Hotels Spas & B&B’s (U.S./North America/Caribbean)

As a world-traveler accustomed to the the finest life can offer, Fred Bollaci showcases a list of hotels/resorts/spas that share his commitment to meeting his high standards of quality and service. These prime destinations offer guests the best amenities, including excellent dining, fitness facilities, and world-class spas to ensure that guests feel at home while they are away for business or pleasure, at every price point. It is all about quality product and service. Fred’s philosophy in choosing where to stay is simple: “I choose destinations that create experiences that translate into memories that will last a lifetime.”  Stay tuned as Fred updates his list of Preferred Hotels worldwide as he continues to travel for business and pleasure. For establishments that exceed Fred’s high expectations and create an unparalleled “home away from home” experience with the very best in service, hospitality, cuisine, and amenities, visit the Golden Palate Partner tab, featuring properties that have been awarded the prestigious Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence!

 

NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES

NEW YORK

New York City:

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The Carlyle (pictured above)

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Four Seasons 

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The Gansevoort  (Park Avenue and Meatpacking District) (pictured above is Park Avenue)

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The Greenwich Hotel (pictured above)

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The Inn at Irving Place  (pictured above)

The Setai

Langham Place (pictured above)

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The Lowell (pictured above)

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The Mandarin Oriental (view pictured above)

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The Michelangelo Hotel  (pictured above)

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The Peninsula  (rooftop bar pictured above)

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The Pierre (a Taj Hotel) (pictured above)

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The Plaza (a Fairmont managed hotel) (pictured above)

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The Plaza Athenee  (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton (Battery Park and Central Park) (pictured above is the view from Ritz Carlton Central Park)

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The St. Regis  (pictured above)

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The Standard Hotel  (pictured above)

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The Surrey Hotel  (pictured above)

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Trump International Hotel  (pictured above)

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W Hotel  (4 Manhattan locations) (pictured above)

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Waldorf Astoria  (pictured above)

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Long Island:

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1770 House (East Hampton) (See also under restaurants) (pictured above)

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A Butler’s Manor (Southampton) (pictured above)

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Dering Harbor Inn (Shelter Island) (pictured above)

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The Garden City Hotel (Garden City) (pictured above)

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The Greenporter (Greenport) (pictured right)

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Gurney’s Inn (Montauk) (pictured above)

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The Hamlet Inn (Southampton) (pictured above)

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The Hampton Maid (Southampton) (pictured above)

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The Harborfront Inn at Greenport (Greenport) (pictured above)

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The Huntting Inn (East Hampton) (See also The Palm Restaurant) (pictured above)

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The Inn at Fox Hollow (Woodbury) (pictured above)

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Jedediah Hawkins Inn (Jamesport) (pictured above)

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The Millhouse Inn (East Hampton) (pictured above)

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North Fork Table & Inn (Southold) (pictured right)

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The Pridwin (Shelter Island) (pictured above)

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Topping Rose House (Bridgehampton)  (pictured above)

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Jedediah Hawkins Inn (Jamesport) (pictured above)

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The Maidstone (East Hampton) (pictured above)

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Panoramic View (Montauk) (pictured above)

 

 

Westchester/Upstate New York:

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Bedford Post (Bedford) (pictured above)

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Glenmere Mansion (Chester) (pictured above)

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Lake Placid Lodge  (Lake Placid) (pictured above)

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Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz) (pictured above)

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Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa (Lake Placid) (pictured above)

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The Otesaga (Cooperstown) (pictured above)

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The Point (Saranac Lake) (pictured above)

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The Sagamore Hotel (Bolton Landing/Lake George) (pictured above)

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Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid) (pictured above)

 

CONNECTICUT:

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The Bee and Thistle Inn (Old Lyme) (pictured above)

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The Copper Beech Inn (Ivoryton/Essex) (pictured above)

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Delamar Greenwich Harbor (Greenwich) (pictured above)

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Delamar Southport (pictured above)

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The Griswold Inn (Essex) (pictured above)

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Homestead Inn (Greenwich) (pictured above), a Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Partner.

 

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The Inn at Longshore (Westport) (pictured above)

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Madison Beach Hotel (Madison) (pictured above)

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Winvian (Morris) (pictured above)

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NEW ENGLAND/BOSTON:

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Blantyre (Lenox, MA) (pictured above)

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Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston) (pictured above)

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Castle Hill Inn (Newport, RI) (pictured above)

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Charles Hotel (Cambridge/Boston, MA) (pictured above)

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Four Seasons Boston (pictured above)

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Harborside Hotel (Bar Harbor, ME) (pictured above)

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Lovett’s Inn  (Franconia, NH)

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Mandarin Oriental (Boston) (pictured above)

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Mountainview Grand Resort (White Mountain, NH)

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New Seabury (Mashpee, Cape Cod, MA) (pictured above)

hotel_001 The Ocean House (Watch Hill, RI) (pictured above)

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The Pitcher Inn (Warren, VT) (pictured above)

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Red Lion Inn (Stockbridge, MA) (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton, Boston Common (Boston) (pictured above)

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Sebasco Harbor Resort (Phippsburg, ME) (pictured above)

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Stage Neck Inn (York, ME) (pictured above)

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Stowe Mountain Lodge (Stowe, VT) (pictured above)

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Fred Bollaci looks for destinations which offer a variety of activities for individuals, couples, and families, in addition to quality food and accommodations to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Twin Farms (Barnard, VT) (pictured above)

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Wauwinet Inn (Nantucket, MA) (pictured above)

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3 Wequassett Inn (Harwich, Cape Cod, MA) (pictured above)

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The White Barn Inn (Kennebunk Beach, ME) (pictured above)

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Windham Hill Inn (West Townshend, VT) (pictured above)

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Winnetu Oceanside Resort (Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA) (pictured above)

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Wolfeboro Inn (Wolfeboro, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH)

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XV Beacon (Boston)

 

PENNSYLVANIA

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Four Seasons Philadelphia (pictured above)

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Falling Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Pittsburgh Area) (pictured above)

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The Rittenhouse Hotel (Philadelphia)

 

SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES

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FLORIDA

Palm Beach to Miami:

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Acqualina Resort (Sunny Isles Beach) (pictured above)*Now a Golden Palate.

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The Biltmore (Coral Gables) (pictured above)

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Boca Raton Resort & Club (Boca Raton) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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The Breakers (Palm Beach) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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Fisher Island Hotel and Resort (Fisher Island/Miami) (pictured above)

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The Fontainebleau (Miami Beach) (pictured above)

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Little Palm Island Resort & Spa (Little Torch Key)

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Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne (pictured above)

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St. Regis Bal Harbour (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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The Seagate Hotel and Spa (Delray Beach) (pictured above)

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The Setai (Miami Beach) (pictured above)

 

Florida Keys:

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Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Key West) (pictured above)

 

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Cheeca Lodge (Islamorada) (pictured above)

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The Gardens Hotel (Key West) (pictured above)

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Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa (Key West) (pictured above)

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Parrot Key Hotel & Resort (Key West) (pictured above)

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The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Key West) (pictured above)

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Santa Maria Suites Resort (Key West) (pictured above)

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Sunset Key Guest Cottages, a Westin Resort (Key West) (pictured above)

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Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel (Key West) (pictured above)

 

Florida’s Gulf Coast (Naples/Ft. Myers/Sarasota/Tampa Bay):

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The Gasparilla Inn & Pink Elephant Restaurant (Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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La Playa Beach and Golf Resort (Naples)

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Longboat Key Club (Sarasota) (pictured above)

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Naples Beach Resort (pictured above)

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The Ritz Carlton Sarasota (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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The Ritz Carlton Naples (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort Naples (pictured above)

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The Sandpearl (Clearwater Beach) (pictured above)

¿ª?… South Seas Island Resort (Captiva Island) (pictured above)

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Vanderbilt Beach Resort (Naples) (pictured above)

 

Candles and stones in a calm zen spa environment. Excellent spa facilities are becoming an increasingly more popular amenity at top hotels and resorts as guests want to relax, re-charge, and be pampered.

Elsewhere in Florida:

Amelia Island:

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Orlando Area:

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Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (pictured above)

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes (pictured above)

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The Villas at Grand Cypress (pictured above)

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Waldorf Astoria (pictured above)

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin (pictured above)

 

Palm Coast:

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Ponte Vedra:

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GEORGIA

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Intercontinental Buckhead  (pictured above)

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Mandarin Oriental Atlanta (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton Buckhead (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation (pictured above)

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St. Regis Atlanta (pictured above)

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The Lodge and The Cloister at Sea Island (St. Simon’s Island)

 

NORTH CAROLINA

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Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock (Blowing Rock) (pictured above)

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The Fearrington House Inn (Pittsboro) (pictured above)

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Omni Grove Park Inn (Asheville) (pictured above)

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Inn on Biltmore Estate (Asheville) (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton Charlotte

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Sanderling Resort (Duck) (pictured above)

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The Umstead Hotel & Spa (Cary) (pictured above)

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

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Charleston Place (Charleston) (pictured above)

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Planter’s Inn (Charleston) (pictured above)

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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff (Bluffton) (pictured above)

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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Kiawah Island) (pictured above)

 

WASHINGTON, DC AREA/VIRGINIA:

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Four Seasons (DC) (pictured above)

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The Inn at Little Washington (Washington, VA) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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Ritz Carlton (Georgetown, Pentagon City, VA and Tyson’s Corner, VA) (pictured above)

5625-full The Willard Intercontinental (DC) (pictured above)

 

WEST VIRGINIA

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The Greenbrier Resort (White Sulpher Springs) (pictured above)

 

MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES

ILLINOIS

Chicago:

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The Peninsula (pictured above)

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Trump International Hotel (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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The Ritz Carlton Chicago (a Four Seasons Hotel) (pictured above)

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Waldorf Astoria Chicago (pictured above)

 

MICHIGAN


Mackinac Island:

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Grand Hotel (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

 

Traverse City:

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Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

 

OHIO

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Inn Walden (Aurora) (pictured above)

 

WISCONSIN

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The American Club (Kohler) (pictured above)

 

 

TEXAS

Dallas:

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Ritz Carlton Dallas (pictured above)

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Rosewood Crescent Hotel (pictured above)

 

Houston:

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Four Seasons Houston (pictured above)

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St. Regis Houston (pictured above)

 

 

WESTERN UNITED STATES

ARIZONA

1 Arizona Biltmore (Phoenix) (pictured above)

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The Canyon Suites at The Phonecian (Scottsdale) (pictured above)

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Enchantment Resort (Sedona) (pictured above)

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JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa (Phoenix)

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Ritz Carlton (Phoenix) (pictured above)

 

CALIFORNIA

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Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

 

Dana Point:

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Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel (pictured above)

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The St. Regis Monarch Beach (pictured above)


Los Angeles/Bel Air/Beverly Hills/Santa Monica:

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Hotel Bel Air  (pictured above)

 

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The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows  (pictured above)

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Casa Del Mar (Santa Monica) (pictured above)

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The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire  (pictured above)

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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (pictured above)

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L’Ermitage Beverly Hills (pictured above)

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Montage Beverly Hills (pictured above)

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The Peninsula Beverly Hills  (pictured above)

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Shutters on the Beach (Santa Monica) (pictured above)

 

Carlsbad:

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Park Hyatt Aviara (pictured above)

 

Laguna Beach:

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Montage Laguna Beach (pictured above)

 

Lake Tahoe/Truckee:

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Mendocino:

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Brewery Gulch Inn  (pictured above)

 

Monterey/Carmel/Half Moon Bay:

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Bernardus Lodge and Spa  (pictured above)

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Carmel Valley Ranch (pictured above)

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The Inn at Spanish Bay  (Pebble Beach) (pictured above)

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L’Auberge Carmel (pictured above)

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The Lodge at Pebble Beach  (pictured above)

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Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur) (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay (pictured above)

 

Napa Valley:

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Auberge du Soleil  (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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A great way to see Napa is in a hot air balloon!

 

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Bardessono  (pictured above)

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Calistoga Ranch (pictured above)

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The Carneros Inn, a Plump Jack Resort  (pictured above)

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A great way to stay in shape: a TRX class at Meadowood.

Meadowood (pictured above)

 

Newport Beach:

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Island Hotel (pictured above)

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The Resort at Pelican Hill (pictured above)

 

Oakhurst:

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Chateau du Sureau (pictured above)

 

Ojai:

Golfing Ojai Valley Inn & Spa  (pictured above)

 

Palm Springs:

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San Diego:

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The Grand Del Mar (pictured above)

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San Francisco:

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The Fairmont & Fairmont Heritage Place (pictured above)

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The Mandarin Oriental (view from the hotel pictured above)

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Mark Hopkins Intercontinental (pictured above)

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The Ritz Carlton (pictured above)

 

View on Santa Barbara from the pier

Santa Barbara County:

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Bacara Resort & Spa (Goleta/Santa Barbara) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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Fess Parker Inn (Los Olivos) (pictured above)

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262 Amenities, such as a state of the art fitness center and opportunities for outdoor recreational activities including biking, jogging, walking, hiking, swimming, tennis, golf, and kayaking, among others are important factors to consider when booking a hotel. Pictured above is the fitness center at Bacara in Santa Barbara.

 

Sonoma: 

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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn  (Somoma) (pictured above)

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Farmhouse Inn (Forestville) (pictured above)

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Hotel Les Mars  (Healdsburg) (pictured above)

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Kenwood Inn & Spa  (Kenwood) (pictured above)

 

COLORADO

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Hotel Jerome (Aspen) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

Limelight Hotel (Aspen)

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The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch (Avon/Beaver Creek) (pictured above)

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St. Regis Aspen (Aspen) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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The Little Nell (Aspen) (pictured above) *Now a Golden Palate

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Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch (Avon)

Sky Hotel (a Kimpton Hotel), Aspen

 

MONTANA 

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Triple Creek Ranch (Darby) (pictured above)

 

NEVADA

10390442_10152058348057821_7782006281256559123_n Bellagio (Las Vegas) (pictured above)

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Trump International Hotel (Las Vegas) (pictured above)

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The Venetian (Las Vegas) and Venetian Palazzo (Las Vegas)

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OREGON

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Allison Inn & Spa (Willamete Valley) (pictured above)

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Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge (Gold Beach) (pictured above)

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Stephanie Inn Cannon Beach (pictured above)

 

 

UTAH

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Amangiri (Canyon Point) (pictured above)

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The Grand America Hotel (Salt Lake City) (pictured above)

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Montage Deer Valley (Park City) (pictured above)

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The St. Regis Deer Valley (pictured above)

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Stein Eriksen Lodge (Park City) (pictured above)

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Waldorf Astoria Park City (pictured above)

 

WYOMING

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Amangani (Jackson Hole) (pictured above)

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Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole (pictured above)

 

WASHINGTON STATE

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Alderbrook Resort & Spa (Union) (pictured above)

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Skamania Lodge (pictured above)

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Willows Lodge (Woodinville) (pictured above)

 

HAWAII

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Four Seasons Hualalai (the Big Island) (pictured above)

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Four Seasons Resort Maui (Wailea) (pictured above)

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort (pictured above)

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Kapalua and Ritz Carlton Kapalua (pictured above)

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St. Regis Princeville (Kauai)

 

BERMUDA/CARIBBEAN

BERMUDA:

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Fairmont Southampton (pictured above)


CARIBBEAN:

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Anse Chastanet Resort (St. Lucia) (pictured above)

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Atlantis Paradise Island (Bahamas) (pictured above)

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The Buccaneer (St. Croix) (pictured above)

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Caneel Bay (St. John) (pictured above)

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Curtain Bluff (Antigua) (pictured above)

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Jade Mountain (St. Lucia) (pictured above)

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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club (Nevis) (pictured above)

One and Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island (Bahamas)

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Palm Island Resort (St. Vincent & The Grenadines) (pictured above)

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Peter Island Resort (British Virgin Islands) (pictured above)

 

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Ritz Carlton (St. Thomas) (pictured above)

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Rosalie Bay (Dominica) (pictured above)

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St. Regis Bahia Beach (Puerto Rico) (pictured above)

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Sandy Lane (Barbados) (pictured above)

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Scrub Island Resort Spa & Marina (British Virgin Islands) (pictured above)

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Bamboo restaurant, Tortuga Bay Hotel

Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort (Dominican Republic) (pictured above)

 

CANADA:

EASTERN CANADA

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Four Seasons Toronto (pictured above)

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Hazelton Hotel (Toronto) (pictured above)

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Langdon Hall Country House Hotel (Cambridge, ON) (pictured above)

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Oban Inn Spa & Restaurant (Niagara-on-the-Lake) (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton Montreal (pictured above)

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Ritz Carlton Toronto (pictured above)

 

WESTERN CANADA

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Black Rock Oceanfront Resort (Ucluelet, B.C.) (pictured above)

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Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa (Victoria) (pictured above)

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Fairmont Banff Springs (pictured above)

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (pictured above)

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Fairmont Chateau Whistler (pictured above)

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Fairmont Empress Hotel (Victoria) (pictured above)

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Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel (Vancouver) (pictured above)

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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Vancouver) (pictured above)

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Four Seasons Resort Whistler (pictured above)

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Hastings House (Salt Spring Island) (pictured above)

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Hotel Grand Pacific (Victoria) (pictured above)

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L’Hermitage Hotel (Vancouver) (pictured above)

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Loden Hotel (Vancouver) (pictured above)

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Magnolia Hotel & Spa (Victoria) (pictured above)

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Moraine Lake Lodge (Banff) (pictured above)

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Pan Pacific (Vancouver) (pictured above)

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Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre (pictured above)

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Post Hotel & Spa (Lake Louise) (pictured above)

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Vancouver)

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Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver (pictured above)

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Sooke Harbour House (Vancouver) (pictured above)

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Wedgewood Hotel & Spa (Vancouver) (pictured above)

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Wickaninnish Inn (Tofino, B.C.) (pictured above)

 

MEXICO:

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Riviera Maya) (pictured above)

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Fairmont Mayakoba (pictured above)

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Four Seasons Mexico City (pictured above)

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Four Seasons Punta Mita (pictured above)

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Grand Velas Nueva Vallarta (pictured above)

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya (pictured above)

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Las Ventanas al Paraiso (Los Cabos) (pictured above)

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Le Blanc Spa Resort (Cancun) (pictured above)

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One & Only Palmilla (Los Cabos) (pictured above)

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St. Regis Punta Mita (Riviera Nayarit) (pictured above)

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Secrets Maroma Beach (Cancun) (pictured above)

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Zoetry de la Bonita Paraiso  (Riviera Maya) (pictured above)

 

PREFERRED NATION/WORLDWIDE HOTEL CHAINS:

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Fairmont Hotels

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The Four Seasons

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Mandarin Oriental

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Peninsula Hotels

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Taj Hotels

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The Ritz Carlton

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The St. Regis

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Trump International Hotels

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W Hotels

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Waldorf Astoria

 

 

Stay tuned as Fred will be continuously updating this list, next stops will be Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, among others. As an avid golfer, Fred will also be adding his favorite places to golf worldwide.