I never thought that I would be able to write about a 5-star property that has huge rooms, floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of Hong Kong Bay, an incredible infinity pool and numerous dining options ... at a price as low as $150 a night. The Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong, a Shangri-La Hotel, has done my entire job for me through the opening line
Few places in the world match the caliber of modern beauty that The United Arab Emirates have to offer. Conveniently located across the street from the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, The Shangri-La Dubai is the epitome of sophisticated luxury and an embodiment of the wealthy Emirati culture. "Shangri-La" is a term coined by British author, James Hamilton, who named a fictional place in his novel, Lost Horizon, Shangri-La. The term is synonymous with earthy paradise ... and The Shangri-La in Dubai is just that.
Istanbul is such an incredible place; it is beautiful, it is lively, and it is home to some of the best tea and dessert I have ever had. I spent a mere 7 hours in Istanbul on a layover flight from Israel to NYC. Here is what you can do in 7 hours in Istanbul and how you can avoid some of the obstacles I faced.