Two blocks from miles of pristine, sandy beaches, and around the corner from top restaurants, shopping, and culture, the White Elephant Palm Beach is one of Florida’s best and most effortless, luxury hotels.
New York’s Finger Lakes are calling this summer, with one of the most scenic areas in the upstate area, and the one of my new favourite hotels: The Lake House on Canandaigua.
On the south side of downtown Halifax, The Halliburton Hotel is one of the city’s most unique boutique hotels, with a style, warmth, and character that is so refreshing.
Happy birthday to the Fairmont Royal York! Last night the historic hotel celebrated its 90th birthday with a huge party, showing off the newly renovated lobby and ballrooms while celebrating the hotel’s rich history.
Fall is my favorite season for travel. The leaves are changing, the weather is perfect for cozy sweaters, and there’s nothing like a walk in the woods, a hike, or maybe a trip to an orchard to pick apples. My family celebrated fall foliage last week with our first trip to the Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain near Collingwood, Ontario, and it was a fun escape with a view, fresh air, and a chance to explore Blue Mountain.
Winter in Toronto is a tough time, especially for your skin. It’s cold and dry, and after weeks of wind and windchill, it’s hard not to feel a bit chafed. That’s where the Divine Body Treatment at the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie–located on the fifth floor of the elegant Shangri-La Hotel–comes in for some much-needed rejuvenation and relaxation.
For ten years now I have been writing about hotels for The Gate and for newspaper travel pages, in addition to my last book. I have been in about as many hotels as the Gideon Bible and given that I have formed very definite, almost subconscious ways of determining if I am digging a hotel I am in–and that usually begins immediately with the way I am treated on my first approach to the front desk for check in.
So you think you know Las Vegas? There are the casinos, the restaurants, the fantastic hotels, and then there is the high-end, luxury shopping, but if you’ve ever wanted to know a bit more about the travel hot spot, we’ve got you covered.
As a great lover of movie history, a place like the Sunset Tower Hotel on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles (more specifically, West Hollywood) already has me pretty much captivated even before I check in. The Hollywood history that is connected to this place, the pure Hollywood legends that live–in spirit and in life–within the walls of this storied old hotel are second to none.
Planning a wedding can be a lot of a fun, but of course it’s a daunting task for any couple, no matter if you’re inviting 60 or 600 people. In Toronto, there are dozens of venues that can cater to any style or taste, and while the search for a wedding venue took some time and effort, there was really only one hotel that I had in mind for our wedding night, and that was the five-star Hazelton Hotel in Yorkville.