gorgeous, sumptuous, tasteful, restful – magical!!! The suites are simply AMAAAAAZING. It was the summer palace of a king and it feels like it. It’s located in [...]

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Resplendant Luxury in the United Arab Emirates

Regular to the Middle East Silver Contributor Suggests: Ritz Bahrain http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Bahrain/Default.htm Source: www.ritzcarlton.com Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dubai http://www.jumeirah.com/hotels-and-resorts/destinations/dubai/jumeirah-emirates-towers/ Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi http://www.emiratespalace.com/en/home/index.htm Burj Al-Arab http://www.jumeirah.com/hotels-and-resorts/destinations/dubai/burj-al-arab/ Jumeirah Beach http://www.jumeirah.com/hotels-and-resorts/destinations/dubai/jumeirah-beach-hotel/

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Posted in Accomodations

US Road Warrior Diamond Contributor Suggests: Taj Campton Place San Francisco Small in the best way and conveniently located on Union Square. There is a great 4-star restaurant in the hotel and a rooftop fitness center. A historic site, the hotel is close to the financial district, premier art galleries, renowned museums, great restaurants and [...]

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Rustic Luxury at Upstate New York Adirondack Estate

World Traveler Diamond Contributor Suggests: Two great upstate New York hotels, both within a drive (only one hour from NYC) of Storm King Sculpture Museum, set in 500 acres with David Smith’s, Noguchi’s and others set amongst fields and woods. Breathtaking! The Point is a unique, private Adirondack estate. It’s a secluded hideaway built in the [...]

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Chic Boutique Hotel in Rio

World Traveler Diamond Contributor Suggests: Hotel Santa Teresa – Maybe my new favorite hotel in South America – I like my room (#35). The bar AND restaurant are THE chicest in South America. I have never seen more beautiful people in one place – ever! This boutique hotel has tropical gardens, panoramic pools, and a fully-equipped [...]

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Hip Hotels and Restaurants in Shanghai

Gold Contributor who does a lot of business in Shanghai Suggests: Below are some of my current favorites in Shanghai. Hotels: My favorite hotel is the Meridien.  It has a great location at the end of the Nanjing Road mall, a spectacular business lounge and very nice rooms. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1945 789 Nanjing Road East Shanghai 200001 [...]

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