AHL Contributor

Ernesto Roman

AHL East Coast Editor

Ernesto Roman

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A native from Cartagena-Colombia, Ernesto is a photographer and hotelier based in the Catskills where he’s served as Creative Director for Deer Mountain Inn for the last 4 years. With a decade of experience in hospitality, Ernesto has worked with brands such as Grandlife Hotels, indieFork, and does creative consulting with luxury brand strategy agency Issa PR. His visual focus is to always capture the most honest version of his subjects. Some of his work has been featured by The Impression, Surface, Beaux-Arts, V Magazine, Forbes, Cool Hunting, The Heritage Post, and Monocle. Ernesto is passionate about travel, culture, design, and bringing people together.

My Travel Mantra: I just don’t know how to stay put. I only know that one must always wander!

Trip Wishlist: San Blas Islands, Buenos Aires, Japan, São Paulo, and a road trip through the entire Mediterranean coastline.


Latest Hotel Reviews  |  Hotels by Location


The Lodge at Blue Sky

by Ernesto Roman

“Luxury ranch living in the mountains”

HollywoodLos Angeles

tommie Hollywood

by Ernesto Roman

“Bringing the cool back to Hollywood”

ManhattanNew York City


by Ernesto Roman

“There's a new spotlight on Hell's Kitchen”



by Ernesto Roman

“All the magic of Cartagena in one place”


Gitana Del Mar

by Ernesto Roman

“A hidden paradise in the Colombian tropical jungle”


The Newbury Boston

by Ernesto Roman

“A historical landmark in Boston”

North AdamsMassachusetts


by Ernesto Roman

“A chic motel in the Berkshires”


Blue Apple Beach

by Ernesto Roman

“Another side of Cartagena”


The Best Off The Beaten Track Hotels In The USA

From The Berkshires to the sunny coasts of California, here's a list of some of the best independent hotels in the country

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The Wythe Hotel Turns 10!

Celebrating a new decade for Brooklyn's original boutique hotel

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NYC Pride Happenings To Enjoy Now!

We break down the best Pride events and offers to still enjoy this month

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Latest Hotel Bars in NYC You Should Visit Yesterday!

From South Brooklyn to Central Park and Roosevelt Island, there's been a hotel boom in NYC since last year. Here's a handful of great spots that you should see and taste for yourself

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7 Hotel Getaways to Visit in the Catskills and Hudson Valley This Fall

We’ve seen the glow from the Harvest Moon and the leaves have turned in upstate NY, so we’ve rounded up a list of hotels to visit in the Catskills and Hudson Valley this fall (meaning ASAP)!

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Chapel Bar: the Newest Experience by Fotografiska and NeueHouse

The newest sanctuary for cocktails, photography and culture

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Bar Blondeau at the Wythe Hotel is très chic!

The nouveau French-style bar alluring in Williamsburg

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Scarlet Envy’s NYC Pride Guide

The superstar gives us the T on NYC Pride this year

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10 Reasons NYC Will Be Better Than Ever This Summer

AHL East Coast Editor Ernesto Roman shares what's on his radar.

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