Hailed as the “house of dreams” by New York interior designer Billy Baldwin, the former home of “Silver” Maria Cortez is now open to house guests, thanks to the Alex Killen, who is the third generation owner of the mansion-turned-boutique Rivera del Rio hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Here, eclectic meets lavish meets indoor plunge poolContinue reading “Getting Dreamy at Rivera del Rio in Puerto Vallarta”
There’s a big, black gate that marks the entrance to Garlands del Rio in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romantica. That’s it. To the left of the massive gate is a door bell. Buzz that and within seconds, a latch clicks and then the tiny door can be opened. On the other side ofContinue reading “Quirk and Comfort: Garlands del Rio Boutique Hotel”
“I had to close the door a little more,” Kyla explains to me our first morning waking up at the Laguna oceanfront hotel, the Pacific Edge Hotel. “It was too loud.” In this case, being too loud is a blissful problem to have since she’s referring to the sound of the Pacific Ocean crashing feetContinue reading “A Weekend at Laguna Beach’s Pacific Edge Hotel”
Editor’s Note: I was a guest of Sofitel St. James. For more, please read my disclosure policy. We arrive into the grand entry at Sofitel St. James. It’s been a long day, and it has only just begun. Around us, business people and families are spread throughout the posh lobby, readying themselves to take in theContinue reading “Living it Up at Sofitel St. James”
Throughout the years, I’ve amassed quite a list of hotels where I’ve rested my head during travels. Some have been good, some have been fabulous and one … one … has earned the coveted position of “best hotel.” What property gets to claim this?
It is late when I arrive to Artplus Hotel in Tel Aviv, a collaboration between Atlas Hotels and Doron Sabag. What I really want to do after nearly 20 hours of traveling from Thailand is to crawl into bed and fall fast asleep. But, when my cab driver drops me off at the boutique 62-room hotel locatedContinue reading “Capturing culture: Tel Aviv’s Artplus Hotel”