Flight Approach to Aspen After a long and grueling week of work in Las Vegas I was eagerly anticipating a brief mountain respite in Aspen. This was my first visit to this quaint mountain town, and I was immediately impressed. In my mind I saw the Aspen of celebrities in white ski suits and boots trimmed in fur, but what I found was a laid back summer destination with great outdoor activities, shopping, and dining. I stayed at the Limelight Hotel in a Grand Deluxe Hotel room.
We decided to take advantage of the 4th of July holiday and head to Las Vegas for a little rest and relaxation. That may seem like an oxymoron, but it is entirely possible to find solitude in Sin City at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. Since we were going to be there during a holiday weekend and the pool would presumably be very busy, we decided to rent one of their new cabanas for our own personal 4th of July celebration. We selected Cabana 3 for it’s location nearest to the poo
Despite having lived in Massachusetts for over a decade, I had never visited either of the most luxurious resorts on Cape Cod, Chatham Bars Inn and the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to stay for two nights at the former, and one night at the latter. The weather was quite chilly during my trip in early June. You can expect the summer temperatures to be around 10 degrees lower than what is forecast in Boston, and vice versa in the winter.
My trip to Tennessee got off to a snowy start in Boston, but we only experienced a short delay. I had planned this getaway purposefully as an extra long weekend escape from the winter weather and a cure for my cabin fever. Thankfully, the weather in Tennessee did not disappoint. Not a flake of snow to be seen, and weekend highs in the low 60’s. The first three nights of my stay in Nashville were spent at the Hutton Hotel. I chose this property because it best aligned with typ
These are my picks for the top five hot new beach hotels for 2015. 1. Condado Vanderbilt What is not to love about a former grand dame of a hotel that has been lovingly and completely restored? Oh, and it’s super easy to get to from the Northeast. Did I mention no passport required? Perfect for long weekend getaways or week long vacations. A great location in San Juan for exploring or doing nothing at all. http://www.condadovanderbilt.com/default-en.html 2. Rosewood at Baha M
Every January, Virtuoso advisors throughout the Northeast head to one of the luxury hotel capitals of the world, New York City for a regional meeting. This year I selected a brand new hotel as my residence for my two night stay, the WestHouse Hotel. I usually have an aversion to new hotels. I want to stay at them because I am excited to experience something new, but I also don’t want to be let down by a bad stay. There was absolutely no cause for concern in regards to my stay
Group Information Please join me on a three day, two night trip to Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts for a weekend of fun and relaxation February 28 to March 02, 2014! Your Canyon Ranch all-inclusive per person package includes: Gracious accommodations with thoughtful amenities to surround you in comfort Three meals daily – fresh gourmet creations combining great taste and nutrition Full use of spectacular facilities Fitness, yoga and meditation classes – more than 40 each
Set on Hawaii Island’s exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast less than 20 minutes from the airport, the oceanfront resort of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at HistoricKa‘ūpūlehu‘s captures the essence of Hawaiian design, culture and tradition. Housed in intimate two-storey bungalows, the 243 guest rooms and suites exude a nostalgic sense of Hawaii’s Golden Age. Considered by many to be one of the best beach resorts int he world, a stay here is sure to please travelers of all kinds. What
Bordering a marine preserve perched atop a rugged red-lava cliff above a white-sand beach, the Four Seasons Lana’i at Manele Bay, will make you swoon – and the spectacular golf course with three cliff-side fairways will take your breath away. If you are looking for a more laid back and authentic Hawaiian experience away from the hustle and bustle, Manele Bay would be perfect for you. It’s also great for longer trips to combine with stays at The Lodge at Koele, or at Four Seas
Escape to a gorgeous Hawaiian retreat with lush and spectacular gardens, two world-ranked golf courses, and stunning countryside views – all hidden away on Hawaii’s private island of Lanai. The Four Seasons Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele is truly a breath of fresh air in any Hawaiian island itinerary. From the azure ocean and tan beaches you ascend into a green and verdant landscape touched by cool island breezes. This just might be one of the least stressful places on Earth. Rea
Overlooking the wide crescent shape of Wailea Beach, Four Seasons Resort Maui, epitomizes a classic Hawaiian resort with all of the modern luxury and services that you would expect from a Four Seasons. Boasting the largest guestrooms and guest bathrooms on the entire island of Maui, you will surely find plenty of room to relax and recharge whether you are traveling solo, with that special someone, or with the entire family. What did I love about my stay at Four Seasons Maui?
Are you considering a vacation to Hawaii? On Saturday I will be leaving on a ten day trip to visit each of the four Four Seasons properties in Hawaii. I have listed a brief description of each one below. Stay tuned all next week for live updates via your favorite social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), and sign up to receive email updates (see form in right sidebar) so that you don’t miss any of the full length trip reports or photo tours. Four Seasons Resort Hua
Every year after Virtuoso Travel Week my company has an annual retreat. This year we took a short flight from Las Vegas to Tucson and stayed at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, an amazing luxury hotel set in the high Sonoran Desert with gorgeous views of the Tortolita Mountains. It is located approximately thirty-five minutes from the airport in the town of Marana. This is truly a resort destination. It feels a little bit like going to Mexico, but without having to leave the c
Do you have fond memories of summer trips to the lake when you were younger? Relive that experience, but this time in luxury, at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation. Located 75 miles from Atlanta this lakeside retreat has something for everyone. What did I love about my stay? Club Lounge with a wide variety of food and beverage options. Large and inviting spa and fitness complex with complimentary guest access. Gracious Southern hospitality from staff. Recently renovat
Located on a quiet, tree-lined street off Madison Avenue, The Lowell is in the heart of New York’s most exclusive and fashionable Upper East Side. With only 49 individually decorated suites and 23 deluxe rooms, the hotel lavishes its guests with truly personalized service and great attention to detail. Among the many thoughtful touches are complimentary beverages upon arrival, Voss water at turndown and a selection of Bulgari amenities. Most suites have wood-burning fireplace
1. Valentines Day Celebration The Lowell Hotel, New York City Valid February 7th-17th, 2013 Enjoy a romantic evening or book a long weekend, celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one at The Lowell. Reserve the Valentine’s Day Package and let The Lowell take care of the special details. The Valentine’s Day Package includes dinner for two in a One Bedroom Suite with a wood-burning fireplace as well as roses, Veuve Clicquot Champagne and chocolate truffles upon arrival. We p
What could make lots of snow in Colorado even better? You taking advantage of the STARS exclusive offer at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch for the 7th night free on any room category for new reservations between now and March 31, 2013 (Blackout dates: February 28 – March 2, 2013). In addition to snow sports they have an outdoor heated pool, beautiful spa, and wonderful dining options – Anderson’s Cabin is a must! Contact us today to discuss your next ski vacation. #theritzcar
With 424 guest rooms, including 81 suites, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is a small, intimate hotel by Las Vegas standards. Accommodations are high above the crowds – set on the 35th to 39th floor of the Mandalay Bay tower and accessed exclusively by the Hotel’s express elevators. The high position and floor-to-ceiling windows ensure unsurpassed vistas of the scenic mountains and desert, the pool and gardens, and the glittering Las Vegas strip. We stayed here this past August
Uptown sophistication meets downtown chic at Trump SoHo New York. Soaring above Spring Street, this 46-story hotel provides unparalleled views from floor-to-ceiling windows and a new perspective on Manhattan. Dark woods, leather and marble adorn the 391 warm yet modern guestrooms. The 11,000-square-foot spa includes a seasonal outdoor pool deck and the city’s only full-service luxury Turkish Hammam. Linger over Northern Italian fare at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, then head
I had a relaxing and productive stay at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia in a Superior Room for two nights last week. This is a wonderful property in the perfect city center location for business travel or sight-seeing. See additional pictures in the photo tour below. Pro tip: The pretzel appetizer at 10 Arts Lounge is an absolute must. Contact us today to book your stay and receive special amenities only available from Ritz-Carlton STARS agents. You can’t VIP yourself, so get i