About Gretchen Kelly

GRETCHEN KELLY writes about hotels, destinations and unique travel experience for the New York Post, Luxury Travel Advisor, Frommers.com, Executive Travel, Interior Design, The Travel Channel.com and many other publications and websites. She has been to over 80 countries in the past ten years. Her areas of expertise include travel and culture, art, design and film-related travel. She has been interviewed as a travel expert on the Fox Network, BBC TV and BBC radio, among others. You can reach her at Twitter @gretchenkelly or on her website, www.gretchenkelly.com.

Lausanne’s Beau Rivage Palace: Coco Chanel (and pooch) Slept Here

Ever since Audrey Tautou played Mademoiselle C. in Coco Before Chanel and then starred in the best travel porn commercial ever (for Chanel parfum on… [Read More]


Black Swan’s Benjamin Millepied Air France Ad Vs. BA’s History Lesson

Natalie Portman’s baby’s father, French dancer Benjamin Millepied (whose name funnily enough means “thousand feet” in French) is putting his famous feet in the service… [Read More]


The St. Ermin’s Hotel Reopens: Luxe London Digs With A Sexy, Spy-Centric Past

This spring I stayed at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel—a sleek boutique that brought a new level of sophistication to Tennessee’s music city when it opened two… [Read More]


Hotel Bling: London’s New Corinthia Hotel

Hotels have become the newest and most luxurious of flaunt-able accessories.
Fashion houses, celebrities and the anonymous super rich want to own them and the… [Read More]


Legendary Mayfair Hotel, Dukes gets an Overdue Makeover

Dukes Hotel in London has always been one of those well-kept secrets that the super-posh never like to spill. Sequestered in a private enclave behind… [Read More]


London Live at the Hive

I’m live from London reporting from the newly minted St. Ermin’s Hotel in Westminster. The hotel has just had a multi-million pound facelift but one… [Read More]


Anne Sémonin Spa Opens at Cliveden House

A recent stay at Glasgow’s Blythswood Square hotel introduced me to Anne Sémonin, the Paris-based brand of spa and beauty products based on exquisitely scented… [Read More]


London Fish Tale

While in London learning all about sold out hotels and hard-to-get Olympics passes, I got an insider tip about a fabulous fish factory that was… [Read More]


You Can’t Keep a Good Bunny Down: 45 Park Lane Debuts This September in Playboy Club’s Old Digs

All my editors love The Dorchester.
My editors at big tabloid newspapers love it. My editors at trend-forward design publications love it, too. What’s not… [Read More]


The American Whisky Trail: Maker’s Mark

If American whiskey was an iconic actor it would be Clint Eastwood: honest, strong, deceptively simple but full of surprises.
I recently took to the… [Read More]