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Luxury Travelers Tribe

You rank hotels by thread count, have several concierges on speed-dial and understand the value of sophistication. Our Luxury Tribe is for those of you who appreciate the finer things when you're on the road.

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Sara Alhattab reviewed:
The Act Dubai
Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Jul 09, 2014
This is not just any other nightclub. Imagine yourself going for a delicious Peruvian dinner with a draping chandelier hanging above you. Later that night you’ll dance to club sounds in the same ... read more
venue. The grand red curtains in front of you will open periodically throughout the night, revealing risqué stage performances as you dance the night away. Around you are several performers and actors dressed in carnival wear, taking pictures and having fun with the crowd. This theatre-club, located in the Shangri-La hotel, will you take to you another world with its burlesque performances, acrobatics, and live singing shows.
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Travis Katz reviewed:
XS Nightclub
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Travis Katz's rating:
Nov 29, 2011
This is an amazing club. Beautifully presented, with high ceilings, a big dance floor, and open air area opening onto the pool at the Wynn where you can step out and have a conversation. Far and away ... read more
my favorite club in Vegas.
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Sara Alhattab reviewed:
Tamani Hotel Marina
D 94 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Aug 10, 2014
The Tamani Hotel is in a great location, one of the best areas of Dubai in my opinion. It’s in the Marina area, very close to the beach, and a bit of a walk to JBR. I enjoyed the architecture in the ... read more
lobby and halls -- it had an Arabic feel that made the hotel stand out. However, the rooms themselves were average. The colours didn’t do it for me, but the rooms do have a small “kitchen” with a sink, stocked cupboards, fridge, tea & coffee makers, and some rooms have stove tops. The hotel has two pools, one indoor and another outdoor. This is a first that I see in Dubai so far. The indoor pool was busy with children playing but the outdoor pool was more calm. I think guests would really enjoy the view from the pool and the view in the gym which is really well lit with large windows.
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L. Chelsea reviewed:
Mandarin Oriental - Atlanta
3376 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326
L. Chelsea 's rating:
Aug 22, 2014
It was nighttime and the lighting was dim. Chinese music played in the foyer while soft fragrances lingered in the air. I admired the extensive collection of artwork hanging on the walls and also for ... read more
purchase as part of the Bill Lowe Gallery. Del Frisco’s Grill sits directly in front of the hotel, almost masking the private courtyard entrance. The exclusivity seems ideal for a celebrity to slip in town and not be viewed from onlookers on Peachtree. Their standard room is airy with first class accommodations. I felt like I had plenty of space to lounge on the comfy beds or soak in the luxurious tub. Did I mention that there were televisions inside the bathrooms? If you desire a remarkable view, ask for a room with a private terrace. For additional pampering, there is a spa downstairs, indoor heated pool, and a comprehensive fitness center that uses techno-gym equipment.
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Sara Alhattab reviewed:
Ramada Downtown Burj Dubai
Overlooking Burj Khalifa & Fountain Downtown Dubai, PO Box: 116566 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Jun 21, 2014
The Ramada hotel mostly caters to GCCA clients. The lobby was very busy and filled with guests from the Gulf Area when I arrived. As such, the hotel does not have a minibar in the rooms or a bar in ... read more
the hotel. If you’re looking for a hotel where you can enjoy the nightlife of Dubai, the environment of this hotel might not be suitable. This is a more family-friendly and conservative hotel. The hotel is situated somewhat awkwardly. It’s difficult to walk to it from any of the metro stations (especially in the summer). However, its location also allows for beautiful views. Guests can request rooms with the Burj Khalifa view and also get an incredible birds-eye view of the Dubai Fountain while it dances. The rooms are decorated modernly and practically. All the rooms have kitchens and washing machines. The hotel also has a daycare and playground for children, a children’s pool, adult pool, gym, badminton court, and restaurant. This facility is very family oriented and makes traveling with children easier.
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The Address Dubai Marina
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Jun 23, 2014
The main highlight of the Address Dubai Marina hotel is its lavish pool. If the pool at the hotel was the only pool I could ever swim in, I’d be perfectly satisfied. It’s large and has the most ... read more
magnificent view of the marina. Guests can bask in the sun, take in the scenery, and order food and drinks from the bar. The rest of the hotel doesn’t disappoint either. In the lobby, I was greeted by the sounds of a live pianist and a staff dressed in traditional Arabian clothing serving tea and dates. The rooms are not very large, but they are rich and warm in colour. There’s also a lot of sunlight thanks to the large windows and balcony. The hotel is also perfectly situated in my opinion. It’s located in the Marina Bay area, near the Jumeirah Beach Walk, and is only a 10-minute walk to the Marina metro station. The hotel is also attached to the Marina mall. Everything guests could want in Dubai, from shopping to beach lounging, is right around the corner.
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Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
Jumeirah Beach Rd - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Aug 10, 2014
Of all the 5-star resorts I’ve visited in Dubai, I have to say that the Westin takes the cake for having the best recreational facilities. Overall, the Westin has tastefully decorated and spacious ... read more
rooms and several chic restaurants/bars. But the swimming area and gymnasium are really what make the difference. There are two different pool areas, one of which is crowned as the largest hotel pool in Dubai. It reminded me a little of the “lazy river” in water parks because it’s long, curves, and has bridges crossing over. The private beach area is also filled with greenery. It really made me feel as if I was at a tropical resort when actually the city, Marina Bay, and JBR are just right around the corner. More so, their gym area has large windows with a great view of the water. The Westin has a partnership with its neighbor hotel, Le Meridien, that allows its guests to also use their beach and their fitness classes free of charge.
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Grand Hyatt
D 81 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Aug 14, 2014
The Grand Hyatt screams luxury: outside the entrance there is a waterfall-like fountain, the rooms have spectacular views of Dubai Creek and the city, and the outdoor pool resembles a miniature water ... read more
park. The rooms are quite large with spacious bathrooms that have a bathtub and stand-up shower, it also has a small walk in closet that I’m sure guests would love. The gym is overall average but the indoor pool is large and the outdoor area is great as there are 4 different pools (separating the children from the adults), a kids club, gardens and ponds, a tennis court, and an outdoor jogging path -- a first that I’ve seen in Dubai. Guests could get lost in the bottom floor of the hotel which is purely dedicated for shops, restaurants, and cafes in a tropical garden design. The only downside, as others have mentioned, is the location. It’s closer to the airport and far away from major Dubai attractions. The metro is a 10-minute walk from the hotel but the walk itself is uncomfortable and not practical, there are no proper walkways, and there is mucb construction in the area. However, to be fair, there is construction on every corner in Dubai... you can't escape it.
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Oasis Beach Tower Apartments
Al Sofouh Road | Dubai Marina, Dubai 26500, United Arab Emirates
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Aug 10, 2014
My main tip for this hotel would be to book a guestroom on the top floors with a balcony -- absolutely spectacular views. On one side of the hotel, you’ll enjoy futuristic views of the Dubai Marina, ... read more
on the other side of the hotel, you’ll wake up to sandy views of Jumeirah beach. The hotel is in one of the best locations in Dubai, steps away from the beach and steps away from luxurious shopping on JBR. The hotel guestrooms themselves are very spacious. If you’re a family, the space is great, otherwise it might feel a little echoey. The hotel also provides “welcome packs” with some food and washing detergent for guests staying in the apartments. Guests also have access to the conjoined pool and gym with their neighbor building and are free to use the hotel’s beach towels and umbrellas at Jumeirah beach. The only negative, which is something that cannot be avoided in Dubai, is the never-ending construction in the area.
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Sara Alhattab reviewed:
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
P.O. Box 282825, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sara Alhattab's rating:
Aug 10, 2014
The Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach is in a good location if you’re looking to shop till you drop in Dubai or laze around the beach all day. The hotel is right on JBR, a high tourist area filled with ... read more
shops, restaurants, and all things luxurious. It’s also only a block or so away from the beach. Unfortunately, like others have mentioned, this area is full of construction -- that is just something you can't avoid in Dubai. I especially enjoyed the guestroom layout, from the window between the bathroom and bedroom to the balcony overlooking the beach. The hotel itself seemed family oriented: the pool, while not the best but still nice, was busy with children playing (there is a nice bar/lounge for adults to enjoy) and the lobby was filled with families lounging around the coffee shop and ice cream shop. For entertainment, the hotel has the longest happy hour which goes on for 9 hours! It also has a stand-up comedy show on every first Thursday and Friday of the month. Lastly, the best and most important of all… there’s free wifi!
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