Photo Source: New York Palace Hotel, New York City
The New York Palace Hotel in New York City is located just steps from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center on Madison Avenue. The hotel boasts 813 guest rooms and 86 suites, including the prominent Towers accommodations, showcasing exceptional views of the city skyline, elegant furnishings and enhanced features. Over the past century, the Madison Room & Bar in The Palace’s famed Villard Mansion has set the scene for the most important of occasions. This landmark room now serves up an enticing menu of bistro-style cuisine by Executive Chef James Staiano, offering an eclectic choice of appetizers, entrées and tempting desserts for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Photo Source: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
The Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, Canada is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver at the corner of Georgia and Howe Streets. First opened in 1927 in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Hotel Georgia came to be known as the city’s most elegant retreat. The Georgian Revival structure welcomed a who’s who of the entertainment world to British Columbia, including Elvis Presley, Nat “King” Cole, Katharine Hepburn and British royalty. Designed with a residential atmosphere, the 156 rooms and suites layer modern sophistication against the historic backdrop of the restored luxury hotel. Situated within the inner courtyard of the hotel’s fourth floor, Reflections Outdoor Restaurant & Lounge offers light fare and specialty cocktails in an elegant and stylishly relaxed outdoor bar and lounge setting.
Photo Source: St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis
The St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri is a National Historic Landmark located just a short walk from the Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch, and America’s Convention Center. This downtown St. Louis hotel offers an ideal location and meeting destination while providing elegant luxury that exceeds visitors’ expectations in every detail from the opulent Grand Hall to the elegant Ballrooms. This convention property offers extensive event space for successful corporate events and memorable social gatherings. Personal service, luxurious amenities and two restaurants add modern services to old world charm. Discover St. Louis Union Station Hotel – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and enjoy the classic choice for the perfect wedding, business meeting or a romantic weekend getaway.
Photo Source: Mandarin Oriental Munich
The Mandarin Oriental Munich in Munich, Germany is Munich’s most elegant retreat. Tucked away in a quiet side street, Mandarin Oriental Munich offers an enticing blend of luxury, comfort, and style. Surrounded by some of the city’s most famous sites, this 5-star luxury hotel exudes a blend of modern charm and refined décor. With an enticing mix of mouth-watering cuisine, delicious drinks and stunning interior design, the Mandarin Oriental Munich also offers an extensive choice of restaurants and bars. Michelin-starred, French-inspired cuisine with Asian influences at Restaurant Mark’s. Changing menus in a relaxed atmosphere at BistroMO. Cocktails and afternoon tea at the Mandarin Bar & Lounge. A fine selection of rums at Rum Club. Light al fresco dining on the China Moon Roof Terrace. And traditional Bavarian dishes in the rooftop Wooden Chalet. Visit often.
Photo Source: Ritz Carlton Buckhead, Atlanta
The Ritz Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia is ideally situated in the heart of Atlanta’s most celebrated neighborhood and offers visitors effortless access to the city’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment establishments. Renowned as an Atlanta landmark on the social scene with exquisite dining, beautiful ballrooms, and the most luxurious hotel accommodations in the city, The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead features 510 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including 56 suites featuring bay window views of the city’s skyline, more than 23,000 square feet of function and meeting space, including two ballrooms, convenient access to prestigious Buckhead shopping, cultural attractions and close proximity to MARTA mass transit (Take North Line, Exit Buckhead Station, N7).
Photo Source: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Mariental
The Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch in Mariental is an oasis in the midst of imposing parallel dunes that convey an atmosphere of freedom, pristine nature, warmth and safety. Three styles of chalets are provided and, although all have the same standard of luxury and finished quality, four chalets are constructed of wood and sit on stilts built on top of a Kalahari sand dune and have unsurpassed views to the Southwest. The main difference between the styles of chalets, besides the construction method, is the fact that the dune chalets have a bath and shower, while the strobhale chalets have only a shower. Meanwhile, Garden Court rooms are situated close to the reception area and have private gardens separated by wooden dropper-fences and each has en suite shower facilities, air-conditioning, fans, and a coffee/tea station. A cheetah named Pepper is the ranch mascot.
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Photo Source: Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson
The Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson, New Hampshire is a charming and romantic country inn where visitors are pleasantly greeted by the fragrance of balsam and pine mixed with apples and cinnamon. From the rich burnish of the wide-plank floors to the authentic wood-fueled fireplace, the main house of the inn, called the Main Inn, offers 9 individually unique and enchanting colonial-style guest rooms. All have air-conditioning, private baths, telephones and flat-screen TVs. Complementing the main house are 7 charmingly cozy cottages. For decades upon decades, visitors to the White Mountains of New Hampshire have marveled at the unparalleled beauty of this unique country farm inn while gathering around a crackling fire on chilly mornings, the inviting smell of home baked goodies wending its way from the kitchen. In 2000, new owners added a Carriage House and Spa with 12 luxury suites, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Visit often.