Best Hotels in the World: Spring 2017

“Fly and flop; heads in beds.” Those the early memes of Expedia. When the OTA (online travel agency) first launched in 1996, we considered hotel beds commodities, interchangeable experiences, mattress widgets sold in electronic bits and bytes, but without the burden and costs of storage or shipping (good luck, Amazon). We bought hotel room futures […]

Richard’s Picks: Best Hotels in the World, Fall 2016

The wisdom of the crowd is a beautiful thing, except when it’s not. When it comes to matters of taste, the pack tends to push quality assessments to a lower common denominator. That can be good when the bar is a best-surprise-is-no-surprise epistemology, but if you seek quality of a different metric…say, personality, artistic rendition, […]

The Best Luxury Suites in Las Vegas

It is impossible to overdo luxury, except here. I’m going to show you the 5 most sumptuous suites in Las Vegas–havens of luxury, palaces of indulgence, pillows of bliss. These suites dazzle the senses and cast out the stress. Have a look with this video: The 5 Most Sumptuous Suites in Las Vegas 1)The ARIA […]

Richard’s Gold List: Hotels and Restaurants

HOTELS Northern Ireland: Lough Erne Resort We surveyed the width and breadth of the land, turned every doily, checked every thread count, and we’re pleased to announce that the Lough Erne Resort, on a 600-acre peninsula in Enniskillen, is the best hotel in Northern Ireland for 2014. And the leaders of the Free World agree, […]

Luxury Hotels Bermuda – The Gold List

Bermuda has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world and this video showcases a few that we visited, all of them Gold List caliber. Rest Your Head Here Here is the symphony of elegance and refinement. The epitome of warmth and welcome. Along with my friend Lisa Niver, I had the pleasure of […]

Richard’s Picks: The 11 Best Hotels for Winter 2014-2015

Throughout the spring of my travel career I spent more time in sleeping bags than in beds. But then with seasoning I discovered the joys and comforts of a great hotel, and since have been checking-in and indulging for more nights on the road than at home. So, naturally, I think it fair to share […]