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Sònia Graupera is a freelance travel advisor based in Barcelona.

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The Peninsula Paris, the real Parisian grandeur

A superlative service since August 2014, it is the latest jewel in Paris. The hotel located in a late 19th century classic Haussmanian building has 200 rooms & 34 suites. All of them state-of-the-art: guests can make free phone calles anywhere in the world and rooms are fitted with coffee machine, a printed and even a nail polish-dryer -so useful!. A tablet centralises all functions from dimming lights to ordering in room dining.
I loved the luxurious spa occupying 1.800m2 offering a nice indoor pool, 2 jacuzzis & 8 treatment rooms. I totally loved the new products & treatments designed for The Peninsula Spa: Sattva, an innovative & results driven range of Vedic Aromatherapy spa combining classic ayurveda methods with contemporary massage techniques.
Do not miss a visit to the Chinese Restaurant Lili a truly gastronomic Chinese journey.
See my pictures of The Peninsula Paris in this link
See my video of The Peninsula Paris in this link 


Mandarin Landmark, Hong Kong, the most chic hotel in Hong Kong

Perfect located in the heart of Central district, the hotel is chic, spectacular & offers the perfect service: 113 rooms which habe been thought to provide a peaceful and comfortable residential experience, all of the spacious guestrooms & suites just have been given a fresh & contemporary makeover, by the award-winning Hong Kong designer, Joyce Wang. Each room is complemented by bespoke furniture and lighting options to create a sense of cocooning and relaxation. A calming colour palette and luxurious fabrics have been used throughout, while the signature bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and power showers have a sleek light-filled feel. My favorite part of the room is the huge and unique bathtubs.
A must is the Spa & Wellness area with a beautifully designed indoor pool, spread over two luxurious floors, this harmonious place of wellbeing offers far more than the traditional spa experience: 15 treatment rooms, an authentic Turkish Hammam, Moroccan Rasul & Roman Laconium, & my all times favorite PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez
New York designer Adam Tihany aimed to make a statement with the hotel's Amber restaurant, and he succeeds. Polished mahogany walls and a monumental hanging sculpture of 4,200-plus copper rods greet guests, who are then treated by Dutch chef Richard Ekkebus's exploration of flavors from North Africa, Europe, and Asia. A total foodie experience!
The Landmark Mandarin is an ideal upscale lodging alternative
See my food festival at the 2 Star Michelin Amber Restaurant by Chef Richard Ekkebus link here
See my pics of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental link here
See my video of the new suites in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental here 


 

Chuan Spa Accademy in Hong Kong

Launched in 2013 by Langham Hospitality Group, is thougt to intregrate within the Chuan Spa (in Cordis & Langham hotels) to ensure that the studens jave the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable experience within a 5* fully operational environment. Read more details in my article here 


To arrive to Hong Kong I chose Cathay Pacific and its Business Class. The airline will connect Madrid with Hong Kong in a direct flight B777-300ER from June 2016
 

Four Seasons Guangzhou, life in the clouds

Located in the until the 103rd floor of the IFC tower, it has an stunning architecture which impressed me just entering the lobby & looking up to the atrium. Lobby is on 70th floor & offers unique panomaric views of Guangzhou. The 334 rooms are very large & offer contemporary interiors whith very chic standing-alone bathtubs and floor-to-ceiling windows. Really impressive.
The spa on 69th floor & its infinity pool offers unique views. The Spa team is ready to make the most of the stay to each guest.
Dining in the Cantonese Yu Yue Heen is a truly Chinese experience and do not miss Cath on floor 100 with fine seafood from around to globe. 
To see my pics of  Four Seasons Guangzhou link here
To see my video of Four Seasons Guangzhou link here
T
o see my video of the Spa in Four Seasons Guangzhou link here

Read here my selection of luxury hotel openings in 2016

For my transportation to and from the Barcelona airport I always use Abaser Barcelona, my preferred limousine service in town

Sònia Graupera curating the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle by experience: 
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