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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.

Amsterdam's OMA-designed landmark hotel — Newly released plans by Dutch architects OMA will not only see Amsterdam receive a new landmark hotel, but also herald the arrival of the largest hotel in the Benelux region. Its awkward name notwithstanding, the forthcoming nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel should prove impressive to design fans eager to see more experimental forms of architecture in the Dutch capital.

Doha's audacious hotel proposals — To be held in Qatar, the 2022 World Cup is already mired in controversy, but assuming it proceeds as planned visitors to the capital Doha will have the opportunity to stay in a number of proposed architecturally audacious hotels and resorts.

Canada's incredible cloud camp — A 45-minute plane ride from Vancouver, British Columbia's Clayoquot Wilderness Reserve has remained one of Canada's most popular luxury honeymoon destinations and remote retreats since its 1999 opening. Couples who wish to get away from it all will have renewed impetus to visit this summer, however, following the launch this season of the Clayoquot Wilderness Reserve Cloud Camp.

Thinking time at London's Connaught — At the end of what has been a stressful week for many, London's Connaught hotel is inviting one and all to take some quiet time to think things over. For 20 minutes each day of the working week, guests, locals, tourists and whoever else may be at a loose end is invited to attend complimentary "mindfulness" meditation classes in the property's Aman spa.

The Golden Eagle Danube Express sets off — For Prince Michael of Kent, driving a Hungarian Railways 1950s 'Buffalo'-class steam engine during last weekend's inaugural Golden Eagle Danube Express journey from Budapest to Venice proved more difficult than expected. "You need to do it standing up as you have to use both hands to move each lever; it's tremendous exercise.

Something Special: Hong Kong by helicopter — Though it's open to all, few people have the opportunity to visit the 30th floor of the Peninsula, Hong Kong 's original grande dame hotel. The construction of a 33-storey extension in 1994 saw the property crowned with twin helipads - a feature still unique among all hotels in the city - and it's here, in the China Clipper lounge, that customers wait before they take flight over the city.

The world's largest airport terminal planned for China — Have pity for passengers attempting a last-minute dash to their gate at the forthcoming Beijing International Airport's terminal 1. Airport developers ADPI have collaborated with Zaha Hadid to design what will be the world's largest airport terminal. Their plans show a 7.5 million square foot space that will process 45 million passengers a year - that's almost 125,000 people a day.

Is this zero-emissions prototype plane the future of flight? — Should the designers and engineers working to revolutionise the aviation industry find success, the way we fly in the future will be radically different from today. A number of companies are already working to introduce commercial supersonic flights in the 2020s, and now the Barcelona-based designer Oscar Vinals has released his proposals for an exceptionally quiet and environmentally responsible aircraft that could take to the skies in the 2030s.

Formula E Grand Prix's European debut — Monaco 's Grand Prix is one of the most thrilling on the Formula 1 calendar, so hopes are high that the principality's inaugural Formula E Grand Prix race will provide a comparable level of grandeur and glamour when it takes place on May 9.

Sicily's sunken heritage by submarine — Sicily is abundant with historical sites, but some of its most mysterious attractions lie beneath the water. A mass of millennia-old Greek and Roman shipwrecks is strewn off the island's coast, and for the first time this summer American company SubSea Explorers and the non-profit Aurora Trust are offering adventurers the opportunity to explore the wreckages in miniature submarines.
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May 27, 2015

@cmccrudden @ShaunMcGuigan I had some nice experiences... Would have been great to see you there though; hope you're having a good time.

May 27, 2015

@BaccaratHotels Thank you. It was great to experience the brand personally - I had a fantastic time in New York.

May 26, 2015

@cmccrudden @cathy_mcc_jo @ShaunMcGuigan Was in New York since last week and only left last night - shame we didn't cross paths!

May 25, 2015

Jason Atherton's Clocktower restaurant at the new New York Edition hotel @editionhotels @ Edition…

May 24, 2015

The Empire State Building lit last night to mark Memorial Day, as seen from my 27th floor room at @EditionHotels NY

May 23, 2015

So fantastic to follow #MarRef news from home. The country has changed so profoundly in the 13 years I've been away.

May 23, 2015

It's a gorgeous morning in Manhattan. This is the incredible view from my room on the 49th floor of…

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