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Property Spotlight: One&Only Mandarina

In November 2020 the One&Only Mandarina opened in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. It’s a secluded eco haven set between the Sierra del Vallejo Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Our own Cristina Buaas attended the opening this fall after serving on the property’s advisory board for almost two years and shared her thoughts below.  One&Only Mandarina is a coastal sanctuary hidden among the rainforest’s edge in Monteón. With an emphasis on sustainability and connecting with nature, this property offers authentic outdoor experiences, tropical relaxation, and chic resort living. It’s the...

Red Carnation Hotels: Ashford Castle, Hotel d’Angleterre, and The Montague on the Garden

Red Carnation Hotels is a family-owned collection of more than a dozen spectacular properties. The RCH brand is known for two things in particular: impeccably designed rooms and exceptional guest service. In this article we highlight three hotels: Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland; Hotel D’Angleterre in Geneva, Switzerland; and The Montague on the Gardens in London, England.    Ashford Castle – Cong, County Mayo, Ireland  This magnificent castle is rich in history: dating to the 13th century, it was home to the...

Destination Spotlight: Punta Mita, Mexico

Destination Spotlight: Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico Punta Mita is a private peninsula north of Puerto Vallarta. It’s home to some of the most luxurious hotel brands, including Four Seasons and St. Regis. With plenty to see, do, eat, and drink, this under-the-radar locale is ideal for travelers yearning for a Mexican getaway without the fuss of Cancun or the airs of Cabo.     When to Go  November to early June tends to...

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