Hotels + Resorts

Honeymooning in Singapore and Langkawi

A few days after our wedding weekend we jetted off for a four-night stay in Singapore, our first honeymoon destination. We wanted our first stop to be a city break and, having visited Singapore a few years prior, we knew it would be a great pit stop to unwind from the whirlwind of the wedding. We stayed at the recently built and elegant Fullerton Bay Hotel in a suite with stunning views of the marina and the incredible ship-like Marina Bay Sands Hotel. The breakfasts were absolutely enormous, the service truly spectacular, and the rooftop pool bar was simply superb. We spent our first two days half-submerged in the pool, acclimating to the humidity of Singapore, drinking delicious cocktails and fresh juices, eating the most incredible truffle-oil french fries, and trying desperately to get a semblance of a tan. As with all of our holidays, food played a leading role in our trip. We ate our way around Singapore, hunting down the famous black pepper crab I had been craving since my first trip. Read More ›

Luxury at Sugar Beach Hotel in St. Lucia

This past January, my husband and I decided to flee the polar vortex in New York and travel to a much warmer climate. We decided to escape to Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Hotel in St. Lucia, and it was probably one of the best vacations I have ever had. Located on over 100 acres of rain forest and the site of a sugar plantation dating back to the 18th century, Sugar Beach is in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. Read More ›

Tuscan Luxury at the Borgo Santo Pietro

Relais Borgo Santo Pietro is a lovely boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Italy’s Tuscan wine region. Located just outside the old world town of Palazzetto, the entrance to the hotel is unassuming and almost unnoticeable. Once inside the cast iron gates guests are treated to lavender lined winding stone drives and perfectly manicured regional foliage. Staff members greet every guest at the end of the drive with offers of local apertivos and libations. Once situated with their drink of choice, guests are offered an immediate tour of the property while their bags are placed in their suite. Once a private villa, the hotel has remained quintessentially Tuscan boasting ancient 13th century stone walls and terra-cotta shingles. Upon entering the main “house”, guests find themselves amongst what feels like an ancient Tuscan villa. There’s nothing that suggests you’ve walked into the lobby of a hotel, in fact it feels quite the opposite. A functioning fireplace surrounded by vintage settees and books about the old world make guests feel at home, rather than at a hotel. The communal part of the main floor of the house includes a reception room, a large chef’s kitchen with dining table, and a glass lined living room complete with billiard table and a view of the gardens. Read More ›

Dream in Color: 8 Colorful Hotels

Design hotels are fast-emerging as one of the latest trends in the industry, and it’s easy to see why. Who wouldn’t love to stay in a chic and stylish room designed by your favorite painter, clothing designer, or graffiti artist? Awash with color and panache, these 8 colorful hotels are at the top of the list for our next getaway! Read More ›