Articles by Graeme Green

A Visit to The May Fair Hotel, London

A Visit to The May Fair Hotel, London

Anyone who’s familiar with the Monopoly board game will know the most expensive street to buy or to land on is Mayfair. The same goes in real life.

A Stay at the St Regis Mexico City

A Stay at the St Regis Mexico City

Good things are happening up on the 15th floor. The Jacuzzi is bubbling away at 38 degrees.

Le Blanc Spa Resort - A Cool Hotel in Hot Cancun

Le Blanc Spa Resort - A Cool Hotel in Hot Cancun

“White, white,” laughs our butler, leading us through the corridors of Le Blanc. “”All white.” He's right, but really the explanation isn't all that necessary. Even if my rudimental French didn't mean I already understood the hotel's name, it doesn't take long at all to figure out there's a whole lot of white at Le Blanc.

A Visit to Banyan Tree Mayakoba

A Visit to Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Arriving at Banyan Tree Mayakoba, you need to do a double take. Are you still in Mexico? The hotel is just a few miles outside Playa del Carmen, the lively party beach and party town on the coast of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsular, so this should definitely feel like Mexico.

A Visit to CasaSandra on Isla Holbox, Mexico

A Visit to CasaSandra on Isla Holbox, Mexico

It takes just 25 minutes on a ferry, across from the mainland port of Chiquila on the northern tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsular, to reach Isla Holbox.

A Visit to Hotel Esencia on the Riviera Maya

A Visit to Hotel Esencia on the Riviera Maya

The old saying that “You can't judge a book by its cover” needs to be updated. These days, we judge everything not by the cover of the book, brochure or pamphlet, but by it's website.

A Visit to Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

A Visit to Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

A good hostess is friendly and welcoming. It doesn't make a good first impression for any hotel if they're aloof and noisy, as happens at Belmond Maroma Spa and Resort.

Checking In: Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, London

Checking In: Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, London

I reach a set of black gates, the top of the rails coated gold. A Union Jack flag flaps in the wind above. There's more gold outside, in the form of regal-looking statues. A long line of people are queuing at the gates. Clearly, this is a popular place, but then this isn't my hotel, not yet.

Weekend Away: Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Weekend Away: Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

As a child, Paris was a city stop on family holidays as we ferried across the Channel from England and drove down to the beaches in the south of France.

Luxury on the Riviera Maya at Grand Velas resort

Luxury on the Riviera Maya at Grand Velas resort

Old, crumbled, faded, a shadow of it's former greatness…. There are plenty of buildings to match that description across the Yucatan Peninsula, this area of southern Mexico being a hotspot for ancient temples and archaeological sites from the mighty Mayan empire.