Johannesburg, for all of her concrete jungle hustle and bustle, still has a few secrets up her sleeve. We were all but clueless that a tranquil haven like Fairlawns Hotel existed smack bang in the middle of the city.
Imagined from the mind of Beirut-born Rami Fustok, a businessman and entrepreneur, The Mandrake is an eclectic, artsy hotel full of dark whimsy and a fashionable crowd with a guest list that includes plenty of recognisable names.
Residence Perseus is a luxury serviced apartment hidden down a quaint cobbled lane in Stockholm's Gamla Stan area. Its "home away from home" vibe is the true luxury, as you'll feel like you're living in Stockholm, not just visiting.
Located smack dab on Regent Street in the middle of London’s West End, Hotel Café Royal is both grand and modern in a way that befits its location and history. They took a risk and bravely went to town, investing in going against the grain of design in such an old and classic building.
Forget any preconceived notions you might have about the hotel chain because the Hilton London Canary Wharf delivered across the board, including the level of service I experienced and the hotel’s location, which are all hands-down fantastic