Leader of the Pack

Tess Willcox

Tess Willcox

Occupation: Creative director / founder Ames Collective by night, general manager at World Resorts of Distinction by day.

Preoccupation: Surfing, skating, traveling, dreaming, yoga, writing, drinking a damn good glass of red wine.

Favorite Hotel: Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji and I can just never go past Mick’s Place, Bingin – Bali.

Tess Willcox
  • 1. What’s your favorite piece of luggage?

    I am hugely obsessed with this 'ESCAPE" DUFFEL BAG from Forest Bound. It embodies the 3 essentials: style, lightweight and on trend.

  • 2. What’s your go-to travel uniform?


  • 3. Can’t travel without:

    ORGANIC ROSEHIP OIL, JASMINE DOWLING NOTEBOOK – the plane is where I get every single business idea under the sun, so documenting is essential.

  • 4. Oddest thing I’ve ever packed:

    I carried the BEST traditional Moroccan woven wool and straw hat from Morocco to Australia, and managed to get it back in perfect condition. It now adorns the walls of my bungalow. And obviously, I take one of my SOUL DECKS everywhere I go - FYI airlines do NOT take kindly to taking skateboards onboard.

  • 5. Favorite thing to nick from the hotel room:

    I wish I could steal the robes. Those things are next level fluffy. I do a full swipe of amenities daily haha. Especially in the amazing places I get to stay where the amenities are organic and luxurious. I’m a fan of the daily swipe.


In Miami for Valentine's Day? Cozy up with your baby in a corner of Edition's Sandbox for a screening of Dirty Dancing! It's part of their Movies in the Sand series, and it's all about the Swayz...with Point Break 1/19, Dirty Dancing 2/14 and Too Wong Foo 3/16. All movies screen at 7pm and are open to the public.
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Edition Hotels continues making its mark around the globe, announcing 7 new openings across 3 continents in 2018.

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