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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...]

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtF6Jej8yb4     … [Read More...]

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Picturescape: Brimrose 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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Hotel Review: Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

History: Nisbet Plantation Beach Club was once a prominent sugar plantation turned coconut plantation, evidence of which can still be seen around the hotel's grounds. It was also the family home of Fanny Nisbet who … [Read More...]

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Christmas gift guide: Gifts for the traveller in your life

There are some people who just thrive under pressure. You probably know a few of them. Give them a task and have them complete it weeks before a deadline and they'll give you a worse result than if you allowed them … [Read More...]

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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, … [Read More...]

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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...]

Tripping With

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Tripping with: Alex Polizzi

Hey Alex, welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's Tripping With segment. What are you working on at the moment? At the moment, I've been working on a show that's all about family businesses that are … [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 … [Read More...]

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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...]

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Musical Sunday: Home, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

I first heard this song while watching a commercial for Peugeot. I thought it was catchy, quirky  but most of all really captured the restless, inquisitive spirit of the traveller, both in its lyrics … [Read More...]

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

Summer is definitely over in London. Until next year at least! Now let's make this coming autumn and winter count before the winters of our lives sets … [Read More...]

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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...]

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