Author Archives: David Ourisman

Get to know Capella Hotels

When Horst Schulze, former president of Ritz Carlton. retired at the age of 62, he found he wasn’t ready to retire. Though intimately familiar with running a typical luxury hotel, he was intrigued by a question: how to create a … finish reading Get to know Capella Hotels

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Virtuoso Week 2017 | Barge Cruise in France

Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes, from Royal Caribbean’s mega ships that host 5400 passengers … to a quaint river barge cruise with just six cabins. I very much enjoyed my vacation on this barge, named L’Impressioniste, as … finish reading Virtuoso Week 2017 | Barge Cruise in France

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Virtuoso Week 2017 | New Hotels in Paris

Paris is home to perhaps the very best collection of luxury hotels in the world, and the choices keep getting better. I learned about three new hotels during Virtuoso Travel Week 2017. Here’s my takeaway: Hotel de Crillon, a Rosewood … finish reading Virtuoso Week 2017 | New Hotels in Paris

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Virtuoso Week 2017 | Peninsula Chicago + Hamilton Tickets

If you’ve been wanting to see Hamilton, you know how hard it can be to get tickets. But, we may be able to help for tickets in Chicago! I learned about this Virtuoso Exclusive offer at Travel Week and want … finish reading Virtuoso Week 2017 | Peninsula Chicago + Hamilton Tickets

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Exploring Australia with Swain Destinations

Australia is the size of the United States with approximately 10% of the population (like Canada), so you could take multiple trips to explore the continent and still not see everything. It is important to think through your interests and … finish reading Exploring Australia with Swain Destinations

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Peninsula Beijing | a Virtuoso Week top ten choice

This is #3 of my Top Ten List from Virtuoso Week 2016. Click here for #1 (Canada on sale) and #2 (the Belmond Cadogan, London). Beijing has some excellent luxury hotels, but if you have a short stay and want to … finish reading Peninsula Beijing | a Virtuoso Week top ten choice

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