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Digital Luxury Travel Editor and London Editor — Telegraph
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Sounds like 'O'Kelly'.'s luxury travel ed @TeleLuxTravel & London ed (@TelegraphLondon); contributing ed Ultratravel; IG @johnoceallaigh.

Spas that are stepping things up — At luxury travel fairs all over the world, hoteliers are focusing their attention on spas. Why? Because industry experts expect 90 per cent of luxury travel bookings by 2040 to incorporate an element of health and well-being. Among the best new spas is the Oetker Collection's Villa Stéphanie, which opened in January and is beside its Brenners Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, Germany.

The Next Big Thing: new garden cities — Escalating house prices and increasing urban congestion have seen renewed debates about the development of "garden cities", but they have scant hope of luring the masses to the countryside. Today 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban areas, and the UN expects that figure to increase to 66 per cent by 2050.

All aboard for Belmond's Celebrity Chef Dinners — It's significantly more refined than most of the pop-ups you'll find in the capital. Departing from London's Victoria Station, the Belmond British Pullman train provides the elegant setting for a " Celebrity Chef Dinners " series: one-off fine-dining experiences hosted by some of England's best chefs.

Drinking Destination: Ozone bar, Hong Kong — Why go? Hong Kong's highly competitive bar scene can see venues quickly fall from favour but four-year-old Ozone's unsurpassed USP means it remains one of the most popular places in town. Crowning the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong hotel, the cocktail bar is on the 118th floor of the ICC tower and, at 1,608ft above sea level, is the highest bar in the world.

The world's best restaurants, by Jason Atherton — In 1998 Jason Atherton became the first British chef to complete a stage at Spain's elBulli restaurant, a position he followed with a stint under Gordon Ramsay. He went on to open Pollen Street Social in London, as well as venues in cities such as Singapore and Shanghai.

Ballyfin: the best hotel in Ireland? — During the many decades that Mrs Barry cleaned the Patrician Brothers-run Ballyfin boarding school for boys in Co. Laois, she would collect the brittle chips that broke away from the wooden floor panels as she vigorously swept the priests' quarters.

Mother's Day 2015: London events and things to do — One of London's most respected barmen, Tony Conigliaro this Saturday and Sunday teams up with New York's David Wondrich to lead two "old school vs new school" cocktail masterclasses at Clerkenwell's Zetter Townhouse hotel. Participants will be taught about the artistry of cocktails by the duo, and will learn how to make between four to six cocktails.

Where to see the 2015 solar eclipse — Although total eclipses - during which the Moon totally blocks the light of the sun - can be seen somewhere on Earth every year or two, they are very rarely seen in Europe. Which is why there is mounting excitement about the next total solar eclipse, on March 20 2015, which will be fully visible in northern Scandinavia.

Video : Dubai Museum of the Future 2017 opening details announced — Little more than an undeveloped port on the edge of a vast desert until oil was discovered in the emirate in 1966, Dubai has displayed remarkable gusto in developing audacious landmarks in recent decades.

Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards: 2015 winners announced — According to the judges of the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards, the continent's best dining destination this year is Thailand. At a ceremony at Singapore's Capella Hotel today, Bangkok's Gaggan restaurant was named this year's best restaurant in Asia; also in Bangkok, last year's winner Nahm was relegated to seventh place, while the Thai restaurants Eat Me, Bo.Ian and Issaya Siamese Club ranked 25, 37 and 39 respectively.
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Mar 27, 2015

The weekend has started early at Cafe du Palais in Reims. Pretty much every table has ordered champagne

Mar 26, 2015

@lajeunerue Hello. Can you please tweet me the email address of whoever deals with your press enquiries?

Mar 26, 2015

So tacky (and unappetising). @BuddhaBarLondon is tonight hosting a "naked sushi extravaganza", with male and female "body sushi models".

Mar 25, 2015

Depressing. RT: "These Tweets About Jeremy Clarkson's Victim Will Make You Despair For Humanity" via @HuffPostUK

Mar 25, 2015

RT @TeleLuxTravel: Forget about building in the countryside, the best new garden cities could be Paris & London…?+ ht…

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