Hotel Wanderlust

Hotel Review: A Little Getaway to Napa You Don’t Want to Miss

Last week, we headed up to Napa for a little getaway. One thing about being in event industry – it’s hard to getaway and enjoy your self. You’re either doing site visits or working a program. But you don’t always get to enjoy.

Well – we did and we stayed at the fairly new Archer Hotel. It’s been open since November and located right in downtown Napa.

I loved the lobby of this property, it’s subdued during…

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Checking Out: A Sneak Peek into Modern Luxury at the St. Regis Monarch Beach

Modern and luxury are what come to mind when we think of the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Southern California – and the unbelievable ocean views.  It’s so luxurious and when we heard they were undergoing a huge renovation – we thought…really?  Take a look at their current pool.  Gorgeous right?  Well it’s all about to change and we can’t wait to see.

photo courtesy of St. Regis Monarch Beach

When we got the…

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InstaTour: Meadowood Napa Valley

We drove up to  Meadowood Napa Valley for a mid-week site visit and it didn’t disappoint.  If you follow us on Instagram (you really should), you would have already seen a few pictures.  It’s been several years since I’ve seen the property.  It’s hard to believe that it’s 50 years young.

Meadowood is perfect for an executive meeting, customer appreciation, sales incentive, or destination wedding, with 99 sleeping…

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Round-up: San Francisco Bay Area Hotels

Not much has happened in the San Francisco Bay Area on the hotel front over the last couple of years.  When it rains it pours and in the last month – 3 pretty significant changes have occurred which is change the landscape.
Parc 55 San Francisco
Wyndham Parc 55 is no longer – now it’s part of the Hilton Family and will officially be called Parc 55 San Francisco.  With a shared sales force, this will make the…

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ROAR ON THE ROAD: Powerscourt Hotel in Ireland

Our client wanted to bring their 80 person European Board Meeting to the countryside of Ireland yet be close to the city.  Of course we were up to the task and found the perfect fit for them at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa in Wicklow, Ireland, a 5-star luxury resort with breathtaking views, beautifully manicured gardens that remind you of Downton Abbey and just 30 minutes from Dublin.

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Checking Out: Trump Soho NYC | Swank & Modern

We have 2 clients heading to NYC in the coming months and they both wanted a property that was a bit more exclusive and intimate as well as a little away from the hustle and bustle of midtown. What property did we choose for them? The swank & modern Trump Soho.

This property is located in the hip area of Soho and is full of amazing restaurants, shops and lots of pretty people. (Just a side note: down the…

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Checking Out: Aspen, CO

Remember the client that is hosting a meeting and wants to snowmobile as a team buidling activity? I’ve already showed you the Jackson Hole, WY properties that we looked at.  This week I’m taking you to Aspen, CO.  We all know that there are tons of fun “snow” activities there.

These were the properties we presented to the client:

St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Aspen Resort is a premier hotel and the…

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Checking Out: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

I thought it would be fun to see what hotels I’m currently “checking out” for some of our clients.

We have a client that is looking for a snow destination, but not for skiing.  Their activity of choice is snowmobiling.

When searching for the ideal setting for a clients meeting or event, we look for very specific details that will 1) meet their goals, 2) add to the experience of the meeting or event 3) offers…

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Room 101: Qualia

Want to know the best hotel in the world – according to readers of Conde Nast Traveler? Qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah).  Where is Qualia? Hamilton Island in Australia surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef.

The best room? There are two according to the readers.  Pavilion No. 6 because of the views, seclusion and walkways to the beach and the Beach House for a private lap pool and guest quarters.

This is a…

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