Category Archives: Travel

Planning your day in L.A.

You could visit Los Angeles hundreds of times and never have the same experience twice. The sights and sounds of the city are always changing, yet retain that high-energy bustle visitors have come to know and love… Continue reading Planning your day in L.A.

Experience Etiquette at The Plaza

Thinking of the Plaza Hotel in New York, many images conjure in your mind, from luxurious splendor to classic elegance.

This hotel is featured in countless movies and has an undeniable foothold as one of the most famous hotels in the world for good reasons. So, what better place than The Plaza Hotel to teach you everything there is to know about class and elegance through the newly launched Etiquette Program now offered at the hotel.

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More than Tinseltown – discover a different side of L.A.

Los Angeles has more than its fair share of iconic Hollywood-related attractions. But there are plenty of things to see and do in L.A. above and beyond your typical silver-screen sights. From renowned museums to 75 miles of sunny coastline. Here are just a few different ways you can spend your time in and around Los Angeles. Continue reading More than Tinseltown – discover a different side of L.A.

Hidden Treasures : New York City

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in New York City: shopping, theatre, dining, drinks, sightseeing and so much more.

But the savvy traveler wanting to experience New York’s secret side can discover all sorts of hidden treasures most visitors — and some locals — know nothing about.

What are some of New York’s secret spaces? Read on — but don’t tell anyone…

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Discovering Art in Airports

With earlier check-in times due to increased security measures, passengers have become a captive audience at airports worldwide. While the downside is longer waits, the upside is the push by many airport authorities to make the experience more pleasurable. The installation of public art in airports – architectural builds, sculptures, water features, moving walkways, murals, mosaics, lighting installations and performance art – are miracle workers in making any terminal pop. Continue reading Discovering Art in Airports

Magellan Luxury Hotels: Uncovered

As a Magellan Luxury Hotels client, you’ve called and we’ve booked you into a great hotel at a great rate – but do you know how we find those great hotels and get those great rates? It’s time to find out as we bring you a behind-the-scenes look at Magellan Luxury Hotels

Magellan Luxury Hotels: Uncovered.

Brother and sister, Dan and Dianna Davidson, opened Magellan Vacations in 2001. They saw a place for a luxury hotel booking service that offers exceptional rates and superior customer service to people who want a more personal approach than what could be found at a traditional travel agency or online booking site.

They decided to specialize in four-and-five star hotel bookings based on a unique model: Establish exclusive partnerships with luxury properties to give clients the best rates possible with access to all room categories, provided the rate is not published. It sounds simple enough, yet is a unique hotel/agency relationship.

We became Magellan Luxury Hotels in 2013 to make who we are clearer and, today, our volume of business and position in the industry – for example, in 2013 we booked over 100,000 rooms in New York City alone (that amounts to, wait for it, 274 rooms per day!) — allows us to negotiate these outstanding rates and benefits at top hotels.

But while our rates may be great, there’s more to us than that.

Our team has so much luxury hotel expertise that we could fill a thousand hotels with it. This means that you don’t need to know everything about hotels; we’ve been to each and every property in our primary hotel collection and will help find the right one for you. Those preferences are kept on file to make sure we book you into a hotel you’ll like each and every time, whether you call us at 1 a.m. or 1 p.m. (did you know we’re open late 365 days a year).

And there’s no time like the present to book: Every reservation is protected under our RateCheck program. Through our proprietary software, RateCheck reviews each booking twice per day and, if the hotel reduces their price outside of your cancellation period, your stay is re-booked automatically at the reduced rate. So when you make a reservation with us, you’re locking-in a rate that will not increase, but may, in fact, decrease without penalty.

The excellent value, outstanding rates, time-saving convenience, and confidence we give you in knowing that we are a world-leader in high-service luxury hotel reservations – at no fee to you – is its own kind of luxury, isn’t it?

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Magellan Luxury Hotels – New Name, Same Great Service

Magellan Vacations has decided to change our name to Magellan Luxury Hotels.

We feel this better reflects who we are and the services we provide. Our online presences has changed significantly over the past year — our desktop and mobile sites have been re-vamped, and we enriched and expanded content on our existing destination sites.

In reworking our online presence, we felt it was time to change our name to better represent what we do. Clients have expectations when choosing a company to create memorable travel experiences, and as Magellan Luxury Hotels customers will have a clear idea as to what we can do to make your trip unique. (learn more about how we do what we do in our article Magellan Luxury Hotels : Uncovered)

We are focused on providing the best luxury hotels to clients at rates our competitors can’t touch. We still hand-pick the best hotels around the globe, with exclusive benefits you can’t find anywhere else — that hasn’t changed. Our goal continues to be bringing you unparalleled service on unbeatable deals and on the best luxury hotels.

Our dedication to providing the best customer service and overall travel experience has positioned us as a leader in the luxury hotel booking business. We know you’ll continue to be extremely satisfied with the services we provide as Magellan Luxury Hotels.

Thanks for your continued support.