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 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.
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.
December 27, 2021
Emirates Lounge JNB - Dining area

REVIEW – Emirates Lounge – Joburg (JNB)

It is a lounge that succeeds in being marginally more pleasant than the gate area but otherwise there's not much to recommend here... 
December 7, 2021
amanbagh aerial 1 - REVIEW - Amanbagh (Rambagh, India)

REVIEW – Amanbagh (Rambagh, India)

After experiencing some two absolutely remarkable stays at Amanoi and Aman Sveti Stefan, I was very excited to try my third ever Aman hotel. This was the stay that I had been planning our entire India trip around.
November 6, 2021
Oberoi Amarvilas - swimming pool

REVIEW – Oberoi Amarvilas (Taj Mahal)

Amarvilas is a palatial hotel with an enviable location, moments away from the Taj Mahal. Indeed every room enjoys a view of India's most famous landmark...
November 1, 2021
Oberoi Delhi - 360° bar

REVIEW – Oberoi New Delhi

The Oberoi New Delhi is a property which we almost stumbled onto accidentally but ended up loving. The room hardware and public spaces are thoroughly modern and service is as good as any that I have encountered in any city hotel.
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.
October 18, 2016
Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

REVIEW – Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

If you have an interest in hotels and want to see something quite special, this hotel is a good reason to visit Hong Kong. I've honestly not seen anything like it before.
November 12, 2017
JW Marquis Miami 26 1080x750 - REVIEW - JW Marriott Marquis Miami

REVIEW – JW Marriott Marquis Miami

If you stay here with the expectation of getting a 4* hotel with nicer room fittings, you won't come away disappointed. However, if you're looking for something in the same league as a St Regis, Ritz Carlton or Park Hyatt, this is not the hotel for you.
September 30, 2018
renaissance sao paulo

REVIEW – Renaissance Sao Paulo

This was my first taste of the Renaissance brand and in a lot of ways I really enjoyed it! The room rate was very reasonable, the complimentary lounge access was most welcome and provided an experience that was up there with some of the best in Asia.
June 23, 2019
swiss first class 777

TRIP REPORT – SWISS First Class : One night in Montreal

Back in the early 2000s SWISS was famous for its very generous award availability in First Class and many people in the UK enjoyed access to these awards via the ludicrously lucrative BMI Diamond Club program. As an added kicker, there was a high chance that your award ticket in […]