The Parasol Advantage

With more than 20 years of brand marketing and communications experience and an early architect of creative positioning and integrated campaigns, Andrea B. Werbel founded Parasol in early 2004 and spearheads The Parasol Advantage through an evolved and integrated approach that combines in-depth hotel operations, hospitality and luxury lifestyle expertise, as well as international marketing and branding experience.

Andrea

A veteran luxury lifestyle and hospitality marketing and communications executive, Andrea first began her career in Paris, France directing the North American marketing teams for the Le Cordon Bleu Paris and London. She returned to the U.S. ten years later, directing the media and public relations for The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Currently spending her time between Parasol’s LA’s satellite office and the main office in New York City, Andrea is a graduate of The University of Colorado, Boulder and has a certificate in marketing from the Cornell Hotel School.

A world class traveler and fluent in French, Andrea has a strong track record of creating and enhancing brand profiles while garnering impressive results for her clients. She has created and directed media relations and integrated marketing campaigns for some of the finest luxury hotels, destinations, spas, chefs and premium wineries and spirits. Andrea leads Parasol’s expertise which is narrow and deep, hospitality and luxury lifestyle, and Parasol’s sweet spot includes launching new brands to ensure maximum impact as well as working with legacy brands to define relevancy and media worthy positioning. Parasol has a stellar track record of securing impressive and consecutive results for their in top tier media outlets such as Departures, Travel + Leisure, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, New York Times,WSJ, USA Today and NBC’s TODAY morning show, to name a few.

Parasol’s media relations and marketing programs are strategic, integrated and most importantly, impactful. They are intended to enhance the value proposition and assets through increased brand awareness, new revenue streams, and expanded business and marketing opportunities. Parasol connects your brands to the world’s most influential media, providing third party endorsements to reach today’s sophisticated consumer.

Success Stories

Town & Country: Monterey County

May 1, 2014

If you're "Out & About" in Monterey County, California, Town & Country recommends the Carmel Bach Festival, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, Monterey Bay Aquarium and golf at Spanish Bay, to name a few.

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ForbesLife: Relais Santa Croce

April 18, 2014

ForbesLife Magazine's "Hotel Detective" checks in at Baglioni Hotels' Relais Santa Croce in Florence and applauds the view of two great churches, The Duomo and Santa Croce, as well its period setting with modern rooms.

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The Washington Post: Luna Hotel Baglioni

April 17, 2014

When journeying to Venice, Italy, The Washington Post suggests a stay at Luna Hotel Baglioni for its luxurious splendor overlooking the Grand Canal.

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About.com: Elegance on the Via Veneto

April 8, 2014

Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome, Italy is featured on About.com Honeymoons & Romantic Travel for its classic, awe-inspiring ambiance.

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Conde Nast Traveler

April 6, 2014

For the most gorgeous view of the Pacific from Bixby Bridge, make your next race the Big Sur International Marathon, the largest rural marathon in the world.

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Jetsetter: Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

April 3, 2014

Set amid the rugged limestone karsts along the Andaman Sea in Krabi, Thailand lies Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Cartlon Reserve, a sanctuary surrounded by cultural splendor.

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Departures: Top Wellness Escapes

April 2, 2014

Tracking ten wellness escapes around the world, Departures suggests heading to the remote locale of Krabi, Thailand for Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve's Paradise in Balance with morning beach yoga and blessings by Buddhists monks, to name a few.

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Angeleno: Coastal Bliss

April 1, 2014

The Ocean Tower at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows undergoes a major revamp under the guidance of LA-based Interior Designer Lynda Murray, with mid-century style and jaw-dropping ocean views.

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HOTELS Magazine: Raising the Bar

April 1, 2014

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand is "raising the bar" when it comes to unique, creative cocktails like Bartanicals, a garden-to-glass adventure.

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Women's Health: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

April 1, 2014

Women's Health offers readers the chance to win a trip to sunny Santa Monica with a stay at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, exhale mindbodyspa classes and a year supply of svelte organic protein shakes.

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Virtuoso Life: Krabi, Thailand

April 1, 2014

Virtuoso Life highlights the vivid sunsets and pristine beaches of Krabi, Thailand and suggests Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve as the place to stay with full moon yoga, Koko the elephant and more.

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Long Island Pulse: Vineyard Vacations

April 1, 2014

Take a trip to Monterey County's sprawling wine country, set in Coastal California, for all things wine, nature and adventure.

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Rhapsody: Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

April 1, 2014

Rhapsody, United Airlines new luxury lifestyle magazine for their exclusive customers, gives a peek into a trip to Krabi, Thailand and a stay at Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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Food & Wine: Highway 1

April 1, 2014

For a Friday-Monday dream trip along Highway 1, Food & Wine highlights the "Best Places to Eat & Drink on the California Coast," including Big Sur Roadhouse in Monterey County, California.

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360 West: Destination California

April 1, 2014

According to 360 West Magazine, no trip to Santa Monica, California is complete without a stay at the newly revamped Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and a farm-to-table dining experience at FIG Restaurant.

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Examiner: Santa Monica Dining

March 31, 2014

For the best of Santa Monica eats, head to FIG Restaurant for Chef Ray Garcia's local and seasonal selections like warm quinoa salad or vegetarian cauliflower risotto.

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Eater LA: FIG Restaurant

March 28, 2014

For Curbed LA's "Hotels Week 2014," Eater LA joins in with their annual list of the best hotel restaurants in Los Angeles, naming FIG among the set.

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U-T San Diego: Relaxing & Staying Fit in Santa Monica

March 22, 2014

U-T San Diego recommends Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows as the ideal locale for enjoying the best of Santa Monica: the beach, attractions, shopping, dining out and culture.

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Luxury Travel Magazine: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

March 21, 2014

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows debuts the new mid-century ocean tower highlighting the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and designed by LA-based Interior Designer Lynda Murray.

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Cottages & Gardens: Liquid Liasons

March 18, 2014

Cottages & Gardens' Liquid Liasons column mentions Baglioni Hotels' Relais Santa Croce property in Florence and Il Paradiso di Frassina's Mozart-induced vines in Montalcino.

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Food & Wine: Hangover Cure

March 14, 2014

FIG Restaraunt's corned beef & chorizo hash is billed as the best "hangover cure" by Food & Wine X.

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Hospitality Design: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

March 5, 2014

Los Angeles-based Interior Designer Lynda Murray discusses her mid-century renovations at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows with Hospitality Design.

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Angeleno: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

March 1, 2014

The "Now in LA" section of Modern Luxury's Angeleno discusses the best barre classes on the scene, including exhale mindbodyspa's new Core Fusion Barre + Cardio class at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

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Celebrated Living: Baglioni Hotels

March 1, 2014

For a deluxe detour, Celebrated Living touts Baglioni Hotels Ferrari tours as the best way to explore the Italian scenery, fashion, art and more.

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Celebrated Living: Deluxe Detour

March 1, 2014

Guests of Hotel Arts Barcelona can opt for a vintage car excursion to explore the Spanish coastline in a one-of-a-kind Rolls Royce or Jaguar from the 1920s to 1980s.

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Vanity Fair UK: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

March 1, 2014

Kicking off the FUNFAIR section in Vanity Fair UK's Travel Special Edition, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows' "Beach Bums At Rest" Do Not Disturb sign appears in a full page photo spread.

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Weddings Illustrated: California Dreaming

March 1, 2014

Weddings Illustrated's Spring/Summer 2014 issue highlights Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and Monterey County as the ideal urban and seaside California locales for the perfect wedding.

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Luxury Travel Advisor: Roman Penthouse Suite

March 1, 2014

For the most lavish, over the top hotel suites, Luxury Travel Advisor showcases Regina Hotel Baglioni's Roman Penthouse Suite.

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Bridal Guide: Extreme "I Dos"

March 1, 2014

Say "I Do" in Thailand amidst the clownfish and endless coral formations under the Andaman Sea at Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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Travel + Leisure: Carnival in Venice

February 27, 2014

Travel + Leisure's "Carry On" blog talks up Carnival celebrations around the globe, highlighting Luna Hotel Baglioni's parties and private costume fittings.

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New York Post: The L.A. Issue

February 17, 2014

Abbot Kinney Boulevard's "West Coast cool" vibe is missing one thing: a luxe hotel like the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, complete with a Mexican-inspired meal at Chef Ray Garcia's FIG.

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About.com: Carnival in Venice

February 9, 2014

The historic Luna Hotel Baglioni is featured on About.com Italy Travel as the place to be in Venice to experience a traditional Carnival costume party.

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Luxury Travel Magazine: Celebrate Carnival Like a True Venetian

February 5, 2014

Luxury Travel Magazine features Luna Hotel Baglioni's in-house costume designer and two authentic Carnival packages to celebrate like a true Venetian.

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Hotel Design: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

February 1, 2014

Hotel Design Magazine speaks with Lynda Murray, the California-born Interior Designer responsible for the hotel's newly renovated suites.

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Ocean Home: "Coast to Coast"

February 1, 2014

Ocean Home Magazine's Insider gives us a glimpse into the iconic Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows for a peek at the redesigned suites by Lynda Murray.

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Angeleno: FIG's Bacon Waffle

February 1, 2014

Angeleno suggests FIG's Bacon Waffle as a "Must-Try Taste" in L.A, claiming the #31 spot out of 101 delicious bites.

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Sheridan Road: Spring Break Escapes

February 1, 2014

For a "quintessential California experience," Sheridan Road Magazine suggests the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, FIG Restaurant and exhale mindbodyspa.

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Robb Report: "A Perfect Nine"

February 1, 2014

Robb Report's annual Travel Issues features Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve's Similian Island Escape and the stunning Andaman Sea predominantly graces the cover.

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Refinery29: Big Sur Trip Guide

January 22, 2014

Only a short drive from San Francisco, Refinery29 offers a trip guide to Coastal California's Big Sur from the Eslalen Hot Spring and Bixby Bridge to Post Ranch Inn and Big Sur Roadhouse.

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World of Aerin: "Travel Wishlist"

January 14, 2014

For the top 7 hotels to dream about, Aerin gives us their travel wishlist and includes Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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The New York Times: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

January 12, 2014

The most prestigious and anticipated article of the year, The New York Times' "52 Places to Go in 2014" included Krabi, Thailand and Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve for its unspoiled nature and stunning beaches.

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Chicago Tribune: Hotel Arts Barcelona

January 10, 2014

Looking for the perfect destination to retire to? The Chicago Tribune includes Hotel Arts Barcelona for Spain, which made the top ten list of locales.

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The Chalkboard: Edible Wanderlust

January 3, 2014

Chef Ray Garcia of FIG Restaurant teams up with forager Kerry Clasby to bring guests the best in local, fresh and organic ingredients from Santa Monica.

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NewBeauty Magazine: Full-Body Spa Treatments

January 1, 2014

NewBeauty Magazine uncovers the latest spa trend: full-body treatments. Head to Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows for Exhale Spa's acu-organ detox followed by an organic bite to eat at FIG Restaurant.

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Prime Living Magazine: Hotel Arts Barcelona

January 1, 2014

Barcelona is an urban oasis and a destination "rich in architecture, art, history and fine cuisine." Prime Living suggests a stay at the iconic Hotel Arts Barcelona for the art lover.

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Travelgirl Magazine: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

January 1, 2014

This Valentine's Day, Travelgirl Magazine suggests Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve for a getaway perfect for couples and solo travelers alike.

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Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton

January 1, 2014

For current wedding inspiration from around the world, Weddings' "All the Buzz" section hails Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve's Underwater Romance Package.

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Marie Claire: FIG Restaurant & The Bungalow

January 1, 2014

"For everything fresh and locally sourced," Marie Claire suggests FIG Restaurant for good eats for 2014 followed by a visit to The Bungalow to unwind.

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Gentry: Baglioni's Roman Penthouse Suite

January 1, 2014

Gentry Magazine featured the Roman Penthouse Suite at Regina Hotel Baglioni as the place to stay while in Rome for the "unforgettable Italian touch" it provides.

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NewBeauty Spa Magazine: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

January 1, 2014

NewBeauty Spa Magazine's 2014 Edition included exhalespa at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows' exhale flow massage therapy.

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British Airways High Life: Phulay Bay

January 1, 2014

British Airways High Life featured Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve for its "luxurious, unique design, serene atmosphere and detailed hospitality."

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Travel + Leisure: Baglioni Hotels

January 1, 2014

Baglioni Hotels' Relais Santa Croce in Florence is included in Travel + Leisure's Deals section in the January 2014 issue.

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Los Angeles Magazine: Hangover Cure Cocktail

December 31, 2013

For "13 New Year's Day Hangover Brunches You Need to Know About," Los Angeles Magazine suggests FIG's Kegs & Eggs Brunch and Hangover Cure Cocktail.

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HOTELS Magazine: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

December 23, 2013

HOTELS Magazine online features Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows' stylish and sustainable Vilebrequin-outfitted Christmas Tree.

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The Daily Meal: FIG Christmas

December 17, 2013

The Daily Meal includes FIG Restaurant in "Where to Find Christmas & New Years' Dinners in Los Angeles."

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Eater LA: The Hot Figgy

December 16, 2013

For "12 Hot Drinks to Try Right Now in Los Angeles," Eater LA suggests FIG Restaurant's Hot Figgy.

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HotelChatter: An Impromptu Christmas Getaway

December 12, 2013

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows' sustainable Vilebrequin-outfitted Christmas tree, complete with polar bear swim trunks, makes the list for top impromptu Christmas getaways.

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Incentive Magazine: Top Emerging Incentive Destinations of 2013

December 12, 2013

Incentive Magazine includes Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Thailand as a top motivational, cultural and historical place for meeting groups.

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Eater LA: FIG Restaurant's Holiday Dessert

December 9, 2013

It's the season to indulge with Eater LA's "15 Holiday Desserts to Try Right Now in LA."

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Incentive Magazine: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

December 3, 2013

Ana Henrqiues of Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve talks why Thailand is the place for incentive and business groups with Incentive Magazine.

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Ocean Home: "A Finger on the Pulse"

December 1, 2013

Highlighting hotel happenings through a first person perspective, Ocean Home Magazine includes FIG, The Bungalow and the Lynda Murray suites at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

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HOTELS Magazine: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

December 1, 2013

HOTELS Magazine features Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve's General Manager Ana Henriques for a Q&A.

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Delta Sky Magazine: Hotel Arts Barcelona

December 1, 2013

Hotel Arts Barcelona's Vintage Car Excursions around the Catalan countryside were included as an "Editor's Pick" in Delta Sky Magazine.

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Ocean Home: "Falling for Fig"

December 1, 2013

Chef Ray Garcia is "wowing guests and critics at FIG in Santa Monica" with seasonal produce from the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.

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The Wall Street Journal: Hotel Arts Barcelona

November 29, 2013

For "Truly Transporting Amenities," Hotel Arts Barcelona offers guests a chance to sightsee in style with their choice of four vintage chauffeuered rides.

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Trekaroo: Monterey County as a Top Holliday Location

November 22, 2013

For holidays with an ocean view, Trekaroo includes Monterey County's Christmas in Adobes, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove and the Monterey Bay Aquarium as "Top Holiday Activities for Kids in Northern California."

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Departures Dispatch: A Retreat in Thailand's Similan Islands

November 21, 2013

Departures Dispatch features Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve's Similan Island Escape experience.

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The Daily Meal: FIG Thanksgiving

November 20, 2013

The Daily Meal lists the top restaurants to eat Thanksgiving Dinner this year and included FIG Restaurant, head by Chef Ray Garcia.

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Examiner: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie from FIG Restaurant

November 20, 2013

To make the perfect pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, Examiner features Chef Ray Garcia's recipe from FIG Restaurant.

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New Beauty: 13 Energizing Spa Drinks

November 20, 2013

New Beauty suggests FIG Restaurant's fresh, fuel-boosting juices or their ginger-infused "healthier" cocktails for an energizing pick-me-up.

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Los Angeles Times: FIG Thanksgiving

November 19, 2013

The Los Angeles Times includes FIG Restaurant in a roundup titled "Thanksgiving 2013: Where to Eat Out on the Holiday."

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Luxury Travel Magazine: A Journey Across Asia, Ferrari Tours, and Wine Experiences

November 17, 2013

Current offerings from Thailand, Italy and Barcelona include a private yacht sailing through the Similan Islands, Ferrari Tours in the Italian countryside, and exploring Spain's Catalan wine region by vintage car.

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Luxury Travel Magazine: Venice's Luna Hotel Baglioni

November 15, 2013

Included on Luxury Travel Magazine, the Luna Hotel Baglioni is the place to experience the magic of Venice during Christmas.

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Luxury Travel Magazine: Hotel Arts Barcelona

November 15, 2013

Luxury Travel Magazine includes Hotel Arts Barcelona's upcoming 20th Anniversary and holiday offerings in their Christmas & Winter Packages.

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Elite Traveler: Thai Infusions

November 15, 2013

For a personal tasting experience inspired by local flavors, Elite Traveler suggests Thai Infusions at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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Where LA: Los Angeles Thanksgiving

November 15, 2013

FIG Restaurant is included in Where LA's guide to where and how to celebrate Thanksgiving 2013.

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The Daily Meal: Travel to Barcelona in 5 Cocktails

November 15, 2013

Travel to Barcelona in Five Cocktails with these refreshing drinks from Hotel Arts Barcelona.

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LA Weekly: FIG Thanksgiving

November 15, 2013

LA Weekly includes Chef Ray Garcia's Thanksgiving at FIG Restaurant as a "L.A. restaurant open on Thanksgiving that's better than Mom's cooking."

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KCET: Thanksgiving Recipe from FIG Restaurant

November 14, 2013

KCET online featured Chef Ray's Chile de Arbol and Orange Glazed Carrots recipe for Thanksgiving.

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Time out LA: The Best Thanksgiving Restaurants

November 13, 2013

Time Out LA debuts the best Thanksgiving restaurants in Los Angeles and includes FIG Restaurant as a top choice for local and organic dishes.

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Luxury Daily: Caffe Baglioni's "Luxury is Not a Waste"

November 8, 2013

Milan's Carlton Hotel Baglioni is at the forefront of catering to travelers’ affinity for art with Caffe Baglioni's "Luxury is Not a Waste" exhibit.

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DEPARTURES Ultimate City Guides Mobile App: Roman Penthouse Suite

November 5, 2013

For "10 Things Worth Doing" in Rome, Baglioni's Roman Penthouse Suite is featured on the VIP section of DEPARTURES Ultimate City Guides mobile app.

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Luxe Escapes: Hotel Arts Barcelona's White Truffle Menus

November 1, 2013

It's truffle season! Hotel Arts Barcelona is featuring seven-course and six-course menus highlighting this sought after ingredient for one month only.

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Elite Traveler: Roman Penthouse Suite

November 1, 2013

Regina Hotel Baglioni's Roman Penthouse Suite has been included in Elite Traveler's News & Previews section, designated as "timely updates for the private jet lifestyle."

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Virtuoso Life: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

November 1, 2013

Here's a "Buzz Bite" from Virtuoso Life's Passport on the new edible cocktails at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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Robb Report Home & Style: Regina Hotel Baglioni

November 1, 2013

Regina Hotel Baglioni's Roman Penthouse Suite is featured as a "Great Escape" in Robb Report Home & Style

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Eater LA: FIG's Across the Room Cocktail

November 1, 2013

It's Cocktail Week! Eater LA featured FIG's Across the Room Cocktail, an off-the-menu creation with flames.

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The Knot: Regina Hotel Baglioni

November 1, 2013

The Knot's "honeymoon homework" features the Regina Hotel Baglioni as the perfect launching point to explore Rome.

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360 West: Paradise in Balance

November 1, 2013

360 West suggests Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve's Paradise in Balance package to "sort out your mind-body-spirit equation."

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Departures Dispatch: A Hotel in Spain Celebrates Truffle Season

October 31, 2013

White truffles receive celebrity status on Hotel Arts Barcelona's two exclusive tasting menus this fall.

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Eater LA: The FIG Mary

October 31, 2013

For those Cocktail Week hangovers, Eater LA has the cure. Paired with Chef Ray's local cuisine, the FIG Mary is one of the "Best Bloody Marys in Los Angeles."

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The Daily Meal: Celebrate White Truffle Season in Barcelona

October 29, 2013

The Daily Meal included Hotel Arts Barcelona's restaurant Enoteca's highly esteemed white truffle tasting menus.

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Just Luxe: Hotel Art Barcelona's "Show With the Chef" Series

October 29, 2013

Just Luxe featured Hotel Arts Barcelona's "From the Field to the Plate" culinary experience with a recipe for pumpkin & ginger cream.

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The Wall Street Journal: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

October 25, 2013

Relax in Thailand with the Paradise in Balance package, featuring daily meditation walks with a Buddhist Monk.

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Prevue Magazine: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

October 21, 2013

Prevue Magazine recommends Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve's new meetings and incentives program.

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Women's Health: The Bench at Pebble Beach

October 21, 2013

Women's Health features The Bench at Pebble Beach Resort in Monterey, California in their "Fuel Your Fitness" series.

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Luxury Travel Advisor: Design Italian Excellence

October 18, 2013

Luxury Travel Advisor features the newly renovated Caffe Baglioni and the Design Italian Excellence art exhibit.

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New Beauty Magazine: exhale mind body spa

October 14, 2013

New Beauty includes exhale mind body spa in their article "Eight Exotic Spa Scrubs You Have to Experience for Yourself."

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Elle: World's Best Spas

October 10, 2013

ELLE Magazine covers Hotel Arts Barcelona  in their October issue as an ELLE-approved getaway!

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Cosmopolitan UK: Hotel Arts Barcelona

October 10, 2013

Discover why Collette Naden from Cosmopolitan UK describes Hotel Arts Barcelona as "five-star luxury at its best" in her online article "Barcelona: Budget V Blowout Accommodation."

 

 

 

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Women's Health: Fuel Your Fitness

October 9, 2013

Women's Health online shares a recipe by FIG's Chef Ray Garcia on how to fuel your fitness before a marathon.

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The New York TImes In Transit: The Regina Hotel Baglioni

October 9, 2013

The New York Times travel blog, In Transit, highlights The Regina Hotel Baglioni's most recent art exhibition, "Luxury is Not a Waste," in its Roman Penthouse Suite. 

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LA Times: FIG's 2nd Annual Sausage Fest

October 9, 2013

Jenn Harris from the Los Angeles Times features FIG's 2nd Annual Sausage Fest.

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Ocean Home: Features Chef Ray Garcia

October 8, 2013

Ocean Homes Online features FIG's very own Chef Ray Garcia and his warm quinoa salad recipe.

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The Irish TImes: Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

October 4, 2013

The Irish Times highlights Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, as the perfect place to roll your wedding and honeymoon into one big adventure.

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TTG Luxury: Hotel Arts Barcelona

October 1, 2013

Hotel Arts Barcelona's new Vintage Car Excursions are included in the Autumn issue of TTG Luxury.

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Eater LA: FIG Restaurant

October 1, 2013

FIG Restaurant Santa Monica is included in Eater LA's "Guide to the Best Happy Hours in LA."

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Ritz-Carlton Magazine: Phulay Bay

September 30, 2013

Phulay Bay's Underwater Romance package is the perfect way to say "I do."

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Robb Report: Regina Hotel Baglioni

September 26, 2013

Baglioni Hotels' Regina Hotel Baglioni unveils its art-filled penthouse, the Roman Penthouse Suite.

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Los Angeles Magazine: Let's Do Brunch

September 16, 2013

Los Angeles Magazine features FIG's Bacon Mary as a brunch cocktail that blurs the line between a meal and a drink.

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Los Angeles Confidential: FIG Santa Monica

September 1, 2013

FIG Santa Monica's unique bloody mary offerings are featured in Los Angeles Confidential's September issue.
 

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Virtuoso Life: Hotel Arts Barcelona

September 1, 2013

Virtuoso Life highlights Hotel Arts Barcelona's flower manager, Donna Stain, in their "How To" issue.

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New York Times: 40 Winks More, Jeeves

September 1, 2013

Phulay Bay offers guests a wake-up call with a tropical fruit selection, fresh flowers, and a lemon-grass-sented cold towl.

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Celebrated Living: Regina Baglioni Roman Penthouse Suite

September 1, 2013

Take in the sights and sounds of the Eternal City from a 360-degree view of Rome at the Regina Hotel Baglioni's new Roman Penthouse Suite.

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ELLE: Roman Penthouse Suite

September 1, 2013

Baglioni Hotels' new Roman Penthouse suite is featured in ELLE Magazine's Jet-Setter. "Have your own Night in the Museum in the newly opened Roman Penthouse suite at the superluxe Regina Hotel Baglioni."

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Robb Report: Hotel Arts Barcelona

August 28, 2013

Robb Report spotlights Hotel Arts Bacelona's new Vintage Car Excursions on their website.

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The New York Times: Hotel Arts Barcelona

August 16, 2013

The New York Times recommends Hotel Arts Barcelona's Cava Concierge in the article “Hotel Drinking Gets Specialized.”
 

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Los Angeles Times: FIG Farm Dinners

August 16, 2013

The Los Angeles Times highlights the amazing menu at the upcoming FIG Farm Dinner at FIG Santa Monica.

 

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AFAR, Where To Drink Cava in Barcelona

August 9, 2013

Afar.com recommends Enoteca at Hotel Arts Barcelona as one of the best places to drink cava in Barcelona.

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Well + Good: Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

August 6, 2013

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve is included in Well + Good's "Eight of the Most Exotic Yoga Spots in the World."

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The Daily Meal: Travel to Thailand in Five Cocktails

August 5, 2013

Travel to Thailand in Five Cocktails with these decadent drinks from Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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Hotel Arts Barcelona's Vintage Car Excurisons

July 31, 2013

Luxury Travel Advsior features Hotel Arts Barcelona's new Vintage Car Excurisons - a classic way to experience the best of Barcelona.

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Just Luxe: Hotel Arts Barcelona's New Vintage Car Excursions

July 30, 2013

Explore the Spanish Coast in a Chauffeured Vintage Car with Hotel Arts Barcelona!

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Ten Favorite All-American Summer Getaways

July 22, 2013

Forbes.com highlights Glen Oaks in Big Sur, California in "Ten Favorite All-American Summer Getaways!"

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CBS LA: Live & Dine LA

July 18, 2013

Check out CBS LA for all the information on the upcoming Live & Dine LA event!

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Los Angeles Times: Live & Dine LA

July 18, 2013

We are excited to see Live & Dine LA featured in Los Angeles Times' "The Daily Dish." Check out the article for all the event details!

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Time Out LA: Live & Dine LA

July 17, 2013

Time Out LA features the upcoming Live & Dine LA event, which is being held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotels & Bungalows. Stop by to support a great cause and eat great food from FIG's own Chef Ray Garcia!

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HOTELS, What's Hot: New Penthouse Offers 360 Degree Views of Rome

July 16, 2013

HOTELS featured the Roman Penthouse Suite at the Regina Hotel Baglioni which includes 360 degree views of Rome!

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Conde Nast Traveller: The Best Swimming Pools in the World

July 8, 2013

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve is featured in Conde Nast Traveller's "The Best Swimming Pools in the World."

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Hemispheres: Hotel Arts Barcelona - Gin and Tonics

July 1, 2013

"A onetime fever cure gins up a following in Barcelona." Check out all the ways Frank's at Hotel Arts Barcelona is keeping the Gin and Tonic alive!

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Elite Traveler: Hotel Arts Barcelona's Arts Suite

June 13, 2013

Elite Traveler has named Hotel Arts Barcelona's Art Suite as one of the "Top Suites From Around the World!"

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Depatures: Wine Tasting in Monterey County

June 12, 2013

Monterey County is perfect for all things vino and Departures magazine agrees! Check out their fabulous slideshow for the best wine in Monterey County!

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FIG's First Farm Dinner of the Summer

June 5, 2013

Zagat highlights FIG Farm Dinners Series - tonight is the first dinner of the summer!

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FIG Farm Dinners

June 3, 2013

FIG Farm Dinners are back and just in time for summer! Come enjoy Chef Ray's best while supporting local farms.

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Women's Health

June 1, 2013

A get-fit getaway to Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is this month's Women's Health Grand Prize - and the ultimate way to stay in shape for the summer season.

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Chef Ray: More Than A Chef

June 1, 2013

Check out FIG, Chef Ray, and some of Chef's favorite recipes in the new summer issue of Upscale Living!

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Travel + Leisure: Road Rules

June 1, 2013

Inlcuded in your room rate at these hotels?  The chance to borrow a cool set of wheels.  Check out Hotel Arts Barcelona's Smart Electric Drive!

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FIG Farm Dinners

May 31, 2013

Chef Ray is at it again with the upcoming FIG Restaurant's FIG Farm Dinner Series!

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E! Online News, 6 Celeb Workouts You Need to Know About

May 25, 2013

E! Online News weighs in on why exhale is a great workout to get summer ready!

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Town & Country: Spring Happy Hour

May 22, 2013

FIG Santa Monica and Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, are among some of the best cocktails to sip on this season.

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Luxury Travel Advisor: Hotel Arts Barcelona Celebrates Summer

May 20, 2013

Arola Nights are back in action to celebrate the summer at Hotel Arts Barcelona.

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Fodors: 6 Dream Travel Jobs that Actually Exist

May 15, 2013

If you too yearn for more than a 9-to-5 job, take a look at a few dream travel jobs for those ready to quit their day jobs and move on to new adventures. Check out Hotel Arts Barcelona's Cava Concierge for some serious inspiration!

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Just Luxe: 10 Specialty Mother's Day Brunches

May 6, 2013

From coast to coast, Just Luxe weighs in on their favorite specialty brunches, including FIG Santa Monica.

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TODAY.com Chefs dish on their Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

May 5, 2013

Check out how chefs, including Chef Ray Garcia of FIG, celebrate their Cinco de Mayo.

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Cosmopolitan: A Luxe Fitness Trip for Two to L.A.

May 3, 2013

Experience the best of Santa Monica with yoga, massages, and more at Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows.

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ELLE Canada: Royal Tour

May 1, 2013

ELLE Canada names Hotel Arts Barcelona one of the most impressive spots in Spain.

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Robb Report: 100 Hotels

May 1, 2013

Find out why Hotel Arts Barcelona is included as one of Robb Report's top 100 hotels of 2013.

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Fitness: California Dreaming

May 1, 2013

Visit Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows for the ultimate get-fit getaway.

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Luxury Travel Advisor

April 30, 2013

Luxury Travel Advisor explores the new Detox program and Cava Concierge at Hotel Arts Barcelona.

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Elite Traveler

April 29, 2013

Fall head over heels with Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand - and seal the deal with incredible underwater weddings and engagements.

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CNN's Eatocracy: Eco-friendly eats for Earth Day

April 22, 2013

Food & Wine's restaurant editor Kate Krader discusses Cindy's Waterfront as a great spot to celebrate sustainable dining on Earth Day.

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The Miami Herald: South Florida Album

April 16, 2013

Departures Magazine and Bentley celebrate the launch of the Flying Spur at 5 Star Island. 

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CNN's Eatocracy: Food Apps to Download

April 12, 2013

CNN's Eatocracy includes Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch App for being a favorite among the Food & Wine staff.

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New York Post: Page Six, Solange's Flame

March 28, 2013

Solange Knowles was the surprise performer when Bentley unveiled its 2014 Flying Spur at the Departures-sponsored bash.

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Newsday: Travel Deals

March 28, 2013

Newsday shares Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Get Fit Getaway Package - just in time for warm weather.

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Washington Post: This Week's Best Travel Bargains

March 22, 2013

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, CA has designed a luxury travel package just for fitness buffs.

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Forbes: Guide To Monterey County, Carmel, And Big Sur, California

March 18, 2013

Forbes weighs on the top to-dos in Monterey County, California.

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NBC Bay Area: The Fairmont Miramar's Fit-Forward Deal

March 7, 2013

What do Exhale Yoga & Sports Massages, Running Maps, Running along Iconic Pacific Coastline, Seasonal Farm-to-Table Fare and Luxurious Accomodations all have in common? Your next fitness getaway...

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Organic Spa: Farm to Fabled Cuisine at FIG

March 7, 2013

Join Chef Ray Garcia of FIG as he combs the Santa Monica Farmer's Market in search of delicious, seasonal ingredients.

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SHAPE: A Fit Getaway at Fairmont Miramar

March 7, 2013

Vacation doesn't have to mean coming home with extra baggage (or pounds!).  Check out Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica for a fit, fun getaway.

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Manhattan Magazine: Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

March 7, 2013

Discover a luxurious and relaxing oasis at Phulay Bay, the first-ever Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand.

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C Magazine: Expect the Unexpected

March 1, 2013

C the menu: Monterey County, a culinary kingdom where ingredients rule.

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Angeleno Interiors: Fairmont Miramar Suites

March 1, 2013

Fairmont Miramar's new suites by acclaimed LA designer, Lynda Murray, offer guests a Manhattan Loft meets California Chic experience with its trendy, residential design.

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The National Provisioner, Manhattan's Meat Maven

March 1, 2013

Get the inside scoop on Manhattan's Meat Maven, Suzanne Strassburger, in this month's cover story.

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Eater: Farmer's Market with FIG

February 28, 2013

Take a walk with Chef Ray Garcia of FIG through Santa Monica Farmers Market and discover the season's freshest produce.

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National Geographic's Urban Insider: The Best of Santa Monica

February 21, 2013

Fairmont Miramar offers guests access to the best of Santa Monica - from seasonal dining to beautiful beach sunsets.

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New York Times: The Boss

February 15, 2013

Manhattan's Queen of Beef shares her family's five-generation story with NYT, The Boss.

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Travel + Leisure: Best Steakhouses 2013

February 15, 2013

What's the best place for a steak dinner in NYC? Ask Manhattan's own cowgirl, Suzanne Strassburger.

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ABC News: Strassburger for Valentine's Day

February 13, 2013

Bring the candlelight steakhouse dinner to her this Valentine's Day… ABC tells how!

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Play Goes Strong: Hotel Arts Barcelona

February 12, 2013

Play Goes Strong recommends Hotel Arts for lovers, families and cruisers.

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Yahoo! Voices: Escape to Monterey

February 10, 2013

Discover Monterey this Valentine's Day, a true lovers' paradise of spectacular sunsets, wine tastings, romantic dinners and more.

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San Francisco Chronicle

February 6, 2013

Monterey County has even more scenic courses than Pebble Beach's famous seaside links, and for every budget!

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Condé Nast Traveller UK: Phulay Bay, Star Spa

February 1, 2013

Seek authentic healing and blissful renewal at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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Modern Luxury Magazines: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

February 1, 2013

Discover a luxurious and unique getaway at Phulay Bay, Ritz-Carlton's first Reserve property.

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Art Info: Hotels with Fantastic Art Perks

January 30, 2013

From Floral Workshops to a customized Fragrance Concierge, Hotel Arts offers guests unique opportunities to express creativity.

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Luxury Daily

January 28, 2013

Parasol's founder Andrea Werbel explains luxury travel done right, from beautiful interior design and d├ęcor to enticing food and beverage programs.

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Luxury Daily

January 22, 2013

Parasol Founder & Managing Director Andrea Werbel shares expert advice on today's expanding luxury market.

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CBS Los Angeles: Best of Santa Monica

January 10, 2013

Fairmont Miramar offers guests access to the best of Santa Monica's cuisine, nightlife, activities and accomodations.

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Los Angeles Times: Monterey as Top Wine Destination

January 9, 2013

Monterey County, CA is named a top ten wine travel destination for 2013 for beautiful scenery, exciting activities, one-of-a kind resorts and stellar local wines.

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GQ: Editors Report

January 1, 2013

The Editors of GQ recommend Fairmont Miramar for a quintessential California experience.

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Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, Platinum Circle: Hotel Arts Barcelona

January 1, 2013

Parasol goes for the gold. Hotel Arts Barcelona has consecutively been featured on CNT's Gold List for over five years, which ranks them among few in the Platinum Circle.

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Town & Country: Phuket Beach Guide

January 1, 2013

Escape to the Andaman Sea and island hop via yacht with an executive chef from Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

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Travel + Leisure World's Best Hotels: Hotel Arts Barcelona

January 1, 2013

Hotel Arts is consistently recognized on T+L's top 500 list, and is the #1 hotel to visit in Spain!

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Destination Weddings & Honeymoons: Hotel Arts does Romance

December 26, 2012

Hotel Arts Barcelona is not only an icon in one of the most romantic cities in the world, but is named a top-ten hotspot for 2013 honeymoons.

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Forbes: World's Most Luxurious Detox Retreat

December 12, 2012

Renew your senses this year with Phulay Bay's luxurious Paradise in Balance retreat.

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Today Show loves Suzy's Sliders

December 11, 2012

Find out why The Today Show recommends Suzy Sirloin for savory gift ideas this holiday season.

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American Spa Magazine: Like Spa for Chocolate

December 1, 2012

Couples who are sweet on each other won't want to miss Hotel Arts Barcelona's delicious chocolate massage this month.

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Condé Nast Traveller: Hotel Arts' Spa with a View

March 1, 2012

Conde Nast Traveller UK features Hotel Arts Barcelona's Six Senses Spa as a coveted Spa with a View for its panoramic views of Barcelona and the Mediterranean 43 floors below.

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Condé Nast Traveller UK: Phulay Bay's Room with A View

December 1, 2011

Conde Nast Traveller features Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve's stunning views from the Royal Andaman Sea Villa.

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Condé Nast Traveler: Hotel Arts Room with a View

November 1, 2011

Hotel Arts Barcelona offers stunning vews of the Mediterranean Sea and the city lights below.

 

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Condé Nast Traveller UK: Hotel Arts Room with a View

August 1, 2011

Conde Nast Traveller UK shares the panoramic views overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea from the super luxe Hotel Arts Barcelona.

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