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Hotel Review: The Shangri-La at The Shard, London

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, surpassed only by the city's Le Bristol hotel. So when Shangri La Hotels and Resorts announced that they would be opening a hotel in London a few years ago - in The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building - you can understand why I had only one reaction to this bit of news: total … [Read More...]

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Hotel entrance - Shangri La London at The Shard

Hotel Review: The Shangri-La at The Shard, London

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...]

The pool at Eagles Palace Hotel

Hotel Review: Eagles Palace Hotel and Spa

Location: Halkidiki, Northern Greece, which is roughly one and a half hours drive from Thessaloniki airport, 4 km from the famous Mount Athos' (one of the holiest places on earth) gates and right on the … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: Kirsty Bertarelli

Welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's 'Tripping With' segment. What’s keeping you busy at the moment? We’ve just arrived back from Alaska, which was a truly breath taking vacation. With its dramatic landscapes, … [Read More...]

Hey Ocean

Musical Sundays: Islands by Hey Ocean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqzPdEll1Bo I find the lyrics to this  song and the mood it generally evokes in me so fitting to the official end of summer. Happy trails!   … [Read More...]

Manarola, Cinque Terre

My Italian Summer: Part three – The Cinque Terre

Prior to this summer, the Cinque Terre had been on the bucket list of places I must visit in this lifetime for almost a decade. I first saw the Ligurian destination chronicled in a news package on breakfast TV … [Read More...]

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Manarola, Cinque Terre

My Italian Summer: Part three – The Cinque Terre

Prior to this summer, the Cinque Terre had been on the bucket list of places I must visit in this lifetime for almost a decade. I first saw the Ligurian destination chronicled in a news package on … [Read More...]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

My Italian summer: Part two – Pisa

I'll come right out and say it. There isn't much else to do in Pisa than watch the leaning tower of Pisa and all the people taking pictures of it and next to in various states of imitation. Okay, … [Read More...]

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My Italian summer: Part 1 – Florence

First of all I'd like to apologize for the brief hiatus I took from the blog this summer. A combination of other work commitments and a summer filled with travel are to blame for this! I let that take … [Read More...]

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Hotel entrance - Shangri La London at The Shard

Hotel Review: The Shangri-La at The Shard, London

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 … [Read More...]

The pool at Eagles Palace Hotel

Hotel Review: Eagles Palace Hotel and Spa

Location: Halkidiki, Northern Greece, which is roughly one and a half hours drive from Thessaloniki airport, 4 km from the famous Mount Athos' (one of the holiest places on earth) gates and right on … [Read More...]

The Royal Suite

Hotel Review: St. Pancras Renaissance London hotel

History: Although it opened three years ago after a painstaking six-year restoration project , the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel boasts a very rich history, having first come into existence in … [Read More...]

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