Living in luxurious, high-end hotels is always an experience in itself. And the experience certainly gets better if the hotel is owned by a celebrity chef. You can expect to get a specially curated menu that will entice not only your taste buds but all of your senses. Here is a list of six of the very best chef-owned hotels that could take you to a completely new high in terms of overall experience apart from satiating your craving for fine dining.
- The Inn of the Patriots Bed and Breakfast Hotel, Grover, NC
The tradition of White House is directly imported to this historic hotel, owned by Chef Martin Mongiello and his wife Stormy. Mongiello served as the executive chef during the Clinton administration and every bit of his hotel reflects the presidential glamour and aura. Staying in the hotel is an experience in itself, as you will find a Presidential Culinary Museum on the premises that showcases the memorabilia from the National Archives of five former presidents. The room rates start from $225 and include an elaborate six-course breakfast. The dine-in experience is also nothing short of a presidential one and complimentary wine tastings, cider tastings, fresh fruits and sweets are part of the package. The hotel also holds a number of cooking classes which are very popular among aficionados.
- Longman & Eagle Inn, Chicago, IL
This might appear a little smaller hotel compared to B&B, but Jared Wentworth’s Longman & Eagle Inn has retained its prized Michelin star for the last six years. Longman & Eagle aims to combine the traditional old inns with that of a contemporary, swanky hotel to give urban travelers a 360-degree experience that appeals to both the aesthetic and culinary senses. The inn truly reflects the neighborhood-based diversity of Chicago and has received hundreds of accolades for its world-class food. The inn has its own restaurant that serves global-inspired cuisine. The room rates start at $95 but it has only six rooms, so make sure of the availability if you plan to stay there.
- Mystic Hotel, San Francisco, CA
A classy, contemporary and eclectic boutique hotel right at the heart of San Francisco – that’s the first impression you’d get as you set foot in the Mystic Hotel. An uber cool blend of art, history, culture and cuisine, the Mystic Hotel will never fail to charm you with its minimalist, chic and modern approach. This hotel is owned by Charlie Palmer, who is also the owner of more than 10 restaurants across the country. Boasting a culinary style that is progressively American with French undertones, Palmer has created exquisite cuisine that includes the influence of local flavor as well. The property has 82 elegantly decorated guest rooms with rates ranging between $183 and $508. The special tip would be to go for a package that includes breakfast or complimentary cocktails.
- Nobu Hotel, Eden Roc Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa joined hands with the celebrated actor Robert De Niro to craft this high-end Japanese-focused restaurant. Exceptional dining, extravagant accommodation and a chic, contemporary outlook have combined together to make the Nobu hospitality the best luxury experience for travelers visiting Miami. The hotel features a total of 206 guest rooms and suites. The interior is neatly decorated with hints of blue and purple on a palette of raw, natural forms and textures. The penthouse suites offer a wide panoramic view of the city. The restaurant serves an extensive menu of Japanese fusion cuisine and bold cocktails. In contrast to the soft pastel of the rooms, the interior of the restaurant is adorned with gold cherry blossom décor and old-styled lanterns.
- The Squire Tarbox Inn & Restaurant, Wiscasset, ME
The Squire Tarbox Inn & Restaurant will provide you a home away from home in a peaceful countryside surrounded by wide fields, stone walls and blissful woods. Owned by Swiss-born chef Mario De Pietro, The Squire Tarbox, a B&B inn, combines the best of 18th and 19th century flavors. It is listed as a historical inn on the National Register of Historic Places. The original building was constructed in 1763 and the original boards and timbers are still there, keeping alive the historical essence. There is a total of 11 rooms with a daily breakfast buffet. The room rates start from $120. Special guest rooms are also there for our pawed friends. Expect little surprises like “Swiss Night,” specially curated by the Chef De Pietro, that will certainly make the stay at the inn come alive.
- York & Albany – London, England
Located in the beautiful Regent Park and just a stone’s throw away from some of the most scenic beauties of London, York & Albany is the perfect weekend getaway. Owned by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, York & Albany will make you feel perfectly at home from the very moment you step in. Gordon Ramsey stars a number of culinary-based reality shows and has won several accolades including Michelin stars and the prestigious Catey award for the Independent Restaurateur of the Year. York & Albany, his sleek boutique hotel, is housed in a restored coaching inn that dates back to 1820s and has nine guest rooms with rates starting at $220; it also houses a restaurant, cocktail lounge and a special wine terrace for the summer months.
Originally posted 2017-06-07 07:32:38.