Villegiature Mag

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The magazine made by the Villegiature Awards journalists jury members

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Royal Mansour Marrakech consecration BEST HOTEL in the WORLD

The interesting opinion of Grand Winner Jean-Claude Messant, Royal Mansour General Manager about the so important offer in "Grande Hotellerie" in Marrakech.

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By Laith Bazari - 19/10/2021

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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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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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Le Mas Candille ***** : Coup de Cœur des Prix Villégiature Awards

Nelson Monfort fin connaisseur du Mas Candille a remis à Giuseppe Cosmai son directeur général, le prix coup de cœur charme des Villégiature Awards.

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By Nelson Monfort - 16/03/2020

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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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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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BEST HOTEL ART CONTRIBUTION : winner is Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey by Lalique

Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli - founders of Green and Mingarelli studio who supervise LALIQUE hotels architecture and interior design talk with Laith Bazari.

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By Laith Bazari - 02/12/2019

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Le Brach Paris : CREATIVITY is a motto !

Emmanuel Sauvage Managing Director and Co-founder of EVOK hotels group speaks a few minutes with Laith Bazari about Le Brach and the intense development of his group in Europe.

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By Laith Bazari - 26/11/2019

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3 Questions to Nathalie Ryan (Kirei studio) about Hotel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel

The architect and interior designer Nathalie Ryan who founded KIREI STUDIO speaks about her work for this hotel that has just been referenced among the 31 "palaces" in France.

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By The Publisher - 02/11/2019

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What’s 2019 best hotel Group ? Dorchester Collection

At last Villégiature Awards 2019 edition, the 22 journalists from the worldwide press rewarded Dorchester Collection as BEST HOTEL GROUP in the world. An interview of François Delahaye

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By Laith Bazari - 29/10/2019

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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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What are the best hotels in Asia ?

Asia Villegiature Awards section covers hotels located from India, all north and south-Asia , up to the territories of Australasia.

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By The Publisher - 19/06/2019

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Alàbriga : the glamour jet set revival of iconic Costa Brava in Spain

Svetlana Scherer for Alàbriga Hotel received the so tough and so coveted "Best service in hotel in Europe" Villégiature Award. She talks about her vision.

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By Andrei Brauns - 04/03/2019

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Pourquoi le palace du Meurice est l’hôtel le plus branché sur l’art en Europe ?

François Delahaye à la tête opérationnelle du groupe Dorchester Collection s'entretient avec Elke Buchter sur une stratégie très au point.

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By Elke Buchter - 15/10/2018

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Brunch at Brown’s

Bottomless Bloody Marys, great service and delicious dishes make up brunch at Brown’s Hotel.

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By Sandra Iskander - 27/08/2018

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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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Monte-Carlo SBM gets 2 major prizes at 2017 Villegiature Awards

Didier Boidin, Vice President of SBM talks to Chung-Tao HSIEH about high end hospitality service in a multi cultural evolving world.

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 04/12/2017

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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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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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Hotel Savoy: Entering into a legend

A glimpse of one of the hotels with more of London´s history and an iconic bar rewarded at last 2016 Villégiature Awards edition.

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By Ana Diaz-Cano - 11/07/2017

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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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english

Ferrières : une renaissance en majesté et une grande école

En ce printemps 2017 le Château de Ferrieres et sa prestigieuse nouvelle ecole deviennent partenaires des Prix Villegiature Awards. Retour sur une saga exceptionnelle.

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By Marie Montuir - 05/04/2017

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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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Cheval Blanc Courchevel 10 years in a day !

Cheval Blanc in Courchevel gathers all the criteria north european customers like russians do appreciate so much. Helena Couffin-Chernoff explains why this hotel succeded so quickly this challenge.

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By Helena Couffin-Chernoff - 24/02/2017

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russian

Cheval Blanc Courchevel 10 years in a day !

Cheval Blanc in Courchevel gathers all the criteria north european customers like russians do appreciate so much. Helena Couffin-Chernoff explains why this hotel succeded so quickly this challenge.

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By Marie Montuir - 24/02/2017

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Extraordinary inspiration : Villa d’Este

The mythic Villa d'Este located on the italian lake of Como by Massimo Nava. Villa d'Este won the Grand Prix Villegiature Award of Best Resort in 2007.

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By Massimo Nava - 16/02/2017

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Royal Mansour, Marrakech the first Coup de Coeur of Eva (1/5)

Eva Morletto relates here one of her five "coup de coeur" hotels: let's go to The Royal Mansour Marrakech in Morocco.

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By Eva Morletto - 06/02/2017

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Un beau matin à Ibiza …

Abraham de Amézaga spent a few days at the Me Ibiza and enjoyed specially its fabulous breakfasts.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 03/02/2017

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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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Un pas vers l’étoile, les nouveaux chefs au Peninsula Paris

Chung Tao reports about the gastronomic chefs at The Peninsula Paris - 2015 winner of the best SPA in a hotel in Europe.

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 21/12/2016

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FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE PEACE AND WINE

Another experience of the editor-at-large in Europe of Vogue Mexico and Latin America. This time at Domaine de Fontenille, awarded with Atmosphere at Villégiature Awards 2016

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 02/12/2016

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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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A particular souvenir of La Réserve Genève

Abraham writes about his stay last summer in this famous hotel nominated at 2016 Villegiature Awards in 2 categories.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 07/11/2016

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“Il Falconiere” in Cortona Tuscany, Italy

Lady Hawke exists well, she lives in Tuscany and cooks amazingly well !

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By Eva Morletto - 03/11/2016

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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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The charming Tigmiza hotel in Marrakech gets the Grand Prix of Best hotel in Africa

An interview of Maria Laraqui, owner of the Tigmiza***** Hotel & Spa in Marrakech

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By Karine Comazzi - 31/10/2016

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An exceptional interview of Nice, Negresco General Manager Pierre Bord

Pierre Bord reveals an extraordinary response of the Negreso staff last July 14th and the following weeks . An interview full of humanity.

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By Karine Comazzi - 28/10/2016

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At Benyia Mukayu: hot springs merge with the highest levels of hospitality

The Benyia Mukayu on Japan east coast reveals a unique a hot springs hotel so typically japanese with the very best quality criteria

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By Masae Hara - 13/10/2016

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One of the best restaurants on the Cote d’Azur

The restaurant La Passagère at Hôtel Belles Rives in Juan Les Pins southern France with Chef Yoric Tièche reveals extraordinary gastronomic experiences

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 27/09/2016

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chinese

Domaine de Fontenille: a beauty jewel in the quiet Luberon

Nominated at Villegiature Awards 2016 in the Best ambiance and atmosphere category, Eva Morletto passed by the hotel few days ago

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By Eva Morletto - 12/09/2016

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italian

Week-end à Lisbonne

Abraham passed real good time at nominated Valverde Hotel in Lisbon few days ago. He reports for the VillegMag

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 02/09/2016

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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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Three looks for three destinations (3/3)

What to wear when we visit a hotel ? It depends the destination. Abraham de Amézaga continues like our model.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 26/07/2016

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spanish

A NEW BANYAN TREE RESORT IN MOROCCO IS NOMINATED AT 2016 VILLEGIATURE AWARDS

The Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay resort reveals the beauty of Morocco's North coast.

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By Sophie Le Liepvre - 20/07/2016

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LET’S GO GLAMPING ! LUXURY AND UNUSUAL ACCOMODATIONS AT BALI & VENISE.

Glamping means Glamorous Camping… Camping with Luxury Style. Enjoying nature in romantique tents in Bali and Venice. Masae Hara relates us about t 2015 finalists at both Villegiature Awards Best Hotel in Asia and Best Charming Hotel in Europe !

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By Masae Hara - 04/07/2016

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japanese

L’Art de Vivre au Lancaster Paris…ИСКУССТВО ЖИТЬ ПО-ФРАНЦУЗСКИ

Tatiana Pinskaya relates about discrete and mythic hotel Lancaster, Villegiature Awards best bar winner 2013

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By Tatiana Pinskaya - 24/06/2016

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ENJOYING THE ATMOSPHERE OF … AN EX-DISTILLERY !

The small town of Pézenas- in South France- is famous for its liquor distillery producing several Languedoc wines and some famous chef's secret for boosting their recipes : the so unique Noilly Plat ...

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By Masae Hara - 13/06/2016

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japanese

UPON TO YOU, WHAT’S THE MOST ASTOUNDING HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE-EAST ?

Spangles of gold, silver and platinum, rare marbles are one thing many do like, as I do – sometimes - but at the end of the day, is this really what we look for ?

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By The Publisher - 10/06/2016

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Upon to you, what’s the most astounding hotel in the Middle-East ?

Spangles of gold, silver and platinum, rare marbles are one thing many do like, as I do - sometimes !!! - but at the end of the day, is this really what we look for ?

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 10/06/2016

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The Blue Angel at Paris Lancaster Hotel

Top news at Marlene Dietrich's favourite hotel in Paris that got the Villegiature titles of Best Bar in a hotel in Europe in 2013 and Best Restaurant in Europe a few years before

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By Eva Morletto - 08/06/2016

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italian

DISCLOSURE : THE NEW MONTALEMBERT IN PARIS

Next Thursday June 7th, The Montalembert Paris reveals its secrets

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 06/06/2016

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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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Travel with a small suitcase

Abraham de Amézaga relates us about its so frequent short trips with tiny suitcases produced by its favorites big brands

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 30/05/2016

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spanish

Hotel La Ponche, Saint-Tropez : La Storia…

Et Saint-Tropez créa la Ponche...Eva Morletto relates about a 2011 Villegiature Awards winner that just got remarkable enlargements.

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By Eva Morletto - 25/05/2016

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A few steps from my hotel room, unforgettable shopping experiences

From Paris to Hong-Kong, passing by Capri Abraham de Amézaga had some very good time in the boutiques nearby the very best hotels he stayed at.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 19/04/2016

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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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Must try degustation “Sushi – Champagne ”‼

Find the perfect pairing : Sushi of Kanazawa style with Champagne De Barfontarc !

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By Masae Hara - 01/04/2016

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Et si on parlait de Villégiature…augmentée !

Soon the Villegiature Mag will mention along each new article about a hotel or resort, the very very best boutiques and craft shops located at walking distance of the hotel !

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By Rémy Le Liepvre - 24/03/2016

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Four Seasons Hotel – The Ritz Lisbon – A rare work of art !

In Lisbon, the Ritz Four Seasons is without a doubt an must-go hotel. In 2016, the Ritz celebrates its 57 years old anniversary. One of its main characteristics is its collection of works of art created willfully by renowned Portuguese artists.

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By Mario de Castro - 04/02/2016

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The Fuchun Resort, a Chinese ink painting

Fuchun Resort (The best hotel in Asia 2014 at Villegiature Awards) has been designed by the famous architect Jean-Michel Gathy

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By Chung-Tao Hsieh - 27/11/2015

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Champagne in the room

How pleasant it is to arrive in its room and to find, put on a table, a bottle of Champagne and two cups. It is often a gesture of the General Manager of the establishment who receives us as VIP.

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 25/11/2015

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french

Le Grand Atlantic Hotel in Arcachon

Not far from the typical fishermen district of Saint Ferdinand big church, Le Grand Atlantic Hotel in Arcachon opened this last summer.

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By Masae Hara - 11/11/2015

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Peninsula Paris : the rooftop of the summer

The “watchword” is « rooftop ». Nothing better than pursuing the sun on the Parisian terraces dreaming of the tropics, a cocktail in the hand, a lounge music as a background sound at the edge of the ocean constituted by the Parisian roofs and its monuments. The Peninsula Paris is the grand winner of the Best Spa in a hotel in Europe 2015.

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By Eva Morletto - 25/09/2015

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Le Mas de Pierre : Saint Paul de Vence

In Saint Paul de Vence, the genius of Chagall sleeps under the stars of the Mediterranean nights. Le Mas de Pierre is a summary of all the beauty of Saint Paul de Vence.

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By Eva Morletto - 25/09/2015

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italian

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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Experiences in Lisbon

The city of Fado and of nostalgia, the narrow alleys and the mistreated tramways, Lisbon is the eternal paradox between the old and the new, the light of the Atlantic Ocean and the melancholy of the inhabitants. Here are my five experiences in order not to get lost in Lisbon.

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By Ana Diaz-Cano - 30/08/2015

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The discovery

The one who knows how to appreciate the time is an intelligent person. It is not useful to go very far to discover a dream place ; it maybe just a step from home, near the family country house or even if it is a small 4 rooms hotel but with beds on which we would like to remain whole weeks !

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 20/06/2015

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Возвращение легенды

Есть отели, к которым не подходит тривиальное определение, они — больше чем отели,  национальное достояние, ожившая история. К этой редкой категории относится  Hotel Royal Evian, основанный в 1905 году в курортном французском Эвиан. Гостиница должна была принять английскго короля Эдуарда VII , но монарх скончался, так и не побывав в паласе. Однако , судьба отеля  [...]

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By Helena Couffin-Chernoff - 20/06/2015

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The art of the journey

To travel is an art. At least, it should be. For a long time, I was only travelling with “Voyage… d’Hermès” !

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By Abraham de Amézaga - 18/06/2015

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