Escape to Grand Miramar, Puerto Vallarta's Picturesque Paradise

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Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences is located in a prime hilltop setting in the Conchas Chinas neighborhood where views of dazzling Banderas Bay are aplenty. The AAA Four-Diamond hotel recently received some upgrades and in April, introduced an optional all-inclusive plan, allowing guests to have a...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 November 2016 14:25 ) Read more...

AAA Reveals Two New Arizona Four Diamond Resorts

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by Kelly Potts

Two iconic resorts in the Valley are shining brighter. The travel source, which evaluates more than 58,000 lodging properties and restaurants each year, recently bestowed The Camby, in Phoenix, and Hermosa Inn, in Paradise Valley, with its Four Diamond Award. “Attaining the Four Diamond Rating is an impressive accomplishment and point of pride for these hotels,” said Michelle Donati, communications manager for AAA Arizona. The Camby and Hermosa Inn will be honored by AAA Arizona at the 2017 Four and Five Diamond celebration in late fall.

The Camby, one of the newest luxury...


The W Los Angeles: The Ultimate Naughty & Nice Playground

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LA is a city of dichotomies. You have juice joints and cocktail bars. Fast-paced highways and breezy boardwalks. Free-spirited hippies and glamorous glitterati. And since most of us aren’t one-size-fits-all, especially when it comes to traveling, a trip to LA means you can tap into the different sides of your psyche, give both your angel and devil a chance to play.

For a naughty and nice stay, the W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills more than fits the bill. By day, it’s an ivy-accentuated stiff of a building that blends in with the...

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 August 2016 12:26 ) Read more...

7 Reasons to Plan a Summer Staycation

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by Kelly Potts

It’s summer in Arizona, and many of us flee the triple-digit heat by traveling to cooler climates for fun vacations. We sometimes take for granted our state is home to some of the finest and most exclusive resorts in the world. But did you know many of Arizona’s most beautiful AAA-rated Five and Four Diamond resorts steeply discount their room rates and offerings for the summer? 

This year, round out your summer plans with a great staycation — or two — and enjoy the activities and amenities of luxury properties you previously might not have thought you could afford. Whether you’re looking...


A Refreshing Look at Resort Pools

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By Kelly Potts

Some resorts are pool sharks at providing guests with options to swim and play in water. But there’s more to just having a crystal-clear pool, river or waterfall to splash in. These AAA Four and Five Diamond resorts have anticipated every want and need of their guests. Many resorts go the extra mile with special summer events like dive-in movies, themed weekends, poolside entertainment and games. 

For example, many resorts offer private cabanas for guests to rent – adult or family – to get out of the sun and eat and drink. Besides lounge chairs and shade, some cabanas go as...

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