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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…

Ok, I’ll admit it, I am rapidly approaching my 40th year and may be having a small mid-life crisis…I have been frantically working through my bucket list like there is no tomorrow and the sports car is already sitting in the driveway. No self-respecting middle-aged man’s bucket list should be considered complete without the inclusion of a road trip through the USA in an all-American muscle car. British Airways have recently started a new service direct from London to San Jose in California. So on a cold Sunday night in London, after a few glasses of wine, I booked two business class flights using my British Airways companion voucher and Avios points. With the flights booked I now had to plan a route for our seven night Californian road trip. As we only had a week to play with I mapped out a route that would start in Napa Valley…

Below is the second in a three part series of the 30 most exclusive and luxury ski resorts in the world. Stay in Richard Branson’s £120k per week Chalet or party among the world’s elite with some of the best après ski in the world.. If you have deep enough pockets you can even move to one of them and include Bill Gates among your neighbours! 1. Aspen, Colorado (USA) One of America’s premier ski destinations, Aspen is made up of four mountains, each with it’s own personality and suited to different levels of skier. There are plenty of luxury hotels in Aspen and a host of excellent restaurants to suit the luxury traveller. Best Hotels Aspen The Little Nell – a Relais & Chateaux hotel, the only ski in, ski out 5-star hotel in Aspen, located at the foot of Aspen Mountain. Rooms cost about £1,000 per night. Hotel…

Below is the first in a three part series of the 30 most exclusive and luxury ski resorts in the world. Hotels and Chalets frequented by the world’s elite, including film stars, royalty, sports men and women, politicians and rock stars. Resorts with heated streets and escalators, entire mountains for hire and chalets that come complete with their own butlers and mini bars stocked with Krug and Dom Perignon. 1. Courchevel 1850 (France) Located in Les Trois Vallées with a lift system linking the resort to Meribel and Val Thorens, Courchevel 1850, playground of the rich and famous, is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world. The resort guest list is a who’s who of the world elite including Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Beckhams, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, the Saudi royal family, George Clooney and many more… Best Hotels Courchevel 1850 L’Apogee – 100 yards…