Masters of Luxury Hospitality

The landmark Al Habtoor City, a fully integrated urban resort development on the banks of the upcoming Dubai Water Canal, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, is minutes away from main attractions such as Burj Khalifa, beach side attractions and The Dubai Mall. The Hotel Collection at Al Habtoor City will be The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City providing guests with unique lifestyle experiences and diverse culinary venues to choose from. The St. Regis Dubai The already opened St. Regis Dubai offers extravagant luxury and exclusivity. The spectacular hotel has … Continue reading Masters of Luxury Hospitality

Breathtaking Views: Hassler Roma

One of the most insightful encounters I had recently was with the team from Hassler Roma. Set atop the Spanish Steps and featuring a panoramic view of the entire city, the Hassler Roma is owned by President and Managing Director Roberto E. Wirth, fifth generation of a famous Swiss hotelier dynasty. Hospitality is in the DNA of the owners. For more than a century, the Hassler Roma continues its legacy as Rome’s five-star lodging of choice for the world’s elite and discerning travelers. Its rooms and suites, its terraces and its 1 starred Michelin panoramic restaurant offer the most breathtaking … Continue reading Breathtaking Views: Hassler Roma

Enjoy Istanbul during a stopover

With more and more travellers flying with Turkish Airlines these day, Istanbul is often a stopover but instead of staying at the airport, I suggest taking some time out to enjoy this vibrant city where the East meets the West and every street corner is a delight to the senses. If Turkey is your destination, then you are in for a treat. From mouth-watering delicacies, historic monuments and traditional bazaars, Istanbul has something to offer to travellers of all ages. I go to Istanbul regularly, often a few times a year and often start my excursion from the historic Sultanahmet … Continue reading Enjoy Istanbul during a stopover

‘Fragrant Nature’

Fragrant Nature, the creator of premium lifestyle hospitality experiences in Kerala recently showcased three exceptional hotels and resorts in Kerala at the Arabian Travel Market. The award-winning hospitality operator has also strengthened its new ‘Kerala Golden Trio’ package, especially for visitors from the GCC region, promising them three authentic lifestyle experiences just in time for summer. Fragrant Nature has three resorts in Kerala in Fort Kochi, Munnar and Kollam. Each resort has a unique architecture and an unmatched choice of lifestyle amenities. Fragrant Nature Backwater Resort & Ayurveda Spa in Paravur, Kollam, stands out for its location by the pristine … Continue reading ‘Fragrant Nature’

Incredible Iguazu: A stay at Mercure Iguazu

A few months ago, we ventured to Argentina to get up, close and personal with the famed Iguazu Falls and while there were some great hotels closer to the natural attractions, I spent my nights in Mercure Iguazu surrounded by nature. The hotel is located in the middle of a natural reserve and built with natural wood and stone that blends in with nature and offers guests a warm ambience. The best part of my stay was a relaxing massage at the spa and relaxation time by the infinity pool surrounded by a forest after a long day at the … Continue reading Incredible Iguazu: A stay at Mercure Iguazu