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Mandarin Oriental Atlanta is bar none the best hotel in Atlanta with spacious luxurious rooms, marble bathrooms, indoor heated pool and the best Spa in the entire Southeast region.

The Best Hotel in Atlanta- Mandarin Oriental Atlanta

The Best Hotel in Atlanta- Mandarin Oriental Atlanta When one thinks of a Mandarin Oriental hotel, accordingly, images of Asian hospitality arise. It is after all, a hotel brand that has taken a unique approach to marketing, rallying the endorsements of globetrotting celebrities from Michelle
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Milliken Creek Inn & Spa- the most romantic getaway in Napa complete with gourmet breakfast, award winning Spa, right on the Napa river.

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa- Most Romantic Getaway in Napa

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa- The Most Romantic Getaway in Napa There is no more perfect a sanctuary than Milliken Creek Inn & Spa if you are searching for the ultimate in romantic luxury hideaways.  Sprawled on several acres of pristine greenery in wine country along
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Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey- the best hotel in Los Angeles where city meets seaside.

Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey

Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey To date, I am very fortunate to have visited and stayed at around 30 Ritz Carlton properties around the world, all of them with teams that strive to be the very best in hospitality. As someone who has traveled extensively
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The Lodge at Pebble Beach- One of the best hotels in America is also one where generations of families make lifetime memories.

The Lodge At Pebble Beach- Best Hotel in Carmel

The Lodge At Pebble Beach- Best Hotel in Carmel The Pebble Beach Lodge is one of those grand dames in the hotel world that upon walking through its infamous front doors flanked by pillars and jolly doormen sporting golf caps, you feel that you have
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Ritz Carlton Boston Commons- Best Hotels in Boston

Ritz Carlton Boston Common- Best Hotels in Boston It’s taken for granted perhaps, the high expectations we have when staying at any Ritz Carlton property. In a city as large and metropolitan as Boston though, finding consistency in quality and service is not always an
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Best Hotel in Mexico City- Four Seasons Mexico City

Four Seasons Mexico City

Four Seasons Mexico City There’s something about being a traveler in a steamy, crowded city like Mexico City that begs for a super cool haven to retreat to when work is done. In this city of 20 million people and in the heart of the
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Aman i Khas- Glamping Like A Maharaja

Aman i Khas- Glamping Like A Maharaja If you’re anything like me, you’ve constantly fantasized about going on a safari to be able to see nature’s wildest animals at their best but you cringed at the prospect of having to go camping, (mosquitoes, snakes, lack
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Amanjiwo- the best hotel in Yogyajakarta nestled near the historic Borobudur Temple.


Amanjiwo- Best Hotel Yogyakarta An unreal dream… this best describes the experience that is Amanjiwo, one of the most spectacular man made creations in the world. Nestled in rural central Java, the main island of Indonesia, Amanjiwo is about an hour’s drive from Yogyakarta and
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Ritz Carlton Launches Chinese Website

LEGENDARY LUXURY HOTEL COMPANY TAKES CHINA BY DIGITAL STORM WITH LAUNCH OF CHINESE WEBSITE AND PRESENCE ON SINA WEIBO The Ritz-Carlton President Underlines Importance of Talking to Chinese Luxury Consumers in Video CHEVY CHASE, MD, September 11, 2013 – Following a year of comprehensive research to deepen the understanding
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Commune by the Great Wall

Commune By The Great Wall- Best Hotels in China If you’ve ever wanted to take a time machine to become part of history, this is the hotel for you. The Commune by the Great Wall is an architectural wonder with none like it in the
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The Imperial Delhi- one of the best luxury hotels in Delhi where art reigns supreme and impeccable service is the norm.

The Imperial Delhi

The Imperial Delhi- Best Hotels in India The aptly named Imperial of Delhi, is a modern day hotel offering its distinguished guests an up close encounter with a level of luxury almost lost with the good old days of genuine hospitality and respect for high standards.
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The Perfect Summer Getaway can be found in the Blue Palace Hotel in Greece where summer months are balmy, the setting is ultra romantic and there are activities galore.

Blue Palace Hotel

The Blue Palace Hotel- Best Hotels in Greece There are moments in life when you are standing somewhere, looking at the sheer beauty around you and it seems like a dream that could disappear. Blue Palace, so aptly named, is one of those glorious places
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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa- romantic getaways in wine country and best hotels in California.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa I fall in love with hotels that linger in my mind and heart long after I’ve left. Having had the blessing to travel the world extensively, I can usually tell early on when a hotel is going to be
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Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo

Grand Hyatt Sao Paolo- Best Hotels in Sao Paolo In a city as steamy and busy as Sao Paulo, whether you’re here for pleasure or business, you’ll definitely need a respite from the heat and the Grand Hyatt is just the place. Modern lines and
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Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay

Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay- Best Luxury Getaways in Vietnam “Luxuriously at one with nature” is how this property describes itself and it is no exaggeration. Accessible only by water, Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay is surrounded by jagged mountains and white sand
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Best Hotels in Bangkok- The Sukhothai Bangkok

Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok

The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok In the heart of bustling Bangkok’s embassy and business district lies the beautiful Sukhothai Hotel. The Sukhothai is everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in a major city, with easy access to major transportation systems (skytrain and subway), impeccable
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Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco- the only SF hotel with an indoor lap pool.

Intercontinental SF

Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco In an industry filled with stiff competition and in a city that hosts some of the world’s most infamous properties, one would think that the relatively new kid on the block would be shaking in its shiny new boots. The Intercontinental
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The Wheatleigh- Romantic Getaways Near Boston

The Wheatleigh- Romantic Getaways Near Boston A beautiful two hour drive from Boston overlooking the Berkshire Mountains and lake, majestically hides the Wheatleigh, one of America’s most outstanding luxury, boutique hotels. Built in 1893 as a country chateau, the Wheatleigh has been lovingly maintained and
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The best boutique hotel in Rome has long been the St. George Roma which sets a cozy, sophisticated ambiance with great food and charming service.

St. George Roma

Editor’s Note- 2015*** Since my several stays at St. George Rome some years ago, the boutique hotel has been taken under by the Indigo Hotel chain. I haven’t visited the property since then so am unsure if it still upholds the same standards.  St. George
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My pick for the best hotel in Milano is hands down the Four Seasons Milano whose unbeatable location, plush furnishings and amazing cuisine are world class.

Four Seasons Milano

Four Seasons Milano- Best Hotel in Milano Four Seasons Milano is absolutely everything you would expect enchanting and magical Italy to be. Housed in what was once a 15th century convent, the Four Seasons Milano offers lucky guests the Italian experience of a lifetime, with
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Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle An oasis in and of itself…the Pan Pacific hotel in Seattle welcomes guests with a quiet elegance and charming service that is second to none. Sweeping into the chic lobby greeted by gracious hotel staff felt like arriving at a familiar,
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Ritz Carlton Los Angeles- Best Hotels Los Angeles

Ritz Carlton Los Angeles- Best Hotels Los Angeles It’s no secret that LA has its share of famous hotels, made all the more glamorous by Hollywood celebrities’ presence. Over the past two years though, there’s been a new kid on the hotel block, quietly usurping
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The best hotel in Tuscany is more a large villa with gorgeous views of rolling greens and waters. Villa la Massa takes you to another era.

Villa La Massa

Villa La Massa- Best Hotel in Tuscany On the banks of the river Arno in the heart of romantic Tuscany, just a few short kilometers from the center of Florence quietly sits Villa la Massa. Villa la Massa proudly holds a five hundred year history,
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Amandari- always on a list of the best hotels in Bali, this luxury hotel has private villas with plunge pools and open air massages.


Amandari Hotel- Best Hotels in Bali If there were ever a hotel that I could make my permanent home, Amandari is it. Here is a Balinese haven where the cliche ‘paradise on earth’ is no longer just a cliche, but a beautiful, glorious reality. Set
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A historic building in the heart of the city, Four Seasons Florence is the best hotel in Florence that will give you a glimpse of true Italian luxury.

Four Seasons Florence

Four Seasons Florence- Best Hotel in Florence It is difficult to decide which of the properties in the Four Seasons family reigns supreme but surely Firenze must rank very high on the list. Guest suites are housed in one of two historic buildings, either the
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Ritz Carlton Jakarta- my go to hotel in Indonesia's capital city where quiet luxury meets gold standard service.

Ritz Carlton Jakarta

Ritz Carlton Jakarta-Best Hotels in Jakarta One enters the majestic lobby feeling as if the best of the Renaissance era has come to life as gleaming marble, crystal chandeliers, rich artwork and stunning flower arrangements envelope the senses. The outside world ceases to exist and
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Mandarin Oriental Munich- Of the best hotels in Munich, this is my favorite as it combines Bavarian luxury with Oriental service.

Mandarin Oriental Munich

Mandarin Oriental Munich- Best Hotels in Munich One might think that choosing a hotel in Munich whose corporate background is Asian would be odd, but few, if any other properties offer guests the best of Bavarian luxury and exceptional, detail oriented service. Located ideally on
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One of New York's best hotels, the Mandarin Oriental New York is where opulent luxury meets traditional Asian service.

Mandarin Oriental New York

Mandarin Oriental New York Mandarin Oriental is a reason in itself to visit New York, with its most enviable location overlooking Central Park and sumptuous luxury that few can match. Occupying the 35th to 54th floors of the famed Time Warner building on Columbus Circle,
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The Peninsula Hotel Chicago- Best Hotels In Chicago

The Peninsula Hotel Chicago- Best Hotels In Chicago Beyond a shadow of a doubt, The Peninsula is Chicago’s best hotel in all senses. Here is a property that lives up to its reputation of indulgent luxury while encouraging guests to feel unabashedly at home. Simply
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Amanpuri - Forever one of Thailand's best luxury hideaways and with good reason. Exquisite service, gorgeous views, private beach and outstanding food.

Amanpuri – Forever One of Thailand’s Best Luxury Hideaways

Amanpuri- Forever One of Thailand’s Best Luxury Hideaways It was many years ago when I first set foot at Amanpuri, in awe of its stunning beauty- intricately carved rooves, azure tiles and hand-crafted teak furniture. This was one of my earlier visits to an Aman
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Hotel Cipriani and Palazzo- Best Hotel in Venice, Italy

Hotel Cipriani & Palazzo

Hotel Cipriani & Palazzo- Best Hotel in Venice Located on Giudecca Island, just a short gondola ride away from San Marco, Hotel Cipriani & Palazzo is, as its name suggests, a Venetian palace where old-world charm and modern amenities allow guests to experience an Italian
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The Peninsula Hong Kong- Best Hotel in Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong- Best Hotel in Hong Kong While there may be many famous addresses in Hong Kong, none can quite compete with The Peninsula. Classic luxury meets the most sophisticated and modern technology at this hotel, offering guests the perfect combination of pampered
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