It has finally happened after years of talk and renovations, along with a delayed opening date – The Quin has opened their doors officially as of 11:11am on November 11, 2013. The corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue once again shines bright with the renewed sense of belonging. Opened as the handsome Buckingham Hotel in 1929, this corner was...

When Ms. Adrienne Arsht arrived in Miami in 1996 to serve as chairman of the board at TotalBank, it's fair to say that even she did not know of the intense feelings she would quickly have for this dynamic city. Today, her name is synonymous with gracious generosity throughout the Miami community, as Ms. Arsht continues to give not only...

The excitement has been building for what seems like years waiting for this magnificent property to open the doors and accept their first guests. However, simply entering Rosewood London has a way of impressing you as you pass through an archway that opens into a grand Edwardian courtyard – this little oasis of tranquility is unique among London luxury hotels...

You can’t help but be impressed when you view the sleek exterior of this property, as the glazed black brick-and-metal window-fronted building brings the character of Tribeca to Midtown. Amazingly, Viceroy New York looks to be on-schedule for their “big reveal” as they open the doors to their first official guests on October 9, 2013. Though the brand is also...

I recently attended an exciting event for so many people in the Washington, DC area connected to not only the city politics, but also the tourism and hospitality industries. Marking a major milestone for both the Marriott brand and the City of DC, J.W. (Bill) Marriott, Jr., executive chairman of Marriott International, DC's Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and an impressive...

With all the uncertainty surrounding D.C. these days, afternoon tea is one tradition that has survived the test of time, remaining a pastime both locals and tourists can enjoy. The traditions associated with afternoon tea have remained largely the same over the years. When looking for the quintessential D.C. afternoon tea experience, it's difficult to compete with Peacock Alley at...

This iconic hotel has been impressing its guests since it was converted to a hotel in 1889, and has been host to a variety of royalty, heads of states and celebrities during this time. With a colorful history from the time it was converted to a hotel to take advantage of the visitors who were looking for hotels near the...

Whether walking the streets throughout Europe where bakeries and patisseries are a part of everyday life; or strolling among the streets of New York, DC, Chicago and Los Angeles, it's difficult to miss this love affair many have for the macaron. Not the grocery store American coconut macaroons with double "o's." but the small European confection with a big impact....

Many think of Washington, D.C. as simply a place where Democrats and Republicans fight it out on a daily basis, but there is more to see and enjoy when visiting and living in the capital of the free world. Perhaps it's because of the stressful lifestyle that so many of these politicians and others such as lawyers, publicists and lobbyists...