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High-Luxury Private Kenyan Retreat ‘Arijiju’ Mixes European Classicism with an African Aesthetic

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At 6,500-feet above sea level and nestled into a rocky stone hillside within the Lewa Borana Conservancy in the game-rich Kenyan Highlands, the ultra-luxurious hideaway Arijiju (whose name comes from the Masai word for the hill on which it sits) proposes to guests the chance to get away from it all. Set in one of Kenya’s most …

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The R680 million Houghton Hotel unveils exquisite rockstar penthouse

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It’s been five months since The Houghton Hotel opened its doors; an occasion which marked the evolution of hospitality in Johannesburg. Now complete, and having recently been named the Best Luxury Hotel in South Africa at the HOSCO Luxury Tourism Awards, the Houghton Hotel shows that it has more than …

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City Guide: A Weekend in Paris

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Despite being one of the most visited cities in the world those traveling to Paris with more contemporary tastes can still seek out a plentiful array of less tourist-trodden arrondissements, quieter museums, and cafés. From modern art venues to boutique hotels, chic local shops, hidden hammam spas, and hot ticket under …

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The 5 best luxury hotels in Ethiopia

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Both tourism and economic development is rife in Ethiopia. It’s attracting a lot of affluent tourism, which is why the luxury hotel market is quickly on the rise. There is unique wildlife, culture and landscapes to be enjoyed in all of Africa, but Ethiopia is incredibly safe compared to most …

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Barbados: Caribbean Living Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This

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Where temps don’t dare dip below 70 and the locals are equally as warm, Barbados is the epitome of carefree Caribbean living. The West Indies island claims 60 miles of pristine shoreline and calm, turquoise waters. It’s no wonder the leeward side has been hailed the “Platinum Coast.” Saint Peter’s …

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Adventure Tourism – Cheetah Plains Game Lodge in Sabi Sands Game Reserve

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Cheetah Plains Game Lodge is emblematic of a growing trend of adventure tourism that high net worth individuals are choosing over perfunctory luxury travel. Flanking the south western section of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a 65,000 hectare reserve, pioneered by local landowners in the 1950s …

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Why Rwanda is the next Luxury Travel Hotspot

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Over 20 years on from the devastating genocide, pockets of Rwanda have found their groove, providing a mix of luxury and adventure for discerning tourists. Change has since come swiftly to the land of a thousand hills, whose plucky capital city, long relegated to pilgrimages of grief and airport stopovers …

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Explore Remote Wonders With Four Seasons’ New 2021 Private Jet Itineraries

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The Four Seasons has been known for its luxury and style for decades now, but instead of sitting in complacency, the brand upped the ante by adding private jet travel to its roster. Starting in 2021, the brand will be adding four brand new itineraries for its Four Seasons Private Jet, …

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Airbnb Gets Swanky With Chateaus and Beach Homes

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Airbnb is making a bigger push for luxury travelers who want to stay in French chateaus, Moroccan villas, and South African beach houses with infinity pools. Te Kahu, Wanaka, New Zealand. Image Courtesy: Airbnb Luxe The company unveiled a service called Luxe featuring more than 2,000 high-end homes for users …

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New Luxury Hotel Brand Launches in Cape Town

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LABOTESSA, First Hotel in Portfolio, Set to Open August 2019 LABOTESSA, a 17th-century congregational church now turned lifestyle hotel, will open in Cape Town in August 2019. Originally built in the early 1700s, the intimate, seven-roomed property is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa and the debut project …

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IHG® signs agreement with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa for the growth of hotels across brands

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Inter Continental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a Master Development Agreement with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa to roll out multiple franchise hotels over the next 10 years, across IHG’s portfolio of brands in mid scale, upscale and luxury segments. The agreement will see …

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Restoring Retreat

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Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa isn’t the kind of pamper spa destination where guests enjoy a gentle rub-down, followed by champagne in the jacuzzi. Instead, this is a space for total rejuvenation, relaxation and restoration. The sumptuous getaway in the heart of the Franschhoek valley is accredited as the only …

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