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Top Five Luxury Hotel Experiences

Inspiration, STAY, TravelManagers

The competition between luxury hotels around the world is high: all of them striving to offer the best of everything. But what truly sets some of these hotels apart in the luxury space is a unique experience that they alone can offer: here are five of our favourite hotels that are providing unique experiences for the high-end, luxury traveller.

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Eco-Luxe for Earth Day

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY

Earth Day was designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the incredible planet we live on. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. Over the last 49 years, Earth Day has expanded from the original 20 million Americans to over 1 billion people participating in Earth Day activities. In celebration of our wonderful planet and all who call it home, here are our top five eco-friendly hotels across the world.

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A Florentine Adventure

CITY, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY

Florence is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. From the iconic Ponte Vecchio to Brunelleschi’s Cupola, Florence is a city full of history, culture and outstanding Italian cuisine.

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Adults Only… shhhh

EARTH, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Whether you’re a parent or not, sometimes you need a holiday sans children. That means no unexpected pool splashes, no extra-long elevator rides and no tantrums (from you or the child). And when it comes to romance, adults-only resorts offer the perfect setting. Fall in love with these six luxury resorts.

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GaGa for Gaga

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

When it comes to stays, stars and The Strip, Las Vegas resort Park MGM has it all. From five-star accommodation to A-list entertainment, this resort knows how to deliver. And with the recent residency launch of six-time Grammy award-winner, Golden Globes and Academy Award winning superstar, Lady Gaga in full swing, there really is nowhere else to be when in Las Vegas.

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Penthouse in Paradise

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Ring-shaped atolls made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, white sand beaches, crystal clear lagoons and a diverse marine life awaits in the Maldives. Known as one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the Maldives is about to step it up a notch in the world of luxury accommodations. Say goodbye to the traditional thatched roofs and hello to the new double story residences of Lux* North Male Atoll.

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Game On

Adventure, EARTH, Lifestyle, SAFARI, STAY

In the wilds of Africa, surrounded by rolling grassland plateaus and watering holes where animals gather, you will find some of the world’s most luxurious (and most expensive) hotels and private game reserve lodges. Boasting intimacy and the finest service, here are our top five game lodges in Africa.

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Heaven can wait – go to Sukhavati Spa instead

EARTH, Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

Fat bumblebees hum as they dip in and out of violet trumpet flowers languidly swaying over the verandah.  Tiny yellow-bellied warblers dart in between sucking nectar as they sing.  Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa is only 50 minutes from Bali’s international airport but stepping through its ornately carved wooden door is like entering the land of the lotus eaters, Homer’s mythical isle of honey-sweet fruit, which once tasted banishes any desire to leave.

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Transformation at the Golden Door

Inspiration, Lifestyle, STAY, Travel

When you first become a vampire, you’re fixated on the small things. You look for hours at a pattern on a carpet, a stained glass window or even life itself, according to Ann Rice in The Vampire Lestat. This is the book I take with me for my week at Golden Door in NSW’s Hunter Valley. And whilst perhaps the Golden Door is not the perfect place for vampires: lack of night life, in bed by nine and up at sunrise, being there does transform you into a mindful mortal. You take time to watch nature such as the flight of the butterfly who mesmerised me with its golden wings that flitted and danced upwards to the clear sky and back to the magnolia tree with its white flowers and large brown leaves.

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