Category: Accommodation

4 of the best luxury resort kids' clubs

4 of the best luxury resort kids’ clubs

Luxury hotels aren’t just for honeymooners and couples. Families with young children who truly want a relaxing vacation know to head to a luxury resort that offers a great kids’ club, so kids can have fun with other kids while parents get some time to themselves to explore, relax and recharge. Here are my top […]

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, California, USA

Short stay: Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, California, USA

Housed in a decidedly commercial building, the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco might, at first glance, lack the character of some of the city’s other finer hotels, but, with a traditionally warm smile housed in the chain’s Asian roots, infused with the calmly unique nature of this fine American city, the hotel retains not only a very […]

Short stay: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, California, USA

Short stay: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, California, USA

There is something about grand finance buildings built in the late-19th and early-20th century, later reconverted into luxury hotels, that just brings out the best of architecture. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, located in upscale Nob Hill and opened in 1991 following an extensive renovation, is no different. Perched atop one of the city’s most famous […]

Why is Botswana a holiday hotspot for 2015?

Why is Botswana a holiday hotspot for 2015?

It’s that time of year when we’re all planning our travels for 2015 and now has never been a better time to visit Botswana. ABTA, the UK’s largest travel association, has released a list of ‘Destinations to watch’ in 2015 and Botswana is right up there at number two! The list includes a mixture of […]

Short stay: Taj Campton Place, San Francisco, USA

Short stay: Taj Campton Place, San Francisco, USA

San Francisco has many unique districts, but its beating heart is the small square-ish block of Union Square. Pitting luxe designer stores against boutique outfits, high-end restaurants against cafes, delis and brasseries, and art galleries against museums, the centre is abuzz with tourists and locals alike; and smack-bang in the middle of the Union Square […]

Suite of the week: Trafalgar Suite, Corinthia Hotel London, UK

Suite of the week: Trafalgar Suite, Corinthia Hotel London, UK

Suite name: Trafalgar Suite, Corinthia Hotel London Location: London, UK Size of accommodation: 84 sq m Cost per night: starts from £1,320 What makes it special: The art deco suite looks over Trafalgar Square. Named for their stunning views over the famed square, Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery, the Trafalgar suites are among the grandest available at Corinthia London. […]

The top 3 paradores in La Mancha

The top 3 paradores in La Mancha

Paradores are luxury hotels in converted-convents, monasteries and castles – a new trend in luxury tourism in Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries like Puerto Rico. Most of Spain’s Paradores are actually state-owned, and the ‘Paradores Spain’ chain was founded by King Alfonso XIII and the Marques de Valle-Inclan in the 1930s as a means to […]

5 unique luxury resorts on Langkawi Island, Malaysia

5 unique luxury resorts on Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi is a beautiful jungle-clad tropical island situated just off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, close to the border of Thailand. Designated as a UNESCO Geo Park due to its unique geological and ecological features, Langkawi is the largest island in a picturesque archipelago of 99 limestone islands, some no more than bare rocks. Much […]

4 of the best islands to visit in Hawaii

4 of the best islands to visit in Hawaii

If there ever was an Eden on Earth it would be Hawaii with her cluster of pristine islands offering the richest hues of blue, the cleanest waterfalls and the very best in luxury accommodations. From the verdant green cloak of Maui to the rolling waves and ancient charm of Oahu, hop on a private jet […]

Top 5 luxury mobile safaris in Africa

Top 5 luxury mobile safaris in Africa

Mobile safaris in Africa are the best way to see the bush if you want a completely private guide, camp and staff all to yourself. Often these mobile camps will be set up in the most remote and off the beaten track locations one could possibly imagine, and you will be in areas where game […]

3 stunning boutique hotels for an Asian honeymoon

3 stunning boutique hotels for an Asian honeymoon

Asia is a vast and beautiful continent, one which is veiled with hidden gems to entice the curious traveller. And for the adventurous honeymooning couple, Asia is full of romance and surprise. But to get the best out of your honeymoon, skip the executive suite in your favourite luxury hotel chain – and opt for […]

An early spring break in Greece: what to do

An early spring break in Greece: what to do

The city of Athens has found its self- confidence and creativity and remaps itself among the most popular city breaks in the world. The old and the new blends in harmoniously offering visitors novel pleasures: from the Acropolis museum to upcoming neighborhoods full of art studios and hip restaurants and shops. New designers, artists and scholars […]

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

5 luxury boltholes where you might not expect

What do you think of when you think of luxury?  A grand hotel and butler service? Yes, indeed – but such luxury has a time and a place.  At other times getting away from the textbook description and finding a place others haven’t or stumbling across a gem where you least expect is as good if not […]

Suite of the week: BelAmour, Pointe Milou, St Barts

Suite of the week: BelAmour, Pointe Milou, St Barts

Suite name: BelAmour Location: Pointe Milou, St Barts Size of accommodation: 150 sq m Cost per night: from $980 per night What makes it special: Celebrate your love in style at BelAmour, the most luxurious, yet most intimate, villa for 2 in St. Barts, perched atop a cliff, with sweeping views on the Caribbean Sea. Are you looking for […]

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Patagonia might not be such a secret after the alleged Falklands War-related rumpus around the last Top Gear special, but this region of Argentina and Chile is still South America at it’s wildest and most unexplored. Hemmed in by the Andes to the west and Tierra del Fuego – the ‘Land of Fire’ – to […]

Visit Moscow and St Petersburg in style

Visit Moscow and St Petersburg in style

With a scale of luxury rarely found outside of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Russia is a country that revels in unabashed indulgence. From sipping champagne on an ultra-modern balcony overlooking the mighty Moscow Kremlin, to nibbling caviar in a palatial St. Petersburg ballroom - Russia has endless opportunities for a quality, luxurious experience. I’ve picked out […]

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