Chef Billy King, Prince Albert, Hotel Intercontinental closes

Billy King at Prince Albert: One More for the Road

Chef Billy King returned to The Prince Albert at The Intercon for a one night only special dinner to bid the iconic restaurant adieu. The new generation might not be familiar with Billy King but he is an exceptional chef who made a real dent in the Philippine culinary industry back in the ’80s. He…

Hotel Poliziano Milan Agoda

Spacious Hotel in Milan

If you will be attending a conference in Milan, consider booking outside of the city center. We stayed at Hotel Poliziano Fiera when we attended the chef’s congress Identita Golose, which was held at the at the MiCo Milano Congressi, in via Gattamelata. It’s on the traditional side, i.e. unlike a lot of boutique hotels…

One Farrer Hotel, Little India, Singapore, Agoda

A Gem of a Hotel in Little India, Singapore

For the past nine years, I’ve been going to Singapore at least once a year. Sometimes twice. I have never stayed at the same hotel twice though because it is just such fun exploring the different options in this very vibrant city. Last year, I got to check out two really sexy hotels in hip…

Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams Manila. Design. Photo by Margaux Salcedo for margauxlicious.

Nobu Hotel Manila: Zen in the City

It’s true, what Paulo Coehlo said in The Alchemeist: “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” I had just posted this rant on my Facebook page  … … a few days later I’m experiencing a fantastic staycation, checking out Nobu Hotel at the City…

Margaux Salcedo Photo Raffles Lobby

Raffles Opens in the Philippines

One of the highlights of 2012 for me was staying at this chichi hotel in London called The Savoy: “To stay at The Savoy is to follow in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas, Claude Monet and Katharine Hepburn.  An iconic hotel brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century where an unashamedly…