Shanghai is incredible and is well worth the visit not just on a layover but on a trip of it's own, too! It has a very easy transportation system, many incredible and unique districts that are easy walkable, and phenomenal (affordable) food.
South America is an amazing continent with a wide range of diverse cultures to experience. If you’re thinking about going to South America for the first time, here are some of the highlights to help you plan your trip.
Singapore is one of the most incredible places I've ever been to - it is literally a city within a garden rather than a garden within a city. You can only imagine how many instargrammable places there are in Singapore!
Hôtel de Paris is undeniably the crown jewel of Monte Carlo and arguably the entire French Riviera. It is the staple of classic luxury as the most discerned travelers know it, which is why I am so honored to write about it as the incredible final stop of my French road trip.
In a village called La Celle en Provence, there is a 12th century Benedictine convent. Alain Ducasse took over the property and transformed it into the centerpiece of hospitality, heritage and fine dining.
Florence is perhaps one of the most wanted, visited and talked about places in Italy. Some may even say, "If you haven’t been to Florence, you haven’t seen Italy". Here is a quick guide to a perfect weekend getaway to Florence.
I never thought that I would be able to write about a 5-star property that has huge rooms, floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of Hong Kong Bay, an incredible infinity pool and numerous dining options ... at a price as low as $150 a night. The Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong, a Shangri-La Hotel, has done my entire job for me through the opening line
Few places in the world match the caliber of modern beauty that The United Arab Emirates have to offer. Conveniently located across the street from the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, The Shangri-La Dubai is the epitome of sophisticated luxury and an embodiment of the wealthy Emirati culture. "Shangri-La" is a term coined by British author, James Hamilton, who named a fictional place in his novel, Lost Horizon, Shangri-La. The term is synonymous with earthy paradise ... and The Shangri-La in Dubai is just that.
The largest island in Belize, Ambergris Caye is a stunning destination known for it's prominent snorkeling and diving locations, a multitude of exciting activities, mouthwatering food and so much more. With cheap flights from most places in the U.S - Belize is the perfect destination for a short budget trip or even a little luxury splurging.
Belgium is arguably the most underrated country in Europe. Nested in the middle of The Netherlands, Germany and France, Belgium will give you the best of all three worlds. It is a petite country that is rich with jaw dropping architecture, delicious food, and a simple system of transportation. Most importantly, it is very affordable and the perfect destination for a long weekend getaway.
There is no place more luxurious on the island than the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island . Nested on the northeastern coast of Florida, Amelia Island is rich historical tales in addition to its scenic beauty. The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island offers a vast number of unique activities for adults and kids alike, and very noteworthy on-site dining experiences.
Budapest is an absolutely stunning city. It is relatively small and walkable, it is rich in jaw dropping architecture, and the food and alcohol is cheap (& delicious). It is inexpensive and allows you the opportunity to splurge on 5 star hospitality, and best of all, Budapest is perfect for a [long] weekend trip!
Proudly boasting its numerous attractive amenities, opulent atmosphere, and unparalleled with attention to detail, The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour finds its popularity among some of the the most discerning travelers of the world. Here is why your next weekend getaway should be at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour.
Nothing that I write here can prepare you for the emotions that you will experience in Cuba. What I will say, though, is that if you have an open mind, a sense of compassion, and the longing to get deeply intertwined in Cuban culture - it will be like nothing you have experienced before.
Hundreds of celebrities, Heads of State, Ministers, and Presidents have stayed at the Intercontinental Geneva. Follow me as I celebrate the contemporary luxury of this fabulous Swiss hotel on the 70th anniversary of the Intercontinental Brand.