Last night a few funsters of the travel world and my very good friends at Aman Resorts descended upon El Willy to catch up after a long first day of networking at ILTM Asia in Shanghai. I am pictured above with the very dapper Luca Bandecchi from Paramount Hotels & Resorts Dubai (yes, as in the movies!), Chrissie Lincoln the vivacious Director of Sales for Aman Resorts Indonesia (and my travel buddy – we jet to Hong Kong on Friday) and Francesco Galli Zugaro, (he created Aqua Expeditions, Peru’s leading luxury tour operator in the Amazon – I know .. totally fabulous AND he is possibly the best dressed man of the show!)
El Willy came highly recommended by the very fabulous Pouya Jalali, Area Director of Sales, International, The Ritz Carlton Hotels of Shanghai (my girl to go to in Shanghai… Pouya really knows her stuff, everything from fab finds in the markets to getting the best table at a booked out restaurant, Pouya just makes it happen in effortless style).
Dinner was a superb selection of tapas from a modern Iberian menu, all chosen by my glamorous friend Carolyn Turnbull from Aman Resorts. My favourite dish would have to be the Croquettes (we ordered twice!). El Willy has it all, a madcap chef, drop dead Bund views, a great atmosphere and above all…. good lighting!
Go now, you wont regret it.