This trip of a lifetime takes you across the States from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans in true style, staying only at the finest accommodation in each place. Begin by flying to New York, where we have suggested three nights at the amazingly stylish Setai on Fifth Avenue. You could not be located better to explore New York, from the buzzing downtown fashion boutiques and restaurants to the quiet reserve of Central Park and the Upper East Side. Let us suggest activities and excursions that will help you get the most of your time in the Big Apple.
Next fly to the Colorado Rockies for three nights at incomparable Dunton Hot Springs, a wonderfully restored silver mining town high in the mountains near Telluride. The twelve exclusive hand-hewn log cabins are located in a majestic natural setting, and create the most wonderful atmosphere. Spend your days horseback riding and hiking in the High Rockies, heli-skiing in search of virgin powder pistes, enjoying world-class fly fishing, kayaking and river rafting, exploring the desert and its incredible Navajo archaeological sites, or taking an inner journey to learn photography, perhaps a painting class, and enjoying the incredible spa or soaking for hours in the natural hot springs.
Continue on to the deserts and canyons of southern Utah to stay at the remarkable retreat of Amangiri, set at the heart of some of America’s most iconic scenery, from the Grand Canyon to Monument Valley. Here you can go out and learn about the fragile desert ecology and Native American customs, marvel at the incredible wind-carved mesas and canyons of the region, or take a day trip to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley or Zion National Park. We know you will never have experienced anything like Amangiri, and the memories of this place will stay with you forever.
Next it’s time for some fun, and the bright lights of Vegas beckon with two nights at the plush Mandarin Oriental. Relax here, take advantage of the superb spa and pool facilities, and by night enjoy incredible dining, a show, and maybe a flutter on the roulette wheel or shooting craps.
Finally we have suggested one of the most iconic properties in the States, the sublime Post Ranch Inn, magnificently perched above the Pacific Ocean on California’s Big Sur. It is a place that invites reflection as you gaze out across towards an ocean sunset, and a fittingly luxurious finale to such a journey.
When to travel
Spring (typically March to May) and fall (usually September to November) are often the best travel times. The main holiday season in the USA is, naturally, summer, which typically begins on Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) and ends on Labor Day (the first Monday in September).
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Location and directions
New York, The Rockies, Lake Powell, Las Vegas and Big Sur
Setai Fifth Avenue is located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 37th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Within one of the world's busiest commercial districts, the city hotel is situated just two blocks away from the Empire State Building. Grand Central Station is a 9-minute walk away and Times Square is around 800 metres. Next fly to the Colorado Rockies for three nights at Dunton Hot Springs, on West Fork Road in Dolores, nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. Continue on to the deserts and canyons of southern Utah to stay at Amangiri. Located in the southwest region of the USA also known as the Four Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet. Then to the bright lights of Vegas, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is located in CityCenter, a massive urban mixed-use complex situated on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Your final destination is Post Ranch Inn, located on the Big Sur coast off Highway 1, 30 miles south of Carmel, 150 miles sou
How to get there
8-hour direct flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport, from there it's 45-minutes to Setai Fifth Avenue.