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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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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...]

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Hotel Review: The Hoxton Holborn

Location: Very centrally on High Holborn, within coughing distance of London's bustling West End, King's Cross, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, The British Museum, Covent Garden you name it! This is really as … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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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Tripping with: Actress Tara Summers

Tara, welcome to Luxury Travel Beat's Tripping with segment. What are you up to at the moment?
 I’m currently guest starring on two amazing TV shows: Sons of Anarchy and David E Kelley’s new drama … [Read More...]

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Tripping with: Geoffrey Kent

Welcome to Luxury Travel Beat’s Tripping With segment,what’s keeping you busy at the moment? I have just returned from a beach safari at one of Africa’s most unique destinations, Saadani National … [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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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...]

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Unplugged: Go on a virtual museum tour

So you have a problem. You love art. Your favourite thing to do when travelling is discovering that particular region's museums and art galleries. Your next holiday isn't until June and you're stuck … [Read More...]

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Musical Sundays: I’ve Got The World On A String, Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli

Today's Musical Sunday is actually a love song (happy Valentine's day),which like many songs, can be applied to travel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRPwguSpE10 "I've got the world on a … [Read More...]

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