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Hotel Review: The Armani Hotel, Dubai

When Giorgio Armani decided to expand his brand to include hotels, he clearly must have wanted to set off with a bang. How else do you explain the Armani Hotel's prime location right smack in the middle of one of the Middle East's most affluent cities, in Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building? With the November 10 opening of the Armani Hotel Milan looming on the horizon, Luxury Travel Beat travelled to Dubai to see whether Signor Armani accomplished his mission there. The Arrival: … [Read More...]

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The spring fitness edit: Part 1 – footwear

My favourite season of the year is finally here! With the warmer temperatures come not only the freedom to take your workouts outside but also countless marathons and races the world over. Here in London, there are … [Read More...]

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Hotel Review: The Wellesley, London

Location:  Very idealy situated on London's Hyde Park Corner and in close proximity to Knightsbridge and its plethora of high end stores, the eponymous Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace - which is a mere ten minutes … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: All’Oro Restaurant, Rome, Italy

Italy is world-renown for its contributions to the culinary world. So much so that the country's main touristic destinations pride themselves in offering pizza, pasta, gelato in various reincarnations. Rome is not … [Read More...]

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Cityscape: Rome, Italy

When it comes to Rome, I have both good and bad news to report. I'll start with the bad: Rome is in crisis. The city whose culture was shaped by Catholicism is in as much flux as the religion itself. Its famous … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: Bayview Restaurant, Geneva

I may be a bonafide hotel junkie but at Geneva's Hotel President Wilson, it is the restaurants that really had my attention: There's the poolside Umami Japanese restaurant overlooking Lake Geneva which even in the … [Read More...]

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Musical Sunday: Avicii, The Nights

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Picturescape: Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

There are places whose incredible histories I have learnt only after arriving at the destination. Saint Kitts was just such a place. It was while taking in the sights of the island aboard the St. Kitts Scenic … [Read More...]

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Destinations: St Kitts and Nevis

The twin-island federation of St. Kitts & Nevis is one of the Caribbean's lesser known holiday destinations. This will not be the case for very much longer though, with luxury developments planned and currently … [Read More...]

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Hotel Review: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome

Location: In the Via Veneto area of downtown Rome. The Regina Hotel Baglioni is within walking distance of the Roma Termini Central Station but far enough for it to not be right in the thick of the city action. The … [Read More...]

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Culinary digest: Spice Mill Restaurant, St. Kitts

St. Kittitian fare is an interesting amalgalm of dishes influenced by all of the cultures that have at one point called the island home or interacted with it extensively. You'll find African, French, English, … [Read More...]

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In conversation with Emilia Mitiku

Hello Emilia, so glad we can sit down and have a chat. What are you up to at the moment? I'm promoting my new album I Belong to You, which I have been working on for two years, so it's been a long … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: Singer-Songwriter Ingrid Michaelson

Welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's Tripping With segment, Ingrid. You're in London as part of your Human Again Summer Tour. How is that like? London feels like a second home to me! There is an energy … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: TV Host and Actress Carly Steel

Carly, welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's Tripping With segment. What are you up to at the moment? Thank you so much for having me! I just finished a busy month of shooting and hosting the official … [Read More...]

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Musical Sunday: Summer is Over, Jon McLaughlin & Sara Bareilles

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Unplugged: Norway’s most breathtaking sights

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Musical Sunday: Come fly with me, Frank Sinatra

Today's Musical Sunday comes to you courtesy of Ol' Blue Eyes himself. Come Fly With Me is one of those musical trips around the world that is truly a tribute to those of use afflicted with the itchy … [Read More...]

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