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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A most gracious stay at La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa (REVIEW)

In a prime location, steps from Elysée Palace and the American Embassy, La Reserve Paris, a member of the exclusive circle of Palace hotels, overlooks the roofs of the Pantheon and, in the near distance, the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the Tuileries Gardens, Place Concorde and Champs-Elysées, and steps from the prestigious luxury shopping mecca of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Therefore, thanks to its neighbors, La Reserve Paris boasts one of the safest locations in Paris. The Haussmann-style building which houses [...]

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Shangri-La Xian, one of the well established luxury hotels in Xian (REVIEW)

Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou – three dynasties (Qin – Ming – Song), three ancient capital cities, three Shangri-La hotels – in one trip Situated in the Gaoxin High-Tech Development Zone, Xian’s fast-rising central business district, Shangri-La Hotel, Xian is one of the well established luxury hotels in Xian. The hotel is just a 30- minute drive from Xian International Airport, and is within easy reach of many top tourist attractions, including the Terracotta Warriors Museum and Xian’s breathtaking city walls. Opened in 2007, the hotel is very well maintained having undergone regular maintenance [...]

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Shangri-La Hotel Nanjing, the finest in Nanjing and a true global flagship (REVIEW)

Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou – three dynasties (Qin – Ming – Song), three ancient capital cities, three Shangri-La hotels – in one trip Located within a 45-storey modern tower downtown Nanjing in the Gulou District, the Shangri-La Nanjing is a true flagship for the Hong Kong based luxury chain. Opened in 2014, Shangri-La Nanjing features a luxurious interior design dominated by light colors and airy spaces, boasting top quality materials and impeccable finishes. Shangri-La Nanjing is overlooking Xuanwu Lake, which features a large park, rife with temples, pagodas, pavilions and tea houses. The [...]

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