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8 Seductive Pink Luxury Hotels Best to Visit for a Romantic Stay
Sure, a vintage pink luxury hotel or resort makes for stunning backgrounds for all your Instagram needs. But are there photogenic 5-star hotels in various shades of pink that are must-stay destinations in addition to their lens appeal? Our correspondent has curated a list of 8 the best seductive pink luxury hotels in the world to…
The 5 Best Places for Romantic Luxury Vacation in French Riviera
Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 5 best places for a romantic luxury vacation in the French Riviera this summer, including suggestions on the top hotels, museums, beaches and marvelous activities to pursue in Nice, St. Tropez, Cannes and other iconic spots on the Côte d'Azur. now is the perfect time for…
21 Best Literary Luxury Hotels in the World for Book Lovers
Whether you're planning a journey to celebrate National Poetry Month in April, or just a book worm who also loves traveling the world, you may (as we often do) find yourself in search of a luxury literary boutique hotel with a bibliophile's sensibilities. Which made us wonder: what are the best luxury hotels in the world for book lovers? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the world's best luxury literary hotels with a library and a focus on books, reading and story-telling as their sine qua non. Intrigued? Read on.
What are the Best Luxury Hotels in the UK Countryside?
For serious fans of Bridgerton, Downtown Abbey and The Crown, a weekend away in the English countryside manor is the stuff of dreams. Luckily, there are several seriously luxurious places to stay in the bucolic and beautiful rural areas of the UK. And many of the region's beloved classic properties have been updated with all of modern luxury conveniences, too. So if you're looking to get out of the major cities in Britain, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to explore some the rustic charms of the country life, what are the best luxury hotels in the UK countryside right now? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the answers. Here' are the most luxurious places to stay in rural areas and best luxury hotels, manor houses, castles and estates in the English and UK countryside.
The Most Luxurious “Hygge” Hotels and Resorts in the World
As the chill winds begin to blow and the rush of the holidays dies away, lots of us begin thinking about where to go for a winter vacation that demands nothing of us. We love to ski as much as anyone - but we're talking about places to go that only require the right companion, a couple of cute sweaters and a pile of great books to read to become a true winter paradise. If you're similarly inclined, our intrepid correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of where to find the most luxurious "hygge" hotels and resorts in the world to escape to this winter.
The Most Private Luxury Hotels and Resorts Right Now
A private entrance and easy social distancing are the new infinity pool at luxury hotels and resorts. The must-have (or at least very highly desirable) guest amenity that could make all the difference in whether we feel good about booking a visit or not. Which luxury hotels and resorts provide the highest levels of privacy, social distance and open spaces for a COVID-19 era vacation? Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has the answers. Here are the most private luxury hotels and resorts in America right now.
the best travel apps to book a hotel at the last minute
Part of the hustle is that sometimes you have to travel at the last minute. A meeting runs late. Or a flight gets delayed. And you get stuck in an airport for multiple hours. Or you hit the wall and just need to get out of Dodge, fast. Should you find yourself in such a situation, what's the most efficient way to book a decent local hotel on really short notice? And how can you be sure that you're not checking into the Bates Motel because you're desperate for a place to lay your head for a few hours? Correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has sussed out the best travel apps to book a hotel at the last minute.
best luxury hotels in the world: the Beaumont in London
In a world full of luxury hotels, with new ones opening all the time, which ones are the best? In our ongoing series, we share our finds. They're hotels and resorts at which we've personally stayed (with no promotional consideration involved). We'd recommend these to friends and family - and to you, dear reader. In this edition of best luxury hotels in the world: the Beaumont in London.
best luxury hotels in the world: the Whitby in New York
In a world full of luxury hotels, with new ones opening all the time, which ones are the best? In our ongoing series, we share our finds. They're hotels and resorts at which we've personally stayed (with no promotional consideration involved). We'd recommend these to friends and family - and to you, dear reader. In this edition of best luxury hotels in the world: The Whitby Hotel in New York.
Love good music? Why not stay at a lyrical luxury hotel?
If music be the food of love, how should we think about a music-inspired luxury hotel? Surely, they must be romantic, exciting, even intoxicating. No matter the genre -- classical, pop, chamber music, hip-hop, jazz, or rock-and-roll -- across the globe there are unique hotels that will bring you closer to the music, fellow-music lovers, and performers. And perhaps even to the very best version of yourself.
The stunning luxury hotels of our dreams right now
Here’s the thing with luxury hotels – every time you think you’ve seen, heard about, or stayed in the best of the best, a new one opens that trumps everything that preceded it. Or a venerable one gets a multi-million dollar makeover and becomes newly relevant and enticing. Here’s a list of the 10 unique, fabulous and gorgeous properties that we’re currently dreaming of visiting -- some old and some new, all of them properties that we've never stayed at before but have heard wonderful things about. Have you been to any of these? And what’s on your list?
Montage Palmetto Bluffs is the Ultimate Luxury Escape
Can the Lowcountry of South Carolina deliver a high luxury experience? Oh, yes, dear reader. Case in point? The fabulous Montage Palmetto Bluffs, often cited on lists of the most romantic hotels in the world. We first stayed there a few years ago, and fell completely in love with this gracious resort. A couple of years ago, a $100 million renovation made it even more magical. If you want to leave every manner of urban care behind – especially if you’re traveling with small children, or a large group – this serene hideaway is an answered prayer.
the best luxury spas and hotels to offer animal therapy
The first time we heard it, we thought it was a joke: goat therapy. Are you kidding? (Pun fully intended). Then one of our team members spent a jolly afternoon at a local farm watching and playing with adorable little kids and goats, and returned convinced that it was a terrific, low-tech and reasonably accessible way to reduce stress and increase our feelings of well-being. Goat yoga is totally a Thing now, and there are wellness programs featuring equines, chickens, sheep, pot-bellied pigs and a host of other animals.
Will Aman Be Crowned Best of all New York Luxury Hotels?
Legendary luxury hospitality company Aman is coming to Manhattan! Aman junkies of the world, you’ll soon have a new destination to explore. And Trump Tower, you'll soon have a new neighbor! Here at Dandelion Chandelier, we've already shared our experiences at our first Aman resort – Amangani, located high on a bluff in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Aman resorts have long been an inside secret among the global elites. It’s been notable that in our ongoing series of interviews with various Luminaries, several have mentioned their love for Aman's incredible collection of properties and its exquisite service. It really is A Thing. And now it’s coming to New York City.
Luxury Legends: Do Aman Resorts Live Up to the Hype?
The best luxury hotels and resorts in the world, in the most incredible locations. That’s how people who have visited them describe Aman properties. That is, if you can get someone to talk about them – Aman is still a bit of an insider secret. The hotels do not advertise, they have no loyalty program, and rates average $1,400 per night for a basic room (they can climb to $50,000 per night.) We’d traveled the world extensively for years, but we had never heard the Aman name until we started hanging around truly wealthy people a few years ago. Up until that point, we had fancied ourselves knowledgeable luxury travelers, well-versed in the nuances of the Four Seasons, the Ritz, the St. Regis, and the iconic grand dame hotels in major cities around the world. We thought we were totally in on whatever insider luxury hotel secrets there might be. We were wrong.
Chic Insider Tips on the Best Luxury Hotels in Paris
Now that the fabled Hôtel de Crillon has reopened on the Place de la Concorde after a 4-year renovation, where does it rank in the pantheon of luxury hotels in Paris? We asked our Dandelion Chandelier Paris Bureau Chief to weigh in on what the opening means for those who are planning a trip to the City of Light and curious to learn where the chic insiders from France and other cosmopolitan places are staying right now. Here’s our report.

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