Q: What is it? A: A truly classic Asian hotel on the east side of Chao Phraya river. Sleeping quarter for folks like Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, yours truly and Bryan Ferry. This hotel was my first glimpse of Thailand. A gentle driver in a long white coat, sporting a matching uniform cap the size [...]
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Q: What is it? A: A High Renaissance Tuscan villa that has been turned into a hotel, with ”frescoed ceilings, elaborate stucco work and colourful terrazzo floors” and a pretty unmotivated staff. Impressive. That’s the first word that comes to mind… While driving up the hill after having passed the manned gate, you can’t but [...]
Q: What is it? A: An amazingly cool bar and restaurant in Tokyo’s Meguro area. With an amazing staff. And, first and foremost, amazing food. Quite amazing! Higashi-Yama is simply the best Japanese food experience I’ve had. Ever. It started out with a five-star bar experience. Make no mistake; the folks tending the bar at [...]
Room #106 is one of the larger rooms in the Sigtuna Stadshotell. It’s actually a corner room, one of those you’ll get if you are willing to pay for a seaview. Left: The ”Lamino” chair. Designed by Yngve Ekström for Swedese in 1956, voted Swedish furniture piece of the century in 1999. In #106 it [...]
Q: What is it? A: Hands down, the best small hotel in Scandinavia, that’s what it is. Is there a hotel on the inside? From the outside it doesn’t exactly look like the quintessential hotel. First of all, it’s located in the Tivoli amusement park of Copenhagen. And the building from 1909 has a rather… [...]