Well, it’s true: Summer is officially here and that means vacation season is upon us. Hopefully, you have a relaxing getaway planned but if you’re staycationing because money is tight or just need a quick mental break, I’ve gathered together some of the country’s most luxurious hotels for your virtual vacationing pleasure. We’re talking lifestyles of the rich and famous, people! So, grab an icy summer beverage, kick back and take a photo tour of high-end hotels where high-end design reigns supreme plus get tips for bringing the boutique-chic look home.
If a desert vacation is your ideal, you could soak up some sun in uber-hip Palm Springs while taking design lessons from trendsetter Jonathon Adler at the Parker Palm Springs: Check out 16 more Southwestern escapes in Tucson, Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Or you could go coastal and let the ever-inventive Kelly Wearstler teach you the ways of the force at Viceroy Miami:
Check out 16 more coastal getaways in Hawaii, Key West, Santa Monica and Miami.
If seeing the sights in a big city is more your speed, rub elbows with Manhattan’s upper crust at The Mark, designed by famed French designer Jacques Grange: Check out 18 more metropolitan hideaways in Boston, N.Y., L.A., Dallas and Washington, D.C.
If you’re the outdoorsy type, a mountaintop cottage, farmhouse or lodge may be your fantasy retreat. Escape the every day in east Tennessee at Blackberry Farm where the resort’s award-winning design team creates spaces that are the epitome of rustic chic: Check out 18 more rustic retreats in Vail, Aspen and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Now, we want to hear from you. What’s your dream (no expenses spared!) vacation and how would you bring 5-star hotel style home?