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 […]

History, Modernity, Harmony: The Lygon Arms, Broadway

Oliver Cromwell, Charlies I, John Wayne, Dustin Hoffman, Prince Philip and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have all scribbled their names into the guest book of this old coaching inn – one that makes a fitting focal point for the Cotswolds village of Broadway: and these diverse characters would all have visited very different iterations […]

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