Dramatic New Cruise Terminal for Miami

Designs have been approved for a new, state-of-the-art cruise terminal at PortMiami following an agreement between Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Miami-Dade County, it was announced on June 28. In a press release, global cruise company Royal Caribbean announced that a new 170,000-square-foot terminal had been approved at the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami,… Read More »

Unique Suites at Hotel Pitrizza, Sardinia

Overlooking the crystal-clear azure waters of Sardinia, Hotel Pitrizza (a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel) sits in its own cozy corner of Costa Smeralda in a setting of untouched natural splendor. The hotel isn’t new and our focus here is on something called the Unique Suites, which were recently completed. These suites are so-named because no two are… Read More »

Most Beautiful Island in the World Revealed

Not all islands are created equal, it seems. This year, Maui edges out thousands of the planet’s other islands to claim top spot on TripAdvisor’s annual list. An island in the mid-Pacific and part of the Hawaiian island chain, Maui is beyond paradise with its stunning azure waters and stretches of powder-white sand. TripAdvisor determines its… Read More »

Shanghai Seven-Star Waterfront Hotel Opens

Shanghai remains a favorite for new luxury outposts, be they stores or hotels, the latest of which is The Wanda Reign on the Bund. The over-the-top luxury hotel has opened on Shanghai’s waterfront, billing itself as the city’s first “7-star” hotel. The Wanda Reign on the Bund opened to much fanfare recently, not only for… Read More »

Crown Resorts Wins OK for Sydney Casino

Crown Resorts won approval this week for a long-awaited towering six-star hotel and casino complex on Sydney harbor aimed at Asian high-rollers, with work expected to begin shortly. The New South Wales state government legislated to site the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort, majority owned by Australian billionaire James Packer, on foreshore land previously earmarked as public open… Read More »

Watergate Hotel Re-Opens In Washington

In the midst of this year’s tumultuous US presidential elections, a hotel linked to one of the biggest political scandals in American history is re-opening its doors. The Watergate hotel has been closed since 2007 for renovations and restorations by designer Ron Arad and the Italian design brand Moroso. Now, after a $125 million facelift, it is ready to accept… Read More »