Monthly Archives: May 2013

HotelFacts: #5: The Savoy Cocktail Book

In the fifth of our series of Hotel Facts, we celebrate The Savoy Cocktail book, first published in 1930.  The “oeuvre” of the legendary Harry Craddock (who became Head Barman of The American Bar in 1925), this constantly republished book – … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #4: A hotel with its own church

Returning to Spain for the fourth in our Hotel Facts series, we once again, turn our attention to the Castile y Leon area and Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine – a beautiful medieval hotel and winery estate set within rows of vineyards. The … Continue reading

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HotelFacts: #3: The Envelope

For the third in our series of Hotel Facts, we are once again immersed in the archive of The Savoy London.  I first saw it on some advertising that The Savoy undertook a decade with a clever byline – “Nowadays, … Continue reading

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Shaken Not Stirred Series – ‘The Great Gatsby Cocktail’

To celebrate the recent release of the 2013 film ‘The Great Gatsby’, Erik Lorincz, The American Bar’s award winning barman, has created an elegant masterpiece in the form of ‘The Great Gatsby” cocktail for The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. He tells us that his inspiration was drawn from the film itself … Continue reading

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Travel Facts#2: In the footsteps of Napoleon!

For anyone wanting to know more about Emperor Napoleon, surely there can be no more symbolic a place to visit than Aix Island, in Poitou-Charentes, France. Napoleon finally left French soil forever from Aix Island en route to his banishment … Continue reading

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Suite Dreams Series – #11 – The Savoy’s Monet Suite

I guess the picture above lets the cat out of the bag so to speak but we recently took a sneaky peak around perhaps one of London’s most famous suites – the Monet Suite of The Savoy where Monsieur Claude … Continue reading

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Travel Facts#1: Cognac

When visiting Cognac for the first time, one key point was gifted to me by the kind people at Courvoisier, “all cognacs are brandies but not all brandies are cognacs”!  As you travel around Cognac, you can see how fiercely … Continue reading

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