Kindred Resorts & Hotels is a collection of 57 independent proprieties spread across the United States. Last evening we had the opportunity to meet with some of these people to learn more about their recent upgrades and in some instances a new portfolio.
Of most interest to us was those properties located in the western part of the country. Two of these are the Canyon Ranch which is focused mostly on wellness programs and Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort which is a mix of historic ambiance and modern luxury.
We talked with Bonnie St. Dryden at some length about what the Resort has to offer and some of its history which dates back to the 1920s.
Both these Arizona resorts are located at or near Tucson, Arizona and we told Bonnie that the closeness to Southern California would make them most desirable destinations for some of our readers.
This all took place at the upscale Lucques Restaurant located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.
We started with cocktails and a get together to begin acquaintances and then moved to an excellent dinner with menu items like a market lettuce salad. a grilled Scottish salmon, braised beef short ribs with cipollini and horseradish cream with a dessert of chocolate cremeux tart with espresso hazelnut and cardamon cream.
The various properties represented by Kindred vary from lakeside retreats to luxury golf resorts to destination spas.
For more information on Kindred check the web at www. meetkindred.com.
Lucques Bar and Restaurant is located at 8474 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Telephone 323 655-6277, web www.lucques.com.