6 Bucket List Hotels In The US And Canada
The choice of accommodation can make or break a vacation. Ending a day of sightseeing and exploring in a comfortable, clean guestroom will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on another day. Listed in no particular order, here are some unique establishments to consider when seeking a place to stay during your next holiday trip.
#1 on the list is Philadelphia's The Rittenhouse, which offers visitors luxurious rooms and a convenient location close to many shops and attractions. This local institution has catered to families, business travelers and vacationers for over 30 years.
The guest rooms are spacious and come equipped with modern features and amenities. Downstairs, the hotel's restaurant, Lacroix, serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner made from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The eatery also features a selection of award-winning wines.
Up next, at #2, Sofitel New York is situated between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, just a stone's throw from Times Square. Voted a top destination by Conde Nast, this hotel offers a centrally-located home base from which tourists can explore all of the Big Apple's attractions and events. It is walking distance to landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Chrysler Building, Bryant Park, and more.
Each Sofitel location draws inspiration from local culture and tradition while celebrating innovation and the French way of life. The graphics, colors and details of the French-inspired interiors are meant to transport guests to Paris in the 1930's.
#3 on the list is Weekapaug Inn. Located on the Rhode Island shoreline and overlooking Quonochontaug Pond and the Atlantic Ocean just beyond, this storied establishment dates back to 1899. Since then, the hotel has provided visitors with old world-inspired accommodations that combine modern comforts and luxurious furnishings.
Dining at the Inn is a farm-to-table affair. Inspired by the coastal traditions of New England, The Restaurant, which is the Inn's main dining venue, offers a selection of dishes that highlight seasonal, locally-harvested produce.
Up next, at #4, Bisha is a luxury boutique hotel located in Toronto, Canada. The establishment's founder, Charles Khabouth, has a strong appreciation for bold, boundary-pushing interiors. An entire floor of Bisha was decorated by Lenny Kravitz, drawing on his years spent playing music and traveling the world.
Guests are invited to dine at KOST, a rooftop restaurant and bar featuring panoramic and sweeping views of Toronto. Inspired by the Baja Peninsula, executive chef Ben Heaton unites the flavors of the coastline by way of colorful dishes and refreshing cocktails.
#5 on the list is Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This boutique hotel features tastefully furnished rooms, each with a private balcony where guests can find seclusion in the heart of the city. Founded by Greek-born Eleni Skalbania, the property is now managed by her daughter, Elpie Marinakis Jackson, who shares her mother's passion for hospitality and attention to detail.
The property offers over 80 guestrooms and suites, a day spa, several event rooms for private parties, and features the award-winning Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge. The Bacchus Wine Program is a collaboration by a team of passionate sommeliers working together to offer an extensive selection of regional, classic, and new world wines to locals and visitors alike.
Finishing off the list at #6, the Lancaster Hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Houston's Theater District. This historic 1920's era establishment enjoys a legacy of providing service and hospitality to a diverse group of guests that have included performers and artists as well as both business and leisure travelers.
The hotel boasts a collection of art that consists of over 200 pieces by artists with strong ties to Texas. The broad variety of work is meant to be accessible and appreciated by all of the hotel's guests. The flagship bar provides a warm environment that features cocktails and vintage wine while the restaurant, Cultivated F & B, serves contemporary American classics like steak, tacos, and seafood.