Il Melograno, Puglia

Il Melograno is one of Italy’s hidden treasures in the sun-soaked province of Puglia. The solid white-washed masseria is set around a large square, with giant cacti, glazed urns and ancient olive trees. Furnished with antiques, richly coloured rugs, and valued paintings, it exudes a cool airy elegance. I loved the indoor and outdoor pools, … Continued

Elounda Mare, Crete

This is a hotel that seeps into your psyche and lures you back time and again. Set amidst scented gardens, overlooking the glinting bay of Mirabello, the Elounda Mare is quintessentially romantic. The traditional whitewashed buildings are stylishly furnished with rugs, antiques, and comfortable furniture, and the overall sense is of space and privacy. It’s … Continued

The Peninsula, Bangkok

In the steaming, electric atmosphere of Bangkok, one of the world’s most exciting cities, The Peninsula Hotel is a supercool, sophisticated refuge. Reaching up 37 floors, its panoramic views are the most breathtaking in the city. All the rooms in the W-shaped glass and steel tower overlook the meandering Chao Praya River and awesome sprawl … Continued