September 2014

Not So Sleepless In Seattle, Pan Pacific Hotel

18 September 2014
Not So Sleepless In Seattle, Pan Pacific Hotel

It is a long old haul from the UK and a big time difference of 8 hours, but it is worth it. Seattle is the gateway to the magnificent areas of British Colombia and Oregon which are fantastic places to visit (see our next newsletter, to subscribe email info@masonroseprivate.com). Sadly I only had a couple of days to scratch the surface of this vibrant city, home to the Seattle Seahawks and the Space Needle.

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NEW YORK and The Loews Regency Hotel

14 September 2014
NEW YORK and The Loews Regency Hotel

I used to stay at The Carlyle on 77th between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue for many years very happily but there are definitely other hotels in NY which I like as well; the Crosby Street Hotel in the middle of Soho being one of them. Location is so important to me, I am an Upper East Side kinda gal, so when the Loews Regency reopened its doors after a hugely expensive and total renovation I thought I should check it out.

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Passing Through Boston

14 September 2014
Passing Through Boston

During my stay in the US I spent a night in Boston. We stayed at The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street in Beacon Hill. This cruciform shaped structure made in 1851 from granite has an impressive 90 foot central rotunda topped with a cupola and it used to be a jail! It is located in one of Bostons’s oldest neighbourhoods and is full of little shops and bistros. If you go over the footbridge across the street it takes you to The Esplanade and a six mile stretch of riverside parks.

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Sarah Mason

Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.

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