In 2014, Cathy Westereng helped us plan our destination wedding at Azul Sensatori. It was wonderful with all of the guests saying it was the best wedding they had ever attended. She was so helpful, patient and knowledgeable, it made everything so nice.
This year, when it was time to plan our first visit to Paris, I immediately contacted Cathy. She provided us with several tour options from basic to luxury. We decided on a Monograms/Globus tour that included hotel, airport transfers in Paris, breakfast, a half day guided tour and best of all, a Local Host to provide guidance after arrival in Paris. I was pretty skeptical about how much use we would make of a Local Host but thought it would be good to have someone local to make restaurant suggestions.
Monograms recommended 3 hotels and we selected the Hotel L'Echiquier MGallery Opera. It's located in the 10 Arrondisement off of the Grand Boulevards, close the Opera Garnier and central to everything you could want to do. The small, Art-Deco style, boutique hotel was amazing! The staff was friendly, charming and best of all, most spoke excellent English.
Our Local Host, Emma, met us as soon as we arrived (jet lagged, tired and rumpled) at the hotel. Since our room was not ready, she went over our Welcome Package including city, area and Metro maps and an explanation of optional tours. Everyday after that except for the May 1st Labor Day holiday, Emma was there to greet us and point the way to our next adventure. She was delightful! Would we have been able to visit Paris without her? Yes, but having Emma available gave us the confidence and knowledge to make our trip excellent.