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Baur Au Lac

The Lowdown   Considered one of the best hotels in Europe, the five-pearl Baur au Lac is a 170-year-old property set in beautiful gardens on the edge of Lake Zurich, just off Zurich’s famous luxury shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse. The luxurious Baur au Lac dates back to 1844 when it was opened by Johannes Baur. Since …

Nh Collection President Milan

The Lowdown In the heart of one of Italy’s most glamorous and culture-filled cities, just steps from the famous Duomo di Milano, sits NH Collection Milano President. This slick, central hotel more than lives up to the reputation of its prestigious address, boasting modern décor, Italian designer furnishings, spacious rooms and top-notch service. It also …

Grand Hotel Sitea

The Grand Hotel sits in a neoclassical palazzo proudly flourishing gilded Empire-style decor, large French windows and a wood-panelled American bar. Service is old-style, too: charming and unobtrusive.The luxury 5-star Grand Hotel Sitea is located in the centre of Turin, right behind Piazza San Carlo and a 10-minute walk from Piazza Castello. A free gym …

Corinthia Palace

Corinthia Palace is in a quiet, traditional and classy residential area of Malta, just across the road from the President’s San Anton Palace and its public gardens with fountains, flowers, an aviary, hedge maze and free-range peacocks. There are a couple of public bus-stops nearby, readily available taxis, and the hotel offers free daytime shuttles …

Palazzo Matteotti

This luxurious and ultra-modern hotel is situated in the heart of Milan, just a stone’s throw from the historic city centre , the famous Via Montenapoleone shopping area and the classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques. The hotel was redesigned by architect Italo Rota, who brought in vivid colours and harlequin …

The Dolder Grand

The Dolder originally opened in 1899 as a retreat from the city, but went on to attract illustrious guests including Winston Churchill, Roger Moore and Sophia Loren. Nowadays, its reputation as one of Switzerland’s best hotels continues, in part thanks to two Norman Foster-designed wings of steel, stone and tinted glass that sweep, wave-like, around …

Belmond Jimbaran Puri

  Belmond Jimbaran Puri is a stylish hotel built upon the long white sands of upmarket Jimbaran Bay. There are traditional Balinese cottages and pool villas set in beautifully maintained tropical gardens; a tranquil mix of bougainvillea, rose-pink waterlilies, hibiscus and frangipani interspersed with original remains of Balinese temples. The design aesthetic is the classic Balinese style. …

RadissonBlu Dubai Waterfront

A new hotel in the up-and-coming Dubai Water Canal district in Business Bay, the Raddison Blu Dubai Waterfront is an excellent choice for both business and leisure travellers. The most distinctive thing about the hotel, however, is the staff. In a city packed with luxury choices and great service, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront’s staff really …

Alaya Ubud Resort

  The hotel is unbelievably well decorated. The view from the room balcony  onto the hotel’s own rice field was joy to look at every day and the location is perfect,  just close to monkey forest and many cafes and restaurants are near the hotel area.I’ve enjoyed the sound of the birds when we open …

Visesa Ubud Resort

An exquisite Balinese experience, I was welcomed by a traditional Balinese ceremony, sat in the middle of rice fields and a Balinese farm. Gentle Balinese live music being played through the day, most evenings with traditional dances. Complementary Balinese teas, to complementary drinks and canapés at the Padi restaurant. My Villa was a very modern …