Cleo Anderson is the Founder of award-winnng PR agency The Anderson Media Group and recently spoke to Forbes about her hotel favourites over the years.
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Cleo Anderson is the Founder of award-winnng Luxury Lifestyle PR agency The Anderson Media Group and recently spoke to Forbes about her hotel favourites over the years. With over a decade of experience representing clients within luxury lifestyle and the world of high-end travel, Cleo, through her work, has experienced sophisticated getaways all across the globe in swanky accommodations from Paris to Kyoto, with luxe getaways in Abu Dhabi, Monte Carlo, and Beverly Hills.
Anderson tells Forbes, "I celebrated my fortieth birthday with a handful of girlfriends at the George V, Paris—that was a birthday gift, and one of the most amazing hotel-stays."
In fact, when asked by Forbes what her favourite hotels worldwide are, according to Anderson, the Four Seasons ranks high on her list for both service and design. She tells Forbes; "The Four Seasons brand really knows how to deliver first-class service. And the Four Seasons Kyoto is just beautifully designed and very zen." Ultimately, Anderson believes that impeccable service is what separates a good hotel from a great hotel.
Anantara's Qasr Al Sarab, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi (the world’s largest sand desert – the Empty Quarter) ranks as another of Anderson's top picks for her favourite hotels in the world. Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara rises up from flame-coloured dunes like a mirage, inviting adventure. Anderson tells Forbes, "Anantara's Qasr Al Sarab in Abu Dhabi is spectacular - waking up to views of endless sand dunes is just dreamy, and the staff is wonderful."
Across the atlantic, the Hotel Bel-Air - A hidden sanctuary amongst the wooded hills, untouched by the clamour of life beyond the gates of Bel-Air - is another of Anderson's favourite places to be - especially for quiet evening cocktails. "I love the privacy and seclusion of the Hotel Bel-Air," Cleo tells Forbes.
And what of her most significant hotel pick professionally?
"My most significant trip professionally was the time I spent in Monaco with hotel client Monte Carlo SBM. We were taken on to do the UK PR for their 150th anniversary, and their portfolio of hotels, restaurants, and casinos is really impressive. The trip included a personal tour of the Monte Carlo Casino, tasting the fares of top chef Marcel Ravin, and the Hermitage Hotel is a beautiful place to stay", she reveals.
For the full Forbes interview, visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/katherineparkermagyar/2020/07/29/how-this-black-female-founder-created-an-award-winning-luxury-travel-agency/#59f666f57851