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LeBonners are spoiled for choice in New York when it comes to luxury hotels and delectable restaurants, so we have done the hard work for you and listed the best of the best for you to consider on your next trip to the Big Apple. Best Hotels New York Hotel Hugo Located in the Hudson Square neighbourhood, west of Soho, Hotel Hugo is a stylish Art Deco themed boutique residence. The food in the onsite restaurant, Il Principe, is homely and rustic. There are two rooftop bars with stunning 360-degree views. The Cuban themed Azul is open air and serves up a mean Mojito. Rooms start at around £265 per night. Hotel Baccarat With interiors designed by Gilles & Boissier, the Hotel Baccarat is a little bit of Paris in New York. Chic as opposed to bling (surprising given there are 15,000 pieces of glass on show), the Baccarat has…

Paris! City of love, art, history, fashion, culture and of course delectable food and wine. With some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world, and not forgetting enough designer shops to keep even Kim Kardashian busy for a while, Paris has everything the luxury traveller is looking for. Paris is great all year round, but we recommend heading there in August when the locals have all headed down to St Tropez or Antibes for their summer holidays, leaving the restaurants and bars free for the tourists to enjoy. Best hotels Paris Four Seasons George V For me, The Four Seasons George V Hotel is the best hotel in Paris. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the hotel interior is decadent, and there is an in-house two Michelin star restaurant. Add to this impeccable service, a long and distinguished history and a reassuringly expensive price tag, guaranteed to keep the…

I love Saint Tropez. I will live there one day when I’ve earned enough to escape the London rat race. Saint Tropez, located on the Cote D’Azur in South East France, just an hour and a half’s flight away on a plane from London, is the epitome of luxury travel and has everything for those wishing to indulge in a luxury lifestyle. Below is a complete guide of the best hotels in St Tropez, best restaurants in St Tropez and best things to do in St Tropez. Best hotels St Tropez If you want to throw the boat out, then I recommend the Pan Dei Palace as the best hotel in St Tropez. Ideally located just off the Place Des Lices in the centre of town the Pan Dei, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, has an Indian palace inspired decor. The hotel has a small but well-formed pool, wellness centre…

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, has history, culture, fantastic food and is a must for any luxury travel seeker. Below is a complete guide to the best hotels in Florence, best restaurants in Florence and the best things to do in Florence. Best hotels Florence Hotel Villa Cora Florence The Hotel Villa Cora is the aristocratic former home of Baron Oppenheim, and it exudes all the history and luxury you would expect from such a residence. High, vaulted ceilings and grand windows with views onto the parkland below, mean you won’t want to leave. The hotel has a great pool and restaurant to boot. Four Seasons Hotel Florence The opulent, Renaissance decor in the Four Seasons Hotel Florence will leave you romanticising about Michelangelo and this beautiful city long after you have departed. The two floor spa and Michelin star restaurant more than make up for the less than ideal…

‘Meet me at Marble Arch station at 6 pm and don’t try and google where we are going!’ Gemma’s instruction was clear and tempting as it was to ignore the second part of the direction I resisted the temptation to find out the destination of my surprise birthday meal. As we entered Upper Brook Street in London’s Mayfair my hope increased that we were going to Michel Roux Junior’s two Michelin star restaurant Le Gavroche – hope soon became a reality, and I wasn’t to be disappointed. After kindly donating me a jacket (I didn’t know the dress code beforehand) the Maitre d’ led us down to our table which was a booth for two at the back of a dimly lit, brasserie-style dining room that would not have gone amiss in Paris. We plumped for two glasses of Bollinger Rose champagne as an aperitif and perused the mouth-watering menu.…

‘You’ll have to try my friends restaurant in London, its one of the best Italian restaurants in town’ said our very amiable driver Poppie on the journey from Naples to Positano. It turned out that Poppie was quite the foodie and his friend happened to be the two Michelin-starred chef Antonio Mellino. A quick google revealed that Quattro Passi was indeed as Poppie described it ‘one of the best Italian restuarants in London’ so we didn’t waste any time in booking it up as soon as we got back home to blighty. The restaurant is located on Dover Street in Mayfair, the chic haunt of London’s super rich. The interior is stylish and lowly lit with a warm atmosphere. Additional points were scored with Gemma as she was presented with a bag stool for her prized Jimmy Choo handbag. We arrived a little early so took up the invitation of…