You think you know Athens, right? The Glorious City, that city of the violet crown. You think Acropolis, Aristotle and austerity. You think the Olympics, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Acropolis – again. Instead, think contemporary, think hip and think dynamic. Think boutiques in Kolonaki, think stylish cafés in Monastiraki, think luxury by the sea and think art in Gazi. Think this way, and you’ve got to grips with modern Athens.
We’re Swiss-bound, and before travelling turn to our friends at LHW for advice. On-target, as always, they pointed us towards La Réserve Genève.
A controversial city that is nothing less than inspiring and stimulating to one’s senses. One of the oldest cities in the world (circa 5,000 years), Beirut has lived under many empires; overcame numerous battles; and underwent major reconstructions. Time after time, the city and its people have risen only to become stronger, more resilient and more flourishing with a hopeful and unconditional love to their country. A passionate Lebanese residing in the Gulf, this is Lama’s ideal 48 hours spent in her hometown – Beirut.
Set up in one of the most prestigious living quarters of Paris, along the Parc Monceau and few steps away from the Champs Elysées, the Hotel du Collectionneur provides the most refined story, a proud historic heritage monument where art deco chic mingles with the taste of an unparalleled luxury of a special nature.
Firmly anchored in the history of Amsterdam, the hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city on the banks of the Herengracht canal, once home to the most famous 17th century merchant families, the Golden Age of the city, and now classified as UNESCO world heritage site.