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20 Jan

Glitz Not Glam

I drove back early to Dubai from Zighy bay, Six Senses Hideaway on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, to catch my midday plane back to Oman’s...

7 Dec

Suite Glamour

It’s nice to know the right people and, most importantly, the nice people.  I am in Cannes at travel meetings and, because of their kindness...

26 Sep

Villa San Michele: Grande Dame of Florence

The Grande Dame of Florence’s hotels is the Villa San Michele, located a short ten minute drive from the city center on the lush hillside...

23 Sep

Castello di Vicarello

Perhaps it is only with age that one begins to truly appreciate texture.  Be it the removal of surface layers to reveal the original, as in...

21 Sep

Chasing Memories

I first went to Capri when I was 6.  A family friend lived on Via Tuoro, and we rented a modest house just above the Marina Piccola from Laetizia...

20 Sep

A Hotel That is Not a Hotel…

In 1902, one Otto Bierbaum, midway through his Grand Tour to Italy’s South, wrote, “A hotel, that is not a hotel, but offers every...

19 Sep

Positano – The Story of Place

The towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast are strung like beads along one of the most remarkable chains in the world – the Amalfi Drive....

18 Sep

A Timeless Coast

Caesar Augustus made his painful way toward the island of Capri, comforted by the sea air and the familiar shape of this coastline he knew and...

4 Sep

Opening Ceremony At Ace

The Ace Hotel on West 29th Street is all the buzz..indeed, the lobby at any time of day or night looks like a version of Apple’s Genius...

2 Jul

Prime Real Estate

Former Burmese Palace, perfect for hotel or getaway.  Interested buyer needs imagination, a fleet of small lake boats and a passion for Southeast...

19 Apr

Hotel Verhaegen

This extraordinary moment we find ourselves in — grounded for days by forces beyond our control — contains a silver lining for some....

12 Dec

The Upper House – Hong Kong

It seems almost unfaithful to even talk about using any other hotel in Hong Kong than the Peninsula or the Oriental, so high a bar have they...

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