Elegance and discretion at the Halkin

For our second 2013 stay in London, we made the choice of discretion and elegance staying at The Halkin. Let’s put aside opulent properties for a while and focus on this charming luxury boutique hotel Located in the exclusive Belgravia district, away from the city traffic and noise but close to all main points of interest. This human scale hotel…
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Europe tour via London and Milan

Europe is a good travel option for late October as you can still benefit of good weather, warm temperatures and discover gorgeous autumnal landscapes ; moreover all capitals and main european cities are easily available by train or plane through shorthaul. So on this basis and upon readers’ requests, we decided to visit London – let’s say our first “traveling” home…
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Take a break at Grand Hotel Bordeaux & Spa

Bordeaux is a wonderful place to spend romantic time and have a good overview of French heritage – architecture, wine, fashion – just few steps from Paris ; you can refer to our Travels section for more details. To plan a luxury trip there, The Luxe Insider would definitely recommend to stay at the Grand Hotel Bordeaux & Spa where we enjoyed…
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Pleasant stay at Armani Dubai

Dubai is a vibrant city in a constant land extension – 15% increase by year –  with a population highly interested by luxury goods and hotels. Indeed you can find five-star hotels and palaces everywhere, from small jewels like Bab Al Shams Desert resort to huge complex like Atlantis The Palm, so the choice of a place to stay might…
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Peaceful night in Emirates Business Class

The Emirates miles loyalty program is good enough to allow you a free upgrade from Economy to Business after only one Economy return from Europe to Dubai, that’s why we took the occasion during our 2013 Middle-East Tour to flight from Dubai to Malé (Maldives) in Business with the few miles we had. First when you arrive at the airport you find…
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Middle-East tour

For my first time in United Arab Emirates, I chose to take a 3 days stopover in Dubai before going to Maldives ; flying with Emirates you can find many interesting offers, especially including stopover. I was very worried about what to do in Dubai but finally it was ok, there are lot of great things to discover such as…
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Air France meets excellence in A380 First Class

Sometimes you don’t know what to do with your miles ; some complimentary Economy flights in Europe ? a round-trip Business flight between Paris and New York ? No, with Air France it definitely doesn’t worth it… In my view Air France miles are good only for complimentary A380 First Class tickets – maybe B777 too – or upgrades from…
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