Hotels in 2015
27 December 2015 | Living
Fifty of them through the year – well some of them rented houses, a villa in Bali, an old mansion house in Transylvania. Lots of them just for a night, but a number for a week. Plus two boats (Sea Cloud II in the Mediterranean, Katharina around the Komodo Islands). No...
Summing up 2014 – hotels
9 January 2015 | Living
I've covered film and theatre, now it's the hotels of 2014.
Industrial Chic in the US – it’s a currently popular theme and there were three notable hotels in the category. First of all Ace Hotel in New York (20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001) Coming back to W29th St...
Interesting Hotels – for beaches, bikes & exhibitionists
22 December 2013 | Culture
When I’m looking for ‘interesting’ (which could also be read as ‘expensive’) hotels I often use the Tablet Hotels website and booking operation. Tablet’s on-line magazine regularly features interesting categories with an assortment of places that fit the definition. ...
10 Things I Hate in Hotels
5 December 2010 | Living
I spend a lot of nights in hotels – apart from camping, staying with friends, travel on boats, trains and planes and other excuses for being away from home. Last year that came to 116 nights in 61 different hotels. And of course there are inevitably some things I don’...
Hotels – cheap & expensive, good & bad
21 June 2010 | Living
Last week I was in Macau speaking at a hotel conference, most of the conference was numbers and business, but my talk was light relief, hotels I’ve loved and hated, whether they were cheap – the Chhaya Hotel in Battambang, Cambodia in 2005 was US$4 and just fine. Cli...