Author: Richard Beck

  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a Legend

    Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a Legend

    What becomes a legend? Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Italy on Lake Como has recently been chosen to be part of the new Legend Collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Preferred represents over 650 properties in 85 countries so choosing which ones deserve this new status could not have been an easy task. I’m honored to […]

  • Hotel de Rome

    Hotel de Rome

    Hotel de Rome is a “Grand-Old-New Hotel”.  I’ve coined a new category.  Whether you prefer a hotel that has a worthy provenance or a modern hotel of today you’ll experience both at Hotel de Rome in Berlin.  Originally built between 1887 and 1889 it was the headquarters of Dresdner Bank until 1945.  In 1945 all […]

  • It’s about views and dining at Acqualina

    It’s about views and dining at Acqualina

    It’s about views and dining at Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. New Yorker’s love views. This vertical city I live in has lots of them. I’ve lived all over Manhattan and I’ll give up “charming” anytime for a view. So when I travel the first thing I do when I walk into […]

  • Aspen in the Summer

    Aspen in the Summer

    Aspen in the summer isn’t the best kept secret any longer.  There was a time when the term de rigueur only applied to the winter months in Aspen but over the years the famous destination has evolved into the diverse resort city it is today.  You won’t be disappointed when the Aspen trees start to […]