Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 14
OTELS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF
V I RT U O S O L I F E
(ELAINE SRNKA) KEVIN J. MIYAZAKI,
(STATIONERY) CHRIS PLAVIDAL/STYLING BY HEIDI ADAMS
travel. They can be the focal point of an
itinerary, or simply a place to lay your
head after a day of sightseeing or the night
before you set sail on a cruise. While some hotels
promise a comfortable home away from home, others
entice with the opportunity to leave everything behind for a few days
of exciting escape. Regardless of what you're looking for, there's a
hotel for you. Virtuoso's Hotel and Resort program - celebrating its
25th anniversary this year - now includes 1,200 properties around
the world, large and small.
While the mantra "Go big or go home" has its merits, this issue
focuses on the diminutive aspects of hospitality. In "Small Wonders,"
featuring 20 hotels with 20 rooms or fewer (page 69), assistant editor
Amy Cassell shines a spotlight on the lesser-known gems in our vast
network of properties. And "It's the Little Things" (page 99) looks at
everyday objects that indicate a hotel's attention to detail. (Clearly,
I'm a sucker for a hotel notepad - such a simple, functional luxury.) We
put a call out to all our hotel partners, who sent us literally hundreds
of products for consideration. Says associate art director Korena
Bolding Sinnett, who spearheaded the project, "I was so impressed
by the design and branding. Small touches make a big difference in
separating a Virtuoso hotel from the others."
There's much more in this issue, from an AmaWaterways cruise
that lets you bike along the Danube River (page 90) to a tour of
Stockholm's neighborhoods (page 82) and other inspiring trip ideas
to write home about - preferably on hotel stationery.