Luxury Travel Advisor's Top 10 in 2011

It's been quite a year over in the luxury travel community, from top hotel openings to off-the-radar hotspots and the best of cruising. We've rounded up our most-read stories from 2011 to check out what interested our luxury travel advisors the most.

1. Top 10 Luxury Hotel Openings in 2011
Our luxury travel advisors like to be in the know. Earlier this year we gave a run-down of our top luxury hotel opening picks for 2011, and you all were eager to learn.

2. AAA Announces Five Diamond Award Hotels 2011
As a seller of the best-of-the-best, you need to know who is in the running. AAA named their picks, and hopefully it was a big help in your sales this year.

3.  Sultry Speakeasy Mr. H Opens in Mondrian SoHo
Luxury travel always has a certain amount of sex appeal, which is why this hidden gem in the Mondrian SoHo caught our eye. We're guessing this is why it piqued your interests as well!

4. Top 10 Reasons to Use a Luxury Travel Advisor
We know you know the reasons, but sometimes it's nice to hear it from someone else. Our editorial director, Ruthanne Terrero, tells all.

5. Virtuoso Names This Year's "Best of the Best" Hotels
Virtuoso is synonymous in this industry with excellence. If it pleases Virtuoso, it probably pleases you.

6. Top Cruise Suites
Editor David Eisen takes an in-depth look at the world's luxury cruising, and how your clients can sail in style.

7. The Very Private Privét Nightclub Opens in Chicago
If just anyone can get it, it's probably not for your clients. This Chicago hotspot is not for your average traveler.

8. Ian Schrager Launches New Brand, PUBLIC
Ian Schrager was in the news quite a bit this year, most notably for the launch of his brand new "hotel-sans-design" concept, PUBLIC.

9. Brooklyn’s Hotel Williamsburg Set to Open in June
Manhattan is now passé? Apparently the elite move East and the hoteliers will follow.

10. Top 10 Luxury Suite Openings for 2011
Do we need to say more? Your clients want not only the best hotels, but the very best rooms. We share our favorites from this year.