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[Hotel Review] Hotel Sorella, A Luxury Boutique Hotel in Houston

April 19, 2016
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Luxury boutique hotels really have the power to charm and enchant, as they’re intended to provide a more intimate and personalized experience than luxury chains. But the problem is that it’s usually a hit or miss. Some have literally gone above and beyond what you […]

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Travel + Architecture + Books = 10 Favorite Libraries Around the World

April 10, 2016
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From April 10-16, celebrate National Library Week with the theme “Libraries Transform” — a public awareness initiative to show how libraries transform communities by providing free access to technology, career development resources, and the skills to help people thrive in the digital age. I’ve spent the […]

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[Hotel Review] The St. Regis, A Luxury Hotel in Houston

April 6, 2016
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Initially opened as the Remington Hotel in 1982,  this 12-floor Galleria luxury property became the St. Regis Houston in 2000 after extensive renovation. It’s everything you’d expect from the St. Regis—“a place where exception is the rule”—but with an added dose of […]

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[Hotel Review] Hotel Ivy, A Luxury Boutique Hotel in Minneapolis

April 3, 2016
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The iconic Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a stylish luxury boutique hotel centrally located in downtown Minneapolis. With a postmodern architectural style, the hotel complex includes the historic Art Deco Ivy Tower and 70 residential units. The 136 rooms and 21 suites spread across 19 […]

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Montreal vs. New York City: Who Does the Bagel Better?

March 30, 2016
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It sounds painfully obvious to say, but I must say it: I’ve long been a fan of New York bagels. But then Montreal happened. I knew that the bagels in the beautiful European-inspired Canadian city were different, but I didn’t realize how different or […]

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The Cultureur + University of Washington Present Inaugural Hospitality Law Symposium in Seattle, Washington

March 25, 2016
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SAVE THE DATE: April 15, 2016

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with the University of Washington (UW) School of Law to present the inaugural Hospitality and Travel Law Symposium on April 15, 2016. If you […]

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[Hotel Review] The Commons Hotel, A Boutique Hotel in Minneapolis

March 22, 2016
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The 304-room Commons Hotel, part of Noble House Hotels and Resorts, has great boutique hotel credentials. The industrial schoolhouse chic property, housed in the former Radisson building, boasts a gorgeous, cozy lobby replete with stocked bookcases, blazing fires, and wooden and brick accents. It’s sure […]

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The Cultureur’s Luxe Guide to Houston, Texas

February 29, 2016
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Houston had been on my radar for quite some time, but I wasn’t able to make it happen until a few weeks ago. In fact, my first time in Texas, beyond the airports, was earlier this year in May when I was in Austin. Even though I […]

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The Cultureur’s Luxe Guide to Kansas City, Missouri

February 14, 2016
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“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Oh no, we’re not. But I’m still wandering the quintessentially Midwestern streets, at least mentally, as I write this.
Joining the ranks of Detroit and Houston, Kansas City is yet another U […]

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15 Favorite Quotes By Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2016
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TRAVEL has a way of breaking down man-made barriers and fostering a much more open-minded, tolerant perspective of the world — a sentiment Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed in more ways than one.
Today, we celebrate the birthday of MLK, Jr. — one of the […]

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