Posts by category: 2012

one night in… Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel is most famous for its winter season: not only does the small Tyrolean town provide great skiing, cozy Après ski and lavish nightlife but it also offers a unique atmosphere, courtesy of a its scenic setting combined with authentic and genuine Austrian hospitality.

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by in / 2012 / Editorial

on the beach

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Vale do Lobo, Portugal

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one night in… Quinta do Lago

one night in… Quinta do Lago

A short ride from Faro airport, the Hotel Quinta do Lago has been the area’s most famous hotel since the 1970s. When it was taken over by local do Adro family in 2003, there was skepticism about whether the new owners would be able to keep up the hotel’s excellent reputation.

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by in / 2012 / Hotel Reviews / Travel
there is only one ritz

there is only one ritz

Last weekend, just days before its closure to commence an “unprecedented” 27+ month renovation on 1 August 2012 I had the exclusive opportunity of experiencing the legendary Ritz Paris one last time.

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by in / 2012 / Video

the sunset 2

Last night’s sunset from my window at the Shangri-la Hotel, Paris, time lapsed.

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by in / 2012 / Video

the sunset

Last night’s sunset from my window, time lapsed.

 

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one night in… Munich

Munich is one of my favorite cities in the world. The jovial Bavarian atmosphere it oozes, combined with the influences of Northern Italy (in fact, some say it’s Italy’s northernmost city) create an immediate sense of well-being. In the very heart of the Bavarian capital, tucked away in a quiet side street off famous Maximilianstrasse is the 73-room Mandarin Oriental Munich.

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