Category: Hotels

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

Talking about Phuket, 80% of people you talk to relate the city with beautiful beaches and the endless entertaining nightlife. Not everybody knows about Phuket’s more hidden peaceful side, which offers a genuinely luxurious lifestyle with world-class spa treatments and wellness centres. These are our picks for the very best Phuket spas, along with some […]

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

Short stay: JA Palm Tree Court Hotel, Dubai

JA Palm Tree Court forms part of the five star JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort complex – the ‘mother’ hotel to the JA Hotels & Resorts brand, and is tucked away in beautifully landscaped gardens. Unlike many Dubai hotels, this one has a relatively low-key feel (by Dubai standards, at least!) with low-rise buildings but […]

Finding and booking boutique hotels the easy way

Finding and booking boutique hotels the easy way

The term ‘boutique hotel’ dates back to the 1980s and people could be forgiven back then for thinking it was nothing more than a passing fad. More than 30 years on, however, the boutique hotel industry has experienced tremendous growth – it’s become mainstream terminology and, far from just lasting the distance, the popularity of […]

Alila Villas Uluwatu

5 hotels to watch the sun set

Twilight hour, golden hour, magic hour – call it what you want, the setting of the sun is a photographer’s dream, creating nature’s canvas in the sky and filling it with an array of colours and styles: pink, orange, red, yellow, golden, amber, mauve, purple; soft and calm, fiery and streaky, clear and majestic. We […]

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Special feature: Amankila, Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a curious destination. An island of nearly 6,000 square kilometres featuring incredible geographical contrasts, and culturally at odds with the larger nation in which it resides, Bali is known the world over as a spiritual getaway. But the island of Bali is disturbed; rampant commercialism, consumerism and development in the Bukit Peninsula, a […]

6 can't miss experiences in Florence

6 can’t miss experiences in Florence

Florence (or Firenze, its Italian name) is a magical place to spend a romantic getaway, or even a family holiday. As the birthplace of the Renaissance, magnificent architecture and history confront you at every turn, and as the gateway to Tuscany, the cuisine is no less impressive. Whether it’s a first visit or a return […]

1. Dine at Bhairo restaurant; stay at Taj Lake Palace

10 magical North Indian experiences

India is an incredible country packed with diverse things to see and do. To accomplish everything in one trip is nigh on impossible, so you need to pick your battles and aim for the best bits first to ensure you don’t miss out. We all know about the Taj Mahal and beaches of Goa, but […]

A visit to Frankfurt's best new restaurant

A visit to Frankfurt’s best new restaurant

The highlight of our recent stay in Frankfurt – other than the private flight with Jetfly to get there – was dinner at the newly-opened, pan-Asian restaurant, Breeze by lebua at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel – already an esteemed culinary destination and home to the Michelin-starred restaurant Francais. But, before all that, we called at […]

5 things to do for the perfect romantic stay in Paris

5 things to do for the perfect romantic stay in Paris

Paris is known as the ‘City of Love’ and it is not just because many movies and novels portray it as the most romantic city in the world. The city has such a rich cultural heritage that anyone who visits is bound to fall in love with it. With so many amazing attractions and a […]

Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

Top 7 destinations to visit in Brazil after the Olympic Games

The 5th August signalled exactly one year to go until the beginning of the 2016 Olympic Games which are to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Following on from the success of the World Cup in 2014, Brazil is all set to host the other biggest sporting event in the world and if the football […]

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Top 5 sexiest Summer pools

It is common in many of the world’s best tropical hotels and resorts to have private pools, but from our extensive travels, we’ve realised that it’s just as rewarding relaxing at a resort’s main pool – in a few cases such as the below, more so! So we’ve created a list of the resorts where […]

Top 5 luxury ecolodges in Central America

Top 5 luxury ecolodges in Central America

Visitors to the rainforest are faced with a conundrum – how to see the rainforest without damaging its delicate ecosystem? More and more, you can choose form an array of hotels that recognize that have found a way to provide luxurious accommodations while minimizing their carbon footprint. You’ll notice these hotels usually have a few […]

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Visit Vitoria-Gasteiz, Queen of the Basque Country

Like Rodney Dangerfield, Vitoria-Gasteiz, founded in 1181, still hasn’t received the level of respect it so richly deserves. Admittedly, it doesn’t have famous museums to rival Bilbao’s Guggie (but really, who does?) and it will never replace San Sebastian as a chic getaway for the moneyed, beautiful people who can’t wait to drop umpteen pounds […]

Thailand’s famous island offers luxury residences for family travellers

Thailand’s famous island offers luxury residences for family travellers

The island of Koh Samui, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is known as a luxury beach hideaway destination in which to relax and rejuvenate. Only an hour’s flight from its capital city, Bangkok, and with direct international or connecting flights from key gateway cities, it is convenient to visit this tropical island from anywhere […]

Interview with Lucy Fox, PR leader at RMG PR & Events

Interview with Lucy Fox, PR leader at RMG PR & Events

Lucy Fox is a travel and lifestyle PR working for luxury agency RMG PR & Events. She started her career running a first class travel business and has worked alongside many industry figureheads. As joint founder of Fox Rendall International, she was awarded the worldwide Hyatt Hotels account responsible for managing the UK press function. […]

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

Luxury comes in many forms; sometimes it is in 1000 thread count bed sheets, sometimes in the magic of seeing a bear in his natural habitat. Three species of bear call Canada home; the polar bear, king of the Arctic, the grizzly with his hump and long claws and the black bear who is the […]

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