Mondrian London

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Morgans Hotels goes across the Atlantic to open its first Mondrian property outside of the United States, Mondrian London. Located on the banks of the River Thames in the growing South Banks neighborhood, The Mondrian London at Sea Containers is a 359-room luxury hotel designed by Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio.

Guests will be greeted by a stunning copper hull that hugs the lobby and front desk, a feature inspired by the hotels "transatlantic narrative." The hotel will also feature a 200-seat restaurant called Sea Containers, spearheaded by Chef Seamus Mullen, the Dandelyan Bar with drinks created by mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, the state-of-the-art Agua Bathhouse & Spa, and a rooftop bar is also in the works for the near future.

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Detour: Location-Aware Audio Walks

Meet your new best travel friend: Detour. There is nothing worse than getting shuttled around a new city to each and every tourist trap. Detour gives you location-aware tours of cities helping you see the true gems that you would miss on a traditional tour.

In a group? Detour can sync the audio across a set of phones and if you're on your own you can tour at your own pace and resume where you left off. What's really exciting is the potential for audio tours submitted from the people who know these areas the best whether that's a traditional tour guide, journalist, artist, or even knowledgeable locals who will soon be provided tools to create their own tours. Detour will be launching in San Francisco later this year with more cities to follow in 2015.

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Dogfish Inn

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Whether you're making a trek to the Dogfish Brewery or need a good place to crash in Delaware this summer, the brains behind the popular brew are opening a new hotel just 11 miles away from their brewery in the neighboring town of Milton.

Designed in collaboration with Brooklyn, NY's Studio Tack, the former motel has been thoroughly revamped into a 16-room boutique that overlooks Lewes Harbor. Rooms feature outdoor patio seating, moveable cedar screens, and collaborations with brands such as Apolis, Black Point Mercantile, Etrine, The Hill-Side Mills, and Stephen Kenn. The hotel is already taking reservations and starts at $200 for a standard room and $400 for a suite.

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The Peninsula Paris

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From Manila to New York to Beverly Hills, The Peninsula has made a pretty sizeable imprint in the world of luxury hotels, but they have yet to launch a property in Europe. This August that all changes with the opening of the Peninsula Paris, their very first European property which will be located just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe.

The hotel will be opening inside the a historic 19th century classic Haussmanian building which has gone through a thorough renovation for six years and will feature 200 guest rooms of which 34 will be suites. The hotel will have a variety of dining options including Lili, a new Cantonese dining experience and L'Oiseau Blanc, a bar and terrace offering contemporary french dishes where you will be surrounded by 360 degree views of the city.

From EUR 695 a night, The Peninsula Paris

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Delano Las Vegas

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Miami's Delano hotel will be making its way west this fall as the brand re-envisions Mandalay Bay's "THEHotel" tower to complement the South Beach favorite. The 1,100 room tower is just one of the four properties leading their expansion and will feature a bathhouse spa, dining options from chef Alain Ducasse, and exclusive private pool which will open in 2015.

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The Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

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Luxury hotel chain, Shangri-La, opens the doors to its latest location inside the tallest building in London, The Shard. 202 guest rooms are located in the building's 34 - 52nd floors and is the city's first high-rise hotel, offering unrivaled views of the UK capital. As for the rooms, they are some of the largest in the city with an average of 452 square feet and feature signature Shangril-La amenities such as the Shangri-La Bed, complimentary internet, marble bathrooms with heated floors, and butler service is available to all rooms. The hotel will also have three dining and drinking options: Ting which serves Asian specialities using locally sourced ingredients, Lang, a patisserie and deli, and Gong, a champagne and cocktail bar.

Rooms start at £450, More info at Shangri-La

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Grand Seiko GMT

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Switzerland isn't the only country putting out incredible in-house movements at this year's Baselworld trade show. Japan has some serious horological hardware with a new Grand Seiko GMT that houses their new 37-jewel 9S86 automatic movement which features a GMT complication, runs at 36,000 vph, and has a power reserve of 55 hours.

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The Line Hotel Los Angeles

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For the Sydell Group's (Nomad, Saguaro) latest venture they've assembled a dream team of purveyors of good taste, dining, and nightlife: Roy Choi (Kogi), Houston Brothers (La Descarga), and interior designer Sean Knibb (A-Frame). Located in Koreatown, the 388-room boutique destination will feature Roy Choi's new restaurant, Hot Pot, the Vegetarian-friendly Commissary, a mid-century style lounge called Speek, and design-driven retailer, Poketo.

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Tanner Goods Field Guide Portland

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Highlighting a number of their favorite locations in one of the Pacific Northwest's greatest cities, Tanner Goods releases the Field Guide Portland. The edited map features 64 of their favorite destinations in the city and have even offered their two cents on why you should stay away from some of the most recommended spots in town. Available in their Portland store, Ace Hotel Portland, and online for $5 or free with any order.

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