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105 Lincoln, Marfa, Texas, USA

105 Lincoln
Marfa, Texas ,USA

This gay-owned, upgraded, private homestay isn’t our typical luxury hotel experience, but it certainly added a fabulous, unique dimension to our visit to Marfa...
Hotel Saint George, Marfa, Texas, USA

Hotel Saint George
Marfa, Texas, USA

If art and 20th-century minimalism are characteristic of Marfa, the Hotel Saint George personifies the town perfectly. After all, the independent property feat...
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Switzerland

Kulm Hotel
St. Moritz, Switzerland

On first encounter, St Moritz’s splashy elitism can leave some visitors feeling irked, but once you submit to the gilded embrace of some of its signature e...
The Sanchaya, Bintan, Indonesia

The Sanchaya
Bintan, Indonesia

A mere 50 minutes by ferry from the madcap mayhem of Singapore, Bintan Island is a world apart, a place where those in the know come to withdraw from the w...
Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

Niyama Private Islands
Maldives

This corner of the Indian Ocean has long been touted as true paradise on earth – so it’s only natural that the Maldives is a dream honeymoon location for m...
The Standard East Village, New York City, USA

The Standard East Village
NYC, USA

One of our favourite neighbourhoods in NYC has long been the East Village– an area brimming with personality and the home and playground of New York’s unconven...
Four seasons, New York, USA

Four Seasons New York Downtown
NYC, USA

Everyone’s talking about the ‘new New York’ and at the heart of all this hype is the revitalised Lower Manhattan area.A couple of years ago, we were thrilled t...
Loews Regency, New York, USA

Loews Regency New York
NYC, USA

Like the city it’s located in, Loews Regency is a no-nonsense hotel that clearly means business. Going into this smart Park Avenue hotel, set close to the sout...
The Plaza, New York, USA

The Plaza New York City
NYC, USA

It’s impossible to visit this grande dame of New York City hotels without an overwhelming sense of déjà-vu taking over you. After all, for over 60 years it has...
The Knickerbocker, New York, USA

The Knickerbocker
NYC, USA

As the New York socialite saying goes, ‘get you a man who can do both’. If that’s what you’re looking for, the Knickerbocker is your man – well, hotel. Nestled...
The Pierre, New York, USA

The Pierre New York
NYC, USA

Nothing says old-world Upper East Side eclectism louder than the Pierre – one of the true Fifth Avenue grandes dames. The property’s classic charm remains unch...
The Beekman, New York, USA

The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel
NYC, USA

Staying in Downtown may not be the leisure traveller’s first choice on a visit to New York City, but it actually has its benefits. It is surprisingly easy to g...
The Wagner Hotel, New York, USA

The Wagner Hotel 
NYC, USA

Formerly the darling of Wall Street wolves because of its proximity to the Financial District, this once-starchy property is changing things a little with the ...
The Ritz Carlton, New York, USA

The Ritz Carlton New York
NYC, USA

With traditional charm and killer views over Central Park, this hotel made us feel at home. In fact, the demeanour of the team there was geared towards us bein...
The St Regis, New York, USA

The St Regis New York
NYC, USA

This Beaux-Arts hotel is quite a name to drop – Astor, Dalí, Old King Cole. Okay, so we spent a lot of time in the property’s lauded bar, but the rest of the h...
Hôtel Plaza Athénée, New York, USA

Hôtel Plaza Athénée
NYC, USA

With elegant rooms in a luxurious house on a brownstone-lined street, the Athénée feels like an intimate, boutique hotel, despite holding 140 keys and being th...
Lotte New York Palace, New York, USA

Lotte New York Palace
NYC, USA

A story of old meets new unfurls in this 19th-century building, with its topiary-peppered Italian courtyard and opulent marble staircase. The Lotte has become ...
Mandarin Oriental, New York, USA

Mandarin Oriental New York
NYC, USA

Perched high above Columbus Circle, this Asian-inspired hotel, complete with wood panels, marble floors and artworks inspired by nature, offers luxuriously zen...

Fosshotel
Reykjavik, Iceland

Even in a town as walkable and easy to get around as Reykjavik, Iceland’s largest hotel, the stylish Fosshotel, is ideally situated. Towering above the other b...
Via Rail, Canada

Via Rail
Canada

We love travelling by luxury train. There’s just something so ultimately romantic about gliding through rugged countryside in absolute comfort. Great train jou...
The Slate, Phuket

The Slate
Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is an island undergoing major change. There was a time not too long ago that we’d stay clear of this over-touristed Vegas by the sea, opting to head nor...

The Sukhothai
Bangkok, Thailand

Pulling off the busy main road of car horns and motorcycle engines on to a private avenue made us feel like royalty (albeit royalty who travelled by local taxi...

ITC Gardenia
Bengaluru, India

“Everything is so modern in Bengaluru. Even the name is so new that we ourselves haven’t got to grips with calling it that yet,” laughs Ajay Kumar Nayak, Chief ...

Mandarin Oriental Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei’s star is shining bright; it is well known across the world as an ever vibrant, contemporary and energetic city. Unabashedly progressive, it remains reno...

The Mandrake
London, United Kingdom

The Mandrake must have put its alchemic name to good use, because in just a few short months from opening, it is the talk of London town. It was easy to underst...

Avani Hua Hin
Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin, situated just two and a half hours away from Bangkok, is a favourite of Thai city-slickers looking to escape the capital. It rose in infamy after the l...

QT Sydney
Sydney, Australia

You can’t go to Australia without stopping over in its OutThere capital, Sydney. The place we chose on this trip was the QT. Located in the heart of the city ce...

Kimpton Mason & Rook
Washington, D.C., USA

We like to ‘get local’ when we visit a city – and after our time spent at this chic, masculine Kimpton hotel, we certainly felt we had. Our spacious, beautifull...

COMO Uma Ubud
Bali, Indonesia

We’re passionate about hotel breakfasts; we find it says a lot about a resort. The spread at the COMO Uma was outstanding – delicious Balinese delicacies sat al...

National Geographic Explorer
Antarctica

The Explorer is literally the flagship of two National Geographic exploration crafts sailing the Southern ice, equipped to safely navigate the polar waters and ...

Sri Panwa
Phuket, Thailand

Our introduction to this huge luxury resort was by golf-cart, at sunset. As we arrived at check-in, our personal butler came out to greet us by name, rushing us...

The Signature at MGM Grand
Las Vegas, USA

They say whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but the Signature at MGM Grand – a glitzy, towering temple to entertainment just off the strip – are somethin...

Palais Namaskar
Marrakech, Morocco

Arriving at night to this majestic Moroccan Palace, 30 minutes from the medina in Marrakech, was like stepping into a dream. Minarets and domes were lit up by c...

Dream Phuket
Phuket, Thailand

Arriving in the dip of low-season unfortunately meant that we couldn’t see the Dream Hotel Phuket it all its glory, an alleged good-times, party-centric, oasis ...

Kerry Hotel
Hong Kong, China

The idea of ‘mixing old and new’ is a term used so commonly these days it almost runs the risk of becoming cliché, but never has it seemed so original as at the...

Belmond La Residencia
Mallorca, Spain

Have you heard of Deià? We have to admit that we hadn’t, although we had come across the infamous Belmond La Residencia. This exceptional Spanish property in th...

Park Hyatt
Bangkok, Thailand

The family who runs the ‘Central’ empire of upscale shopping malls in Thailand are among the country’s most affluent and prominent hospitality business moguls, ...

Peshegaar House Homestay
Anegundi, India

We found out about the Kishkinda Trust in our efforts to seek out sustainable travel experiences in the Hampi area. Admittedly, it came up as one of the more co...

Westhouse Hotel
NYC, USA

On wandering into the Westhouse on 55th Street, we wondered if we had stumbled into a prohibition-era speakeasy – we’re told that we were spot on, as that was w...

11 Howard
NYC, USA

If there is such a thing as heaven for experiential travellers in Manhattan, hanging out in the vicinity of Howard Street in NYC’s Chinatown, would be it. Where...

Five Acre Barn
Aldringham, United Kingdom

As we travel the world to exotic far-flung places, it’s easy to forget just how much our own country has to offer. A hundred miles north-east of London on the S...

Hotel Grand Tremezzo
Lake Como, Italy

When in search of a touch of rural Italian glamour, culture and food, look no further than Lake Como. It’s a place of exceedingly great beauty, with a populatio...