Ancient Indian merchants, once called Banias, used to gather this certain type of tree with enormous leaves providing soothing shade and quiet shelters, so that banias could rest and go on with their trades. Such tradition went on to be tales for foreign travelers to tell, and the tree took the name of the banias and became the banyan tree.
By:Lisa Loverro The undeniably chic Rosewood Mayakoba is set within a natural waterway filled with mangroves and lilly pads, stretching out to the white powdery sands of its Caribbean shoreline. The Rosewood is a unique property, with individual, private villas constructed from the region’s indigenous materials in an undisturbed environment. Accessing your villa is a…
Combining lush pasture, crystalline rivers and inviting comfort, a gorgeous emerald that is Fairmont Mayakoba sits on the shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, and is definitely the must for paradise-seeking New Yorkers this season.
By Lisa Loverro In the heart of Mexico City’s sophisticated neighborhood known as Polanco, Las Alcobas is an intimate boutique hotel that exemplifies the attitude of the posh Presidente Masaryk Avenue on which it resides (think Rodeo Drive). The hotel offers you a home away from home, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of this…
It was a bluebird day in Voss, the picturesque adventure capital of Norway, as I climbed into a plane with a handful of skydivers from around the globe. “Can we do backflips?” I asked. “We’ll see,” my instructor said. My fingers were crossed.
Dubai is one of those places in the world that takes luxury to the next level. Just when you thought the zenith of luxury equated to 5 stars, they redefine the standards with a new 7 star mega resort in the works.
As we crossed over the Bosphorus, the strait in Turkey that separates Europe and Asia, we caught the golden sun reflecting on the water. The bridge that we were on looked like The Golden Gate Bridge. Yet, my nearly 14-hour flight on Turkish Air from LA to Istanbul was proof enough that we were a long way from LA, let alone San Francisco.
With $10 million renovation and recently added to the Triumph Hotels brand this past winter, the Hotel Chandler is a charming 148-room hotel conveniently located in an area of Manhattan known as the Flatiron district, well within walking distance to some of the city’s major attractions such as the Empire State Building and Times Square.
Close enough to the action of Ft. Lauderdale, but far enough to be a bit more isolated and tranquil, the affordable resort that opened this year has patios overlooking the sea, and a spa where conch shells are used for deep massage. The upbeat seafood restaurant, McCoy’s, sits on a private beach.
Channel your inner rocker this summer at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. Bringing the spirit of Las Vegas to Tampa, the Seminole Hard Rock Café & Casino earned the coveted AAA 4 Diamond award combining the excitement of a casino and the world class entertainment of rock ‘n roll.