s i n c e childhood I have had a fondness for hotels. From weekends spent at countless Holiday Inn’s across the country as a competitive swimmer (thanks mom & dad) to sweet little inns and b&b’s around the UK during our time living abroad and of course the right-of-passage remote year, recklessly traipsing around Europe and South East Asia, “making memories” at 1 ⭐️ hotels from Laos to Limoges. I have built up quite a repertoire of ‘places-I’ve-laid-my-head-that-aren’t-my-own-bed.
These days I still get a thrill each time I check-in somewhere special. As I slowly build this new career out of my love for travel (and hotel living), I’ve been pretty darn lucky to stay at some of the very best! @hazeltonto is no exception. From the obvious fine linens and luxurious suites with floor-to-ceiling green marble bathrooms 👌🏻, to the not-so-obvious behind-the-scenes magic. You see, the service here is supreme. Small, humble gestures, thoughtful details. A welcome craft perfectly age-appropriate for A & A, a room upgrade to an adjoining suite so that everyone has their own space and bed, Easter baskets and stuffed bunnies in anticipation of the big guys arrival 🐰 the following day.
The mark of a good hotel or hotelier (IMHO) is their ability to make you feel so well taken care of that you loath to leave. Coddled, cocooned and always like the best version of yourself. Well we were certainly reluctant to check-out after our recent stay, living our best life of luxury for 24 hours! But we soldiered on. And now we dream of future stays!
On the topic of travel, if you get the chance, be sure to pick up the recent issue of @away ’s travel Magazine and escape with me to experience Vancouver’s Coast to Table culinary scene. You can also read my piece online @here.mag - gorgeous printed mag pictured above. Link in my profile.