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by Hilary Stockton on 4/25/2017
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4/25/2017
  This Amanemu Review is from our recent stay at the newest Aman Resort, in Ise-Shima, Japan, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary. It's perfect paired with the stunning Aman Tokyo, offering the contrast of a tranquil retreat in the Ise-Shima National...
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4/24/2017
  What are the world's best airline first class cabins and experiences? There are so many aspects that go into a great first class airline experience, but the factors that tend to be most important to my clients are seat...
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4/22/2017
  Ritz-Carlton has several great Virtuoso and STARS offers for stays now through the summer, or in some cases, through the rest of 2017. For Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts that are Virtuoso members, I recommend reserving with Virtuoso benefits, since...
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4/12/2017
  This Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Review is from our recent trip to Tokyo. As with many Tokyo luxury hotels, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo offers some of the best service of any Mandarin Oriental property, and we had occasion to put...
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4/10/2017
  Four Seasons Kyoto has a 3rd Night Free and other great offers for the summer, which is Japan's off-season due to the heat and humidity. I recently enjoyed a stay at the hotel, and it's a fantastic base from...
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4/7/2017
  This Aman Tokyo Hotel Review is from my recent stay at the first "vertical Aman" which is another client favorite among Tokyo luxury hotels, and has the distinction of having the largest entry level rooms in Tokyo, since Deluxe Rooms are...
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3/22/2017
  We're currently in central Tokyo, which I haven't visited since living and working in Japan over 20 years ago. While I've sadly forgotten all my Japanese, it's been wonderful to revisit Tokyo and share it with my family, who...
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3/18/2017
  Paris is a wonderful spring and early summer destination, and I have a number of clients heading there this year for anniversary trips, couples' getaways, and family vacations. Paris is also a top luxury hotel city, given the incredibly...
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3/14/2017
  Do you book travel early or wait for last minute deals? While there can certainly be good last minute airfare or hotel deals if you're not particular about where you go or where you stay, there are many reasons...
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3/4/2017
Current AMEX Offers include one for $60 off Bellagio Las Vegas or other MGM Resort in Las Vegas, and $100 off The Breakers in Palm Beach. The Breakers in Palm Beach, The Bellagio, ARIA, The Signature at MGM Grand and...
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3/3/2017
  Luxury Overwater Villas and Bungalows immediately spring to mind for many couples planning honeymoon or anniversary trips, but where are the best ones? You'll have the most options to choose from in the Maldives, although all overwater villas are...
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3/1/2017
  Singapore KrisFlyer announced an award chart devaluation that will take effect March 23, 2017, although it could have been worse. The main awards affected are Singapore Business Class Saver and Singapore Suites / Singapore First Class Saver awards, although...
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2/28/2017
  Cathay Pacific First Class is one of the first class awards most requested by my Award Booking clients, along with Singapore Suites on the A380 and Etihad First Apartment. It's interesting to me, because while I certainly love that...
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2/22/2017
  Cheval Blanc Randheli is the best resort in the Maldives, and now there's a great "Infinite Bliss" offer of up to two free nights: Two complimentary nights when booking a 7 night stay (pay 5, stay 7)  One complimentary...
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2/18/2017
  Starwood Luxury Privileges is Starwood's preferred partner program, available exclusively when reserving through TravelSort or another Starwood Luxury Privileges travel advisor. Benefits are similar to Virtuoso and Four Seasons Preferred Partner, and include an upgrade if available at check-in; daily...
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2/9/2017
  This Review of Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris is from my recent stay at the hotel while doing Paris hotel site inspections. While I tend to more frequently reserve The Peninsula Paris and Four Seasons Paris for guests, Le Royal...
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1/29/2017
  Some of Tokyo's best luxury hotels have some excellent offers right now for winter-spring 2017 stays. Naturally most of these offers exclude some dates during peak cherry blossom season, typically late March-early April in Tokyo, but there's still plenty...
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1/28/2017
  This The Peninsula Paris Review is from my recent stay at the hotel, which has quickly become one of the best Paris luxury hotels and a client favorite. A great advantage of reserving it as a TravelSort Client is...
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1/19/2017
  Heading to London? Some top London luxury hotel offers are worth mentioning, some with 3rd night or 4th night free or the equivalent of 5th night free (at a brand new Four Seasons) plus Virtuoso or preferred partner benefits. Plus,...
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1/17/2017
  We love New Zealand and many of my clients either have it on their wish list or want to return. So it's great to see Air New Zealand Business Class award space open for many dates in May, June,...
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  Cathay Pacific First Class is one of the first class awards most requested by my Award Booking clients, along with Singapore Suites on the A380 and Etihad First Apartment. It's interesting to me, because while I certainly love that...
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  Cheval Blanc Randheli is the best resort in the Maldives, and now there's a great "Infinite Bliss" offer of up to two free nights: Two complimentary nights when booking a 7 night stay (pay 5, stay 7)  One complimentary...
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  Luxury Overwater Villas and Bungalows immediately spring to mind for many couples planning honeymoon or anniversary trips, but where are the best ones? You'll have the most options to choose from in the Maldives, although all overwater villas are...
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  Singapore KrisFlyer announced an award chart devaluation that will take effect March 23, 2017, although it could have been worse. The main awards affected are Singapore Business Class Saver and Singapore Suites / Singapore First Class Saver awards, although...
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3/22/2017
  We're currently in central Tokyo, which I haven't visited since living and working in Japan over 20 years ago. While I've sadly forgotten all my Japanese, it's been wonderful to revisit Tokyo and share it with my family, who...
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2/9/2017
  This Review of Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris is from my recent stay at the hotel while doing Paris hotel site inspections. While I tend to more frequently reserve The Peninsula Paris and Four Seasons Paris for guests, Le Royal...
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4/24/2017
  What are the world's best airline first class cabins and experiences? There are so many aspects that go into a great first class airline experience, but the factors that tend to be most important to my clients are seat...
Square_best_paris_luxury_hotel_offers_spring_and_summer_2017
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  Paris is a wonderful spring and early summer destination, and I have a number of clients heading there this year for anniversary trips, couples' getaways, and family vacations. Paris is also a top luxury hotel city, given the incredibly...
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