Articles by Fran Endicott Miller

Domaine Carneros is a Napa Valley ‘Must Stop’

Domaine Carneros is a Napa Valley ‘Must Stop’

Visitors to the Napa Valley can enjoy a plethora of wine tasting options to sate every vinous craving.

Huntington Beach’s Laid Back Brand of Luxury Suits its Surf City USA Vibe

Huntington Beach’s Laid Back Brand of Luxury Suits its Surf City USA Vibe

Located in Orange County between Los Angeles and San Diego, Huntington Beach – officially known as Surf City USA - has long been characterized as California’s quintessential surf town.

Meadowood Resort’s Luxe Quotient Continues to Soar

Meadowood Resort’s Luxe Quotient Continues to Soar

As if Napa Valley’s Meadowood Resort was not already posh enough, the recently completed renovation of three new swimming pools and remodel of the state-of-the-art fitness studio sends the resort’s luxe quotient soaring.

Swirl, Sip, and Swoon Aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna

Swirl, Sip, and Swoon Aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaMagna

Luxury is inherent on AmaWaterways’ stunning AmaMagna. Spacious accommodations and swank amenities enchant even the most experienced river cruiser.

In Budapest, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace IS the Destination

In Budapest, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace IS the Destination

The concierge desk at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace welcomes guests with a ‘Budapest Bucket List’ pamphlet that features some of the city’s top attractions.

Rain or Shine, Seattle's Urban Energy Inspires

Rain or Shine, Seattle's Urban Energy Inspires

There is no doubt that Seattle on a clear day is spectacular. And contrary to popular belief, the Emerald City experiences many days where Elliott Bay shimmers in the sunlight.

The InterContinental San Francisco Offers Some of the City’s Best Views

The InterContinental San Francisco Offers Some of the City’s Best Views

Pick your picture window view at the InterContinental San Francisco and then sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. With 556 modern rooms, each facing one of the four cardinal directions, every vantage point showcases the city’s urban energy unfurled both below and above.

All Aboard! Rocky Mountaineer Reveals the Splendor of the Canadian Rockies

All Aboard! Rocky Mountaineer Reveals the Splendor of the Canadian Rockies

Luxury, similarly to beauty, is ‘in the eye of the beholder.’ For some, luxury is time; time to relax, to unwind, to disconnect.

Wine Country Luxury: Sonoma’s Reimagined MacArthur Place

Wine Country Luxury: Sonoma’s Reimagined MacArthur Place

If luxury is in the details, then Sonoma’s recently reimagined MacArthur Place easily tops the list of Northern California wine country’s most luxurious hotels.

Kick-Start Wellness at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village’s Signature Retreat

Kick-Start Wellness at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village’s Signature Retreat

Several weeks have passed since I returned home from Westlake Village, and the effects of this transformative health and wellness retreat continue to reverberate.

West is Best: Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina

West is Best: Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina

The early 20th century outrigger canoe that spans the length of the spacious lobby is the first indication that this is not your typical tropical resort.

Luxury Reborn: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Epitomizes the Area’s Revival

Luxury Reborn: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Epitomizes the Area’s Revival

Virtually unrecognizable from its buttoned-up past, New York’s Financial District has in recent years experienced a vibrant reincarnation.

Archer New York Sets the Stage for this Boutique Brand

Archer New York Sets the Stage for this Boutique Brand

Who is Archer? Though his identity remains a mystery, clues abound at his six luxury boutique hotel properties.

Pristine Paradise: Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Pristine Paradise: Four Seasons Resort Lanai

It is rare in today’s modern and crowded world to encounter a vacation locale so unspoiled and so pristine as the Hawaiian island of Lanai.

Passion and Serenity at Paso Robles’ Allegretto Vineyard Resort and Spa

Passion and Serenity at Paso Robles’ Allegretto Vineyard Resort and Spa

Of all of the Ayres Hotels located throughout Southern California – and there are several – Allegretto Vineyard Resort is the brand’s stunning showpiece.