An online collection of destination experts made up of hotel concierges has been created.
The GloboMaestro.com site initially covers New York, Miami, San Francisco and Santa Monica, with more destinations in the US and other countries to be added.
Top hotel brands including Mandarin Oriental, Fairmont and St. Regis have partnered with the site to gather together some of the most influential concierges together.
Their local knowledge, tips, blogs and videos feature on the site to give specialist information such as the secret bars of New York’s East Village to one-of-a-kind cake shops in San Francisco.
The concierge ‘Maestros’ share their tips interactively allowing users to ask questions.
GloboMaestro is produced by Manic Media, the company behind luxury travel news site globorati.com, and is led by US Conde Nast Traveler contributing editor Mark Jolly and social content consultant Nicole Cotroneo.
Co-founder Cotroneo said: “With so many travel apps and digital guidebooks out there, the human element is being lost.
“We’re using technology to drive personal connections between travellers and true travel experts.
“And not only is our content useful and inspiring, it gives you peace of mind that these recommendations are coming from super credible voices.”