Pleasure December 2019
The Beaumont's Old World Resplendence
A bolthole of timeless luxury, The Beaumont offers a stylish escape for those seeking respite from the demands of modern life.
Pleasure November 2019
Badrutt’s Palace: the centrepiece of St. Moritz
One of the most famous hotels in the world readies itself for another winter season of charm, elegant and unabashed old-school hedonism…
Pleasure October 2019
Sanctum of Style: Das Stue Berlin
Das Stue is a luxurious boutique hotel that celebrates Berlin’s dynamic spirit through a fusion of classic and contemporary style.
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
When you think of Japan, generally, either geisha-samurai-tatami-kimono-calligraphy-tea-ceremony tradition, or Astroboy-manga-hightech-neonlit
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…