Brandon Berkson

Alsace LA

Los Angeles’ New Design-Forward Boutique Hotel, Alsace LA

Los Angeles’ West Adams neighborhood has a brand-new design-forward boutique hotel: The 48-key Alsace LA. Anchored around a lush interior courtyard, the Alsace LA catches eyes with its…

Where to Visit in October, According to HAP Founder Brandon Berkson

Where to Visit in October, According to HAP Founder Brandon Berkson

October is almost here! 🍂 If you don’t have plans, HAP Founder Brandon Berkson shares suggestions on where to visit and which hotels to stay at when there.

The Garland

Hip LGBTQ+-Friendly Boutique Hotels Across the USA

Queer travelers often keep inclusivity top of mind, especially when it comes to choosing a hotel. This fall, Hotels Above Par and Edge Media Network team up to present a monthly series…


Alila Marea Beach Resort: An Oceanfront Haven in Southern California’s Most Understated Surf Town

The Alila Marea Beach Resort is near Encinitas, CA, a San Diego-area surf town known for its wave breaks; bohemian-like atmosphere; and business district consisting of organic restaurants, laid-back bars,…

Brandon Berkson

Brandon’s Monthly Travel Picks: September

HAP Founder Brandon Berkson here: As you may remember, last month I shared my favorite magazines with all of you. Within that post, I also talked about how…

The Newbury Boston Is Back, Brimming with Elegance and Timeless Glamour

The Newbury Boston brims with timeless glamour. It’s not hard to understand why the hotel has been a city staple since opening in 1927, from its past celebrity-filled…

Singita, Rwanda

Where to Travel in September, According to HAP Founder Brandon Berkson

From lower temps to fewer crowds, September is the perfect time to travel. HAP Founder Brandon Berkson shares four hotels + destinations you should visit next month.

Buzzy NYC Restaurant POPULAR Is a Smash Hit, Both for Food and Atmosphere

Anything Ian Schrager is nothing short of a sophisticate’s dream. The lauded entrepreneur’s Lower East Side-located PUBLIC Hotel recently relaunched with a new restaurant, POPULAR. The space is…

Church in San Miguel de Allende

This Is Why San Miguel de Allende Is One of Mexico’s Most Enchanting Towns

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is our founder Brandon Berkson’s favorite place in the world. Here, Spanish Colonial-style building, with their welcoming warm-colored façades, house boutique hotels, courtyard…


Why You Need to Visit Porto, Portugal

The perfect midsize city, Northern Portugal’s Porto oozes authenticity with its city center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and slew of viewpoints, cafés, bookstores, and boutiques. Known for our under-two-minute…

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