Hoshinoya Hotel, Kyoto

Monkey magic meets zen-like calm in rural Japan… On many occasions – both in print and in person – I’ve told people to slap me. It’s not some 50 Shades of Grey kink, but a genuine offer in instances of smugness or inappropriate toys-out-of-the-pram scenarios. Parts of this article are going to sound like one…
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Tokyo

Who didn’t grow up believing that Hilton hotels were the last word in luxury and sophistication? It seems strange that this famous name has gone so far down market, but fear not: perhaps the Conrad brand, named after the chain’s legendary founder and purporting to fill the vacuum with luxury and a “contemporary attitude”, is…
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