In one fell swoop, we have shrunken the Earth My magic carpet around the world As I upload my last files to the shared folders and put my Holiday Inn green mug in my backpack – the modern equivalent of the cardboard box ritual of yore – I take a Read more…

InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu is now officially signed: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts will be coming to France’s gastronomy capital by 2018. The 143-room property will be the company’s fifth InterContinental® hotel in the country, joining InterContinental® Paris – Le Grand,  InterContinental® Paris – Avenue Marceau, InterContinental® Marseille Hotel Dieu, Read more…

Excerpt of a wonderful first trip in Thailand; 5 days in bustling Bangkok, 4 days in luxurious Hua Hin. This first trip only whet my appetite for more. More smiles, more discoveries of a rich and incredibly diverse heritage, more great hotels, more ever-present spirituality… Pictured above: Bangkok Airport, sunset Read more…

What is the very best hotel loyalty programme out there? Frequent travellers, read this analysis of the 6 major hotel loyalty programmes by @HeadForPoints. This brilliant series is divided into "Facts" & “Opinions” posts. I highly recommend reading the “Opinions” ones which are notably full of excellent insights: Club Carlson: the Facts // Read more…