Category: Suite Spots

Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa – Discovery Channel Founder’s Luxury Resort

By Jessica Zemple Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa   Tap into your curiosity, kick-start your heart with adventure, find peace and more connection to yourself, experience the Wild West, or relax in luxury at this luxury resort. Curiosity. Adventure. Connection. Some “Wild West”…and yes, luxury. You must be near the border of Colorado and Utah where five canyons, with layers of magnificent red rock aging over 300 million years, converge to build a serene valley and where you find Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa. Each of the five canyons has a story of its own, just as the resort, #12 ... Read more

ESPACE NORDIK Condo-Hotel at Château Mont Sainte-Anne

Where joie de vivre celebrates l’art de vivre   With the Canadian dollar currently trading at a 30% discount, there’s never been a better time for U.S. investors to invest in the ESPACE NORDIK Condo-Hotel at Mont Sainte-Anne, the premier French Canadian resort, 20 minutes from Le MASSIF du Charlevoix and 30 minutes from Quebec City.  Château Mont Saint-Anne is undergoing the final phase of its $40 million transformation into Quebec’s premier resort: ESPACE NORDIK Condo-Hotel. Invest and enjoy Ski-in/Ski-out access at the foot of the best skiing and natural snow conditions in Quebec. Luxury location A mere 30 minutes ... Read more

This Winter, Think Spring at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada’s Castle in the Snow   The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise this Spring Break; Who needs an imitation castle in the sun when you’ve got a real castle in the snow? The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise near Banff, Alberta, is a beautiful winter castle situated on the edge of a glacial lake in the Canadian woods, with a storybook look, horse-drawn sleighs, diamond-cut mountain peaks, and giant evergreen trees laden with snow. Located in Banff National Park, about two hours from of the international airport at Calgary, Alberta, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is surrounded by ... Read more

Brian Hazen: Aspen Lifestyle Estates

Brian Hazen Aspen lifestyle estates guru Brian Hazen has been making people’s dreams come true in Aspen for the last 37 years, as a full‑time Real Estate Broker. He specializes in luxury real estate, specifically in luxury homes, town homes, building sites, ranches, and special country estates. He’s a Coldwell Banker Previews Specialist. He’s been awarded Coldwell Banker’s President’s Award for highest production level achieved in the last three years. Brian was inducted into the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s Billion Dollar Club and named in the Top 250 out of the Top 1000 U.S. Brokers by Real Trends ... Read more

W is for WOW

W is for WOW LESLIE WOIT Whether plummeting down the iconic face of Bec des Rosses or dancing under Farinet’s open roof with Prince Harry, Verbier’s amusements are boundless.   Where to rest up for another day-full? Until lately, this Swiss party town has been dominated by chalet living, but now there’s another option for a base camp of one’s own: skiing’s first W Hotel opens this December at the foot of Medran Gondola, promising to transform village life. Ski to the door of your stylish suite or make a beeline for the swish bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. A 24-hour concierge provides what you want, when you want it: ... Read more

THE HOTEL

THE HOTEL SPARKLING HILL RESORT By  Kingfisher Heli Sparkling Hill, the embodiment of luxury, has a heli pad right outside the door. Kingfisher Heli is the official heli-ski operator for the resort, and Sparkling Hill is a short drive from Silver Star Ski Resort for stormy days when flying isn’t possible. My visit to Sparkling Hill took place a week before Christmas and the hotel was even more festive than normal, with a 20-foot Christmas tree and Swarovski-laden reindeer filling the lobby. We were offered gluten-free cookies upon arrival and shown to our spacious rooms infused with crystals, including a ... Read more

W IS FOR WOW – Verbier Switzerland

W IS FOR WOW – Verbier Switzerland Farinet’s W Hotel Whether plummeting down the iconic face of Bec des Rosses or dancing under Farinet’s open roof with Prince Harry, Verbier’s amusements are boundless. Where to rest up for another day‑full? Until lately, this Swiss party town has been dominated by chalet living, but now there’s another option for a base camp of one’s own: skiing’s first W Hotel opens this December at the foot of Medran Gondola, promising to transform village life. Ski to the door of your stylish suite or make a beeline for the swish bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping ... Read more

Hotel Terra – Jackson Hole

By Jules Older Searching for a healthful holiday? Start with the big picture: get high. There is, almost indubitably, something healthy feeling about mountains. To be high in the Rockies or the Alps, the Sierra or the Dolomiti makes you feel good—strong, healthy… better.   There’s also something healthy feeling about getting outdoors in winter. Leaving the den, the office, and breathing air crisp and cold enough that you can see your breath—mmm… invigorating. And so it is at the Hotel Terra Jackson Hole and its perfectly named spa, Chill. You’re high in the Grand Tetons next door to the ... Read more

Roughing It in Luxury: Four Seasons Jackson Hole Lassos us into its Wild West Academy

Jackson Hole is the authentic Wild West—everywhere you go you have a sense this grand landscape can’t be found anywhere else. I know it’s been a while since Billy Crystal made us chuckle in City Slickers, but doesn’t everyone have deep-seated fantasies about being a cowboy and living life on the range? Is it the smell of the campfire? The taste of grounds-laden coffee? Riding horses? Communing with nature? Or perhaps it’s those handsome—and real—cowboys? The Wild West Academy Now Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is offering to make this dream come true—sans grounds-laden coffee! The resort in ... Read more

Hotel Quintessence – Tremblant

There is a spot on the shore of Quebec’s Lac Tremblant that offers the essentials of ski wellness: warmth, respite, seclusion, and proximity to the highly skiable slopes of Mont Tremblant. Hôtel Quintessence, a small boutique ski hotel occupying an especially quiet corner of Canada’s Laurentians region, has been styled after a French hunting chateau—all stone, and wood, and wrought iron. A boisterous fire invites guests to linger inside the lovely lobby surrounded by circular staircases, spectacular works of art, and below, a 3,000-bottle, signature wine cellar. Cross the threshold of Hotel Q on a winter’s day and look up…way up. You’ll spy a round stained glass window artfully depicting the four essential ... Read more

W is for Wow – W Verbier

The W Verbier – Switzerland: Whether plummeting down the iconic face of Bec des Rosses or dancing under Farinet’s open roof with Prince Harry, Verbier’s amusements are boundless. Where to rest up for another day‑full? Until lately, this Swiss party town has been dominated by chalet living, but now there’s another option for a base camp of one’s own: skiing’s first W Hotel which opened last December at the foot of Medran Gondola, and is promising to transform village life. Ski to the door of your stylish suite or make a beeline for the swish bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. A 24-hour concierge provides what you want, when you want it: from state‑of‑the‑art skis and ... Read more

Norway au Naturel

Knut Slinning stands at the head of the heavy wooden table waiting for the ski-day chatter of his seated dinner guests to peter out. The proprietor of Juvet, a ski lodge in the west Norwegian fjords, is tall and lean, with a weathered look that reflects his passion for skiing and climbing. He speaks first in German, and then in English, the languages of his current guests. “Tonight we have deer sausage, which was hunted here and prepared by the chef himself,” Slinning explains. Steaming main courses are placed in front of us: Cauliflower whipped into rich, cruciferous perfection; simple cabbage ... Read more

Coppola’ s La Lancha – Off Season Adventure

RUN FOR THE BORDER Turns out we were just a 15 minute can ride away from the northwest border between Belize and Guatemala, so we jumped in a taxi and off we went in search of more off season adventure. We cleared customs and found another taxi to take us to our hotel. La Lancha is Francis Ford Coppola’s new hotel in Guatamala on the shores of Lago Peten Itza. The drive was easy and beautiful; we wound our way around the massive lake till we arrived at La Lancha.  We were taken to our cabana which was tastefully decorated ... Read more

Hotel Jerome: Summer Luxury Adventure Expeditions

Summer luxury adventure Cheers to the Hotel Jerome  in Aspen, CO for taking the experience of summer luxury adventure expeditions to a new level. I love to do adventurous things, but am I wrong to want to enjoy the good things in life alongside my adventures? Here are a few exclusive things to do i discovered next time you find yourself in the Colorado rocky mountains. White water rafting Cheers again to the Hotel Jerome in Aspen for extending the traditional vacation experience by offering summer luxury adventure expeditions. For those of you who think that white water rafting in the ... Read more

Yuletide Treasure – Mirror Lake Inn

MIRROR LAKE INN LEAPS FROM THE PAGES OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL by: Lori Knowles How would a ski hotel have looked in the heart of the Victorian era? White, one imagines, with evergreen boughs and ruby red bows, gas lanterns lighting the paths, and the soft hue of candles glowing through the windows. Welcome to Mirror Lake Inn. Dateline: Christmas, 21st century. Standing silent on the banks of pretty Mirror Lake, the inn anchors the community of Lake Placid, N.Y. It’s been a refuge since 1883—first as a private family home, next as an inn, and finally as one of the ... Read more