So, with Hotel Contessa's tagline being "Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk", my attention was caught. And they truly live by their slogan - gorgeous views of the Riverwalk right out my window and easy access to explore the city. Each evening during our stay, Michael and I would end the evening on the patio facing the Riverwalk. We would watch all the people take boats, walk along the river, and even saw a couple get married! It was quite the experience.
Mother Goose Hotel located in Utrecht, the Netherlands is one of the dreamiest and coziest places I've stayed in to date. Upon arriving to this small, boutique hotel in the heart of Utrecht, I knew I was going to fall in love. This chic space feels like a super trendy B&B with modern amenities, lots of privacy, and such a unique flare.
Paros Palace set the bar high (like really, really high) for the rest of our trip in Greece. Just a 15 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from the Paros Port, Paros Palace sits on the side of a hill overlooking the ocean and the mountains nearby. The views are absolutely breathtaking as you can see in the photos above and that's just one of the many perks of this little oasis overlooking the Aegean Sea.
When finding a place to stay in Fes, Morocco I had a few priorities: proximity to the Medina, safe location, and a beautiful Riad that had a terrace to relax on. Riad Anata provided all my necessities and totally blew me away by its beauty. In the heart of Fes, Riad Anata was easy to get to and allowed us to navigate the city by foot each day.
We had the opportunity to visit Berchtesgaden, Germany and stay with Kempinski Hotel in their newly remodeled space. The week was full of a waking up to snowy views each morning, snow-shoeing for the first time, and having the most delicious meals in the Kempinski restaurant. It was one of absolute favorite vacations of 2017 and gave me an opportunity to experience a real snowy winter. However, now that I have my fill of snow, I think I'm good until next year -- Summer 2018, where are you?
I would go back to the Heidelberg Suites each weekend if I could. It's such a relaxing and beautiful hotel with the perfect location overlooking the Nekar and Heidleberg Castle. It was almost a pity how much time we spent in our room with all of the lovely Christmas activity going on. However, it was just that great of a space, hot chocolate barely got me to leave -- it was the perfect suite.
Bliss Riad truly embraces the culture of Morocco. Filled with Moroccan rugs, leather goods, beautiful mosaic tiles, and greenery in every corner. It was truly an oasis amidst the chaos of the souks of Marrakech. Not only where we amazed by the beauty of Bliss Riad, but it also smelled divine. The smell was like warmth and savory mixed with the cleanest, purest herbs.
When searching for a hotel in Heidelberg, Germany I knew I wanted to stay in a place that shared the magic and charm of the city. Which, to be honest, is setting the bar pretty high, because Heidelberg is one the most charming cities I have visited yet. Europäischer Hof Hotel was not only gorgeous, but also provided the historical charm I was looking for in a hotel.
Like with many hotels, my stay at Hotel De Jobo was far too short, but one of the most memorable. If you're looking for a unique and ravishing experience while in Paris, I cannot recommend staying at Hotel De Jobo enough. You will not be disappointed and it'll provide the Parisian experience one should have while in this wildly romantic European city.
Hotel Saint Marc was recently opened in the spring of 2016. The design is sleek, modern, and bold -- each room has it's own personal flair. The pastel colors were gorgeous and inviting, the champagne pink wardrobe doors in my room were one of my favorite touches.
I find it so important to find a hotel or accommodation in a city that truly reflects the place you are visiting. Ellington Hotel Berlin did just that.
As soon as you walk into this 1920s building, you feel welcomed and invited in this bright and trendy space. The space is big and open, but some how still cozy. One of my favorite features of the hotel is the brass detailing along the windows and walls -- so gorgeous.
One of the top luxury hotel lines in Germany and around even the world, Kempinksi Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is not just a hotel, but a luxurious escape in Munich. Located on the famous Maximilianstraße across from Cartier, it's the perfect location for someone looking for an extravagant weekend away in the heart of Munich.
"The visionary brainchild of art patron Dakis Joannou and famed industrial designer Karim Rashid. Given free rein to create a total experience, Karim used his signature curvaceous forms and lollipop colours to offer a young, enthusiastic and seductive alternative to more traditional conceptions of hospitality."
Last weekend when we traveled to Austria and stayed with Sport Resort Hohe Salve it was the most relaxing experiencing I have had in a while. It was the first time I came home from a weekend trip and actually felt more relaxed and rejuvenated than when I had arrived. I think the infinity pool, perfect Austrian weather, and modern spa might have done the trick.
This historic building now turned luxury, stylish apartments was the perfect place to stay during our time in Geneva. Swiss Luxury Apartments offers all that an upscale hotel provides, while giving you the feeling that you're coming home to your own chic apartment in the heart of Geneva. What more could you ask for?
Hotel Jan Brito has been of my favorite spaces in Europe that we've stayed in. The hotel embraced the history of Bruges while maintaining a modern, comfortable space for today's travelers. I cannot stress enough how wonderful it is staying in a space that reflects the city you are visiting.
Iceland was one of those places that it was everything I dreamed it would be and yet so much more. Between the beautiful landscape of mountains, natural springs, and Icelandic horses, it was like my dream adult playground. Exploring the Western Coast of Iceland has been one of my all-time favorite trips to date.
Have you ever stayed somewhere and thought to yourself, I could happily live here and never leave? That is exactly how I felt when I stepped into Amsterdam Boutique Apartments. In the heart of Amsterdam, located near the 9 Canals, this is the perfect space to stay if you plan to visit Amsterdam for holiday.
Coming from the States, I am constantly impressed by the unique style and design in Dutch Hotels. Especially one like Star Lodge Hotel, who boast on their economic price point and cozy atmosphere. As a young, twenty something finding a space that is both budget friendly and trendy is always at the top of my list, but not so easy to find. Star Lodge Hotel in Utrecht had just that.
When you walk into Scandic Hotel at Kurfüstendamm, you'll immediately notice the bold personality and vibrant art surrounding you in every direction. Since we immediately checked into our hotel upon arrival, it was such a good first impression of Berlin -- creative & free.