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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mexico City by Russ Wagenaar

This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Mexico City and enjoyed an overnight stay at The St. Regis Hotel. Nicely located on the Paseo de la Reforma, the hotel occupies 6 floors of a mixed 31-story residential/business building. I was in a Grand Deluxe room, with a sweeping view over the Paseo…
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Ritz Carlton San Francisco Re-opens

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay in San Francisco reopens after extensive refurbishment.

American Airlines rolls out it’s Dreamliner 787, by Russ Wagenaar

Ahhh …. I just love the smell of a new airplane. This past Saturday was spent flying ORD/DFW/ORD to experience American Airlines new 787 Dreamliner aircraft that they just put into service last Thursday.  Bright interior cabins with a color palette of white walls, gray panels in First Class suites and dark blue fabric on all…
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The Luxury Collection Coming to Chicago

THE LUXURY COLLECTION® HOTELS & RESORTS TO MAKE LANDMARK DEBUT IN CHICAGO   The Conversion of the Hotel Now Known as Conrad Chicago is Another Milestone for The Luxury Collection® Brand, on Track to Surpass 100 Hotels by the End of the Year   NEW YORK, NY – May 8, 2015 –   Starwood Hotels &…
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Eau Palm Beach Hotel – by Russ Wagenaar

  Forget everything that WAS Ritz Carlton about this resort because it is not that anymore ! The current owners are Israeli and are very intent on bringing an authentic Mediterranean feel to the resort.  As Laura DePalma of sales put it, they are seeking an ‘eclectic Santorini’ feel to the resort.  I believe they…
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