Villegiature Mag

Villegiature mag

The magazine made by the Villegiature Awards journalists jury members

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Swimmingly Chic

We have selected 6 stunning swimsuits for your summer getaway.

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By Sandra Iskander - 22/06/2020

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Treat Your Skin to Luxury

French and Swiss skincare brands bring their A-game to some of the world's most prestigious hotels. Book yourself in for a treatment to see the benefits of these luxury products.

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By Sandra Iskander - 05/06/2020

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Lockdown Takeout

Treat your taste buds to some delicious dishes put together by some of our favourite chefs during the Covid-19 restrictions around France.

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By Sandra Iskander - 26/05/2020

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Fab Four Spas to Spoil Your Skin After the Lockdown is Finally Over

In order to welcome the new post-Covid-19 era once the quarantine is over, here are my top 4 spa treatments !

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By Sandra Iskander - 06/05/2020

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choirIvan Artolli for Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo speaks with Chung-Tao Hsieh

Ivan Artolli at the head of iconic Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo talks with Chung-Tao Hsieh about his hotel and also about the Monte-Carlo Bay hotel.

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 04/05/2020

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The fascinating concept of PULLMANN Paris-Centre Bercy

Sebastien Antoine speaks about Pullman Paris-Centre Bercy, a Hotel a hotel fully designed by star architect Tom Dixon.

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By Laith Bazari - 31/03/2020

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Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany celebrated for its exceptional service

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts expands more than ever all over the world within unique properties offering high-end experiences.

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By Laith Bazari - 10/02/2020

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Palace Gate, Phnom Penh : the very best charming hotel in Asia

Faz Ghotbi heads the EHT group managing Palace Gate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He talks directly with Laith Bazari and Mario de Castro.

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By Mario de Castro - 06/02/2020

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Le Lutetia Paris 2019 Best hotel architecture and interior design

François-Xavier Schoeffer for Le Lutetia talks with Elke Büchter about the hotel absolute and major renovation with complete refurbishment. It made Le Lutetia winner of one of the most coveted Villegiature Award.

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By Elke Buchter - 27/01/2020

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LE PLACE D’ARMES Luxembourg BEST BAR IN A HOTEL IN EUROPE

Jean-Michel Desnos and Hubert Bonnier who own and manage LE PLACE D'ARMES explain their positionning, the reasons of their successes and their projects to Chung-Tao HSIEH.

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 08/01/2020

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See why VILLA SERBELLONI in Italy got the coveted BEST HOTEL AMBIANCE award

Anita Cancelliere heads marketing of iconic Villa Serbelloni on the Como lake not far from Milan. She talks with Cibele Maciet about the very secrets of the success of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.

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By Cibele Maciet - 16/12/2019

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Le Casablanca : Best business hotel in Africa an interview of Amine El Moumni

Amine El Moumni, General Manager of Le Casablanca speaks with Elena Couffin-Chernoff about his hotel that was rewarded Best Business Hotel in Africa.

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By Helena Couffin-Chernoff - 09/12/2019

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Netherlands soil is like the one of Burgundy 100 years ago…

As KRUISHERENHOTEL Maastricht gets 2019 Grand Prize BEST CHARMING HOTEL in EUROPE, owner : Camille Oostwegel speaks to Elke Büchter about some Netherlands vineyards that have today same qualities as french Burgundy ones some 100 years ago. A revelation that may explain the ceaseless increase of Dutch wines prices ...

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By Elke Buchter - 25/10/2019

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Grand Hotel LES TROIS ROIS in Basel wins 2019 BEST HOTEL in EUROPE GRAND PRIZE

Caroline Jenny who heads the grand hotel LES TROIS ROIS marketing and communications speaks with Laith Bazari about her legendary hotel that just won VILLEGIATURE Grand Prize of BEST HOTEL in EUROPE.

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By Laith Bazari - 15/10/2019

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A Relaxing Getaway in Djerba

On a recent trip to Tunisia Sandra Iskander discovered a relaxing haven on the island of Djerba.

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By Sandra Iskander - 07/09/2019

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Among the 6 best hotels in Asia, 4 are chinese…

Grand winner for Best hotel in Asia will be announced next Oct.14th at Villegiature Awards annual event within Château de Ferrières aside Paris, France. (on invitation only).

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 02/09/2019

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What is the very best hotel group ?

Among Rocco Forte Hotels, Dorchester Collection, Oostwegel Collection, Shangri-La and Monte-Carlo SBM...

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By The Publisher - 12/08/2019

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Mystic Marrakesh

Nothing spells an exotic getaway like a trip to beautiful Marrakesh. The Moroccan city oozes history, culture and incomparable luxury thanks to its gorgeous 5-star hotels.

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By Sandra Iskander - 14/03/2019

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What about foreign press so well represented at Villegiature Awards ?

Question is asked to Francois Delahaye for Dorchester Hotels Group, to Yvonne van der Klaauw and Sophie Janssen for Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam and Didier Boidin for Monte-Carlo SBM

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By Laith Bazari - 28/02/2018

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Art universe at Villegiature Awards

A new Villegiature Awards category is launched BEST ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION in a HOTEL in EUROPE

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 22/02/2018

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Maïa Luxury Resort Seychelles, a few words from General Manager Lionel Ferrari

Lionel Ferrari talks to Laith Bazari about his Maia Resort in Seychelles just rewarded as BEST HOTEL in AFRICA 2017

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By Laith Bazari - 04/12/2017

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The bar of Paris Prince de Galles Hotel rewarded as the best one in Europe

General Manager, Gerald Krischek and Chief barman Florian Thireau reply to Elke Büchter questions about this Luxury Collection flagship hotel located just nearby Paris Champs-Elysées.

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By Elke Buchter - 28/11/2017

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A rare interview of Francois Delahaye, the Dorchester Collection C.O.O

Interview at Chateau de Ferrières by Laith Bazari of Francois Delahaye winner of BEST HOTEL in Europe with HOTEL EDEN ROME. Francois speaks about Dorchester Collection group unique positioning, his point of view regarding art, and the importanvce of international medias that are specially active and efficient within Villegiature Awards jury.

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By Laith Bazari - 10/11/2017

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Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam : an architecture and interior design jewel

Yvonne van der Klaauw and Sophie Janssen talk to Elke Büchter about the unique architecture concept of iconic Amsterdam hotel : The Pulitzer, a Preferred affiliated Hotel.

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By Elke Buchter - 09/11/2017

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IS SANTIAGO DE ALFAMA THE MOST ROMANTIC HOTEL IN LISBON ?

The Satiago de Alfama is the perfect alchemy of indulgence, comfort and romanticism in the new trendy destination of Lisbon. The hotel is nominated at 2017 Villegiature Awards.

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By Ana Diaz-Cano - 03/10/2017

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A Night at the Bolshoi

A weekend in Moscow is one of culture and history with the Red Square, Bolshoi theatre and Saint Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful onion domes only some of the iconic places to discover.

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By Sandra Iskander - 15/09/2017

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A Greek Getaway

A luxury resort is the answer to your summer holiday when all you want to do is eat, tan and relax. This Westin one is presently nominated at Villegiature Awards 2017.

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By Sandra Iskander - 16/08/2017

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PALAIS NAMASKAR : magic to disconnect from the world

Palais Namaskar, the oasis of wellbeing in Marrakesh, a place of perfect tranquillity between desert and majestic mountains. An update look at the famous hotel awarded as Best Hotel in Africa in 2014.

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By Ana Diaz-Cano - 22/06/2017

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Afternoon Tea with the Queen

When in London one must enjoy tea with the Queen. The Brown's hotel was awarded with 2008 Villegiature Award Grand prix Best Hotel in Europe. But what really changed since 2008 ?

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By Sandra Iskander - 13/06/2017

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Sweet Shopping in Melbourne

The most liveable city in the world competes with the pastry capital in the world.

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By Sandra Iskander - 29/05/2017

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A Swiss Getaway

Hitting the slopes is fun, if you love skiing, and while Switzerland is a popular destination for skiing, it also offers great shopping, great food and surprising museums.

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By Sandra Iskander - 04/04/2017

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THE HOTEL THAT THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD COULDN’T BUY

A tour through the mythical Le Negresco in Nice

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By Ana Diaz-Cano - 26/01/2017

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5 Things to do in Dubai

Everything is bigger in Dubai, the towers, the hotels, even cakes are extra multi-layered appearing to resemble the skyscrapers the city is famous for.

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By Sandra Iskander - 25/01/2017

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The world of prestigious hotels terraces speaks spanish

Many nominees and winners hotels at Villegiature Awards are equipped for their outdoor furniture with the Barcelona based Kettal company. A quick view on this phenomenon by Mario de Castro

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By Mario de Castro - 21/11/2016

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Moments at the Villegiature Awards 2016, news about 2017 edition

It remains a month to register with privileged conditions at 2017 Villegiature Awards

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By The Publisher - 15/11/2016

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The American Bar at The Savoy London gets the 2016 Best Bar in a Hotel in Europe Award

An exclusive interview of The Savoy London Bar Manager : Declan McGurk last Oct 17th.

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By Andrei Brauns - 02/11/2016

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INTERCONTINENTAL MARSEILLE : A READY-FOR-BOARDING TERRACE !

Nominated at Villegiature Awards 2016 for its large terrace, the Intercontinental Hotel proposes also bespoke yacht trips.

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By Marie Montuir - 30/08/2016

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Island Hopping

An hour ferry ride away from the popular Greek island Mykonos is the charming island of Syros, less touristy but equally worthy of claiming a spot on one of the Greek islands to visit list.

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By Sandra Iskander - 18/08/2016

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Two nominees from Singapore for Best Hotel in Asia

The ParkRoyal on Pickering and The Jen OrchardGateway Hotel are both nominated with very new, prestigious and original concepts

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By Sophie Le Liepvre - 08/08/2016

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A really spacious and unique spa at Raffles Istanbul

The 3000 SQM spa developped the very unique and exclusive Gazelli White Oil skincare treatment concept originated from Azerbaidjan. An "Istanbul dream" atmosphere noticed for the 2016 Villegiature Awards for Best Spa in a hotel in Europe.

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By Sophie Le Liepvre - 04/08/2016

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Ciao Capri !

Leave everything behind and head to Capri for an ultimate beach holiday experience.

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By Sandra Iskander - 17/06/2016

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A Drink for Two

The Savoy answers the big question, did Sinatra drink Dry Martinis or Jack Daniel’s on the rocks ?

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By Sandra Iskander - 07/06/2016

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Brunching Swiss-Style

Discover the fine art of brunching thanks to chef Mirto Marchesi at Chalet d'Adrien in Verbier

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By Sandra Iskander - 06/06/2016

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Multi starred Chef Arnaud Faye arrives on the Côte d’Azur

Chef Arnaud Faye leaves Chantilly's "Auberge du Jeu de Paume" for the "Château de la Chèvre d'Or" near Monte-Carlo

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 05/04/2016

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Timely Letters

Step back into 18th century romance with Jaquet Droz's automatons in the charming city of Neuchatel.

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By Sandra Iskander - 04/04/2016

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Relax and Play

There is no better way to relax while visiting Melbourne than to enjoy an all over body massage courtesy of the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park.

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By Sandra Iskander - 04/04/2016

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Prix Villégiature Awards 2016 : a 100% journalists jury

Since 2003, two or three General Managers of famous hotels located in Europe were participating to the Jury meetings as technical advisors. It has been decided that as of the 2016 edition, the Villegiature Awards Jury will be only constituted of journalists working for powerful medias located all over the world.

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By Sophie Le Liepvre - 13/11/2015

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My art travelling by painting a meeting with Jan Dilenschneider

Early in this spring 2015 I found myself being invited for lunch at Jan and Bob Dilenschneider’s mansion in Darien, Connecticut. Before experiencing the famous Maine Lobster, Jan drove me to her ‘Atelier’ as she revealed to me that she ‘inherited’ her passion for painting from her mother, Betty Ellen Hennessey.

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By Mario de Castro - 23/09/2015

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