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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...
May 1, 2022
Naladhu - bathroom view
REVIEW – Naladhu Private Island Maldives
Our Ocean House, despite being the most basic room type available, is one of my favourite villas ever in the Maldives...
April 25, 2022
Lefay Dolomiti - view from our suite
REVIEW – Lefay Dolomiti
From the moment that you step inside and see the mountain views, perfectly framed by gigantic windows, you know that you're somewhere truly special.
April 13, 2022
Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge 71 - REVIEW - Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge (South Africa)
REVIEW – Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge (South Africa)
An absolutely enormous and beautifully decorated suite which easily rivalled some of the very best that we've encountered anywhere (including the Maldives).
March 28, 2022
FS Singapore 2018 1 - REVIEW - Four Seasons Singapore
REVIEW – Four Seasons Singapore
Having now visited the Four Seasons on multiple occasions I have to say that it not only keeps getting better, it is also quite possibly one of the greatest hotel deals in the world.
February 14, 2022
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa - water villa deck
REVIEW – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa is the perfect resort for people wanting a super convenient transfer from Malé airport, with minimal waiting time and minimal fuss.
January 20, 2022
Four Seasons Joburg
REVIEW – Four Seasons Johannesburg, The Westcliff
The Four Seasons Joburg is truly a Four Seasons property when it comes to the service and hardware, even if the lower room rates commended in Africa may lead you to believe otherwise. The property is more resort than hotel and is the perfect place to spend a couple of nights before or after a safari in Kruger or the Sabi Sand.
January 17, 2022
W Mexico City - Bedroom
REVIEW – W Mexico City
W hotels are definitely not my style. I'm more into minimalism and clean lines. I prefer luxury hotels to feel like luxury hotels (and for nightclubs to feel like nightclubs). Having said that, I really enjoyed this stay overall. The food was excellent, with breakfast in particular feeling like a genuine local hotspot. 
December 28, 2021
alila fort 6 - REVIEW - Alila Fort Bishangarh (Jaipur, India)
REVIEW – Alila Fort Bishangarh (Jaipur, India)
Our stay at Alila Fort Bishangarh exceeded expectations. Alila properties worldwide are remarkably diverse in terms of room hardware and physical setting. However, the chain is clearly unified by a service ethos and focus on quality that transcends any single property.

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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