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Restaurant Review: Yan Toh Heen, Intercontinental Hong Kong

The newly renovated Yan Toh Heen is even more elegant and sophisticated than ever. And bear in mind that this cultural gem of a hotel restaurant is actually a one-star Michelin-rated venue – an accolade that it has enjoyed for five years in a row. Famed for its exquisite Cantonese food and not-so-shabby harbor view […]

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The private beach at the InterContinental Sanya.

Resort Review: InterContinental Sanya

Our Review: The InterContinental Sanya is a relatively new entrant into the crowded Hainan resort market. While most of the international five-star resorts in Sanya are situated on the picturesque Yalong Bay, the InterContinental is all by itself on the Luhuitou Peninsula, about 15 minutes outside of Sanya City. This is a mixed blessing, as […]

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The inner courtyard is where guests will find the pool and terrace.

Hotel Review: Studio M Hotel Singapore

Our Review: Studio M is an all-suite hotel in the Robertson Quay area of Singapore. It’s a bit removed from the nearest MRT, so it’s a little out of the way for business travelers. But for those who don’t mind taking the bus or walking for a bit to get to their destination, Studio M […]

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The riverside pool at The Peninsula Bangkok.

Hotel Review: The Peninsula Bangkok

Our Review: Bangkok is bit of a bipolar city. On the one hand it’s chaotic and best known for its nightlife, but on the other hand it offers ample opportunity for world-class service and luxury. The Peninsula Bangkok is firmly in the latter camp, as this five-star hotel is a literal oasis of relaxation on […]

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A rooftop pool on the 77th floor? Yes please!

Hotel Review: The W Hong Kong

Our Review: “Cool” is the first word that comes to mind when entering the W Hong Kong’s lobby, as the lighting is dim and the electronic music is very loud. But the fear that the hotel might be more fashionable than functional will dissipate as soon as one reaches the rooms, which are immaculate in […]

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Accor is a French company that is one of the world’s premier hotel management groups. It operates 4,000 hotels around the world and its brands run the gambit from budget-oriented chains like Ibis to ultra-luxurious offerings like Sofitel. is the company’s booking website for its Australian hotels, which number in the hundreds, and we […]

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Vacation Rental Review: Hawaii Beach Homes

I have traveled the world for 40 years and enjoyed over 140 countries. Some intriguing, some breathtaking and some not so much, but one of my favorite places was in my own back yard…Hawaii. I have lived on Oahu and explored the other islands many times throughout the years, and I must say that Hawaii […]

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Review: Le Meridien Villon Resort, Lithuania

After spending 9 days directly in the old town center of Vilnius we began our stay at a stunningly beautiful resort, Le Meridien Villon, which was graciously set between two small lakes around 20 km outside of town. The large hotel resort provided every possible amenity, tennis, spa, indoor pool, gym, basketball court, two restaurants, a […]

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Review: Hotel Belmont, Brussels

Leaving the enchanting and mysterious Maltese Isles on the 16th of Aug, 2005 we hopped the 2-hour flight into Brussels, Belgium. Upon an uneventful flight we rode the convenient train from the airport to the city center. After some negotiations with various taxi drivers we rode the 6 blocks to our choice hotel, The Belmont. […]

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Review: Hotel Mediterraneo and Sicily

We left Taormina on the 21st of July 2005 and as we entered the city of Catania we hurriedly grabbed our bags and fought our way through the many people gathered in the small hall of the 1950’s train and headed for the exit. The ride had took about an hour and even though the […]

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