A Haute Hideaway: Le Sereno, St Barths

It blends the Gallic glitz factor of St.-Tropez with the nonchalance-par-excellence of the Caribbean lifestyle. Rock royalty, actual royalty and captains of industry have been drawn there for decades, by its unique juxtaposition of white-sand beaches and haute luxury offerings (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Chopard and Bulgari are among the names you’ll see dotted along […]

A Storied Establishment: The Academy Hotel, Bloomsbury

Society? Dumbing down? Not in the British luxury hospitality realm, where literary-chic seems to be becoming ‘a thing’. Late last year, Cambridge’s University Arms hotel reopened after an £80m refurbishment with 12 suites named after Alfred Tennyson, Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin and other Cambridge alumni, their works taking pride of place in the rooms alongside […]

Robb Reader: Duncan Palmer

The Mandarin Oriental, The Savoy and The Langham Hotel groups are among the prominent names on the CV of a British hotelier who took his Midas Touch east, to The Murray Hotel, Hong Kong, the flagship of Niccolo Hotels, in June 2016. His mission? To transform The Murray Building – a government office in the […]

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