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

Global gathering

telegraph.co.uk — We preview Origins, a photography exhibition at London's Heist Gallery, showing indigenous people in remote regions worldwide

Be Here: Fairmont San Francisco Penthouse Suite

telegraph.co.uk — Standing on the building's eighth floor, the Fairmont San Francisco penthouse suite may lack height relative to the city's other signature suites, but it isn't short of stature. Its origins date back to 1926, when John S Drum, the president of the American Trust Company, persuaded the owner of the Fairmont to build a lavish residence at the top of the hotel, and to lease it to him for $1,000 per month.

The Netherlands' Northern Lights display

telegraph.co.uk — The Northern Lights are one of nature's most beautiful sights but they are notoriously unpredictable. Travellers who are unenthused about facing the extreme cold of the Arctic in an effort to possibly witness the phenomenon can instead this weekend make their way to the Netherlands, where an all-encompassing approximation of the spectacle will illuminate the sky.

Noma: the world's best restaurant opens to all

telegraph.co.uk — Copenhagen's Noma was again this year named the world's best restaurant, and with reservations fiendishly difficult to secure as a consequence it is also, predictably, one of the world's most exclusive. Anyone visiting the Danish capital during the next few weeks, however, will at least have the opportunity to enter this hallowed premises and gain a glimmer of insight into what dining there might be like.

The world's best concert halls

Panacea takes on Koh Samui's big hitters

telegraph.co.uk — Thailand's Koh Samui is already awash with luxury resorts, but recently opened Panacea is of such an imposing scale that it could quickly establish itself as one of the island's most extravagant destinations. It's not the number of villas on site that set this place apart - there are just five - but their size.

Hong Kong fine dining: the familiar and foreign

telegraph.co.uk — Given that chef Chan Yan Tak started working in kitchens out of necessity and is now based just a few miles from where he grew up, it's surprising how far he's come.

Something Special: Sleeping in Sweden’s Icehotel

telegraph.co.uk — Some 200 miles above the Arctic Circle, the remote Swedish village of Jukkasjarvi offers the same winter activities popular throughout the region - Northern Lights tours, husky sledding and cross-country skiing are all popular pursuits here - but there's another experience on offer that entices people from the world over to make considerable efforts to visit here specifically.

Cruise holidays: what to pack and shopping tips

Sweden's Icehotel: magical moments in the Arctic

telegraph.co.uk — Last year, two Telegraph Travel readers won the chance to create their own suite in Sweden’s Icehotel - and in the process recounted a story that touched us all. Their grand design is just one element that makes this winter's Icehotel - the 25th - the best yet
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Mar 02, 2015

@SamirParikh00 That matches what I've been told. Glad it's living up to expectations - I'll definitely try to make it myself too.

Mar 02, 2015

@SamirParikh00 I haven't been yet but I've heard very positive feedback. Have you been? Did you enjoy if so?

Mar 02, 2015

For bookings before March 17, @CathayPacificUK is selling return fares to Australia from £500 if departing Manchester, or £531 from Heathrow

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