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The Concierge

Sicily, Saint Barths and Bratislava

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2 August 2023

Episode 19

33 minutes


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This week, we speak to Toru Machida, president of Clefs d’Or Great Britain and head concierge at The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel. Also in the programme: Monocle’s Milan correspondent, Ivan Carvalho, takes us to sunny Sicily to explore some of the region’s breathtaking offerings and Mary Holland chats to the general manager of Eden Rock Saint Barths, Fabrice Moizan. Plus, Andrew Mueller writes to us from Bratislava and our correspondents from around the world answer listener questions from Oaxaca to California.

2 August 2023

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

From the Concierge Desk

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We speak to Toru Machida, president of Clefs d’Or Great Britain and head concierge at The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel.

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From the Concierge Desk

Chapter 2

9 minutes


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Chapter 2

Ding, Ding!

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Our correspondents from around the world answer listener questions from Oaxaca to California.

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Ding, Ding!

Chapter 3

7 minutes


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Chapter 3

The Lowdown

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Monocle correspondent Ivan Carvalho takes us to sunny Sicily to explore some of the region’s breathtaking offerings.

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The Lowdown

Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

The Travel Interrogator

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Mary Holland speaks to the general manager of Eden Rock Saint Barths, Fabrice Moizan.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

A Letter From...

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Monocle’s contributing editor, Andrew Mueller, writes to us from Bratislava.

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