Currently celebrating its 125th anniversary, this scenic beachside resort made jaws drop back in December 1904 when it unveiled the world's first electronically lit, outdoor Christmas tree. Christmas Time, San Diego, Hotel Del Coronado, Southern California, Favorite Places, Coronado Islands, Delcoronado, Holidays Lights, Sandiego
Sure, your suite at the Deerfield Red Roof may be slick by Western Mass standards, but some master hotel rooms around the world are so over-the-top that even seasoned jet-setters will drop a jaw upon checking-in, and checking out for that matter -- you know, since they're getting a hundred thousand dollar bill and all. (4/13/2014)
Four Seasons, London. Prior to 1970, hotel guests who forgot their own toiletries would have been out of luck. It wasn't until the Four Seasons London at Park Lane opened its doors that lodgers were first introduced to the concept of bathroom amenities such as shampoo.
The Gorning Hotel, London When it first opened back in 1910, what wowed the travel industry was that each bedroom was fitted with en-suite bathrooms-- something that had never been seen before at any other accommodation property.
JAMAICA JAMAICA INN, OCHO RIOS Our readers say: This colonial resort on “a great beach” has “rooms that are relaxing and breathtaking all at the same time,” with verandas overlooking the ocean that have overstuffed couches. The restaurant serves “incredibly fresh” Euro-Caribbean dishes, and “a jazz combo plays at dinner.” Teddy the bartender “remembers what you like to drink.” “There’s not a lot to do except hang out.”
Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy “There are not enough adjectives to describe the wonders” of this hotel on the Amalfi Drive, where natural terraces are planted with citrus groves and gardens, securing a perfect design score. Guest rooms have colorful draperies, hand-painted-tile floors, ceramics, and family heirlooms. The open-air Ristorante Al Mare overlooks the pool, and lapis lazuli floors and vine-covered arches accent the main restaurant, where the menu is Italian.