LUXURY HOTELS

Four Seasons at Sayan review

Four Seasons at Sayan Review: Private pool villas in the Bali rainforest

By Janice and George

Was this a spaceship in the rainforest? No, it was the unique reception of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The resort is lovely, as are the private pool villas.

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Hotel Tugu Lombok review

Art? Antiques? Private pools? Hotel Tugu Lombok is gorgeous!

By Janice and George

Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.

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Savoy Hotel Yangon

Where to stay in Yangon? The Savoy Hotel oozes colonial charm

By Janice and George

You’re forgiven if the Savoy Hotel takes you back to the days of the British Raj. With overhead fans, teakwood floors and antiques, this boutique hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, oozes colonial charm.

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Ayung Resort Ubud

Ayung Resort Ubud: Tropical luxury and art in Bali

By Janice and George

One of the best-priced luxury resorts in Ubud, Bali? Ayung Resort Ubud is filled with art (think golden serpents and carved dragons). It dishes up artful cuisine too.

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travel philanthropy - Micato Safaris

Travel Philanthropy: How luxury hotels and tour operators give back

By Janice and George

Alila Villas Uluwatu does it. So do Belmond, andBeyond and Soneva. A growing number of luxury hotels/tour operators are involved in travel philanthropy.

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St. Nicolas Bay Crete

St. Nicolas Bay Resort: Chilling at one of the best hotels in Crete

By Janice and George

After exploring many of Greece’s archaeological sites, chilling out at St. Nicolas Bay Resort, one of the best hotels in Crete, was the travel prescription we needed.

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Sumahan on the Water

Istanbul’s Sumahan on the Water: A converted Ottoman distillery

By Janice and George

Leave the bustle of Istanbul behind when you stay at Sumahan on the Water, a former 19th century Ottoman distillery across the Bosphorus. Chic and restful!

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boutique hotels in rhodes

Getting drenched! And 3 boutique hotels in Rhodes we like

By Janice and George

Like drenched cats, with wet suitcases and a wicked wind blowing, we huddle under a canopy, not knowing where to find our hotel on this Greek island.

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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

Romance and relaxation on the menu at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

By Janice and George

No loud pool music! Yes, it’s all-inclusive, but stylish Pueblo Bonito Pacifica (in Cabo San Lucas) focuses on romance and relaxation.

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Quinta Las Acacias

Old world elegance at Quinta Las Acacias, Guanajuato

By Janice and George

Built in the 19th century as a French-style mansion, Quinta Las Acacias is the picture of old-world elegance – mixing European antiques with colorful Mexican touches and hospitality.

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Ballroom dancing a hit at Puri Mas Boutique Resort

By Janice and George

The creator of Puri Mas Boutique Resort on Lombok, Indonesia is a former world-champion ballroom dancer. His young dancers waltzed right into our hearts, just like Puri Mas.

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Villa Ganz

Guadalajara Gem: The Villa Ganz boutique hotel

By Janice and George

Turning off onto a leafy side-street in Guadalajara, our taxi deposited us at the Villa Ganz boutique hotel. And what a gem it is!

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Ritz-Carlton San Francisco club level

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Club Level: It’s the best!

By Janice and George

Prosecco by the fireplace? Named “Best in America” by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway, the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Club Level doesn’t disappoint.

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Belmond Casa Sierra de Nevada

Colonial living at Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

By Janice and George

Don’t look for a cookie-cutter hotel at Casa de Sierra Nevada. Rooms and suites are in colonial mansions sprinkled in the heart of San Miguel de Allende.

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