Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Just when you think you'll be dipping your toes in super-luxury the Saudi Crown Prince comes along and brings you back to Earth. I was still wondering what shoes to wear on my imminent visit to the Geneva Suite at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, unsure about the lushness of the carpet or heel marks on fine wood, when I was told the suite is a victim of its own success: Crown Prince Sultan Ben Abdel Aziz is in town for a routine health checkup at the Genolier Clinique, and the extraordinary suite (I had a glimpse of the 1,080m2, unfinished, several weeks ago) and just about every other good hotel room in town were suddenly taken over the weekend. My visit will have to wait." (thanks John)