January 3, 2014
To me, the magic of traveling begins the moment I walk into my intended hotel. I am not like a lot of travelers who believe that one’s hotel experience is not of significance, since the majority of one’s journey will be spent exploring outside the hotel’s front doors. While I do lose myself in the world of travel when I am abroad, I also care deeply about my accommodations and spend quite a bit of time researching the best choice/s for my trips. Over the years, I have developed a strong passion for boutique hotels, especially ones that offer an incredible personal attention to detail and service. This is why I could not be more excited to announce that I have been selected as the new Chic Retreats Ambassador for 2014!
Chic Retreats is a collection of the best boutique hotels, B&Bs, and luxury villas from around the world — all thoughtfully selected by the founder and Managing Director Lulu Townsend. Personally selected for their style, charm, and personal service (Lulu is not interested in star ratings), you are guaranteed to be treated as an individual and not just a room number. This is exactly the kind of brand that I want to represent.
For Christmas, I surprised my husband with a trip to NYC for Valentine’s Day weekend, thus the first Chic Retreats property that I will be staying in is the glamorous Soho House NYC. This boutique hotel and private members club is located in the Meatpacking District and is built over 45,000 square feet of an old warehouse building. It offers 30 spacious bedrooms; each bespoke-designed with large beds and walk-in rainforest showers. We are counting the seconds until we can check in.
I urge you to visit Chic Retreats website and allow yourself to daydream about your next getaway. Once you have, let me know if you were tempted by any of the properties with a comment below and feel free to connect with Chic Retreats via Facebook or Twitter. I wish all of my followers many beautiful adventures in 2014!