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Here’s a shorter version of my review, which ran in The Sunday Times on February 3 Rocco Forte is one of the world’s leading hoteliers, and Verdura is his dream resort. He spent seven years (not always) patiently buying up … Continue reading

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Here’s my article on The Grand Hotel, which originally appeared in my SuperSpas column in The Sunday Times. The Grand Hotel is home to France’s hottest city spa of the moment. The hotel is an eye-catching neoclassical confection, designed to … Continue reading

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Marques de Riscal

Those extraordinary titanium ribbons above are, of course, starchitect Frank Gehry’s trademark but, by strange coincidence, they also look a little like my brain feels after a big night out. This is particularly relevant as in the picture above they … Continue reading

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