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The Incredible Furnas Boutique Hotel in the Azores

People often forget the Azores when booking a holiday but in recent years the archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The incredible islands have an unbelievable amount to offer and are one of Europe’s most breathtaking natural havens. The Furnas Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel which offers visitors a stunning experience to connect with nature and to truly relax.boutique hotel The Incredible Furnas Boutique Hotel in the Azores PP DSC 1057

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Located on the São Miguel Island, in the valley of the Furnas, which is the area with the most concentrated thermal waters in Europe, the Furnas Boutique Hotel is truly a remarkable luxury experience bathed in the peace and tranquillity of nature.

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The interior design is reflective of the relaxation you will experience during your stay. The beautiful combination of modern and traditional influences creates a stunning balance and helps visitors to find their zen whilst connecting to nature. The use of an earthy and down-to-earth palette of greys and browns as well as the stone elements truly integrates the Furnas Boutique Hotel into its surroundings.

The Hotel offers a wide range of experiences for each type of traveller. From the adventure and sports enthusiasts to nature lovers, there is something to do for everyone.

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The Furnas Boutique Hotel also has its stunning À Terra restaurant. The natural fruits of nature and the rustic lifestyle inspire the incredible food here. With a menu boasting plates that will bring you the most delicious aromas, textures and tastes.

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The Thermal Spa at this luxury boutique hotel must not be overlooked. This is the perfect place to unwind and appreciate the true tranquillity of the island. The Furnas Boutique Hotel boasts both an outdoor and indoor thermal experience pools.

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When booking your next holiday to Europe do not forget to take a look at what the Azores has to offer and in particular the Furnas Boutique Hotel, the perfect place to take everything in and unwind.

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10 FAMOUS MOVIE HOTELS YOU CAN VISIT
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10 Famous Movie Hotels You Can Visit

While most travelers can only dream of getting an Oscar or being on the silver screen, anyone can pretend to be star at hotels where movie scenes have been shot. Live like your favorite fictional characters at these real-life movie locations.

Star Wars: Hôtel Sidi Driss, Matmata, Tunisia

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This sandy Tunisian hotel may not be a luxury destination, but for Star Wars fans it’s a real find: Its simple rooms stood in for the Tattooine homestead where Luke Skywalker grew up. Yes, the rooms are basic and the amenities are rare, but if you’ve always wanted to be a Jedi, you can’t beat the Hôtel Sidi Driss.

The Fault In Our Stars: Sandton Hotel de Filosoof, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Hotel de Filosoof is the perfect spot for two whimsical teenagers to embark on a life-altering adventure. The philosophy-themed hotel is located right off the canals of central Amsterdam — and even offers a The Fault In Our Stars package, including breakfast and a walking tour of #TFIOS locations nearby.

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Goldfinger: Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, FL

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Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau resort, designed by Morris Lapidus, is the kind of playful extravagance that just feels so Bond. It’s the star of Goldfinger‘s opening shot, and is where Bond girl Jill Masterson was found murdered by Oddjob. Not a Bond fan? Fontainebleau has been featured in dozens of other movies and TV shows, including Frank Sinatra’s Tony Rome.

127 Hours: Homestead Resort, Midway, UT

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No, you can’t plunge into the water like James Franco in 127 Hours, but you can go swimming or scuba diving in the Homestead Resort‘s beautiful Homestead Crater, a geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot limestone rock.

A Room With A View: Hotel degli Orafi, Florence, Italy

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You can stay in the actual room with a view at the Hotel degli Orafi, a romantic fourth-floor room with—yes—a stunning view of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. Located in Florence’s city center, the hotel is the perfect base for an adventure of your own.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

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The futuristic atrium of Atlanta’s Marriott Marquis stood in for the Training Center in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But there’s nothing dystopian about this luxurious hotel with its spacious spa, several restaurants, and skyline.

Dirty Dancing: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, VA

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While your summer at Mountain Lake Lodge might not be as exciting as Baby’s, there’s plenty to do on the property, from hiking and mountain biking in the summer to cross-country skiing in the winter.

Nights of Rodanthe: The Inn at Rodanthe, Rodanthe, NC

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Looking for romance? Rent the historic inn from Nicholas Spark’s novel and movie Nights of Rodanthe, starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere. Up to 12 guests can stay comfortably at the inn, which has since been moved from its original location, where it coastal storms and erosion put it at risk of falling into the ocean.

The Shining: Timberline Lodge, OR

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While the novel The Shining was based around Colorado property The Stanley Hotel, exteriors for the film were shot instead at Oregon ski lodge Timberline Lodge, located at the base of the only year-round ski mountain in North America. Nothing scary about that.

Lost In Translation – Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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If you stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, don’t fall victim to the malaise of Lost In Translation. There’s so much to do nearby, and the rooms themselves are breathtaking, featuring sweeping views of downtown Tokyo and Mount Fuji beyond.

 

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5 Top Movie-Star Hotels

Luxury, privacy, anonymity. It’s a potent combination that makes hotels the stars on many movie scenes. Check these five movies where the hotels shined too. Don’t forget the popcorns!

1. Hotel del Coronado, San Diego

The hotel turns 125 this year, and completed an $8 million renovation in 2012. Over its long history, the Victorian hotel, noted for its wraparound porches, has been the site of many films,

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This hotel starred as a location for 1959′s Some Like It Hot film, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmonstarred.

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2. Timberline Lodge, Oregon

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Timberline Lodge acted as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in the movie adaptation (1980) of Stephen King’s novel The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson. Many of the outdoor scenes were shot at the Timberline, a ski resort in the shadows of Mount Hood. Creepy indoor scenes, including endless hallways, along with the hedge maze scene, were sets created in the United Kingdom at Elstree Studios.

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3. The Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles

The 1928 Italian Renaissance style hotel, now part of the Four Seasons, just around the corner from Rodeo Drive, offers nearly 400-room hotel including 137 luxury suites and a Mediterranean-style pool with cabana packages starting at $180.

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The Beverly Wilshire is referred to by some locals as the Pretty Woman hotel for its role in the 1990 film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

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4. Park Hyatt, Tokyo

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The sleek Park Hyatt Tokyo is a quiet refuge in Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku area for the characters of Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in the 2003’s movie Lost in Translation. “Ten years have passed since the film’s release, yet it continues to be a catalyst for people to discover both Park Hyatt Tokyo and the city of Tokyo,” said Philippe Roux-Dessarps, Park Hyatt Tokyo’s general manager.

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5.  Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

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It’s a location made for a bachelor party, and indeed the hotel starred in that very role in the 2009 movie The Hangover. It’s easy to understand how you could mislay the groom a day before his wedding when there are no fewer than six pools for socialising, relaxing, or topping up your tan, from the Fortuna Pool which offers swim-up blackjack, to the Venus Pool with the roving margarita and mojito cart.

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10 amazing hotel fitness facilities around the world

Fitness-minded travelers are in good hands at these ten hotels that make getting in shape -and staying that way – a priority. Here, our current crop of best fitness facilities.. There’s no more excuses. Take a look and work out!

1. Park Hyatt, Tokyo

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The 47th-floor gym has all the equipment you need, trainers, private mat-work space, and a four-lane pool.

2. Westin-Financial Street, Beijing

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Among the amenities are Technogym equipment, free weights, a modern Olympic-size indoor pool with dedicated lap lanes, and group classes. Open 24-7.

3. Burj Al Arab, Dubai

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Enjoy two stories of palatial pools, a squash court, equipment rooms, and yoga studios.

4. One Aldwych, London

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This five-star has a full 24-hour gym, a training staff, and an edgeless pool with meditative music pumping from underwater speakers.

5. The Standard, Miami Beach

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The Standard Spa offers a complete gym, tons of classes (kettlebell, jujitsu, Budokon yoga), plus Turkish and Roman baths.

6. The James, Chicago

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Conceived by the founder of Equinox, this stylish River North hotel has a 2,500-square-foot facility and famed trainer Jim Karas on staff.

7. Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York City

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This downtown hot spot features an Exhale Spa with daily core, Pilates, and yoga classes.

8. Sheraton, Denver

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The wizards at Core Performance, an elite athlete-conditioning outfit, designed the fitness program at this mile-high club.

9. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

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Philippe Starck designed the sprawling, über-modern 24-hour fitness center and its iconic rooftop pool. Bonus: Several suites include private fitness rooms with Technogym machines.

10. Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Seattle

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Recently renovated, this sleek 7,000-square-foot, 24-hour gym has new equipment, a TRX space, and a 25-meter lap pool.

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