Banyan Tree Bintan Island villas

Jungle Luxury Love at Banyan Tree Bintan Island

“Dear Guest, These villas are built beneath the canopy of the Rain Forest. As such some wild animals like monkeys, squirrels, birds and insects could be your frequent visitors. Please do not leave your doors and windows open as these animals may disturb your peaceful stay in your villa.” As I read these words onRead More

Man Wah restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Doing Hong Kong in Style at the Mandarin Oriental

It starts the moment I step off the plane. There at the end of the walkway I can see a young woman holding a sign with my name underneath the iconic Mandarin Oriental fan. At first I’m confused. I hadn’t requested the optional limo service and was planning to take a taxi to the hotelRead More

Village Hotel Katong, Singapore

Singapore Village Hotels in Katong and Changi

When you go to Singapore it’s easy to head right into the city and base yourself there. But if you want to get to know a different side of Singapore, there’s much to gain from staying in one of the villages within this city-state. On a recent trip I tried out not one but twoRead More

Magic Mirror TV, Mondrian Hotel Room, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Room Love, Los Angeles

On my first trip to Los Angeles my friends and I stayed in a hotel that didn’t really make an impression. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you which hotel it was, but what I do remember from that trip is going for a drink at the Sky Bar in The Mondrian and wishing IRead More

The Cubitt Room, The GNH, Kings Cross, image courtesy Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London Review

When I lived in London, back at the turn of the century, I would go to Kings Cross for two reasons and two reasons alone. To dance at Fiction in a rather memorable club called The Cross or to catch a train. And even then I’d get in and I’d get out; there’d be noRead More

Miss Kitty Fantastico at The Langham Sydney

Miss Kitty Fantastico’s night at The Langham Sydney

“Shall I order us some room service?” It’s the first time I’ve said that to a cat, but then again, it’s the first time I’ve stayed at a five star hotel with one either. I look at Miss Kitty Fantastico’s furry face and as she looks back, purring away happily, I smile. I’ll confess IRead More

Cremorne Point Manor Boutique Hotel

Cremorne Point Manor Boutique Hotel Review

Just the other day I was talking about one of the prettiest spots in Sydney, the gorgeous Cremorne Point. At the time I mentioned some of the beautiful homes that are found on the point and how I like to dream about living in them, but what I didn’t tell you is there’s also aRead More

How To Sleep Well in Hotels: Five Top Tips from a Pro

I love my sleep. At home, I’ve recently spent the sort of money that could have paid for a very nice holiday on a new mattress. I realized as much as I want to continue to see the world in style, I spend around a third of my life in bed, and most of thatRead More

Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Coachella

Ace Hotel Palm Springs for Coachella review

It may seem like my first Coachella was only yesterday, but somehow it’s that time of year again… time for music lovers to go back to the desert for one of the greatest festivals on the planet. Where to stay can be a bit of a challenge. For my friends and I last year TheRead More

Hotel Door Lock

A Hotel Security Basic I Love

There are a lot of things I love to see when I first walk into a hotel room. Some have to do with comfort, others to do with style. One in particular has to do with security. For me, this is one of the best things I can see on a hotel door: It’s simple,Read More