Shangri-La Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital finest luxury hotel (REVIEW)

Less than a month from its opening, I had the privilege to experience the brand new Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, the second hotel of the chain in Sri Lanka after, last year it opened the spectacular seaside golf resort of Shangri-La Hambantota on the south coast of the country, firmly contributing to Sri Lanka’s positioning as a premium destination. Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is the perfect stopover for travellers not only on the way to Hambantota but also Villingili in the Maldives (a one hour flight) The city’s most highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly [...]

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The Dorchester London, one of the world’s most iconic luxury hotels (REVIEW)

Since opening in 1930, The Dorchester has firmly established itself as a luxury institution, excelling through consistency in service and product, both at the highest standard . In its continuous pursuit of perfection, The Dorchester has always been at the forefront of innovation, ensuring the utmost in comfort through technology, the most comfortable beds, a new dish or the latest beauty treatment. But probably its biggest achievement is that the most discerning guests call The Dorchester a home away from home. My recent stay was no exception! The location of [...]

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Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, a true urban luxury resort (REVIEW)

Located in Istanbul’s Sisli district, a vibrant neighborhood blending commercial, residential and retail yet situated close to major attractions in the city, Fairmont Quasar is housed within a modern mixed used complex of two 41-story towers,which includes retail, offices and residential. The complex is conceived as an upscale lifestyle destination that would cater to both locals and travelers. The central piece of the complex is the former Mecidiyeköy Liqueur and Cognac Factory. Built in the 1930’s on then undeveloped land, the factory was designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens, who with Le [...]

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An aristocratic stay at Le Bristol, Paris (REVIEW)

Located on the prestigious Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, home to the world’s leading international luxury fashion brands as well as many art galleries, Le Bristol Paris is also steps from Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The hotel which opened in 1925 provides a classic environment, the architecture and decor reflecting the 18th century history of when the hotel was originally built. An open plan reception leads to Le Jardin Francais, a lounge area overlooking a large and beautifully manicured courtyard garden. The  rooftop indoor heated swimming pool resembles the front of a [...]

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Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme, emerges through a recent renovation as a true global flagship of the brand (REVIEW)

Located in a heritage building on the prestigious Rue de la Paix, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is steps from Place Vendôme, Opéra Garnier, and the luxury shopping destination of Rue St Honore. Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is a member of the exclusive Palace distinction as designated by the French Ministry of Tourism. The hotel was originally designed by acclaimed international designer Ed Tuttle, featuring a striking blend of sophisticated contemporary architecture and classic design with refined materials and elegant furnishings. Earlier this year, the hotel embarked on an extensive renovation of all its rooms and [...]

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