Federica TadiniFederica TadiniNovember 27, 2015


The French Riviera has been a quintessential destination for the rich and famous for more than a century. Wealthy and aristocratic northern Europeans have been visiting the Cote d’Azur since the 1800s but the Riviera quickly gained popularity as a summer destination in the 1920s due to the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The beautiful landscape, warm climate, and easy access made it the prime location to host what has become the most prestigious annual film festival. The first Cannes Film Festival was held in 1946 and the Riviera’s romantic appeal has since captured the imagination of filmmakers around the world.

The French Riviera continues to appeal to the discerning travelers of today. The turquoise waters and sandy beaches, nearby mountains, the exquisite yachts, casinos, fabulous restaurants and entertainment provide the perfect setting for a travel destination. Rich in history and rooted in French culture, you can explore the glitz and glamour in the famous seaside towns of Monte-Carlo, Cannes, and St. Tropez as well as the old world charm of the medieval villages such as Eze, St. Paul de Vence, and Mougins. From an adventurous family vacation to a relaxing romantic getaway, the French Riviera sets the standard for beautiful living and captures the essence of “la joie de vivre.”


When visiting the French Riviera, experience this region in the finest way possible. A.M.A Selections, the French Riviera’s leading travel authority, is a luxury vacation rental agency built on superior service, intimate knowledge, attention to detail and 24/7 prompt customer. In keeping with their philosophy, Cofounder Mariek Anselme says, “We believe that the travelers of today are looking for a more authentic and meaningful experience that they can share. We create these five star experiences in a home.”

With the company’s recent launch, A.M.A Selections now offers an exclusive portfolio of just under 100 villas for rent from Monaco to St. Tropez ranging from 7,000€ to 120,000€ per week, complemented with a range of services such as private jet and yacht charter, live-in concierge, private chef, car service, and more.


In addition to A.M.A Selections à la carte services, the company offers their Premium Experience which is designed to provide all of the luxuries of a five star hotel in the privacy of a home such as airport transfers, a live-in concierge, daily continental breakfast, and jet lag massages, to name a few. Furthermore, A.M.A Selections will be launching their new collection of experiences this December to offer to their discriminating clientele. These unique experiences include a private cheese and wine tasting with a sommelier awarded as the best in Europe, a personal photography tour in a beautiful medieval seaside village, an afternoon enjoying water sports alongside the world champion of jet surf and more.


When booking with A.M.A Selections, every recommendation that guests receive is guided by personal experience and insight. Through the extensive network that the A.M.A Selections team has built and their passion and knowledge of the region, clients are treated to unparalleled service and experiences. A.M.A Selections is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience and is building an unrivalled level of reliability, trust and personal connection with their guests.


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Jeff ArmstrongJeff ArmstrongApril 26, 2013


A new guide, Forbes Travel Guide this week  announced its expansion into Europe, bringing its globally recognised Star Rating programme to central London’s top hotels and spas. Six hotels and two hotel spas have been awarded the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating. These properties join an elite group of 76 hotels and 35 spas across North America and Asia that have achieved the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star status. London is among the top three destinations worldwide with the greatest concentration of Five Star properties in the more than140 markets rated and inspected by Forbes Travel Guide.

Forbes Travel Guide Five Star London Hotels

Forbes Travel Guide Five Star London Spas

45 Park Lane


Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

The Dorchester

The Lanesborough, London

The Savoy

The Spa at Four Seasons

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London


A further 16 hotels and 7 spas in London have earned the distinguished Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating, joining 226 Four Star hotels and 136 Four Star Spas worldwide.



Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Hotels

Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Spas

51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences

London Belgraves, A Thompson Hotel

Brown’s Hotel

Bulgari Hotel & Residences London

Corinthia Hotel London

Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf

InterContinental London Park Lane

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

One Aldwych

The Berkeley

The Connaught

The Goring

The Egerton House Hotel

The Langham, London

The Ritz London

The Stafford London by Kempinski


Aman Spa at The Connaught

Chuan Spa at The Langham, London

Claridge’s Health Club & Spa

ESPA Life at Corinthia

The Berkeley Health Club & Spa

The Dorchester Spa

The Health Club at One Aldwych


Michael Cascone, President and Chief Operating Officer of Forbes Travel Guide, said, “London is a world-class city, and we are pleased to introduce our global Star Rating system to the United Kingdom and Europe through the inaugural ratings awards. It comes as no surprise that London’s hotels and spas performed strongly against our global hospitality standards. The personalized service and attention to detail delivered at the city’s top properties places them among the finest hospitality experiences in the world.”

 Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, has provided the most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since its founding in 1958. The Forbes Travel Guide inspection process includes unannounced visits by a professional inspector culminating with a formal incognito inspection from which the property is measured against 500 standards. These standards weigh facility and service performance, with a primary emphasis on guest engagement and service delivery, across 17 categories of evaluation, including Arrival Service and Guest Room, with nine classifications such as Courtesy & Manners and Graciousness, Thoughtfulness, and Sense of Personalized Service.

Forbes Travel Guide’s system of inspections and ratings sets it apart as the undisputed authority on the finest hotels, restaurants and spas across North America and in Asian markets including Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Shanghai, and now London. The next European destination to be unveiled will be Paris in 2014.            


London, the destination, and its award-winning properties are showcased on, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide. The site features access to many of the world’s leading hospitality brands and travel industry experts, with credible reviews and original answers to travellers’ questions from Forbes Travel Guide’s editors, tastemakers and inspectors.


GraziellaGraziellaAugust 4, 2011


A stunning four bedroomed apartment arranged over three floors within this exclusive residential building (with porterage), this beautiful apartment is finished throughout to exceptional standards and offers high ceilings with ornate cornicing, wood floors and spacious bedrooms all with en suite.

The apartment comprises a stunning 30′ south-facing reception room with large double doors leading to an equally beautiful dining room, contemporary bespoke fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, dining space and utility area, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, second bedroom with en suite bathroom, third bedroom with en suite shower room, fourth bedroom with en suite bathroom and guest cloakroom.

Lancaster Gate is ideally located for Hyde Park and the restaurants, shops and bars of London’s West End, Queensway and Whiteleys shopping and cinema complex.

Lancaster Gate (Central Line) is the nearest underground station while National Rail services and the Heathrow Express are accessible via Paddington Station (District, Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith & City lines).


Foxtons Notting Hill

020 7616 7000

GraziellaGraziellaAugust 4, 2011


This truly breathtaking three bedroomed flat has been recently refurbished to an exceptional standard to feature underfloor heating throughout, stylish and bespoke fitting and fixtures and an amazing private garden.

The flat comprises grand entrance hall, fantastic reception room, refreshingly bright kitchen with ample dining area and integrated appliances, utility area, gorgeous master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, second bedroom with fitted wardrobes and access to garden, third bedroom/study, sleek shower room and patio garden at the rear ideal for summer entertaining.

The property is ideally located in a prestigious address close to a wide range of shops and amenities situated on Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road.

The nearest underground station is South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines).


Foxtons South Kensington

020 7590 1000

GraziellaGraziellaAugust 4, 2011


Boasting fantastic views of the harbour and river this spectacular penthouse apartment boasts a luxurious finish throughout, air conditioning, integrated surround sound and an impressive 46′ reception room with dual-aspect bi-sliding doors to two balconies with seating and outside plasma TV.

The property also comprises fully fitted kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, second bedroom with sumptuous en suite bathroom, third bedroom with en suite shower room, study/dressing room with fitted wardrobes, gym and guest cloakroom.

Thames Quay is ideally located for the trendy shops and restaurants of nearby King’s Road and there are some great facilities also on-site.

The nearest underground stations are West Brompton (National Rail and District Line) and Fulham Broadway (District Line), while motorists can gain access out of London via the A4/M4 for routes to Heathrow Airport and the west.


Foxtons Sloane Square

020 7591 9000

GraziellaGraziellaAugust 4, 2011


A luxurious lateral 4 bedroom freehold house in Chelsea

A rare newly constructed house with great lateral space, benefitting from contemporary design and a luxurious specification extending to 489 sq m (5,263 sq ft)

The house is discreetly located south of The Fulham Road adjacent to Brompton Cross and Chelsea Green.
Rarely are entirely new houses constructed in extremely prime central London locations. 83 Elystan Street is the exception, a modern and wonderfully spacious newly built house enjoying a quiet position immediately to the South of the Fulham Road, on the Chelsea and Knightsbridge border, close to stylish Brompton Cross. The remarkably light, lateral space provides 5,263 sqft (489 sqm) finished to an exacting standard. In a quiet one-way street and an area where Georgian houses predominate, 83 Elystan Street offers a refreshing lifestyle statement to a buyer seeking contemporary design and luxurious specifications. The immediate area offers an exceptional array of shops and restaurants, with Chelsea Green just to the South and The Michelin Building, with the widely renowned restaurant Bibendum, only a few steps away.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 489.13 sqm
  • Patio/Terrace
  • Private Parking
  • Freehold

Eliza Leigh

+44 20 7591 8600

GraziellaGraziellaAugust 4, 2011


London’s most elegant dockside development combines luxurious city living overlooking waterways, tree lined avenues and landscape parkland, only moments from the stylish King’s Road and the riverfront.

Chelsea Creek showcases a stunning selection of highly specified apartments and penthouses with luxurious kitchens and bathrooms and enviable air conditioned living spaces. Residents of this exceptional new address have exclusive use of The Spa, the state of the art health and fitness centre in Chelsea Creek, with a 15 meter indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and treatment room. Furthermore, residents will also benefit from managed car parking, 24 hour concierge and an unrivalled selection of shops, bars, restaurants, leisure facilities and beautiful landscaped courtyards.
Photography used is for illustrative purposes only.

  • 1-4 bedrooms
  • 1-4 bathrooms
  • 39.50 – 305.02 sqm
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Porter / Concierge
  • Balcony
  • Communal Garden
  • New Development
  • Penthouse
  • Swimming Pool
  • Private Parking
  • Leasehold

Cassandra Elliott

+ 44 (0)20 7861 5451

Raul Cimesa

+44 (0)20 7861 5336

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