Travel London is the world's best destination for 5-star hotels, according to Forbes
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The Connaught, the Berkeley, the Laneborough... The British capital has no less than 19 hotels that have been awarded five stars by the highly respected Forbes Travel Guide. As for fine dining, Macao has the most extensive offer of gastronomic experiences.
Forbes has just published its 62nd list of award winning hotels and restaurants. Both a directory and a ranking system, the Forbes list is taken very seriously by tourism professionals, who value it as a reference. The latest edition is the most comprehensive yet to be created by the anonymous Forbes inspectors, who traveled to an additional 16 countries last year, visiting luxury establishments from the Californian coast to the islands of French Polynesia, where the eco-friendly resort first developed by Marlon Brando on Tetiaroa was awarded five stars.
These are the most commonly stolen items from luxury hotels
It's a common tale — we slip a pen into our pocket or grab some extra soaps for the road when leaving a hotel. Smaller items, especially hygiene products, seem harmless and replaceable. But would you be so daring as to take a TV, a sauna bench or a grand piano? Hoteliers have reported some strange things going missing and no, not from ghosts:
Notwithstanding competition from such beautiful natural destinations, London remains an epicenter for the finest luxury hotels. This year several addresses in the British capital were added to its already extensive list of five-star establishments: the Berkeley, Brown's Hotel, Egerton House Hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel London at 10 Trinity Square, the Milestone Hotel & Residences, and Rosewood London.
A total of 1,898 addresses are listed in the Forbes Travel guide, which this year includes a record 107 establishments that have been newly awarded five stars. In France, the Parisian palaces impressed the inspectors, who "test up to 900 objective, exacting standards". In all, 15 French hotels were awarded five stars, including some that are located far from Metropolitan France, such as the Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in the Caribbean and the St Regis in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
Since the pleasure of fine dining also contributes to the success of a trip, the Forbes Travel Guide has also analyzed the quality of restaurant experiences around the world. The Macau region stood out with 23 addresses, including those of Alain Ducasse (Alain Ducasse at Morpheus) and Joël Robuchon (Robuchon au Dôme). The United States also figured large with Chef Dominique Crenn's Atelier Crenn, Joël Robuchon's Las Vegas eatery, and the world's best restaurant in 2017, Eleven Madison Park, also earning five stars. It should be noted, however, that although the inspectors lauded French talent working abroad, no restaurants in France were evaluated.
When a Hotel Is Home: 10 Insiders on Living With Room Service .
From daily housekeeping at The Ritz to room parties with Lou Reed and Andy Warhol in New York.There are real-life Eloises, brought to live in hotels by their parents. Or travelers sent overseas, for whom a hotel is the ideal prefab base. For others, a stint living in a hotel helps them create a bridge across life’s tougher moments—it can even be a livelier alternative to a retirement community. Here are the stories of 10 people who have lived long-term in a hotel—each for a different reason.
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