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Feb 26, 14, 3:32 am
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I liked the previous name better, mainly because...

I liked the previous name better, mainly because it suited their train journeys ..
(BTW Belmond doesn't mean "beautiful world" in french, the word itself is not part of the french language)
Oct 31, 13, 2:43 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

As long as you enjoyed l'hotel du Parc Victoria,...

As long as you enjoyed l'hotel du Parc Victoria, it's fine :) . I like the private estate feel !
Oct 29, 13, 6:37 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

Construction work has just started this week at...

Construction work has just started this week at 30 Park Place in NYC for the new Four Seasons in Financial District(formerly called 99 Church Street). It's supposed to be 149 rooms + 161 FS residences
Oct 23, 13, 3:33 am
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Posted By vincentb89

halibahs wrote one. This should give you some...

halibahs wrote one. This should give you some info http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/luxury-hotels/1437154-luxury-downunder-ph-sydney-qualia-wolgan-valley-2.html
Oct 21, 13, 12:56 am
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Posted By vincentb89

+1 for the Hawaii Four Seasons properties....

+1 for the Hawaii Four Seasons properties. Preparing a family trip to Hawaii with the extended family for next summer, Hualalai is already booked but still pondering about visiting Lanai and waiting...
Oct 20, 13, 6:12 am
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Posted By vincentb89

Two choices in Lyon, though you certainly won"t...

Two choices in Lyon, though you certainly won"t find the same hotel quality that in Paris (no real 5 star, or Grande Dame in this city)
. Cour des Loges (excellent location in the "Old town", le...
Oct 14, 13, 6:03 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

If you're looking for a seaside hotel, l'hotel du...

If you're looking for a seaside hotel, l'hotel du Palais is the safest best (now Orient Express managed).
If looking for something less "stately" or quieter in terms of crowd (though at this time of...
Sep 27, 13, 4:51 am
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Posted By vincentb89

The Plaza Athénée is closing 1st October for a...

The Plaza Athénée is closing 1st October for a seven month renovation ( new ballroom, new meeting spaces and the addition of 15 new rooms). It's supposed to reopen early may 2014 and, same as Le...
Sep 18, 13, 3:25 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

The first asking price for Casa Casuarina, when...

The first asking price for Casa Casuarina, when listed officially (and through pocket listings) was $125 million. They got it for a third of the price through auction :)
Aug 27, 13, 3:31 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

+1 Location is really good (2 blocks from Via...

+1 Location is really good (2 blocks from Via Veneto and still in a really quiet area).
However, unless changing rooms categories with the refurb, entry level rooms are the smallest i've ever...
Aug 26, 13, 4:31 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

Sorry my post was not clear. In France, until a...

Sorry my post was not clear. In France, until a few months ago, the star ratings were, roughly, 1 to 4 star + the term palace (not an official qualification until the tourism association thing). So...
Aug 25, 13, 5:02 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

Basic rooms do not fit the standart but this...

Basic rooms do not fit the standart but this property has some really great suites. And the historical cachet may help reviewers go for the "luxury category", though i'd agree with you. It is a...
Aug 13, 13, 1:59 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

MO will give you a better room product. Pool...

MO will give you a better room product. Pool service at both hotels is well done by attendants.
If the room matters to you, choose the MO. If you intend on lounging at the pool / gambling at the...
Aug 12, 13, 3:56 am
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Views: 9,238
Posted By vincentb89

Can't wait for the Ritz to reopen. Their...

Can't wait for the Ritz to reopen. Their concierge staff was miles ahead of their competition in term of connections
Aug 11, 13, 6:55 am
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Posted By vincentb89

The Park Hyatt NYC has a new scheduled opening...

The Park Hyatt NYC has a new scheduled opening date in May 2014. The indoor swimming pool at the top of the hotel (not the top of the tower where condos are, still) should be stunning, covering 3...
Aug 11, 13, 6:40 am
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Posted By vincentb89

The owner doesn't want to invest in a refurb. A...

The owner doesn't want to invest in a refurb. A lot of companies have corporate rates with FS (global corporate rates) so they put their employees there. Location is excellent and service is also.
I...
Aug 10, 13, 1:08 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

Trump Soho is virtuoso so you'll get benefits....

Trump Soho is virtuoso so you'll get benefits. Hard product is really good room-wise, it's just the Trump style I can't get along with (Soho was my first and only experience of Trump hotels)....
Aug 9, 13, 3:36 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

Fregate Island in the Seychelles will now be...

Fregate Island in the Seychelles will now be managed by the Oetker family (Bristol Paris).
Aug 9, 13, 1:24 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

If you intend to spend the whole time laying on...

If you intend to spend the whole time laying on the beach, choose Amanusa. Beach service is excellent. But you'll miss the views of Amankila ...
Aug 8, 13, 6:44 pm
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Views: 4,093
Posted By vincentb89

The tag is pretty subjective. French Polynesia,...

The tag is pretty subjective. French Polynesia, the Seychelles and the Fidji islands seem closer to it :)
Aug 6, 13, 5:54 am
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Views: 4,059
Posted By vincentb89

Chedi all the way. Service is better. Shangri La...

Chedi all the way. Service is better. Shangri La is a 4 star hotel, and looks like a business hotel. Only advantage are the rates, which tend to be lower year round (though not your problem if both...
Aug 5, 13, 3:55 pm
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Views: 22,674
Posted By vincentb89

+1 If booking the FS take advantage of their...

+1
If booking the FS take advantage of their pick-up service. For a foreigner Tokyo station is hell and I've yet to encounter a single worker there speaking a word in English.
Jul 26, 13, 3:44 am
Replies: 232
Views: 38,867
Posted By vincentb89

For longer stays the RC Destination club also...

For longer stays the RC Destination club also provides a good option (and they offer great deals).
Jul 25, 13, 5:13 pm
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Views: 38,867
Posted By vincentb89

I think the RC is overlooked just because there's...

I think the RC is overlooked just because there's way better in town in term of room product (FS,MO,SR).
Jul 24, 13, 1:39 pm
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Posted By vincentb89

True. The location remark was more intended in...

True. The location remark was more intended in terms of hotel surroundings. It's in the financial district and you have only towers as proximate surroundings. The OP is going there with gf so maybe...
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