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16 Apr

The Oberoi Al Zorah

I've been to Fujeirah and Ras Al Khaimah a handful of times, but didn't know much about Ajman - only a half hour drive  from Dubai with a cleaner beach, I'm told. A lot of major five star hotel chains have opened here recently, including Fairmont, Saray Luxury Collection and Kempinski, so I was curious about what the hype was all about. We decided to try the recently opened, sleek Oberoi Al Zorah as a staycation and were blown away by its aesthetic - so modern and serene. It's like a Japanese zen garden on the beach...
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4 Apr

Valsana

Reviewed exclusively for Holidays in Heels by travel pros Laura Brown and Laura Snook of LawrenceTravel! Valsana Hotel and Apartments, Arosa, Switzerland On the edge of a forest line of pine trees, the newly opened Valsana Hotel and Apartments greets visitors with a young and inspiring vibe. The hotel has decided on a new hotel concept where healthy choices are at its helm. As soon as I walk into the sliding doors, the reception hands over my access card to just about everything – the card resembles an 80’s cassette tape, a hint to what comes next. The Welcome With this access card you become the resident in your own stylish, and eco-friendly I might add, abode on any of the five floors....
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22 Mar

Eden Roc

When the hotel is located on a crystal clear lake, with a backdrop of mountains and villages in the distance, waving palm trees on the coiffured lawn and not far from ancient stone houses and small alleyways, it is pretty much a given the place is called Eden. Eden Roc, to be completely correct and honestly, it surely fits all the anticipation, write travel pros Laura Brown and Laura Snook in this exclusive review of Switzerland's finest. The Welcome Situated along Lake Maggiore, the Swiss twin of Italian Lake Como – similar in style yet almost more picturesque and for sure less popular with the paparazzi, Eden Roc holds the fort with exquisite taste. Spread out over two large buildings the hotel...
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8 Mar

Park Hyatt St Kitts

Reviewed by a former Times of London and FT travel writer exclusively for Holidays in Heels! The Welcome The twin island nation of St Kitts & Nevis in the eastern Caribbean – once famous only for its sugar plantations and a visit nearly 20 years ago by Lady Di and her sons William and Harry – is fast becoming the premier luxury getaway in the region, threatening to eclipse rivals such as Antigua and Saint Lucia. There is no greater example of this than the recently opened Park Hyatt Saint Kitts, the brand’s first foray into the Caribbean. Set in Banana Bay, less than half an hour’s drive from the airport and the capital Basseterre, the gently sloping beach is dotted with...
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5 Mar

W Hotel Miami

*Reviewed exclusively for Holidays in Heels by a NY based jetsetter! There is nothing like that first drive in a new city after arriving in the airport. After landing in Florida, as the taxi expertly winded down roads and weaved through lanes on wide set bridges, I was soaking in every detail of the city I could manage. I knew we were close to the hotel once we reached the famous Ocean Drive on ‘SoBe’ i.e. South Beach Area – a strip of cafes and bars overlooking the ocean. Women walked around sporting fluorescent colored crop tops and high-waisted tiny jean shorts while the men walked with a lazy strut. Food trucks were on every corner, emanating the scents of a...
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8 Feb

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

Reviewed for us by Australian blogger Claire Hastings! For those who aren’t in the blogger ‘line of business’ it’s sometimes difficult to comprehend that it’s not all just chill and relaxed sitting at the computer with the ideas just pouring like waterfalls. Even though it’s a fabulous job, one that I hardly consider a job given how strong my love for it is, it can be quite taxing. That is why, just like any other person in the world, every now and then, when I can take the time to catch my breath I am in desperate need of some quality alone time, far from everyone’s sight. I felt drained and truly needed to unwind and recharge my batteries, and I...
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4 Feb

Eleanor Oliphant is Fine

This is a heartwarming beach read that made me laugh out loud. Those of you who loved The Rosie Project will like this for the same reason - Eleanor is a socially awkward office worker who lives a lonely life, but she has a big crush on a local musician. Her attempts at changing her outlook on life and socializing more will make you smile :) Highly recommended!...
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1 Feb

Carlton Hotel St Moritz

*Reviewed exclusively for us by luxury travel pros Laura Brown and Laura Snook! Set right between fur coats, high street brands and classy cars, this town of the affluent entices and welcomes international guests seeking allure and adventure. The Welcome In between mountain passes, forests and lakes, the five-star Carlton Hotel in St. Moritz is at the center of this fairy-tale scene. The sunlight plays in through the windows in the large and elegant spiral staircase and emphasizes the splendour of a former time. The hotel faces the luxurious town of shops, cafes and luxury competition, yet its location – overlooking the lake and the twinkling lights of the mountain town at night- ensures guests feel a world away when they retreat to...
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28 Dec

La Prairie

Reviewed by luxury travel pro Laura Brown! Located on a picture perfect spot along the quay of Lake Geneva, known as the ‘Swiss Riviera’. Just off the promenade, a grey and white minimalist build looms  just off the road uphill, situated on a green lawn and situated with the serenest view a retreat can ask for, overlooking the calm of the lake nestled at the foot of the Swiss Alps, this location in the classy town of Montreux is meant for a wellness resort and spa: Clinique La Prairie. The Welcome The resort is located in a beautifully coiffured garden, simplistic in shape and elegant in style. The building grasps your attention upon arrival, yet from inside the architecturally strong structure lets your senses...
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4 Dec

Skye Hotel Suites

Reviewed exclusively for us by Aussie blogger Claire Hastings! I love my hometown of Brisbane, but seeing Sydney is something I will never get tired of, so to say that I was ecstatic about us meeting there would be an understatement. I had a blogger conference to organize in Sydney and wanted to choose a hotel that is architecturally stunning, comfortable and with a luxurious feel, features interesting facilities, and last but not least, has an Instagrammable quality to it. It’s no wonder we unanimously agreed that our home for the weekend will be the SKYE Hotel, and I am super-excited to share my experience. The Welcome We all know how strong the power of good photography is; it simply makes everything better...
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