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Life’s a picnic on Tasmania’s smallest private island

Thursday, September 2, 2021

What is it like to own a private island? We ask Clem Newton-Brown, the owner of Tasmania's Picnic Island to take us behind the scenes and explain what it is like to be the custodian of a unique piece of Australia. How did you end up buying a private island in Tasmania? I heard about this little island ...

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Kimpton Canary Hotel delivers sun, surf and mountains

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

In today's Ask the Concierge we head to California to meet Helen Okbazghi, the Guest Services Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara. With its rooftop pool, overlooking 'The American Riviera', and its dreamy four-post beds, Kimpton Canary Hotel is the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine and relax. Tell us a little bit about you ...

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Making the impossible possible

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Leif Abram is a Concierge at Kimpton's Sir Francis Drake Hotel, a true Union Square landmark in the heart of San Francisco. The hotel has recently undergone an $11 million property-wide renovation delivering a clean, contemporary style that simultaneously showcases the opulence and historic character of the Gothic Revival and Renaissance architectural masterpiece for this landmark ...

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La bella vita

Sunday, August 11, 2019

To help Catriona Rowntree plan her recent visit to Italy, Marco and his team at Landmade Tour Operators shared this wonderful overview of one of Italy's largest and most mysterious regions. We thought we'd share as a special "Ask the Concierge". If Piemonte is the newly crowned destination to visit in Italy, then Langhe and Roero are ...

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Return to Italy

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

To celebrate Catriona Rowntree's 'European Fling', we thought we'd return to some of our favourite 'Ask the Concierge' interviews from across Italy. Ciao! From monastery to flagship hotel Steven Ceschia is the Head Concierge at the Leading Hotels of the World property, San Domenico Palace Hotel, in Taormina, Sicily, in southern Italy. Taormina is carved into a ...

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Ask the Concierge: Revisiting Asia – Part 2

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Join us this week for part two of Ask the Concierge: Revisiting Asia, where we are revisiting 10 of our favourite Asian destinations. We ask the concierge where they take their own guests, what the best places are for night-time entertainment, what key phrases visitors should learn, what their best keep secrets are and many ...

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