Rosewood Hotel London

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A grand property that had become virtually invisible in its own neighbourhood has been transformed at huge cost into the Rosewood London, and what should be one of the capital’s hottest hotels. But, as Lisa Richards explains, some of its ghosts still linger

Read more: http://civilianglobal.com/hotels/five-star-three-star-thorns-side-review-rosewood-london/#ixzz33rmotsgF

Less A Massage, More A Cure…

Rohan Quarry Day

Lisa Richards was looking for more than a fancy spa treatment, she was looking for an end to relentless back pain. Rohan Quarry Day, Christina Ong’s personal physician, had the solution.

Read more: http://civilianglobal.com/features/rohan-quarry-day-best-massage-in-london-metropolitan-by-como/#ixzz33rlx0I5Y

The Fear Factor // Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Without Fear course

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, Flying Without Fear

Resource’s editor, Lisa Richards, confidently takes to the skies thanks to the expert help of Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Without Fear team.

“Something had to be done… My fear was becoming impossible to hide and the planning for wonderful trips harder to enjoy. And now, as I read back through this intro, written before attending Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Without Fear course, I find it pathetic: pathetic that I didn’t do something sooner and ridiculous that in just one day I not only faced a fear but crushed it.”

Read Lisa’s full piece for Civilan Global here.

The MiMo Masterpiece: Fontainebleau

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Lisa Richards, editor of Resource, reviews Miami’s architectural behemoth Fontainebleau for Civilian. Read it here.

“If you create a stage and it is grand, everyone who enters will play their part.” How times change. While downtown there is an air of sophistication – almost – in the pool culture of the Delano, Setai and the Soho Beach Club Hotel, here at Fontainebleau it’s jock meets Eurotrash.

 

Serving An Ace

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London’s openings continue apace, with Resource office’s most excitedly anticipated being the first UK outpost of Ace Hotel. Why have we worked ourselves into such a frenzy about yet another design hotel in London? For us, Ace Hotels have defined an era of hotel design: an eclectic, perfectly executed mix of urban graphics and art with vintage and bespoke products, usually with the city’s hottest chef sweating it out in the kitchen.

The London branch will be no different. Located at 100 Shoreditch High Street and opening this September, the new hotel will fuse together UK craftsmanship with contemporary haute-design. Those residing in its 265 rooms will be able to slip under covers exclusively designed for the hotel by APC and partake in culinary excellence from the founders of East London favourite Bistrotheque.

+DETAILS:

Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London
www.acehotel.com

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We’re In Miami…

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From intimate five-star luxury hotels with impeccable service, to brash, brassy behemoths resembling Vegas-on-Sea. From standard-bearing luxury chain hotels, to boutique boltholes with impressive price tags, we’ve scoured Miami looking for the best hotels, shops, restaurants and service. Our city guide is coming soon. In the meantime, read our review of the Townhouse Hotel, a hip hangout for fashion models and A-list wannabes who’d rather splash their cash in the city’s achingly hip bars and boutiques than on a bed for the night. Read Liz Hatton’s review here.

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In The Bag // Virgin Atlantic to MIA

The Resource team are off to Florida next week on a press trip covering Miami, St Petersburg and Orlando. After our Virgin Atlantic flight out of Heathrow (where we’re hoping to make the most of the Clubhouse’s superlative facilities – by far our favourite airline lounge in the world), we’ll be fighting the jetlag at The Setai, Four Seasons Miami, the Mandarin Oriental, Fontainebleau and The Townhouse.
As passionate travellers who are still bowled over by the concept of trotting the globe (in the very best of taste, naturally) in the name of discovering beautiful things, people and places, we’ve already created an exhaustive list of must-see, must-eat and must-shop destinations. After poring through endless travel books and websites, we’ve also created a long list of spots for the perfect photographic opportunities – our favourite being a sculpture park made up of upended Airstream trailers between Tampa and Orlando.
One of the stores in which we’ll be parting with our hard-earned is MAKR Carry Goods in Orlando. Functional, beautiful, handcrafted accessories, we can’t stop thinking about this Zip Carryall, created by Jason Gregory, who has grown the brand since 2005.
+DETAILS:
MAKR, 444 West New England Avenue, No. 102, Winter Park , FL 32789
www.makr.com

Dishoom, Covent Garden, London

Lisa Richards heads to Covent Garden for a taste of old-world Bombay, courtesy of the hottest kid on the block, Dishoom: join the queue snaking outside Stringfellow’s for some of best Indian food in the Capital. Read her review in full here.

Top 12 Hotels London // London’s finest

What makes a great hotel? Polished service? High-end amenities? Marble-clad bathrooms? A Michelin-starred eatery in its bowels? Super-cool clientele? Location? Technologically-enhanced rooms?

"London's finest hotels"

From a gastropub-with-rooms serving some of London’s finest fodder, to five-star behemoths with hotels all around the world, Resource and friends round up London’s top 12 properties.
Read our round-up and our full reviews here.

"Blakes hotel, world's first boutique hotel"

Emirates Airlines’ A380//Business Class review

Our review of Emirates Airlines’ business class cabin in the Airbus A380 on the Dubai to Bangkok route is now live. Read it here.

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