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Article Image - Artful Lodger
Take the escalator straight up to the massive, central atrium and you’ll be forgiven for thinking you're in a museum, not a hotel. There’s no spa. But there’s art in every corner. You can even ask for your own guided tour. There’s a lot more to the Conrad than meets the eye.
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Article Image - Lifestyle Adjustment
First opened in 1885, but vacant since 2004, the hotel originally known as the Metropole reopened last year after a 475 million USD renovation as the Corinthia. Located near Trafalgar Square in London’s West End, the Victorian structure now boasts seven penthouse suites, Harrods’ first-ever hotel boutique and a four-story spa.
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Article Image - Double Dutch
To many people, Amsterdam is still about sex and drugs. Pity, because beyond the clichés, it’s a vibrant city full of life, culture and art. In the newly reborn Grand Amsterdam, a Hotel Sofitel Legend, this surprising city finally has a destination to match its majesty.
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Article Image - Funky Old Medina
Following Tunisia’s first free elections since independence in 1956, tourists are finding their way back. To celebrate, Bespoke visits Dar HI, French designer Matali Crasset’s architectural foray, burrowed deep in the country’s southern desert terrain.
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Article Image - Fit for a King
Built by royal decree from Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House Muscat is an astonishing new “centre for cultural radiation”. If managed appropriately, it has the potential to change the way the arts are viewed and practiced not just in Oman but the region as a whole.
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Article Image - Much Kneaded
The Chedi in Muscat recently revealed its new 12,000 square-metre ‘wellness facility’ and after a couple of days of testing it out, Bespoke has judged it worthy of very high accolades.
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Article Image - Peninsular Paradise
The Amanruya in Bodrum is a fabulous village-like resort and Adrian Zecha's third regional property after the Chedi in Oman and the Amanjena in Morocco. This hidden sanctuary is well-worth a visit.
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Article Image - Totally Unfair
Famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer left behind a dream in Lebanon’s Tripoli which soon became impossible: a massive, unrealised fairground that had to give way to the vestiges of war. Bespoke revisits this forlorn site, replete with Niemeyer’s grand and modernist vision.
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Article Image - The Hunt for a Shred of Sober
A trip to the most populous city in the United States may be quite the thrill but finding the perfect hotel in vibrant New York is no easy task. Fortunately, Bespoke discovers a new sanctuary that’s worth every cent.
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Article Image - Yours Only?
One and Only resorts are known for their stunning locales from the Maldives, Bahamas, and Mauritius to Mexico and South Africa. They recently opened One and Only The Palm in Jumeirah, Dubai, so Bespoke took a much needed vacation just to find out what makes this hotel so special.
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Filmmaker Alejandro Landes’ glorious contemporary home in Miami, on the shores of Biscayne Bay, is as captivating as a cinematic masterpiece.
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