The so called Japanese courtyard at the Sanctuary SoBe. At the far end of it, there was an elevator with a malfunctioning door. It was apparently sentenced to death by opening and closing. Because it did so when I arrived and it still did so when I checked out. The concept sounded foolproof. It wasn’t. [...]
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Q: What is it? A: Possibly the most successful collaboration between Ian Schrager and Philippe Starck. The big names flocked here in 1995 and they still do, if only to f_ck Matt Damon*. It’s certainly not new. No, it’s not new. No, it’s not the hottest spot in South Beach anymore. But it has been [...]
Q: What is it? A: A rather relaxed place to stay on Ocean Drive. I’ve been a guest here numerous times, most notably on New Year’s Eve 1999, a party themed as an after-ski event. Where did the room go? The first time I stayed at this hotel, I slept in a room called ”Jesus [...]
Q: What is it? A: One of the world’s finest safari lodges located where you will find the world’s highest concentration of leopards. Renovated in 2010. Voted Zambia’s best park in 2009. Guide skills: Neil, a seasoned traveller and bird-watcher is sitting in the backseat, spotting rare birds while we’re driving at about 50 km/h [...]
Seriously, this is a pearl. The hotel logo is a big comfy couch and that’s just about the feeling you get. It’s charming, homely and it’s the opposite of nutty, space-age design. The pearl is located in South Kensington and chances are you’ll pass it, without even noticing that it’s there. This is either good [...]