15 posts in category Boutique Hotels

Paradise Found in Tahiti – The Brando

"Only the one who walks his own way can't be overtaken" - Marlon Brando   In April 1789, Fletcher Christian, Acting Lieutenant of the HMS Bounty, led a mutiny and seized control of the ship from Captain William Bligh. Christian and his mutineers - risking death for treason - returned to the warmth and tropical comfort of Tahiti, and after having visited The Brando, I can't blame them. It is generally my aim to guide the reader through my experience of a luxury property, and ... Continue Reading

Luxury in NYC – The Kimberly Hotel

“I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” - Truman Capote   There is no place like New York City, especially for a lover of luxury hotels. I had the pleasure recently of visiting The Kimberly Hotel, located in the heart of Midtown. Click Here to view the location on Google Maps. The Kimberly Hotel is part of the Worldhotels Collection. Accommodations... Continue Reading

Old Town Luxury – The W Scottsdale

"In the middle of it, there's joy" - Unknown I live in Scottsdale, Arizona, and while I absolutely love to travel, there's nothing quite like coming home. And every once in a great while, I am extremely fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit and write about a hotel in my part of the world.  This summer, I was thrilled to finally visit the shimmering W Scottsdale. Location If you're familiar with the City of Scottsdale, you likely know that its Old Town, is the place to be, be ... Continue Reading

Luxury in the Plains – The Ambassador Hotel, Kansas City

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust   This is a most special post, and something I never thought possible. When I first started writing about luxury traveling a few years ago, I wanted simply to show other people the places I visited, in the hopes that they too would seek to explore the world and find their own adventures and special places. This blog has wildly exceeded all of my expectations, but one ... Continue Reading

Classic Texas Luxury – The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

"There’s a vastness here and I believe that the people who are born here breathe that vastness into their soul. They dream big dreams and think big thoughts, because there is nothing to hem them in.” ― Conrad Hilton   There's no place like Texas. And Houston is one of those special American cities where unbridled optimism and rugged individualism have created vast wealth and opportunity, and both guests and residents of Houston have long satisfied their luxury desires and ... Continue Reading

Luxury on the Lake in Geneva, Switzerland – Le Richemond

"In the middle of it, there's joy" - Unknown   There's something quite special about life's unpredictability. A couple of months ago, a trip to Geneva, Switzerland and a stay at one of its finest finest hotels was about as likely as a trip to the moon. But that all changed in the blink of an email invitation (and a quick confirmation from my lovely bride that she would not divorce me if I went), a flight to Europe, and an airport pickup by luxury driver. Let's do this! I was ... Continue Reading

Scottsdale Luxury Hotels – The Hotel Valley Ho

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain   One of the questions I'm asked the most is: "How do you find the time to travel so often?" This quote above helps to explain my perpetual urgency to travel: Few of us know how much time we have on this Earth, and I'm ever fearful of ... Continue Reading

Arizona Luxury Resorts – The Phoenician

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson   I believe strongly in the power of gratitude, which includes being in awe of my surroundings. I suspect this characteristic is at the root of my love of luxury properties.  I am quite grateful that I recently had the pleasure to ... Continue Reading

Luxury In Paradise Valley – Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

"To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you live, To roam the roads of land remote, To travel is to live." - Hans Christian Andersen   There's something special about travel that I've learned over the years - the traveler doesn't need to travel far. Sometimes the most spectacular places are right down the street or the highway. In this case, it's the stunning Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa (The Sanctuary from here on out), located in Paradise ... Continue Reading

Carefree Luxury – The Boulders Resort & Spa

"Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all quality" - Angelo Bonati There are precious few places lovelier than Arizona in the Springtime, and one of the many reasons I adore this part of the year is that I take the opportunity to visit a number of luxury properties located near my home in Scottsdale. This year, I'm so thrilled to share with you a visit to one of the luxury properties that is near and dear to my heart and my home - The Boulders Resort & ... Continue Reading