Category: City Breaks

San Lorenzo Lodges by Giovanni De Sandre

Scandal in the papal apartment – Rome’s infamous room opens for stays

As the story goes, a 17th century Pope had an affair with his widowed sister-in-law, and their dalliances played out in a jaw-dropping baroque apartment spanning 350 square metres, replete…

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Cook & Tras Social Library at Six Senses Maxwell, Singapore

Melding of tradition & modernity at the new Six Senses Maxwell

With the December opening of Six Senses Maxwell, this hotel along with its sister hotel, Six Senses Duxton, occupy two heritage buildings – bringing the exciting elements of luxury and…

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The bar is a study in old-world European elegance, with heavy mahogany mixed with rattan touches

Colonial-era Singapore meets old world European luxe

One of Europe’s oldest luxury hoteliers has opened its doors in Singapore’s historic Capitol Piazza, and while its accoutrements are unmistakably European - the hotel’s interiors are draped with decadent…

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The spacious Lagoon Suite offers great privacy if you’re traveling with family

Relive the time of emperors and dynasties

Scholars have waxed lyrical about Hangzhou’s West Lake for centuries, and with good reason. There are few landmarks in China that have received the kind of adoration and acclaim from…

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The Palace's sumptuous artworks are a callback to its history as a former palace

Lavish history meets sumptuous food in this restored Portuguese palace

Lisbon is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most charismatic and vibrant cities, with its rolling hills, the unmistakable pastel-coloured buildings in the old city, and the crash of the nearby coast…

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Spectacular views of downtown Bangkok are served with every tipple

Intimate nightspots in bustling Bangkok

Bangkok can be an overwhelming city, bursting with colour and candour at every turn. In a city that revels in noise and activity, finding a place like the Penthouse Bar…

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The Chapel Lounge by Amit Geron

Reconciling ancient heritage & luxury in Tel Aviv

Like most historic cities, Tel Aviv’s coastal city of Jaffa - once home to quiet, gold-cobbled streets and aged buildings with their histories written on every brick - seems to…

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Rome's famed Colosseum is just one of the attractions on the interactive map

This interactive map makes stepping into Rome’s past a reality

You know the saying: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Tour operator Citalia takes the adage to a whole new level: they’ve put together a detailed interactive map…

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The restorted Juanqinzhai theater room is a testament to the lavish styles of the time

Forbidden City’s elusive Qianlong Palace gears up for its first-ever public unveiling

China’s storied Forbidden City in Beijing is as beautiful as it is elusive. The City served as the former Imperial Palace through numerous dynasties China continues its reclamation of past…

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Cruise down the streets in a classic American car

Experience peace, chaos and vintage cars in Cuba

There's no country that offers more contradictions than Cuba: it is timeworn, and yet elegant - peaceful, and also chaotic - but whatever contrasts the country has, the one thing…

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