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 Bellevue Palace, Bern

best bed: The Bellevue Palace, Bern, Switzerland

  Belle view indeed!! This is one hotel that truly lives up to its name. The views are extraordinary!! Not surprising given the hotel’s prime location right next to the Federal Palace, Switzerland’s Parliament building. In 1848 Bern was chosen…

best bed: The Beau-Rivage Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

There is so much history packed into the one glamourous package that is the Beau-Rivage Geneva. This luxury hotel was first opened in 1865 and 5 generations later is still owned by the same family. In 1873 it was the…

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…

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