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A Proustian Travel Guide: Michael Bonsor

A Proustian Travel Guide: Michael Bonsor

A Proustian Travel Guide: Michael Bonsor

The charismatic face of the Rosewood London talks Mad Men suits and eating too much pasta in Positano.

Name: Michael Bonsor

Profession: Hotel Manager

Age: 36

Location: Rosewood London

Currently hotel manager of award winning, ultra-luxury hotel Rosewood London, Michael has over 15 years of experience in luxury hotel management. Having begun his career with the Four Seasons, Michael then moved to Claridge’s as food and beverage manager before becoming the hotel operations manager. For those who tuned into the 2012 BBC series ‘Inside Claridge’s’, Michael will be a familiar face.

What is your most cherished possession?

My wedding ring, purchased after a few too many French 75’s consumed at Pastis. Tiffany’s on 5th seemed like the next logical stop! I got married to husband last year at Claridge’s & Kensington Palace.

What is your favorite thing to splurge on?

Suits, nothing beats wearing a great tailored suit. Favourites include Duchamp, especially for tuxedos and Spencer Hart for that classic Mad Men look.

What was the best gift you’ve ever received, and who was it from?

A David Yurman watch from my husband, Stainless steel with 21 Jewels set into the workings – I love the DY style, masculine but beautiful at the same time.

Where is your all-time favorite travel destination?

Mustique, private and so much fun – you never know who you will meet. We have stayed at Hummingbird Villa in the past and it is utterly stunning.

Describe your perfect weekend.

Just came back from Romantic and super stylish Positano and Capri in Italy, it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. I can fly into Naples easily from London and drive down to Positano. Check in at the L’Sirenuse for the ultimate Italian Rivera experience. From here do a day trip to Ravello high in the hills or take a boat with a handsome skipper to Capri for lunch. If you have more days to fill then we head to our resort in Tuscany – Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.

Tell us about your favorite restaurant in Positano.

La Sponda in Positano, high on the hillside with jaw dropping views of the bay is best at night when it is lit by 400 candles. Chef Matteo Temperini serves up Michelin starred food in true Italian Style.

If you had to give a visitor one keepsake from Positano, what would it be?

You have to buy one a bottle of the famous Limoncello and a china lemon tree – has to be done!

What do you dislike most about the Positano?

There are just way too many steps, the entire area is built on a hillside! Keeps you fit as work off the Mozzarella and Pasta.

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