Sophie Lam

Travel maven

A childhood visit to the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul ignited Sophie’s love affair with luxury hotels. Armed with a clunky Eighties' camcorder, she and her little sister produced their first (and only) instalment of a Hotel Inspector-style TV show, climbing into capacious wardrobes and ruminating over the bathroom bidet. Today, she’s managed to transform that passion into a grown-up job – as deputy travel editor of The Independent, she gets to check out some of the world’s most gorgeous hotels.

Sophie Lam anonymously reviewed the following hotels and travel destinations: