Category: Hotels

The ultimate Bhutan experience

The ultimate Bhutan experience

Bhutan is a Kingdom that is known for its unspoiled nature, preserved culture and spiritual traditions, which can largely be attributed to the great reverence and respect that the Bhutanese people have towards their heritage. Situated in the eastern end of the Himalayas, this small Kingdom has less than 900,000 people and is often referred […]

New luxury in Bulgaria

New luxury in Bulgaria

Situated in the heart of the Golden Sands Resort in Varna, Bulgaria, just 90 metres from the beach, the International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites has restructured its architectural design to give the property a more modern look with the help of renowned architect Pavel Ivanov. Ivanov has been involved in projects worldwide, including the […]

5 luxurious Summer ski destinations

5 luxurious Summer ski destinations

Seasoned travellers seeking a new Summer escape may find luxurious adventures in an unlikely place – on the ski slopes. From the Alps to Argentina, these mountain destinations offer consistent snow conditions, lively culture and upscale accommodations. Here are our top 5 luxurious Summer ski destinations: Portillo, Chile Almost unearthly in its beauty, Ski Portillo Resort is nestled amongst the towering […]

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Finding luxury without paying full whack is a bit of an art in an expensive city like London.  This list should help, whether it’s views, booze or loos you wish to luxuriate in. It helps to have a hardy constitution and be willing to blag a little (or at least to dress up and look […]

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

Even if the weather is not, the London hotel scene appears to be hotting up this summer, preparing itself for a number of high profile launches and revamps. The London EDITION, which is seen as hotelier Ian Schrager’s big return to the London scene (he launched Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane Hotel), is a collaboration with […]

5 of Finland's finest manor houses

5 of Finland’s finest manor houses

If the words ‘manor house’ conjure up visions of quintessentially English properties of a bygone era then think again. Finland’s manor houses are being restored and converted and attracting tourists. Be it noble families or industrial magnates, Finland’s wealthy have left a legacy of impressive estates in bucolic locations that are now open to all. […]

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

A growing trend in the travel industry in recent years has been the offering of hotel rooms by the hour.  Whilst traditionally this might give rise to raised eyebrows, all might not be quite as it seems so don’t be too quick to judge.  Dayuse Hotels has negotiated special rates at luxury hotels around the world, […]

Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

Offering a panoramic view of the old and new Mykonos ports, Delos Island and the Aegean Sea, Kouros Hotel & Suites lies just a breath away from the vibrant Mykonos town centre. Guests can enjoy the shops, restaurants and of course the famous nightlife of the renowned island. The airport is 7 kilometres away and […]

16 happy memories of visits to South Africa

16 happy memories of visits to South Africa

One of my favourite overseas destinations is South Africa, it holds a very special place – as the first big holiday my now husband and I went on nearly 10 years ago, but also as the location we chose for our honeymoon a few years ago.  Luckily for my husband through his work with the […]

3 of the best luxury hotels in Istanbul

3 of the best luxury hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul is a colourful busy city that has a lot to offer to modern day luxury traveller. It has a lot of history, culture, one of the world’s most beautiful harbours and a lot of luxurious hotels and restaurants. We have chosen 3 of the best hotels for you to sample – choose any one and […]

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

A journalist and editor, Sarah Lee started Maia Communications, a marketing communications company, with her husband Terry, in 2009. She has a PR diploma, 17 years’ experience on newspapers, magazines and corporate publications. Sarah also founded luxury travel and lifestyle magazine LiveShareTravel in 2010. What is it that you do exactly? We’ve taken our hobby and made it […]

The South of France on more of a shoestring than the Ecclestones!

The South of France on more of a shoestring than the Ecclestones!

Finally made it there last August! We took advantage of the BA short haul £35 BA Club Europe offer and kicked off with another nice afternoon in the galleries lounge.  Better still our outbound was on one of the lovely BA Dove planes and the return leg was on the Firefly that carried the Olympic […]

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, originally from Italy, moved to London in 2000, after working in Belgium and Germany. After 13 years as Direct Marketing Manager for international publishing and news companies, most recently for Bloomberg LP, Paola decided to launch Passepartout Homes in 2011. This is her first experience as an entrepreneur. Paola graduated from the Catholic University […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in New York

Top 10 luxury hotels in New York

New York is the world’s most cosmopolitan city, bursting with stylish bars, fashionable restaurants, exclusive art galleries, renowned museums, world-class shops and iconic sights on every corner. From the bright lights of Broadway and Times Square, to the leafy streets of SoHo and the verdant landscape of Central Park, New York City is buzzing with […]

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Being half Cornish it would be fair to say I spent a fair amount of my childhood holidays in Cornwall, but only in the past few days have I really discovered it.  My parents have said it was clearly a waste of time to take a young child to all the beautiful places that I’ve visited […]

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As you pass through its doors to the lobby and gaze upon the view through the ceiling-high windows at the distance, there is no doubt what the main attraction at the Intercontinental Hong Kong is. Sitting on a protruding promenade in Kowloon, the hotel is in a prime position to view Hong Kong Island as it […]

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