The Grand Hotel Majestic, Bologna

best bed: The Grand Hotel Majestic, Bologna, Italy

Dream location meets amazing history at  the Grand Majestic, Bologna’s only five star property. Local born, Pope-to-be Benedict XIV built this 18th century palazzo as a seminary. It sits atop an old Roman road. In basement, near the loo, you can still…

the balcony of the Blackcomb Suite, Four Seasons Resort & Residence, Whistler

best bed: Four Seasons Resort & Residences, Whistler, Canada

When John and I first married we aspired that all our homes would be as comfortable as a Four Seasons Hotel. My recent stay at the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler reminded me of just what a worthy goal this was!…

best bed: Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

It is easy to see why the Beau-Rivage Palace was one of Coco Chanel’s favorites. The hotel and her clothes share an easy glamour, as does the town.  Lausanne opened its railway station in 1856; tourists followed. The Beau-Rivage opened in…

the lobby bar at De L'Europe

best bed: De L’Europe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

She may be the Grande Dame but there is nothing stuffy about  the iconic  De L’Europe. The hotel is build right along the original embankment wall of the Amstel River in the centre of the historic district, walking distance to…

the presidential suite at the St Regis Florence

best bed: The St. Regis, Florence, Italy

The history of the St Regis mirrors the history of Florence. It was originally built in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi, the same guy who designed the Duomo, to be the home of the Giuntini Family. Vasari loved the house and…

The Hassler Hotel Lobby

best bed: The Hassler, Rome, Italy

No wonder Audrey Hepburn used to stay here. The Hassler exudes the same classic elegance she was renowned for. Situated at the top of the Spanish Steps it has the best location and the best views in Rome.  And now…

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