Category: Hotels

  • Taking the Waters at Bagni di Pisa

    Taking the Waters at Bagni di Pisa

    It has been many years since I first visited Bagni di Pisa in San Giuliano Terme, yet my short stay renewed the glorious memories that I have. Bagni di Pisa is a large health resort occupying a grand 17th century historical residence. The resort is steeped in history and once […]

     
  • The Italians do it better: The Royal Hotel, Sanremo

    The Italians do it better: The Royal Hotel, Sanremo

    Royal Hotel Sanremo is something to behold. Perched above the sparkling bay, the stunning Belle Epoque palazzo dominates the San Remo landscape with its unquestionable opulence. Share

     
  • Hotel Principe, Forte dei Marmi, a new culinary destination

    Hotel Principe, Forte dei Marmi, a new culinary destination

    Forte dei Marmi, beloved by yachtsmen, is just further down the Ligurian coast from Portofino. A polished and wealthy seaside enclave for the ultra-well-heeled, it has not shortage of high end hotels and restaurants. Share

     
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  • A stay at The Fairmont Monte Carlo

    A stay at The Fairmont Monte Carlo

    Many years ago, when I first visited the ever-glamorous principality, I stayed at what was then the Loews Hotel. It has since been bought by the Fairmont Group and renamed, but the magic of its location remains unaltered. It is what made me fall in love with Share

     
  • A room with a view: The Eurostar Tower Hotel in Madrid

    A room with a view: The Eurostar Tower Hotel in Madrid

    The Eurostar Tower Hotel could be just another minimalist, ultra chic hotel but The Hotusa group has endeavoured to make the hotel much more than that. The Eurostar Tower Hotel is located in the heart of Madrid’s business area and it is thus that the hotel has gained its reputation […]

     
  • The suite life of St. Moritz: The Carlton Hotel

    The suite life of St. Moritz: The Carlton Hotel

    Perched above the lake and overlooking the splendour of the surrounding mountains, with a 360 degree views from every suite, this fairly recently re-modelled hotel is a high tech-meets-chic-design celebration of style. Share

     
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  • Adventures in St. Moritz: Badrutt’s Palace

    Adventures in St. Moritz: Badrutt’s Palace

    All grand hotels are supremely adept at selling their customers a slice of fantasy. Some of them have done it for so long and so well, they have acquired a legendary status. Badrutt’s is unquestionably one of the few hotels in the world to have such a status, having been […]

     
  • Reviewed: the Sanderson Hotel, London W1

    Reviewed: the Sanderson Hotel, London W1

      Adventures in Wonderland Nestled comfortably between Mortimer and Oxford Streets, Sanderson’s sleek, minimalistic façade seems simultaneously unassuming and impressive. From my vantage point at the corner of Berners and Eastcastle Streets, Sanderson looks like every other hotel I’ve passed on my way from Heathrow to Central London. As I […]

     
  • Night at the Museum: Auberge du Jeu de Paume, Chantilly

    Night at the Museum: Auberge du Jeu de Paume, Chantilly

    The Aga Khan’s efforts at preserving Chantilly as a beacon of the French lifestyle include the newly opened Auberge du Jeu de Paume. The location is next to none: 20 minutes from Charles de Gaulle and next door to the largest princely Share

     
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