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Mr Mayfair and his rather sublime toilet facilities | Review: London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Mr Mayfair and his rather sublime toilet facilities | Review: London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

by Stephen Unwin

"To my left was a table full of three young Americans, high on precociousness. One was wearing a shirt with a fleece – or was it a fleece with a shirt? – and the sort of shoes you only ever see abandoned"

Doge eat doge world | Review: Aman Venice

Doge eat doge world | Review: Aman Venice

by Lisa Richards

"I was almost tempted to ask the waiter to chew the meat for me at one point, but was told the next day by the food and beverage manager that the duck was meant to be hard and rubbery"

Northern California suites | A triptych of Ritz-Carltons

Northern California suites | A triptych of Ritz-Carltons

by Rebecca Fortey

"This is the kind of landscape that restores the soul. Briefly, the tawdry business of the Presidential election seems irrelevant to notions of America at its core"

Why it’s still all about the Dordogne

Why it’s still all about the Dordogne

by Jennifer Sharp

"Travellers ahead of the curve and alert to Instagram opportunities prefer the secret and unfamiliar. But I have rediscovered the Dordogne, and love it"

Tan lines are sooo last year | One New Yorker’s three favourite resorts in Phuket

Tan lines are sooo last year | One New Yorker’s three favourite resorts in Phuket

by Molly Delaney

"I only noticed the blood when I went to hand her the tip. She was more concerned with my finger and (being American) I was more concerned with giving her the tip"

Our beds are crowded: Review: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhphur

Our beds are crowded: Review: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhphur

by Elissa Cray

"What a delightful sight I thought, even the animals get the royal treatment here. Except… the trail of crumbs led down to the hidden place where our champagne was coming from"

A major refresh at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

A major refresh at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

by Molly Delaney

"The suites are jaw dropping, with dressing rooms, a private treatment room, a private gym, a conservatory (my favourite) and a SURVEILLANCE room. Perfect for the paranoid UHNW traveller, or the tech-savvy voyeur"

Review: The Miami Beach EDITION | More Marriott than Morgans?

Review: The Miami Beach EDITION | More Marriott than Morgans?

by Lisa Richards

"The pool bar, with staff seemingly more interested in discussing the previous night’s conquests and human resources gossip than serving us straight away"

Hotel du Lac revisited

Hotel du Lac revisited

by Derek Guthrie

" I stepped out on to my little balcony several times to view the water and distant mountains, and not once was the air like milk. Not even the condensed stuff, which I like"

Doric slabs and whatnot | Review: Grecotel Cape Sounio, Greece

Doric slabs and whatnot | Review: Grecotel Cape Sounio, Greece

by Stephen Unwin

"There was a make-up fridge in the bathroom, which I have never seen in all my days. I decided to keep my contact lenses in there, because who doesn’t want chilled eyes"