About Me

E ver since I lived abroad as a teenager, I have always immersed myself in different cultures – living and learning in lands different than my own.


My luxury hospitality career began in 2003 in NYC with a stint in freelance travel writing for a local upscale publication.  That opportunity quickly blossomed into a whirlwind adventure of living and discovering foreign lands to rate ultra-upscale hotels and fine dining experiences with the prestigious International Five Star Diamond Award for The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS).

Karen Lynn Dixon, Luxury Hospitality Consultant





In 2005, I worked at The Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s upper East Side to absorb all that I could about high-end hotel ethos, management and operations.  I primarily focused on creating marketing strategies for new streams of revenue, but surely the best moments for me were when I was “Manager on Duty” and had to learn trial – by – fire style all aspects of the luxury hospitality business.

For over a decade following, The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences slung shot me to all parts of the planet from Asia to South America and everything in between.  I lived abroad and traveled extensively worldwide with lots of stars and diamonds.  During this time I evaluated over 5,000 of the world’s best fine dining, hotels, spas, airlines, cruise ships and other luxury lifestyle experiences. 

I received wonderful opportunities from the luxury world to learn experientially about high quality hospitality and the invaluable gift of giving excellent service to others.  It was a beautiful journey of living abroad and exploring excellence.




Wherever I found myself amidst different cultures around the world, I would continue to dive deeper inward.  During my travels, I encountered healing experiences with Shamans, soothsayers, monks and other interesting people with incredible and unexpected wisdom that was simply profound.
In 2017 I lived and worked in a Dhamma Center where I served ten and twenty day residential meditation retreats and followed a monastic way of being. Thru this experience, I started to live a new version of luxury.  I redefined my ideas of service and striped away much of my limiting habits so that I could re-grow into a new direction. Circumstances brought me back to NYC and in the life I thought I had forever renounced.  I soon realized that there is a middle way; that I could blend the best of the glossy worldly-world with the sincere authenticity and humility of something beyond…


Featured In

Hola Magazine, Ecuador, Karen Lynn Dixon

Hola Magazine

Dolce Vita, Quito, Ecuador, Luxury, Travel Expert, Karen Lynn Dixon

Dolce Vita Magazine

Catering Magazine, Colombia, Karen Lynn Dixon

Catering Magazine

Karen Lynn Dixon Profile Press Caras Magazine

Caras Magazine

Summer Magazine, Ecuador, Karen Lynn Dixon

Summer Magazine

China Business Journal, Karen Lynn Dixon, Six Star

China Business

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Cosas Magazine