In 2016, I was lucky enough to have had the chance to travel a lot. I discovered more than 20 different cities and checked into more than 25 hotels around the world. Each hotel was a unique experience and a step forward to learning more about the culture of every city I have visited. From London to Seoul, Dubai and San Francisco, 2016 was a hectic year filled with excitement and learning. Check below my favorite hotel stays in 2016:
Park Hyatt Istanbul: An Outstanding Hotel!
Located in the heart of Istanbul is the Park Hyatt. Visiting the capital for the weekend, it's where my wife and I chose to relax far from the city's busy life. The hotel rocks! A wide lobby, a welcoming staff and a majestic in a 60sqm room. We checked in and we didn't feel like leaving it!...
JW Marriott Essex House New York: An Iconic Hotel
Facing Central Park on upper Manhattan and a couple of blocks from the Apple Store is an old building hosting one of New York's finest hotels. JW Marriott Essex House New York expresses elegance, class, know how, professionalism and relaxation... I spent three memorable night...
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel: A Relaxing Stay
On the 29th floor of Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel is where my room is. It was 10pm already and I was relaxing in my spacious room with a beautiful view onto the brightly lit Sheik Zayed Road. The room is filled with amenities, class and finesse. I was happy to stay in this calm hotel for the next three days in the city of life.
Fine living is what the Kempinski hotel down at the Dead Sea is all about. It's the place to relax. Come as a family or a couple or with friends and discover the wonders of the Dead Sea alongside many restaurants and dining possibilities. This is my fourth time on the Dead Sea and this is my favorite visit to date.
The Coex Intercontinental Hotel Seoul, Korea
After five nights spent in one place you can't but discover it upside down. That my second time at the Coex Intercontinental and I personally enjoyed every detail of it. A welcoming staff always at your service, large rooms with a view, a refreshing air conditioning unit, a rich breakfast and a busy neighborhood.
Artus Hotel: A Recommendation on Saint Germain
Beautifully lit with light fresh colors, decorated with light wood and accompanied by smooth jazz music, five nights at Artus Hotel were unforgettable. A light blue facade, a spacious lobby, a welcoming and smiley staff, a warm room... It's got it all!
The Ritz Carlton Hotel Berlin: High Standards in Hospitality
The car parked in front of a high building, a large glass door and a doorman ready to welcome you in and take care of the luggage. A beefeater walking around the lobby welcomes guests to the bar, with three or four doormen attending to guests and the concierge. A reception, a cafe, a bar and the restaurant. Welcome to the luxurious Ritz Carlton in Berlin.
The Rocco Forte Munich: An Excellent Hotel
It is indeed one of the finest hotels I have visited to date and it starts as soon as you arrive at the entrance. A majordomo welcomed us, took the car and made sure the luggage was sent to the room while we walked to the reception. We were spending three nights at the Rocco Forte.
The Príncipe di Savoia, Dorchester Hotel Milano
It's luxury at its finest, a place where they get the details right, a fine hotel located on Piazza della Republica, a five star where every detail is taken into account to make your stay memorable. Ten floors of rooms, a big hotel, the bar, the beautifully decorated restaurant and a room which is relaxing for a week's stay.
I can write about it for hours, long pages about the details this hotel has to offer. I spent three memorable nights, met the most professional staff, enjoyed amazing food and beyond. The hotel is called the JW Marriott, it's one of Dubai's biggest, the highest hotel in the world spread on 72 floors, spread in two towers, hosting a selection of 14 restaurants and a staff that attends to the smallest of your demands and details.