EPISODE I: LONDON, UK HOTEL Stay in one of the newly refurbished suites at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London. Internationally acclaimed designer, Joyce Wang, drew inspiration from the natural beauty of Hyde Park and the 20th century Golden Age of travel. Each of the 181 guestrooms and suites were redesigned to exude contemporary London style and timeless British elegance with art deco-inspired features and carefully curated artwork. mandarinoriental.com BAR Experience a Negroni from the mobile negroni trolley at BAR 45 at the 45 Park Lane Hotel on the grounds of the old Playboy Club. The bar interior has a rich décor and intimate feel.
Le Bar des Bergues at Four Seasons Hotel des Burgues
dorchestercollection.com RESTAURANT Dine at GBR in Dukes Hotel, This Great British Restaurant offers all day dining sourced exclusively with domestic ingredients. Overseen by Norfolkborn Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham, the menu feature traditional British dishes with contemporary twists. gbrrestaurantslondon.com INDOOR Stay cool in the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London and experience the Tian Quan, a personalized bathing treatment inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Natural herbs, combined with Mandarin Oriental Signature
Le Cinq at the Four Seasons King George V Hotel
products are used together to create a soothing and tranquil bathing experience, followed by a hydrating facial, a full body massage, relaxation time and a delicious wellness snack.
and Place Vendome. Enjoy patisserie from Chef Cedric Grolet and two-Michelin Star dinner at Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse. Stay in new penthouse suite, The Belle Etoile, with a patio offering 360 degree views of the Paris skyline.
OUTDOOR Head to the rooftop Sky Gardens of 20 Fenchurch Street – three stories of landscaped gardens atop the ‘mobile phone’ building in London. Tickets must be obtained in advance but admission is free. If all that smelling of the roses is making you hungry, the rooftop Fenchurch Restaurant won an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine this year.
BAR Visit the speak-easy style bar, La Terrasse Krug, nestled inside a suite in Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. Push the buzzer and when granted admittance head for the cozy bar and outdoor patio seating with commanding views across the River Seine on the Eiffel Tower.
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EPISODE II: PARIS, FRANCE HOTEL Stay at 5-Star Hotel, Le Meurice on the Rue de Rivoli, close to the luxury goods shopping of Rue du Faubourg Sainte-Honore
RESTAURANT Savour a lunch to remember at Restaurant Le Cinq at the Four Seasons King George V Hotel. Chef Christian le Squer leads a team which has held a prestigious three Michelin stars for two consecutive years. Signature dishes include Deepwater sea scallops browned in Colombo spices, boulgour-style cauliflower with carica fruit and Young partridge, duck mallard and grouse pithivier