Incentive Travel: Luxury Hotels with a Royal Touch (New World)

The Canadian tour of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, inspired today's blog and tomorrow's follow-up. When clients and top performers deserve royal treatment, you can't go wrong by selecting local or foreign resorts and luxury hotels that have hosted royalty. Stunning decor, private dining, gourmet meals, spas and photos of rich and famous guests will create an unforgettable ambiance.


  • Royal Villas at Half Moon Resort
    One of Jamaica's most luxurious resorts, Half Moon has hosted 3 U.S. Presidents and British Royal family members.
  • Strawberry Hill
    Owned by Chris Blackwell, the Island Records mogul who launched Bob Marley's international career, their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales spent time at this 26-acre, Blue Mountains retreat. This luxury hotel was a 19th-century coffee plantation.

San Francisco:

  • Palace Hotel
    One of the top rated San Francisco luxury hotels, the guest list includes Don Pedro III, Emperor of Brazil, the first reigning monarch to visit the USA in 1876.
Victoria, BC:

Ontario Province:
  • This former private hunting lodge, owned by a real French count, has centuries-old family memorabilia. When I took a U.S. executive team there for a team-building retreat, afternoon tea included selections that are served at Buckingham Palace. Where is it? You can't expect me to give away all my secrets but contact me for details.
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