I was fortunate enough to get an invite to the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes, France this past year and attended a conference in December along with thousands of the best hoteliers, tour operators and trip planners in the business. It's always such a thrill to be surrounded by such inspiring and intelligent people who are the best in the biz. I was especially lucky when I was nominated as one of 14 Travel and Leisure "Rising Stars" of the entire industry.
Below are a few photos from London, where it literally felt like in 3 days I checked out almost every hotel in this city of hotels... I stayed at the Corinthia which I think back on fondly for being so elegant and cozy.
After the Luxury Travel Conference in Cannes I spent a couple of memorable days in Mougins at the gorgeous Relais and Cheatueax property Le Mas Candilles. The hotel is in the midst of a tiny hilltop town with the French Alps in the distance and the most amazing collection of art. There are tiny galleries around every corner and an incredibly diverse display right in the center of town. The hotel hosts a Michelin Star Dining experience which is unforgetable.
Then it was off to Paris where we stayed at Espirit St Germaine, St James Paris, and Le Royal Moncaue. I wanted to experience different styles. So we sampled a quaint apartment style family owned boutique hotel- Espirit St Germaine, the infamous Chateau in the midst of the city- St James Paris, and one of the most iconic and modern hotels I have ever seen in my life- Le Royal Moncaue. I loved them all for different reasons!