NoMad Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

NoMad Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Vegas isn’t short of superstar properties, but when its entertainment giant MGM looked to acquire a 50% stake in boutique hoteliers Sydell, we got the sense th...
Lotte New York Palace, NYC, USA

Lotte New York Palace

We have to admit we’ve never watched Gossip Girl, but even we philistines can appreciate how the Lotte New York Palace was put back on the map by it in the lat...
Andaz, Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

It’s not hard to fall for this arty, stunning (and sprawling) resort situated in 23 acres of desert land, with views of Camelback Mountain, best experienced fr...
The Lowell, New York City, USA

The Lowell

We would describe this renowned, multi-award- winning property as a charming pied-à-terre and the use of the French word is no accident. in fact, the Lowel...
105 Lincoln, Marfa, Texas, USA

105 Lincoln
Marfa, Texas ,USA

This gay-owned, upgraded, private homestay isn’t our typical luxury hotel experience, but it certainly added a fabulous, unique dimension to our visit to Marfa...
Hotel Saint George, Marfa, Texas, USA

Hotel Saint George
Marfa, Texas, USA

If art and 20th-century minimalism are characteristic of Marfa, the Hotel Saint George personifies the town perfectly. After all, the independent property feat...
Kimpton La Peer Hotel, West Hollywood, California, USA

Kimpton La Peer Hotel
West Hollywood, USA

We’ve learned that West Hollywood is the sort of place where both residents and visitors have travelled the world and experienced the very best. So it’s no acc...
The Standard East Village, New York City, USA

The Standard East Village

One of our favourite neighbourhoods in NYC has long been the East Village– an area brimming with personality and the home and playground of New York’s unconven...
Four seasons, New York, USA

Four Seasons New York Downtown

Everyone’s talking about the ‘new New York’ and at the heart of all this hype is the revitalised Lower Manhattan area.A couple of years ago, we were thrilled t...
Loews Regency, New York, USA

Loews Regency New York

Like the city it’s located in, Loews Regency is a no-nonsense hotel that clearly means business. Going into this smart Park Avenue hotel, set close to the sout...
The Plaza, New York, USA

The Plaza New York City

It’s impossible to visit this grande dame of New York City hotels without an overwhelming sense of déjà-vu taking over you. After all, for over 60 years it has...
The Knickerbocker, New York, USA

The Knickerbocker

As the New York socialite saying goes, ‘get you a man who can do both’. If that’s what you’re looking for, the Knickerbocker is your man – well, hotel. Nestled...
The Pierre, New York, USA

The Pierre New York

Nothing says old-world Upper East Side eclectism louder than the Pierre – one of the true Fifth Avenue grandes dames. The property’s classic charm remains unch...
The Beekman, New York, USA

The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

Staying in Downtown may not be the leisure traveller’s first choice on a visit to New York City, but it actually has its benefits. It is surprisingly easy to g...
The Wagner Hotel, New York, USA

The Wagner Hotel 

Formerly the darling of Wall Street wolves because of its proximity to the Financial District, this once-starchy property is changing things a little with the ...
The Ritz Carlton, New York, USA

The Ritz Carlton New York

With traditional charm and killer views over Central Park, this hotel made us feel at home. In fact, the demeanour of the team there was geared towards us bein...
The St Regis, New York, USA

The St Regis New York

This Beaux-Arts hotel is quite a name to drop – Astor, Dalí, Old King Cole. Okay, so we spent a lot of time in the property’s lauded bar, but the rest of the h...
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, New York, USA

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

With elegant rooms in a luxurious house on a brownstone-lined street, the Athénée feels like an intimate, boutique hotel, despite holding 140 keys and being th...
Mandarin Oriental, New York, USA

Mandarin Oriental New York

Perched high above Columbus Circle, this Asian-inspired hotel, complete with wood panels, marble floors and artworks inspired by nature, offers luxuriously zen...
The Ramble Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA

The Ramble Hotel
Denver, Colorado, USA

We’re probably guilty of overusing the term ‘urban oasis’ to describe the city hotels we stay in, but this time it’s perfectly apt. Stepping off the industrial...

Kimpton Mason & Rook
Washington, D.C., USA

We like to ‘get local’ when we visit a city – and after our time spent at this chic, masculine Kimpton hotel, we certainly felt we had. Our spacious, beautifull...
Natural Retreats, Park City, Utah, USA

Natural Retreats
Park City, Utah, USA

Resorts West offers luxuriously appointed private homes and lodge condos in choice Park City and Deer Valley locations with features including fully fitted gou...

The Signature at MGM Grand
Las Vegas, USA

They say whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but the Signature at MGM Grand – a glitzy, towering temple to entertainment just off the strip – are somethin...

Westhouse Hotel

On wandering into the Westhouse on 55th Street, we wondered if we had stumbled into a prohibition-era speakeasy – we’re told that we were spot on, as that was w...

11 Howard

If there is such a thing as heaven for experiential travellers in Manhattan, hanging out in the vicinity of Howard Street in NYC’s Chinatown, would be it. Where...

Jail Hill Inn, Galena, Illinois, USA

Built to house the growing number of ne’er-do-wells attracted to Galena in its heyday as a lead-mining town, this imposing fortress-like building would have bee...
Andaz, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

West Hollywood, California, USA

We can’t say that we’ve ever really had the urge to throw a TV out of a hotel window. But when in West Hollywood ... just kidding. In any case, we actually cou...

Vrooman Mansion
Bloomington, Illinois, USA

If you’re stopping on your road trip, drop into Bloomington and experience the Vrooman. It’s a great way to down-pace in a magical, old setting and experience t...

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Locals will proclaim this as the return of an icon. A chic temple to minimalism, this once Ian Schrager-owned hotel has been given a new lease of life under wha...

Farnsworth House
Plano, Illinois, USA

This stunning Mies van de Rohe construction is no doubt a national treasure and we think it is one of the finest pieces of architecture in the state. You’ll be ...

The James
Chicago, Illinois, USA

An eclectic piece of what you’d usually see in NYC in Chi-town (no accident because this is the younger sister of the NYC Downtown property)  the James has a gr...

Virgin Hotel
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Hospitality moguls Virgin have extended their international clubhouse concept to Chicago with this buzzy, urban-cool property – no mean feat when you’re dealing...

Aldrich Guesthouse
Galena, Illinois, USA

This gay-owned and managed heritage homestay injects a warm personality into Galena’s old-world feel. It features five delightfully appointed rooms and we thoro...
Metropolitan by COMO Miami

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami, USA

Miami has had a long history of reinvention. Nearly a hundred years after it first opened, the iconic Traymore has, as they say in Miami, “had some work done.” ...