Q: What is it? A: A funky, flawless and very fine hotel at the corner of Mercer and Prince. Here we can all enjoy our 1.5 seconds of fame. You enter the Mercer lobby and every single person on the premises will discreetly look your way. Quick scan while trying to determine whether this schmuck is [...]
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Q: What is it? A: Modern. Streamlined. Luxurious. One of Bangkok’s very finest. But no matter how streamlined it is, I can’t but think that it’s lacking a little bit of… heart and soul. Let’s start with some fair and balanced reporting here… Several times while writing this, I’ve asked myself: How grumpy should I [...]
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 [...]
Q: What is it? A: The Grand Dame of Marrakech. A few years ago, this old lady had a nose job. Through the facelift he sadly lost much of her genuine grandeur. For that, I’m genuinely sorry. How about ”glittering”, ”opulent” and ”immaculate”? If you are looking for a hotel that seems to be permanently [...]
Q: What is it? A: Somebody put a palazzo built in the 15th century on a hilltop in Chianti furnished it with a lot of modern stuff and added a pool and an ambitious kitchen! You arrive at the villa and the first person you meet is… Dr. Evil? From a distance he may resemble [...]
Q: What is it? A: A very ambitious and very pleasant Italian high-end restaurant in Stockholm. An instant hit. D.O.C. – formerly known as Divino – is constantly rated very high among Swedish reviewers. That’s not hard to understand. Italian food has been a reason to avoid meatballs since the late 60s, and this restaurant delivers [...]