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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.

Be Here: New York's Ty Warner penthouse suite — New York is awash with fancy hotel suites, but for sheer extravagance and expense, none tops the Ty Warner penthouse in Manhattan's Four Seasons hotel. A hotel since 1993, the 52-storey I.M. Pei-designed building was bought by Ty Warner (the billionaire who made his fortune from Beanie Babies toys) in 1999.

What awaits in the 26th Icehotel — The original hotel made of Ice, Sweden's Icehotel opens each winter and welcomes thousands before evaporating into meltwater each spring. Having confirmed that the structure will this year open on December 11, its team has released the first details of what the completely redesigned Icehotel - the 26th - will look like.

At home in Elizabeth Taylor's Palm Springs hideaway — Pleasant though the area is, it's largely due to Palm Springs being just under two hours' drive from Los Angeles that it has flourished in the way it did. During Hollywood's heyday, contracted actors were subjected to a "two-hour rule", meaning they had to be available to work within that time should a director or studio require a last-minute reshoot.

Copenhagen's Noma moves to Sydney — René Redzepi looks set to become the most popular man in New South Wales next year. The chef behind Copenhagen's Noma, frequently cited as the world's best restaurant, is escaping the Danish winter and instead setting up shop in Sydney's Barangaroo district for 10 weeks from January.

La Sultana, the Soviet spy-ship superyacht — Built in Bulgaria in 1962 and originally named Aji Petri, the vessel La Sultana has quite a mottled past. Originally it served as a Black Sea passenger ferry intended to carry cargo and people between Odessa, Sevastopol, Istanbul and Yalta but political developments caused an unexpected change of course.

Which is better - London or Manchester? — And it's that blend of friendliness and ultimate comfort in ourselves which makes us so down to earth and able to talk to anyone we meet, crack a joke and rip it the p*** in our own vernacular - and it's exactly why the place is so much fun.

Joining the private jet set — Unless you're close friends with Bill Gates or Donald Trump, it's unlikely you've been on a Boeing 757 like the one adapted by Four Seasons and the private-jet tour operator TCS. The modified version of the $300 million (£192 million) aircraft is the preferred choice of a tight coterie of billionaires who like plenty of leg room when they fly.

Something Special: whale watching in the Mediterranean — Having sailed these waters for 20 years, Ignacio has no trouble in adroitly explaining the intricacies of the Straits of Gibraltar. The Mediterranean Sea evaporates much more quickly than rivers can replace it so instead it is replenished by waters that surge in from the Atlantic.

Inside New York's Edition hotel — Though new to the city, the Edition New York is most definitely a landmark hotel. Opened in May and just by Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District, it stands within the 41-storey Metropolitan Life Insurance Company building, a soaring, slender tower that was the world's tallest building from 1909 to 1913.

The Director's Guide: Tate Modern, London — Britain's preeminent modern-art gallery, Tate Modern was established in 2000 and has gone on to become one of London's most popular attractions. A vast institution occupying the former Bankside Power Station, it is set to grow further in future with a major new Herzog & de Meuron-designed extension opening in 2016.
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Aug 28, 2015

Room with a view. This is what you see from the bed in Four Seasons New York's Ty Warner penthouse.…

Aug 27, 2015

@British_Airways Thanks Teresa; the history of the service is so fascinating. Not keen on the smoking, but other parts sound a lot of fun

Aug 25, 2015

@markcoflaherty Shame if so - variants of that sign have been doing the rounds for years. Always @JustinBieber for some reason

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