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LA’s century-old Hotel Figueroa is brand new again after a massive renovation — here’s why you should give it a closer look despite ...

We love the great common spaces, inviting pool, central location, and excellent dining at the newly-renovated 'Hotel Fig' in downtown Los Angeles.

I’ve reviewed many hotels in Chicago, but The Gwen might be my new favorite — here’s why this standout from Marriott’s Luxury ...

I stayed at The Gwen in downtown Chicago and loved the contemporary design and great views, but it was the sincere and friendly service that blew me away — here's why I can't wait to return.

Disney Plus now has gift subscriptions — here’s how to buy one for the Disney fan in your life

Disney now offers a gift subscription for one year of Disney Plus. The gift code is conveniently emailed directly to your recipient.

This charming French chateau and winery is stunning, upscale, and under $200 per night most of the year

Domaine de Fontenille, in the French village of Lauris within picturesque Provence, is a chateau reimagined as a luxury hotel with an on-site winery and Michelin-starred restaurant.

At Andaz 5th Avenue, standard rooms offer the greatest value — here’s why I would skip the suite next time

Andaz 5th Avenue is a Hyatt property in Midtown Manhattan, close by popular landmarks like Bryant Park, Times Square, and the Chrysler Building.

Banyan Tree Samui in Thailand is a romantic resort that seems tailor-made for honeymoons and couples getaways — every room comes with a private ...

Banyan Tree Samui is an all-suite luxury hotel on a lush island in the Gulf of Thailand. My husband and I chose to end our honeymoon here and happily went above budget — here's why.

All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus — from ‘The Mandalorian’ to new Pixar shorts

Disney Plus is creating new shows based on Star Wars, Marvel, High School Musical, and The Mighty Ducks. Here are all the new shows to watch.

This laptop bag from Dagne Dover was designed with every one of my commuter frustrations in mind

This laptop bag from Dagne Dover was designed with every one of my commuter frustrations in mind. Here's why the Ryan and Weston styles are worth it.

The Hoxton Downtown LA is a hip hotel with a scenic rooftop pool, and great choice for travelers who revere design over traditional hotel chains

Affordable prices, historic-infused artsy decor, and a must-see pool deck more than make up for the small European-style rooms at the Hoxton Downtown LA.

The best boutique hotels in New York City

With curated design, thoughtful amenities, great on-site eateries, and a smaller more intimate layout, boutique hotels offer an overall experience, not just a place to sleep. Here are our favorite boutique hotels in NYC.