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Le Roch Hotel and Spa- Hidden Gem in the heart of Paris

As classy and posh as Paris goes, there is also very cool and chic side of it. Le Roch Hotel & Spa is one fine example. Part of the Design Hotel group, tucked behind the small Rue St Roch, you barely notice this boutique hotel in the heart of the city.  The hotel is really very hidden, but the giveaway is there are always 2 very well-dressed men standing at the door to meet and greet you. Redesigned by architect Vincent Bastie, taking a fading public building and transformed it into a neighborhood classic ; Le Roch’s 37 guestrooms and suites feature unique décor by French designer Sarah Lavoine. I particularly like the court...
Category: Hotel

Secret Garden in the heart of Shanghai

Ok, maybe it’s not so secret anymore. The Puli Hotel and Spa , opened in 2009, is still one of my favourite hotels in Shanghai. This is my second time staying at the hotel, and I still manage to get lost around the area and could not find the entrance. Tucked in the middle of Jing’An district, it is actually as well-connected as it can get, the hotel is a little oasis amongst the buzzing city. There are 193 rooms and 36 suites, a restaurant, a bar , a Health Club that equipped with state of the art gymnasium, sauna, steam room, experiential showers, jacuzzi pool, 25-metre lap infinity pool as well as the first Anantara Spa i...
Category: 旅遊

The ” Stockholm Syndrome” – Nobis Hotel

Ever heard of the term ” Stockholm syndrome”? Now here’s a little story that traces back to the origin of the term.  In 1973 Stockholm,  bank robbers held four employees of the Kreditbanken hostage in the bank’s vault, during the six days of their captivity, the hostages gained sympathy for and even loyalty to their captors. This unusual development in hostage situations has been referred to as the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ ever since. The Nobis Hotel buildings are the site of a dramatic attempted bank heist and the origins of a psychological phenomenon dubbed ‘Stockholm Syndrome.’ and the bank vault is now part of ACNE st...
Category: Hotel

The cool Miss Clara

Stockholm has always been a place known for its cool design, the Scandi coolness is so captivating. When I visited Stockholm earlier, I stayed at one of the boutique hotels in the heart of the city, Miss Clara by Nobis. Sveavägen, where the hotel is located, is Stockholm’s most cosmopolitan boulevard, cutting straight through the heart of the city from north to south. This part of Sveavägen, north of Kungsgatan avenue, is one of the most expansive focal points in the evolution of a new and more dynamically attractive Stockholm City district. Part of Nobis Group, the 92-room hotel was originally an Ateneum girls’ school buildi...
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Pool side chill in Ibiza- OD Talamanca

I know I know, being in Ibiza is supposed to be on the beach and everywhere near the sea. BUT when I was taken to OD Talamanca, I decided that this poolside is good enough for me to relax and just chill for an entire morning. Just look at the pool side, under the blue sky and sun at 31C, how can I not just do nothing but dip in the water from time to time and work on my sun tan? (which I got a very honey sun-kissed tan by the way) Adding to other 3 OD hotels, newly opened earlier this year, OD Talamanca situates at one of the finest locations on the island. The unique retro-glamour style hotel has breathtaking views of both Tala...
Category: Europe