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 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 around the world, I also sought out opportunities to dive deeper into my inner world.  During my travels, I encountered healing experiences with Shamans, soothsayers, monks and other interesting people with incredible and unexpected wisdom that would just blow my mind open.
After living and working in a Dhamma Center in 2017, following a monastic way of life that year, I started to live in a new version of luxury – one that emphasized well being and happiness thru the art of service.
Today, I seek to blend the best of the glossy worldly-world with the sincere authenticity and humility of something beyond…

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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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Star Diamond Awards

Star Diamond Awards





Sports Personalities

Sports Personalities

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.