Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is rich in culture, fine wines and a distinctive cusine. It is also one of our favourite European destinations, especially off season.
In overall terms, Germany’s cities are hardly over-endowed with either luxury or boutique hotel accommodation. Yet, in Hamburg, the grande-dame Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahretseiten bucks this trend and can rival many world-class properties in terms of comfort, atmosphere and service.
The great and the good love to frequent London’s finest hotels, dine at its most fashionable restaurants and attend key opening parties such as the Monday preview of the Chelsea Flower Show.
In a remote corner of southwest Spain, between Cádiz and Ronda, a two-hundred-acre private estate with a working farm epitomises one of our favourite phrases – luxury should not be afraid of simplicity.
Welcome to April and springtime. In this monthly newsletter we take an overview of London, hoping to inspire you for the months ahead.
What does the discerning world-class traveller generally think of when it comes to France?
It may not be a fixture on the annual art calendar but travellers to Bangkok should not miss a visit to MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Italy is a land blessed with an exceptionally long and interesting coastline, three major beautiful lakes, the majestic and craggy Dolomite mountains, historic cities, inviting towns and villages and gorgeous offshore islands.
Can a great hotel provide a good enough reason to love a city? Can it be enough to compel us to visit in the first place or to return time and time again?
The Orient always fascinates, with its culture, religious beliefs and ceremonies. Little compares with the spectacle of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap.
Many of Nota Bene Global’s clients are art collectors and some are gallerists. They travel throughout the year in pursuit of the most exciting contemporary art.
February also means Valentine’s Day and romance. Where better to celebrate it than somewhere romantic, such as in the mountains, on a tropical beach…
The slick, minimalist Richard Meier-designed Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, 9011 Collins Avenue, is invariably referred to as being in Miami Beach but is actually in Surfside, Dade County, closer to Bal Harbour than Miami Beach.
It’s no longer all about South Beach with its images of roller-bladers, fitness aficionados, the Versace mansion and a host of rebranded Art Deco-style boutique hotels.
There is nothing worse than a hotel claiming to be the ultimate in luxury when it simply does not deliver. You know how much you loved a place by how ready you are to leave.
The month of June signals the start of the summer season in the UK with Royal Ascot, Henley and Wimbledon as highlight sporting and social events
Is there anything that annoys like noise? Given the sophistication and substantial investment in most hotel and restaurant designs, it never ceases to amaze us how many places seem to take no account of acoustics.
An appreciation of art and an eagerness to experience it first hand has long enthused international travellers and today that passion is further fuelled by an explosion of interest in contemporary art.
The Museum of Contemporary African Art, otherwise known as Zeitz MOCAA, has finally arrived in Cape Town. It is, by far, the most exciting part of the otherwise underwhelming V&A Waterfront with its shopping malls, average restaurants, lacklustre hotels and waterways reminiscent of London’s Docklands.
Nota Bene talks to Swiss jeweller Christophe Graber.
French fashion icon Coco Chanel once famously uttered: “I don’t care what you think about me – I don’t think about you at all.” In that one succinct phrase, she encapsulated the essence of that infamous French insouciance which – whether admired or despised – has become the country’s calling card the world over.
A collection of our favourite pools across the globe.
It’s the tiny details and the nuances of service, which influence our judgement and form our abiding memory of a place.
In a digitally saturated world of so-called expert travel opinions there are few, if any, independent, impartial and unique sources. And this is why Nota Bene exists.
We love Venice full stop, but there is something particularly ravishing about La Serenissima in winter.