Hotel review: Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4

BACKGROUND: The new Crowne Plaza opened in October and shares a lobby and facilities with the Holiday Inn Express T4. It’s important if arriving...

Flight review: Delta One A330-200

BACKGROUND: Delta’s London-Atlanta service previously ran from Heathrow’s Terminal 4 on a Boeing 767-300. It now flies from Terminal 3, where Delta shares a...

Hotel check: Clico Boutique Hotel

BACKGROUND: Based in a 65-year-old Cape Dutch building, Clico Boutique Hotel opened in 2006 and in its original carnation was an upmarket guesthouse, offering just seven rooms. After adding a conference and function venue and two extra rooms, the

Flight check: Kenya Airways

BACKGROUND: Kenya Airways is one of Africa’s ‘big four’, along with South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir. It offers three daily flights between Nairobi and Johannesburg, as well as 10 weekly flights between the Kenyan capital and Cape Town. KQ uses both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the B737-800 on this route.

Hotel check: Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi

AccorHotels completed the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in September, in the process adding Mövenpick’s network

Flight review: Cathay Pacific Business Class

BACKGROUND: A member of the global Oneworld alliance, Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s largest airlines with a network of global and Asian...

Hotel check: InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

BACKGROUND: Tsogo Sun is a prominent hotel group with a portfolio of 13 casinos and over 100 hotels across Africa and the Middle East....

Car check: Secure Drive

BACKGROUND: Secure Drive is a global security chauffeur service orientated towards clientele who require secure transfers or

Hotel Check: Mont d’Or Clarens

BACKGROUND: First built in 2007, the hotel underwent two full renovations before the Mont d’Or group bought it in November

Hotel Check: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

BACKGROUND: Radisson Blu is the flagship brand of Radisson Hotels, an international hotel group with properties across the world. The group operates two

Hotel Check: Mabula Lodge

BACKGROUND: Current owner, Indian businessman and liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, bought the farm about 20 years ago from the

Hotel Check: Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

BACKGROUND: First conceived as an enclave of luxury townhouses in 1997, Albwardy Investment (Dubai) and Hotels Properties