Author Archives: Anthea Gerrie

Cour des Loges Hotel

02/09/2017 by .

In a gorgeously-preserved mediaeval city whose cobbled streets and ancient stones have won it World Heritage Site status,  the five-star Cour des Loges offers visitors the chance to live the lifestyle of a mediaeval nobleman for a night or three in the heart of VIeux Lyon.

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Mount ZIon Hotel

04/08/2017 by .

In Jerusalem, where the best hotels are mostly new ones, it’s great to find a perch which is part of the city’s history and whose looks reflect its more exotic times. The Mount Zion served Moslems, Christians and Jews from all the Middle East when it first opened in 1882, and now offers its hospitality to guests of every faith from all over the world.

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Quaglino’s

04/08/2017 by .

What’s in a name?  Great expectations, for sure, when that name is weighted with decades of gilt-edged history.   Quaglino’s has been a royal favourite for more than 80 years, and with Hollywood royalty frequenting too in its heyday the name has become the stuff of London legend.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Trail   

31/07/2017 by .

“Architects may come and architects may go and never change your point of view,” sang Art Garfunkel about his hero, Frank Lloyd Wright.   But you could never accuse the 20th century starchitect of not making a difference; Wright changed everything about the way we live, the father of open plan design and homes which blur the boundaries between inside and the great outdoors.

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Royal Beach Tel Aviv

14/07/2017 by .

It may have been built with business travellers in mind, but the Royal Beach Tel Aviv gives its leisure-oriented competitors lining the Med a run for their money.

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Searcys St. Pancras Restaurant & Bar

10/07/2017 by .

For decades, Paris has given travellers something London could not – an iconic station eatery in which to prelude an epic journey with a great meal served as swiftly as necessary, luggage no object.  

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