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13 Jan

Beau Rivage

Exclusively reviewed for Holidays in Heels by travel pros Lawrence Travel! The Welcome Set on the quay of the pristine Lake Geneva, this exquisite belle epoque palace hotel oozes history, charm and Swiss sophistication. The setting is serene with the lake on its doorstep and the Alps functioning as a robust backdrop.  Entering the Beau Rivage Palace is like entering a time warp: the revolving door with doormen on either side guides you to the three story lobby decorated with balustrate floors looking up. The marble on the floor hints to former days, as well the wooden panelling on the walls. A fresh flower decoration reflects the time of year with seasonal colours and ornamental shrubs. The glass elevator is elegant, yet...
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20 Nov

Lausanne Palace

Hotel review by travel pros Lawrence Travel Destination: Lausanne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland In the land of the three suns - the one shining bright at the blue sky, the so-called second sun reflecting on Lake Geneva, or Lac Leman to the locals, and the third reflecting from the snow on the mountain peaks in the background – beautiful belle epoque builds stand the test of time through the Vaud region. Most of these establishments have been renovated, maintaining their whimsical charm of the olden days with exquisite ballrooms – close your eyes and you can imagine the cronilines twirling the lacquered parquet floors underneath the twinkling of crystal chandeliers- wide corridors and hand-painted walls and ceilings, lake view rooms and graceful...
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20 May

An Absolute Deception

An Absolute Deception is like a well-written (albeit long) soap opera spanning generations and continents. Anneliese has a fashion empire and a deep, dark secret that she's kept from her family. Favourite scene? When Anneliese hosts a dinner for Karl Lagerfeld and her family at her beautiful designed home and she gets an unexpected phone call....
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30 Apr

Four Seasons Jumeirah

Doesn't this make you want to take a deep breath and smile? The @fourseasons #Dubai in #Jumeirah is such a short drive from some of the busiest parts of town - Dubai Mall, for one - and yet creates an atmosphere that is its own, calm universe….   The Welcome Winding up a green hill in line for the valet behind Bentleys and Lambos, we enter a world of luxury before stepping foot in the Four Seasons Jumeirah. Once out of the car, we see beautiful arches to the right and left. This beautiful symmetry of arches continues again inside the hotel lobby, before we are greeted with a grand winding staircase leading down to the gardens and the beach. The only thing...
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30 Apr

St. Regis Dubai

A stone’s throw away from busy, noisy Sheikh Zayed Road, we wondered how relaxing a stay at St Regis Dubai could really be. As we entered the green, long driveway leading up to the elegant building, we felt more like we were in Provence headed towards a French chateaux.   The Welcome @stregisdubai opened in 2016 on Sheikh Zayed Road, a haven of tranquility close to bustling #DowntownDubai. The valet opened the door for us after taking care of Bentleys and Rolls Royce’s in the driveway. When we entered the lobby, our eyes were drawn upwards with a grand spiral staircase, up, up towards a dazzling chandelier. It’s sophisticated, old world charm made us feel like we needed to brush up on...
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5 Apr

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis the Palm is a landmark in Dubai with its asymmetric shape rising out of the sea like… well… the lost world of Atlantis. See what I did there? Get ready to embrace your inner mermaid and dive into this zany celebration of all things underwater. Noteworthy: This resort is more like a small city within a city. At any time of day, there are hordes of people flitting from restaurant to the beach and from the aquarium to the waterpark. We know what you’re thinking… how to stand out in the crowd? Go for the 3 C’s: colour, comfort and class. The Welcome Right in the centre of the massi ve lobby is a massive blue, glass sculpture by American artist Dale Chihuly...
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