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6 of Montreal's Top Hotels

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One of Canada´s most colorful and culturally fascinating cities also offers a full and varied menu of lodging options, from budget to ultra luxe. Although there´s so much to choose from, for various reasons here are a half dozen that particularly stand out:

AC Hotel Montreal Downtown

Situated in the heart of the city, convenient to the old quarter, the entertainment district, cultural attractions and more, this sleek, modern (and pet-friendly) highrise property opened in 2018 w

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On this country´s southwestern coast about an hour´s drive south (and slightly more by train) of capital Colombo, the 200-room Cinnamon Bey Bentota is the most magnificent 5-star properties situated in Bentota, is the perfect example of a luxurious and splendid vacation destination. Surrounded by lush greenery of exotic palm trees and offering a scenic beauty of gorgeous Bentota beach makes it more appealing among visitors. This extravagant property offers a perfect solace to everyone.


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The Andaru Collection Niseko features only six private villas. Each villa unit has two exclusive-use floors, with personalized service to all guests from across the world. The sight of these villas standing side-by-side, like a kamakura, Japan's traditional snow hut, evokes the feeling of a fairy tale village.

They are located in Niseko, the most prominent ski resort region of Hokkaido, Japan's northern-most main island. It is a 2-hour drive Southwest from Sapporo, Hokkaido's capital and largest

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For those with seemingly unlimited budgets searching for a floating palace to call their own, look no further than these multi-million dollar luxury yachts currently on the market. When money is no object, one can afford to cruise the seven seas in a personal floating mansion equipped with helipads, swimming pools, movie theatres, and more. Here are some of the most expensive, over-the-top luxury yachts for sale today.

Dubai(Yacht) - $400 Million 

Originally commissioned for Prince Jefri Bolkia

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It's a travel magazine which redefines luxury and adventure through the lens of a travel journalist. In a world filled with mainstream travel destinations, it's a breath of fresh air to come across Boutique Spots, a travel magazine that has gained popularity among nomads and luxury travelers alike. This one-of-a-kind publication shines a spotlight on upcoming tourist spots and hidden escapes, showcasing destinations that typically fly under the radar. From Mexico to Spain, Costa Rica to Greece,

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A republic of five volcanic islands 1,134 kilometers (705 miles) out in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, and with a population of 1.3 million, Mauritius is one of the most gorgeous places you can visit, and known especially for its ethnic as well as ecological diversity. Here's a quick rundown of its islands and what each has to offer:




Mauritius Island

This country's main and most populous island (top and above), home to its capital Port Louis (pop. 147,000) and international ai

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According to Forbes and other sources, London has become the most visited city in the world.  If you are one of the many planning to travel there, let us recommend a charming boutique hotel which is reputed to be the essence of "Englishness" - discreet, personal, friendly, interesting, lavish, down-to-earth, brilliantly managed and with its own distinct personality - the Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments.  Nothing is too much trouble for the staff of the Athenaeum.  In the heart of elegant Mayfair,
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Hidden deep inside another one of French designer Phillipe Stark’s hotels is the Spa at the Fasano Hotel. This hotel, built with core materials such as wood, glass and marble overlooks life-guard stand Posto 8 on Ipanema Beach. With its spirit of sophisticated casualness- in Havaiana flip-flips or Kenzo espadrilles- you will fit in no matter what your footwear. 

Albeit it is a warm 77F (25C), autumn is full swing here in Rio de Janeiro. I enter the lobby of this beachfront property after a morni

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Take a right from Times Square's Father Duffy Square down West 47th Street for a short stroll and to your right, an early-20th-century hotel completely transformed into a four-star boutique hotel rises nine stories above the surrounding chaos. It's clear that father-and-son co-founders Hank and Brandon Freid took their 2010 creation of Sanctuary Hotel NYC, a luxury Buddhist-themed retreat, as a challenge and ultimate statement of creating the impossible here.


Although its original architectural f

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The Colonnade: Boston's Homegrown Luxury Hotel


The Back Bay neighborhood is home to so much of what makes Boston a world-class city. You're a quick walk from legendary Fenway Park, the seemingly endless blocks of Newbury Street's boutique shopping, the Skywalk Observatory atop Prudential Center, stunning emerald ribbons of parkland bordering the Charles River, and inventive dining helmed by a growing community of star chefs.


It's hard to imagine but fair to say that well into the early 1970s, demolition permits for much of what you now see fa

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The Amazing Hilton Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv - Hilton Pool LOBBY

by Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

It seems like this hotel has always been there. And in many ways this is a statement closer to the truth than one might imagine. Construction work was launched on September 13, 1962, just a few years after the founding of Israel itself. Three years later, Israel's biggest and most modern hotel was open for business

There are those who say the Hilton Tel Aviv is still the finest hotel in the city. It is definitely one of the largest in all of Israel. Crea

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5 Top Sumptuous Resorts of the Maldives

This Indian Ocean architepelago is a destination beyond compare that has been drawing visitors from all over the world, and when it comes to accommodation, it also boasts a plethora of resorts for various preferences, needs and budgets. Here are our top five choices:

One and Only Reethi Rah 

A complex of huge overwater decks, villas, and swimming pools sprawling out across the beautiful, crystal-clear ocean, each villa comes with wide-screen LCD TV, DVD/CD player with surround-sound system, iPod

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High up on a hillside overlooking the waters of a vast silvery blue lake...Montana. Serenity and sweeping views yet minutes away from a bustling historic village...Montana…Hotel Montana, that is, in Lucerne, Switzerland. Embodying art deco magnificence with no expense spared, this grand dame is one of the last of its kind, built in 1910 on a former dairy farm perched in resplendent isolation yet no more than a minute vertical ride via Switzerland’s shortest funicular to the lake shore promenade

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Did you ever notice how many Manhattan hotel exteriors are often buried in the jumble of surrounding architecture and obfuscated by the frenetic street activity? Without signage, you'd walk right past many of their entrances without noticing.

An exception to this scenario, Sofitel NYC, rises 30 stories above 44th and 45th streets, sheathed in a contemporary pattern of limestone and glass among midtown Manhattan's concrete canyons. Upon stepping through the doorman-attended glass front doors, y

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Many of us have been fortunate enough to have been on safari in Africa - some of us more than once. An African safari is something that should be on everyone's bucket list.  I have been fortunate enough to have been on a hot-air balloon over the Masai Mara - truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But all safaris, safari lodges, and games reserves are clearly not all alike. Once in a while you just have to live like a star.

But even if you're not Brad and Angelina, but just have three friends wi

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A Luxury Weekend Getaway to London!

How would you spend a weekend getaway in London? That very question was posed to us by Virgin Atlantic, which challenged us to design a dream itinerary for two days of gallivanting in London, one of the world's most exciting and attraction-rich cities, and a favorite of BonVoyageurs since we first moved to the Greater London area with our baby daughter and our French cat in the late 1970s.

To make the dream weekend in London even more interesting, Virgin Atlantic sent us a travel bag of inspira

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Saffire, Australia's Fabulous Lodge in Tasmania

It starts just after I land in Hobart. I am whisked into the airport’s private Saffire Lodge lounge. Quick refresh, an espresso and pick up my snack pack and drink, then fold into a private car to take me to the magical Freycinet Peninsula of Tasmania.

Just two and a half hours away, along Tasmania’s scenic east coast from Hobart (it’s two hours’ drive from Launceston), you turn off the road and cruise towards heaven on earth. (Purely subjective – but hey, I was there.)

Tasmania has to be one o

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Staying at truly unique hotels and inns transports you to a different time and place, allowing you to forget the real world for a bit. Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts is a great coastal escape 45 minutes south of Boston without the hassle of battling Cape Cod traffic.

Ensconced by thick pine forest buffeted by salty ocean breezes, Plymouth's Pine Hills are a unique topographical feature as well as the name of an ever growing planned community. Stunningly rural despit

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At Peninsula Hotels, Arrive in a Rolls

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Stay at a Peninsula hotel where Rolls-Royce Phantoms rule


The Peninsula family of hotels, of which the Hong Kong Peninsula is the Grand Dame, also includes world-class luxurious properties in Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila and Tokyo. Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai have Rolls-Royce Phantoms – not one but several.


The Peninsula Hotels follow the premise of Henry Royce when he wrote, “Strive for per

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