St. Regis – Macao, China

For my first visit to China’s island playground, I couldn’t have chosen a better introduction than the St. Regis Macao. My love for the St. Regis brand is well known, and this new addition to their portfolio delivers on everything you expect from the iconic luxury stable. Situated in what felt like the perfect location on the new Cotai strip, the St. Regis is easily… Read More

Coco Bodu Hithi – Maldives

Having heard the name many times over the years, it was an understatement to say I was excited to see what Coco Bodu Hithi has to offer. Located just a 45 minute speedboat away from Male, the journey to relaxation couldn’t be easier (and you’ll save on those hefty seaplane costs too). There’s plenty of choice when it comes to room type at Coco Bodu… Read More

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu – Maldives

Having spent most of my life in New Zealand, I’ve experienced many resorts islands in the South Pacific and French Polynesia. Bora Bora, Rarotonga, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu – you name it, if it has a lagoon and a palm tree or two, I’ve been there. The charm of these properties lies in their natural beauty, laid-back island style and ability to showcase an authentic aspect… Read More

Fairmont – Fujairah, UAE

It’s fair to say that the Fairmont brand has quite the reputation. A very good one, that is. Given this excellent reputation, it’s also fair to say that when you arrive at the new Fairmont Fujairah, you might temporarily think you’re lost. I certainly did. A quick check of the GPS told me we were, in fact, at the brand new Fairmont, but you’d… Read More

+ St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort Review

St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort – The Maldives

The Maldives. It’s a destination that doesn’t need much introduction, an island paradise that holiday dreams are made of. Turquoise seas, white sand…the playground of the rich and famous and happy honeymooners. The St. Regis is the newest arrival in what may be the world’s most luxurious island playground. When nature offers up such a splendid canvas, it’s no mean feat for a resort to… Read More

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island – Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

If you’re looking for a unique escape that feels a world away but is still quintessentially U.A.E, look no further than Anantara’s five-star Sir Bani Yas Island resort and villas. A salt dome island situated 8km off the Abu Dhabi coastline (but 250km from Abu Dhabi Airport), Sir Bani Yas was originally established in 1971 by the late ruler and founder of the United… Read More

+ The W Hotel Bangkok Review

The W Hotel – Bangkok, Thailand

Ok, so the W is a brand we know (mostly) what to expect of – bright colours, reflective surfaces, interesting art, rooms named after superlatives. The W Bangkok doesn’t disappoint on any of those fronts. The colour du jour at W BKK is royal purple, and the theme is Muay-Thai-gone-clubbing. Think giant sequined boxing gloves adorning the beds (which read appropriately, ‘Lights’ and ‘Out’), fighting… Read More

+ Desert Palm Per Aquum Dubai Boutique Luxury Hotel Review Book

Desert Palm PER AQUUM – Dubai

Whether you’re looking for a staycation break away from Dubai without a long drive, or you’re an international visitor looking for something a little different away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Desert Palm PER AQUUM is a great choice. Set on verdant polo fields just 30 minutes from downtown Dubai, the serenity of Desert Palm makes you feel a world away –… Read More

+ Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Jordan Hotel Review

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea – Sweimeh, Jordan

Let’s face it – the Dead Sea is a total bucket list destination – but after visiting the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, I think it deserves more than one visit in a lifetime. I chose the Kempinski due to it’s top ranking on HotelsCombined.ae (I like to start my search by ranking options from the highest guest rating to the lowest) – with an 8.9… Read More


The Surrey – Upper East Side, NYC

With accolades piling up on it’s doorstep, The Surrey was an easy choice when I popped to the Big Apple to attend The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. It’s New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel, delivering Upper East Side chic in spades. It’s also a haven for some rather cool art – so if that tickles your fancy, you’ll find plenty to peruse… Read More


Waldorf Astoria – Ras Al Khaimah

Whether you’re a looking to escape the summer heat, get some R&R or explore the other Emirates, Ras al Khaimah is a top choice. Just over an hour from Dubai, the isolated location of the seaside resorts means you can just put your feet up and have a guilt free getaway. A spur of the moment decision to get away for a quick staycation lead… Read More


The Siam – Bangkok, Thailand

Nestled on the Chao Praya riverside away from the hustle and bustle of the Bangkok central shopping and business district, The Siam is the perfect way to enjoy Bangkok in five star style. Actually, it’s more like six. The Siam is a property that gently unfolds as you discover it’s beauty – it’s nooks and crannies, stunning garden spaces and amazing artifacts. It’s as… Read More