Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2015: Top Hotels in the World | No matter how many safaris you’ve been on, there is nothing quite as wonderful and unforgettable as having breakfast or tea with giraffes at the Giraffe Manor, in Nairobi. A stunning turn-of-the-century stone mansion with ten rooms, it is also home to half a dozen friendly giraffes that poke their long necks into the large windows as guests are having breakfast and join them in the front garden for late-afternoon tea.
Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2015: The Top Hotels in the World | Staying at Honolulu’s The Royal Hawaiian (Luxury Collection) is like being transported back to the ’50s or the ’60s, when Waikiki had a very distinct place in America’s collective imagination (Mad Men even filmed an episode here last year). The rooms in the original wing, with oversized carved koawood doors and tropical prints, are nostalgic of a decidedly glamorous period of American hospitality.
Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, Louisiana. This plantation is the largest antebellum plantation house left in the South which contains 64 rooms, 7 staircases, and 5 galleries. This 53,000-square foot plantation home was constructed in 1858.
Most Underrated American Cities - Condé Nast Traveler "Poor other Portland. Ever since the Pacific Northwest got trendy again, the Portland of the east has been quietly fuming, thinking "I was here first, and my beer is better." "
Where You Should Stay in 2015 – Best New Hotels of the Past Year - Condé Nast Traveler | iff Hotel Chelsea, New York, NY Despite its dubious neighborhood (near Penn Station) this 80's-inspired newcomer couldn't be more of a welcome addition to Manhattan lodging options. Reasonable rates, multiple room layouts, and an outer-borough joie de vivre make it a winner.