Articles by David J. Latt

Baur au Lac: Elegance by the Lake in the Heart of Zurich

Baur au Lac: Elegance by the Lake in the Heart of Zurich

One of Zurich's premium destinations, Hotel Baur au Lac is a member of Swiss Deluxe Hotels and the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel has gained a reputation for its quality of service and the comfort of its rooms.

The Oaks at Ojai - Strong. Focused. Healthy. Balanced.

The Oaks at Ojai - Strong. Focused. Healthy. Balanced.

My wife needed a break. Michelle works a demanding job with a lot of responsibility. Most days she wakes up at 5:00 AM to answer emails and get organized for the day's meetings. For exercise she takes long walks on the beach with friends, but only on the weekend. For her vacation, she told me she needed to go somewhere quiet, relaxing and healthy.

Zurich's Widder Hotel - Up Close and Personal in Zurich’s Old Town

Zurich's Widder Hotel - Up Close and Personal in Zurich’s Old Town

The best hotels are prized as much for their locations as for their creature comforts. You will certainly choose the Widder because of its 5-Star qualities and because it is located in the heart of Zurich's Old Town.

Havana's Hottest Nightclub-Art Gallery: Fábrica de Cubano Arte

Havana's Hottest Nightclub-Art Gallery: Fábrica de Cubano Arte

You did it! After sixty years in isolation, at least for Americans, you made it to Havana.

SWISS International Airlines Upgrades the Fleet with Boeing's Triple Seven

SWISS International Airlines Upgrades the Fleet with Boeing's Triple Seven

I love to fly. I am still amazed by the elegance of a sleek airplane taking to the air and gliding above cities, mountains, grassy plains and vast oceans. Flying on a new airplane, one that is beautifully appointed and well designed is one of life's great pleasures.

Up Close and Personal with the Ocean's Bounty on Cannery Row, Monterey Bay

Up Close and Personal with the Ocean's Bounty on Cannery Row, Monterey Bay

"There! Do you see it?" Deirdre Whalen from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary called out, but I didn't hear her in time. I turned but missed seeing the baby humpback whale breach not far from two groups of student kayakers just off shore.

Amsterdam in the Festive Season

Amsterdam in the Festive Season

Popular in spring and summer when the tulips bloom and the sun shines brightly, now Amsterdam is a go-to-destination during the holiday season from the end of November through the middle of January.

Villa Buena Onda: Luxury and Privacy on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Villa Buena Onda: Luxury and Privacy on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

Some places you enjoy while you are there. Other destinations stay with you long after you have come home. Villa Buena Onda is one of those places that does both.

The Volcano Above, the Mineral Waters Below: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Costa Rica

The Volcano Above, the Mineral Waters Below: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Costa Rica

A member of The Leading Hotels and The Leading Spas of the World, Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort is a quiet oasis of luxury with 5 Star comforts on the boundary of one of Costa Rica’s wildly beautiful nature preserves.

Amsterdam for the Luxury Traveler

Amsterdam for the Luxury Traveler

Amsterdam is blooming like its famous tulips. Spurred by the reopening of the major museums after years of extensive remodeling, visitors can again explore the Royal Palace in Dam Square.

TEFAF Maastricht 2015, Where the Rembrandts, Van Goghs and Picassos are Not Just to Look at But to Buy

TEFAF Maastricht 2015, Where the Rembrandts, Van Goghs and Picassos are Not Just to Look at But to Buy

Most travelers to the Netherlands are familiar with Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague. Travel more widely and discover the Holland that locals know and love. Almost on the Belgium border, Maastricht is where people who live in fast-paced Amsterdam come to relax.

They're Back! Amsterdam's Major Museums are Open and Looking Great

They're Back! Amsterdam's Major Museums are Open and Looking Great

Amsterdam is a city of world-class museums. Three of the best, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum, are open after multi-year renovations. Bordering the expansive Vondlepark, the museums attract millions of visitors every year.

Llangoed Hall in South Wales: Classic Elegance and a Pastoral Setting

Llangoed Hall in South Wales: Classic Elegance and a Pastoral Setting

With Downton Abbey comforts, Llangoed Hall is a good refuge for those in need of a quiet escape from their busy urban lives. Located close by the expansive Brecon Beacons National Park, Llangoed Hall gives travelers the opportunity to explore a countryside rich with history and natural beauty.

Riverfront Napa is Napa Valley's Newest Destination

Riverfront Napa is Napa Valley's Newest Destination

Napa is located in a flat, broad plain on the southern end of Highway 29 where some of California's most famous wineries have their tasting rooms.

A Perfect Pied-à-Terre, The Lausanne Palace & Spa

A Perfect Pied-à-Terre, The Lausanne Palace & Spa

The Lausanne Palace opened in 1915 and quickly became one of Switzerland’s better known Belle Époch hotels. A member of the Swiss Deluxe Hotels and Leading Hotels of the World, the 5 star Lausanne Palace embraces elegance, old world hospitality and state of the art technology.