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.
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.
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.
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.