Special Report – lebua at State Tower

In Bangkok, this hotel is already home to one of just two of the city’s restaurants that have earned two Michelin stars in each of the guide’s first two years here. Famed for its Sky Bar high above the city, it’s next restaurant brings a three-star Michelin chef and a new restaurant due to open…

Special Report – Celebrity Edge, the world’s newest cruise ship is for non- cruisers

Special Report – Celebrity Edge, the world’s newest cruise ship was built to attract non-cruisers Celebrity Edge is a bit different than the other vessels we’ve covered in this newsletter. Among our oceanic reports, we’ve taken you aboard Symphony of the Seas – the world’s largest cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer – proclaimed as the most luxurious, and even Crystal…

Vol 4, No 33 – The most anticipated luxury hotel openings of 2019

Vol 4, No 33 – The most anticipated luxury hotel openings of 2019 1.   Singita Kwitonda, Rwanda 2.   Villa Manodori, Modena, Italy 3.   JK Paris, Paris France 4.   The Grand Hotel d Chateau d’ Versailles, France 5.   One&Only Desaru Coast, Malaysia 6.   Heckfield Place, Hampshire, UK 7.   The Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel 8.   Rosewood Miramar…

Special Report: Rosewood Riviera Maya just got $15 million better

Special Report:   Rosewood Riviera Maya just got $15 million better Rosewood Mayakoba is one of four hotels that make up the 590 square acre Mayakoba resort complex, 26 miles south of Cancun International Airport. The others are Fairmont, Banyan Tree and Andaz (Hyatt’s attempt to compete with W Hotels). Culled out of the jungle that…

Vol. 4, No. 32 – 7 Suites With Working Fireplaces

Vol. 4, No 32. – 7 Suites With Working Fireplaces 1.    The Lowell, New York 2.    La Reserve, Paris 3.    Royal Mansour, Marrakech 4.    andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, Botswana 5.    Belmond Khwai River Lodge, Botswana 6.    The Wauwinet, Nantucket 7.    The Chatwal, New York

Special Report: Six Senses Fiji

Special Report:  Six Senses Fiji On CNN’s list of top luxury openings for 2018, Six Senses Fiji welcomed its first guests in April and is already getting favorable press. “If you are looking for a luxurious, wellness-oriented Fijian experience, Six Senses Fiji is the answer,” writes Singapore Tatler. The Telegraph reported, “With a dreamy beachside…

Special Report: Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

Special Report:  Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas Symphony of the Seas at 228,000 is the world’s largest cruise ship launched earlier this year. She was built in France and spent her first six months cruising the Med arriving in Miami earlier this month and now sails alternating 7-day itineraries to the Eastern and Western…

Special Report: Delaire Graff Estate Revisited

Special Report:  Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa Revisited Winery, fine dining, art museum, the home of a wealthy friend. Delaire Graff Estate is part of the exclusive Relais & Chateau network so you know it both has culinary chops and high-end accommodations. Beyond that, the first hospitality effort by the legendary jeweler Laurence Graff…

Special Report – Cuba By Private Jet

Special Report – Cuba By Private Jet  Recently I met Johnny Considine, the Irish owner of Cuba Private Travel, who has been living in Havana for 15 years. He has been covered in the likes of the Financial Times, Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler and The Telegraph to mention a few. He recently told How To…