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he autumn we propose in this issue is an intimate one. The mountains before the snow and the European capitals after summer. An issue of waiting, transition. Political, geographical, touristic. With Americans who want to leave the US and Europeans who want to move there, the Trump effect also influences the scenarios of both the travel industry and that of hospitality. In a waiting phase, markets jolt and then they stand by watching. And so with the travellers who, in the meantime, dream of exotic destinations. Hence we went to Luang Prabang, Darussalam and Jakarta, a stone’s throw from Bali, an evergreen for all seasons. We close with an interesting property in Chisinau, Moldova. Certainly, it is not a frequent destination but it does have its charm. Even though still naïve and unpretentious, it has a story to tell just the same.

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ST. JAMES’ COURT, A TAJ HOTEL London, United Kingdom


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L’ATELIER DE JOEL ROBUCHON London, United Kingdom

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RADISSON HOTEL BRUNEI DARUSSALAM Darussalam, Brunei

LUANG SAY RESIDENCE Luang Prabang, Laos


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This directory offers an annotated and up-todate instrument for the possible destinations for those who want to stay in the city or nearby. This because sometimes it is not only a question of price but rather attention to detail, passion and taste.

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Dal Settecento fino alla seconda guerra mondiale. Due secoli di lusso ai tropici, tra ventilatori a pale, verande, tè pomeridiani e stuoli di servitori. Molti in Asia ma anche nelle colonie africane e in Centro America. Una storia affascinante di lungimiranti investitori, pionieri e avventurieri costellata di nomi eccellenti come Raffles, Peninsula e Strand. Questa directory ci mostra i migliori esempi sopravvissuti dove sperimentare esperienze e atmosfere d’altri tempi.

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LAWRENCE TAYLOR London is always an alluring destination. Lawrence tries various hotels and restaurants for us.

OVIDIO GUAITA Ovidio also visited London and Edinburgh for a few special hotels.

ELSA BOZZAOTRA In flight to discover the best airline companies.

ALESSANDRA JOVINELLI In the Italian Alps on the border with Austria for a design eco-resort.

PAOLO GERBALDO From Jakarta to Malacca to Darussalam to Paris. Then on to the Swiss Alps.

MARIA COSCARELLI A mystical trip among the temples of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO site.

TERESA CARRUBBA Teresa visited the region of the Epirus in Greece and recounts an interesting mountain resort.


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the way to the St. ou cannot mistake ade of red d but is actually very central. Its faç de clu se windows s w em bo as do the James’ Court. It se easy to recognize, it es ak aces are m sp ne e th sto d e style an brick and white nce. However, if th tra en eriors s int e iou ac Th y. sp e rar th ite contempo overlooking qu are ies log no ch r and te ted by a large Victorian, the deco the garden, domina is as l, rfu lou co o ment and round are intimate but als s, both on the pave tile e om hr ly lyc po s re tu spaces unfortunate fountain. It also fea limited size of the e Th . to ds ve be ha r ts we es flo gu the edges of the ring breakfast, when at times, such as du affects the service Quilon, wait for a table. the starred Indian ailable to guests: av asonal are se e ts th an , ur tro sta Various re European Bis d an al m or inf e th Kona, s, too many to the contemporary itish Bank. Perhap Br e th d an en rd ga the s”, an experienceCourtyard season in the World in 80 Taste d un ro It “A is us t sis as ys by Jules Verne. try them all, but to the world in 80 Da d , un ard ro ty p ur tri e ‘Co th St. James menu inspired by rier and canapés in er n t-P ilo en Qu ur e La th of at te se starts with a flu e Bistro, main cour trio of starters at th ll timed, and also we l, ua us un e, to continue with a nc rie na. An opulent expe nied by wines and finally off to Ko , perfectly accompa as m aro d an rs vo of fla made of contrasts e hotel cellar. sommelier from th e th by en os ch lly carefu ly comfortable lcoming and incredib we s, ou or m gla so ssible ... for the next Leaving is not easy return as soon as po to on as re a ion thanks to the posit in 80 Tastes”. “Around the World . 62

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can be recognised he Regency style s. But this ly portico of the main façade appear te sta tlers on e bu th 23 as . exclusivity from afar as soon rience of amazing pe ex ding a an clu of g (in s nin ite ents in the su is only the begin sid re to le ab ail av s, collector, 14 cars call day and night Castro Cuban cigar epr of on cti lle co m), a able to fortunate Rolls-Royce Phanto of the choices avail few a t bu are 70 17 cognac dating from ts. gues d a half of careful ened after a year an op re ly nt ce re s ha d in the use of old The Lanesborough of craftsmen skille am te a cco ed oy pl such as the gilded stu restoration that em iginal decorations, or rt e Pa . th r as fo s are ue on m niq the com restoration tech d wood paneling in an ris s Pa or irr in m ol s, ist oe Br sc Le and ceiling fre e celebrated th es lud inc . ich on wh cti e colle ction of the Oetker Colle other property in th no to nd co se be to ned ich witnesses this hotel was desig in the cuisine, wh en ev en se is ty ali qu urant Celeste. It is The same level of e in the new resta far ed pir ins hnc Fre me time, thanks to the celebration of d creative at the sa an y rar on, po em nt co ef “patron” Eric Frech a cuisine which is d the three-star ch an e ov rio va ab Fa d, n an ria ely Flo ntive, tim the direction of ol. Courted by atte a ist Br by d Le at nie re pa m icu co Ep ac holder of the tasting menu se ur co 5a ia se rn oo Califo , we ch nce, Austria, Spain, all, discreet service lude labels from Fra inc ich wh s ne wi of selection and Portugal. in spring 2017, a, scheduled to open sp e th try to rn tu re tel is unique - even All that remains is a just as this classy ho e, nc rie pe ex e iqu promising to be a un nowned names. among the most re

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f yo u are in search of a place j ust to s at i s f y you r h ung er, yo u’d b et ter l o o k el sewh ere. Wh eth er it ’s d i n n e r wi t h a n ap er it if, a t ast ing menu o r a sumptuous meal, at th e Ate l i e r i t i s an event – intense to t he point of involvin g all th e s e n s e s. I t ’s t rue t hat yo u can cho o se a foregroun d wh ere th e s e r vi ce t a kes p l ace in a quieter environ ment or even on th e te r ra ce, b u t it ’s no t t he same t hing. A p la ce n e a r an o p en k itchen is l ike b ein g at th e c h ef ’s table, i nvi te d to at tend t he creat ive ac t o f H is M aj est y th e food. A b a ll e t of s po o ns, k nives, fo r ks and l adles accompany th e c re at i on of u n iqu e wo r ks, fl eet ing ap p earan ces th at gen erate p le a s u re s a s ra p id as t hey are intense. The sommelier, always at te nt i ve, re commends p air ing s t hat are dar in g but always s u r p r i s i n gl y j ust r ig ht. St i ll d e s i rou s o f a ro mant ic (t r ivial ) dinne r wh ic h on ly satisfies yo u r h u n g e r ? B u t how is it p o ssib l e to depr ive your self of so m u c h p l e a s u re. . .

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he serenel y golden atmosph ere o f Th e G r i ll i s t he ar t o f architec t Bru no M oin ard. With large s te p s we c ros s t he ro o m to b e show n to our table. Th e oak f l oor com b i n e s wel l w it h t he wo o den co unter of th e bar an d cont r i b u te s to mak ing t his rest au rant - open ed in 1 9 3 1 - a s t yle i con . Ch e f C hr isto p he M ar l eix, p ro tĂŠ gĂŠ of Alain D ucasse, ha s m a i nt a i n e d t he o r iginal co ncep t and proposes th e best gr i ll e d food s i n t he cit y, acco mp anied by th e sign ature dish : B l u e Lob s te r Ch owder. Th e s e r vi ce is at tent ive and mo derately in for mal. Th e i n gre d i e nt s a re seaso nal. The Dress co de is smar t casual ... but i n t h e e n d e ve r yo ne is smar ter t han casu al an d, af ter all is said an d d on e, a j a cket makes yo u feel mo st at ease.

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THE GRILL AT THE DORCHESTER London, United Kingdom www.dorchestercollection.com Chef Christophe Marleix

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T TOP RESTAURANT | COPENHAGEN

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he fragrance of the sea. Innovative concept, bar-restaurant but coming from a starred background, Kødbyens Fiskebar nurtures, entertains and is trend-setting. Haute cuisine, high quality and service...extremely friendly. The most surprising characteristic is the setting of the Kødbyens Fiskebar in Copenhagen. The restaurant is facing the market and preserves its vivaciousness. Here fish and shellfish meet up with the world of wine under the supervision of Chef Jamie Lee, who, after having worked the London circuit of award-winning restaurants in 2012, took command of this business. The concept is simple: above all, it starts with the products. These are as fresh as possible. The menu changes daily to best use the catch of the day. Then the wines, chosen by head sommelier Heye Grünberg, respresent Europe in terms of quality, sustainability and...passion of their producers. Even the great names are represented, but, above all, superb labels of the medium to small producers are chosen with maniacal care. Finally, there is the ambience. Cosmopolitan clientele mixed with a hefty representation of locals. A youthful atmosphere (as is the team itself ) where seniors are very much at their ease. The music, the passion for good wine and superb fish unite at every latitude. We recall with pleasure the degustation of oysters (Danish, Breton and French), a delicate trout tartare, scallops and so on - a crescendo of flavours. Jamie spends part of his time in the kitchen and the rest among the clients, managing, commanding and entertaining. Clients are hence in the middle of a ballet of flavours and attention, always at a high alcoholic level.

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Teresa Carrubba

Epirus is the savage face of Greece between mountains, cloaked by dense forests, gorges that plunge down to the nooks and crevices, canyons, waterfalls, rivers and topped by majestic stone bridges.


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A riot of nature through which you can discover amazing archaeological sites, Byzantine churches and treasures of the ancient kings. It speaks of Dodoni archeology, where the priests of Zeus foresaw the future in the rustling of the leaves of the sacred oak. It speaks of history and Ioannina modernity, capital of Epirus, with the Byzantine Kastro and the vibrancy of the thousands of young people who animate it. And there are attractions like the Cave of Perama, in which Nature has scripted surreal plots of limestone concretions.

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Gran Forest Metsovo

a diamond on the top of a mountain The Grand Forest Hotel enters life with a stealthy step, the imposing Greek project of architect Vangelis Stylianidis.

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et like a diamond on the top of a mountain at 1350 meters above sea level, and the hieratic offshoot of the great forest of the National Park of Pindos, which surrounds and protects it. It lies in absolute nothingness, away from the clamor of the world. There is only the muffled silence of snow near Karakoli Ski Center and the rustle of the Zagoritikos River. Here Stylianidis has used the same language as Nature, borrowing primordial elements such as stone and wood and restoring style, elegance and decorum. The luxury of the Grand Forest, in fact, is one of no frills, which is not seen but rather is felt. Everywhere. In the immense hall, a large iron fireplace dominates among parlors and designer chairs under an engaging truss roof and exposed beams. And huge windows, which sometimes reveal two floors of the hotel simultaneously, open onto a breath-taking view. The green valley, mountains and hills, on one of which is set the village of Metsovo like a crib. Many of the 62 suites enjoy this view, including 10 junior garden view suites, 22 mountain-view suites, 16 superior suites with fireplace overlooking the mountains, 8 suites with fireplace and panoramic views at 180 degrees, 6 Grand Forest suite with fireplace and separate living room. The Fontus Spa specializes in skin rejuvenation treatments, signed by Germaine de Capuccini cosmetics. Excellence even in the kitchen with dishes expertly reworked in the Greek tradition by the chef.

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GRAN FOREST METSOVO Epirus, Greece www.chailly.com Rooms & Suites 62 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa Fontus Children yes Chain none Affiliation none Activities ski, trekking, excursions Score 84 Environment 87 Design 90 Service 85 Cuisine 87 Health 74 Spa 81 Rooms 86

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A small sultanate surrounded by the Malay territories on the island of Borneo. Renowned for its abundant oil deposits, it preserves traditions which are only memories in most other places today.

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Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam a great location in the capital of Brunei

A modern and functional hotel that makes a journey pleasant for tourist in the still littleknown Sultanate of Brunei.

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he excellent location of the Radisson allows one to explore Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei on the island of Borneo. The proximity to the main attractions, from the Kampong Ayer village, with its characteristic houses built on the water along the Brunei River, to the Royal Regalia Museum, just across the Radisson, up to the great Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, in fact, permits a significant taste of the local culture of the wet city. The same is true from Kedayan. The rooms at the Radisson Brunei Darussalam are modern and functional. The attention for guests - whether on a business trip or on holiday - is confirmed by meticulous service, the presence of restaurants designed to suit different needs and by the facilities for well-being. As for the restaurants, La Tasek Brasserie presents, in a casual setting, a buffet with Asian fare, but not excluding the best known international dishes. The menu at the restaurant Deals, on the other hand, offers in a more sophisticated setting, an elaborate menu which proposes classic Western cuisine which is re-elaborated with innovative flair. A stay at the Radisson Brunei Darussalam makes a journey pleasant for tourist in the still little-known Sultanate of Brunei.

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INFO HOTEL RADISSON BRUNEI DARUSSALAM Darussalam, Brunei www.radisson.com Rooms & Suites 142 Villas 20 - Restaurants 2 Spa Cantik Children yes Chain Radisson Affiliation none Activities excursions Score 69 Environment 57 Design 71 Service 75 Cuisine 75 Health 63 Spa 65 Rooms 75

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Maria Coscarelli

Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the Land of a million elephants, is an enchanting locality where time seems to have stopped.

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C a lm a n d r elig iou s silen ce creat e a magi cal at m osphere that e n v e lo p s t he sedu ctiv v e a n d el egant ci ty. It has been prot ected by U N E S C O sin ce 1 9 9 5 . On e c an get l ost vi si ti ng the m any t em pl es , h o w e v e r , w h at is str ikin g is the spi ri tual i ty and the cal m . Terzani w r o t e : “ L a os is n ot a p lace, it i s an em oti onal st ate”.

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The Luang Say Residence a dive into the past The charm of traditional Laotian hospitality. A step into history. This is The Luang Say Residence in Luang Prabang.

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rench colonialism vibrates everywhere. Louis de Laporte, Henry Mouhot, Auguste Pavie, Doudart de LaGree, besides their craft, fame and nationalities, have something else in common: four suites dedicated to them at this resort. The reason? Because these explorers with their trips and their works have allowed Luang Prabang to open a window on the world. Staying here is a dive into the past. We are surrounded by history.

The Hotel Manager, Francis Fernandes, welcomes guests, but Laotian kindness reigns supreme. After a day spent enjoying the beauty of Luang Prabang and before dinner, an appointment under the ancient portico at the bar Le “1861”. Starting the evening surrounded by candles with a well-chilled Château Ducru Beaucaillou is an emotion. Just a few steps to the restaurant La Belle Epoque, where one can enjoy a perfect Laotian dinner. Dishes, apparently simple, conceal surprising nuances and pleasant contrasts. Even the presentation is without excess. Let the flavors decree the success of Chef Khampong - flavors inspired by his early-morning rounds in various markets of this delightful town. But the real luxury of this place is the silence. The hotel is completely immersed in a green oasis of peace. Staying there means breathing the atmosphere of a distant time.

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LUANG SAY RESIDENCE Luang Prabang, Laos www.luangsayresidence.com Rooms & Suites 24 Tents 6 - Restaurants 1 Spa no Children yes Chain none Affiliation SLH Activities sightseeing Score 70 Environment 92 Design 90 Service 82 Cuisine 85 Health 56 Spa 0 Rooms 82

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Paolo Gerbaldo

An unrivaled exposition. Dominating the Rhone Valley and with views overlooking the impressive backdrop offered by the crown of peaks deployed from Punta Dufour to Mont Blanc, passing through the Weisshorn and the Matterhorn, Crans-Montana boasts a unique tourist offering. But it’s not the only one.

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The golf course, with its 18 holes - the highest in the world and active since 1908, and skiing, with the first downhill trial in history - the Earl Robert of Kandahar Challenge Cup, in 1911 - have, in fact, granted the great Valais terrace its position of cutting edge course destination. Crans-Montana in the Swiss canton of Valais, today combines nature and sports with art: the Pierre Arnaud de Lens Foundation offers high-level exhibitions, without, however, forgetting to permit guests to find the right mountain atmosphere coupled with boutiques, quality restaurants and lively nightlife.

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The key to reaching Crans-Montana in the same way as all the other places in Switzerland is assured by the Swiss Travel System Tickets. The Swiss Travel System gives foreign travelers the opportunity to explore the entire country with trains, buses, boats and mountain railways using just one ticket: the Swiss Travel Pass. Switzerland, in fact, boasts the densest network of public transport in the world. Along 26,000 kilometers, tourists can visit cities, villages, mountains and lakes without interruption. www.switzerland.com

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Crans Ambassador an unmissable invitation A panoramic balcony overlooking the Valais Alps. The common areas, characterised by large windows with a view of the impressive mountainous arch, are warm and very pleasant.

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rans-Montana, with its balcony overlooking the Swiss Alps in the Valais canton, is exhilarating. The Crans Ambassador, situated in a wonderful position, combines its connotation of “Ski in - Ski out” hotel with a magnificent panorama which guests can admire. The common areas, characterised by large windows with a view of the impressive mountainous arch, are warm and very pleasant. Another magical corner is the terrace with a crackling fire. The Bar Lounge 180 ° creates a warm atmosphere that speaks the language of relaxation and conversation. The quiet and spacious rooms and suites also boast views of the Alps. The extensive Spa extends an invitation to well-being which one cannot easily refuse. A sensory journey entirely devoted to equilibrium and managed by the scientifically competent Nescens, producers of anti-aging cosmetics. Refined and authentic dishes, fruit of a passion for raw material, are offered by Chef Olivier Audrouin. He convincingly blends Valais and Swiss traditions by creating recipes that open new frontiers of taste. From the Crans Ambassador one can enjoy all the beauty of the Rhone valley, majestically surrounded by the towering peaks of the Valais.

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CRANS AMBASSADOR Crans-Montana, Switzerland www.cransambassador.ch Rooms & Suites 58 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa no Children yes Chain none Affiliation LHW Activities ski, excusrions Score 82 Environment 82 Design 81 Service 82 Cuisine 82 Health 78 Spa 87 Rooms 85

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Carlton St. Moritz a condition of the spirit

Ample space and elegance for a unique experience. A condition of the spirit that creates a perfect dialogue between the language of exclusivity with that of refinement.

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agnificently situated, the Carlton Hotel St. Moritz offers a sublime view of the lake and the arc of the surrounding peaks. The Carlton is, in fact, a condition of the spirit that creates a perfect dialogue between the language of exclusivity with that of refinement. The unique atmosphere of the Hotel envelops and immediately seduces guests. A fascinating mÊlange revives the Belle Époque of the tsars and its eternal fragrance. In fact, the outside shape of the building dates back to 1913. All this, however, is masterfully revitalized by the kaleidoscopic interior design of architect Carlo Rampazzi. An efflorescence of spaces, perspectives, antiques, modern touches and functional objects characterises the suites by combining highly refined and familiar sensations. The choices are studied. The materials used are prestigious. The wise use of seemingly irreconcilable styles in the furnishings gives each suite its powerful personality. This strong identity is then added to the colour of the lively surroundings that eschew the cold artificiality of modernity. Each suite is therefore a unique work which originated from a synthesis that surprises without subtracting from the comfort of the rooms. The needs of the guests, instead, are provided for by the butler. The heat of the sauna and Turkish bath best welcomes those who have spent a day on the slopes. A Magical place for relaxation, the Carlton Spa is complete with treatment rooms and swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor. Ample space and elegance are the constant element that accompany the unique Carlton experience. The Romanoff restaurant testifies to a unique past. Chef Gero Porstein proposes gastronomic interpretations in which the focus is mainly on local produce. The sunny terrace prolongs the relaxing atmosphere of the hot corner of history and class recreated in the Carlton Bar & Lobby. Entrusted to the care of the brothers Enrico and Roberto Cerea, owners of one of the summits of Italian cuisine (Da Vittorio in Brusaporto), the restaurant Da Vittorio-St. Moritz has a surf and turf menu that is both exciting and incredibly intense.

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CARLTON ST. MORITZ St. Moritz, Switzerland www.carlton-stmoritz.ch Rooms & Suites 112 Villas 0 - Restaurants 2 Spa Carlton Spa Children yes Chain Tschuggen Hotel Group Affiliation LHW Activities ski, excursions Score 86 Environment 80 Design 90 Service 85 Cuisine 97 Health 78 Spa 83 Rooms 92

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Vigilius Mountain Resorts

the embrace of the forest At Monte San Vigilio, cars and smog are off-limits. Here one can arrive only by cable car. Only 7 minutes to arrive in the realm of Mother Nature, leaving everything else behind.

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eace, silence and fresh air with the scent of larch. An opportunity to breathe deeply.An “Eco”, and not “ego” resort, designed by Matteo Thun with the most advanced eco-sustainable architecture dictates and awarded five stars by Green Eco Hotels of the World. Wood, glass, stone and clay are combined in perfect harmony, causing the border between nature and architecture to fade away. The arrival of the evening is sublime. An excellent chalice of complimentary sparkling wine to sip slowly, sunk in the leather sofas in the living room with the warmth of the flames in the fireplace, listening to the heavenly live music of a harp. Two restaurants are also available to satisfy every taste and every sense. In the 1500 gourmet palates will be delighted by international cuisine with echoes of Central Europe and stunning panoramic mountain views. The Stube Ida, instead, is inspired by the authentic South Tyrolean tradition, with regard to both robust cuisine and the environment, with the characteristic antique stove of colourful majolica. The very carefully designed spa, allows one to experience unique and ancestral sensory emotions. The wooden sun terrace has a lovely balcony overlooking the Dolomites. One inhales the penetrating essence of larch, entering the large windows only to pervade both the sauna - overlooking the forest - and the wonderful infinity pool, paved with rough stone. Finally, the ascetic pleasure of an outdoor Jacuzzi with crystal-clear spring water, surrounded by and suspended between the majestic peaks of firs, where one often sees squirrels peeking through the branches. This is the embrace of the forest.

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VIGILIUS MOUNTAIN RESORT Lana, Italy www.vigilius.it Rooms & Suites 35 Villas 0 - Restaurants 2 Spa yes Children yes Chain none Affiliation none Activities ski, excursions Score 83 Environment 90 Design 88 Service 77 Cuisine 79 Health 75 Spa 90 Rooms 79

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L'Oman di Anantara sui monti dell’ Hajjar e sulle coste Dhofar

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In the Sultanate of Oman two new resort of the Anantara chain have just been inaugurated. One on the coast of Dhofar, close to Salalah, the region that produces

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incense, and the other in the Hajjar Hills, 2000 meters a.s.l.

wo unique p ro per ties for t h e i r ge n re : the first is a l uxu r y reso r t amon g th e h i g h e s t i n t he wo r l d; t he seco nd a rea l oasis of we l l - b e i n g, thanks to it s Anant ara t reatments, b a s e d on s a c red B o swel l ia, t he l eg enda r y in cen se pla nt commo n to this area. And then gastronomic

experiences and the “signature� Spice Spoon cooking class by Anantara; the exceptional butlers, the Gurus; excursions and activities that allow you to discover the authentic Oman ... In short, two new ideal resorts to assist in the exploration of the Sultanate. RESORTS MAGAZINE

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Lawrence Taylor

Chisinau, Moldova

Manhattan Hotel Our stop at the Manhattan was brief but certainly pleasant and perfect for enjoying authentic Moldavian hospitality. No frills but sincere.

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n the dark night in Chisinau, there are few light to lead new arrivals to their destination. The taxi is proceeding along the road when the Manhattan hotel appears. This is an unusual name for a pleasant structure which takes its inspiration from the renowned American city. It is after midnight when we finally enter the property accompanied by a porter who is carrying our luggage. The lobby is deserted but the smile of the fascinating receptionist immediately makes us feel welcome. Very soon we are in our room and the silence strikes us immediately. The hotel overlooks a thoroughfare which is quite chaotic during the day but incredibly calm during the evening. The next morning after an abundant breakfast we venture out to discover the Moldavian capital. For sure, it is not one of the most soughtafter destination; however, it is nonetheless interesting and not to be missed if you are travelling in the area. What makes this city interesting is its dimensions. Being small, its historical centre can be easily visited on foot. Another appreciated characteristic is the copious and luxuriant vegetation. Trees and parks are ubiquitous, even around the hotel. In the evening we return to the hotel for dinner. The service is simple and family-like. The cuisine is simple as well, yet it is delicious - without excesses - and healthy. After dinner the efficient receptionist reserves a taxi for our early-morning departure, and thanks to the free wi-fi, we are able to do the online check-in for our flight with Air Moldova.

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MANHATTAN HOTEL Chisinau, Moldova www.manhattan-hotel.md

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Ovidio Guaita

Loison the italian “panettone�

Fresh milk, butter and cream, natural vanilla from Madagascar and raw sea salt from Cervia give life to a panettone that is unique for softness, aroma and fragrance.

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LOISON Costabissara, Italy www.loison.com

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ar io Loison is at th e h ead of a company th at wants to remain tr ue to its ar t i s a n roots, even wh en it reach es out to th e inter n ati ona l mar k et: “ tradition an d in n ovation”, “substa nce an d c reativit y ” an d “roots an d evolution” are t he slogan s th at guide th eir ever yday wor k . Th e company boasts an agile adva nce d commerc ial produc tion facilit y, wh ic h ena b l e s it to maintain stron g ties with I taly ’s ol d e s t pastr y tradition an d to efficiently ser ve a g l ob a l mar k et at th e same time. Th e flexibilit y of t he str uc ture, wh ic h is th e result of an in alien ably a nd deliberately ar tisan al c h oice, allows it to mee t t he most deman din g spec ification s an d to con sta nt l y update th e produc t ran ge, wh ich n ow con sis t s of over 8 0 produc ts with several var ieties.

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Lawrence Taylor

CBN Cosmetique Bio Naturelle Suisse

CBN proposes skin treatments with Active Plant Germ Cells based on the discoveries of the winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

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eauty comes from pollen. The natural organic line of the well-known Swiss manufacturer of tradition and innovation. The Cosmetique Bio Naturelle Suisse has offered for several years products based on natural Active Plant Germ Cells. The patent is based on the findings of U.S. researchers on the telomeres present in cells. On that basis the laboratories of the CBN has continued the research, applying the findings to cosmetics. The result is a line of products based on the innovative Bio Germinal Complex obtained from the pollen grains of plants grown in the laboratory. The complex acts on the skin cells to extend their replicative capacity. All products are paraben-free, hypoallergenic and have food-grade preservatives. RESORTS MAGAZINE

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