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The Marival Group, a family-owned company that started over 30 years ago, has set a new precedent in the hospitality industry. With unparalleled services and exuberant grounds that will make your jaw drop, the Marival Group welcomes its newest all-inclusive hotel to their roster: Marival Armony Luxury Resort. Located in

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Already renowned for its luxurious business class flights and outstanding staff, Qatar Airways is raising the bar even higher with an industry first: the Qsuite, a private space with removable partitions that transforms into a double bed. This luxury cabin is available on Montréal–Doha flights, offered four times per week.   After

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Cosmopolitan, warm and resolutely open, Montréal is a wonderful place to live. It has consistently been ranked among the cities with the best quality of life in the world.   In addition to being internationally renowned for its major festivals, high-calibre artistic and sporting events, vibrant night life and many tourist attractions,

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Marrakech is a vibrant, dazzling city, where the bustling medina and opulent palaces exist side by side in perfect harmony. Intimate luxury hotels entice elite travellers from all over the world in search of sophistication, haute cuisine and a change of scenery.   Marrakech is a true open-air museum. The walls surrounding

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Overlooking the ocean between 32nd and 36th Street, Faena Hotel Miami Beach is the crown jewel of the Faena District. The majestic 14-storey building opened its doors in late 2015 on the site of the former Saxony Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. It offers a world of sun, sophistication and

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It is not a fantasy. It is real. A private island in the midst of paradisiac waters. Three marvelous houses hidden in the middle of luscious and perfectly maintained vegetation. The discreet presence of a staff that takes care of everything. It exists. And not only in your wildest dreams.

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With its magnificent landscapes, hiking trails, unique rock-climbing faces and incomparable ski and snowboard slopes, an extraordinary winter experience awaits you in Banff National Park. The town of Banff is also known for its vibrant night life, high-end boutiques, spas and restaurants. Here are a few key activities and addresses

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Why not take some me-time while you explore a new destination—in Switzerland? With its endless breathtaking views, this land of many peaks is the ideal destination to recharge and discover new horizons. LUXE has selected three of the country’s most beautiful spa resorts.   Gstaad Palace (Gstaad) Perched on a hill overlooking the

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second most populous city after São Paolo, is renowned for its magnificent beaches. However, this metropolis is far from being just a beach destination; from its Christ the Redeemer statue to its famous carnival, Rio de Janeiro is overflowing with treasures to discover. Here are some

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You can’t miss the Crosby Street Hotel, between Spring and Prince Streets in SoHo: a large cat sculpture by Botero stands outside the front entrance. It has panache, it sets the tone. Voilà! The Crosby is artsy without taking itself too seriously. And therein lies its charm. Movie and drinks People in

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Overlooking the Guanabara Bay and nestled in the heart of Rio de Janeiro's picturesque Santa Teresa neighbourhood, Hotel Santa Teresa Rio MGallery by Sofitel is a breath of fresh air where you can get away from it all. This tropical retreat features lush gardens, an expansive pool and romantic suites,

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Nestled at the very end of a peninsula, this little village of 4,500 people welcomes millions of visitors each year. Saint-Tropez has a unique magic that’s full of paradoxes: luxury and simplicity, tradition and modernism, culture and glamour

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With its beaches, Art Deco districts and bustling nightlife, Miami is one of the most attractive cities in the United States, according to many. A city of a thousand faces, it possesses all of the attractions to please the most demanding of people: it has excellent places to dine, have

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Located on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, with its desert climate, breathtaking landscapes and ideal ocean setting for scuba diving. Many stars, such as George Clooney and Cindy Crawford, have made it their home, while

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Skyscraper The word skyscraper is forever associated with Utopian cities and their effort to conquer space. The architecture of New York brings to mind this futuristic vision. It evokes science fiction tales, the images of men travelling in flying devices, slaloming between towers, finding pathways in the sky. This landscape of

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Walk past Van Cleef & Arpels and Mikimoto, turn onto 53rd Street, and, across from the iconic Museum of Modern Art, you will find the Baccarat Hotel New York. The entrance is framed by a prismatic glass wall and a modernist dark awning. From the red carpet lit by crystal

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It is not a fantasy. It is real. A private island in the midst of paradisiac waters. Three marvelous houses hidden in the middle of luscious and perfectly maintained vegetation. The discreet presence of a staff that takes care of everything. It exists. And not only in your wildest dreams.

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Mont-Tremblant is an international-calibre destination for a wonderful vacation, whether in the heart of its ski resort or in the nearby town. In addition to offering a wide aray of high-quality lodgings, the area also offers exceptional dining experiences. Here are LUXE magazine’s suggestions. RESTAURANTS LA FORGE BISTRO-BAR GRILL After a whole day

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Whether in the Laurentians, Lanaudière or the Quebec City region, our top cottages all have one thing in common: these retreats in the heart of nature combine comfort and modernity for a truly relaxing getaway. Ô Chalet: luxury in the middle of nature In the heart of Lanaudière, only an hour from

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New Yorkers spend many of their evenings going out onto rooftops, that is, if they pass the mighty guard who is selecting the beautiful people from the line of spectacular candidates. Not very politically correct a process, nor pleasant to go through, but the view and the atmosphere make it

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The Mark Hotel, located on New York City’s Upper East Side in an exquisite building dating back to 1927, has been completely redesigned for the 21st century. Combiningold-world comfort, avant-garde design and state-of-the-art equipment, the property also boasts the largest penthouse suite in the United States.   Just minutes from Central Park

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Over the past forty years, California has made great strides in the winemaking industry and its wines are gaining increased international recognition. The LUXE Magazine team toured the sumptuous Napa Valley region, about an hour from San Francisco. Here is our report.   With its Mediterranean climate, the Napa Valley is heaven for wine connoisseurs and gourmets

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After almost a year of major renovations, the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel reopened its doors last July. The genius behind this transformation is Sid Lee Architecture, which was in charge of the hotel's new positioning and provided interior design and architecture services in partnership with Architecture 49.   "The establishment reasserted

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Imagined as a medina (a “traditional town” in modern Arabic), the Royal Mansour Marrakech is a lively example of ancestral know-how and local architecture combined with modern comfort. The result is a unique experience, where enchantment and emotions create indelible memories. SPECTACULAR 3.5-HECTARE ESTATE When it was built, the owners of this

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If finding the best places to eat, shop or grab a drink in the Big Apple eludes you, get in touch with Anna Roma. A professional concierge who has worked 18 years in the hospitality industry, Anna was a member of the Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels and wore the

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Belmond Hotel Splendido is a former monastery perched on a steep hill, majestically overlooking the turquoise waters of Portofino harbour. Every visitor is left with lasting memories of a place steeped in the magic of the Ligurian coast.   Built in 1902, Belmond Hotel Splendido has seen many stars pass through its

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Perched 365 metres above the Pacific Ocean, the Post Ranch Inn nestles in gloriously wild scenery. It was designed by talented architect Mickey Muenning, and its natural design melts into the sublime scenery along the California coastline. Nature lovers seeking absolute tranquillity will be in Heaven.   After you follow the legendary Route 1 through the heart of

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In just two years, this small manor located in Quebec’s magnificent Eastern Townships has met with overwhelming acclaim and recognition, including a five star rating from TripAdvisoras well as traveller ratings of 9.5and 9.7 on Booking.com and HotelsCombined. The Maplewood Manor has now just been awarded “Luxury Hotel of the

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Very little compares with the French village of Megève in the Southern Alps. Nature, architecture and high-end services are all gathered to create the most unforgettable experience. Megève is unique, and the Chalet des Sens is a treasure hidden on the flank of its mountains. A UNIQUE CHALET ON A UNIQUE

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For getting the most out of the winter season with family or friends, there’s nothing better than racing down the slopes. These four ski resorts offer unforgettable moments by day and night for ski enthusiasts, no matter their level.   MONT-TREMBLANT LAURENTIDES   Mont-Tremblant awaits you with its magical landscapes, sports and cultural

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On one side, the sea carves out the coastline’s cliffs. On the border with Spain and all along the coastline that follows the Ria Formosa, the waters are calm and warm. They become rougher and colder as you move from east to west towards Sagres, the westernmost point of Europe.

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This is the largest region of Portugal, where the plain reaches as far as the eye can see. Alentejo is ochre, brown and gold. Time goes by slowly here; the earth is in no hurry to give up its fruit. Summers are dry and scorching. Winters, cold and harsh. In

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A patchwork of small wine estates owned by many producers. Unique wines are produced between the clay soils of the Bairrada region and the granite and schist soils of the Dão region. The ancestral small-scale fishing traditions of Arte Xavega remain on the coast. As you go inland, you will

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WHERE TO SLEEP POUSADA DO PORTOPALÁCIO DO FREIXO Declared a national monument, this is an Italian baroque-style building. The rooms are modern.   EN 108, Porto Tel. (+351) 225 311 000   www.pestana.com INTER CONTINENTAL PORTO PALÁCIO DAS CARDOSAS Steps away from the famous Aliados Avenue, it is a classically elegant luxury hotel.   Praça da Liberdade, 25, Porto Tel. (+351) 220 035

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It became a permanent home to black-cloaked students and the Coimbra fado that is an integral part of the university’s traditions. It was also the scene of the ill-fated love of Inês de Castro and King Peter I of Portugal, and of Queen Isabel’s miracle of changing the bread for

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World Heritage. Its palaces have inspired some of the greatest writers. Its puff pastries sweeten the visit. WHERE TO SLEEP PENHA LONGA RESORT Now renovated, it features a sophisticated ambiance and high- end dining.   Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Sintra Tel. (+351) 219 249 011   www.penhalonga.com AREIAS DO SEIXO A charming environmentally conscious hotel.   Praceta do Atlântico, Mexilhoeira, Torres Vedras Tel.

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Small fishing town. The Guincho waves are a challenge even for the bravest. Fish and seafood on every table. WHERE TO SLEEP GRANDE REAL VILLA ITÁLIA HOTEL & SPA Former residence of King Humberto II of Italy. Royal refinement.   R. Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 100, Cascais Tel. (+351) 210 966 000   www.granderealvillaitalia.realhotelsgroup.com HOTEL QUINTA DAMARINHA RESORT Your choice

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As the plane descends towards the city, one quickly sees why the light of Lisbon, on a background of fado music, is so highly celebrated. Destroyed in 1755 by a powerful earthquake, the city was rebuilt in pure Pombaline style. Crossed by the Tagus River, Lisbon is a city of

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Birthplace of fado music and port wine, Portugal has become a real tourist craze in recent years, and Quebec travelers are no exception. Reasons abound in a country of myriad attractions ranging from quaint authentic villages to mesmerizing cities and endless coastal beaches and, last but not least, the quasi-legendary

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Everything at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore is outside the bounds of moderation: 2,561 rooms and suites, three 55-storey buildings and 8,000 employees. However, what really makes it stand out is the Sands SkyPark, an immense infinity pool two hundred metres up in the air atop the three

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Nestled in the heart of Provence near the picturesque village of Lorgues, this magnificent twelfth-century château is part of a 200-hectare estate, 55 hectares of which are vineyards. Its owners, Princess Claire and Prince Félix of Luxembourg and their adorable daughter Amalia, live there half the year, but Château les Crostes

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Built at the dawn of the 20th century by Monacan architect Jean Marquet, this majestic neoclassical hotel has continued to develop into a veritable palace. Its history blends respect for tradition with bold modernity. Today, the Hôtel Hermitage is an elegant example of the art of living in Monte Carlo.   The

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It’s so small, and yet its influence is felt around the world. Monaco is a synonym for prestige, magnificence and dreams. Boutiques, hotels, cars, yachts, casinos: in Monaco, luxury comes in infinite forms. Every year, the jet set gathers, especially around Monte Carlo. The princely House of Grimaldi is responsible for

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Founded by Canadian Senator Pietro Rizzuto, Marival Group® started with its pioneer project named Rinoval de Mexico, which undertook the construction of a Condo Hotel, a novelty concept with 354 beach front rooms on a 35,000sq m land plot. A unique hotel, located in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, is

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In 2009, lawyer Josée Noiseux moved to Paris for a year with her family. Back in Montréal, she left her profession to devote herself to writing and sharing her tips on life in Paris in a very successful travel guide, Humeurs de Paris. The book is now available throughout Québec

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A mythical modern luxury house atop a cliff. An absolute beauty where Caribbean magic happens. The northern part of the Dominican Republic hides one of the true gems of luxury living: Casa Kimball. Out of her portfolio of amazing properties, Lauren Berger Collection selected this villa for Luxe Magazine. The

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It has chic villas, three world-class golf courses, boutiques, a marina, a spa, a cultural village and, of course, the Caribbean at its feet. The Casa de Campo resort, at La Romana on the Dominican Republic’s south-eastern coast, has been around for forty years but it doesn’t show any signs

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Essex House used to be the tallest tower in New York. Built at the same time as the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, it is definitively one of the most beautiful examples of 1930s Art deco style in the Big Apple.   This imposing building, with its name inscribed on its façade in gigantic red letters, hasn’t lost anything of

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Barely fifteen minutes by boat from Cancún, Isla Mujeres (the Island of Women) seems a thousand leagues away from its noisy, party-going neighbour. Surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, this little island is a true oasis of calm and beauty, an ideal spot to recharge your batteries under

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Since this past June, Québec City has provided tourists and businesspeople an exceptional opportunity for a different sort of stay: short-term rental of a luxury condo or penthouse in the best possible location. Situated on Parliament Hill right next to Old Québec, performance venues and the businesses on Saint-Jean Street,

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