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Labor Day (or Any Day) Hotels

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Luxury travelers know how to do Labor Day right.

But since I’m certain your plans are already set (right?), consider these American hotel getaway ideas as simply food for year-round thought.

  • South Florida luxury cocoon with great golf & dining: Turnberry Isle Miami
  •  Loews Philadelphia

  • Tranquil, central, kid-friendly on Key West: Ocean Key
  • A swanky resort with a transporting spa: Eau Palm Beach
  • Florida fun for the family, with nary a cartoon character in sight: Waldorf Astoria Naples
  • A magnificent historic hotel as worldly as its namesake: The Jefferson, Washington, DC
  • Radisson Blu Chicago pool

  • Extreme pet-friendliness in an Art Deco landmark: Loews Hotel Philadelphia
  • Time-honored shore hotel with marvelous restaurants: Congress Hall, Cape May, NJ
  • A welcoming hotel that guarantees a good night’s sleep in the city that never sleeps: The Benjamin, NYC
  • Langham Boston hotel tea table

  • A spa & golf escape on an estate in the genteel Berkshires: Cranwell, Lenox, Mass
  • Beantown dignity & a peak-experience brunch: The Langham, Boston
  • Fresh-minted architectural dazzle in the city known for it: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
  • Tip-top digs in the Big Easy: Windsor Court, New Orleans
  • Inn of the Anasazi

  • Beep-beep! Roadrunner State’s best service: Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, NM
  • Sin City with urban excitement: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • The grand hotel, the place to see and be seen: THE US GRANT, San Diego
  • Fairmont Miramar hotel bungalow

  • SoCal retreat with Relais & Chateaux excellence: Rancho Valencia
  • Happening resort in L.A.’s hippest beach community: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica
  • Enchanted Pacific panoramas: El Encanto, Santa Barbara
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel Vegas bar

  • California Craftsman lodge amidst Earth’s tallest living things: Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park
  • City by the Bay sophistication: Taj Campton Place, San Francisco
  • 1200 acres of Napa pleasures: Silverado
  • Grown-up finesse in hipster Portlandia: The Nines

The Nines Portland hotel suite

Photos from top: ©Eau Palm Beach; ©Loews Philadelphia/ Michael Kleinberg; ©Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago; ©The Langham, Boston; ©Inn of the Anasazi; ©Fairmont Miramar; ©The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; ©The Nines Portland.

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How to Buy Wine Online

In today’s app-driven, tablet-smart environment it’s little surprise that people are finding new wines from various smartphone app recommendations and then making their wine purchases online.

From auction-style sites with a feature wine that’s both well-rated and bargain-priced to straight-forward online wine retailers that house large volumes of wine for direct shipping consumers, there are plenty of online wine buying options.

Check out some of our favorite online wine retailers with very fair pricing, good selection, and even a few that can get their hands on the hard to find luxury wine spectrum.

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Strip House Key West restaurant

Strip House: Top Key West Dining

Strip House Key West restaurant

One luxury travel perk: visiting the mainland U.S.’s semi-tropical, magical isle of Key West.

I’ve recommended Ocean Key Resort & Spa as a nice place to stay.

Strip House Key West lounge

Dining? Got a rec, too. Set in The Reach, a Waldorf-Astoria Resort, Strip House serves sensational steaks (including the namesake New York Strip) and delectable seafood. Inside, Strip House resembles a burlesque club; outside, it’s a deluxe beach deck.

  • Check out about the seductive menu, sultry paintings, and signature 24-layer chocolate cake at Strip House on Key West >>

Photos: ©Strip House.

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Ocean Key Resort Key West Sunset Pier

Ocean Key Resort & Spa: a Tranquil yet Central Hotel on Key West

Ocean Key Resort Key West Sunset Pier

Key West typically demands a decision from visitors: do you want tranquility, or do you want nightlife?

Ocean Key Resort & Spa lets you have both.

Ocean Key Resort Key West Pool Cabanas

This welcoming, 100-room boutique hotel offers quiet, ocean-facing rooms with balconies to catch the Gulf breeze. Yet Ocean Key perches proudly at the end of Duval Street — Key West’s club hub — right atop Mallory Square.

Here on Mallory Square, “celebrating the sunset is a nightly Key West ritual, capped by cheers and applause,” reports Miami-based Guest Author Sara Liss, who checked out Ocean Key for Luxury Travel.

Ocean Key Resort Key West Hotel Room

“And then you can get back to your own party at Ocean Key,” says Sara.

Find out what else Sara and her brood loved about romantic yet family-friendly Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West >>

Photos: Sunset on the pier; pool cabanas; room with a view at Key West’s ©Ocean Key Resort & Spa.

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1932 Lincoln Judkins

It’s Here: Pebble Beach Automotive Week & Concours d’Elegance

1932 Lincoln Judkins

If you’re of the automotive persuasion, you know what week this is.

Monterey Automotive Week kicks off today, August 14, in California. This annual pilgrimage of the car community culminates with Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this Sunday, August 18.

Concours d’Elegance celebrates innovation, passion, beauty, speed. In other words, the automobile.

Atop the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links, exquisite classic cars are paraded and judged. Sleek concept cars and new models from enduring brands like Lincoln are unveiled and applauded.

And as you might expect from a gathering called Concours d’Elegance, this is one big, sophisticated party. On wheels.

  • Find out more about Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2013
  • And its events (competitions, auctions, the famed 17-Mile Drive, more)
  • And what it takes to be a Concours Car
  • Guest Author Michael Hiller’s inside look at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance here on Luxury Travel

Photos show some of the rarely viewed classic Lincoln custom coachwork that Concours d’Elegance guests will see on Sunday. Above: 1932 Lincoln KB-244A Judkins Coupe, one of 24 built, with coachwork by Judkins. This beauty was discovered in a Connecticut gas station in the 1950s; its restoration was completed in 2002.
Below: 1932 Lincoln KB-241 Dietrich Convertible Sedan. The car isn’t named for Marlene; it was one of 20 outfitted by coachbuilder Raymond Dietrich, whose coachwork is the most coveted of the classic era. This model converted from a formal chauffeured car with divided compartments to an informal sedan, closed or open. ©Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

1932 Lincoln Dietrich

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Langham Boston hotel Bond bar

Langham Boston Hotel: Bull’s-Eye Setting & Beantown’s Best Brunch

Langham Boston hotel Bond bar

Luxury Travel Guest Author Max Jacobson just visited his hometown, where he checked out The Langham, Boston hotel for us.

Langham Boston hotel concierge desk

Max is a picky reviewer, especially when it comes to Beantown. And he approves of The Langham, Boston.

“Guests find themselves right near the Freedom Trail, where America began,” says Max. “Though my trail led me to The Langham, Boston’s Sunday brunch, which is ultra-impressive.”

“Even to a local boy.”

Langham Boston hotel Chuan spa

See the dignified rooms and dazzling dining venues at The Langham, Boston >>

Photos: BOND restaurant & lounge; concierge desk; Chuan Spa couple’s suite at ©The Langham, Boston.

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Teeth of the Dog golf course Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo: Carib’s Top Golf

Teeth of the Dog golf course Casa de Campo

Amidst fierce competition, Casa de Campo is routinely ranked the #1 course in the Caribbean.

Dye Fore golf course Casa de Campo

This legendary, celeb-favored resort occupies 7,000 acres in the Dominican Republic. Yet it has just a couple of hundred rooms, suites, and villas, each equipped with its own golf cart.

As Luxury Travel’s golf specialist, Guest Author Eric Levin, puts it, “Casa de Campo tempts with 90 challenging, well-maintained, endlessly varied holes designed by Hall of Fame giant Pete Dye.”

The Links golf course Casa de Campo

Yes, 90. And 18 of them belong to the revered Teeth of the Dog course (big pic above) at Casa de Campo.

Will your golf paradise be Casa de Campo? >>

Golf courses at ©Casa de Campo, from top: Teeth of the Dog; Dye Fore; The Links (hole 16).

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Luxury Trips at Big Discounts With Abercrombie & Kent

Luxury adventure travel company Abercrombie & Kent is offering up to 60 percent off several of its trips this fall and early winter.  Big discounts are being offered on Signature vacations from China to the Galapagos, and even more discounts on the company’s Luxury Small Group Journeys.

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Graycliff lobby

Then: Pirate’s Mansion. Now: Graycliff, Bahamas’ Most Elegant Inn

Graycliff lobby

Swashbuckling paid off for Captain John Graysmith. This English pirate of the Caribbean built himself Graycliff, a palm-shaded mansion overlooking Freeport’s harbor.

Graycliff pool

Today, Graycliff is a 20-room inn that is one of the Bahamas’ most gracious hotels. It tempts luxury travelers with heady antique décor, a locally revered restaurant, and award-winning, house-made cigars, chocolate, and coffee blends.

Graycliff entrance

Graycliff’s legend and lore only adds to the fun of staying here.

  • Find out how it feels to live like an 18th-century pirate king at Graycliff >

Graycliff hotel sign

Photos: Lobby, pool, entrance ©Graycliff; sign ©Karen Tina Harrison.

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Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach

Westin Hotels: Affordable Flair

Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach

The Westin hotel brand is a favorite go-to for luxury travelers seeking budget-conscious accommodations with solid four-star flair.

After all, Westin is part of the Starwood company, which also operates W and Waldorf Astoria hotels.

Here at Luxury Travel, we’ve recently discovered two very nice Westin hotels with affordable rates. One perches on a coveted American beach, the other dead-center in the nation’s most storied metropolis.

Westin Fort Lauderdale hotel lobby

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale’s very name says a lot. This family-friendly relaxation station beckons sun-worshipers to one of the USA’s cleanest beaches. And the hotel’s dining is tops, with a Shula’s steakhouse and Amatsu for sushi. Check in virtually to The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale >>

Westin Grand Central NYC Hotel 42nd St.

The Westin New York Grand Central dazzles with a brilliant Manhattan location across 42nd St. from the Grand Central transportation hub. Many rooms offer King Kong-worthy NYC skyline views. And THE LCL, the hotel’s lobby bar and restaurant, is pure Big Apple polish. Step right up to The Westin New York Grand Central >>

Empire Suite Westin Grand Central Hotel

Pix from top: ©The Westin Beach Resort & Spa Fort Lauderdale, beach and lobby; ©The Westin New York Grand Central, entrance and Empire Suite.

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