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Hotel Review: Corinthia Hotel London

I first got introduced to the Corinthia chain of hotels last year when I reviewed all three of the Corinthia's hotels in Valletta, Malta during a week-long jaunt to the island. A few months later, I even got a foretaste of the Corinthia London hotel when I reviewed -- and loved --their Northall restaurant. But nothing could have prepared me for the experience of actually staying at the hotel, which is the nearly two-year old flagship of the Corinthia chain. The best luxury hotels are those … [Read More...]

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

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Hotel Review: Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

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When one of Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel groups first opened an European outpost in Paris in 2010, I was honored to be one of the first to review it. The hotel quickly became one of my Parisian favourites, … [Read More...]

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Dita Von Teese, pictured here at her Los Angeles home by Star Foreman

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Tripping with: Geoffrey Kent

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Unplugged: Beginner’s guide to tackling The Dubai Mall

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