When you’re always on the move and used to staying in hotels, they can sometimes begin to lose their WOW factor. Or, you may find yourself opting for the same properties you always go for—which is great, but not all that adventurous. ... Read More
From Hilton Malta’s floor-to-ceiling windows in their main lobby, guests can view out onto the azure blue waters of the property’s swimming pools and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Such an image captures the grandiose nature of this 410-room, five-star hotel located at the end of a cul-de-sac in Portomaso, a waterfront development in St. Julians. It’s no wonder that Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their entire entourage took over an entire floor of the hotel last year while filming the upcoming feature By the Sea.... Read More
With the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 having aired this past Sunday, we have been daydreaming about castles, palaces and royalty all week. And, since Americans have a never-ending fascination with British kings and queens, it got us wondering what it’d be like to rent out a palace on our next vacation. ... Read More
Thailand will soon be ringing in the New Year with its annual Songkran festival from April 13 to 15. Instead of pouring Champagne, the decades-old Thai tradition is to pour water on one another, pets and even the local elephant population, to symbolize the washing away of bad luck, spirits and habits. ... Read More
From the broad executive room balconies of the Corinthia St. George’s Bay Hotel, the sandstone-colored walls of Malta’s historic medieval buildings stand clear across the inlet, as boats meander back and forth on the Mediterranean Sea. In terms of location, the five-star, 249-room hotel, could not be more strategically situated.... Read More
It’s an ideal time to jet to Indonesia. Just this March, the country waived its tourist visa requirement for 30 countries, with the US, Japan, and Canada making the list. Indonesia, a dazzling country of 17,000 islands filled with komodo dragons, wild orangutans, and 17 percent of the world’s coral reefs, is now preparing for the influx of additional tourists. Although, 10 million visited last year alone, including me. Tourist visa stipulation or not, the country is on the list of most desirable global destinations, as I recently discovered.... Read More
Luxury hotels typically pull out all the stops when it comes to designing their property, deciding on which furnishings to use and what amenities to provide. But those looking to set themselves apart go even farther by hiring fashion designers to create their runway-style staff uniforms. ... Read More
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