Cape Cod is one of the U.S.'s most magical getaways, encompassing 17th-century towns and the stunning National Seashore. First settled in 1665, Chatham occupies has an enviable location between the Upper and Lower Cape, with some of the region's best shoreline. The town's most venerable resort, the Chatham Bars Inn, open year-round, was originally built in 1914 and makes the most of this brilliant setting; the property overlooks a private quarter-mile beach. Everything, from the elegant interiors and 25-acre gardens to the gracious staff and acclaimed restaurant and spa, is topnotch. But the main reason this resort has been a favorite of generations is the relaxed ambience that facilitates a blissful return to summer's simple pleasures: beach walks, clam bakes, sailing and quality time with family and friends.
Located in the heart of New Orleans adjacent to the French Quarter, Le Pavillon opened in 1907. With a history dating back to the Gilded Age, and impeccable French décor throughout, the hotel piques the imagination and delights the senses. Le Pavillon is affectionately known as “The Belle of New Orleans” by discerning travelers who appreciate both the exceptional service and the elegant ambiance of this historic hotel. This intimate hotel reflects the gracious spirit of long ago New Orleans, but features amenities of today like Wi-Fi, a fitness center, rooftop pool and state-of-the-art meeting facilities. Le Pavillon invites guests to socialize nightly in the lobby for a little taste of home, serving complimentary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along with ice cold milk and piping hot chocolate.
Shutters is ideal for those looking for laid-back California elegance. With art that includes works by Hockney, Lichtenstein and Motherwell, and a master sommelier on staff, the property takes the craft of living well seriously. Michael S. Smith, the Obama White House interior designer, has made it an oasis of beach chic: guest rooms have hardwood floors, cashmere throws, built-in entertainment centers and shelves stocked with thoughtfully chosen books. The airy beachside restaurant One Pico, and the café-bar Coast encourage lingering. Besides the fitness center, Shutters offers yoga on the beach, bicycle rentals and surfing lessons, as well as preferred appointments at ONE the spa, which has a range of treatments using Ole Henriksen products.
SKYLOFTS is an exclusive, boutique “hotel within a hotel” on top of MGM Grand on the Strip. Often referred to as an experience rather than a hotel, SKYLOFTS draws guests who seek the ultimate exclusive retreat amidst Las Vegas’ entertainment and fine dining. Guests are whisked from the airport in a chauffeured custom Maybach 62 and brought to the 29th floor of MGM Grand hotel tower via private elevators. LOFTS are generous two-storey suites with sweeping city and mountain views with dedicated 24-hour butler and concierge service. Service is customized and guests are contacted prior to arrival to ensure a seamless stay to include everything from tickets to Cirque de Soleil’s KA to a choice table at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon.
Tribeca is one of New York City's most under-the-radar neighborhoods, beloved by locals and plugged-in visitors who appreciate its proximity to SoHo, Greenwich Village and Wall Street, but love being away from the tourist troves. One of the area's biggest spokespersons is Robert De Niro, who spearheaded the Greenwich Hotel, a bold statement of handcrafted design. The work of numerous artisans from around the world is woven into the interiors, which feature such design details as leaded glass windows, exposed oak beams and antique wood floors. A mix of styles, from Tibet to Morocco, is featured in guest rooms, and some have working fireplaces. The hotel's gorgeous library, leafy courtyard, spa and pool are open only to guests, making even first-time visitors feel like they are bona fide Tribeca residents.
The ocean-front Setai, Miami Beach bears the unmistakable signature of visionary hotelier Adrian Zecha, who infused sleek Miami Art Deco with a serene Eastern aesthetic into the redesign of the iconic property. The façade of the 1938 Dempsey-Vanderbilt hotel was meticulously restored, its interiors enhanced with Burmese teak, Indonesian bronze and dark gray bricks salvaged from historic Shanghai buildings. Counterpoint to the original building is the new adjacent 40-story glass residential tower, which houses some of the hotel’s suites. With three pools, a recording studio by Kravitz Design, Inc., three acclaimed restaurants and dedicated concierge team, The Setai leaves no request unfulfilled.