Watch your step, because you’re going to want to run to East London’s Town Hall Hotel! Located in London’s edgy neighborhood of Bethnal Green, Town Hall Hotel is in a lavishly decorated historic municipal building mixing traditional and Deco styles.

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The property features stately sweeping staircases, marble floors, towering ceilings, apartment-style rooms and a stunning brass, marble-clad swimming pool.  Town Hall Hotel is an incredibly unusual property and fitting for a visit.

The property is full of surprises residing behind its stately Edwardian façade; lavish chandeliers, incredible contemporary art, and gorgeous Scandinavian furniture will surprise and delight you.

Moreover, Town Hall has massive rooms, styled in a sparse, contemporary style, which in this case, creates a wonderfully comfortable respite. There’s no shortage of culture in this part of town with galleries and hip weekend markets.

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In the magical center of Stockholm, one of my favorite cities of the world, sits the wonderful Miss Clara Hotel.  Resident in one of Stockholm’s most delightful Art Nouveau buildings, Miss Clara amazes with her architectural turns and elements of beauty, but she also impresses as a top class hotel.










For generations, mariners navigating the Cuckolds, as the granite islands off the coast of Maine are known, heeded the fog horn and were steered by the gleam of the beacon of the Cuckolds Lighthouse.  After a century of use the historic signal station dating to 1892 and lighthouse from 1907 were threatened with destruction, but thankfully saved by a group of preservation-minded citizens.

This summer marks the opening of the Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse, the culmination of the renovation of the historic, and truly unique property.  Guests of the inn have the opportunity to stay on their own private island along some of Maine’s most stunning coastline.  The inn features two stunningly appointed guest suites inspired by the maritime history of the property.  Enjoy the sea breeze, catch up on relaxation time, or have a cocktail by the sea.







Charming common spaces invite guests to relax, read, play a game, enjoy cocktails, conversation and fabulous home cooked meals. The sweeping, 360 degree ocean views and the rhythmic sounds of crashing waves make this location an ideal retreat for artists and writers looking for inspiration;a unique setting for a milestone anniversary or birthday celebration; or a cozy, romantic couples’ oasis.

Of course, guests can expect stunning views and the rare opportunity to stay inside an active lighthouse that doubles as a superbly appointed luxury inn.  Guests may opt to dine on the island but are also able to enjoy the restaurants and activities of Maine’s Boothbay region via the property’s boat transfer.

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Etihad Unveils Game Changing First Class Suites

May 5, 2014

I’ve had the good fortune to fly on Etihad’s fantastic first class product a number of times.  The airline’s hard product is arguable the best first class suite currently in the air – spacious, elegant without being over the top, and supremely private. Well, that’s all about to change. Yesterday, Etihad unveiled the much anticipated product […]

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Bon Ton and Temple Tree Resorts, Langkawi Island, Malaysia’s Most Interesting Hotels

April 30, 2014

I am writing this on my second night at Bon Ton and Temple Tree, two connected, very eclectic, boutique properties on the island of Langkawi, Malaysia, and I am still not quite sure what to make of them. Both properties are collections of antique houses from Malaysia that were disassembled, transported to Langkawi, and rebuilt on […]

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Georgetown, Malaysia’s Famed Eastern and Oriental Hotel

April 14, 2014

I checked into the Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Penang, Malaysia after a long overnight journey from Colombo.  A weary traveler, I was immediately put at ease by one of the most comfortable and well-appointed suites in which I have ever stayed. The Eastern and Oriental, or E&O as it is more popularly known, dates […]

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Bangkok’s Delightful Oriental Residence

March 17, 2014

The moment I stepped into my suite at the Oriental Residence in Bangkok, I felt like I was home, and that’s exactly what this hotel is hoping for.  Part residences, part luxury hotel, the Oriental Residence offers apartment-like suites for short and long term visitors to Bangkok. The sleek, curving, glass and steel building sits […]

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Explore the Wonderful Hansar Samui

February 26, 2014

After staying in the Hansar Hotel in Bangkok, I knew that its sister property, the Hansar Samui, on the beautiful island of Koh Samui would impress and delight me – and it did.  The 75-room boutique resort is located in the Bophut area of Koh Samui, in a cute section known as Fisherman’s Village. What’s […]

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A Journey to Phuket’s Indigo Pearl

February 19, 2014

When I arrived in Phuket from Malaysia for a stay at the much acclaimed Indigo Pearl, I was not quite sure what to expect.  The resort sits about ten minutes from the international airport along Nai Yang Beach.  At about 175 rooms, the property is the largest resort on my six-week trip. Indigo Pearl’s lobby was […]

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137 Pillars House – Chiang Mai’s Fantastic New Hotel

February 10, 2014

I stepped through the entrance of 137 Pillars House and immediately knew that I had not only found the best new hotel in Chiang Mai, but also the favorite of my six-week tour through Southeast Asia.  I also knew that I was not alone in my thinking; since opening in early 2012, 137 Pillars House […]

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