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Issue 03, 2008: Affinia Manhattan Hotel: A dog's eye view.

Generally, we review hotels through the eyes of our staff based on personal visits. But in the case of the Affinia Manhattan, we decided the best way to review this pet-welcoming hotel, was through the eyes of Downtown Winston Brown, an English Springer Spaniel who is a frequent guest at this well-located New York City gem. Winston, also know as The Pants, due to the “cowboy chaps” coif created by his groomer, is a well-traveled pooch with his own frequent-flyer miles well over six-figures! We chatted with Winston to get the low-down on the Affinia Manhattan to give you the inside Scoop.

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Hotel Monthly - Previous Issues

Issue 02, 2008: Jalousie Plantation. St. Lucia, British West Indies.

To understand Jalousie Plantation, you must first close your eyes and step out from the protective shell in which you live your daily life. Once you can imagine doing that, you are on your way to understanding the experience that is Jalousie Plantation.

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Portofino Bay Universal Issue 01, 2008: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Orlando, Florida, USA.

If you've ever sailed into the harbor at Portofino, Italy, or seen a photo of that charming Italian town, you will be awestruck by the detailed precision with which this European destination has been recreated at Universal Orlando Resorts' Portofino Bay Hotel, a Loews-managed luxury hotel. If you stand at the Portofino Bay dock area, where water-taxis transport guests from the hotel to the Universal Orlando theme park and Universal's City Walk amusement areas, and look at the panorama of the buildings and waterfront area created at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you will find an exact reproduction with the only missing elements being the tree-covered hills that are part of the background scenery in Italy!

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Grand BohemianIssue 10, 2007: Druids Glen, Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow, ireland.

There's always a sense of whimsy, fairy dust, mystique and awe in stories about Ireland. And the emergence of County Wicklow's Druids Glen Golf Resort, the 5-star luxury playground for those looking for an escape to paradise, is no exception. Located just 30 minutes drive south of Dublin, you'll experience that sense of awe as you enter and explore this modern deluxe facility which is encircled by lush foliage and gardens, rich history, manicured golf courses and reminders all around you that your are intricately woven into the timeless past that is Ireland. While you have every modern amenity available at any big city hotel, you'll feel the peace and tranquility of the countryside and appreciate the contrast of modern living against the backdrop of sheep grazing in local fields. Unquestionably, this is Ireland at its romantic best!

Click here to read the full issue. Click here for the Druids Glen Gof Resort Photo Gallery.


Grand BohemianIssue 9, 2007: Grand Bohemian Hotel. Orlando, Florida, USA.

If you've ever sailed into the harbor at Portofino, Italy, or seen a photo of that charming Italian town, you will be awestruck by the detailed precision with which this European destination has been recreated at Universal Orlando Resorts' Portofino Bay Hotel, a Loews-managed luxury hotel. If you stand at the Portofino Bay dock area, where water-taxis transport guests from the hotel to the Universal Orlando theme park and Universal's City Walk amusement areas, and look at the panorama of the buildings and waterfront area created at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, you will find an exact reproduction with the only missing elements being the tree-covered hills that are part of the background scenery in Italy!

Click here to read the full issue. Click here for the Grand Bohemian Photo Gallery.


Issue 7, 2007: Lisloughrey Lodge, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Put this brand new hotel on the top of your wish list because it's going to zoom to the top of the hotel picks and travelers' choice lists at lightning-fast speed! Here's why we've made it our Hotel of the Month for July 2007: The hotel is located in Ireland, already making it a great place to be! You'll find it on the grounds of Ashford Castle where it's golf course, seclusion and rich history add to the experience of guests at Lisloughrey Lodge (www.lisloughrey.ie) and provide the opportunity for guests to dine at the fine cuisine and bar services available at Lisloughrey Lodge or drop into Ashford Castle for tea, and cocktails.

Click here to read the full issue. Click here for the Lisloughrey Lodge Photo Gallery.


 

Issue 6, 2007: Westin Casuarina, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Issue 5, 2007: The Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Massachusetts, USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Issue 4, 2007:
Intercontinental Boston Hotel
(Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Issue 3, 2007:
Beech Hill Country House Hotel
(Londonderry, Northern Ireland)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Issue 09, 2006:
The Langham Hotel
(Auckland, New Zealand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Issue 08, 2006:
The Hotel Morgan
(Dublin, Ireland)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Issue 07, 2006:
The Eastland Park Hotel
(Portland, Maine)

We made our reservations at the pet-friendly historic hotel, The Eastland Park Hotel, in Portland. Our preparation for the trip started a week earlier with a visit to the groomer. We certainly wanted to put our best paw forward! Molly and Beau, our Springer Spaniels, were excited to go on vacation as well, though they were fast asleep before we reached the end of our street—no surprise there, since our dogs love to travel!

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Issue 04, 2006:
Dorint Novotel Am Rosengarten
(Neuss, Germany)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



December 2005:
Chaophya Park Hotel
(Bangkok, Thailand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



August 2005:
Hotel Europa Tyrol
(Innsbruck, Austria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



July 2005:
Hotel Commonwealth
(Boston, MA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



June 2005:
Chateau LeMoyne: French Quarter
(New Orleans, Lousiana)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hotel Monthly Archives:

January 2005:
Fairmont Copley Hotel
(Boston, MA)

December 2004:
Soho Grand Hotel
(New York City, NY)

November 2004:
Charles Street Inn
(Boston, MA)

October 2004:
Fairmont Copley Plaza
(Boston, MA)

September 2004:
Hotel Nine Zero
(Boston, MA)

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