The Wyndham Grand Xi'an South, 208 Ci En East Road Qu Jiang New District, Xian, China, has figured out how to combine Western amenities with a splash of local flavor. The result? A five-star hotel in the center of the Qu Jiang New District in this city ...

 

Terracotta Warriors and the Wyndham Grand Xi'an South and more...



Terracotta Warriors and the Wyndham Grand Xi'an South

Lobby of Wyndham Grand Xi'an Hotel, China (Photo by Susan McKee)The Wyndham Grand Xi’an South, 208 Ci En East Road Qu Jiang New District, Xian, China, has figured out how to combine Western amenities with a splash of local flavor. The result? A five-star hotel in the center of the Qu Jiang New District in this city of almost 9 million in central China.

Replica terracotta warrior, Wyndham Grand Xi'an South, China (Photo by Susan McKee)Of course most recent tourists been drawn to Xi’an, historic capital city of Shaanxi Province, by the prospect of seeing the famed terracotta warriors. A mighty faux army assembled for the tomb of...

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St. James Hotel, Cimarron, NM: Then Wild West – Now Upscale

The fact that the St. James Hotel is on Collision St. in Cimarron, New Mexico is fitting. A metaphor, so to speak. Back in 1872, when Henri and Mary Lambert opened their saloon that they added onto later to make the hotel, Cimarron was a rough and tumble crossroads on the Santa Fe Trail. Collisions among humanity were common.

Famous people who have stayed here.

Here, the likes of Buffalo Bill Cody, Jessie James and Annie Oakley found lodging as they traveled The West.  Photos and room...

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5 Destination Hotels in Egypt’s Soma Bay

camel rides, soma bay, egypt, red sea

Enclosed by the clear, cold deep blue waters of Egypt’s Red Sea lays Soma Bay, a scenic peninsula that has been dubbed “Egypt’s best kept secret” by local insiders. Soma Bay is situated south of the Sinai Peninsula, about a 45-minute drive from the much busier city of Hurghada.

Luxury hoteliers have also taken notice of its coastal splendor. Along this self-contained resort paradise, five exclusive hotel brands have set up properties: Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay; The Cascades Golf Resort,...

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A Slice of Heaven: Tu Tu' Tun Lodge in Gold Beach, Oregon

It’s not often that luxury and serenity come together in a wilderness-like setting, but when they merge, it becomes almost a zen-like gift – an existential awareness in the joy of being.

Such a place is Tu Tu’ Tun. Situated on the banks of the majestic Rogue River in the Southwest corner of Oregon and close to the Pacific Ocean, it’s a convergence of nature and wildness with tranquility, where an individual relates through a heightened awareness of the five senses and yet becomes a part...

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Capital Views at the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market

Guest room views, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, Canada

What’s special about the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, a casually deluxe hotel in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city? It starts with the views.

Here’s the scoop:

Facilities and Services

The first Canadian property under Hyatt’s Andaz brand, the Andaz Ottawa hotel opened in August 2016, on the edge of the city’s ByWard Market district. It’s a fun neighborhood to explore with a food hall, lots of food vendors, independent boutiques, and plenty of restaurants. You can walk...

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