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Browsing: Luxury

Justine Tyerman’s childhood fantasy comes true at a palatial harbourside apartment in Sydney . . . When I was a little girl, pretending to be a princess in a palace was one of my favourite games. My obliging friends played the role of my courtiers but I don’t recall them having a turn as princess!

Above Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland stands the elegant boutique hotel The Alpina Gstaad. With its 20,000 m2(!) of park-like grounds, luxurious premises and rooms, three extraordinary restaurants, a spa with indoor and outdoor pools and breathtaking view this establishment offers an Alpine hotel encounter of the superior kind! This is how we tested it…

Located near Cascais, one of the most richest municipalities in Portugal, The Oitavos Hotel is only a 20 minute drive from Lisbon. One reads, on the hotel website, that the Oitavos seeks to “embrace rather than compete with nature,” and it succeeds in doing just that — the ambiance of the hotel seamlessly merges ultra modern interior design with the wild natural surroundings, including the lush Oitavos Dunes golf course and the rippling Atlantic oceanfront.

W Barcelona is a sail shaped (Hotel Vela) 5-star hotel at the new harbour facilities. World-renowned Barcelona based architect Ricardo Bofill planned the lifestyle hotel as one of numerous new buildings that make up the Barceloneta refurbishment along the beachfront. Come with us, guest relations manager Vera is giving us a tour!

Not far from Singapore’s city center you’ll find an oasis of tranquility and style. Former Mövenpick Heritage Hotel is now Le Méridien Singapore and offers a luxury hotel situated on Sentosa Island, Singapore’s entertainment and beach island.

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