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People — Hannah Sampson Talks the Evolution of Disney World

Hannah Sampson, News Editor of SKIFT joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about her recent visit to Walt Disney World and the chance to interview executives about their evolving plans for the Disney Hollywood Studios complex.

You can find her  story here

 

 

 

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Places — Hong Kong’s Shangri-La Hotel Brings The Best Of East And West

Join Paul and Elizabeth as they chat with Philip Dewar the general manager of the Kowloon Shangri-La in the lobby over tea. Dewar explains why Hong Kong hotels remain some of the best in the world and why they excel in service. The lobby of the Shangri-La is dominated by a huge mural of the mythical Shangri-La from James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon. Paul and Elizabeth stayed at the Kowloon Shangri-La prior to Boarding Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 for a segment of its 2018 World Cruise.

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Places — Badrutt’s Palace Is The Legendary Hotel Of St. Moritz

Yves Gardiol, CEO of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St Moritz, Switzerland joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about the latest programs is what is one of the world’s great hotels. Whether in Summer or Winter the hotel has hosted most of the world’s great since opening in 1896. Today the hotel maintains the highest standards of Swiss hotel keeping. Alfred Hitchcock was a guest for many years and one legend is that he received the inspiration for this fils The Birds as he watched a flock of crows from his balcony. 

We found this piece when searching the hotel’s history: The Palace, as it is fondly known today, is a legend in St Moritz: its 150-year history began when Johannes Badrutt introduced winter sports to pioneering Victoria tourists with a bet; St Moritz has since hosted two Winter Olympics and become a favorite winter playground. Badrutt’s culinary excellence, high service levels and supreme comfort attract discerning guests from all over the world – and more than its fair share of celebrities. Hosting unique events such as the White Turf, Snow Polo and Cricket on Ice, have added to the hotel’s charisma. Summer is a perfect time for alpine hiking, watersports on pristine lakes, and romantic picnics à deux. Yet alongside the glamour and enchantment of The Palace, guests return for the genuine welcome they receive from the Badrutt’s staff, making their stay a little piece of paradise.

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Places — Bürgenstock – The Legendary Resort of Switzerland Reinvents Itself

Bürgenstock, on a promontory overlooking Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne, has a renowned hospitality history. The first hotel opened here in 1873, and in the 1950s, Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in the Bürgenstock Chapel. The resort closed for several years, but has recently reopened as the Burgenstock Hotels and Resort, Lake Lucerne.
 
The resort’s general manager, Robert Herr joins Paul and Elizabeth to share news about what the resort is like today: with three hotels, three swimming pools, and restaurants serving everything from rosti potatoes and raclette to haute cuisine. And on nearby hikes, you just might encounter cows with bells.
 
Learn about Bürgenstock, old and new in this delightful podcast.
 

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Places – Shane Dallas Talks Luxury Stays in the Castles of Ireland

Shane Dallas joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about something many don’t think of when discussing Ireland … having a luxury vacation in one of its historic castles.

 

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Hotels — Allison Inn and Spa, Managing Director, Pierre Zriek

Pierre Zreik is the Managing Director of one of the best luxury resorts in Oregon’s wine country,  The Allison Inn and Spa. He talks with Paul about what really makes a great hotel and it isn’t price. 

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Commodore Everette Hoard Shares His Love Of The Queen Mary

Commodore Everette Hoard talks about the history and maritime achievements of The RMS Queen Mary, one the greatest liners to ever sail the seas.

Now docked permanently in Long Beach, California, the ship is now a hotel and tourist attraction, but it still remains the last remaining example of the golden age of the great liners.

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Tallman Hotel

The Tallman Hotel in Clear Lake, California with its antique charm and settled in an unspoiled wilderness area gives you a taste of what life was like in the old West. Paul and Liz talk to Bernard and Lynne Butcher who saved it for travelers to enjoy.

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Oakwood World Wide Opens New Concepts

You may not realize that Oakwood Worldwide is one of the great hospitality brands in travel. Whether traveling on a long term business trip, an Oakwood property is the ideal place to stay. Christopher Ahearn, CEO, Oakwood Worldwide and Christine Moore, Vice President, Global Marketing, Communications and Revenue Management, gives Paul a sneak peak of their new property, Oakwood at Olympic and Olive, in Los Angeles.

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Margie Goldsmith Explores The Best Of Swiss Ski Resorts

   

Margie Goldsmith, the Snow Lover  and collector of cow bells, traveled via Swiss International Airlines on a travel pass on the Swiss Travel System which also includes  50% price reduction on most mountain railways and free admission to nearly 500 museums. She stayed in Swiss Deluxe Hotels  and talked about on the air some of the best in Switzerland  including: The Carlton Hotel, St. Moritz, The Grand Hotel Kronenhof PontresinaThe Tschuggen Grand Hotel, ArosaThe Widder Hotel.  She dined at: Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz  and  The Arosa Kulm Hotelhttp://www.arosakulm.ch/en/ Although she does express reservations about raclette and fondue we are confident the Swiss people will welcome her back at anytime. However they will protect their cowbells. There is more information at Switzerland.  

 

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