In the Spotlight

Web_Deluxe-Bosphorus-View-Room

Hotel Review: Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul

Once in a long while LTB comes across a hotel so excellently executed, on such prime location and containing the most unique and diversified amenities that it snags the A++ distinction. We first saw this with the Breidenbacher Hof hotel in Dusseldorf , but hard as we tried, we were just not able to find a worthy opponent. Hotel upon hotel would be held up against this impossible benchmark and once again be found desperatly wanting. Sighs would be exhaled upon inspecting one's hotel room, … [Read More...]

Latest Posts

Grecotel Amirandes Pool

Hotel Review: Caramel Boutique Resort, Crete, Greece

Location: On the longest beach in Crete, and a short distance away from Rethymno's Venetian harbour. Rooms: 69 villas and suites with accommodations options for singles, couples and up to 10 … [Read More...]

DSC_0342

Culinary digest: Ristorante Aroma, Rome

The last restaurant review (Full disclosure: I use the term loosely, as it was more of a glowing, completely biased recommendation of my favourite restaurant in the city) I wrote of a restaurant in Rome told you of … [Read More...]

Z Hotels Shoreditch

Hotel Review: Z Hotel Shoreditch

Location: Right smack in the middle of one of London's trendiest area - Shoreditch - and a stone's throw away from Old Street underground station. Rooms: 111 - divided into 5 categories, six of which are adapted … [Read More...]

Breakfast at Angelus

Culinary Digest: Breakfast at Angelus

What happens when you combine French gastronomic sensibilities with the eponymous English breakfast? This: Angelus restaurant first came on to the London scene in 2007 when Thierry Thomasin - having served … [Read More...]

Amirandes Olympic-sized Seawater Pool

Hotel Review: Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort

Location: In Gouves - along a pristine stretch of Cretan coastline. Rooms: 212 bungalows, rooms, suites and villas (divided into 29 room types) offering spacious, quality accommodation with chic interior design … [Read More...]

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus

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...]

One of the two Cigar Terraces at The Wellesley

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...]

DSC_0391-001

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...]

The Colosseum

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...]

DSC_0133-001

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...]

Tripping With

SIMON FOWLER - Katie Melua Edited

Exclusive: Tripping with Katie Melua

Singer/Songwriter Katie Melua first hit the scene ten years ago to international claim with her album Call the Search Off. Since then, she has gone on to set a Guiness World Record for the deepest … [Read More...]

KB_Shot01_059 Edited

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 … [Read More...]

Actor Byron Mann. Photo by Kevin Thomas, style by Jane Mannfolk and grooming by Anton Khachaturian.

Tripping with: Actor Byron Mann

Actor Byron Mann (Street Fighter, Red Corner, The Corruptor) is one of the busiest men in showbiz at the moment. As well as starring in the upcoming Universal Pictures actioner The Man with the Iron … [Read More...]

Unplugged

BP17

Days Out: Blenheim Palace

Fellow Londoners, I think I discovered the perfect day out if you love history, fresh air, rolling green fields and tranquil lakes. I personally feel like I need to get away from London every few … [Read More...]

UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord.

Unplugged: Norway’s most breathtaking sights

[Read More...]

Batch 1 1062

Unplugged: Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Art and nature lovers alike will find the Louisiana Museum of Modern art the perfect place to indulge all their senses. A scenic 15 minute train ride from Copenhagen, it's a place where art … [Read More...]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,122 other followers