Globetrotter: Dean and Dan Caten

Portrait of Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2 in Mykonos

Photo: Courtesy of Dsquared

Who would you like to have next to you in the airplane?

Tom Hardy.

What are your favourite hotels in the world?

Hotel Belvedere in Mykonos, cause there’s something nice to see. Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Fasano in Rio de Janeiro, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, Mercer Hotel in New York; we love these hotels because there are nice people, a relaxed atmosphere, chic décor and 24h room service.

Forget about the experts. What is your solution to the problem of jet lag?

Sleeping on the airplane and swimming. Water assists jet lag fatigue.

Which is your favourite brand of luggage and why?

Dsquared… we are getting a good discount.

Which is the one place that you never want to see again?

Dusseldorf — the name says a lot.

Most overrated and most underrated destination in the world?

Overrated: Miami. Underrated: Vietnam.

You always shop till you drop when you visit...


If you were to run your own hotel it would definitely be...

A private island in the Far East.

What kind of traveller are you?


How difficult are you to please as a hotel guest?

Difficult. From 1 to 10… 10.

Which is the one place that you always look forward to returning to?

The Fairmont, the Sure Club in London, and the bar in Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.

What is the most breath-taking scenery that you can recall?

Landing with a private helicopter on a completely desolate beach called White Heaven, in Australia.

The world's best kept travel secret is...

The VIP concierge service provided by Air Canada, Lufthansa, Emirates, and British Airways.

Would you like to share some words of advice to all the fellow travellers?

Don’t pack heavy. No checking bags=shop!

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August 23, 2011
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