2 Aug
LIAS checks into the most expensive hotel in the world

In 1993 William Gibson wrote an infamous critique on Singapore in Wired, entitled “Disneyland With the Death Penalty“. 18 years later, chewing gum is still banned, and his portrayal of a sanitized, technocratic, insipidly consumerist culture still has some truth to it. So what would he make of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel? Whether arriving […]


13 May
Europe’s flagship W opens in London, but can the transatlantic cool of the brand be translated?

The second edition of our Checking In series, Lost In A Supermarket’s quest to cover all things we hold most dear (see our review of the gleaming new Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong). In this review we jump continents from Hong Kong’s Ritz — now the highest hotel in the world — to the W Hotel […]


28 Apr
The new highest hotel in the world offers paramount luxury

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Checking In, the latest series in Lost In A Supermarket’s quest to cover all things we hold most dear. In this hotel review series sure we’d be tempted to just cover the most expensive or exclusive hotels in the world (who wouldn’t), but that will not be our sole […]