More from: Matt Hranek
Style June 2018
What to Do in Maremma, Italy
When Florence is overrun in the summer months, Maremma — a.k.a. the Costa d’Argento — provides the Tuscan escape you’ve been dreaming of…
Style May 2018
Exclusive! Armor Lux x The Rake x WM Brown Terry Cloth Blazer
When the hotel pool calls, how does one navigate the refined hotel interior in a manner that meets both functional and sartorial standards? At The Rake, we think we’ve discovered the…
Pleasure November 2017
10 of the Best Negronis & Where to Drink Them
Our travel correspondent and resident Negroni enthusiast Matt Hranek lists his top spots to enjoy the most perfect of Italian cocktails.
Pleasure March 2017
Le Bernadin by Eric Ripert, New York
Matt Hranek rediscovers an old favourite in New York’s famous Le Bernadin restaurant – and finds more to love there than ever.
Pleasure February 2017
La Posta Vecchia Hotel, Rome
Located just south of jet set favourite, Il Pellicano, sits sister hotel La Posta Vecchia. Can it live up to the family name?
Pleasure December 2016
A Bite of the Big Apple: Benoit New York
The Rake’s Travel Correspondent divulges why one visit to Benoit New York simply isn’t enough.
Pleasure November 2016
Art Decorum: The Beaumont Hotel
The Rake’s luxury travel correspondent proffers some thoughts on an establishment that is as refined and luxuriant as it is generously appointed and welcoming.
Pleasure September 2016
Gold Standard: La Colombe D'Or
The remarkable Provençal retreat of La Colombe d’Or is a place as inspiring today as it was to the generations of angst-riddled artists that have patronized it for the past…
Pleasure August 2016
Dizzying Heights: Sunset Tower Hotel, Los Angeles
In a city filled with faceless corporate hotels, The Sunset Tower in Los Angeles shines like a beacon of hope for those in search of a truly rakish travel destination.
Pleasure August 2016
Institutional Luxury: Le Bristol Hotel Paris
The Rake’s luxury travel correspondent waxes lyrical on a long-standing Parisian institution that could not be more eminence grise worthy if it tried.
Pleasure July 2016
Puttin' On The Biarritz: Hotel Du Palais
An almost impossibly romantic destination, The Hotel du Palais is located on the Côte Basque in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the romantic port town of Biarritz.
Pleasure June 2016
Indian Summers: Suján Rajmahal Palace Hotel
Relax like royalty in the former residence of choice for the Maharajas and the Queen Mother, at the Pink City of India’s most indulgent hotel.