Best of the West 2023 at Sofitel Los Angeles


Thank you to Michelle Heston, Executive Director of Public Relations for Accor Hotels for including me in the Best of the West 2023 at Sofitel Los Angeles. Ten years ago, she invited me to speak on a panel at the Fairmont Miramar about travel!

It was a great reunion with many of my favorite Fairmont Hotels including Fairmont Century Plaza, Fairmont Miramar, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Fairmont Olympic, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Kea Lani, Fairmont Sonoma, Fairmont Austin and Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel.

Fairmont, Sofitel, and Accor are esteemed members of the ALL – Accor Live Limitless group, embodying the highest standards of luxury and hospitality. Each brand boasts a unique and distinctive charm, catering to the sophisticated preferences of discerning travelers worldwide. From the timeless elegance of Fairmont to Sofitel’s blend of French art de vivre and local culture, and Accor’s unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences, these brands collectively redefine the essence of luxury travel. Staying at these exquisite properties promises a seamless fusion of refined comfort, personalized attention, and the guarantee of unforgettable moments that transcend the ordinary, providing an experience that is as exclusive as it is indulgent. Whether seeking a rejuvenating retreat or an immersive cultural journey, these luxury hotels offer a gateway to a world where every detail is meticulously crafted to surpass even the most discerning expectations.

Enjoy some of my favorite FAIRMONT MOMENTS:

Luxury in Toronto at Fairmont Royal York

Luxury in Los Angeles: Fairmont Century Plaza

Luxury in Seattle at the Perfect Location: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Luxury in Arizona at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and my KTLA TV Segment

Luxury in Santa Monica: Fairmont Miramar Presidential Suite Bungalow One

At the Fairmont Monte Carlo, my garden room had a view of the Casino de Monte Carlo and from Nikki Beach I could see the famous Fairmont hairpin turn. I talked travel and Fairmont Monte Carlo on The Jet Set TV.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise by Lisa Niver

Luxury in Alberta, Canada at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lisa Niver staying at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lisa Niver skiing at Banff Sunshine Village

Luxury in Alberta, Canada at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Lisa on the walls of Quebec City

Luxury in Québec City at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Luxury in Puerto Rico at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

Dancing the night away at the Sofitel Los Angeles with Gia from Aya Serpent


THANK YOU FAIRMONT, SOFITEL and ACCOR! I am ready to make more memories.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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