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JOHN COHLAN: MARGARITAVILLE CEO INTERVIEW.

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Amazed by the success and publicity Margaritaville has generated, we had the great opportunity to interview their executive team during the American Lodging Investment Summit in Los Angeles. John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville, offered up insight on what the Margaritaville brand stands for, the destination locales and what the word luxury means to him. Cohlan[...]

DMITRY RICHIE: FOUNDER OF IFLYFIRSTCLASS.

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Dmitry Richie’s life looks more like most people’s vacation dreams. The philanthropist has traveled the world in style. In the past years, Dmitry has visited numerous countries and has flown first-class on every major airline carrier in the world. If somebody knows how the wealthy travel, vacation and dine, it’s Mr. Richie. The world-traveler shares w[...]

INTERVIEW WITH HARD ROCK HOTEL'S CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, MARCO ROCA.

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Marco Roca, the EVP Development & CDO of Hard Rock Hotel, has been accelerating the company's growth for the past 30 years. Roca's past experiences include being the Global Senior Managing Director for Realogy, the Senior Vice President of Development for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Vice President of Development at the Americas and Caribbean for Starwo[...]

HOTELS TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE (PART 6 - GREECE)

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Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western literature, and political science. Once located at the center of Western trade, Greece is one of the most culturally rich destinations of the world and offers luxurious vacation stays to match its immense history.

DRIVING THE RED HOT BUICK ENVISION ON A ROAD TRIP TO VEGAS.

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In 2016, Buick introduced the Envision, a luxury compact crossover with segment-challenging driving dynamics, advanced technology, connectivity, and the company's trademark acoustics. Excited for our first drive, Buick graciously offered Destination Luxury the Envision for a ride through the desert. For 2017, the car features the automotive giant's QuietTuni[...]

HIGHLIGHTS FROM CES 2017 WILL MAKE YOU DO A DOUBLE-TAKE.

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CES 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the largest global gathering of innovation and connectivity. CES introduces ground-breaking products, providing opportunities for companies in every major global industry to conduct business. Everything from; 5G, cars, clothes, content, health care, sports, travel, smart cities, AR, VR, robotics, AI and more was debute[...]

ACURA MDX'S BOLD NEW SUV.

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Acura has restyled and refreshed their 2017 MDX. The MDX is the best-selling, three-row luxury SUV of all time and raises its game with bold new exterior styling, larger wheel and tire options, and an expanded complement of premium features and technologies, including the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assisting technologies. Featurin[...]

BOTIWALLA: A PLEASURABLE LUNCH IN PONCE CITY MARKET ATLANTA.

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With a mere six months under its belt, Botiwalla by Chai Pani has made a clear statement in Atlanta's historic Sears and Roebuck building. The restaurant is conceived specifically for the Ponce City Market. Botiwalla is simply a great place to stop by and enjoy a quick lunch. The very atmosphere and its placement in the ever-growing mixed-use development[...]

EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF GUNSHOW RESTAURANT, ATLANTA.

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As we walked up to Gunshow Atlanta, people conversed and debated among themselves if the fish or the fried okra was the best dish. When we stepped into Gunshow it was surprisingly loud for a restaurant of its culinary magnitude. We sat down at a communal table surrounded by eight strangers, laughing, smiling, eating, and talking. Guests enjoyed their foo[...]

ENJOYING HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND FITNESS AT THE OAKS AT OJAI.

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Nestled in northern Ventura County is the Oaks at Ojai. The venue has a serene, yet upbeat atmosphere for guests who are committed to fitness. The Oaks is located in the lively art community of Ojai where guests can get away from their busy lives and enjoy a myriad of activities the small town has to offer. The Ojai Valley sits in a unique East-West directio[...]

INFINITI'S WHIMSICAL QX80 SUV IS PLAYFUL AND PLUSH.

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The QX80 is a flagship premium full-size SUV and has added several new features including; forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Trailer Sway Control and Wi-Fi capability. In addition, the Mocha Almond exterior color is now available on all models. "The JD Power APEAL Study represents a deep dive into every aspect of what owners appreciate[...]