61 posts tagged luxury

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

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 Tahiti – The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not" - Ralph Waldo Emerson   At (or near) the top of everyone's travel bucketlist is a visit to Bora Bora, and with good reason, as Bora Bora in French Polynesia is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on the planet.  There are an abundance of resorts to visit in Bora Bora, but no visit is complete without a trip to The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Here are a few images ... Continue Reading

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

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

Three Days of Luxury in Geneva, Switzerland

"I should like the window to open onto the Lake of Geneva - and there I'd sit and read all day like the picture of somebody reading" - John Keats   A few months ago, the prospect of gazing upon Lake Geneva was as remote as meeting a living Mr. Keats. But funny things happen when you're a travel blogger - a condition with which I remain unaccustomed - and you learn to simply embrace the unexpected gifts from the Universe. In this case, I had unexpectedly and most surprisingly been ... 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