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best bed: Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, Brussels, Belgium

A Belgian grande dame, the Wiltcher’s first opened in 1913. It was, and still is, the most elegant hotel. Named after the first man in charge, English hotelier Sidney Wiltcher, the hotel  is a wonderful art nouveau palace,. While the stunning…

The Goring Hotel

best bed: The Goring, London, UK

Traditional English glam with a huge dose of humour, The Goring is a surprise and a gem. I knew it was going to be nice. Kate Middleton and her family were based here in the lead up to her wedding…

paris tips…from my column in iconic concierge magazine

Ah! Paris!… Where dreams play out, chic women reign, fabulous restaurants tempt and incredible shopping abounds.  The city is home to the most visited museum in the world (the Louvre) the most Michelin stars (over 70) and only one stop…

stayPineapple Chicago

best bed: StayPineapple Chicago, Chicago, USA

Housed in the wonderful historic Reliance Building,  StayPineapple Chicago is a terrific new discovery in the windy city. Not too expensive; loaded with style and humor. They have successfully built a hotel within a National Historic Landmark. The Reliance Building…

best bed: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, Paris , France

Behind the classic Haussmann-era façade is an art packed oasis of urban chic. Rather than trying to mimic a historical era, the Park Hyatt decided to focus on the contemporary. The hotel is hidden behind the meticulously restored listed facades…