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Lifestyle | 17 Apr 24

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Nothing surpasses a rooftop for hanging out with happiness. The Emory, Maybourne’s latest London hotel opening on 7th May, has a ninth-floor Rémi Tessier wonder. Exclusive to hotel guests, Bar 33 and The Emory Cigar Merchants operate up there. All 61 hotel suites, uniquely by such legendary designers as Champalimaud, Fu, Rochon or Urquiola, come with complimentary airport/airfield transport – and you can join other foodies for Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s plant-based, or not.


Move over diamonds. It’s watches that are now becoming a gal’s best friend. Not for classic wrist-wearing but as part of fashion. Rihanna favours diamond-studded Jacob & Co ankle watches. Taylor Swift wore a Lorraine Schwartz neck choker with an inset  vintage timepiece at the 2024 Grammys. Now know what to do with granny’s tiny wristwatches, the ones with a half-inch face.


Pre-order airport transport via hotels in 115 countries, at 1,000 airports – and you choose your vehicle, say Lincoln MKS, Maybach, Range Rover, whatever. London-based Rolzo was started in 2020 by its owner, Tom Rippert, a London-based Marseillais fresh from graduating from Kedge Business School. Jason Brooks is artist, Dolce & Gabbana are clients.


Sup and stargaze. Other hotels have professional astronomy gear (Iceland’s Hotel Rangá tops the list) but Thailand’s Anantara Layan Phuket pairs telescopes with Thai cuisine. Its Dara restaurant has cooking lessons by day. At dinner, it’s restaurant service, modern Thai boosted by an on-site fermentation kitchen and barrel-aged fish sauce cellar. And a professionally curated Observatory.

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Pack anything pink, boys and girls, and boogie like Barbie in the pop-up Barbie Dream Suite at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. It’s on the seventh floor, with stunning views of another ‘queen’, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, the minor basilica that’s the seat of Montreal’s Roman Catholic diocese. With 1,200 sq ft of floor space, the suite has room a-plenty with room for at least ten to party. Stick to pink. Order up Dom Pérignon Brut Rosé.


Eleuthera’s Potlatch Club, which attracted Greta Garbo and socialites, was renowned in the 60s and 70s for not charging – it’s named for an American Indian custom of giving things away. It re-opens this June as a swish retreat. Twelve acres of garden, seven miles of beach. Eleven villas plus a four-bedroom, 4,240sq ft, Caribbean art and private pool. Hotel boss is Bhutanese, Kezang Dorji.

Written by Mary Gostelow

Mary Gostelow