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Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel review

Manchester is packed with stylish bars, cafes & a wide variety of fantastic restaurants – apart from shopping of course. I chose the Hilton Manchester Deansgate for the weekend, as it is located in close proximity to all relevant spots and rather stylish. The hotel is located in the Beetham tower which is (at the time of writing) the highest building in Manchester.

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St. Regis Macao Cotai Central hotel review

St. Regis Macao lobby

Regular readers to my blog do know, that I enjoy staying with Marriott’s St. Regis brand while traveling. So I was happy to learn a rather new property opened in Macao which was a stopover on our recent trip in China. While Macao is known for it’s huge casino hotels which tend to exhaust me, the St. Regis Macao Cotai Central clearly stands out as the (positive) opposite to that. Read on to know why…

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Hong Kong Centurion Lounge Backroom review

On my recent trip through China, I had a long layover at Hong Kong airport and decided to spend it in the American Express Centurion Lounge near Gate 60. Don’t be fooled by the name, the lounge is accessible for Platinum and Centurion cardholders alike and while there exist many reviews of the public areas, I find the private Centurion room in the backside worth mentioning which I was lucky to be a guest in.

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Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert review

Ritz Carlton Al Wadi tree

I love warm and sunny weather and the calm of the desert. Ever since discovering the awesome Al Maha Resort in Dubai some years ago, I always wanted to go back recharging between sand dunes, Oryx and ghaf trees. That’s why I got excited when I learned about the Ritz Carlton Al Wadi desert resort which re-opened last year after a major refurbishment. It did not take long for A & me to spend some nights under the stars of the desert in Ras Al Khaima…

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