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The Concierge

The Maldives, Delphi and Vienna’s revamped train route

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28 June 2023

Episode 14

33 minutes


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This week, Sean Muir, director of rooms at Kimpton Saint George hotel in Toronto, shines a light on summer in the Canadian city and Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov takes the revamped rail route from Vienna to the Italian port city of Trieste. Also in the programme: we speak to Sonu Shivdasani, co-founder of hospitality group Soneva, whose portfolio includes the Maldives’ first luxury resort, Soneva Fushi. Plus: Andrew Mueller gives us the lowdown on Delphi and our correspondents from around the world answer listeners’ questions.

28 June 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Behind the concierge desk

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Robert Bound speaks to Sean Muir, director of rooms at Kimpton Saint George hotel in Toronto, about summer in the Canadian city.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Ding, ding!

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Our correspondents around the world answer listeners’ questions on destinations from Marseille to Bologna.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

The lowdown

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This week, Monocle’s Alexei Korolyov takes us on a long-distance train journey from Vienna to the vibrant port city of Trieste in Italy.

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Chapter 4

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The travel interrogator

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We speak to Sonu Shivdasani, co-founder of hospitality group Soneva.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

Letter From...

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Andrew Mueller writes to us from mystical Delphi in Greece.

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