Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast... if you follow me and read my reviews you would know by now that I love breakfasts! I’ve been traveling for breakfast, reviewing and visiting hotel breakfasts in Lebanon and finding…

July 04, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

The Armani Hotel Milano: Technology and Style with a Touch of Finesse

Hotels | Milan Italy Europe

Italy

July 02, 2019

Hotels

The Armani Hotel Milano: Technology and Style with a Touch of Finesse

I’m a fan of the brand, -not the clothing brand but- their restaurants and now added hotels to the list. Upscale, modern, generous, luxurious, and created to impress. It’s been a ritual…

July 02, 2019 | Recommended | Milan

Hotel Regency Firenze: Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Florence

Hotels | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

June 13, 2019

Hotels

Hotel Regency Firenze: Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Florence

Located at a ten minutes walk from Florence city center, the Regency is a luxury boutique hotel for travelers seeking calm. Old and authentic, the decor takes you on journey back memory lane making…

June 13, 2019 | Recommended | Florence

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

French | Italy Europe

Europe

June 09, 2019

French

Staying at Villa Cordevigo Relais & Chateaux in Cavaion, Italy

Arriving at a closed gate, the receptionist answered: “Good morning sir, welcome to Villa Cordevigo”. I drove the alley between high trees, left my car at the parking, and walked to the…

June 09, 2019 | Hotels | Italy

Best Western Hotel, Le Mondial Hôtel, Cannes

Hotels | France Europe

Europe

June 07, 2019

Hotels

Best Western Hotel, Le Mondial Hôtel, Cannes

Spending the night in Cannes, I chose a casual hotel called Le Mondial. Part of the Best Western brand, the hotel, located in the heart of Cannes’ market was a perfect choice. Shopping, dining,…

June 07, 2019 | Reviews | France

Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Breakfast & Coffee | Dbayeh Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

May 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Le Royal Beirut: Third Time... Nothing Changed! Mankouche with a View

Supporting and visiting hotels in Lebanon has been one of my main priorities since I started the blog in 2012. People needed to know, -mainly locals- that you can have breakfast at a hotel without…

May 20, 2019 | Hotels | Dbayeh

Zaya Nurai Island Seen from Above: The Beautiful Blue Sea and Colorful Land

Hotels | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

Hotels

Zaya Nurai Island Seen from Above: The Beautiful Blue Sea and Colorful Land

Stemming from the Arabic word 'Nur' meaning light, Nurai is an island of staggering beauty, of turquoise seas and white sands. It's a place filled with natural harmony appealing to all five senses.…

May 14, 2019 | Travel | Abu Dhabi

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

International Cuisine | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

International Cuisine

Amazing Food Experience on Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Hotels | Abu Dhabi UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

May 14, 2019

Hotels

Zaya Nurai: The Luxury Hotel Island! Food, Fun and Relaxation

Experience paradise on earth; welcome to Zaya Nurai island! Located in Abu Dhabi, the natural island hosts one of the most luxurious hotels on earth welcoming you in one of their fifty individual…

May 14, 2019 | Recommended | Abu Dhabi

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Hilton Downtown: Good Food, Good Mood in the Heart of Beirut

A very long time ago, I can even remember when, probably before even graduating from dental school, I was asked to take photos of a hotel that is expected to open in downtown Beirut. The pool on the…

April 20, 2019 | Hotels | Beirut Central District

A Relaxing and Classy Breakfast at The Phoenicia Hotel, Malta

Breakfast & Coffee | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

A Relaxing and Classy Breakfast at The Phoenicia Hotel, Malta

Served in the main hotel restaurant, breakfast opens at seven every morning proposing an open buffet of local and international choices. Start by a fizzy Prosecco drink, a coffee and indulge yourself…

April 14, 2019 | Hotels | Malta

The Phoenicia Hotel Malta: In the Heart of the Action, Enjoy a Luxurious Stay

Hotels | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Hotels

The Phoenicia Hotel Malta: In the Heart of the Action, Enjoy a Luxurious Stay

Sitting by the windows on a calm Monday morning, enjoying the weather outside, soothing music and positive vibes of The Phoenix restaurant, I let myself go to the vibes of this beautiful hotel. After…

April 14, 2019 | Reviews | Malta

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

Hotels | Malta Europe

Europe

April 14, 2019

Hotels

Saturday Brunch at The Phoenicia Hôtel Malta; Food is Good!

I’ve been enjoying so much the food at The Phoenicia that I booked myself for lunch! Exceptional Eggs Benedict, burrata salad, pizza margarita, Maltese club sandwich... so why not discover the…

April 14, 2019 | International Cuisine | Malta

Will You Sleep in a Giant Wine Barrel?

Spotted Stories

March 23, 2019

Spotted Stories

Will You Sleep in a Giant Wine Barrel?

Would you consider sleeping inside a wine barrel? A Portuguese vineyard is giving wine-lovers the opportunity to do just that. Owners Paulo Pereira and Maria do Céu Gonçalves…

March 23, 2019

La Maison du Maquis: A Guesthouse in Ebrine

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Hotels

La Maison du Maquis: A Guesthouse in Ebrine

Spacious villa and wrapped with a climbing plant; The whole surrounded by a fence and neighboring the magnificent maquis that extends to the sea... The House of the Maquis…

March 14, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

Villa Paradiso Hotel Batroun: I Love it Here!

Hotels | Batroun North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Hotels

Villa Paradiso Hotel Batroun: I Love it Here!

Whether you're in the mood for eggs, manakish, dairy, homemade jams or a fruit parfait, at Villa Paradiso you start your day off right with a delicious breakfast made with fresh and organic…

March 14, 2019 | Travel | Batroun

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront

Hotels | Dubai UAE GCC Middle East

UAE

March 06, 2019

Hotels

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront

I’m staying for a week at the incredible 5-star Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront. I am a fan of the Radisson collection of hotels trying it in many countries already. With outstanding…

March 06, 2019 | Recommended | Dubai

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 25, 2019

Hotels

Le Cedrus Hotel: An Enjoyable Stay and Good Food up in the Cedars

It’s my second time at Le Cedrus, enjoying it more and more every visit. After visiting in August during the summer season, I’m back to discover the Cedars during wintertime. Up in…

February 25, 2019 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Recommended: Breakfast at The Radisson Collection, Hotel Royal Copenhagen

Breakfast & Coffee | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 23, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Recommended: Breakfast at The Radisson Collection, Hotel Royal Copenhagen

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Endless choices of food, presented on a beautiful upscale buffet, in a great restaurant blending perfection, design, and style altogether. Nordic class at its finest... I was…

February 23, 2019 | Hotels | Copenhagen

An Exceptional Stay at The Radisson Collection, Hotel Royal Copenhagen

Hotels | Copenhagen Europe

Europe

February 23, 2019

Hotels

An Exceptional Stay at The Radisson Collection, Hotel Royal Copenhagen

An upscale hotel, oozing luxury and style, located in the very center of Copenhagen, offering a superb view and amazing amenities; welcome to the Radisson Collection Hotel Royal Copenhagen. I’m…

February 23, 2019 | Recommended | Copenhagen

Breakfast at Cafe de La Paix, Intercontinental Hotel Le Grand Paris

Breakfast & Coffee | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Cafe de La Paix, Intercontinental Hotel Le Grand Paris

Memorable! Simply memorable! Pass the reception and prepare yourself to be amazed! A magical place from the French renaissance takes you on a journey in history. Handled by a very professional staff,…

February 22, 2019 | French | Paris

Photos from the Suites at The Glorious Ritz Hotel of Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

Hotels

Photos from the Suites at The Glorious Ritz Hotel of Paris

I had the chance to visit The Ritz' suites and beautiful hotel in Paris; a memorable experience I'm sharing with you in these unique photos. Restored to their legendary splendor, the Ritz Paris…

February 22, 2019 | News | Paris

Intercontinental Le Grand: A Luxurious Stay in Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

Hotels

Intercontinental Le Grand: A Luxurious Stay in Paris

Perfect, it’s just perfect! Even though not ranked as a palace, it feels like one. The Intercontinental Opera is a Hotel I will recommend to my friends visiting the French capital. With its…

February 22, 2019 | Recommended | Paris

Fabrice Ducry Appointed as General Manager of Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort, Lebanon

News

January 23, 2019

News

Fabrice Ducry Appointed as General Manager of Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort, Lebanon

Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort’s management is pleased to welcome Fabrice Ducry, Swiss national, as its hotel’s general manager. Ducry comes with over 20 years of experience,…

January 23, 2019 | Spotted Stories

Hotel Taschenbergpalais, Kempinski Dresden: A Luxurious and Upscale Experience

Hotels | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

Hotels

Hotel Taschenbergpalais, Kempinski Dresden: A Luxurious and Upscale Experience

I needed an escape to new year’s eve. An escape from crowded Prague... my wife suggested Dresden. I’ve been here for couple hours in 2014 and honestly don’t remember a thing so why…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Germany

Breakfast at Relais & Chateaux, Hotel Bülow Palais in Dresden: Perfection in the Details

Breakfast & Coffee | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Relais & Chateaux, Hotel Bülow Palais in Dresden: Perfection in the Details

When you’re dining in a starred restaurant enchanted by soothing music when luxury is the moto and style is the general vibe, you can’t but be amazed. I was amazed by this breakfast…

January 20, 2019 | Recommended | Germany

Relais & Châteaux, The Dresdener Hotel Bülow Palais, Dresden Germany

Hotels | Germany Europe

Europe

January 20, 2019

Hotels

Relais & Châteaux, The Dresdener Hotel Bülow Palais, Dresden Germany

In the Baroque quarter of Dresden behind its historic facade - only a short walk from landmarks such as Semperoper, Zwinger and Frauenkirche. Experience a hotel full of congeniality and…

January 20, 2019 | Relais&Chateaux | Germany

The Intercontinental Hotel Prague: Staying in the Heart of the City

Hotels | Prague Czech Republic Europe

Czech Republic

January 17, 2019

Hotels

The Intercontinental Hotel Prague: Staying in the Heart of the City

In the heart of the city, The Intercontinental Prague is probably one of the most visited international chains in the Czech capital. Located a hundred meter from the old town square, the hotel is…

January 17, 2019 | Reviews | Prague

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

Breakfast & Coffee | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

January 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

39 Best Breakfast Spots in Lebanon: Where to Go, What to Eat

With endless choice and great flavors, you simply cannot skip breakfast in Lebanon. From Mankousheh to Foul and hummus... Knefeh, Ashta and Labneh, we have something to satisfy all…

January 04, 2019 | Manakish | Lebanon

2018: My Favorite Hotel Discoveries this Year

Hotels

January 01, 2019

Hotels

2018: My Favorite Hotel Discoveries this Year

In 2018, I was lucky enough to have had the chance to travel a lot. I discovered more than 121 different cities in 16 countries and checked into more than 25 hotels around the world. Each hotel was a…

January 01, 2019 | Top 10 List

Le Sofitel Strasbourg: A Great Location, Pleasant Rooms and Tasty Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Alsace France Europe

France

December 24, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Le Sofitel Strasbourg: A Great Location, Pleasant Rooms and Tasty Breakfast

At walking distance from the heart of Strasbourg, meters away from the main place and the cathedral, the Sofitel is your perfect choice for a week around the "capital of Christmas." Staying in Alsace…

December 24, 2018 | Hotels | Alsace

Best (and worst) New Luxury Hotels of 2018

Travel

December 20, 2018

Travel

Best (and worst) New Luxury Hotels of 2018

Best new luxury hotels of 2018: Independent luxury review site (LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence) has produced its assessment of the year's top hotels.   LTI: Our twelve experienced and…

December 20, 2018

Fauchon L’Hotel: A Luxurious Boutique Hôtel in the Heart of Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

December 17, 2018

Hotels

Fauchon L’Hotel: A Luxurious Boutique Hôtel in the Heart of Paris

Fauchon, the famous pastry, a reference in eclair and macarons making among other unique delicacies and chocolates, has opened its first hotel. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, Fauchon takes…

December 17, 2018 | Reviews | Paris

Hostellerie la Briqueterie: Class, Calm and Professionalism in the Heart of Champagne

Breakfast & Coffee | France Europe

Europe

December 15, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Hostellerie la Briqueterie: Class, Calm and Professionalism in the Heart of Champagne

When you drive two hours from Paris, on small dark non-illuminated roads, you really don’t know what to expect. Booking for a night, my wife chose this "Relais & Chateaux" located in the…

December 15, 2018 | Hotels | France

Breakfast at the Movenpick Hotel Beirut

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 15, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at the Movenpick Hotel Beirut

Serving breakfast “with a view,” The Mövenpick Beirut is one of the country’s five-star hotels located on the beautiful blue Mediterranean. Come early and grab one of the three…

December 15, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut

White Cedar Hotel, Al Arz

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 05, 2018

Hotels

White Cedar Hotel, Al Arz

Located in the village of Becharry, White Cedar Hotel and Resort features a panoramic view over the Cedars Forest and Valley. It offers a breakfast buffet every morning, ski equipment for rent and a…

December 05, 2018 | Travel | North Lebanon

Hyatt Centric, Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

Hotels | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 28, 2018

Hotels

Hyatt Centric, Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

It was my second time at the Hyatt Centric located few hundred meters from the Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, in the heart of the touristic neighborhood. With hundreds of restaurants around…

October 28, 2018 | Reviews | San Francisco

The Orchard Hotel: A Great Location in San Francisco

Hotels | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 24, 2018

Hotels

The Orchard Hotel: A Great Location in San Francisco

Spending one night in the heart of San Francisco before starting my adventure with the local guides of Google, I chose The Orchard Hôtel. The place is calm and cozy; a relaxing bed and…

October 24, 2018 | Reviews | San Francisco

Hotel Daniel: Luxurious, Cosy and Calm in the heart of Paris

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

October 13, 2018

Hotels

Hotel Daniel: Luxurious, Cosy and Calm in the heart of Paris

Located in the heart of Paris, a few meters from the world’s most famous avenue, Hotel Daniel is one of the few Relais & Chateaux of the French capital. Being owned by a Lebanese and a…

October 13, 2018 | Recommended | Paris

AirBnB: Heima Homes Puerta del Sol - Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid. A Family Home

Hotels | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

October 13, 2018

Hotels

AirBnB: Heima Homes Puerta del Sol - Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid. A Family Home

The Prado Heima Home is in a privileged location, right next to Plaza de Santa Ana in the very heart of Barrio de las Letras and 500 meters away from the Prado Museum and Puerta del Sol.…

October 13, 2018 | Travel | Madrid

MGM Grand: Las Vegas’ Iconic Hotel

Hotels | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

October 08, 2018

Hotels

MGM Grand: Las Vegas’ Iconic Hotel

It’s probably one of Las Vegas’ oldest and greatest hotels located at the beginning of the strip. A great hotel hosting several restaurants and vast areas for gambling. It’s an…

October 08, 2018 | Reviews | Las Vegas

Floral Fantasy by Preston Bailey at The Wynn Hotel Las Vegas

News | Las Vegas USA Americas

USA

September 30, 2018

News

Floral Fantasy by Preston Bailey at The Wynn Hotel Las Vegas

Theatrical floral sculptures create elegant—and astonishing—moments of unbridled joy in Wynn Palace. The Wynn Las Vegas has unveiled two new floral installations by event designer…

September 30, 2018 | Las Vegas

Breakfast at Vincci Soho, Madrid, Spain

Breakfast & Coffee | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 22, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Vincci Soho, Madrid, Spain

The hotel looks marvelous with its design and innovative decor items so I expected an outstanding breakfast. More of a business casual hotel, breakfast at Vincci is like any breakfast, a buffet for…

September 22, 2018 | Restaurants | Madrid

La Rotonda Restaurant at The Westin Palace Madrid

Hotels | Madrid Spain Europe

Spain

September 22, 2018

Hotels

La Rotonda Restaurant at The Westin Palace Madrid

Down at the piano-bar, under the glass atrium, in one of Madrid’s most luxurious hotels, we sat for summer. At La Rotonda, the hotel’s international restaurant, dine in style while…

September 22, 2018 | International Cuisine | Madrid

An Open Letter to the Chef at Le Gray: Bringing Love from France...

Hotels | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 12, 2018

Hotels

An Open Letter to the Chef at Le Gray: Bringing Love from France...

This is an open letter to the chef, a person I don’t know yet and don’t even know the name. I was here for the last week, had breakfast, experienced dinner, enjoyed lunch and appreciated…

September 12, 2018 | Popular | Beirut Central District

Breakfast at Le Gray in Beirut: Enjoy The View and Have Delicious Spinach Eggs Benedict

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

September 06, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast at Le Gray in Beirut: Enjoy The View and Have Delicious Spinach Eggs Benedict

Reach the hotel and take the elevator up to the sixth floor where Indigo welcomes you with a fresh touch of finesse and luxury provided by its beautiful decoration and colorful flowers. Sun spells…

September 06, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut Central District

Club Quarters Hotel New York: Stay Around Times Square

Hotels | New York USA Americas

USA

August 24, 2018

Hotels

Club Quarters Hotel New York: Stay Around Times Square

I’m not sure why one would choose a hotel that has the smallest room in New York, the tiniest bathroom, rooms without views and where light barely enters, the darkest lobby without…

August 24, 2018 | Reviews | New York

Lancaster Eden Bay: A New Hotel Opens in Beirut

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 24, 2018

Hotels

Lancaster Eden Bay: A New Hotel Opens in Beirut

On the shores of vibrant Beirut stands Lancaster Eden Bay, a five-star destination with all of its 144 guest rooms gazing over the deep. This luxurious retreat by the sea boasts exquisite…

August 24, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

Lancaster Eden Bay: Breakfast with a View on the Sand Beach

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 23, 2018

Breakfast & Coffee

Lancaster Eden Bay: Breakfast with a View on the Sand Beach

Light music playing in the background, soothing rays of sun coming from the horizon, a relaxing view of the beautiful Mediterranean and a great looking buffet... I sat for the breakfast experience at…

August 23, 2018 | Hotels | Beirut

Geneva on the Lake: Not the Value for Money I Expected

Hotels | New York USA Americas

USA

August 19, 2018

Hotels

Geneva on the Lake: Not the Value for Money I Expected

Recommended by Google maps and the “I love NY” travel website, Geneva on the lake is an iconic mansion with a view on the lake. A castle-like hotel looking like the White House hosts a…

August 19, 2018 | Travel | New York

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