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Swellegant Stays

The Marquesa Hotel Key West, Florida

Lushly landscaped gardens surrounding three sparkling swimming pools welcome you to the finest small Key West Victorian-era hotel. Located in the heart of the historic district of charming Old Town and listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, this original 19th century ‘conch’ house has been magnificently restored to its present splendor. The intelligent […]

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The Sheldon Chalet Talkeetna, Alaska

  Sits on what may not seem like an inviting stretch of earth. It is perched upon an isolated peak of rock projecting above a surface of inland ice, otherwise known as a nunatak. The chalet is 10 miles from the summit of Denali…let’s just say this is swank on the flanks of North America’s […]

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The Langham Chicago Chicago, Illinois

My husband was marking a milestone birthday and I wanted him to experience the best. So, when travel reviewer after experience influencer lauded The Langham Chicago as the place to stay—I had to book a room. The Langham Chicago’s global vibe grabs you the moment you cross their threshold with a well-trained staff that hales […]

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HarbourView Inn Charleston, South Carolina

  As Charleston’s only waterfront hotel in the Historic District, you get the best of the city from right here at The HarbourView Inn. Guests here are lucky enough to not only experience city and water views, but experience it all with the intimate approach of a bed-and-breakfast. The British West Indies furniture hints at […]

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Frederick Hotel – New York, New York

  Sleeping in Tribeca has always been trendy, so why stop now? As one of the cities über expensive places to live, the star sightings aren’t all that infrequent. The buzz of buildings going up and others being renovated is part of the bustling scenario that makes so many of us adore NYC. Directly in […]

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O Monot Boutique Hotel – Beirut, Lebanon

O Monot serves up the city on a silver platter for its guests. This capital city is buzzing and selecting a boutique hotel as your base is a wise choice. You’ll want excellent service, attentive staff that can tell you some of the best places to shop, sightsee, and which cafes offer the best seating […]

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Baha Mar – Nassau, Bahamas

Grand Hyatt is the first part of this compound to open. Baha Mar will be comprised of three luxury brands, SLS, this one and a Rosewood property. The largest casino in the Caribbean has been built here, but the views to the pools, water features and the great outdoors are easily accessible with floor-to-ceiling glass […]

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Villa Della Pergola – Alassio, Italy

Known for its spectacular views, the town of Alassio is in the province of Savona on the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy. Villa della Pergola is surrounded by manicured parkland and overlooks the bay. As the centerpiece of this foliage, this hotel is a majestic beacon amongst the fragrant pines. Its terracotta color against […]

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El Palauet – Barcelona, Spain

From tapas and cava to art and architecture, there is no question Spain has a strong identity that sets itself apart from the rest of Europe and the world. Even more so, Barcelona in particular is in a league of its own when it comes to thinking outside the box and putting a distinctly Catalonian […]

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Hotel Xcaret – Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Hotel Xcaret is designed and owned by the same group that brought the activity nature parks (Xenses, Xel-Ha, Xplore) to the Yucatán. Xenses, Xel-Ha, Xplore…Tucked between the cenotes and the Caribbean Sea is Xcaret the hotel, a 900 rooms resort complex. As massive as that sounds, they manage to create an intimate feel at the […]

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