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6 Jul

The Mark

Access to Bergdorf Goodman 24/7? In-room dining by Jean Georges? You can pinch yourself. This is not a dream after watching Breakfast At Tiffany's for the tenth time. This is what life is like at The Mark, a NYC institution of a hotel located on the Upper East Side that oozes grace. Traditional on the outside, snazzy on the inside. Lobby lines A quick Google search will showcase a red carpet of celebrities dressed in their finest en route to the Met Gala. This hotel has been reviewed for Holidays in Heels by Dubai's own star: Rosemin Manji @roseminsworld: a luxury & fashion entrepreneur, brand ambassador, and all-around sweetheart. A brand ambassador for Burberry's Art...
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17 Jun

Viceroy Bali

So now you know. This is exactly what heaven looks like. My entire trip to Bali was inspired by seeing a friend post this exact photo on Facebook and I knew I had to visit. In this case, reality really did exceed expectations. Go now. Do it. The Welcome It was rainy when we arrived, which gave our welcome an otherworldly quality. It felt like we'd landed on the set of a dinosaur movie. Sounds of the jungle were all around us - birds, monkeys, cicadas, rainfall - creating a nature symphony completely opposite to the city sounds I was used to. Within minutes of checking in, I had a string of flowers around my neck, a fruity drink in my hand, and...
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2 Jun

Astir Palace

Did you know Athens has a Riviera? Certainly not as touristy or as glitzy as its Western European counterparts (we're talking to you, St. Tropez), the Athenian Riviera has a relaxed, naturally beautiful, #iwokeuplikethis kind of vibe. Just 30 minutes away from the airport, the peninsula that houses Astir Palace proudly juts out into the Aegean Sea. Upon arrival at the fairytale that is this resort, you'll feel like you're being rewarded for all the good things you've done in your life. Get ready to mingle with Greek aristocrats, the random Hollywood celebrity, and well behaved families with all members dressed in matching outfits at the lunch table. The Welcome Roll your windows down and breath in the heady mix of salty sea...
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25 May

JA Palm Tree Court

Want to leave the city behind? Get on Sheikh Zayed Road, past Dubai, past the industrial zones of Jebel Ali, take a right towards desert and sea - and you will arrive: a seaside oasis just 20 minutes away from Dubai. This laid-back hotel is popular year-round with couples and families seeking to unplug a little from life. What it offers in return is a sojourn filled with greenery, long stretches of sandy beach, and the ultimate swim-up pool bar.   The Welcome Follow the winding path and beware the peacocks! They're crossing roads, they're taking your parking spot, and you'll later find them chillin' next to you at the beach. They're not so good at playing hide-and-seek: Peacock peek-a-boo :D   [caption...
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18 May

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Staying at this resort is like staying at an upscale, adult version of Disneyland. You've got a world class gym around the corner (we've spotted Versace models and Miss Universe in zumba class), the bars of Madinat Jumeirah steps away, and some of the city's most popular restaurants right at your doorstep. Mina A'Salam is part of the Madinat Jumeirah complex that includes Al Qasr and Dar Al Masyaf.   Sweet Suite Book an ocean suite, just do it. Aside from containing two of our favourite words in the world (Suite. Ocean. Enough said), there's really no better way to embrace a vacation state of mind than sitting on your balcony and enjoying a private terrace with a killer view. And yes, that...
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30 Apr

Rixos The Palm

You’re going, still going, going some more… seems like the drive along the palm never ends as you pass a handful of nice resorts and wonder why you didn’t just book one of those - then bam, you’re at the end: Rixos The Palm. We couldn’t help feeling like The Palm Gods had somehow saved best for last with this little Turkish delight. The resort is operated by Rixos, a Turkish luxury hotel chain - so it really is a Turkish delight. Less messy, equally satisfying. The Welcome Sit in couches in the expansive lobby area, beneath evil eye emblems on the walls, and sip on freshly made strawberry drinks as you check in. The theme of sipping fruity drinks and being...
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30 Apr

Four Seasons Jumeirah

Doesn't this make you want to take a deep breath and smile? The @fourseasons #Dubai in #Jumeirah is such a short drive from some of the busiest parts of town - Dubai Mall, for one - and yet creates an atmosphere that is its own, calm universe….   The Welcome Winding up a green hill in line for the valet behind Bentleys and Lambos, we enter a world of luxury before stepping foot in the Four Seasons Jumeirah. Once out of the car, we see beautiful arches to the right and left. This beautiful symmetry of arches continues again inside the hotel lobby, before we are greeted with a grand winding staircase leading down to the gardens and the beach. The only thing...
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