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Our Favourite Celebratory Weekend Luxury Properties

Decorator’s Notebook invites you to jet off with a loved one or a group of friends for a celebratory weekend at our favourite luxury properties that are easily accessible for a weekend break. Whether your preference is for a romantic and serene weekend of wellness and relaxation, or a high-octane weekend of music, wine and food, a vacation at any of these gorgeous properties will ensure an unforgettable celebration. We love the delightful mix of easy access, the perfect location, luxurious style, comfort and impeccable service that makes each of these properties so unique.


Why We Love The Sanchaya Bintan, Indonesia

Why We Love The Sanchaya
Bintan, Indonesia

Why We Love The Sanchaya

The Sanchaya – Bintan, Indonesia If you are thinking of a plush, romantic weekend away, think no further than checking into one of the most stylish boutique properties in the region – The Sanchaya- Bintan. Just a 45 minute ferry ride out of Singapore, this magnificent colonial property with its …

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Why We Love Amangalla Galle Fort – Srilanka

Why We Love Amangalla
Galle Fort – Srilanka

Why We Love Amangalla

Amangalla – Galle, Fort Srilanka has fast grown into a very popular “go to” destination for a luxurious weekend. It is not just the beautiful balmy weather and sun drenched beaches that draw visitors to the emerald island, Srilanka is fast gaining an enviable reputation for a growing stable of …

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Park Chinois – 17 Berkeley StreetLondon

Park Chinois – 17 Berkeley Street
London

Why We Love Park Chinois

Park Chinois – 17 Berkeley Street – London. Considered to be one of the most expensive restaurants opened in London in recent years, Park Chinois, launched by restaurateur Alan Yua of Wagamama and Hakka San fame, is unapologetically flamboyant in its design and decor. Harking back to the Chinese jazz …

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The Beast – 3 Chapel Place – London

The Beast – 3 Chapel Place – London

Why We Love The Beast

The Beast – 3 Chapel Place – London. Owned by the Goodman Restaurant Group, the Beast was designed by DesignLSM London, specialists in F&B Design who have created The Beast as a homage to a medieval style of communal dining. The Beast serves hearty Norwegian fare and is a barn …

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Ksar Char-Bagh – Marrakech

Ksar Char-Bagh – Marrakech

Why We Love Ksar Char-Bagh – Marrakech

Ksar Char-Bagh – Marrakech. A slice of heaven on earth, Ksar Char-Bagh is a 15 minute drive outside the main city center of Marrakech in the Palmeraie district. The redevelopment by its current owners Nicole and Patrick deVillair, turned this vast property into a haven of serenity, replete with meandering …

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Riad Monceau – Marrakech

Riad Monceau – Marrakech

Why We Love Riad Monceau - Marrakech

Riad Monceau – Marrakech. Owned by long time Marrakech resident and French artist Isabelle Aubry, Riad Monceau is a delightful blend of a sophisticated, plush home with elegant personal touches, and the luxurious comforts of a modern hotel. This stunning sienna hued Hispano-Moorish property was turned into an intimate (seven …

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The Redwood Room, Clift Hotel Geary Street, San Francisco

The Redwood Room, Clift Hotel
Geary Street, San Francisco

Why we love Redwood Room at the Clift

The Redwood Room, Clift Hotel – Geary Street, San Francisco. The old-world, elegant facade of the Clift does not prepare you for the edgy, contemporary interior of the hotel. Owned by the Morgans Hotel Group, the Clift is today, one of the coolest hotels in San Francisco. Frequented by Hollywood …

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Slanted Door, Ferry Building San Francisco

Slanted Door, Ferry Building
San Francisco

Why we love Slanted Door

Slanted Door, Ferry Building, San Francisco. One of the most highly recommended and creative restaurants in San Francisco is Slanted Door, and it does not disappoint. The contemporary chic décor and innovative fusion of traditional Vietnamese cuisine with farm fresh Californian ingredients and organic produce, has made Slanted Door one …

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Manhattan Bar – Singapore

Manhattan Bar – Singapore

Why We Love Manhattan Bar

Manhattan Bar, Regent Hotel – Singapore This wonderful bar at the Regent Hotel is an absolute delight for those that like their setting elegant. The interior design was conceptualised by the Singapore based international design firm Distillery and is a plush mix of classic and art deco styles reminiscent of …

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Lantern Bar – Singapore

Lantern Bar – Singapore

Why We Love Lantern Bar

Lantern Bar, Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore. Lantern Bar has been one of our long time favourites, not just for the relaxed ambience of the bar and gorgeous view of the Marina Bay, but for one of the most beautiful roof top pools in the city, that makes Lantern Bar even …

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Bar L’aiglon – Singapore

Bar L’aiglon – Singapore

Why We Love Bar L'aiglon

Bar L’aiglon, Neil Road – Singapore There is something very special about a bar that is sexy without being too outré! Bar L’aiglon is a sexy and elegant bar, much like the beautiful French actress Catherine Deneuve! Designed and decorated by owner and Frenchman Pierre-Emmanuel Plassart who specialized in film …

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Aman-I-Khas Tented Camp, India

Aman-I-Khas Tented Camp, India

Why We Love Aman-I-Khas Tented Camp

Aman-I-Khas Tented Camp – Ranthambore, India. A little jewel in the crown of the famed Aman Resorts, Aman-I-Khas is a luxurious tented camp on the outskirts of the renowned Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in India. Designed by one of the world’s most prominent luxury hotel architects, Belgian born Jean-Michel Gathy, Aman-I-Khas …

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The Four Seasons Tented Camp –     Thailand, Laos, Myanmar

The Four Seasons Tented Camp – Thailand, Laos, Myanmar

Why We Love The Four Seasons Tented Camp
Golden Triangle

The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (Thailand,Laos,Myanmar) The Four Seasons brand is synonymous with luxury, style and impeccable service. The Four Seasons Tented Camp on the border of the Golden Triangle of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, brings another luxurious dimension to their offerings. Nestled on the banks of the …

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The Viceroy Hotel, New York

The Viceroy Hotel, New York

Why We Love The Viceroy Hotel

The Viceroy Hotel, New York. This stylish mid-town hotel is an extremely trendy, chic property that exudes hip elegance of industrial aesthetic as soon as you enter the lobby. Designed by architects Roman & Williams, the high ceilings of the marble lobby give the reception area a feel of grand …

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Daniel Restaurant, New York

Daniel Restaurant, New York

Why We Love Daniel Restaurant

Daniel Restaurant, New York. If you are in New York and have a very special celebration in mind, Daniel is a restaurant you must not miss. Be prepared though for an expensive night out, but we think it is well worth it. One of the two hugely successful restaurants of …

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Delaire Graff Wine Estate, Restaurant and Spa

Delaire Graff Wine Estate, Restaurant and Spa

Why We Love Delaire Graff Wine Estate

Delaire Graff Wine Estate, Restaurant and Spa Stellenbosch, Cape Town-South Africa South Africa has been a long-standing favorite vacation destination for me. The country has been blessed with all the natural beauty, cultural and social elements anyone would want to enjoy, either on vacation or as a resident: incredible natural …

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Song Saa Private Island

Song Saa Private Island

Why We Love Song Saa

Song Saa Private Island Cambodia Cambodia is well known for its magnificent temples, the most popular one Angkor Wat, is probably its most famous tourist destination. Cambodia is less known for its pristine, wild and yet untouched islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Rong Island however, is the first …

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Why We Love The Siam  Bangkok -Thailand

Why We Love The Siam
Bangkok -Thailand

Why We Love The Siam

The Siam, Bangkok An exotic weekend destination, Bangkok is fast emerging as a premier luxury holiday destination, contradicting its reputation as a largely back-packers haven, which it once was and is still very popular with. However, Bangkok today, boasts a large number of world-class multi-cuisine restaurants, international designer boutiques, shopping …

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Why We Love The Putman, Hong Kong

Why We Love The Putman, Hong Kong

Why We Love The Putman

The Putman, Hong Kong The city state, Hong Kong has always been fashionably trendy as a weekend destination. A city where high rollers make, spend and show their wealth and worship luxury. An ideal destination for a short, high octane celebratory weekend, Hong Kong was once famous for its large, …

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Sexy Fish – 19 Berkley Square HousePall Mall – London

Sexy Fish – 19 Berkley Square House
Pall Mall – London

Why We Love Sexy Fish

Sexy Fish – 19 Berkley Square House – Pall Mall – London. Another upscale contender for the most opulent restaurant in London is Sexy Fish, the Asian seafood restaurant owned by Richard Caring’s Caprice Holdings. Sexy Fish caused a huge stir when it opened as it was rumored to have …

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Bocconcino – 19 Berkley Street – London

Bocconcino – 19 Berkley Street – London

Why We Love Bocconcino

Bocconcino – 19 Berkley Street – London. Bocconcino is a sophisticated Italian restaurant owned by Russian restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner. Located in the tony area of Mayfair which is inhabited by the very smart set, Bocconcino, as you would expect, is a stylish, upmarket Italian restaurant serving delicious Italian fare at …

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Villa Des Orangers – Marrakech

Villa Des Orangers – Marrakech

Why We Love Villa Des Orangers – Marrakech

Villa Des Orangers – Marrakech. Once a renowned nobleman’s residence, converted into a luxury Riad or boutique hotel, Villa Des Orangers, is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy its cool, elegant interiors and have a short stroll down to the busy Jemaâ El Fna square which is just a few …

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Palais Namaskaar & Spa – Marrakesch

Palais Namaskaar & Spa – Marrakesch

Why We Love Palais Namaskaar & Spa

Palais Namaskaar & Spa – Marrakesch. If small, intimate boutique hotels are not for you, welcome to the glamorous 41 room and suites hotel, Palais Namaskaar and Spa. A 20 minute drive from the bustling city center or Jemaâ El Fna square, transports you to this luxurious, lush serene environment …

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Cotogna, Pacific Avenue, San Francisco

Cotogna, Pacific Avenue, San Francisco

Why we love Cotogna

Cotogna, Pacific Avenue, San Francisco. Organic and farm fresh produce for nouvelle cuisine is the rage in California. Every restaurant that ranks high in the local restaurant guides, has embraced organic farm fresh products for creating innovative menus from the freshest local produce. Cotogna is a very popular rustic-chic Italian …

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OneUp Bar and Lounge, Grand Hyatt Stockton Street, San Francisco

OneUp Bar and Lounge, Grand Hyatt
Stockton Street, San Francisco

Why we love OneUp Bar & Lounge, Grand Hyatt

OneUp Bar and Lounge, Grand Hyatt, Stockton Street, San Francisco. One of the upsides of the resurgence of San Francisco has been the upgrades and renovations of the older hotel properties in the city. This has resulted in some delightful new venues to enjoy a drink or meal, like the …

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Bar at Spago – Singapore

Bar at Spago – Singapore

Why We Love Bar at Spago

Bar at Spago, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 2, Singapore Adding a totally new, relaxed California vibe to the extensive food and beverage outlets at the Marina Bay Sands, is the gorgeous Bar at Spago, a rooftop Bar and Lounge. Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck’s famous flagship restaurant’s Singapore debut- Spago and …

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Bar Vagabond – Singapore

Bar Vagabond – Singapore

Why We Love Bar Vagabond @ The Salon

Bar Vagabond @ The Salon, Vagabond Hotel, Little India – Singapore Housed in the recently opened luxury boutique property Vagabond hotel, Bar Vagabond@ The Salon is the latest trendy bar in town. This boutique hotel was built by merging a series of heritage shop houses in Singapore’s Little India district. …

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28 Hong Kong Street – Singapore

28 Hong Kong Street – Singapore

Why We Love 28 Hong Kong Street

28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore This artful bar has received a great deal of attention not just for its superb concept and creatively mixed cocktails, but also for its very discreet and almost reticent presence. There is no flash or dash about 28 Hong Kong Street, no brand signage to …

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Chamba Camp, India

Chamba Camp, India

Why We Love Chamba Camp

Chamba Camp – Ladakh, India The Northern State of Ladakh in India has long been an adventurer’s destination. Known for its wild, pristine natural landscapes, snow capped mountains, ancient monasteries, rugged nomadic people and slightly mysterious aura, it has though, never been known for luxury accommodation. Well, that has changed …

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Paperbark Camp, Australia

Paperbark Camp, Australia

Why We Love Paperbark Camp

Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay – New South Wales, Australia. Unlike some of the more urbanely glamorous tented camps across the world, that are fitted with all the modern conveniences and gadgets a luxury traveller may want, the Paperbark camp in Jervis Bay near Booderee National Park in the New South …

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The NoMad Hotel, New York

The NoMad Hotel, New York

Why We Love The Nomad Hotel

The NoMad Hotel, New York. The NoMad (North of Madison Avenue) Hotel is located on a nondescript street in a rather down trodden section of Madison Avenue, so you could be forgiven for passing by its entrance without knowing what lies within. What is interesting about the The Sydell Group …

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Auberge du Soleil, Napa, California

Auberge du Soleil, Napa, California

Why We Love Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil, Napa, California. If you love good wine, great food and a casual setting, California affords some amazing choices of resorts and hotels. Our pick for a very special place to visit for its stunning design, aesthetic, great wines and food is Auberge du Soliel in Napa Valley, …

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Villa Centinale Ancaiano

Villa Centinale Ancaiano

Why We Love Villa Centinale Ancaiano

Villa Centinale Ancaiano district near Siena, Italy One of the most important requirements in Baroque architecture was the attention given to planning, design and the creation of special gardens around important palaces and residences. Villa Centinale, a private luxury residence for rent, was built in 1860 and is a superb …

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Ku De Ta Club, Bar and Restaurant

Ku De Ta Club, Bar and Restaurant

Why we love Ku De Ta

Ku De Ta Club, Bar and Restaurant Bangkok – Thailand The most striking design aspect of Ku De Ta Bangkok is the sheer size of everything. From the huge, dramatically designed wood and metal reception desk, the fabulous floor to ceiling windows of the Ku-Bar, Izakaya and Signature restaurants that …

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