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Sònia Graupera is a freelance travel advisor based in Barcelona.

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ILTM Asia, 10th anniversary 

The show brought together Asia’s most high level and productive luxury travel agents with 500 luxury travel exhibitors.  ILTM Asia is long established as the most significant industry event of the annual business calendar for the luxury travel industry in the region and a highly significant source of business generation for all of the participants. Exhibitors came from 53 countries covering a wide range of categories, introducing global luxury travel brands to the Asian market. Over 25.000 one-to-one matched appointments took place in Shanghai.
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Explora Rapa Nui, the most remote luxury hotel

The Posada de Mike Rapu in Easter Island offers accomodations worthy of its legendary setting 3,700 miles off Chile's coast. Built to blend into the arid, rocky landscape, Explora Rapa Nui uses pine wood, local stone, and a cylindrical glass-heavy design endowing all 30 suites have enormous windows with broad views of the Pacific. The property is a paradise for active travelers: each morning, guests choose from a menu of excursions, including volcano treks, horseback rides along the coast, and scuba dives. Explora has wisely hired almost all locals, and it's a treat to examine the moai—those giant basalt statues—up close as your guide explains their story the way his ancestors told it to him. Food is also perfect, thoought by Chef Matías Pizarro to delight your lust and balance the sport. Chilean wines & best scotchs also availaible in this all-included concept.
It is one of the most unique experiences you can ever have!
See my pictures Explora Rapa Nui in this link 
See my video of Explora Rapa Nui in this link
See my pictures of Easter Island with Explora Travel in this link


25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt in the Hamburg Speicherstadt

I know Germany really well & Hamburg is my favorite city by far. The Speicherstadt is the Hamburg landmark at the harbour: it's the world's largest integrated complex of warehouses built in 1883, five years before Hamburg received its free port. The warehouses are built on oak piles and the district is crossed by what are known as fleets - canals that are flooded depending on the tides and can then also be travelled by ship.
And the new 25 hours hotel Altes Hafenamt was formerly the office for Electricity and Harbour Construction. Opened in March 2016, offers 49 cozy rooms, none alike. Vintage objects from meet flea markets, harmonise with design pieces.. They all have king-size beds. Plus they also boast the popular 25hours standards that our guests appreciate: ultra-comfortable beds, air-conditioning, sustainable toiletries, flat-screen TV, minibar, bluetooth loudspeakers and free Wi-Fi. The Neni Restaurant seats 80 and serves up the eclectic cuisine: a culinary mosaic of Persian, Russian, Arabic, Moroccan, Israeli, Turkish, Spanish, German and Austrian influences. Do not miss the beautiful terrace or the idyllic inner courtyard. 
See my pics of 25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt in this link
See my video of 25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt in this link

 

Armani Hotel Dubai, understated designer elegance

Lucky me, I was recognized in February by Dubai Tourism with an award with the best social media promotion of Dubai. The prize was a trip for two to Dubai and I invited my mother to an unforgettable trip.
One of the days we enjoyed the Armani Hotel Dubai: The unique spa & the delicious Indian food in Amal Restaurant. Any one beats this perfect combination? I started with the elegant wet area in the Spa, followed by a signature massage by the experts hands of a Filipino therapist. After that we enjoyed superb Indian food -Amal has been recognized as  the best Indian restaurant in Dubai. We were seated with the best views to the fountains. An amazing afternoon!
See my video of the Spa of Armani Hotel Dubai in this link

Before my flights from Barcelona Airport, I always rest in the VIP Lounge Premium Traveller, boasting a sophisticated, comfortable layout. It offers passengers all services needed & is my place to relax before boarding.
Also find them in more than 40 European airports 


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