the pool at the Bulgari London

best bed:The Bulgari Hotel London, London, UK

Understated elegance defines the Bulgari Hotel London. The design harks back to the company’s jewelry making roots with lots of silver throughout. Carefully coupled with curved walnut walls and dark leather furniture, it never crosses the line into tacky.  Most…

The Mayfair Townhouse

best bed: The Mayfair Townhouse, London, UK

Filled with cheeky charm, The Mayfair Townhouse is the new kid on London’s luxury hotel block. Luckily, the team behind is anything but inexperienced. They also own the oh so renowned Cliveden House and Chewton Glen. Iconic Luxury Group has…

Hotel Amigo, Brussels

best bed: Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Belgium

It is hard to imagine a more perfect location. The Hotel Amigo is only steps (like 20) from Brussels’ most famous square, the Grand Place. The site of the hotel has huge history. The home of a wealthy merchant, it…

La Reserve Eden au Lac

best bed: La Reserve Eden au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland

Philippe Starck calls the Eden au Lac his ‘imaginary yacht club’. The classic Belle Epoque exterior was built in 1909. It is beautiful; classified as a cultural monument. A Zurich landmark noted for its views over the lake. The ‘new’…

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…

best bed: Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lugano, Switzerland

I grabbed a taxi at the Lugano train station for the crazy drive up a switchback road to reach the Villa Principe Leopoldo. Everyone else seemed to arrive in a Lamborghini, Porsche or Ferrari.  Suspect their drive was more exciting though…

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