The Franklin – a “grand hotel”…

This is an elegant hotel located in a row of stately Victorian townhomes near Harrod’s and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It overlooks the beautiful Egerton Gardens. The Franklin’s interior is opulent with Anouska Hempel’s elegant embroidered furnishings, filigree silverware and Venetian stone floors invoke the spirit of an era goneby.  This hotel very recently […]

Hotel Alpina Wellness & Sporthotel…

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is a “European mountain lodge” located in the Austrian Alps about three and a half hours from Munich and outside of Salzburg.  Your munchkins are happily welcomed here with stuffed animals while you will be greeted with hot or cold drinks, depending on the season.  The resort is adjacent to the gondola station serving the […]

Hotel DE L’Europe

  I knew I was i n for a great stay at a “grand hotel” as my cab drew up for the front door of the Hotel DE L’Europe in Amsterdam.  A member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World,  this hotel is also known as the “Royal Palace of Amsterdam.”  It also has a […]

Hotel Le Negresco…

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Is a “grand hotel” on a prime corner location on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France.  I recently had the pleasure of staying here and absolutely loved every minute of my (too short!) stay.  From the impeccably turned out doormen to the friendly concierge to every member of the staff, and then to my […]

Badrutt’s Palace – A Grand Ho

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…located in the heart of St.Moritz, Switzerland among the towering Swiss Alps.  Since 1896, celebrities, sport lovers, and international travelers have enjoyed a luxury stay at this well-known hotel. It is a proud member of the prestigious hospitality organization, Leading Hotels of the World. In winter, you will enjoy the nightlife at their King’s Club […]

The Merrion – A “Grand Hotel…”

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Is located in the heart of Dublin and is comprised of four stately Georgian townhouses which were renovated into a charming and luxurious 5-star hotel in the late 1990’s. A member of the prestigious “Leading Hotels of the World” organization, it is also home to Ireland’s only two-star Michelin Restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud. In cooler months, […]

The Stafford…

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Is a “grand hotel” ideally located near London’s West End, convenient to threatres, eateries, art galleries, and close to shopping on Bond St., and Piccadilly. Its legendary American bar offers a superb martini along with other libations, to be enjoyed while viewing an extensive collection of memorabilia. The Stafford Hotel offers luxurious 5-Star service second […]

Hotel Sacher…

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Located in Salzburg, Austria is the epitome of a “Grand Hotel.” It beautifully blends modern touches with rich traditions, classic furnishings, and original paintings. It is situated along the Salzach River and offers wonderful views of Old Town Salzburg. This hotel welcomes international statesmen, royalty, celebrities, business people and leisure travelers from around the world. […]

Laucala Island…

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In Fiji is actually a private island resort. Comprised of 25 Fijian-style villas set on deserted beaches, coconut plantations and perched on top of volcanic mountains, each offers a different style of luxury living “Laucala Island” style. Natural fibers and woods adorn the resort and you’ll enjoy the vibrant orchids grown in the island gardens. […]

A Fave Loire Valley Escape…

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…is the hotel located at the Fonteraud Abbey and close to Saumur. (About two hours from Paris.) It was built in 1101 and is one of the biggest monastic communities. Richard the Lionheart is buried here along with Eleanor of Aquitaine (Queen of both France and then, England). Once a prison under Napoleon’s reign, it […]

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