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How Hospitality Visionary Rami Zeidan Turned Boutique Hotel Brand Life House Into A Phenomenon

If there’s one thing that sets entrepreneur Rami Zeidan apart from other next-gen hoteliers, it’s his well-honed aptitude for storytelling. Zeidan is a big-picture guy with a deft…

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The Above Par Culture Edit – December 2022

Happy December, y’all! We made it. Now, ready to peruse the last Above Par Culture Edit of 2022? It’s a juicy one, I promise. In a month that’s…

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The Above Par Culture Edit 2.0

Greetings, HAPpers!  The air is crisp. The leaves are changing. And the holiday season is just right around the corner. Can you believe it? For the second Above…

Tapping into Native Hawaiian with Annie Daly, Co-Author of Island Wisdom

Tapping into Native Hawaiian Secrets to Good Living with Annie Daly, Co-Author of Island Wisdom

For her literary debut, Destination Wellness, journalist Annie Daly ventured to six destinations around the world to plumb the depths of generations-spanning wellness traditions. Months of on-the-ground research…

Hôtel Plaza Athénée and Gray Malin’s New Photography Series “Dogs of Paris” Is the Content You Need In Your Life

Here at Hotels Above Par, you could say we are superfans of Gray Malin. His travel photography puts a smile on your face, whether it be “Welcome to…

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The Best Travel Films

Just like the books we love to read that teleport us from reality to whatever faraway place in the plot, there are some films we just can’t get…

Restaurateur Joey Ghazal wearing a suit and standing in front of a navy wall with two arches on either side.

Building a Hospitality Empire in Dubai and Beyond, with Restaurateur Joey Ghazal

With all that Joey Ghazal has accomplished in the last decade, it’s a surprise that the multihyphenate gets any sleep at all. Not only has the Canadian-Lebanese “gastro-preneur”…

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THE ABOVE PAR CULTURE EDIT 1.0

Greetings, HAPpers! Paul Jebara here, HAP’s Design + Culture Editor, thrilled to be sharing our first-ever Above Par Edit with you. We at Hotels Above Par are always…

A Toast to the Future of Mezcal with Rafa Shin, Founder of Agua Mágica

A Toast to the Future of Mezcal with Rafa Shin, Founder of Agua Mágica

Rafa Shin, the founder of ultra-premium mezcal brand Agua Mágica, was just one year old when his family relocated from Seoul to Mexico City. Fueled by their fascination…

Michael Heizer, "City," Nevada Desert

American Artist Michael Heizer Unveils 52-Year Project called “City” in the Nevada Desert

Imagine being in the middle of nowhere in Nevada; it’s just you and a barren desert, nothing else. Suddenly, you see grand cement structures, some pyramidic in shape;…

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