“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.” – John Maynard Keynes Now and then it is a joy to have one’s table red with wine and roses. – Oscar Wilde “In wine there is truth. (In vino veritas.)” – Pliny The Elder [A.D.23-79] “Wine can of their wits the wise beguile. Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.” –Homer, “Odyssey” (9th c. B.C.) “Wine, madam, is God’s next best gift to man.” – Ambrose Bierce, ”The Devil’s Dictionary,” 1907.   “I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate…and I drink Champagne when I lose, to console myself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte   “IfRead More →

Opened on the 6th May, this is Shangri-La’s first UK hotel, one thing is for sure, nothing in London will come close to offering the experience of staying in The Shard. As the tallest hotel in Western Europe and the first high-rise hotel in London, the Shangri-La occupies levels 34 to 52 of the 72-storey Shard.  Guests can enjoy a contemporary design with Chinese influences. To ensure the ultimate luxury experience, the hotel will feature an extensive collection of original artworks as well as a grand staircase sweeping across double length floor‑to‑ceiling windows. Darren Gearing, the hotel’s executive vice president and general manager comments “The hotel’sRead More →

Bulgari Hotel London

Today part of the LVMH Group, Bulgari was founded in Rome in 1884 as a single jewellery shop and progressively imposed itself with its magnificent jewellery creations, emblems of the Italian excellence.  The new development, pay tribute to Bulgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noble manufacturing traditions with an understated, elegant design concept with silver forming the underlying theme of the design. The sleek architecture and refined interiors, designed by Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners, marry the Bulgari glamour and heritage with sustainable design features and state of the art technology. Many of the furnishings and textiles throughout the hotel and residences were made exclusivelyRead More →