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.
August 13, 2016
DSC 1733 - Excellent Adventure - VS J, QF J, CX J and F - PH, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Novotel, Conrad

Excellent Adventure – VS J, QF J, CX J and F – PH, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Novotel, Conrad

August 13, 2016
virgin clubhouse

REVIEW – Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow T3

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I have mixed feelings about Virgin Atlantic. They have a general air of fun and excitement about their product but it can sometimes fail to deliver. The ground experience in J is as good or better than in F for most airlines. The catering can run the gamut from horrible to pretty damn good.
August 13, 2016
jal business class lounge

REVIEW – JAL Business Lounge, Narita Airport

At NRT we were able to use the superb JAL Business Class lounge. Having previously spent time in the ANA First Class lounge, I can unequivocally state that the JAL lounge utterly destroys it. From the moment you see the Gold lettering on the grey slate wall, the JAL lounge's elegance is readily apparent.
August 13, 2016
qantas lounge narita

REVIEW – Qantas Business Lounge, Narita Airport

We stopped into the lounge to have a quick look around. Whilst the lounge is nicely decorated and has a cost feel, it is not in the same league as the JL offering. Which makes sense, given that NRT is JAL's home base.