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 whirl wind adventure of living and adventuring in 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.  

Karen Lynn Dixon China

Then, 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 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 to learn experientially from the very best that the world has to offer and it continues to be a beautiful journey of discovering the true meaning of excellence.

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

Karen Lynn Dixon Cosas Magazine Profile Press

Cosas Magazine

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Video about Karen

A video, in Spanish, highlighting some of the most interesting trips and experiences of Karen’s 12+ year career with the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.