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Old Feb 6, 19, 12:32 am
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I spent NYE at Ai Cavalieri in Venice, which friends had reserved. It was small and luxurious with great service and I would definitely go back. Venice that time of year is magical. Our friends moved on to Gritti Palace and really loved it.

Lydmar Stockholm last week was solid - I think still the best in the centre of the city.

I walked past Iniala in Malta this week and they are definitely making progress, but still a long way off opening. 20C and bright sunshine in early February was a real contrast to frigid London and Stockholm.

End of next week a 2 week trip to KK Beach outside Galle in Sri Lanka, will drop in to Galla but wasn’t particularly driven to stay there again. Then a one bedroom villa at Como Cocoa Island - can’t wait.

So far have only booked Hotel Sezz Saint Tropez in the Summer.

Happy travels everyone!
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Old Feb 6, 19, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by Londonjetsetter View Post
I spent NYE at Ai Cavalieri in Venice, which friends had reserved. It was small and luxurious with great service and I would definitely go back. Venice that time of year is magical. Our friends moved on to Gritti Palace and really loved it.

Lydmar Stockholm last week was solid - I think still the best in the centre of the city.

I walked past Iniala in Malta this week and they are definitely making progress, but still a long way off opening. 20C and bright sunshine in early February was a real contrast to frigid London and Stockholm.

End of next week a 2 week trip to KK Beach outside Galle in Sri Lanka, will drop in to Galla but wasn’t particularly driven to stay there again. Then a one bedroom villa at Como Cocoa Island - can’t wait.

So far have only booked Hotel Sezz Saint Tropez in the Summer.

Happy travels everyone!
Perhaps see you at Galla ?

Enjoy !
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Old Feb 6, 19, 2:01 am
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Perhaps see you at Galla ?

Enjoy !
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Old Feb 6, 19, 7:27 am
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just got back from a long trip. Would rate those hotels:

JW Marriott Hong Kong: B-
Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui: A-
Peninsula Bangkok: B+
Intercon OR Tambo: B+ (for an airport hotel)
Kempinski Accra: B
Omali Sao Tome: B+
The Strand, Swakopmund: A-
Little Kulala: A
Hilton Windhoek: F
Le Mount Stephen, Montreal: A-

Upcoming
Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Grand Hotel, Stockholm
Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
*non luxury hotel interlude*
Palazzo Belmonte, Santa Maria di Castellabate
La Pinetta, Acciarolli
Sofitel, Algiers
W West Beverly Hills
Gran Melia Fenix, Madrid
Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
Hotel Kamp, Helsinki
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Old Feb 6, 19, 8:32 pm
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I stayed at Le Mount Stephen last week (completing a week long stay at Auberge Saint Antoine in Quebec City as I type). The original part of the hotel is old school chic & sexy. Very “Eyes Wide Shut” then you enter the reception and part of the building where the rooms are and it’s Las Vegas kitsch and dental office lighting. I did think bathrooms were of nice size, shower was good but Swarovski (or whatever those stones are?) crystals on the sink hardware and “Enter the Void” type of lighting in the shower???

Restaurant & bar were good. Staff & service - eh, meh but I guess they’re trying.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 8:54 pm
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I stayed at Le Mount Stephen last week (completing a week long stay at Auberge Saint Antoine in Quebec City as I type). The original part of the hotel is old school chic & sexy. Very “Eyes Wide Shut” then you enter the reception and part of the building where the rooms are and it’s Las Vegas kitsch and dental office lighting. I did think bathrooms were of nice size, shower was good but Swarovski (or whatever those stones are?) crystals on the sink hardware and “Enter the Void” type of lighting in the shower???

Restaurant & bar were good. Staff & service - eh, meh but I guess they’re trying.
I agree that the style of the lobby and the rooms was a WILD departure from the old school style of the entry and bar (which was great). I liked the modern finishes in the room and the huge bathtub.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 7:43 am
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We have already booked an exciting year thanks to the inspiration and the experience in the forum. Happy to share reviews after stays :-)
(As a not very active however regular visitor of the forum, could not reactivate my old account and have just opened a new account following to instagram. Seems definitely I need to login and participate more frequently.;-)

February:
- Gran Melia Palacio los Duques - Madrid
- Belmod Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
- Cliveden House
March:
- Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest
April:
- Il San Pietro di Positano
- Belmond Caruso
June:
- Paris for Roland Garros finals (tbd due to prices)
- Grand Hotel Tremezzo
- Villa d'Este
August:
- Seaside Residencia Gran Canaria like every year
December festive season:
- Miami (tbd)
- Belmond Cap Juluca
- Le Toiny St.Barth
- Tambo del Inka Sacred Valley
- Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
- Inkaterra Machu Picchu
- Belmond Hiram Bingham train
- Belmond Miraflores Lima
- Four Seasons Bogota Casa Medina
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Old Feb 19, 19, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by faustthetraveller View Post
We have already booked an exciting year thanks to the inspiration and the experience in the forum. Happy to share reviews after stays :-)
(As a not very active however regular visitor of the forum, could not reactivate my old account and have just opened a new account following to instagram. Seems definitely I need to login and participate more frequently.;-)

February:
- Gran Melia Palacio los Duques - Madrid
- Belmod Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
- Cliveden House
March:
- Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest
April:
- Il San Pietro di Positano
- Belmond Caruso
June:
- Paris for Roland Garros finals (tbd due to prices)
- Grand Hotel Tremezzo
- Villa d'Este
August:
- Seaside Residencia Gran Canaria like every year
December festive season:
- Miami (tbd)
- Belmond Cap Juluca
- Le Toiny St.Barth
- Tambo del Inka Sacred Valley
- Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
- Inkaterra Machu Picchu
- Belmond Hiram Bingham train
- Belmond Miraflores Lima
- Four Seasons Bogota Casa Medina

Great trips and love all the choices! For Miami, I'd suggest/vote on Four Seasons Surfside
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Old Feb 19, 19, 8:09 am
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The Langham Chicago in April.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 8:49 am
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March:
Baccarat NYC
Rosewood Hong Kong

April:
Four Seasons Palm Beach

June:
Park Hotel Vitznau
Alpina Gstaad

July:
Four Seasons Surfside
or Four Seasons Lanai and Hualalai
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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:18 am
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March -- a week at Casa Que Canta in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, oceanfront master pool suite

May -- a week at Cap Juluca on Anguilla, beachfront one-bedroom pool suite

July -- 12-day Windstar Alaska cruise cruise, Vancouver to Seward via the Inland Passage, owners suite, accompanied by friends!

Hoping to book something in September/October but our traveling days are numbered in short terms as Jim's decline accelerates.

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Old Feb 22, 19, 8:55 am
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our traveling days are numbered in short terms as Jim's decline accelerates.
This makes me sad, KatW. You're an inspiration in how you have kept traveling, adapting to Jim's requirements. I really respect you for all that you have done with good grace.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:35 pm
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Just booked 6 nights at Kudadoo Private Island via DavidO for mid August. Initial reviews look incredible, but fingers crossed as always! Spending 4 nights in Singapore on the way there and 1 in Hong Kong on the way home. Thinking about booking a personality suite at the refurbished Raffles in Singapore, but a bit apprehensive given the hotel is only supposed to re-open 2 weeks prior to our trip! Anyone's thoughts or critique would be welcome!
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Old Feb 22, 19, 7:34 pm
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Appreciate your kind words, SanDiego1K. It's quite the adventure Jim and I are on.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 12:58 pm
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our traveling days are numbered in short terms as Jim's decline accelerates.
Very sad
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