Here at Oyster we appreciate the art of a fine bath - and how it fits into a hotel room, too, considering it's our No. 1 way to relax when we're not at work. We scoured the 2,000+ hotels we cover to find the five most incredible tubs for you to dive into (no pun intended).
The Hotel: Grand Luxxe; Puerto Vallara, Mexico
The bathroom in a one-bedroom suite at the Grand Luxxe; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The Tale Behind the Tub: Grand Luxxe is the most posh of a group of Mayan timeshare resorts located in the Puerto Vallarta area. The huge rooms and suites (complete with gigantic private terraces) are designed with some serious flair - including each of the bathrooms, natch. Check out the tub, above, in a 1-bedroom suite: The free-standing unit comes equipped with a little wooden stand for all your bath-time essentials, and should it get a little stuffy, open the folding French doors to take a peek into what's going on in the other part of your suite.
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The Hotel: Hotel Le Bristol; Paris, France
The bathroom of the Honeymoon Suite at Hotel Le Bristol; Paris, France
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Here at Oyster we appreciate the art of a fine bath - and how it fits into a hotel room, too, considering it's our No. 1 way to relax when we're not at work. We scoured the 2,000+ hotels we cover to find the five most incredible tubs for you to dive into (no pun intended).Read More »from The Five Most Amazing Hotel Bathtubs
We know Valentine's Day is a few weeks away but if you want to wow your significant other, the time to plan is now. Especially if you want to wow her (or him!) with a proposal. We're sure any kind of proposal could have your special someone crying tears of joy in no time. But if you really want to make it a proposal to remember, whisk your better half away on a romantic getaway and propose at one of our favorite romantic spots.
Hotel: Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole
Set in a wildlife refuge more than 700 feet above the Jackson Valley, the Spring Creek Ranch has arguably the most stunning views of the Tetons in the area. It has a wide array of room categories, from standard hotel rooms to immense two-bedroom condos, and he delicious, popular restaurant and the excellent heated outdoor pool are not to be missed.
Best Spots for Proposing: If your soon-to-be-fiance is the active type, strap on your snowshoes and take her to a secluded spot on one of the property's many trails. Read More »from Best Places to Propose on Valentine’s Day
- Oyster | At Home – Fri, Jan 27, 2012 12:48 PM EST
Every so often, we Oyster editors get lucky enough to chat with industry tastemakers and traveling superstars. Most recently, we were lucky enough to grab the Kleier women (Michele, Sabrina and Samantha) in between promoting their new novel, Hot Property, and filming HGTV's "Selling New York" to ask them how they travel in style. Read on to find out how New York City's real estate elite (and top reality stars!) answered our burning questions.Read More »from Travel Advice from Michele, Sabrina, and Samatha Kleier of HGTV‘s “Selling New York”
Michele, Sabrina, and Samatha Kleier of HGTV's
Occupation: Real estate brokers, TV personalities, authors and mothers!
Favorite Destination: Anywhere with each other, but we can usually be found in New York City.
Travel Soundtrack: Billy Joel's "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant" and Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind," because when we're not in New York, we're still thinking about it!
Ideal Vacation in Three Words: Sun, sand, and family.
Favorite Hotel: Villa D'Este in Lake Como, Italy, especially if George Clooney is there.
Ideal Travel Partner: Each other and each of our (matching!) dogs, Roxy,
- Oyster | Parenting – Tue, Jan 24, 2012 4:43 PM EST
Preparing for the birth of a child is one of the most exciting things that can happen to a couple. Even if it's just testing paint swatches in the nursery, lots of time and energy is spent getting everything ready for the big day. And while the preparations themselves may seem hectic, they pale in comparison to the duties that come along with caring for a newborn infant.Read More »from Babymoons: A Quick Getaway Before Parenthood Begins
This is why the trend of "babymooning" began to catch on in the mid-2000s. A quick, romantic trip is a great way for couples spend an intimate weekend together before the arrival of their child. Mothers and fathers-to-be treat themselves to pampering spa treatments, cozy rooms, and relaxation in a last hurrah before parenthood begins. Being the hotel experts, we rounded up some of our favorite hotels for the perfect babymoons. Because take it from us when we say that happy, relaxed parents make the entire process easier.
Mount View Hotel & Spa (Calistoga, CA)
Winery Artist Cottage at the Mount View Hotel & Spa; Calistoga, CA
Heading to a small B&B is a win/win for expectant