Palace Hotel

About a suite at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne: one of the best palace hotels in the world

One beautiful summer day in Europe, living a #Travelife, we left the spa town of Evian-les-Bains in France, where we’d just been on a spa holiday, on a morning so bright that I had to stop the car by the ridge for a look at Lausanne in Switzerland, clear across Lake Geneva on a day so …

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New Year oshogatsu celebrations in Japan at the Palace Hotel Tokyo

Like the Oktoberfest in Munich, and the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tokyo is gearing up for the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations, celebrated from December 31 to January 2. Called “oshogatsu” in Japanese, this is one of Japan’s most symbolic and meaningful holidays. On sale from next week. Scroll down to read more… THE BEST …

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Best of a Travelife 2013: Afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo

As 2014 approaches, we look back on the amazing year that was and remember the best of 12 months of truly wonderful travels and fabulous adventures.  Thank you for following us on our never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife. Scroll down to read more… THE BEST AFTERNOON TEAS OF 2013 I do love a proper afternoon …

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Wonderful kaiseki meal at Wadakura, at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo

Read about the world’s best hotel for design 2013,  in the June-July 2013 issue of Travelife Magazine.  On sale everywhere until August 15. In Tokyo recently, I had one of the most delicious kaiseki meals in recent memory, at Wadakura, the kaiseki restaurant of the lovely Palace Hotel. Kaiseki is a meal full of delicate nuances. Sometimes the nuances …

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Japanese afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo

Japanese-style afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo Read about the world’s best hotel for design 2013,  in the June-July 2013 issue of Travelife Magazine.  On sale everywhere until August 15. I recently had a very nice Japanese-style afternoon tea with my friend Alona, at the Palace Hotel. This is a lovely old hotel that was completely …

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Some of the most beautiful hotels in the world are in this issue of Travelife Magazine

This very special issue of TRAVELIFE Magazine has many hotels in it. However, this is only because we found so many hotels worth making destinations in themselves in the course of our travels around the world in the past months. THE HOME OF THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD  The Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, …

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A proper Japanese afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World

Japanese-style afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel today This afternoon, I had a very nice Japanese-style afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel, a lovely old hotel that was completely torn down and rebuilt into an equally lovely new hotel, that is now a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Scroll down to read …

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A wonderful kaiseki meal at Wadakura, at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo tonight

Tonight I had one of the most delicious kaiseki meals in Tokyo, in recent memory, at Wadakura, the kaiseki restaurant of the lovely Palace Hotel. Kaiseki is a meal full of delicate nuances. Sometimes the nuances are so delicate that I hesitate to recommend the kaiseki experience to foreigners. Most of them are expecting familiar …

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