Meet The New Chic Retreats Ambassador For 2014

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.

Soho House NYC
Soho House NYC
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!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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46 thoughts on “Meet The New Chic Retreats Ambassador For 2014

  1. Colleen Brynn

    Wow, Andi, congrats. I had a quick look and checked out what was available in my beloved Madrid. Don’t think I can afford anything like that yet, but when I am making my own money, oh boy!
    And I think it’s fair for some people to put zero emphasis on their accommodation… this comes down to extreme budget travellers for the most part, I would bet. I think I fit into that category at one stage of my life, but I am now evolving from there to someone who needs a cozy place to rest my feet at the end of a long day sightseeing, where I can shower without sharing a bathroom with 10 other people and all their gross hair clogging up the shower drain. Yeah, we’ve all been there.

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      Thanks a million! Yes, I totally understand what you’re saying. When I first started traveling, I stayed in some questionable places as well to save money, but actually in fact a lot of boutique hotels are rather inexpensive compared to the major hotel brands.

  2. Katie

    Congratulations, Andi! That place looks like a dream. I love boutique hotels as well. People thought I was nuts when I opted for one off the strip in Vegas once but to me, they make a stay so much more enjoyable. The beds are usually outrageously comfortable, not to mention the overall ambiance. I always love looking at them for decor ideas in my own home!

  3. Donna Hull

    Congratulations, Andi! Boutique hotels are my favorite type of accommodations. I see that Birkenhead House in Hermanus, South Africa, is included in the Chic Retreats collection. Alan and I stayed there after a safari. It was the perfect place to relax after all of those early morning and late afternoon game drives. Birkenhead’s personal service is outstanding.

  4. Amir Azulay

    Andi, its great to have you on board. Looking forward to working with you.
    So, where in the world would Andi love to cover after NYC?

  5. Terra

    Awwww, how exciting my friend!!! Congrats to you:-) I am looking forward to reading about your many adventures in 2014!!! Sending Hugs, Terra

  6. Antoinette

    I’ve lived in NYC for almost 20 years and one of my dream is to stay for a night or two in the SoHo House hotel… like ‘hey, let’s have a “sleepover” in SoHo real quick for the weekend and get sitters for our dogs’ haha! Have fun Andi and congrats on being the new ambassador!

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