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Elegance Redefined

Whether it’s a chic boutique hotel in the city or an opulent beachside resort, enjoying your next getaway has a lot to do with where you stay—after all, it is where each day begins and ends.  Travelers’ needs are different and not all accommodations are made to suit everyone.  While the standard for excellence has remained high, there is a new group of luxury properties raising the bar even further with their cutting-edge designs, lavish accoutrements, and unparalleled amenities.  These luxe properties have something for everyone and are out to exceed all expectations with their impeccable service and sophistication. Here are some suggestions for your next stay...

il Lugano Suite Hotel • Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Welcome to the most fashionable address in town! Rising 14 floors above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano Suite Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale is a true masterpiece of contemporary design and service.  This luxury boutique-style hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views from every suite and is located minutes from the city’s financial district, shops, beaches, restaurants, and nightlife.  Along with stunning ocean and waterway views, guests enjoy world-class amenities such as large private balconies, deluxe 400-count European linens and bedding, wireless Internet access, fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, private dockage for yachts up to 50 feet, and many more exclusives.  The il Lugano sets a new precedent with its “il Conceirge” service—featuring chauffeured Cadillac Escalade service, catered sunset cruises, and just about anything else you can dream.

Chambers Hotel • New York City

Considered by many to be one of New York City’s most alluring and chic hotels, Chambers Hotel seduces travelers in search of the ultimate luxury experience. Located off Fifth Avenue on 56th Street, the hotel is close to everywhere you want to be.  Here renowned designer David Rockwell inspires and ignites the imagination with a collection of rooms balancing spacious interiors and soft hues. Art lovers can immerse themselves in the hotel’s fantastic collection of over 500 works of art exhibited throughout the guest rooms and common areas. Guests can choose from an array of loft-style accommodations that include deluxe, terrace, and duplex suites. Chambers is a sophisticated hotel, merging art, life, and travel into a singular experience that reflects the energy and electricity of New York City.


Capella Hotels and Resorts

Exceptional dining, sumptuous spas, enthralling entertainment and recreation— these are the defining facets of Capella Hotels and Resorts’ luxurious properties.  With a tradition of excellence steeped in luxury and personal choice, the Capella brand defines the pinnacle of indulgence.  At Capella, a consummate staff delivers the most attentive service in an ambience unlike any other. Each Capella property provides 100 rooms or fewer for an experience in which the hotel staff operates as if from a sixth sense of the guests’ needs.  The setting itself is always at one with the destination—from stunning castles in Ireland to extraordinary beachfront properties in Mexico. Capella promises the unique benefits of the finest boutique hotels, including superb architecture and interior design, privacy, individualized service and attention to detail.

Capella Ixtapa, Mexico

From the very moment you arrive at Capella Ixtapa, you will be immersed in pure luxury and tropical refinement.  This is where Mexico’s stunning Pacific views and lush, natural splendors are best enjoyed lounging poolside from the private, Cliffside terrace of any one of the resort’s 59 lavish guestrooms. Capella Ixtapa’s secluded, private world allows guests to completely unwind and sail, snorkel or hike this beautiful, isolated corner of Mexico at their own pace—miles and miles away from the crowds. With its sophisticated mix of modern amenities and traditional Mexican touches, Capella Ixtapa is designed to both rejuvenate and inspire. Guests are invited to indulge in luxurious spa treatments, dine at any three of the resort’s casual and fine dining restaurants, and further explore the old-world charm of the nearby town of Zihuatanejo.

The Hermosa Inn • Paradise Valley, AZ

Unique among the Southwest’s boutique hotels, The Hermosa Inn radiates with unprecedented warmth and elegance. Hand-built by cowboy artist Lon Megargee as his home and studio, The Hermosa Inn and its acclaimed restaurant, LON’s at the Hermosa, are surrounded by some of Arizona’s most breathtaking scenery.  Each of the hotel’s 35 guest rooms have been faithfully restored with careful attention and updated with all the modern-day luxury comforts. Impeccably preserved adobe architecture, authentic furnishings and original artwork by Megargee complement the natural desert vegetation and majestic mountains. The hotel’s secluded location is ideal for guests seeking privacy in an intimate desert hideaway. Not to be overlooked is LON’s subterranean wine cellar with a 15th century winery table perfect for Tuesday’s Trust Table, a five-course chef trust menu paired with wines.

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