Top Travel Destinations in 2022: Las Vegas, South Florida, Los Cabos

2021 is winding down and the holiday season is upon us. What will be the top travel destinations in 2022? Of course, there are many to choose from all around the world. COVID-19 is still gripping the travel industry, as most countries battle this ongoing pandemic.

We want to share three top travel destinations in 2022: Las Vegas, South Florida, Los Cabos

Las Vegas, Nevada

Slated to open its doors in early 2022, Illuminarium Experiences, a breakthrough global experiential entertainment company created by worldwide leaders in cinematic and interactive content, architectural and theatrical design, and venue operations. They will open its second Illuminarium at AREA15, Las Vegas’ newest immersive events and entertainment district.

The 33,000 square-foot, purpose-built building will be on the western side of the main AREA15 complex. Audiences will be transported to spectacles unlike any other, while participating in a shared and connected experience. In addition to the opening of Illuminarium, the first new hotel on the Strip in more than a decade recently opened. Plus, there are renovations at others properties: The Las Vegas Hilton, The Conrad Las Vegas and Crockfords

South Florida

From Miami’s current beginnings of a dining golden era to West Palm Beach’s expansion of endless cultural venues and museums, South Florida is as busy as ever. As of November, getting around the tropical destination has also never been easier. Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, is back in service after a 19-month hiatus. It runs between its Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach stations.

Brightline has relaunched with multiple service enhancements and investments. For example, its new fully integrated, door-to-door booking service Brightline+ which is powered by its app and supported by a new fleet of Brightline branded vehicles. In addition, they offer upgraded food and beverage options. Also relaunching with Brightline is Citizens, a new 26,000 SF culinary center by C3. They are the leading global food tech platform. They will house C3 by sbe’s restaurant offerings that are inspired by globally renowned chefs. For example: “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto, Chef Katsuya Uechi,  Michelin Starred chef Dani García and Chef Dario Cecchini.


Los Cabos, Mexico

Coming out to the pandemic, Los Cabos is reporting a huge spike in tourism numbers. Cabo is Mexico’s leading tourism destination. Airline seats are expected to increase by 45 percent from the U.S. from November 2021 to April 2022 compared to the same periods in 2019 and 2020.

After undergoing a $10 million renovation, one of the destination’s leading hotels ME Cabo has reopened its doors. The luxury hotel will be a completely transformed resort. Every aspect of the property has been reimagined from guest rooms and lounges to food and beverage partnerships. As part of the Me by Meliá collection, ME Cabo embraces its beautiful location in Cabo San Lucas, overlooking the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Hotel guests will find a new bold and contemporary design that will enrich each guest’s experiences. All 170 guest rooms have been remodeled to embrace traditional Mexican design. They all boast an eclectic feel, mixing rustic wood furnishings with bright and vivid colors. In addition, rooms range from 425 to 3,000 square feet and feature a private, furnished balcony or terrace with garden or ocean views. Plus other amenities include: rainfall showers, fully stocked Maxibar, integrated room technologies and bath amenities by C.O. Bigelow.

The luxury Los Cabos hotel partnered with popular Mexican restaurant group Grupo Rosa Negra. Hence, they will to debut four new culinary hotspots: Confessions Skybar & Tapas, Taboo Beach Club & Restaurant, Funky Geisha, and Mamazzita Mexican Soul. The new culinary concepts are dedicated to serving locally sourced produce and ingredients that explore Latin American cuisine.

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Culture, Glamour and Non-Stop Fun – 24 Hours in the Miami Design District

Miami is a magical city. From amazing sunsets over the downtown skyline, to sun drenched fun on a white sand beach, Miami has it all. The Miami nightlife is always electric and fine dining options are everywhere. Sultry Miami is a top luxury travel destination, including the Miami Design District.

It doesn’t matter if you are a Florida resident or not. Searching for new and creative ways to play tourist in your backyard or traveling to Miami is a must. Trying a get-a-way to the Magic City is always a fabulous idea. For a VIP experience, visit the Miami Design District. Thus, it’s the perfect destination for a day. Packed with fine and casual dining, shopping, rich cultural experiences and more.

The Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind open-air, pedestrian friendly neighborhood. The area fuses all-encompassing shopping, art galleries, museums, design showrooms, restaurants and major art and design installations. All simply found within an architecturally significant context. Enjoy a quick bite at any of the neighborhood’s well-renowned restaurants. Plus, stroll through Paseo Ponti and even treat yourself to shopping. As a result, there’s always something to enjoy and admire in this trendy Miami neighborhood.

Whether you’re a frequent visitor of the neighborhood or have yet to stop by, below are a few ideas on how to spend your day in the Miami Design District:


If retail therapy is what you need, you can find the top names in luxury right here. Recently debuted brands in the neighborhood include highly-anticipated trendy streetwear line by Virgil Abloh Off-White. In addition, find edgy UK luxury brand Alexander McQueen, and French luxury brand Kenzo Kids. Minimal luxury footwear and apparel line TKEES also opened up earlier in the year. While Danish womenswear brand GANNI, and Italian luxury brands Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta, and direct-to-consumer giant Warby Parker opened last year. For example, other unique stores include: TheArsenale, Tighemi, Anine Bing, Baccarat Boutique B Bar and Lounge, and Montce swimwear to name a few.


Miami Design District’s art culture is characterized by world-class art museums, fine art galleries, and public art exhibits. Recently joining the neighborhood’s cultural happenings is Pepe Mar Summer Studio. They feature colorful and psychedelic mixed media collages, sculptures and installations. Art lovers can visit Peréz Art Museum Miami’s pop-up boutique. Additionally, beginning August 10th, visitors can stop by Gavin Perry’s solo exhibition – History Lesson-Part 2. As a result, enjoy new sculptures and paintings ideated by the esteemed Miami artist.

Visit the area’s numerous museums and art galleries, such as Maman Fine Art. In addition, try The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) or the de la Cruz Collection with impressive collections of art from a wide array of artists.

Reserve a free Public Art Tour of the Miami Design District, and choose from the Art Site Tour. While there, you’ll get to explore all the architecture and check out the numerous public art displays. View the likes of Rirkrit Tiravanja, Matthew Ritchie, John Baldessari, and Urs Fischer to name a few, Plus, the Curated Projects Tour, where guests can visit all the local galleries and exhibits.

In addition, The Sun Pours Daylong presented by the Sunny Project, a physical exhibition running alongside an online print sale of Florida photos by 22 Florida photographers. Interestingly, 100 percent of the proceeds goes to charity. Coming soon on October 17th, the Miami Design District will be collaborating with the nationally recognized project For Freedoms. Hence they will produce a billboard by artist and DASH graduate Adler Guerrier as a creative response to supporting racial equality.


As you take a stroll through the neighborhood, don’t forget to pay close attention to your surroundings. Miami Design District features award-winning architecture by esteemed architects, such as Zaha Hadid and Frei Otto. In addition – Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Sol Lewitt, Sou Fujimoto, Gaetano Pesce and Marc Newson to name a few. Standout projects located in the area include: Museum Garage.

Conceptualized by architect and curator Terence Riley, it’s a seven-story mixed-use structure featuring multi-dimensional façades. A one-of-a-kind work from world-class architects. Fly’s Eye Dome is designed by Buckminster Fuller, built using state-of-the-art materials, intelligence and techniques. It is now a main landmark within the neighborhood. Last, the architecture showcased throughout the Miami Design District has been thoughtfully designed to capture audiences and pack an experience with every step you take!


If you are looking for world-class dining or simply a casual bite, Miami Design District has it all. Home to Groot Hospitality’s David Grutman and Pharrell Williams’s hot-spot Swan. For example, an ideal place to see and be seen, where you are sure to run into a celebrity. Also, Instagram-worthy food lovers can head over to Old Greg’s Pizza pop-up in the neighborhood for Miami’s first naturally leavened pizza. It is definitely worth all the hype.

For those looking to be transported to the Greek Islands, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch. Dine in their Mediterranean outdoor terrace and indulge in their Greek and Turkish dishes and famed white wine sangria. Looking for more of a healthier option, check out Pura Vida. Enjoy a fresh space that provides both quality and health with every bite.

Time for a coffee break? Stop by neighborhood hot-spot OTL for delicious drinks, pastries and more in this Instagram-worthy atmosphere. For dinner, dine alfresco at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink’s outdoor courtyard. While there, you will feast on classic homemade dishes by award-winning chef/owner Michael Schwartz. When you’re ready to wrap up your day, make sure to stop by Japow, Night Owl Cookies or Meli Gourmet Greek Donuts to enjoy some sweet treats.


The Miami Design District recently debuted a new dog park for families to enjoy with their favorite furry friends. The dog park is designed by Island Planning Corporation, located behind Jokester 2 by Paula Crown. As a result, the business provides plenty of space and features for dogs. Additionally, stop by and hang out at State of Kid. The most sought-after retail brands and greatest instructors are found here. They meet under one roof to provide the latest in fashion for your kids. In addition, have fun and try interactive activities spanning art, dance, science and more up to age five!

Kids can also explore the magical world of animation this summer with ICA Miami’s Family Day Animation Film Festival. In collaboration with the Miami Design District, enjoy a non-competitive celebration of unconventional family-friendly storytelling. Filmmaking happens the third Sunday of every month. However, kids of all ages are also fascinated by the neighborhood’s various art installations found throughout the walkable space.

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Get Pampered in Florida with Seasonal Spa Treatments

With the Christmas holiday season and New Years over with, winter is still underway. Many parts of the world are experiencing cold weather. It’s time consider a much needed vacation and experience seasonal spa treatments in sunny Florida.

Two of Florida’s finest resorts are the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa and Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa. These luxury resort properties offer the best amenities and luxurious accommodations. Best of all, be sure to enjoy their seasonal spa treatments.

During the Christmas season, several well known ingredients are Gingerbread, Peppermint and Cranberry. Both Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa and Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa have integrated these tasty treats in their respective, seasonal spa treatments.


SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
· Winter Rescue Treatment
Keep sinuses clear and the immune system strong with this purifying upper body treatment and Ayurvedic scalp massage. Perfect for those recovering from seasonal allergies or chest complaints, this treatment uses the essential oils of eucalyptus, tea tree and pine to decongest and boost natural immunity. Guests will leave refreshed and breathing freely. (50 minutes, $99)

· Hot Toddy Mani-Pedi
Features a Bourbon Bubbler scrub and a Red Hot Cinnamon oil massage with nail cleaning and cutting (100 minutes, $99)


SiSpa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa

· Cranberry Orange Body Scrub & Wrap
Filling the room with festive scents of cranberry and orange, this treatment begins with a full body exfoliation with a cranberry orange scrub. Next, a detoxifying, antioxidant-rich mud masque is applied, followed by a gentle cocoon wrap. While wrapped, guests will receive a relaxing face and scalp massage to melt away tension. A rich cranberry orange body butter finishes off this delectable treatment to hydrate skin and lock in moisture. Guests can also opt for the Deluxe version of this treatment that includes a relaxing 25-minute massage. (50-minute treatment, $99; 80-minute Deluxe treatment, $150)

· Gingerbread Manicure & Pedicure
The perfect holiday mani for one hot cookie. Hands will be treated to a butterscotch effervescent vitamin soak, with chicory root and sweet almond oil for ultimate skin hydration. Next, a scrumptious brown sugar polish exfoliates and revives dry winter skin leaving behind a fragrance of gingersnap bourbon. Finally, before prep and polish begins, hands and feet will be thoroughly massaged with warmed, spicy caramel body milk. (80-minutes, $89)

· Guests can enhance their spa experience and rejuvenate the senses with an aromatherapy enhancement. Peppermint, eucalyptus and dwarf pine holiday scents are available. ($10)

Florida is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year. It’s one of the top destinations in the U.S. and offers endless beaches and attractions to enjoy.

You can take advantage of the above seasonal spa treatments in sunny all through the month of January 2017. Beat the cold and get a pampering, VIP experience.

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Celebrate and Visit Sunny Florida During the Holiday Season

With the Christmas holiday season upon us, many people no longer stay at home. Increasing numbers travel to places all around the world. If a warm weather locale like Florida sounds tempting, you are in luck. Visit sunny Florida during the holiday season.

Two popular luxury properties in Florida are offering a variety of holiday festivities. Both the Naples Grande Beach Resort and The Marker Waterfront Resort Key West are top choices of many travelers this year.

Christmas to many people is the most wonderful time of the year. You may find it hard ot believe but the Naples Grande Beach Resort is the place to be. This premiere Southwest Florida resort has transformed into a holiday wonderland, that should not be missed. Spending time in Florida during the holiday season will treat you to long lasting memories. At the resort, enjoy the Naples Grande’s holiday tree that towers almost 10 feet tall.

In addition, there are 60 shimmering bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne on display. The reason for the display is to pay tribute to the luxury resort’s upcoming 30th anniversary milestone. You will find Santa’s sleigh, but it’s no normal sleigh. Hop on the resort’s festive tram that has been decorated as Santa’s sleigh for the holiday season. For a luxury experience, the sleigh can take you right to the beach. How fun is that?

Below are a few activities and events at the Naples Grande Beach Resort this holiday season:

· Christmas Feast (adults $59 and $30 per little elf under 12) will include a variety of holiday favorites like Egg Nog, Mulled Apple Cider, Citrus Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib of Beef and a Dessert Buffet with holiday cookies and other seasonal offerings. Additionally, there will be a separate buffet for little elves under 12 to enjoy.

· New Year’s Eve Dinner (Price: $109) at The Catch of the Pelican, will feature a delectable four-course meal with tasty menu items, such as Truffle Cauliflower Soup, Iceberg Wedge, Black Trumpet Encrusted Filet Mignon and Butter Poached Lobster Tails and Hummingbird Cake for dessert.

· Grande Style New Year’s Eve Party (Price: $94.49) at the Royal Palm Ballroom in partnership with Beasley Media Group, will include passed hors d’ouevres, a midnight champagne toast, and feature sounds from Lovestruck Robot, a young, fresh, explosive band from Orlando, Florida. Lovestruck Robot has been featured on national television including the “The Voice” and the Today Show, and has played at popular venues, such as the World-Famous House of Blues and the Ritz Theater in historic Ybor City Tampa.


Visiting Florida during the holiday Season is so much fun. You will fine The Marker Waterfront Resort Key West to be another terrific choice. This luxury resort can be found in the southernmost city of Key West, Florida. Foodies will love the variety of great tasting food being offered this time of the year.

The resort is also offering a creative holiday cocktail menu:

· Cuban Egg Nog (Crème de Vie), includes sweet condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolks, sugar, water, vanilla, white rum, and is garnished with a star of anise

· Bacon Bourbon Bloody Mary, includes Bacon infused Bourbon, House made Bloody Mary mix, garnished with candied bacon, a spicy green bean and a bleu cheese stuffed olive

· Cranberry Moscow Mule, includes ginger beer, lime juice, Vodka, cranberry juice cocktail, raw cranberries and lime
slices for garnish

In addition, The Marker will also be offering unique holiday programming, perfect for the whole family:

· Local Holiday Market and Concert (December 22), will feature local Key West vendors selling holiday gifts for purchase, as well as sounds of singer-songwriter and guitarist phenomenon Rusty Lemmon. Local vendors featured at the Holiday Market will include Tucker’s Provision, Wench Bracelets, Abigal Houff Jewelry, and Clay Pieces by Jennifer Franke. Also during the event, new local distillery Papa’s Pilar will be offering guests samples of some of their rum cocktails to be featured at the resort’s Cero Bodega restaurant.

· New Year’s Day Recovery Pool Party, will include a DJ, brunch specials, and vitamin B12 shots provided by Hangover
Hospital to help guests recover from their New Year’s hangovers. Hangover packages will start at $100 with add-ons available for purchase. Also, patrons who make a purchase at Cero Bodega during happy hour on December 30 and 31 will get a free B12 shot.

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The Alfond Inn at Rollins – A Top Hotel in the U.S.

Since it first opened in 2013, The Alfond Inn at Rollins has been a top destination in Florida for luxury travelers wanting the best accommodations. During a recent, annual poll of Travel + Leisure Magazine readers, The Alfond Inn was proudly named one of the top 15 Best City Hotels located in the Continental U.S. Congrats!

This luxury hotel in Winter Park, Florida. It is near Sculpture Gardens, Albin Polasek Museum, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum and Rollins College. The hotel is actually owned by the college and sits up almost 3.5 acres of well, manicured land. The gorgeous exterior has both a Spanish and Mediterranean influence.

The Alfond Inn at Rollins was actually built with a Harold Alfond Foundation grant valued at $12.5 million. Rollins College is a private coeducational liberal arts college. Per the Rollins College web site, current student enrollment is about 3,260. In addition, the total staff plus full-time faculty consists of 735 people.

Another interesting fact is that The Alfond Inn is the only hotel in the U.S. is an extension of a fine arts museum. This unique relationship provides a wonderful experience for hotel guests to successfully blend travel and art.

In addition to its Florida location, The Alfond Inn at Rollins is desirable for luxury travelers who now desire a more boutique hotel experience. Rather than stay in large, cookie cutter hotels, the small and intimate experience one gets here is appealing.

The award from the well seasoned Travel + Leisure Magazine readers is a proud moment for The Alfond Inn. To be recognized among some of the iconic luxury properties across the U.S. is a humble experience. Due to its location in historic Winter Park and proximity to Rollins College, the luxury inn has a foundation based on philanthropy.

Another award the luxury hotel received was by Condé Nast. In October of last year, they received this award for being ranked one of the top 10 hotels in the U.S.

Influenced by art, guests can view about 205 pieces of art that are rotated throughout the property. By changing the artwork on a continual basis, it’s an excellent concept. Returning guests will get the chance to see new art pieces during each subsequent visit. More proof that is The Alfond Inn at Rollins is focused on being recognized as one of the most committed, art hotels anywhere in the world.

Art lovers should consider attending one of their popular Weekly Art Tours. They are held each Sunday at 1pm. There is no charge for the art tour. Learn about the various art pieces in the hotel, plus the talented artists who created them. It’s a rewarding way to add some culture and a VIP experience to your Florida stay.

The Alfond Inn at Rollins has achieved a AAA Four Diamond Rating. Plus, it offers professional staff services and countless luxury amenities. It’s the perfect place to spend a getaway weekend for some romance or celebrate a special event. With so much to do in nearby Orlando, it’s great for families to spend their vacation in Winter Park.

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Photo: The Alfond Inn at Rollins

The Hall Boutique Hotel to Open in Florida’s South Beach

Opening this summer in South Beach, Florida is a new luxury hotel – The Hall. This 164-room boutique hotel in South Beach is set on an incredible 1.4-acre property and will be the first East Coast hotel from Joie de Vivre – the boutique lifestyle hotel brand.

The Hall hotel will feature a stunning Olympic-sized pool that will be surrounded by chic cabanas that will enable a great social scene. An amazing colossal banyan tree anchors the outdoor space and you can also enjoy a backyard bar and outdoor lounge.

Guests at The Hall boutique hotel will enjoy delicious F&B (Food and Beverage) choices from star chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery; We, The Pizza; Béarnaise), and the design from talented Robert McKinley (The Surf Lodge, Ruschmeyer’s). Spike Mendelsohn is a classically-trained chef and opens his first restaurant in Miami. Named “Sunny’s”, the new a casual courtyard eatery was inspired by classic seaside cafes plus beach bars from all around the globe.

The Hall General Manger is Caroline Dyal and she was quoted, “Robert and Spike are both avid surfers who share a deep appreciation for beach life, as well as a passion for Miami Beach and its rich history. While they are responsible for different aspects of the hotel experience, everything has come together so seamlessly; we couldn’t have asked for better creative partners to bring the spirit of The Hall to life.”

The main entrance to The Hall hotel is on 15th Street and Collins in Miami’s South Beach. It’s centrally located and near the beach and Atlantic Ocean, in addition to Miami Beach Convention Center. The three building hotel is uniquely Bohemian in design. Each of the three-story buildings are connected together utilizing colorful pathways that provide a beachside village look and feel.

Utilizing the creative design concepts from Robert McKinley, all rooms at The Hall hotel will feature custom and reclaimed furnishings. Some examples are – lacquer case goods in pastel green, wire mesh night tables, artwork of palm trees, salmon-colored louvered doors, in addition to photos of surfers and beach waves by famed photographer Scott Rudin.

Foodies can rejoice. The hotel’s breakfast, all-day and dinner menus will feature reinterpretations of classic food favorites from Spike Mendelsohn. He’s created his dining offering sform his many travels. A sample dish will be Gulf Coast Grilled Grouper “Reuben” that’s made with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, plus Thousand Island and Cajun seasoning on marble rye. Delish!

In the spacious outdoor space we mentioned earlier, how about trying a game of bocce ball? The beautiful banyan tree will be adorned with tree-hung string lights to set the mood at night. It’s the ideal place for hotel guests to hang out and relax in a tropical setting.

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Photo: The Hall

Try a Halloween Skin Treatment at SiSpa – Muddy Pumpkin Wrap

As Halloween quickly approaches, it’s time to think about taking care of one’s body. What better way to do this but enjoy a Muddy Pumpkin Wrap at one of Florida’s two luxury resorts.

SiSpa at both the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa and Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa are offering the creative Muddy Pumpkin Wrap. It’s an ideal seasonal wrap to help sooth your dehydrated skin.

Unleash the full treatment potential of pumpkin for your skin and enjoy being pampered at either of the luxury waterfront spas in Florida – SiSpa.

The cleverly named Muddy Pumpkin Wrap bursts with enzymes, antioxidants and beta-carotene. The perfect solution to help your dried out skin.

SiSpa at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is located directly on the scenic Atlantic Coast and truly a sanctuary for both your body and spirit. The power of the sea is amazing. Allow it to soothe, heal and renew you! The luxury spa features natural, earthy tones that enhance a warm and upscale ambiance. There are seven treatment stations that have been named after the world’s most popular seas and oceans.

SiSpa at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa is an 8,500 square-foot facility that offers clients eight different treatment rooms. This SiSpa provides a quiet sanctuary and oasis for ultimate relaxation and body rejuvenation.

The Muddy Pumpkin Wrap treatment at SiSpa drenches your body’s skin in pumpkin goodness. The experience lasts 50 minutes is priced at only $99. Start with a full-body exfoliation that utilizes a nutrient-rich muddy pumpkin scrub. Next enjoy a relaxing foot and scalp massage. Take a warm shower to unwind, then receive a bathing of cinnamon and a hydrating “Red Hot” oil application. When you are done, your skin will feel both re-hydrated and re-energized.

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Photo: SiSpa – Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa / Jeff Herron Photography

Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach in Florida is Reborn

The Shelborne is an historic heritage property on South Beach, Florida. This luxury resort just finished a major $90 million renovation. The hotel’s glamorous legacy has been revived and invites those looking for the very best in entertainment and leisure in the Miami area.

Shelborne Wyndham Grand is located oceanfront in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. The resort is ideally situated on one of the most desirable areas of Miami Beach.

The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach is a stunning 200-room resort that was carefully restored. Two of most innovative interior designers around today, led the design and restoration work – Meg Sharpe and Richard Mishaan.

In 1940, the Shelborne was originally designed by Art Deco architect Igor Polevitsky. The report was updated in the 1950s by Morris Lapidus. The latter work gave the resort its Neo-baroque Miami Modern look.

Food lovers will enjoy an exciting, South Beach dining experience at Morimoto South Beach. This cool restaurant at Shelborne Wyndham Grand is operated by award-winning chef Masaharu Morimoto. He will run all food and beverage programs that also includes room service and catering. Morimoto South Beach is an 180-seat indoor and outdoor restaurant.

The 1940s-inspired lobbyat the Shelborne Wyndham Gran was restored as the new Drawing Room Bar & Lounge. The bar and lounge offers an original cocktail program developed by celebrated apotheker Albert Trummer. The location is also the entrance to Blue Harmony Spa. Drawing Room lounge functions as a business center and reading room during the day and morphs into a vibrant bar scene at night.

Later this year, Shelborne Wyndham Grand will introduce two specialty suites that includes a spa suite and Penthouse suite that will feature a vinyl lounge.

The resort also take advantage of it perfect oceanfront location by featuring a luxurious pool and lounge area. There are welcoming cabanas that lead straight to the property’s boardwalk. Stroll along and enjoy a long stretch of beautiful white-sand beach.

As the hot destination in South Beach, Miami, the iconic Miami landmark, the Shelborne is now an exciting lifestyle resort and with a chic design. The luxury amenities are endless and Atlantic Ocean views are priceless.

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Stunning Mediterranean Estate in Tarpon Springs, Florida

For the ultimate living in Tarpon Springs, Florida, take a look at this stunning Mediterranean estate. The luxury estate features 9 bedrooms, 13 full baths and 4 half baths.

Located in Tarpon Springs, Florida and offered by Sotheby’s International Realty, this gorgeous 16 acre luxury estate offers the best in luxury living. The estate offers 21,000 square feet of living space plus there’s guest house, 6,200 square feet in size. As you enter, you’ll be in awe by the 26 feet tall vaulted ceiling in the foyer.

The luxurious master bedroom features a coffered wood ceiling. Behind the bedroom is a small office with built-in cabinetry. Down the hallway you arrive in the master bath and find beautiful travertine marbled floors. There are granite countertops and dark wood cabinetry.

Tarpon Springs, Florida estate

The pre-cast stone hood dominates the gourmet kitchen. Find modern appliances and incredible detailing. Off the kitchen is a 1,200 bottle capacity wine cellar.

The Village which feels like an intimate town with its own movie house with marquee, poker and cigar room, pub, loft style music lounge, book store/library and even an ice-cream shop.

The incredible 200,000 gallon luxury pool is reported to be the biggest residential water park in Florida. This lush oasis includes a lazy river and 14 waterfalls plus a rope bridge. Slide down a twisting flume into the refreshing pool. Enjoy the attached spa plus both a sauna and steam room.

This Tarpon Springs, Florida luxury property has it all. The luxurious amenities are endless and you feel like a millionaire enjoying a VIP lifestyle.

If you are a car collector, you’ll appreciate a 6 car motor court. To enjoy the estate grounds, stroll down the gated boardwalk that leads to 11 acres of riding trails.

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The Alfond Inn In Florida Offers “Art in the Park”

Central Florida is known for its fabulous theme parks like Disneyworld and Epcot. But the New York Times recently called The Alfond Inn “a sophisticated alternative to Disney.”

The Alfond Inn is a new, 112-room boutique hotel in Winter Park, Florida and has just introduced their “Art in the Park” package.

Winter Park is a small city well known for chain of beautiful lakes and lush urban plantings. The Florida city’s winding streets are lined with amazing, early 20th century homes and mansions. Art collecting and philanthropy have been at the heart of Winter Park for over a century.

Winter Park is also the home of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum found on the campus of Rollins College, the Polasek Museum and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Interesting to note, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most expansive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the world.

Not to be left out, The Alfond Inn features The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College. It’s a 100-plus piece collection that’s owned by longtime Rollins College donors and alumni Barbara and Ted Alfond.

Deanne Gabel is the General Manager of The Alfond Inn and was quoted, “Thanks to its world class museums, Winter Park is one of the most important artistic beacons in the state. Given our own commitment to exhibit contemporary art in The Alfond Inn, we wanted to create a package that would welcome visitors to explore this lesser known side of Florida.”

The Art in the Park package at The Alfond Inn includes:
• Two nights in a Classic King Room, based on double occupancy
• The hotel package rate is $395
• One $100 credit at The Alfond’s Hamilton’s Kitchen, featuring Executive Chef Chris Windus’ Floridian-inspired menu of signature dishes
• Admission to the Cornell Fine Art Museum
• Two tickets to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, plus 20% off one item at the museum gift shop
• Guided tour of The Alfond Contemporary Art Collection
• Art in the Park package is valid through December 31, 2013

The Alfond Inn also offers its hotel guests Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant, pool and fitness center, plus 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

The Alfond Inn was built with a $12.5-million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation.

So discover Central Orlando and stay at The Alfond Inn and experience the “Art in the Park” package. To make travel reservations, please contact The Life of Luxury.

The Alfond Inn – New Boutique Hotel in Winter Park, Florida

Winter Park, Florida is located just north of Orlando and is excited for the opening of the city’s newest luxury hotel – The Alfond Inn.

The Alfond Inn is a new luxurious, boutique hotel that was designed for both visitors and the community of Winter Park, Florida. The hotel is schedule to open later this month on August 18, 2013.

Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn was built with a $12.5-million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Net operating income from the Inn will endow The Alfond Scholars program.

It’s nice to see The Alfond Inn’s philanthropic goals. The Rollins College’s premier scholarship fund offers full scholarships and provides additional financial aid to deserving students. Income will be directed to the fund over the next 25 years or until the endowment principal reaches $50 million, whichever comes later.

The Alfond Inn is destined to become the new hub and place to stay in dynamic Winter Park. The New York Times recently called the boutique hotel “a sophisticated alternative to Disney.”

Guests who stay at Boutique Hotel The Alfond Inn will enjoy one of the 112-guest rooms in a variety of floorplan layouts – from comfortable Classic Kings to a majestic Presidential Suite. All guest rooms come equipped with complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet Access, iPod docking stations and flat
screen televisions, as well as over-sized workstations.

For planning those off-site business meets or special occasions, The Inn also offers over 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a grand Ballroom and will open Hamilton’s Kitchen, a new restaurant with a Floridian-inspired menu.

Guests of The Alfond Inn will have access to the hotel’s fitness center and pool. The Alfond Inn is also pet friendly, welcoming dogs in designated pet-friendly rooms and suites. Pets can expect water bowls, a doggy gift basket and signature treats at turndown.

The Alfond Inn is pleases to announce they are offering introductory “Welcome Rates” that can’t be beat. Prices begin at only $99 per night, based on double occupancy, and are good through September 30, 2013.

If you would like to book a travel reservation to stay at the new boutique hotel – The Alfond Inn and visit many of Florida’s attractions, please contact The Life of Luxury.