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Oct 17, 19, 3:39 am
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Posted By TheBrownPrince

Please see my earlier review of Capella Ubud from...

Please see my earlier review of Capella Ubud from this thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxury-hotels-travel/1805424-new-2017-capella-ubud-bali-indonesia.html

With the benefit of time (both...
Sep 29, 19, 12:36 am
Replies: 47
Views: 9,130
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I've tried the Carlton in Cannes and the Amstel...

I've tried the Carlton in Cannes and the Amstel in Amsterdam, albeit almost a decade ago. Both qualified as luxury in my opinion.
Jul 18, 19, 2:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,929
Posted By TheBrownPrince

With regards to Capella Sanya, I was planning to...

With regards to Capella Sanya, I was planning to answer here but came up with a mini-review instead.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxury-hotels-travel/1978567-capella-sanya.html#post31315909
Jul 18, 19, 2:17 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,575
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Capella Sanya, Hainan, China

After my fantastic stay at the Capella in Ubud, I was eager to give the one in Sanya a try. I went in early May. My stay was phenomenal, possibly my nicest resort break.
The service was personalized...
Feb 2, 19, 4:27 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,686
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I do not see that as being too far off. I'm...

I do not see that as being too far off. I'm curious if other denizens of this forum also watch these walkthroughs of luxury hotels on Youtube. I personally enjoy them as they give me a much better...
Dec 26, 18, 6:36 am
Replies: 590
Views: 88,601
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Aman really is everywhere these days. I am very...

Aman really is everywhere these days. I am very often surprised now at the number of people I encounter who've heard of the brand. The aspirational thrust has certainly worked (as it appears to be...
Dec 23, 18, 11:03 am
Replies: 21
Views: 8,971
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Wow! I never knew that. Thanks for this Kage. :-)...

Wow! I never knew that. Thanks for this Kage. :-)
However, I still think it will pose a challenge for the target market to disambiguate/distinguish between the VSOE and this new hotel brand.
Dec 22, 18, 9:37 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 8,971
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Perhaps this was addressed in another thread but...

Perhaps this was addressed in another thread but I'm confused. Why is ACCOR harping on the Orient Express train and its clientèle of legend whilst LVMH (Belmond) is still running trains that claim...
Nov 6, 18, 7:14 am
Replies: 176
Views: 26,216
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I had to Google Bognor Regis to find out what it...

I had to Google Bognor Regis to find out what it was. Love your sense of humor MacMyDay. Always a pleasure to read your posts and reviews :-)
Nov 6, 18, 7:03 am
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Views: 88,601
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Hi Ridefar, I never felt any sense of danger...

Hi Ridefar,

I never felt any sense of danger when I did the slum tour. Amongst the group were Australians and Europeans. They found it comfortable as well. Just stick with the guide. The locals...
Nov 5, 18, 6:07 am
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Views: 88,601
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I have to respectfully but strongly disagree with...

I have to respectfully but strongly disagree with the people who claim Manila has nothing to offer. Culturally speaking, the Philippines, (with Manila being its cosmopolitan hub) is unique as it is...
Nov 4, 18, 11:29 am
Replies: 176
Views: 26,216
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I wonder if, at some point, some luxury hotels...

I wonder if, at some point, some luxury hotels will purposely not make their properties and experiences instagrammable in order to attract those who want to dissociate from the social media crowd....
Oct 30, 18, 1:48 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,210
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I've stayed at both the Goldener Hirsch and the...

I've stayed at both the Goldener Hirsch and the Sacher in the past (around 5 years ago). GH was slightly more charming with its traditional decor but I found the food, service, and location of the...
Oct 26, 18, 12:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By TheBrownPrince

This has all been very useful. Thank you very...

This has all been very useful. Thank you very much!
Oct 25, 18, 12:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Thanks for everyone's inputs. How have I not...

Thanks for everyone's inputs. How have I not heard of Qasr al Sarab before? It's absolutely gorgeous!
Oct 24, 18, 8:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,106
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Dubai Desert Camps

Could someone more familiar with the following options be able to tell me...

Which of the three provides the best experience?
Which of the three gives the best value? Ritz (paid) is half the...
Oct 22, 18, 2:03 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Unless they've changed the rules (from 2017) one...

Unless they've changed the rules (from 2017) one does not need to be a member to participate in the deals and auctions. The only thing you need is a profile on their website so that you can log-in....
Oct 13, 18, 11:45 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I stayed at Hotel Copernicus when I was there a...

I stayed at Hotel Copernicus when I was there a couple of years back. It's a member of Relais & Chateaux. Standards were met in my opinion :-)
https://copernicus.hotel.com.pl/en/...
Oct 8, 18, 5:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By TheBrownPrince

As One&Only begins adding remote "nature resorts"...

As One&Only begins adding remote "nature resorts" into their portfolio, do you guys feel they'll be able raise their game in terms of service and a personalized experience? At least on the website,...
Sep 28, 18, 12:50 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,078
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I've no experience with Rosewood but would like...

I've no experience with Rosewood but would like to give an observation about Belmond. I've stayed at around 8 of their properties in 5 different continents since their Orient Express days. In...
Sep 26, 18, 1:22 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 8,270
Posted By TheBrownPrince

The Mandapa Ritz Reserve definitely has TOTO...

The Mandapa Ritz Reserve definitely has TOTO (complete features including dryer and personalised settings for 2 people).
Sep 26, 18, 3:17 am
Replies: 176
Views: 26,216
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Is anyone else being bombarded with images from...

Is anyone else being bombarded with images from the Shangri-La Hotels "You deserve..." ad campaign? Talk about being too real and literal with aspirational marketing.
I thought the illusion was for...
Sep 21, 18, 10:47 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Oetker's Masterpiece Estates

Oetker has just launched an all-inclusive estate rental program with three properties in its portfolio at the moment. I wonder how this will fair.
...
Sep 21, 18, 12:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 7,880
Posted By TheBrownPrince

Here are some photos that I took. I stayed at the...

Here are some photos that I took. I stayed at the Toy Maker's Tent which is the closest to reception. I loved it....
Sep 19, 18, 7:33 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,880
Posted By TheBrownPrince

I have just returned from a stay at this property...

I have just returned from a stay at this property and am on a high from the incredible experience. The hard product was of the highest quality and the soft product was up there with the best that...
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