HOTELS

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Wings of a dove | The legend that is La Colombe d’Or

Wings of a dove | The legend that is La Colombe d’Or

by Derek Guthrie

Picasso was here, Matisse, Chagall. It was the hot spot for a postwar jet set. Good food, a sunny terrace and art heists – welcome to La Colombe d’Or

Review: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga

Review: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"Only in Italy would a mariachi version of “Hotel California” be considered apposite aural accompaniment for a sunlounger'

Review: The Whitby Hotel, New York City | Kit Kemp goes uptown

Review: The Whitby Hotel, New York City | Kit Kemp goes uptown

by Derek Guthrie

"The Whitby Hotel has as much in common with faded English seaside grandeur as I have with Melania’s husband"

Review: The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Review: The Marker Hotel, Dublin

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"This is a hotel that started to date the second the heavy plastic wrapping was taken off all of its expensive CONTEMPORARY furniture"

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"