LIFESTYLE

APR 2, 2014

Privy+ Perk: "Green" and luxury come together at celebrity-favorite Shore Hotel

By Privy Editor

shore hotel

The primping pad where Oscar winner, Matthew McConaughey’s gorgeous model wife, Camilla Alves got red carpet ready, this beach-side, “green” hotel is LA all the way. The first LEED Gold hotel in Santa Monica, this celebrity favorite has environmentally-friendly features like water recycling systems, room sensors that ensure that lights and air-conditioning shut off when no one is there, and even a highly efficient elevator. Guests enjoy non-toxic, naturally-daylit and ventilated rooms furnished with elegant and eco-friendly decor.

This is the Shore Hotel, one of the luxury hotels we have partnered with in our Privy+ Privilege Program. With Privy+, members gain access to deeply, discounted corporate rates at a highly curated selection of hotels around the world.

Now, here’s our featured Privy+ perk of the week: The eco-friendly and elegant Shore Hotel in Santa Monica.

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LIFESTYLE

APR 1, 2014

From barbecued pork buns to chicken feet, eat your way across NY's best dim sum

By Privy Editor

dim sum

The best way to start a fight with a New Yorker: Tell them your Dim Sum place is better than theirs.

LIFESTYLE

MAR 25, 2014

Privy+ Perk: Travel in Gangnam Style at the Grand Hyatt Seoul

By Privy Editor

Grand Hyatt Seoul

It’s Gangnam Style meets Park Avenue at this luxe hotspot right in the heart of Seoul’s bustling metropolis. Situated between Gangnam and Byeongdong, two cities known for their downtown shopping district’s and ultra-glam nightlife, this elegant property is surrounded by a city scene that gives you the best of both worlds--street food stands selling delicious comfort food right in front of the finest, 5-star restaurants in Seoul.

It’s the Grand Hyatt Hotel, one of the luxury hotels we have partnered with in our Privy+ Privilege Program. With Privy+, members gain access to deeply, discounted corporate rates at a highly curated selection of hotels around the world.

Now, here’s our featured Privy+ perk of the week: The elegant Grand Hyatt Seoul

LIFESTYLE

MAR 24, 2014

The Top 5 Korean Barbecue Restaurants You Need to Try Now

By Privy Editor

korean barbecue

They come up on Facebook and Instagram feeds like food terrorists: those close-up images of thick slabs of pork belly crisping on a hot griddle or marinated flanks of marbled short ribs surrounded by a moat of peppery kimchi, browning onions and garlic sizzling in rendered fat and juices. It’s the requisite Korean barbecue picture that serious meat-eating fans seem to almost compulsively take in the throes of their carnivorous anticipation. It’s probably the same instinct that drove hunters to show off their spoils. But we digress.

LIFESTYLE

MAR 20, 2014

15 Must Do Experiences Before Pushing Up Those Daisies

By Privy Editor

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From racing in a stunning Formula One car with speeds up to 200mph to grueling, up-before-dawn, Kung Fu training from warrior-monks at the Shaolin Temple to running a marathon in France--where you refuel at stations serving foie gras and glasses of the finest wine, of course--we are pleased to present the CEO of private members’ club Privy.net Stephen Liu’s list of the top 15 things he needs to do before he pushes up those daises. And knowing the intrepid and determined nature of the Privy CEO, we’re sure he’ll do them all--twice.

LIFESTYLE

MAR 18, 2014

Privy+ Perk: Hotel LFK is the jetset haunt for the city's fabulous and beautiful

By Privy Editor

Hotel lfk by rhombus

Situated in the heart of the city’s de facto party district, Lan Kwai Fong, this über-mod property is a see and be seen jetset haunt for the hip and fabulous in Hong Kong. Although plenty come here for the “bed-by-five-wake-up-at-noon”, the clientele is a list of savvy business professionals mixed with trendsetters accustomed to the best of New York.

This is the Hotel LFK by Rhombus, one of the luxury hotels we have partnered with in our Privy+ Privilege Program. With Privy+, members gain access to deeply, discounted corporate rates at a highly curated selection of hotels around the world.

Now, here’s our featured Privy+ perk of the week: The fabulous Hotel LFK by Rhombus.

LIFESTYLE

MAR 10, 2014

Privy+ Perk: The Montage Hotel, Classic Hollywood as its best

By Privy Editor

Montage Hotel Beverly Hills

With neighbors like Mr. Louis Vuitton and Ms. Chanel, a private primping pad for A-list clientele before awards shows, and a super-hidden, exclusive lounge that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt recently shut down with bottles of premium whiskey and canoodling, this luxurious hotel in Beverly Hills is classic Hollywood as its truffle-popping, roof-top-lounging, post-cosmetic-surgery-recovering best.

Welcome to the Montage Hotel, one of the luxury hotels we have partnered with in our Privy+ Privilege Program. With Privy+, members gain access to deeply, discounted corporate rates at a highly curated selection of hotels around the world.

Now, here’s our featured Privy+ perk of the week: The decadent Montage Hotel.

LIFESTYLE

FEB 25, 2014

Privy+ Perk: An Ultra-Hip Gansevoort Playground for Grown-ups on Park Avenue

By Privy Editor

gansevoort park avenue nyc

If you’re a travel warrior--as most of us are nowadays--you already know the sad truth: You always lose the battle for the best hotel rates by online travel “deals” and hotel loyalty cards that never add up.

LIFESTYLE

FEB 24, 2014

Privy+ Perk: LaLa Land's Best Hotspot at the Standard Downtown

By Privy Editor

The standard hotel

We love a remarkable hotel.

That’s why we’re featuring the iconic Los Angeles hotspot, the Standard Downtown, one of the luxury hotels we have partnered with in our Privy+ Privilege Program. With Privy+, members gain access to deeply, discounted corporate rates at a highly curated selection of hotels around the world. And coming soon, you can also expect Privy+ to include additional benefits and upgrades in travel, business services and lifestyle brands.

Now, enjoy a sneak peek into our Privy+ perk of the week: the stunning, Standard Downtown.

LIFESTYLE

NOV 18, 2013

Japan Vs. Thailand: Which Has the Best City in Asia?

By Privy Editor

Kyoto, Japan

Condé Nast Traveler surveyed readers on their picks for the top 10 cities in Asia. Some are less high profile than others--including Luang Prabang in Laos, which also scored the highest in friendliness. Singapore took the title for greatest restaurants, with Hong Kong beating it for best shopping. Both Japan and Thailand nabbed two of the spots. But the overall top city in Asia? Drum roll please: Kyoto, for its mix of “modernity and old world Japan.”