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Fairmont Peace Hotel- A time capsule of the glorious Shanghai days

The alluring view of the Bund in Shanghai is full of substances, the richness in history and beauty of different architecture all add up to a rather unique skyline. Going back to a century ago, it actually has not changed a significant lot. Among the architecture on the Bund, is the famous Fairmont Peace Hotel (和平飯店), which opened its door on August 1, 1929 as the Cathay Hotel by Sir Victor Sassoon. British by birth and educated at Harrow School and later at Trinity College in Cambridge, Sir Victor went to Bombay and then Shanghai to learn about the family’s multi-faceted businesses, inheriting the helm of the company in 19...
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Make it a special Christmas

  If you are still doing a last-minute Christmas trip planning, here is one experience for you. As Rotterdam has become more and more popular among travellers, one of the most iconic hotels that I had stayed there twice, nHow hotel, has created something really special. In my previous posts I had mentioned how much I love about the hotel’s panorama view, the location and the creativity they put into every setting and design. This Christmas, they have created something special for the annual auction for the Red Cross. The auction is a very big thing in the Netherlands. It is being organized by one of Hollands most famous radio ...
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Secret Garden in the heart of Shanghai

Ok, maybe it’s not so secret anymore. The Puli Hotel and Spa , opened in 2009, is still one of my favourite hotels in Shanghai. This is my second time staying at the hotel, and I still manage to get lost around the area and could not find the entrance. Tucked in the middle of Jing’An district, it is actually as well-connected as it can get, the hotel is a little oasis amongst the buzzing city. There are 193 rooms and 36 suites, a restaurant, a bar , a Health Club that equipped with state of the art gymnasium, sauna, steam room, experiential showers, jacuzzi pool, 25-metre lap infinity pool as well as the first Anantara Spa i...
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Old school English Charm at The Dorchester

London has always been one of the top cities to visit, and there are so many hotels in town that you just lose track on which is where. However, there are a good few hotels that has been long standing with history and keeping the classic old-school English charm. It is quite distinctive when you walk into an old-school hotel that maintain the standard. I have heard a lot about The Dorchester, and finally after living in London for so many years, I made a visit there. As soon as I walked in, I can understand why the Dorchester is still a favourite among many travellers. The reputation of the hotel is unique in having established ...
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The ” Stockholm Syndrome” – Nobis Hotel

Ever heard of the term ” Stockholm syndrome”? Now here’s a little story that traces back to the origin of the term.  In 1973 Stockholm,  bank robbers held four employees of the Kreditbanken hostage in the bank’s vault, during the six days of their captivity, the hostages gained sympathy for and even loyalty to their captors. This unusual development in hostage situations has been referred to as the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ ever since. The Nobis Hotel buildings are the site of a dramatic attempted bank heist and the origins of a psychological phenomenon dubbed ‘Stockholm Syndrome.’ and the bank vault is now part of ACNE st...
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