Location: New York.
Title: MICE Director
Favorite Destination: NEW YORK
I am still head over heels in love with New York, twenty years after setting foot in this spellbinding city. I admire many places in the world, but New York holds something indescribably magical, that can only be felt within our five boroughs. It´s a combination of our icons :Lady Liberty waving you welcome, the Empire State Building towering in the clouds, The Brooklyn Bridge urging you to cross, and Times Square dazzling as our epicenter; as well as our neighborhoods, and of course the food. New York and the people who live and love this city welcome EVERYONE. And when here, every corner must be explored, it is always changing, and always current. But my favorite part? Viewing the city through your eyes, with sheer awe, and seeing each of you fall in love with New York the same way I did so long ago.
Favorite Destination: NAPA VALLEY
Breathtaking nature, incredible vistas, a deluge of fine dining and Michelin rated restaurants – the Napa Valley offers year-round delights for visitors…and we haven’t even mentioned the wine yet! I love the fact that there’s easy access from San Francisco and it’s close to famous Lake Tahoe as well. Napa Valley really sits in a perfect location for myriad adventures. Of course if you are looking for wine, then you’ll have endless options and wineries offering every varietal and type imaginable.
Favorite Destination: CHICAGO
If I ask myself, what did I like the most during my time there? The many boat tours options, the vertiginous observation decks, or a skyline and architecture like no other? Or, perhaps it’s the local food we can’t seem to get enough of (from the deep-dish pizzas to the world-famous Michelin restaurants), the stimulating atmosphere you can find in all the outdoor spaces, or the city´s mobster past – still alive through speakeasies and many other hidden gems and landmarks? There is no one answer – Chicago is a wonderful mix of it all!
Favorite Destination: NEW ORLEANS
New Orleans will awaken all your senses! Whether you want to listen to the local brass bands, enjoy the soul food and fresh beignets at Café du Monde, or simply take it all in and savor the “laissez les bon temps rouler“ culture of the region, NoLa has it all and will make you hungry for more. Spend some time outside the French Quarter to discover the Voodoo history and famous cemeteries where governors, celebrities and regional voodoo queens are buried (or will be – Nicolas Cage already has everything planned in a white pyramid!). Take an adventure out of the city and you can discover the beautiful plantations that are rich in history, on your way back you can even pet baby alligators and zoom through the swamp on airboats!
Favorite Destination: LAS VEGAS
Vegas baby! This electric city is an absolute icon, and I can’t help but feel like I stepped into my favorite movie whenever I go. The hotels are absolutely legendary, and the city represents an embracing variety in cultures, cuisines, and design. The nightlife is so fabulous, and lives up to all the hype. But my favorite part is expressed in the contrasts. When you need a break from all the big city glamour, give yourself twenty minutes, and you can be in the desert driving Sun Buggy’s over the Nevada Desert. Or, for the experience to cap it all – watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon, one of the great wonders of the world. Las Vegas is the place to make your own.