Luxury Hotels

London – Forbes Travel Guide – Silva

The 187-room Carlton Tower is one of London’s hotel institutions, as iconic as, say, The Dorchester, The Hyde Park (now Mandarin Oriental London Hyde Park) and The Savoy.  The Carlton Tower, which opened as such in 1961 has been variously managed by Lex and Hyatt, and re-opens 1st June as Jumeirah. Full of imagination as always, GM/RVP Aaron Kaupp will be sending out pre-opening surprises. Watch this space. This hotel has always had a reputation for finest food – see the blueberry spelt muffins, above.


Forbes Travel Guide FTG is led by people-aware CEO Filip Boyen, who is a leading member of the Advisory Board of Almont Global, parent of Girlahead, MARY GOSTELOW GIRLAHEAD PODCAST* and many other entities so essential for today’s new-style luxury. Filip Boyen, on behalf of FTG, has shared a commendable list of  winners in quality stakes. This includes Hilton Luxury Brands, Conrad and Waldorf Astoria, Americas (Health Security Star of the Year); The Berkeley, London (Philanthropic Star of the Year) and Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi (Hotel Instagram of the Year). The last was chosen by FTG’s audience of nearly 800,000 followers from five finalists – other winners were chosen by FTG directly from five finalists nominated by followers. Frette, a Brand Official of FTG, gifted luxury throws to individual winners in some categories.


*On Podcast, which has now notched up over 16,000 followers, one of the most popular stars continues to be Jumeirah’s foodie CEO, Jose Silva.  If you did not catch him before, hear him here