Category: The Tastemaker’s picks

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  • Four Seasons Bosphorus, Istanbul

    Four Seasons Bosphorus, Istanbul

    If you look for a WOW factor and a prestigious address in Istanbul, you’d be hard-pressed to find better than the Four Seasons Bosphorus. The city that never sleeps is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of delights when it comes to hospitality, but this magnificent Ottoman palace built directly on the […]

     
  • The Alpina Hotel, Gstaad

    The Alpina Hotel, Gstaad

    Olympus on Gstaad The closest neighbour and unquestionable challenger of the 100 year-old Palace, this extraordinary hotel will doubtless inspire many column inches as it matures into a hub of choice for the world’s most privileged. A new venture of french billionaire and “sugar King of Africa”, Jean Claude Mimran, […]

     
  • Ca Maria Adele, Venice

    Ca Maria Adele, Venice

    Some places hold a certain power of evocation. Their names conjure up an idea; their very utterance calls to the soul. The definitive example of this is bound up in two potent syllables: Venice. Think of the amphibious city and your mind projects images of gliding gondolas, festive masks and […]

     
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  • Audubon Cottages, New Orleans

    Audubon Cottages, New Orleans

    New Orleans is, without question, one of the great historical melting pots of the United States. As such, it is always a privilege to experience that well-cherished heritage through the lens of contemporary standards of indulgence. The Audubon Cottages collection specialises in filling that niche precisely. Beyond global centres of […]

     
  • The Hay Adams Hotel, Washington D.C.

    The Hay Adams Hotel, Washington D.C.

    Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.                                                                     The Task (1785)–‘The Timepiece’ (Book II, lines 606-7) It is perhaps at this point that I should mention that I am sipping on a tongue-teasingly delicious Hay Adams’ spin-off of a spicy Bloody Mary that has inspired […]

     
  • Grand Hotel Parker’s, Naples

    Grand Hotel Parker’s, Naples

    Naples, high style If you are after stupendous views and heavy duty luxury, head straight to the Grand Parkers Hotel, a cool and elegant oasis in the pungent heat and bustle of Napoli. And what an oasis this is! Even by Italian standards the quality of the marble, which is […]

     
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