October 2012

October 2012

Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado

Where can your clients go ATVing through canyons; take a shot at archery or skeet shooting; go in search of dinosaur tracks; take a tour of an auto museum; get a spa treatment and arrive at their moon-lit dinner on horseback all in one day?

Vintage Palm Beach

We must be honest—we swooned over Palm Beach when we visited earlier this year.

The Surrey, New York City

Location, location, location. Yes, The Surrey—New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux property—is utterly magnificent, but its location in a quiet Upper East Side residential neighborhood and just around the corner from the Whitney, not to mention steps away from Central Park and the best of Madison Avenue shopping, puts it over the top when it comes to Manhattan hotel stays.

The Best of India at ITC Hotels

We finally make it to India, a patient country with patient people, and it’s emotional and inspiring and overwhelming for the naturally impatient. But after a couple of days, we know to look for the namaste-inspired logo of ITC Hotels to soothe and pamper our edgy selves while we try to mix business with pleasure, as so many of their clients do.

St. Regis Offers City Sophistication & Barefoot Luxury in Mexico

In Mexico, beauty, luxury and unforgettable high-end service are presented in one fabulous pair—there’s the formal, black tie elegance of the sophisticated St. Regis Mexico City mingling with the barefoot luxury of the AAA five-diamond beach property in Riviera Nayarit, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.

Mexico Boutique Hotels’ Steller Collection

Recently, we had a chance to chat with Sylvie Laitre, director for Mexico Boutique Hotels, a collection of more than 30 properties that provide one-of-a-kind experiences in some of Mexico’s most alluring destinations.

Four World-Class Private Island Resorts

Seclusion is a luxury, but even a secluded getaway still has to offer enough stimulation—activities, dramatic surroundings, delicious food, snappy service, some other select escapists for companionship—so people don’t feel merely isolated or bored.

More on Luxury Private Island Resorts

The reason Recommend’s November 2011 article about five single-island resorts is still so useful is that when resorts are this successful, owners think twice before making radical changes.

In Santa Catarina, The Surf’s up for Luxury Travel

USTOA members were here for their out-of-country-meeting in 2008 and TravelMart Latin America (TMLA) was here with 250 international tour operators and specialist agents last fall.

Postcard From Mozambique

Don’t tell the world, but we’ve found the precise spot where the striped, multicolored and glow-in-the-dark fish you’ve seen in the best aquariums all mingle.