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…

nearby archaeological ruins

best bed: The House Boutique Suites, Amman, Jordan

viThis the perfect upscale hotel for carry-on only travelers or those looking for a longer stay.  Each suite has a kitchenette and there is free laundry available on the 3rd floor. Opened in April 2018, The House is a great…

great lighting at the park hyatt chicago

best bed: The Park Hyatt, Chicago, USA

Jay Pritzker was one smart hotelier. In the late 50’s he figured out that people needed nice hotels near airports. He bought a small motel near LAX and started the Hyatt chain. 20 years later he saw a market for…