Pleasure July 2019
Mandarin Oriental Bodrum: A Turkish Delight
Tucked away on the sparkling Turkish Riviera, the utterly luxurious Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is a delightful coastal cocoon that you’ll never want to leave…
Pleasure February 2019
Oh So Suite: 9 Of World's Best Hotel Apartments
Curious as to where nine of the best hotel suites are located in the world, or what makes them so special? We’ve compiled a list for you…
Pleasure February 2017
Rose Tinted Glasses: Scarfes Bar at The Rosewood
The Rake’s resident drinks writer offers a very personal ode to Scarfes Bar in the Rosewood, a satisfying drinking den composed of mahogany, marble and a myriad of good memories.
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 January 2017
To Heaven and Back: Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Le Touessrok hotel, on the paradisiacal Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, has twice been voted the world’s best. In fact, it is so special, so extraordinary, it might even be out…
Pleasure December 2016
Come Fry With Me: The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
The Imperial Hotel’s jazz-age slash late-sixties ring-a-ding-ding vibe is one of the things that makes the establishment stand out as a particularly unique and undeniably rakish spot to spend time in…
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
Longhing for Perfection: The Riva Lounge at The Gritti Palace
The Gritti Palace is nothing short of a Venetian institution, which can claim to play host of one of the most exquisite bars in Italy, The Longhi. Now though, thanks…
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.
Code July 2016
Wedding Tails: The Honeymoon
Memories of a wedding are won and lost in the outcome of the honeymoon. You may be surprised to hear, though our Editor has no problem going into detail, that there…