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Hotels & Travel

Opulent Escapes: Discover ‘The Mayor’s Residence’ at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Haute off the press! A newly unveiled haven of both luxury and Rococo style, explore a world of palatial elegance with The Mayor’s Residence at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.

Having recently opened its doors on 1st September 2020, The Mayor’s Residence at The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a stunning private nine-bedroom palace featuring all the services of the renowned five-star hotel.  Steeped in fascinating history, a single night here will set you back at the eye-wat ering sum of €24,450, although it’s worth every penny. Spread across three floors with its own private entrance, the 944m² palace sleeps up to 15 people in nine bedrooms and can seat them all for private meals in the intimate dining area.  The signature suite,...

September 15, 2020

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A Culinary Utopia: The New One&Only Desaru Coast

Nestled in 128-acres of lush tropical rainforests and positioned on a seemingly endless private, white beach overlooking the South China Sea, One&Only Desaru Coast offers guests a tropical oasis of dining, wellbeing, seclusion and privacy.

Designed by the award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, the first One&Only resort in Asia - which opened its doors on Sunday 6 September 2020 -  is unrivalled in its offerings, featuring world-renowned service, showcasing vibrant Malaysian culture and presenting authentic dining experiences. The aesthetic celebrates the destination’s architectural heritage with a modern interpretation of the traditional Malaysian ‘kampung’ (‘village’). Spread across 128 acres, the resort has an intimate collection of just 42 Junior Suites, two expansive two-bedroom Grand...

September 11, 2020

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La Maison Valmont Opens Flagship Store at Le Meurice, Paris

Swiss luxury beauty brand La Maison Valmont has opened the doors to its Parisian flagship store at the iconic Le Meurice hotel. Back in 2007, Le Meurice selected Valmont as the luxury cosmetics expert for its spa, Spa Valmont Pour Le Meurice, and the pair have since formed an exclusive, long-standing partnership. 

A fitting location for the deluxe beauty brand's flagship, the equally sumptuous Le Meurice, Paris is an exquisite Dorchester Collection hotel located in the the heart of the historic city. The boutique spans an expansive 52 sqm, and with an enviable location nestled on the rue de Castiglione, it's one of the most exclusive beauty stores in Paris. Designed by the president of the Valmont Group, Didier Guillon, La Maison Valmont at Le Meurice is a truly elegant affair. Boasting the characteristic white and gold décor of La Maison Valmont, the boutique also features clean...

September 10, 2020

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A Weekend in Florence

With some of the world’s finest art, architecture and gastronomy, the elegant Tuscan city of Florence encapsulates the essence of Italy. With winding alleyways, bustling piazzas and typical Italian charm, Florence never ceases to live up to its reputation as a culture capital.

A city break in Florence is a true culinary and cultural journey where food and art will merge together from start to finish. Expect to feast your eyes and your stomach as you wander around the ancient streets of Tuscany’s capital city. Even the hotels are masterpieces in their own right, often boasting frescoes and stucco-work that reflect the glory of the renaissance city. We have narrowed down our shortlist of accommodation, gastronomy and activities based on price, location, service and beauty so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy a little cantuccini and a...

September 09, 2020

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