Luxury Hotels


Start the week with happening time, in many lands.  In Mexico, Fernando Flores, GM of WALDORF ASTORIA LOS CABOS PEDREGAL – the resort you enter via a 330-metre tunnel, what an entrance – is eagerly awaiting culinary specials. 7-10 October is one gigantic gourmet fest, for at least 150 foodies. One month later (10-12 November) the 115-key resort, owned by Walton St Capital, hosts two California legends as guest chefs, Nancy Oaks and Nancy Silverton. The resort’ own chef is Gustavo Pinet, who is introducing diners to Mexico’s coastal and farm fare at Su Cocina at Don Manuel’s TRAVESÍA is fried oysters and blue prawns and lamb shank barbacoa and wagyu cheeks.

Now this is sensational – at UPPER HOUSE HOUSE in Hong Kong a few nights ago, The House Collective boss Dean Winter was a keynote speaker at Hongkong Tatler‘s event on how to choose the best pour.  Well done Dean. Fresh from her sensational gin-tasting evening at THE LANGHAM HOTEL LONDON, let’s challenge hotel bosses for a wine-tasting event, say at ILTullyaM Asia Pacific in Singapore next month?

Talking of gin, Girlahead is told that Gen-Zs in the US go for Vodka Martinis but in England they prefer Gin Martinis.  Interestingly in British Airways’ splendid Concorde Lounge at JFK Terminal 7 they do have one American gin, suitably named Aviation –  they also have Beefeater, Hendrick’s and Tanquerary. AND there’s a Roland grand piano with a big sign, please play me (see above). Tinkle over the tarmac. (Actually Girlahead had an Essex Baby Steinway in her room last night at the splendid PENDRY MANHATTAN WEST, a hotel with absolutely lovely thoughtful staff for whom nothing is too much trouble – watch this space.)

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