Our Top Stories From July 15

Admiralty Arch, London, England
Admiralty Arch, London, England // Photo by rabbit75_ist/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

 With the hottest week of the summer drawing to a close, we thought we'd take a look and see what was hot on your minds this week. From New York to Myanmar, and private yachting on the seas, here are the top five most read stories this week.

1. Five Rooftop Pools in NYC

We all needed to beat the heat this week, so it's no surprise that our most popular story was on where guests can take a rooftop dip in New York City. In case you missed it, we picked The Beach at Dream Downtown; Bar d'Eau at Trump SoHo; Le Parker Meridien; The James; and La Piscine at Hotel Americano.

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Pivoting Back to Travel, The Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Edition

2020 put the nuptial plans of thousands upon thousands of couples on hold, but with the promise of widespread vaccine distribution in the near future, it’s time to get back to planning and ensure your clients live out the destination weddings & honeymoons of their dreams. Hear from top suppliers and destinations on wedding venue & ceremony options, romantic destinations & resorts and more when you watch the event on-demand.

2. Private Yachts Explore Italian Coast

Summer is the perfect time to dust of the yacht for a little Italy exploration. Journese has added two private yacht charters to its European portfolio, each with an all-inclusive flexible voyage with a personal cabin and crew.

3. London Preps for the Arrival of Ian Schrager's Edition Hotel

Ian Schrager continues to turn heads with his iconic properties. London is set for the latest addition of Edition when it will debut in October.

4. The Leading Hotels of the World Announces New Members

Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Alvear Art Hotel in Buenos Aires, Le Sereno in Saint Barths, Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa in Zanzibar, Rodina Grand Hotel & Spa in Sochi and the Castell Son Claret in Mallorca have all been welcomed into the Leading Hotels of the World fold. 

5. Boutique Luxury Resort to Open in Myanmar

Myanmar is undoubtedly a hot topic this year, so we weren't shocked that you all would be curious as to what's going on with its luxury landscape. Bagan Lodge, an intimate property with 85 rooms, will make its soft debut on August 1.

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