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May 11, 2022
VS upper 787 1 - REVIEW - Virgin Atlantic : Upper Class - B787 - London (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO)
REVIEW – Virgin Atlantic : Upper Class – B787 – London (LHR) to San Francisco (SFO)
Virgin Atlantic have a bottom of the barrel seat on the majority of their aircraft. I can't think of a modern Business Class product that I would be less inclined to fly in than this.
January 24, 2022
Emirates Gamechanger First Class - IFE and main table
REVIEW – Emirates : Gamechanger First Class – B777 – Dubai (DXB) to London (STN)
The Emirates Gamechanger is comfortably in my personal top 3 of First Class cabins currently in operation. This is a product which not only delivers the needs of travellers but also anticipates wants, surprising and delighting as it does so.
December 30, 2021
Emirates A380 Business Class - Seat 11K a 'true window' seat
REVIEW – Emirates : Business Class – A380 – Johannesburg (JNB) to Dubai (DXB)
Emirates offers flat beds with all-aisle access, in Business Class on the A380. In 2008 this was something special, a hallmark of quality that truly made Emirates stand out.  In the modern era though, this is the bare minimum.
October 21, 2021
Lufthansa A380 First Class cabin
REVIEW – Lufthansa : First Class – A380 – Frankfurt (FRA) to Delhi (DEL)
After a fantastic few hours spent enjoying the restaurant quality food and drink at the private First Class Terminal, we were guided through a private border post and had our bags loaded onto our Porsche transfer vehicle.
April 8, 2021
Emirates A380 First Class cabin
REVIEW – Emirates : First Class – A380 – London (LGW) to Dubai (DXB)
Expectations can be an odd thing. Emirates First Class is an internationally renowned product, even outside of the frequent flyer community people are likely to have heard of the shower suites and the on board lounge bar (which I had no time to visit on this short flight). This is a cabin which has a halo effect over the entire Emirates brand, meaning that people buy Economy seats on Emirates, on the basis of how good their First Class is...
January 6, 2021
q suites covid 46 - REVIEW - Qatar Airways : Q Suites - B777/A350 - Malé (MLE) to London (LHR) - [COVID-era]
REVIEW – Qatar Airways : Q Suites – B777/A350 – Malé (MLE) to London (LHR) – [COVID-era]
Whilst BA has gone down the route of creating additional plastic waste and reducing the quality of wine on board, Qatar has instead opted to give full bottles of sanitiser to passengers in addition to providing them all with face shields, gloves and face masks.
December 30, 2020
new BA 777 suites cabin
REVIEW – British Airways : First Class Suites – B777 – London (LHR) to Malé (MLE) – [COVID-era]
I was curious to see the new First Class cabin in the flesh and when you compare it to the 14 seat cabins that previously graced the 777 this is clearly a superior product. The doors are actually the least exciting change in my mind. I can see the business logic for installing them but in reality they make little difference to the overall experience.
October 14, 2020
A350 club suites mini cabin
REVIEW – British Airways : Club Suites Business Class – A350 – London (LHR) to Dubai (DXB) and back – [COVID-era]
To be able to fly at all right now is a real privilege in the current era and BA's Club Suites present you with just about the most socially distanced product you could hope for in Business Class. If you're hungry, eat before; if you're thirsty, you'll be taken care of. Right now this is the new normal and for the time being I'm ok with it...
August 29, 2022
Amanpuri 177 - REVIEW - Amanpuri (Phuket, Thailand)
REVIEW – Amanpuri (Phuket, Thailand)
Overall it is hard to deny that Amanpuri is the best resort in Phuket. This is manifestly clear. However the leap in price between Amanpuri and its very close peers means that the resort will continue to work to prove itself....a fact for which I am deeply thankful.
August 25, 2022
kyoto autumn leaves
Why You Should Be Booking Hotels in Japan Now
A once in a lifetime opportunity to lock in remarkably low hotel rates all the way until August of next year (2023)! Since we offer fully flexible bookings across all of our Japanese partner hotels, there is zero risk and zero cost to you, when you speculatively book hotels in Japan for the coming 12 months.
August 19, 2022
Patina Maldives - Overwater Villa bedroom
REVIEW – Patina Maldives
Intro The Maldives is perhaps the country which is most synonymous with luxury travel. There are a huge number of hotels that charge north of $2,000 per night, so the addition of another into their midst would usually not be cause for a huge deal of fanfare. However when Patina […]
August 14, 2022
Trisara - main pool
REVIEW – Trisara (Phuket, Thailand)
Trisara offers the only private beach and only Michelin * restaurant in Phuket and even the entry level rooms feature sunset facing infinity pools...
July 24, 2022
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - beach
REVIEW – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Maldives
If you want a truly pristine island experience, enjoying all the natural wonders for which the Maldives is so justly famed, then few places will match the overall quality of experience at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru.
June 28, 2022
Anantara Bazaruto - Deluxe Sea View Pool Villas
REVIEW – Anantara Bazaruto, Mozambique
An all inclusive hotel on a national park island, featuring gigantic sand dunes, crocodile filled lakes and a local population of dugongs!
June 16, 2022
Ritz Carlton Maldives - our villa 212 was the middle of the three circular water villas in this image
REVIEW – Ritz Carlton Maldives
In summary, Ritz Carlton Maldives offers Kerry Hill architecture and the best service we've ever encountered in this atoll nation. Perhaps one day Aman will open a property in the Maldives... for the time being though, this is as close as it gets.
May 24, 2022
FS Bangkok 144 - REVIEW - Four Seasons Bangkok
REVIEW – Four Seasons Bangkok
If you can spare the time to truly enjoy this property, the reward will be a stay which is easily in the top 5 of any city hotel on earth.

Jarvis Marcos

Founder of TheLuxuryTraveller.com


Jarvis has been writing about travel since 2008, when an overland trip from Estonia to Japan completely transformed his outlook on the world.

Since 2013 his focus has been firmly on luxury travel.

He has flown the majority of the world's First and Business Class cabins and has personally visited and reviewed luxury hotels and resorts in over 25 countries.

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