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 22, 2016
emirates first class lounge entrance lhr

REVIEW – The Lounges of LHR T3 – EK, CX and BA (September 2014)

We quickly checked in at the Qantas First Class area (which is also available to BA Club Europe passengers as well as OneWorld Emeralds) and the agent let us know that we were able to use not only the BA lounge but also the Emirates lounge, as a result of QFs partnership with Emirates. I wasn’t expecting this as previously this wasn’t the case for flights on QF metal.
October 13, 2016
SQ First Class lounge SIN

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : First Class Lounge, SIN T3

In future, I think my strategy will be to grab some Dom in TPR and then make my way to the First Class lounge. It just seems a little more alive and I far prefer being able to select my own food, at my own pace.
October 18, 2016
cx f old lounge t3 lhr 450x750 - REVIEW - Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (October 2015)

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (October 2015)

The lounge is kept spotlessly clean, the food is replenished regularly but never whilst a customer is busy helping themselves...
December 8, 2016
New CX Lounges T3 16 1080x750 - REVIEW - Cathay Pacific : First Class Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (post-refurb)

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : First Class Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (post-refurb)

In short, I didn't just leave this lounge feeling rested and relaxed. I left this lounge feeling inspired. Bravo CX. Bravo.