How to tell when you’ve found a great hotel

There’s no feeling in the world quite like it: the “ahh” of arriving at a great hotel and having that one particular “wow” moment that tells you that you’re in for a spectacular experience. It might be a welcome cocktail or a specific amenity or a great view, but sometimes there’s that one particular zen…

Book preview: Epicurean Journeys plus limited edition spice set (Excerpt)

There’s something wonderful about a great hotel cookbook. The modern hotel was originally born of combining public dining rooms with lodging facilities, and the chefs, restaurants, and sometimes recipes born from these luxury hotels have become legends in their own right. Sachertorte was made famous at the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, the Bloody Mary/Red Snapper at the St. Regis in…