Haute Hotels

Villa Igiea: Palermo’s Resort for Kings of the Golden Age

Villa Igiea boasts breathtaking views over the Gulf of Palermo to the city of Palermo across the bay. It is a stunning turn-of-the-century palazzo that feels a world away from tourist crowds while only a 15-minute drive or short trip by private boat to Sicily’s capital city.

Palazzo Borghese's Mirror Room

Rome: Where History, Luxury, And Style Reside

Indisputably one of Europe’s most magnificent capitals, Rome offers lodgings to match its majesty. Here are three luxury hotels that showcase the unique and iconic sides of this singular city.

Lovely Kenwood Inn & Spa Receives a Refresh

My first visit a few years ago to Kenwood Inn & Spa left me charmed. This second visit left me enchanted. The lush gardens and lived-in Tuscan vibe of this Sonoma County…

Destinations Celebrate Women this International Women’s Day

Celebrated globally on March 8th, International Women’s Day inspires people around the world to recognize the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women.  As the theme of this year’s International Women’s…

A Decade and a Half of Decadence

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Cayman Cookout Over 15 years ago, on a balmy evening in the Caribbean, the esteemed 3-Michelin-starred chef, Eric Ripert, found inspiration on the steps of the…

Hiking along the Pacific coastline at Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Lunar Yoga and Luxury in Half Moon Bay

Himalayan-born Yogi Rakesh Thapliyal leads an afternoon Lunar Rejuvenation Yoga session, the opposite of a sun salutation in that it is based on calming and balancing rather than warming up and rejuvenation.…

Ananda in the Himalayas Launches New Fertility Enhancement Program

Globally acclaimed wellness retreat, Ananda in the Himalayas, launches the Fertility Enhancement Program, the newest wellness program offered for 2024.  With approximately 1 in 6 of adults worldwide planning conception experiencing infertility,…

Carmel’s La Playa Hotel Stages a Hollywood-Worthy Remodel Debut

Carmel’s La Playa Hotel recently debuted its $15 million makeover during a weekend long celebration of red carpet events attended by notable locals and some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. The spirited…

Istria Undiscovered: A wonderland hidden in plain sight

At first impression, Istria’s rustic charm leads one to believe it is the quintessential diamond in the rough. A place where, after a few precise cuts are made and a healthy polish applied, the truly magnificent gem within will be realized. But first impressions invariably give way to the second, third, and fourth. When seen from the inside, one recognizes the Croation peninsula of Istria for what it truly is: a brilliant and sophisticated jewel hidden in plain sight on the Adriatic coast. It is an ancient land, rich in history, dotted with picturesque towns, and blessed with a verdant coastline bordered by the clear blue sea. 

Mountain Moments: Where to Ski in 2024

Nothing says winter like slipping inside a snow globe at a ski resort. Draped in warm, stylish clothing you’ll s-turn down powder-packed inclines or snow plow with your kids on the bunny…

A Little Bit of North Pole Magic in California Wine Country

Discover Merry Meritage at The Meritage Resort & Spa For those dreaming of sugar plum fairies, magical white snow flurries and colorful holiday cheer, look no further this season than The Meritage Resort…

Ideal Urban Resort: Mountain View’s Shashi Hotel

Mountain View might not be the first place one considers when planning a weekend getaway. But this tech industry town holds a few R&R surprises, such as the Shashi Hotel and its…

Gifts for Change: These gifts shift gears

At a time when many of us feel increasingly listless, lost, or stuck, despite our successes or so-called perfect lives, perhaps the gift to ask for (or to generously give) isn’t a…

20th Anniversary of the Argonaut Hotel

Argonaut Hotel and Blue Mermaid restaurant hosted a “Sip & Sea” event on Wednesday, September 27, honoring the 20th Anniversary of the property as well as to welcome its new Executive Chef…