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Tokyu Capitol Hotel, Tokyo, Lunch Magazine

Tokyu Capitol Hotel oozes authentic style

It’s after dark when I reach the Tokyu Capitol Hotel, exhausted from a sweaty race around Narita airport to make the shuttle into the city. The hotel, a few minutes away from The Diet, Japan’s parliament, is a peaceful shelter from …

Sheraton Grand Incheon, in Songdo, South Korea

Danke Schön Sheraton Grand Incheon, Songdo

I arrive at Seoul’s Incheon airport at dusk after two weeks traversing Tokyo and Okinawa on a business trip. I am mentally and physically exhausted, desperate to enjoy the …

Lunch Guides - 48 Hours in Yangon

Flying into Yangon by night and you’re immediately struck by the darkness below. Rather than the sparkling dance of millions of lights you would normally associate with a city …

Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

Fronds and anemones at Atlantis The Palm

As I lay flat – arms crossed, breath coming in short gasps – at the top of a 9-storey tall mega-waterslide, I wonder at the will (or maybe the reasoning) it takes to construct such a gargantuan feat of water-filled human ingenuity in …

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

A Jentle touchdown in Singapore - Hotel Jen Tangli…

With a new generation of mobile, technologically savvy corporate travellers crisscrossing the globe, hoteliers are being forced to play catch-up. Slow internet speeds coupled …

Rwandan fashion, Rwanda

Exploring Rwanda’s creative reboot

It’s dark within the covered Kimironko Market despite the warm, sunny day in Rwanda. Seamstresses using pedal-operated sewing machines sit lining the outer perimeter of the …

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

The Godfather of Grapes

With six Academy Awards to his name, Francis Ford Coppola has served up some of cinema’s greatest moments, now he’s helping today’s Oscar winners celebrate their night of nights. When the 2020 Academy Award winners recently tucked into their …

Dale Chihuly, New York Botanic Gardens, Lunch Magazine

Chihuly summer in New York's Botanic Garden

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard of the renowned American glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly. New York’s Botanical Garden (NYBG) is receiving …

gabriel-kreuther-new-york-lunch-magazine

Gabriel Kreuther's fine Alsatian pedigree graces N…

French chef Gabriel Kreuther must have beat a record for the fastest Michelin star awarded to a new restaurant. Kreuther opened his eponymous restaurant in Manhattan just …

Emilia Romagna, countryside with vineyards for wine production on the Italian hills

Italy almost forgot Famoso but now it’s nearly fam…

While Ferraris, food and wine make Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region one of the world’s favourite locales, a collection of local winemakers are passionate about adding the humble and almost forgotten Famoso grape to the list. Sitting in a farmhouse …

The Hotel Artagonist, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Lunch Magazine.

A weekend in Vilnius moves from Le Carre to the Sp…

It’s no wonder film crews come to Lithuania’s capital city to shoot scenes of the Cold War. Wandering some of the squiggly streets that run from the Medieval old town to a …

The Adler Spa, Italy, Lunch Magazine

Italy’s Adler ensures you want winter to come

I used to think paradise only came in shades of one colour – blue, blue and bluer … all of it with golden or white sandy edges and a few whitecaps for good measure. But, I’ve …

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

The Godfather of Grapes

With six Academy Awards to his name, Francis Ford Coppola has served up some of cinema’s greatest moments, now he’s helping today’s Oscar winners celebrate their night of nights. When the 2020 Academy Award winners recently tucked into their …

Warmers Welcomes program

Warmer welcomes await at Shangri-La and Taj Hotels

Hotel loyalty schemes are never really heralded as trendsetters in business but the recent announcement of the integration of Shangri-La Resorts Golden Circle and Taj Hotels …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a …