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Food Inspired Cocktails: Bartender, Make Mine Sunny Side Up

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Jeryl Brunner

According the to the Museum of the American Cocktail, the first printed reference to the word "cocktail" was in 1806.

A Ritual of Refreshing Restraint

Sanjay Surana | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

I went to my first Japanese tea ceremony today. Actually, it was my first tea ceremony, period. Big whoop, you might think, except that six months ago I would have balked at such an opportunity. Before moving to Singapore last year, I was an avowed anti-tea-ite.

Your Love Is King -- Regina King Takes the Stage at ABFF

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

As the summer begins to peek through what seems like a long winter, I added ABFF, The American Black Film Festival, to my agenda of things to attend this summer. So Miami here I come once again.

Say 'Cheers!' With A Cicada Cocktail

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're not quite ready to start cooking with cicadas, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. has the drink for you: a Cicada Soirée cock...

IBM, Ritz-Carlton and Yum! Brands Empower Front Line Employees... Do You?

George Bradt | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
George Bradt

The strongest leaders get that it's not about them. It's about the others. Whether you call them "first followers" or "front line," leadership is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best together to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

10 Ways To Save At A Luxury Hotel

MiniTime | Posted 04.25.2013 | Travel

The sluggish economy hasn't dampened our love affair with luxury resorts, but it has certainly shifted our priorities.

When President's Day Met Valentine's Day

Wicked Good Travel Tips | Posted 04.04.2013 | Travel
Wicked Good Travel Tips

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday and coincides with President's Day Weekend, presenting would-be romantics an ideal opportunity to indulge in an extended Valentine's Day celebration.

Luxe Hotel Recreates The Ultimate Wine Taste Test

Melanie Nayer | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

If 2012 was the year of conceptualizing the hotel experience, 2013 will be the year those experiences actually come to life. In an effort to appeal to more luxury travelers, hotels will continue to invent the extraordinary for their guests. We've seen everything from deep sea dining to sky-high spas, to partnerships with top fashion designers who create one-of-a-kind hotel amenities.

The Top Employees Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

It doesn't take all that much to be a good employee. But to be one of the best? Now that takes character. The following workers saved lives, rescue...

The Best Holiday High Teas

JustLuxe | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel

The hectic holidays should come with a side of civility.

Top Election Night Bar And Restaurant Options

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Election night in the nation's capital: For political junkies, D.C. is where you want to be, looking out at the nation's red, blue and p...

Gangnam's Opulent Style

Claudine Williams | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel
Claudine Williams

To those who live and visit there, Seoul's Gangnam district is associated with wealth, luxury and power.

PHOTOS: The Two Sides Of Miami

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

It's a win-win situation: World-renown Miami Beach, a flip flop-wearing tourist's haven, and Downtown Miami, a vibrant new hot spot for upscale locals. Vacationing in these districts gives visitors the best of both worlds: Big beach fun and deluxe city life.

Romney Associated With Rich-People Brands, Obama With Normal-People Stuff

Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

If branding is everything, it seems that Mitt Romney has a lock on the luxury vote. Likely voters associate Romney and his wife Ann with brands li...

WATCH: Pulling Back The Curtain On Luxury

Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel

Luxury hotels spend a great deal of time making sure their guests never see how much time is spent making them luxurious. The romance of perfectly ali...

Are Teen Hotel Concierges A New Travel Trend? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.27.2012 | Teen

Upscale hotels have found an innovative method for turning teen travelers into future customers. John Wicke, a veteran concierge at the Ritz-Carlton ...

Paris Haute Couture 2012-13: Photo Diary From Christine Chiu

The Daily Truffle | Posted 09.10.2012 | Style
The Daily Truffle

One of our favorite Truffle Hunters just returned from the fall/winter couture shows in Paris and brought along some adorbale, chic, Truffle-ly photographs of all the best looks -- the invitations to the shows!

Embracing The Bathroom Buzz

Bill Marriott | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Bill Marriott

The hallway leading to the restrooms is covered with images of trees and leaves. Inside, orange and gold colors and silhouettes of birds resemble the sky at dawn.

22 Hotels in 10 Days -- Amazing Asia

Bill Marriott | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Bill Marriott

I am just returning from an amazing visit to Asia. It all started in Japan, then on to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and finally Beijing. Asia is our main gr...

5 Tips To Make The Most Of Ireland

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel
Natalie Pace

Ireland is suffering economically, so many hotels and restaurants are offering fantastic deals, where your dollar buys substantially more five-star services and amenities than you'll find elsewhere.

Spiked Snow Cones at the Ritz-Carlton (PHOTOS)

Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.08.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

2012-06-08-Screenshot20120608at8.46.12AM.jpgA classic childhood treat -- with an adult twist -- comes to the Ritz-Carlton this summer in D.C.'s West End: spiked snow cones.

Stuffed Giraffe Shows What Customer Service Is All About

Chris Hurn | Posted 07.17.2012 | Good News
Chris Hurn

Most people have experienced outstanding customer service in one form or another -- an attentive server at a restaurant or a retail store employee who goes the extra mile.

Child Wonder and Pierogies: A Recipe for Creating A Great Chef (Like Ryan Artim)

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Jeryl Brunner

Ryan Artim is a self-described "food whisperer." He explains, "I talk to guests through food. And I'm always thinking of how to take it the next level."

Chris Kirkham

Federal Student Loan Dollars Paid For This Ritzy View | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.17.2012 | Business

TRUCKEE, Calif. -- After two years of intense scrutiny and new federal regulations that have cut into booming enrollments at for-profit colleges, the ...