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Hotel Review: Dos Casas Hotel & Spa, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The remote city of San Miguel de Allende, 170 miles (274 kilometers) northwest of Mexico City, was founded in 1542 by San Miguel El Grande, a San Franciscan monk. The city was a focal point of the Mexican war for independence from Spain. It was renamed after Ignacio Allende, a hero of the independence movement. Today, the region is home to more than 72,000 residents including a large U.S. and …

Review: Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Travelers who have visited Mexico’s larger and better-known regions – including Cancun, Acapulco, Los Cabos and Guadalajara – are, in greater numbers, discovering a hidden gem in San Miguel de Allende, a city and municipality in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato Located in the country’s central highlands, approximately 700 miles south of Houston and 170 miles northwest of Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende is a …

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest – Review

In 1458, Matthias Corvinus (Hunyadi Mátyás in Hungarian) was proclaimed king of Hungary. His reign was marked by enlightenment and art: he introduced the Renaissance to Hungary, built a substantial royal library, and enticed Italian artists and scholars to settle in the city of Buda, which in 1873 merged with the city of Pest, across the Danube River from it, to become what is today known as Budapest.
My sojourn to …

The Serras Hotel, Barcelona, Spain – Review

Barcelona, a magical city, is Spain’s second largest by population and the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is the furthest northeastern section of the country just south of France and is the largest city on the Mediterranean Sea. The city has grown in recent years to become one of Europe’s cultural capitals with its broad assortment of restaurants, museums, architecturally resplendent buildings and a distinct and sophisticated …

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Scotland – Hotel Review

Spending New Year’s Eve aloft may not be everyone’s idea of ringing in the new year, but it allowed us the chance to start 2015 with a new adventure and to explore Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh is the country’s second largest city and it is the seventh largest city in the United Kingdom.
My wife and I arrived after 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day to be greeted by …

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey – Hotel Review

Turkey stands at the crossroads of Eastern and Western society. Business travelers to its largest city, Istanbul, experience a bustling metropolis of more than 14 million inhabitants with a fascinating blend of modern cityscape, and a commingling of European and Islamic culture. Istanbul is also a transcontinental city – physically located in both Europe and Asia by straddling the Bosphorus.
Our trip to Istanbul began at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport – …

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – Hotel Review

Scottsdale, Arizona, located in eastern Maricopa County, may evoke images of retirement living, high-end golf courses, desert landscapes replete with cactus, gourmet dining and dry heat. But there’s another Scottsdale, one that’s a sophisticated business destination with a heavy emphasis on corporate meetings and retreats.
The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, a 40-minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, is located in the high Sonoran Desert and …