E ver since she lived abroad as a teenager, Karen has always immersed herself in different cultures – living and learning in lands different than her own. Her childhood dream eventually lead her to pursue a career in luxury hospitality where she would travel the world several times over and reside on 3 different continents.
Through her management experience in one of NYC’s premier hotels, Karen gained new perspectives on world class luxury hospitality.
Karen also evaluated over 5,000 of the world’s best fine dining, hotels, spas, airlines, cruise ships and other luxury lifestyle experiences to qualify them for the highest International ratings and standards worldwide. She currently contributes content and commentary throughout international media outlets.
Karen has lived and worked throughout in South America in four different countries: Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia. In 2008 she relocated to Beijing, China where she continued to evaluate luxury hotels and fine dining establishments. She also participated as a Cultural Commentator for CCTV.
Today Karen is a recognized voice in International luxury hospitality and she shares her knowledge through her consulting, speaking and writing endeavors.
A video highlighting some of the most interesting trips and experiences from Karen’s career with the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.