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Three luxury hotels in… Monte Carlo

With all eyes on Monaco this weekend for the Grand Prix, we take a tour of three of Monte Carlo’s most glamorous places to stay… Fairmont Monte Carlo This luxury four-star resort occupies a prime spot - overlooking the famed Fairmont hair-pin bend, one of the most dramatic elements of the Monaco’s Grand Prix circuit. Rooms come with balconies, so those towards the front offer prime views of all the action. The Fairmont Monte Carlo is also one of the largest in Europe,...

Experience this.. horse-riding through Hyde Park

Check in to the Baglioni London for a touch of classic Italian style in the very heart of the capital. This contemporary London property, which overlooks Kensington Gardens and leads on to Hyde Park, is the very embodiment of old-school Italian glamour and offers a striking backdrop for travellers looking to explore London’s royal parks. And what better way to discover Hyde Park in the build up to Royal Ascot and the racing calendar, than on horseback itself. The hotel’s...

Checking in… The Grand Hotel Stockholm

Martin Luther King, Princess Grace and Prince Rainier of Monaco and Greta Garbo have a shared Swedish secret – they have all stayed at the country’s timeless grande dame, The Grand Hotel Stockholm. The city’s five-star offering, situated along the waterfront, overlooking the Royal Palace and the old town of Gamla Stan, has welcomed guests since 1874. Take a pick from the accommodation offering which includes superior rooms featuring contemporary work stations, plus the large and stylishly appointed suites with parlour...

60 seconds with… Ras Al Khaimah’s Haitham Mattar

We chat to Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) about putting this year's inVOYAGE host destination on the map, and why RAK is fast emerging as a strong contender for meetings and incentives. Can you tell us a little about your background and what your role at RAK TDA involves?I was appointed CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority in May 2015 to drive the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah by positioning the...

60 seconds with… Italia Connection’s David Vogel

bty Italia Connection Executive Vice President David Vogel on where's hot for meetings and incentives in Italy, the most popular venues and his dream itinerary. Which destinations in Italy are most popular for meetings and incentives?For large meetings, we find it tends to be Rome, Milan or Turin because of the size of the meeting space available. But Sorrento and Venice and Florence are also popular for smaller meetings. On the incentive side, we have seen a really high demand for the...

5 of London’s finest Royal Suites

As Royal Wedding fever heightens ahead of the Big Day this weekend when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle, we take a tour of some of the plushest royal suites in London’s finest luxury hotels. The Royal Suite at The Savoy London The jewel in The Savoy’s crown of suites comprises an open-plan procession of rooms spanning the entire riverside of the fifth floor, with a Savoy butler on hand 24/7 to ensure guests’ every whim is catered for. Guests are afforded...

Experience This… Serengeti Explorer Camp

A trip to Tanzania and the Serengeti National Park with Green Route Africa offers travellers the ultimate game viewing experience, and a privileged vista for witnessing the wildlife during migration. Over a million white-bearded wildebeest migrate from Kenya’s Maasai Mara to the Serengeti and from mid-December to the end of March, guests can head to the Ndutu region to experience the wonders of the calving season. From June until the end of October, the camp relocates over to the Lobo area,...

Marriott’s Moxy brand takes Chicago

Marriott International has debuted its Moxy brand in the Windy City, taking its US tally to seven. The Moxy Chicago has opened in the River North neighbourhood, bringing its signature playful style to the city, in a contemporary property boasting 156 rooms. The sleek, tech-enabled rooms feature smart televisions and motion-sensor lighting, while the communal spaces bring a touch of industrial-chic to the hotel, with modern and vintage inspired furnishings. The place to see and be seen is Bar Moxy, the social heartbeat...

Four Seasons breaks ground in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Partners has announced the development of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, set along the Atlantic Ocean and featuring 90 private residences and 130 guest rooms. Designers of the 22-storey beachfront resort will dedicate a third of its footprint to green space, with palm trees and native plants across the ground floor and oceanfront pool deck. On the third floor, the terrace features luxury cabanas, a Four Seasons spa and fitness centre plus an all-day restaurant, pool bar and...