In With The Old: New hotels give old buildings fresh identities

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.” –Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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2015 Partner Hotel Awards Recap

It’s no secret our partner hotels are authentic and personalized. That’s the mission. From rock star havens (Sunset Marquis) to off-the-grid Panamanian eco-adventure lodges (Casa Cayuco), from elite urban oases (Condor Hotel, The Lenox Hotel) and classed-up college town digs (The Hotel at Auburn University) to picturesque Maine-coast cottages (The Dunes on the Waterfront) and white sand beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands (The Buccaneer), our partners exemplify our Travel Less Ordinary mantra. And we’re happy that Conde Nast Traveler readers, likely some of you, appreciate this mantra, too.

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Winter Is Coming: The Best Beachy Getaways (Part 2)

In part one of this two-part series we lauded the warmth and benefits of 4 sunny mainland destinations from San Diego to Miami Beach. Now, we explore 4 off-shore getaways sure to cure the wintertime blues.

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Best Beach Escapes

There’s a time to be brave. To see things through. To hold the fort. And there’s a time to throw in the (beach) towel and run screaming to the airport. After this winter, no one, not one single person, will blame you for taking off for a beach vacation. It’s the perfect time to cash in your Stash […]

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Bold Beaches: 10 Oceanfront Hotels that Break the (Sandcastle) Mold

It’s the bleak midwinter—technically almost spring, but since most of the country is weathering an historic cold front/drought/insert-unpleasant-weather-system-here, this is the perfect time to cash in your Stash points for a beach vacation. These 10 beach hotels break the traditional beach-hotel mold—each offers ocean, sand, and a slice of culture unique to their particular stretch […]

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Tie the Knot

A cream puff of a gown, and all the men in morning suits. On the beach at sunset. The rock groupie, the lead guitarist, and a bourbon fountain—hey, it’s your special day! A wedding is a chance to show who you are—as individuals, and as a newly minted couple. These 6 out-of-the-ordinary wedding destination hotels […]

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