the burrard

best bed: The Burrard, Vancouver, Canada

Ultra-hip and retro cool The Burrard is THE perfectly located mid-priced Vancouver hotel.  It is loaded with character; the Eames chairs are to die for. It never takes its self too seriously yet never fails to deliver on services. Originally…

fun art through out the Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet

best bed: Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet, Paris, France

  Historic café meets historic hotel family… Hotel Barriere Le Fouquet is a luxurious amalgamation of two fascinating histories. When Louis Fouquet bought Le Criterion bar in 1899 it was already over 100 years old. Rue Le Criterion had been…

a warm welcome from Patrico, one of the wonderful doormen at the milestone

best bed: The Milestone Hotel & Residence, London, UK

The Milestone’s goal is to make dreams come true. They succeed by being phenomenally considerate. I was wowed by the thoughtfulness, attention to detail and top notch service.  The Red Carnation group acquired the three 19thcentury townhouses that make up…

the main staircase at La Reserve, Paris

best bed: La Reserve, Paris, France

I’m pretty sure La Reserve is what heaven is going to look like, smell like, taste like, BE like!  The hotel truly is divine. Originally the home of Napoléon III’s half-brother, the Duc de Morny, it was built in 1854…

flowers at the entrance to the restaurant

best bed: The Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt

A huge wonderful step back in time yet with everything the modern traveler needs. Late 19thcentury… Victoria’s empire was dominating the global scene when Thomas Cook built the first concrete hotel to house rich brits exploring the wonders of Egypt.…

extraordinary flowers

best bed:  Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, Cairo, Egypt

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, Cairo, EgyptThis is one great hotel that wow’s with opulent empire style elegance and the best service imaginable. By the end of my four-night stay there wasn’t a staff member who didn’t…