Italy

Hotel NH Torino Lingotto Congress

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 9:03 am by .

In my time, I’ve stayed in many places that have been converted into hotels, including lighthouses, prisons, lunatic asylums, but Hotel NH Torino Lingotto Congress is in a former Fiat car factory.

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Il Borro Hotel

Monday, October 10th, 2016 4:02 pm by .

If it’s every middle class Englanders dream to own a villa in Tuscany, fashion magnate Ferruccio Ferragamo went one better with Il Borro Hotel. In 1993, he bought a 700 hectare dilapidated estate, complete with manor house, vineyards and medieval village, and proceeded to convert it into a unique Relais and Chateau property.

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First Luxury Art Hotel

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 5:01 pm by .

I always think the best way to see Rome is on foot but you need a central base for that to work. Just a short walk from Piazza del Popolo, the designer shops of Via del Corso, and the Spanish Steps, the 5 star First Luxury Art Hotel is situated down a quiet back street and has just 29 rooms and suites. It was built as a 19th century nobleman’s palace and only opened as a hotel 5 years ago.

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Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 3:48 pm by .

Early morning in Amalfi and the sun is nearly melting the tiles on my balcony. It is however a small price to pay for such a heavenly view, on the cliff top some 80 metres above the town and the endless expanse of the Mediterranean. The NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi has had to endure this same view for over seven centuries, when it was originally a monastery and I have to admit, right now, I am having something of a religious experience myself.

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NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento Hotel

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 4:23 pm by .

It’s not every day you can boast you’ve sat on a 3,000 year old piece of history, but I’m not ashamed to say I did just that on the front garden of Rome’s brand new NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento Hotel

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CASTELLO DEL NERO. TUSCANY

Friday, October 30th, 2015 6:16 pm by .

It’s just what you hope for when you book a five-star hotel in Tuscany.   A 12th century castle adapted for modern comforts with a Michelin-starred restaurant to boot.    Castello del Nero offers all this, plus a world-class ESPA spa and a rustic taverna where dining is actually more enjoyable than in the formal room next door.

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