Articles by Mark Nicholls

A Visit to Hotel Heureka, A New Boutique Hotel in a Quiet Suburb of Venice

A Visit to Hotel Heureka, A New Boutique Hotel in a Quiet Suburb of Venice

The canals are serene; the occasional gondolier sways past, service boats deliver and collect and you may even see a group of stand-up paddle boarders working their way around some of the narrower stretches of water.

A Visit to Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech

A Visit to Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech

It is a hotel which truly celebrates the life of a Sultan. Mansour Eddahbi, the “glorious golden one”, was a powerful and progressive 16th century ruler in Morocco; his life was culturally and politically rich, with writers of the period observing him as a man of “profound Islamic learning, a lover of books, calligraphy and mathematics."

A Visit to Donna Coraly Resort in Southern Sicily

A Visit to Donna Coraly Resort in Southern Sicily

Sitting at the heart of an historic estate, surrounded by orange trees and olive groves, the Donna Coraly Resort is an oasis of style and tranquility.

Madrid, Savoring the Sights and Flavors of the Spanish Capital

Madrid, Savoring the Sights and Flavors of the Spanish Capital

The grandeur of Madrid emanates from its expansive beating heart, the incomparable Plaza Mayor.

Exploring Lausanne at the Center of the Olympic World

Exploring Lausanne at the Center of the Olympic World

It is the modern heart of the Olympic ideal. Sitting on the shore of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is the home of the International Olympic Committee, yet is also a vibrant and metropolitan community where lovers of wine, culture and fine food - including chocolate – can savor the flavors of this part of Switzerland.

A Visit to Argos in Cappadocia

A Visit to Argos in Cappadocia

Mark Nicholls visits Argos in Cappadocia, and discovers a fresh perspective on five-star luxury.

A Visit to Es Saadi Palace in Marrakech

A Visit to Es Saadi Palace in Marrakech

Mark Nicholls visits the five-star Es Saadi Palace in Marrakech and absorbs the sounds, scents and sentiment of a wonderful city and resort.