Armani hotel – Dubai

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Hotelchain: Armani hotels
Location: Dubai – UAE
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://dubai.armanihotels.com/

We all know Armani, the great designer… but did you know there are 2 Armani hotels? One in Milan and one in Dubai. I visited the one in Dubai and was very impressed! Located in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, the Armani hotel is a very exclusive 5 star hotel with great facilities.

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As soon as you enter the hotel, you will actually “feel” the luxury: one style, simple but oh so elegant! One of the nicest hotel design I have ever seen! It feels so serene and exclusive. Everywhere you go, you will be very welcome by the friendliest staff you could ever wish for. They used dark wood and marble all over the place and everything was immaculately clean.

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The hallways are special! I first couldn’t find the doors, but once you know where they are you will appreciate that they are “hidden”. The rooms are elegantly decorated with modern touches and features. There is an iPad in every room which guests can use when they need information about the hotel or want to make reservations for one of their fabulous restaurants. You can even see what’s going on in the hallway on your personal iPad via door camera and doors can be opened with one touch. Very convenient! Bathroom is spacious and has a bathtub and separate (rainhead) shower.

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The Armani hotel in Dubai has 7 restaurants with different kinds of food. I had dinner at Deli (Italian cuisine) and thoroughly enjoyed the food on the large terrace with a fantastic view of the fountains. Service was great too! We never had to wait too long before we got our courses. The food was of a very good quality! The beef carpaccio was to die for! Oh… and the desserts… especially the ice cream, was just perfect. Do save some space for that, you won’t be sorry! After dinner my mother got a nice “Armani rose” which was appreciated very much and is a great touch!

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Armani is a great designer and now I know not only for clothes… This hotel is a high class 5 star hotel and without doubt one of the best Dubai has to offer!

Intercontinental Düsseldorf

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Hotelchain: Intercontinental
Location: Düsseldorf – Germany
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.duesseldorf.intercontinental.com/

The Intercontinental hotel group has luxury hotels all over the world. I stayed at the Intercontinental in Düsseldorf and was very impressed by the service they provided. I heard good things about the group so I was pretty excited about this trip… The hotel is located in a brand new high rise building. Once you enter the marble lobby with lots of fancy details, you will certainly notice how luxurious this hotel is. Check-in staff was very welcoming and professional. They told us all we needed to know about the hotel and were very accommodating.

IMG_4787 IMG_4791 IMG_4801 Our room was on the 10th floor. We were impressed by how big our room was. The Intercontinental Düsseldorf offers a variety of room types. We stayed in a gorgeous executive room. The room was of a 5 star level and had a great king sized bed, comfortable sitting area and a nice working desk. Very nice marble bathroom with huge separate rainshower and oversized bathtub. Separate toilet. Toiletries were of a good quality… The beds were heavenly…

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Guests of the Intercontinental Düsseldorf have complete access to the neighbouring Premium Health Club Holmes Place with endless fitness facilities and large indoor swimming pool. Guests can access the health club directly from the hotel with a separate spa elevator.

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The next day we had breakfast in their signature restaurant, PEGA. Variety of the food was excellent! The buffet style breakfast was one of the best we had! There even is sparkling wine. Very nice and yummie! The restaurant itself is amazingly decorated and the service is great!

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I felt extremely welcomed and looked after at the Intercontinental Düsseldorf, which sometimes isn’t the case at other five star hotels. Everything you experience in the Intercontinental is a taste of the very best Düsseldorf can offer. I look forward to staying in this hotel again!

Hotel Sezz – Paris

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Location: Paris – France
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: http://www.hotelsezz.com/#!/paris/

Situated only 900 meters from the Eiffel Tower, hotel Sezz in Paris is a luxury boutique hotel on a great location. I absolutely was in love with the building with a classical Art Nouveau façade! It is so beautiful and stylish… And that’s what the hotel Sezz is all about! I’ll tell you why …

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As soon as you enter this hotel, you will immediately notice the modern art and feeling throughout the hotel. A welcome drink is offered to all guests…  since they have the first Veuve Clicquot bar, we didn’t have to think twice and enjoyed our glass of champagne. What a great way to start your Paris getaway! Staff was very accommodating and friendly. There was no ‘regular’ check-in here, while we were enjoying our drinks, they gave us the keys after we filled in a small document.

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The rooms are very cool … decorated in a design style, they all feature wonderful beds and bathrooms. Most bathrooms are glass enclosed and feature a large bathtub and shower with rain head. Our room even had a small balcony which could be very useful when the sun is shining (we had a rainy day though). Oh yes, Aqua Di Parma toiletries! Fantastic!

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Even if it is raining you won’t get bored at the hotel Sezz! On the lower floor there is a small spa area with hammam and an oversized luxurious jacuzzi. Every time I went down, I never saw anyone so it really is relaxing after a day in busy Paris!

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Oh, a fun fact: do walk to the Place du Trocadéro. It is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel and you will have the best view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris! You will love the unobstructed view! Spectacular!

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When we got back to the hotel, we took a shower and enjoyed the Aqua Di Parma toiletries. One of the best I had… Really of a premium quality!

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After a great night, we enjoyed breakfast… They even serve champagne at no additional charge. How cool is that?

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Fun fact 2: They often organize meetings or events at this hotel. On the top floor, a full meeting area has been designed for your comfort with nice views of the Eiffel Tower! They even have 2 bathrooms which are at your disposal.

The hotel Sezz is located in a beautiful and interesting area of Paris. Rooms are great , service is top notch and everything is done with a smile … What a great hotel! Would return in a heartbeat!

Radisson Blu Royal Brussels

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Hotelchain: Radisson Blu
Location: Brussels
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: http://www.radissonblu.be/royalhotel-brussels

The Radisson Blu Royal Brussels is a large and luxurious 4 star hotel located in a great spot in Brussels. It is a very large hotel but they make you feel at home as soon as you enter!

The reception area is very spacious and nicely decorated. I especially loved space and it has a grand feeling. Lots of light, glassed elevators and soft music throughout the lobby… Great! I found the check-in very efficient and friendly. Everything was done with a smile! I also appreciated the business center with printing facilities.

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We stayed in a completely renovated Urban style suite which was very large and very luxurious decorates. The suite had a separate bedroom and living area with a great modern decor. The spacious bathroom had a large shower, oversized bath tub, double sink and separate toilet. All the furniture in the room was well kept and brand new. The bed was of a good quality and we both had a good night’s sleep. I love their Urban style look! You should definitely experience it yourself!

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The Radisson Royal Brussels offers a full fitness center and sauna. The place was very clean and the equipment was of a good standard. Bathrobes and slippers are provided in the room.

When you feel hungry after your work out, the Radisson Royal Brussels offers a few dining options: the very exclusive Sea Grill (with 2 Michelin stars!) or the Atrium restaurant with more traditional options. We had breakfast at the PebbleWood Corner. The breakfast was great with lots of yummie options and service excellent!

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I do recommend staying at the Radisson Blu Royal Brussels. It is a great hotel of a very good quality in a very convenient location!