Category: Accommodation

Why Westchester is the new New York City

Why Westchester is the new New York City

When you hear the name ‘New York City’ you immediately think of the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan, the busy streets, gourmet restaurants, elegant boutiques and yellow cabs, right? Did you know there was a destination just steps away from Manhattan offering all of the above but in a much more relaxed and personalized setting? A [...]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a [...]

5 things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

5 things to do in Lisbon, Portugal

A city of trams, tiles and iron funiculars, Lisbon remains a glorious European gem. It is one of the world’s oldest (and coincidentally friendliest) cities and has the honour of being the oldest capital in Western Europe. And this sense of history is ever-present. Positively buzzing and regularly drenched in sunlight, there is much to [...]

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

The 3 best places to stay in Marrakech and Essaouira

Among Morocco’s many seductions are a panoply of luxurious riads and resorts with lush courtyards, sensual hammans, and “the best tagine in North Africa”.  The defining variable is quality of service which, despite Morocco’s claim to warm hospitality, varies significantly. Here are three of best places to stay in Marrakesh and Essaouira that offer seamless [...]

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

3 European cities in 5 fabulous days

The sun hadn’t even come up when I realized it was going to be one of those days. During the hour drive from home to the airport, my flight had gone from being 20 minutes late, to delayed many hours, to no seat but a supposed ticket on another airline. In the end, it all [...]

Suite of the week: Desert Luxury Camp, Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Morocco

Suite of the week: Desert Luxury Camp, Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Morocco

Suite name: Desert Luxury Camp Location: Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Morocco Size of accommodation: from 32 sq m Cost per night: from 2000 MAD per person per night Who’s stayed there: Ambassador of Chile What makes it special: Luxury in the midst of the sand dunes, offering peacefulness and solitude and incredible scenery. Desert Luxury Camp is nestled in the sand [...]

3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

The Australian countryside is home to some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and fascinating wildlife experiences. Parched, red desert sands stretch through the centre; the top end swelters beneath lush jungle canopies; and of course, the iconic coastline creates endless opportunities to surf and swim. It has all the ingredients to make up a [...]

5 luxury lodges where you’ll see elephants in South Africa

5 luxury lodges where you’ll see elephants in South Africa

The grand stature of the African elephant is as captivating as its innate intimacy for its own kind. You’d expect the huge frame of these gentle giants to stand out like a storm cloud in a clear blue sky, but the elephant isn’t as easily spotted in the wild as you may believe. Here are [...]

4 top luxury film sets for your next visit to the UK

4 top luxury film sets for your next visit to the UK

Ancient forests, sparkling lakes and haunted castles – it should come as no surprise that filmmakers flock to Britain. As well as breathtaking landscapes, Britain is peppered with fabulous historic architecture – from castles to stately homes – whose fabled walls have provided the backdrop for many a classic film or cult TV drama. With [...]

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

New Zealand’s #1 ski town and #1 bed and breakfast

Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand takes place mainly during the winter months of July, August and September, with later September conditions more spring like. The most popular region to ski in New Zealand is the Southern Lakes district, which is home to the beautiful, picturesque, tranquil town of Wanaka. Wanaka is a cosy small [...]

Top 10 getaways in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 getaways in Europe to visit this Easter

With the Easter weekend fast approaching you’ll no doubt be weighing up your travel options for this year’s holiday treat. The hours of research needed to find the perfect destination and the right accommodation can be more than a little overwhelming. Hardly seems worth it for yet another tourist trap experience. What if you could [...]

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Interview with Mariek Anselme, Co-Founder of A.M.A. Selections

Mariek Anselme is the Co-Founder of A.M.A Selections, the new premier luxury vacation rental agency on the French Riviera. Mariek currently resides in the South of France near Cannes. Although half French and half American by birth, Mariek grew up moving quite often and has lived in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. [...]

The hippest luxury hotel in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood

The hippest luxury hotel in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood

Marathon traveling can thrill the soul and quench one’s thirst for novelty, but eventually it leaves in its wake a hunger for … (dare I say it?) … the familiar. After spending eight months as a global nomad, I returned to Manhattan—where I’d previously lived for eight years. The only glitch was that my apartment [...]

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

6 of the best luxury lodges in New Zealand

If there’s one style of accommodation that sets New Zealand on the very highest plateau of comfort, it’s its famous lodges, invariably owner-run and often found in stunning hideaway locations. Many have a historic pedigree, others having a more contemporary flair, but all offer ideal roosts for those planning to explore the country. Bridge & [...]

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

The top 5 chalets for breathtaking views in the Alps

You’ve booked the chalet, the flights are organised, likewise the ski hire and lift passes. It’s all very exciting and soon you’ll be on the slopes having the time of your life. One aspect sometimes taken for granted is the actual location, the mountains. One of the great things about a ski holiday in the [...]

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

3 of the best European chalets for gourmet food

We all know that hotels and chalets have upped their standards to create ‘foodie’ experiences; guests now get the opportunity to take cookery classes, go out with the chef and source their own truffles, pick their own fruit and veg and, in some cases, receive a certificate about it for bragging rights back home. ‘Foodies’ [...]

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