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.
December 8, 2018
sydney luxury travel

TRIP REPORT – The time I flew round trip to Sydney for £1080 in business class

In addition to having one of the best business class products in the sky, Qatar Airways frequently offers some superb airfares between Europe and Asia Pacific. As a promo for the launch of their service to Sydney, Qatar greatly discounted what has long been one of the most expensive routes in the world.
January 16, 2019
shangrila sydney

REVIEW – Shangri-La Sydney

Given that we were arriving late into Sydney I decided to look for somewhere close to the Park Hyatt, where we'd be spending the following four nights, without breaking the bank. Sydney is an interesting city for hotels, the area around the Opera House has a number of options around the 350AUD mark: a Four Seasons - which many say is the worst in the entire portfolio; an Intercontinental - which has a Club Lounge that is widely praised but also has some very basic looking rooms and the hotel I decided on: The Shangri-La.