In the Lap of Luxury

By Lisa Loverro Since 1950 the Jamaica Inn, located in Ocho Rios, continually receives a truly sophisticated crowd, a clientele that appreciates barefoot elegance and understated luxury in a small boutique hotel setting. It’s no wonder Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Mill honeymooned here, as this place is all about quiet and romance. The resort has…

Tuscan Glamour

By Jennifer Pelaez Beyond the beloved and familiar capital and surrounding interior towns of Tuscany, lies the Maremma, a less frequented but equally exquisite stretch of rugged coastal region marked by pristine beaches fringed with umbrella-shaped pines and olive-dotted hillsides. Here, in the province of Grosseto, overlooking the sapphire-blue Mediterranean sea, lies the elegant Hotel…

Experiencing the Epiphany in Palo Alto

By Norah Bradford Palo Alto may be less well known to many travellers located some 25 mins south of San Francisco’s airport SFO and about 45 mins in traffic from the City itself. Better well known perhaps is the University of Stanford and the Technology companies which were born in the town including Google and Facebook to name but two. The leafy…

Enchanting Ischia

By Jennifer Pelaez Set on the enchanting volcanic island of Ischia, the largest of the Parthenopean islands in the Gulf of Naples, L’Albergo della Regina Isabella sits on a serene and picturesque bay, surrounded by rocky shores on the outskirts of the delightful fishing village of Lacco Ameno. Framed by magnificent landscapes, luscious Mediterranean vegetation,…

Ultimate in West Coast Glamour

By Norah Bradford

The Four Seasons Los Angeles, known as the epicenter of West Coast glamour and luxury, is the perfect place to stay in Southern California for business and leisure travelers alike. Recently renovated, this five-star luxury hotel is nestled in a vibrant and leafy residential enclave between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. During the early year awards season and later in the year for The Emmy TV Awards the Hotel transforms into a focal point for celebrity guests and media.FPO_LAX_236-620x428

Quintessential English Hospitality in New Orleans

By Norah Bradford

A short walk from the famed French quarter, home to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana is a hotel which to paraphrase war poet Rupert Brooke “is a corner… That is for ever England”. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this establishment began as the vision of New Orleans entrepreneur and Anglophile James J. Coleman, Jr. who thought a location just north of the French Quarter was the very place to build a grand hotel inspired by England’s Windsor Castle, complete with classic art and high tea.Windsor-Court-Hotel-Exterior-620x348

Elegant Parisian Getaway At the Hotel de Vendome

By Norah Bradford

Though Paris is home to many fabulous hotels, Hotel de Vendome’s charming and convenient location make it a standout choice for visitors to the City of Lights. This exclusive boutique hotel perfectly embodies the notion of Parisian chic. Located in the heart of Paris’s most fashionable district at 1 Place Vendome, this elegant five-star luxury hotel features attentive service, fine cuisine, and a discreet atmosphere around the corner from the Ritz Hotel, which will open in 2014.jpeg-620x310

Miami Beach’s Ultimate Getaway

By Norah Bradford

Sophisticated and chic, classic yet contemporary, the Riviera South Beach offers stylish apartment-like accommodations which will be your base when exploring Miami. Walk into your suite and you will find a gourmet kitchen and separate living and dining areas. Hollywood Regency touches meet bold, modern décor for a look and ambiance that is all the Riviera’s own. Sleek espresso hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling silk draperies, rain shower heads, one hundred percent organic cotton pillow-top beds are sure to delight. Personal grocery delivery service and personal chef and catering service are available as well. Step outside the hotel doors and you will find an intimate courtyard pool oasis, surrounded by private cabanas, cushiony beach chairs, and potted plants and palms that lend the space an exotic air. Expert concierge service is on hand to provide an insider’s knowledge of the city’s attractions and nightlife.riv-pool-3-620x465