Author Archive for Emyr Thomas

I run Bon Vivant, a luxury concierge service based in London. I also visit the best hotels, restaurant and bars across the globe to investigate for our clients and to feature in our luxury lifestyle and travel blog. www.bonvivant.co.uk

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

Even if the weather is not, the London hotel scene appears to be hotting up this summer, preparing itself for a number of high profile launches and revamps. The London EDITION, which is seen as hotelier Ian Schrager’s big return to the London scene (he launched Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane Hotel), is a collaboration with [...]

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

4 new London restaurants to visit this Summer

Dining in London this Summer is all about one building – The Shard – the tallest building in Europe. With stunning views of the capital city from all directions, The Shard is also home to various restaurants and bars and for this reason will be one of the places to visit in the Summer of [...]

New bars to visit in London

New bars to visit in London

If you’re heading to London this Spring, here are my tips on where to visit for a drink – whether you want a rooftop bar near Trafalgar Square with sublime views or a decadent Champagne bar in the form of the historic The Grill Room or a hidden bar with a detectives’ agency as a [...]

5 new luxury hotels opening in the UK in 2013

5 new luxury hotels opening in the UK in 2013

It’s the start of the year, which means we’ll be thinking about planning our holidays for the year ahead. Here’s a guide to new luxury hotels that will be opening in the UK during 2013, which will be worth checking out. Café Royal, London Café Royal opened its doors on 3rd December 2012, but its [...]

The best new restaurants in London

The best new restaurants in London

2012 has been an incredible year for London, not only because of the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, but also by firmly establishing itself as one of the hottest restaurant scenes in the world. Here we share some of the best new restaurants to have opened in London this year. Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia Champagne [...]

New luxury hotels for London 2012

New luxury hotels for London 2012

All eyes are undoubtedly going to be on London in 2012 – not only because of the Olympic Games, but also because of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  Here’s a round-up of new hotels coming to the one of the world’s most popular capital cities. Thompson Belgraves, London Thompson Belgraves is Thompson Hotels’ first hotel outside [...]