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The Brewhouse Inn and Suites is part of Milwaukee's visionary, LEED certified, Platinum rated sustainable neighborhood, The Brewery. The hotel was home to the Pabst brewhouse for more than 150 years. Now it's an all-suite hotel with generous amenities and thoughtful, first-class accommodations. It is the perfect location for memorable one night as well as extended stays. From the more than 300 beautifully arched windows throughout to the exposed, original cream city brick, to the original exposed timbers and the historic Carnegie Steel beams, the curved staircase with forged iron barley inlays to the original Pabst copper brew kettles, the property is a feast for the eyes and an architectural marvel.
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Even the pool at Baccarat Hotel New York is fabulous. Crystal sconces and mirrors line the walls. A luminous wall of glass allows light to cascade between the pool and fitness area. The daybeds are inspired by the cabanas of the Cote d'Azur. The frescoed Japanese paper-covered walls have been hand-painted in India ink to evoke the forested region where Baccarat crystal is made. Renowned French artist Franccois Houtin painted the entire space from memory, using a traditional calligrapher's brush to recreate the trees that are essential to the creation of Baccarat crystal in the company factory's wood-burning ovens.
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Happy 4th of July! We hope you have a relaxing, patriotic, and safe celebration.
If you'd like a taste of Japan in the middle of Mexico City, head to Yoshimi at Hyatt Regency Mexico City. Yoshimi's features cutting edge architectural design and enjoy the best sushi bar in town. Surrounded by works of art that create a dramatic tranquil setting, Yoshimi offers a traditional Kabuki ambiance. Visit the terrace to unwind in the beautiful landscape the Zen Garden (Karesansui) has to offer, especially at night when the atmosphere is warm and exotic.
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Anyone desiring a walk in Memphis would do well to check in to River Inn of Harbor Town. Overlooking the Mississippi River near downtown, this charming hote has impressive architecture, accented by gas-lit lanterns, decorative wrought iron, blooming window boxes and a panoramic view from the Terrace on the roof top. In addition to 28 luxury boutique and upscale lodging accommodations and suites, River Inn offers two dining options: long time Memphis favorite, Paulette's Restaurant with its cozy Little Bar, casual Tug's neighborhood grill,and the Terrace with drinks, small plates, and an unsurpassed view.
A beautiful nature trail meanders through Harbor Town, and Greenbelt Park runs along the banks of the Mississippi River offering walking, hiking, and running opportunities along a 1 1/2 mile paved path.
The Concierge will be happy to arrange the following tours for guests:
Elvis' Graceland Tour
Graceland Platinum Tour
City of Memphis Tour
Mud Island (Mississippi River Museum and Beach)
After Dark Dinner Tour (Beale Street artist best with live music, food and drinks)
Memphis Music Tour (Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Rock N Soul Museum)
National Civil Rights Museum Tour
Downtown Loop Tour
Other don't-miss sites and activities include The Orpheum Theatre, home to Opera Memphis and Ballet Memphis, and the world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts which is home to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. For sports enthusiasts, Memphis’ own NBA team, the Grizzlies, offer courtside action at the FedEx Forum.
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The May Fair London was first opened by King George V in 1927 and has been known as one of London's quintessential luxury hotels ever since. Part of the luxury experience here should include a visit to the May Fair Kitchen. Nestled in the heart of London's West End, the refined menu and sophisticated ambiance compliments the elegance of the luxury hotel's elegant location.
At the May Fair Kitchen, chefs have sourced all ingredients from the farmer, fisherman, or grower who originally produced it. Every member of the staff is trained to tell diners the provenance of those ingredients. Even better, the open kitchen provides a show with dinner.
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One of the best ways to see Central Virginia's glorious countryside is from a hot air balloon.
Keswick Hall's exclusive partner, Bonaire Charters, lifts our guests to a spectacular experience
over the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rolling landscapes beyond. You will launch
from the estate and float over the area's magnificent scenery for 1 ½ hours taking in some of
Virginia's most breathtaking natural sites and historical landmarks.