Suite Encounters: Viola Ncube Tells us about her Top Six Suites

Viola%20OfficialThis week we are kicking off our first edition of Suite Encounters, a series of interviews with travel professionals, experts and aficionados, and our first guest is none other than the VP of Global Hospitality Services, Viola Ncube. In charge of overall global sales management for offices, teams and operations based in UK, Europe, North America and Asia for GHS with a bulging portfolio of hotels located across the world from Bologna to Bangalore, from Milan to Miami, to name but a few glitzy destinations, Ncube spends most of her time “up in the air” or hotel suites, so it comes as no surprise she has many favourites. Here, she tells us all about her top six suites.






Grand del Mar, San Diego


The views were absolutely priceless – miles and miles of nature, green hills and peaceful landscapes. The room I stayed in was bigger than my 2-bed London flat, service second to none. I can live a year without a complaint in this hotel!


Beijing International Hotel


At night, it felt like the city was in my room with all the glass and the spectacular nighttime views at Beijing International. If you can bear to leave your room, there is also a restaurant with rotating 360 movement. Back in my room, I slept with windows open to let the night in and without going out, Beijing came indoors to me.

Dorsett Hotel, Singapore


Quirky camera shape door bells, a fish pond by the patio, and very cool use of space, with decor minimal but classy... It doesn't get more tranquil than this Singapore gem.

Le Gray Hotel, Beirut


Mountains one side and the beach the other! Simply breathtaking. Hotel rooms built around open cylinder shape which is also amazing as well. With great attention to detail and up-to-date gadgets, good luck leaving your room at Le Gray.

Bella Sky Comwell, Copenhagen


Bella Sky is a design hotel on a 90-degree slant, therefore my room felt like there was nothing underneath, as if it were floating in the air. The minimalist design is also very tasteful and in line with the overall clean feel.

Hotel 41, London


The Conservatory Master Suite at Hotel 41 with its skylights makes you feel like the sky is falling into your bed. The black and white quirky decor is on point, and overlooking the Buckingham Palace is the icing on the cake.