W Bangkok

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Bangkok gives me life. The city is everything and anything all at once. Sensory overload is the name of the game. The noise, the smells, the nightlife, the traffic, the people, the food, the lights – Bangkok comes at you from every angle all at once. And yet, at the same time, it is a... Read more »

Phoenicia Hotel Beirut

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Intercontinental. The very name implies prestige, service, luxury, and hospitality. Say the name to anyone who has been to Beirut, and the name is associated not just with a brand, but with a property – the Phoenicia Beirut. This hotel was the very pinnacle of luxury accommodation in Beirut when it opened in the sixties,... Read more »

The House on Sathorn

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Nestled in the courtyard of the W Bangkok, one of Bangkok’s ubiquitous, glitzy skyscrapers sits a beautifully restored historical mansion, The House on Sathorn. At first glance, it looks rather out of place, an old colonial mansion surrounded by the shiny, modern towers of Bangkok. What the team at the W Bangkok has created inside,... Read more »

Fasano Rio de Janeiro

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Ooooh Rio de Janeiro... The very name conjures up images of the city’s sights, some of the most recognizable in the world – Christ the Redeemer with his arms open to Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana, Ipanema… After putting up with snow, sleet, and generally foul weather in New York, I was very much looking... Read more »