Mandarin Oriental Bodrum: sleek chic at the Turkish Riviera

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is located in the heart of the Turkish Riviera. Add to this two private beaches strewn with extra-soft white sand, four swimming pools, a three-level spa where signature treatments share space with famous local hammam, some of the best restaurants of the region and a team which is totally committed to delight and satisfy its guests. I visited this gem this summer and it will be a pleasure to share each detail of my amazing stay. Enjoy the ride!

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Bayerischer Hof: a world of its own in the heart of Munich

Independently owned Hotel Bayerischer Hof is without a doubt the king of Munich’s Grand Hotel scene. Once the spare palace where King Ludwig I entertained his royal guests, the property is today a city hub open to guests – and many celebrities – from all over the world: a city within a city, a world of its own in the heart of Munich. Enjoy the ride!

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Park Hyatt Vienna: luxury has never been so personal

Park Hyatt is my second home in Vienna! And I really take it serious. I was in Vienna a couple weeks ago and chose to stay at the property again, only to realize that Park Hyatt not only kept its high standards but got even better. It is a great pleasure to share with you the details of my stay at my favorite hotel in town. Enjoy the ride!

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7132 Hotel: architectural masterpiece in Vals, Switzerland

There is no other way I could start this blog post than by writing the word that better describes this trip: DREAM! It is with great pleasure that I will describe every detail of this amazing place and the fantastic days we spent in the Swiss Alps to celebrate Preferred Hotel’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy the ride!

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Beau-Rivage Palace: cultural heritage and modernity in Lausanne

Since 1861, Beau-Rivage Palace has been proving that tradition and innovation – just like cultural heritage and modernity – can complement each other very well. The property is synonym of Switzerland’s typically excellent hospitality and it was maybe the most amazing Grand Hotel I have ever visited. I admit that explaining its grandeur is a hard task. It will be a pleasure to share my impressions with you. Enjoy the ride!

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Six Senses Douro Valley: tranquility and romance in Portugal’s majestic wine region

Six Senses Douro Valley is located in a superbly renovated 19th-century Manor House set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley and the river below. A breathtaking spa, ultra modern rooms, suites and villas, fantastic restaurants, a wine library, swimming pools and an organic garden are but a few of the many features offered in this oasis right in the middle of the oldest wine region ever registered in the world. I spent some days in this paradise and it will be my pleasure to share every detail with you. Enjoy the ride!

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Palafitte: A hotel on the water in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Hôtel Palafitte is the only hotel built on stilts in Europe and I was very curious to see it since the first time I saw pictures of the property. I chose Palafitte for my first trip since I moved to Switzerland as me and my husband were in need of serious relaxation. I couldn’t be happier with my choice and I will tell you everything you have to know to enjoy this paradise. Enjoy the ride!

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The Betsy Hotel: timeless elegance in Miami South Beach

The Betsy was pretty much the last Georgian-style hotel to be built on Ocean Drive and was called The Betsy Ross at the time. “Unique” is the right word to describe the property and its pre-deco plantation style. The absence of pool parties, nightclubs and celebrity DJs makes The Betsy stand out from its attention-starved neighbour hotels and a recent renovation has turned it into one of the best choices in South Beach.

I was there one month ago and will describe in detail how it went.

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