Luxury Travel & Leisure Writer | World Itineraries
Seafront Comfort at Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa
With its vastness, high ceiling and dramatic splashes of color, walking into the lobby of Le Regina Hotel & Spa on the Biarritz seafront is like being at the Venice Carnival or stepping on to...
Barcelona: Guide to the Spirited Catalan Capital
With collective fondness for their most creative architect, Antoni Gaudí, Catalans often say their regional capital abounds in ‘gaudir, and indeed there is little doubt ...
Hilton Amsterdam: Quiet and Lively, Best of Both Worlds
Imagine my surprise upon entering the lobby of the Hilton Amsterdam one evening to find all the lights out and only candles illuminating everything. An electricity failure in such a lovely 5-star ...
Modern Luxury Within an Ancient Barcelona Building
To borrow the words of Wartime British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, El Palauet Living in Barcelona is "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." No-one seems to know exactly ...
Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam: Canal-side Historic Property With a Twist
With its launch just two months ago, the partially refurbished Hotel Pulitzer has become Amsterdam’s latest five-star offering...
Experiencing the 2-Year-Old Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Moroccan King Mohammed VI arrived at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam on the same day I was departing, an indication of the level of clientele the property caters to. Once a collection of six patrician ...
Supreme Service and Ambience at Barcelona’s Hotel Arts
A hotel that displays more than a thousand flowers throughout its rooms for guests to enjoy deserves strong credit, a hotel that changes those thousand flowers every single week deserves the highest ...
Emerging Talent and 19th-Century Artists Lend Life to Amsterdam's Conservatorium
Boasting 129 rooms on eight floors, Amsterdam’s Conservatorium hotel sits inside the former Rijkspostspaarbank (Dutch savings bank) which turned into the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music in 1983...
Five Restaurants in Nice You Should Visit
With ratatouille originating in Nice (from ‘touiller’ meaning ‘to toss food’) and a campaign for Niçoise cuisine to gain UNESCO ‘intangible heritage’ status ...
About Sean Hillen
Sean Hillen has been an international journalist and editor for almost 40 years and is also a published author. His latest book is a high-end contemporary fiction novel, Pretty Ugly - a thrilling, intriguing ride through the murky undercurrent of corporate and political machinations bridging the complex worlds of medicine, media and modeling. http://www.seanhillenauthor.com/ His experience spans several continents - in Ireland, for the national daily, The Irish Times in England, as foreign correspondent for The Times and Daily Telegraph. In the US, Sean worked at the United Nations Media Center in New York, Scripps Howard Broadcasting and regional newspaper, The Kansas City Times. His writing has also appeared in publications such as Time magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Sean's imaginative travel book, Digging for Dracula examines fact and fiction about the world's most infamous vampire and was published on the centennial anniversary of Bram Stoker's Gothic novel.