Hôtel Barrière L’Hermitage

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To escape the unbearable heat and tourist-hassle of the capital in August, savvy Parisians go west. Not the Caribbean, but La Baule in the Loire-Atlantique (southern Brittany to you and me). Less than four hours by car or TGV, it’s their equivalent of Rock, or Salcombe, and they up-sticks for the entire month; maman, grand-mère,... Read more »

COMO Metropolitan London

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Trendy, modern and contemporary are a few words that you would use to describe this prestigious hotel situated on one of London’s iconic streets. Park Lane is home to the COMO Metropolitan London, which consists of the Nobu restaurant, providing a Japanese and Peruvian fusion of cuisine, the hip buzzy Met Bar (which is soon... Read more »

Urban Villa

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Manhattan style with a London edge is how the Urban Villa website describes the suites in its West London hotel. The hotel aims to be super modern and well connected - with 1TB WiFi speeds its internet is faster than any other London hotel - but the rooms are adorned with furniture, soft furnishings and... Read more »

The Jockey Club Rooms

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Enjoying weekends away is a passion of mine but when I discover a hidden gem that offers a unique experience it really excites me. I first heard about The Jockey Club Rooms through a friend of mine who explained that whilst the venue first and foremost operates as a private members Club, they also offer... Read more »

The Edgewater Hotel

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West Coast cities like Seattle are famed for their curious and contemporary history, from the remains of the 70s free love revolution of San Francisco, bygone era of Hollywood in California, to Seattle’s own debauched stories of Rock and Roll music. The Edgewater Hotel, in Seattle, is well versed in these, having hosted famously the... Read more »

11 Mirrors Design Hotel

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Curiosity, optimism, passion, courage, creativity, independence, sense of humour, reliability, generosity, confidence and harmony are the 11 qualities that make up a successful individual. At least, in the eyes of the two men behind the 11 Mirrors Hotel, boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko and successful real estate developer Ruslan Oleksenko. These two successful professionals created this hotel... Read more »

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai Hotel and Resort

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“They are so beautiful that they would grace the entrance to Paradise.” Michelangelo said about Ghiberti’s doors for the Florence Baptistery. Grand entrances do make a lasting impression. It is the first impression of a venue which lays the way to the whole experience, like a glorious wrapping paper with an equally enchanting gift inside... Read more »

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 »