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 24, 2016
usdm TR 800x750 - Bali and Taipei - *A Getaway with USDM - BR J, TG J - Peninsula, Alila

Bali and Taipei – *A Getaway with USDM – BR J, TG J – Peninsula, Alila

There is definitely a line of thinking in our hobby which states that any change to a loyalty program = the sky is falling. USDM was a crazy experience. I will miss hours spent listening to the hold music, the adrenaline rush when a crazy routing gets ticketed or even the crushing blow of having the rates desk kill a dream route after the final award seat in a 10 leg itinerary opens up.
August 24, 2016
EVA BR TR shot - REVIEW - EVA Air: Royal Laurel Business Class - London to Bangkok (B77W)

REVIEW – EVA Air: Royal Laurel Business Class – London to Bangkok (B77W)

The food is good, they have fancy branded soft drinks, spirits and champagne, PJs, slippers and Rimowa amenity kits. Why don’t people flip out over EVA Air and mention them in the same hushed tones reserved for the likes of SQ ?
August 25, 2016
br a330 - REVIEW - EVA Air: Premium Laurel Business Class- Bali Denpasar to Taipei (A330)

REVIEW – EVA Air: Premium Laurel Business Class- Bali Denpasar to Taipei (A330)

Overall, the experience was certainly one that I'd happily repeat in the future. After having flown both in quick succession, my preference for short haul would definitely be for EVA air over Thai.
August 25, 2016
royla luarel kamara 450x750 - REVIEW - EVA Air: Royal Laurel Business Class - Taipei to Bangkok (B77W)

REVIEW – EVA Air: Royal Laurel Business Class – Taipei to Bangkok (B77W)

I pre-ordered the dim sum breakfast online and this was confirmed by one of the FAs before breakfast began. She was very chatty and friendly. "You ordered the dim sum? I'm surprised, usually only Taiwanese people order this.