Scott Laird

14 Added | 2 Magazines | @AbFabSkyLife | Travel writer. Airline pro. Mai Tai Swiller. Lover of lovey hotels.

This Interstate Casino is Worth the Sleepover

Just 30 minutes north of Seattle, Tulalip Resort Casino's astonishing facilities and warm Northwest hospitality are bound to impress.

Coast Salish

Luxury Hotel Openings in 2018

There’s a hotel boom in progress, with every region of the world seeing a significant increase in the number of lodging units, particularly in the …

Hotels

Warm Up With These Winter Activities

When visiting cold-weather destinations during the winter, it’s tempting to spend all your time indoors and away from the harsh elements, perhaps …

Luxurious Tradition at St. Regis Punta Mita

St. Regis guests have been globetrotters from the very beginning: When the original New York property opened in 1904, it catered to transnational …

'Take Me to the Mountains' in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

If there’s one thing Gatlinburg, Tennessee wants you to know, it’s that they’re open for business.<p>The forest fires that ran through the region in …

National Parks

Undisturbed Relaxation at Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort

The arrival experience at Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort is an easy suggestion of what awaits guests during their stay—secluded, undisturbed …

French Polynesia

Purpose-Driven Culture at Maui's Newest Westin

I’ve visited the Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas twice now and loved the experience both times.<p>So when I got word that the Westin Nanea Ocean …

Sheraton Coke Team Up to Personalize Business Travel

There is a rather old, mostly forgotten tradition of sending gifts to friends and loved ones who are traveling, often on ocean voyages. The practice …

Hospitality

Old World Meets Old Hawaii at St. Regis Princeville

When the St. Regis Hotel opened in Manhattan during September 1904, it was described as one of the most opulent hotels of the age, in the finest …

Hawaii

Room With A View: Snoqualmie

Fans of the recently resurrected <i>Twin Peaks</i> will recognize Salish Lodge as The Great Northern Hotel, and it’s no wonder producers of the supernatural …

'Let Us See if the House Car is Available': Hotel Transport on Tap

During a recent stay at the <b>Fairmont Olympic Seattle</b>, I mentioned to the staff I was running a bit late for a dining reservation. “Let us see if the …

Revisiting the Past at Sheraton Maui

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa evokes strong memories.<p>Some of my earliest recollections surround this exact property: I was a toddler, but I have …

Making Memories at the Westin Princeville

I’ve stayed at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas twice now and it feels like home.<p>Perhaps that’s the deliberate design of a vacation …