Author Archives: Michael Cranmer

The Meliá Cohiba Hotel, Havana

18/06/2019 by .

The Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana’s Vedado district differs from most other buildings in the capital. No faded colonial chic here. All sharp angles of stone and plate glass reflecting the stunning vista of the four-mile long seafront of the Malecón and the Straits of Florida, next stop Key West a mere ninety miles away.

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Skiing in Ischgl and Kappl

18/02/2019 by .

“You’re not in Austria anymore!” chuckles Stefanie, my local Tourism guide, “This is Switzerland”.At my feet an invisible borderline runs atop the 2,760m Idjoch. Spread out below me like a scale-model in the crystal-clear air lie peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see. Behind me, Ischgl, my starting point in Austria.

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Hotel Rasmushof, Kitzbühel

20/12/2018 by .

Some hotels are corporate assets run by bean-counters. All very glitzy and flash but having nothing personal and genuine behind a false façade of ‘customer service’.

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Skiing in Verbier

11/12/2018 by .

Verbier should carry a government health warning, something like ‘You come here at your own risk’. Risk of what! Well, your wallet for a start, then your health, then your ego.

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