71 posts in category United States

Back Bay Luxury – The Mandarin Oriental, Boston

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard   I was born and raised in bucolic New Hampshire, and I recently returned home for a family event, with a quick one-night stay in Boston. There was no question where I would stay - the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, one of only six Mandarin Oriental hotels in the U.S. The brand offers consistently luxurious destinations, and the Mandarin Oriental, ... Continue Reading

Oceanfront Luxury – The Mandarin Oriental, Miami

"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin   I recently had the chance to visit Miami, a city for which I have a great deal of affection having spent much time there in years past. Miami is a city long associated with luxurious oceanside views, a glittering skyline, vibrant dining, and beautiful people. But as one who seeks the experience of luxury hotels, I embrace the rare opportunity to visit the one of only six Mandarin ... Continue Reading

Uptown Luxury – The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark   Our country is a traveler's paradise. One could spend decades visiting our many states, cities, and regions, and I am forever amazed as to the variety of luxury destinations to be enjoyed. I recently had the chance to visit one of my favorite cities - the shiny and bold Dallas, Texas. Dallas and its outlying areas offer a wide variety of high-end properties, but if you're ... Continue Reading

Luxury at the Arch – The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul" - Unknown   There are few things more exhilarating than getting on a plane, and traveling to a place you've been thinking about visiting for some time. Not long after I started to post my travels on social media, I stumbled upon the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, and thought it a quite lovely property in America's heartland, a city I'd never visited. So, I put it on my travel bucketlist, and checked on it from time to time ... 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

Mountainside Luxury in Utah – The St. Regis Deer Valley

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things" - Henry Miller   This quote resonates with me the more I travel. I think less of places on a map, and more of how I feel when I visit and eventually, when I return. This visit to Deer Valley, Utah was my first, and there was no question that I would stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley, the area's most acclaimed luxury resort. I chose wisely. Location The St. Regis Deer Valley is a scant and quite scenic drive from ... Continue Reading

Washington, D.C. Luxury – The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

"I want to be with those who know secret things, or else alone" - Rainer Maria Rilke   One of the guiding concepts that has served me best in travel is to seek out places and experiences that have been overlooked by the masses; and it has served me quite well. I mention this because as a global traveler, much of the best experiences and places are not commonly known. In searching for places to stay during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., I took great pains to craft a list of ... Continue Reading