The Lanesborough Reopens

Luxurious London hotel The Lanesborough has re-opened following an extensive 18-month renovation project by late interior designer Alberto Pinto. The iconic property located moments from Knightsbridge, Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park was closed in December 2013 and stripped completely back to its shell for the refurbishment, which honours the Grade II-listed building’s architectural heritage as one … Continue reading

Now Open: Cheval Blanc Randheli

Cheval Blanc, the luxury boutique hotel arm of French conglomerate LVMH, has opened the new Cheval Blanc Randheli, one of the most anticipated new openings in the Maldives. Partnering celebrated designer Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects, the resort is a highly intimate, yet dynamic, contemporary and lively 45-villa haven on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll located 40 … Continue reading

France Awards Exclusive Palace Ratings To Eight Hotels

France’s Ministry of Tourism has awarded 8 hotels with the coveted and exclusive “Palace” distinction, an official classification above 5 stars recognizing French-style excellence as judged by a 10-person panel of personalities from the fields of hospitality, architecture and design, literature, film and television, science and business. 4 Parisian hotels (Hotel Le Bristol, Le Meurice, … Continue reading