Stylish City Breaks

Steal yourself away on a well-deserved short & stylish city break to indulge in an exciting new experience.

Jet off to one of Europe’s ancient city’s to meander through streets that tell a thousand stories, wrapped up in the romance of it all, or set foot in one of the world’s most legendary cosmopolitan hubs such as New York City, surrounded by sublime contemporary art and architecture or indulging in renowned foodie hot spots. The world’s most vibrant and varied cities are at your fingertips and are so worth exploring - on a short break you can truly absorb a city’s unique atmosphere and take in its highlights, instantly feeling a world away from home. Take a look at some of my favourite short & stylish city breaks - I always love to have one lined up to look forward to…

The Plaza Athenée

8 November 2017
The Plaza Athenée

The Plaza Athenée first opened its doors in 1984, and today it still feels like a chic European townhouse; a luxurious and low-key hideaway in the heart of New York. Its brilliant setting, close to Central Park and a short stroll from some of the finest luxury stores in Manhattan such as Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's and Henri Bendel, as well as The Frick, MOMA and Rockefeller Center, makes it one of the most sought after locations in the city. This is one of my favourite New York hotels for its central location, quiet rooms and seamless service.

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The Carlyle

7 November 2017
The Carlyle

The Carlyle has a true place in New York's history and a firm following of repeat guests, which is testament to its distinguished reputation. Set in a Beaux Art building between Park and Madison Avenue, the hotel is surrounded by fabulous boutiques such as Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Prada and Lilly Pulitzer, and close to a host of top eateries and upscale galleries like Gagosian and Arader. There's no question that this is the grandest place to stay in New York City, having housed Royalty, heads of state and celebrities aplenty. And, as to be expected from a Rosewood Hotel, it is run with slick confidence and exceptional service, offering a glamorous sojourn for those looking to travel in style.

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Baccarat Hotel, NY

3 June 2015
Baccarat Hotel, NY

New York is full of some great hotels from The Carlyle, The Four Seasons, The Mark to the more boutique properties like The Crosbie Street Hotel downtown.

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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.

Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...