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Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza Region, Argentina – Relais & Chateaux in the Midst of Malbec Country

Cavas Wine Lodge, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, sets a new precedent for vineyard-luxe. Even in winter, when leaves and fruit shrivel and brown, this posh outpost nurtures guests with meticulous service, excellent cuisine, and warm, involved owners. Billed as “The first luxury lodge in the foothills of the Andes,” Cavas Wine Lodge takes some […] Read More

Chesterfield Inn, West Chesterfield NH

From the fallen bones of 300 year old barns emerged the upscale Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield NH. In the early 1980’s, a collection of decrepit barns and sheds, first built in the 1700’s, were all that stood on this small hill overlooking busy Route 9. In 1984, Pamela Lendzion hired architect Rod Williams, who […] Read More

The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA: As Close to the VA State House As You Can Get

Once the hotel of choice for government officials, The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA, within steps (and with great views) of the Virginia State Capitol, has been newly renovated and updated as a cute artsy boutique for trendy travelers as well.   Joining the growing number of boutique hotels in Richmond VA (Quirk, Graduate Richmond, and […] Read More

Kimpton Mason and Rook Hotel, Washington DC

There are 11 Kimpton Hotels in Washington DC, and many fans of the brand love to try them out one by one. Mason and Rook, opened and welcomed into the Kimpton family a mere two years ago, can be found on a quiet side street – steps from DC’s zesty food and entertainment 14th Street […] Read More

The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC: Fraught With Baggage and So Much Fun

There’s never been a hotel so fraught with figurative baggage, so memorable in its role in the takedown of an American Presidency, as The Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. The suffix, “gate,” in fact, has applied to every scandal since, traced back to this newly renovated and mod-sexy hotel on the Potomac River. Yes, Richard […] Read More

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North: Artsy Cool in DC’s ‘Burbs

In the Canopy Hotel vernacular, employees are “Enthusiasts” in their respective posts: ergo, the Director of Food and Beverage is the “Food Enthusiast,” Marketing and Sales is “Sales Enthusiast,” and so on. And, it appears there’s a lot to be enthusiastic about. The spiffy section of N. Bethesda, Pike & Rose, is the perfect setting […] Read More

James NoMad NY: Four Bodies Wellness

James NoMad, the flagship of the James Hotel brand, opened in the Flatiron District of NYC (29th and Madison) in August 2017. Originally built in 1904 as the Seville Hotel and then, in 1987, rebranded as the Carlton, the space was gut renovated in 2017, keeping its elegant Beaux Arts exterior, and re-imagined inside as […] Read More

Ritz Carlton Westchester NY: Low On Glitz, For Sophisticates

Only ten years old, the Ritz Carlton Westchester NY has the hushed and polished ambiance of a much older, established hotel. In downtown White Plains, the most business-oriented city in affluent Westchester County, this Ritz offers surprisingly friendly, exceptional service and rooms of understated elegance. Half way (30 minutes) between Greenwich CT and Manhattan, the […] Read More

Chelsea NYC: FIT, Flowers, Floating Gardens, Figures, and the Cool Cambria Hotel

WHY GO: The Chelsea section of Manhattan was hipster Brooklyn before Brooklyn became Brooklyn. Home to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT: which is to clothing design what the Culinary Institute of America is to cooking), the country’s first successful elevated linear urban park, cool shops, a museum dedicated to math!, and even a jungle […] Read More

Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs NY: Historic-Chic

Good things come to those who wait. The much-anticipated Adelphi Hotel, meticulously reborn after nearly 5 years, is a brighter, lighter, more splendiferous version of it’s former Victorian self; from lobby to classy, luxurious guestrooms. First built in 1877 as a 100-room hotel, the Adelphi was a town landmark in the early days of thoroughbred […] Read More

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