Category: Hotels

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

Special feature: The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Kelso, Scotland

The wonderful welcome from Robyn at reception is typical of the staff at the Roxburghe. Always at hand, always willing, yet never interfering. This wonderful Georgian house, owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, is situated on the banks of the River Teviot. This river, together with the Tweed where the Duke also has beats available […]

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Morocco made easy: the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel

Agadir’s new kid on the block, the Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea and Spa, is indulgent, elegant, and oh so impressive, striking a mellow and tranquil chord against the smouldering backdrop of this dusty, Atlantic-coast city. Fresh from the exotic, piquant and chaotic haze of Agadir airport, I arrived at the cool, subtle opulence of the […]

The top 4 luxury spas in France

The top 4 luxury spas in France

France boasts a huge variety of landscapes along with numerous spas that range from exclusive resorts to the ever appealing tiny spa villages. All the luxurious spas in France have the best facilities, so people from all around the world often come here for a relaxing and refreshing holiday. So for those looking for a […]

Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Heritage London: a stay at The Rookery Hotel

Nestled into an unassuming corner of Clerkenwell, The Rookery is a glorious boutique London hideaway. Occupying the old houses of St Peter’s Lane, and around the corner from Old Smithfield’s Market, the Rookery is slap bang in the centre of London’s historical market heartland. The present Smithfield’s Market was established by an Act of Parliament […]

Five star luxury in Venice

Five star luxury in Venice

Surely there is no better way to approach a hotel than travelling up the Grand Canal in the beautiful city of Venice. Our destination was the Ca’Sagredo Hotel, formally a 15th Century palace now declared a national monument housing a five star establishment. Our water taxi was greeted at the hotel’s private dock by a […]

Arriving in style - Mauritius

Arriving in style – Mauritius

Getting to Mauritius from Yorkshire was a pretty straightforward affair: train to Kings Cross, taxi to Paddington, Heathrow Express to Terminal 4 and then a direct flight with Air Mauritius. We had a window seat and adjoining seat and enough leg room to not feel too cramped. We’d deliberately booked an overnight flight and this turned out […]

Secret London: the St James's Hotel and Club

Secret London: the St James’s Hotel and Club

Checking into the St James’s Hotel and Club is an understated affair. This is one of London’s most discrete, boutique hotels, proffering a sophisticated brand of urban luxury; utilized by a core group of discerning London regulars, and (increasingly) a dazzling resume of international dignitaries and global business scions. Condoleezza Rice stayed here last month. […]

How to live like a Maharaja in Rajasthan

How to live like a Maharaja in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the ‘Land of Kings’ showcases royal India at its best. Ancient forts and exquisite palaces are the perfect backdrop to the rural beauty of Rajasthan. For hundreds of years, Rajasthani royalty would commission lavish palaces and robust fortresses, most of which are still standing proud today. Many of Rajasthan’s extravagant palaces have since been […]

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

3 of the ultimate luxury Peru vacations

If you are tempted by luxury travel in South America, have you considered a trip to Peru? Most luxury travellers to South America associate the continent with attractions like the elegant city of Buenos Aires, the wine regions of central Chile or perhaps the picture postcard settings of Rio de Janeiro. Of course these are […]

A little luxury in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A little luxury in Colombo, Sri Lanka

“Walk down the stairs, it’s good for you”; commands the late Cyril Gardiner with refreshing disparity directed at the modern (albeit fairly antiquated, in relative terms), golden escalator cage. From an alternative placard a frank (but fair), exchange continues; with Cyril’s tart taunts against tobacco: “the ashes we find may well be yours“. A temperamental […]

3 luxurious getaways in Japan

3 luxurious getaways in Japan

For those looking to experience a mix of tradition and luxury in Japan, it’s important to choose the right location and accommodation for your getaway. Traveling to Japan has never been easier, as American Airlines has recently launched non-stop flights from New York’s JFK airport to Tokyo Haneda, making it the only airline to run this […]

A luxury family break in Marbella

A luxury family break in Marbella

Marbella has always been synonymous with a jet set lifestyle. Puerto Banus’ Marina is a sight to behold, crammed full of luxury super yachts. Designer shops line the streets nearby and people with medically enhanced physiques can be seen walking along as if on a continuous catwalk. Those who have an exclusive pass to drive […]

Taking luxury to new heights in Italy

Taking luxury to new heights in Italy

Great Hotels of the World member, Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence has now opened its unique Tower Suite which occupies the top floor of the stunning Medieval Pagliazza Tower. The tower is one of the special ancient features of the property which has been beautifully preserved despite the restoration works. The tower is one the oldest […]

Experience the Taj Mahal in complete luxury

Experience the Taj Mahal in complete luxury

Much can be said about the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Undoubtedly the symbol of India, it’s listed as a UNESCO heritage site and is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Furthermore, it took 22 scrupulous years to complete with an army of over 22,000 workers! Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory […]

A quick look at at the surroundings of the InterContinental Al Ahsa

A member of the concierge team at the InterContinental Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia takes you on a tour of the hotel and the region. Some highlights of the video include Dehliz Café, Ibrahim Palace Museum, Alaez jewellery shop, the Al-Jawharia Dates Factory (supported by Al Ahsa’s vast number of palm trees), Dolce chocolate shop, and […]

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Owen Coleman is an entrepreneur and world class designer who has created and built many strategy and branding firms since his first design firm in 1966. After 30 years, he became partners with the Interpublic Group, forming the Coleman Worldwide Partnership, comprised of the finest brand design firms in 18 countries. His friendship and mentorship with those partners endures today. […]

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