Luxury Collection

entry to the north wing, photo by me

The Phoenician Scottsdale Then & Now

The Phoenician Scottsdale is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels. The Phoenician is tucked into the Sonoran Desert at the base of Camelback Mountain. From the moment you arrive at the Phoenician you notice the lush grounds and traditional…

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SLS Beverly Hills Hotel Review

The SLS Beverly Hills was one of those hotels on my hotel bucket list. The hotel oozes Hollywood glamour and is a playground for the rich, famous and infamous. The hotel rolls out the red carpet for arriving guests and…


The Ballantyne Hotel Review – A Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

The Ballantyne Hotel, for whatever reason, has been on my bucket list of Starwood properties I wanted to visit.  Located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Ballantyne is hotel disguised as a resort.  Located in a corporate park, the…

The Ann Frank House

Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam hotel review

The Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam is a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel with a story steeped in history.  Located just a block from the Anne Frank House – the famous attic where Frank hid during WWII and now museum – the hotel…