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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: 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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InstaTour: Hotel Healdsburg – A Hip Wine Country Hotel

A couple of weeks ago, I headed up to Healdsburg to check out Hotel Healdsburg.  I’m a little embarrassed to say this, but I’d never been to this quaint little town.

To be honest, I was expecting more of a Yountville or St. Helena feel.  Healdsburg is more like Napa or Sonoma but on a smaller scale.  It’s very close to Santa Rosa and right off the freeway.  If you’re coming from San Francisco, it’s not too far….

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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: Watsons Bay Hotel – Australia

I discovered this gem, Watsons Bay Hotel on the Vogue Living Australia Blog.  I love discovering new properties in unconventional ways.  It was this image that made me want to find out more about Watsons Bay.

Maybe it was the farm table, the white chairs and the flowers.  Not sure, but this looks like a wonderful spot to have a dinner party.

And then I saw this picture…

and thought this would be…

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Room 101: The Hottest New Beach Hotels

Summer is nearing an end and the kiddos will be back in school soon (some already are).  If you are looking for a little getaway – here are a couple of my favorites from Travel + Leisure Hottest New Beach Hotel list.  To see the full list, head over to the Travel + Leisure site.

Cabo San Lucas – Hotel El Ganzo

Hotel El Ganzo offers 72 stylish guest rooms along the Sea of Cortez.  The pool was rated by Fodor’s…

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Room 101: W Austin

I was in Austin last week scouting venues for SXSW and stayed at the W Austin.

Swanky – yes.  Relaxed – yes.  Residential feel – yes.  Would I stay there again – ABSOLUTELY!

I love W hotels in general and this property was no different.  The common areas are relaxing living rooms, they have two.  It’s bright, comfortable and the staff is super friendly.

The location of the hotel is great, the Second…

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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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Room 101: Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill is nestled on the coast of Newport Beach in southern California.  I heard that the property was gorgeous and while on vacation last week, we decided to pop in and see for ourselves.  The word “stunning” is an understatement.

A combination of hand-laid stone and soaring palms welcomes guests to the Italian inspired hotel, only 30 minutes from Orange County Airport.  Guests choose…

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