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Palazzo Avino Beach: A Stunning Display of Valentino Branding

June 18, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

The Italian luxury fashion house Valentino has outdone itself with the recent rebranding of Palazzo Avino hotel's beach. Located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, the beach has been transformed into a chic coastal escape, showcasing the unmistakable elegance of the Valentino brand.

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A New Day, A New Branded Beach: Fendi Transforms Puente Romano in Marbella

July 5, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Another day brings another branded beach. This time, luxury fashion house Fendi has left its mark on the sun loungers and umbrellas at a restaurant within the opulent Puente Romano hotel in Marbella. While I'm not the biggest fan of the resort, I must admit that the result is more than commendable.

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HIBRIDE: A Colorful Ode to Agritourism Between Cucuron and Aix-en-Provence

July 29, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Nestled in an idyllic setting between Cucuron and Aix-en-Provence, HIBRIDE emerges as a vivacious alternative to the often neutral tones dominating interior design trends. A project conceived by seasoned hoteliers Philippe Chapelet and Patrick Elouarghi, HIBRIDE blends agritourism with their company HI's established track record in the hotel industry.

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Hey, Wanna Sleep in Yves Saint Laurent's Old Digs? Get Ready to Empty Those Pockets!

Aug. 8, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Okay, fashionistas, hold onto your designer hats, because this news is BIG. The one and only villa in Tangier, Morocco, where the legendary Yves Saint Laurent (you know, the guy with the fabulous glasses) once lived, is being transformed into a hotel. Yup, you read that right! A. Hotel. 🏨✨

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Richard Branson Opens a Stunning New Hotel in Mallorca: Son Bunyola

Aug. 17, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Attention, luxury travel enthusiasts! Richard Branson has unveiled a new gem in the travel world, Son Bunyola, located in the preserved northern part of Mallorca. This region miraculously escaped the construction frenzy of the late 20th century and now stands under UNESCO's protective umbrella.

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Nolinkski Hotel Opens in Venice's Historic Stock Exchange Building

Aug. 21, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Nestled in the heart of Venice, in the historic stock exchange building erected in 1929, the latest offering from French luxury brand Nolinkski has opened its doors. The building, now a designated historical monument, is reimagined as a hotel radiating the opulence and elegance of a bygone era.

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Rome Cavalieri: A Blend of Nostalgic Grandeur and Modern Art

Aug. 23, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Let's chat about the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Once known as the Hilton, this iconic spot might not scream "modern luxury" to every traveler, and its late modernist façade might not make every architecture enthusiast's heart race. But there's one undeniable charm: its breathtaking view of the Eternal City from atop the Monte Mario hill. A throwback to the unapologetic, old-school opulence of the mid-20th century, it's a trip down luxury lane.

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Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp: A High-End Hotel Finally Arrives in the Fashion Capital

Sept. 12, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

For a city famous for its contributions to design and fashion, Antwerp surprisingly lacked a truly high-end hotel until the opening of Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp last year. This prestigious property, part of The Leading Hotels Of The World, is situated on the grounds of a monastery and apothecary garden whose history traces back to 1238. Comprising five historic buildings in the city center, the hotel is the result of five years of meticulous work.

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The Grand Opening of Raffles London at The OWO: Where History Meets Luxury

Sept. 15, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

Mark your calendars, travel enthusiasts and history buffs! September 29th will witness the unveiling of one of this year’s most anticipated hotel projects: Raffles London at The OWO.

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Diving into Luxury: Jennifer Lopez Ignites the Grand Opening of Dubai's Architectural Marvel, One&Only One Za'abeel

Feb. 16, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

It's been a year since the lavish curtains were drawn at the One&Only One Za'abeel in Dubai, an event that was nothing short of a spectacle, graced by the sensational Jennifer Lopez. The grandeur of the opening set the stage for what has become not just a hotel, but a landmark of luxury and architectural innovation in the heart of one of the world's most dynamic cities.

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The Magnificent Sammezzano Castle: A Jewel of Tuscan Architecture

March 20, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Tucked away in the picturesque Tuscan town of Leccio lies a hidden gem known as Sammezzano Castle. While Leccio is famous for being home to the fashionable outlet The Mall, the true historical treasure of the town lies in the form of this magnificent castle.

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi: A Colonial Gem in French Indochina

March 31, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

Certainly! Let me tell you about the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – a magical hotel in Vietnam. 🌟

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"Ripley" Series Captivates with Stunning Italian Locales and Cinematographic Mastery

April 11, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

The "Ripley" television series may not have won over every viewer, but its impeccable selection of Italian filming locations and the cinematographic artistry of Robert Elswit, who created a mesmerizing black-and-white visual style, are undeniably noteworthy. For those familiar with Italy, the series offers a delightful sense of recognition with its use of iconic sites like the Pio Monte della Misericordia church in Naples, the Gritti Palace hotel in Venice, and the arch on Via Giulia in Rome. However, the series does not strive for authenticity in every aspect. For instance, Rome's train station is ingeniously represented by the EUR's Palace of Congresses.

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Royal Mansour Casablanca: A New Landmark of Luxury Hospitality

April 25, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Last week marked a significant milestone in Casablanca's tourism and hospitality landscape with the grand opening of the Royal Mansour Hotel, one of the most anticipated luxury hotels of the year. Casablanca, previously lacking a definitive flagship hotel, now hosts an establishment that sets a new benchmark for luxury—it is undeniably the new number one hotel in the city.

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In a peculiar case of theft, a Spanish court has issued a guilty verdict.

May 14, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

In October 2021, criminals stole 45 bottles of wine worth €1.6 million from the luxurious hotel and three-star Michelin restaurant Atrio in the city of Cáceres, western Spain.

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New Hotel La Fantaisie in Paris Offers Tranquil Retreat Amid Olympic Rush

May 22, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

If you're planning a trip to Paris this summer, make sure to add La Fantaisie to your list of must-visit places. This new hotel, located in the serene 9th arrondissement, promises a tranquil retreat in the bustling city, especially valuable during the upcoming Olympic Games.

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Hotel du Couvent: A New Gem in Nice's Hospitality Scene

June 10, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Julian Everett

Hotel du Couvent, a prime example of innovative hospitality, is set to open its doors in Nice, housed within a 400-year-old monastery. This new addition is poised to join the ranks of prestigious monastery hotels worldwide and stand out among Nice's luxury accommodations.

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PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: DONALD TRUMP (03/1990)

June 23, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Charlotte Sinclair

A candid conversation with the decades most flamboyant billionaire on deal making, self-promotion, world affairs and how much is enough.

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Former Maid Resurrects Abandoned Corsican Hotel, Restoring Its Soul

July 16, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

In a heartwarming tale of restoration and entrepreneurship, a once-glamorous hotel on the southern coast of Corsica has been given a new lease on life by an unlikely duo. The Grand Hôtel des Roches Rouges, which had fallen into disrepair and remained shuttered for two decades, has been lovingly revived by a former maid and her husband.

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Reverb by Hard Rock Opens in Hamburg: A Transformational Hotel in a Historic Nazi Bunker

July 18, 2024 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

The most impressive hotel opening of the year has taken place in Hamburg, where the historic Flakturm IV, a former Nazi bunker, has been transformed into the Reverb by Hard Rock hotel.

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