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Cheval Blanc Paris: LVMH’s Latest Five-Star Hotel in Historic Samaritaine Building

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Boasting an opulent Dior Spa, 100-foot infinity pool, and 72 luxurious guest rooms and suites, LVMH’s latest project, Cheval Blanc Paris, is the group’s first five-star hotel in the heart of Paris. Located on the Quai du Louvre, the hotel housed in Paris’ historic La Samaritaine building opened its doors on September 7 2021 after 16 years of construction and refurbishment. Defined by a ‘strong...

Seven of the Best: Paris Patisseries

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Along with being referred to as the city of lights, Paris is also known for being the city of delicious, picture-perfect pastries. With a rich history of equally rich pastries, France is recognized as the birthplace of puff pastry and Paris, the capital of fine patisseries. As the home of buttery croissants, delicate eclairs and melt-in-your-mouth macarons, a high-quality boulangerie or...

The Australian Buyer’s Guide to Accommodation Refunds and Cancellations

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Itching to travel again? With border restrictions slowly but surely easing, many Australians at home and overseas are looking forward to the real prospect of travel. But, with Covid is known to throw a spanner in holiday plans, it’s worth knowing the terms and conditions of your accommodation booking before pressing confirm. Under section 267 of Australian Consumer Law, accommodation providers...

The Tasman: Inside Hobart’s Newest Luxury Hotel

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Hobart’s newest luxury hotel, The Tasman, is officially open for bookings and ready to be welcoming guests by this December. Opening just in time for Christmas, the hotel signifies the Australian debut of Marriott International’s Luxury Collection brand and captures the spirit of the wild island state. Considering Tasmania has remained relatively Covid-19 free for the entirety of the pandemic...

The Australian Travel Buyer’s Guide to Flight Refunds and Cancellations

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Although Australians can’t pack their suitcases just yet, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced last Friday that international travel is set to return in November once states reach the 80 per cent vaccination target. And yes, while not all states are on board with the plan and the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic can derail this target date, we can at least start to get excited about going...

COMO Hotel Finds New Home in the Heart of France’s Wine Region

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Modern resort facilities find a new home in the heart of France’s world-famous wine region. Luxury hotel chain COMO Group is bringing a new boutique hotel to the heart of Burgundy, one of the world’s most prestigious wine regions. COMO Hotels and Resorts, which already includes 14 international properties, made the announcement in September saying it is bringing “its contemporary flair to the...

Flying Fancy: The Best First Class Flying Experiences

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There are few experiences as pleasurable and exciting as private travel and flying first class. With the ability to now get a full night’s sleep while some 30,000 feet in the air and eat restaurant-level meals, flying first class is more like taking an overnight stay in a top hotel. While uncertainty around reopening international travel continues to make planning an overseas trip virtually...

Discover the World’s Top Luxury Casinos

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Dating back to ancient times, gambling is deemed one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Translating to ‘little house’, the word casino originates from its Italian roots with Venice serving as the backdrop to one of the world’s first official gambling establishments. With casinos now offering top-tier dining experiences, multiple bars, exclusive poker rooms and private clubs, the casino...

Budapest’s Matild Palace Opens as New Luxury Hotel Matild Palace

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Constructed in 1902, Budapest’s Matild Palace recently reopened as a luxury hotel as part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts. Built during the Belle Epoque era, Matild Palace was commissioned by Princess Marie Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to serve as the social hub of Hungary’s capital city. As part of two identical baroque palaces, the Matild and Klotild palaces were built...

Fraser Island Changes Name to K’gari Following Indigenous-Led Campaign

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Following years of campaigning from the Aboriginal Butchulla people, Fraser Island is to be officially renamed K’gari – the original place name for the Australian island that means ‘paradise’. The traditional owners of K’gari, the Butchulla people, have long asked for the repatriation of K’gari’s name. Pronounced ‘Gurri’, the traditional Butchulla name is derived from a Dreamtime story and has...

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