Here’s a boring list for you.  It has no merits at all, other than to allow me to remember where the hell all my income went this year, and gives me a chance to tidy-up Upcoming stays.  By combining all my fingers and toes, I calculated that I spent around 125 nights away, roughly 35% of the year. As this is a luxury travel blog, I will not count my 1 night stay at the Radisson in Glasgow that I needed to stay in for a business meeting. This is a combination of shame and being fair to the processs. This should exclude The Carlton hotel in Madagascar too, but life isn’t fair so it is staying to prove it.

Total number of visits this calendar year are in brackets if more than 1.


  • Park Hyatt, Vienna

Czech Republic

  • Four Seasons, Prague (2)


  • Bulgari (5)
  • Shangri-La
  • The Beaumont (9)
  • The Connaught (too many)
  • Four Seasons, Ten Trinity (2)
  • The Lanesborough (3)
  • Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park
  • Corinthia
  • 45 Park Lane
  • ME London
  • Brown’s
  • Cliveden House
  • Lympstone Manor
  • The Pig at Combe
  • Coworth Park
  • Chewton Glen
  • Whatley Manor (2)


  • The Peninsula, Paris
  • Four Seasons, Cap Ferrat


  • Amanzoe


  • Palazzo Parigi
  • Four Seasons, Florence


  • Aman Tokyo
  • Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
  • The Penisula, Tokyo


  • The Carlton
  • Miavana


  • Sant Fracesc Hotel Singular
  • Park Hyatt, Mallorca


  • Amanjena, Marrakech
  • Royal Mansour, Marrakech


  • The Thief


  • The Balmoral


  • Raffles

South Africa

  • Ellerman House
  • Singita Lebombo
  • Singita Sweni
  • The Saxon (2)


  • Beau-Rivage Palace
  • The Dolder Grand
  • Park Hotel Vitznau
  • Park Hyatt, Zurich
  • Villa Honegg
  • Alpina Gstaad


  • Iniala
  • Ani Villas
Tom Cahalan

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Dorsia Travel’s co-founder Tom Cahalan’s take on travel is reliably candid. Here’s his take on what’s good, bad, and luxurious.

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