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A Retreat in the Land of the Elephant Whisperer

Thula Thula offers a tented camp with clawfoot tubs, game drives, and everything else you would expect from a first class South African safari lodge. But a stay at Thula Thula offers more. It’s a chance to spend time with one of the world’s most famous elephant herds. Some years ago, the owner of Thula…

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Why Stay at a Cape Town Hotel, When You Could Be at An African Villa?

An African Villa is one of Cape Town’s best boutique hotels. It features stylish décor, comfortable and unique rooms, and a location in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. The décor marries a touch of 18th century Victorian formality with 21st century comfort and traditional African influences throughout. High ceilings, well chosen works…

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The Most Affordable Safari in Africa

White Elephant is a true 5-star tented safari camp. Tents are lusciously equipped with soft pillows, high-thread count linens, and canopied beds. The bathroom features a clawfoot tub and an outdoor shower and the tent flaps can be opened up, allowing guests to bathe with a spectacular view across the plain to the lake and…

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Port in a Storm: The InterContinental Athenaeum in Athens

Like all InterContinentals, the InterContinental Athenaeum Athens has efficient service, multiple restaurants, comfortable rooms, and all the other amenities and perks discerning business travelers expect. What sets the Athens InterContinental apart is the stunning views of the Acropolis. While the views aren’t available from most rooms, the rooftop bar and restaurant afford one of the…

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The Lobby’s Pick for Our Favorite Hotel in Vegas

This week, The Lobby is making its picks for the three best hotels in Vegas. At number one: Vdara. The Vdara has everything we love about Vegas: giant suites, sweeping views of the Strip, rock star style, and bathrooms that glitter with marble. While that describes about a dozen hotels in Vegas, the Vdara has…

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The Lobby’s Pick for the 2nd Best Hotel in Vegas

This week, The Lobby is making its picks for the three best hotels in Vegas. At number two: ARIA. The ARIA is exactly what you expect a 5-star Vegas super-hotel to be. It has a world-class spa, thousands of suites, a giant casino adjoining the lobby, rooms that address you by name and allow you…

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Our Pick for the Third Best Hotel in Vegas

This week, The Lobby is making its picks for the three best hotels in Vegas, starting with number three: the Venetian. Even by Las Vegas standards the Venetian Hotel is extravagant. There are, of course, the singing gondoliers, the network of canals, and the replicas of all of Venice’s major architectural landmarks. But then there…

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And the Number One Most Romantic Hotel in the World Is…

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we were counting down the top 5 most romantic hotels in the world. But today’s the big day and now we’re naming the number one most romantic hotel in the world: Baros Maldives. If money is no object and distance is no obstacle, couples in search of the ultimate romantic escape…

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The Second Most Romantic Hotel in the World is a Safari Adventure

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we’re counting down the top 5 most romantic hotels in the world. Number three is: Mara Explorer Camp in the Masai Mara Reserve of Kenya. If at all possible, every couple should splurge on a first-class safari at least once. Choose a camp where the staff outnumbers guests three-to-one, chefs are…

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