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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo

The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is located 30 minutes from the Liberia Airport. When you arrive at the Andaz Peninsula Papgayo, one of the first things you’ll notice is the beautiful landscaping and distinct architecture. From the shell-shaped studios to the zero edged cascading pools, the hotel’s design is inspired by Costa Rica’s natural landscape.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is located in downtown Vancouver, conveniently situated along Vancouver's vibrant waterfront area. The hotel is a few blocks from the cruise ship terminal. When you see the hotel and enter the hotel lobby, you'll almost immediately notice that this Fairmont is different than most.

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Thompson Seattle

The 158 room, twelve story boutique hotel which opened in the summer of 2016 features floor to ceiling windows with incredible views of Pike's Place Market and the waterfront. The first floor of the hotel is home to restaurant Scout PNW and the hotel has a rooftop bar and lounge, the Nest.

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Fairmont Washington D.C. (Georgetown)

As you enter the Fairmont, you'll immediately notice that it has an upscale feel. The lobby was elegant yet inviting. As you enter the front entrance of the hotel, check-in and the concierge is located off to the left with a bar and restaurant directly in front of the entrance that overlooks the courtyard of the hotel. 

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Limelight Hotel Ketchum (Idaho)

The lobby of the Limelight definitely has that modern feel. However the design and use of fireplaces, wooden beams and soft colors makes it feel warm and inviting. The lobby is connected to a lounge which features a full service bar and restaurant (which is also where there complimentary enhanced continental breakfast is served).

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Miami Beach EDITION Hotel (A Ritz Carlton Partner Hotel)

On our latest trip to Miami Beach, we decided to do something we don't normally do. Stay at a hotel chain other than Hilton. We decided to splurge on the Miami Beach EDITION hotel, which falls under the Ritz Carlton Brand. EDITION hotels are a boutique lifestyle hotel brand combining simplicity, fashion and glamour. If I had to make a comparison, I would compare the EDITION hotels to the Hyatt Andaz Brand.

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Conrad New York

The Conrad New York is located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan along the Hudson River. Surprisingly enough, the Conrad New York originally opened as an Embassy Suites. The hotel is owned by Goldman Sachs (it's across the street from their offices). In 2011, Goldman Sachs announced they would renovate and completely remodel the existing Embassy Suites and the hotel would be re-flagged as a Conrad.

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The Renwick Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (New York City)

While we love nearly all of the upscale Hilton Brands, our favorite collection of Hilton Hotels is the upscale, independent and boutique hotels that fall under the Curio Collection such as the Renwick. Housed in an iconic 1920s brick building, the Art-Deco Renwick Hotel was once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other celebrated writers and artists. The Renwick joined the Curio Collection in December of 2016.

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Hilton Brooklyn (New York City)

Our first night's stay in New York City was at the Hilton Brooklyn, which just opened in December of 2016. Our first night in New York City was a short night as our flight didn't arrive at JFK until almost midnight. While we didn't arrive at the hotel until just after 1:00 AM, the front desk attendant was friendly and very prompt getting us checked in. Due to our diamond status with Hilton Honors, we were upgraded to the Executive Floor and had access to the Executive Lounge.

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Andaz Scottsdale Resort

The Andaz Scottsdale is located just 5 minutes from Old Scottsdale and in a great area of the city with several nearby restaurants and bars. You'll arrive at the "Guest House" and you'll be instructed to leave your car with valet parking (valet parking is included in the resort fee).

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El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

The El San Juan Hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico (Isla Verda) first opened in 1958. The historical hotel has been a centerpiece of the Isla Verda coastline for over 50 years! The El San Juan Hotel reopened in February of this year as a Curio Collection property. And it fits the description as it truly is a masterpiece that reflects the best of its surroundings.

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