Category: Hotels

Boutique Hotel Summit 2013

Boutique Hotel Summit 2013

The boutique hotel industry is an area which has shown considerable growth in recent years and seems to be going from strength to strength. If you happen to be involved in the industry and in London next week, then do get yourself along to the Boutique Hotel Summit. Sadly I can’t be there but A […]

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Nothing says summer more than ice cream, and no one makes ice cream like the Italians! This authentic Italian recipe for vanilla ice cream may not be the healthiest, but you can rest assured that with actual vanilla bean pods, full-fat milk and full-fat cream, your homemade ice cream will be second to none. Once […]

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

If there is one thing America’s Southern States are famous for, it’s their hospitality. The region’s frenetic cities of Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans are an explosion of colour, sound and food, culminating in a culture known the world over for its friendliness and generosity, while the area’s rural regions offer a verdant and peaceful […]

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

Traveling to sprawling, bustling world cities like London and Paris is unquestionably exciting, but even for the most energetic traveler, urban journeys can be sensory overload. Thank goodness for lavish spas that transport you from pounding the pavement to the ultimate in pampering. Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious […]

5 of the best luxury Algarve resorts for couples

5 of the best luxury Algarve resorts for couples

If you are feeling frazzled and in need of a some quality time with your other half, the Algarve can be an ideal option for a luxury break. Whether you want a relaxing spa resort or a country retreat, this is the ideal place to take it easy in total luxury. With so many options […]

Welcome to quiet luxury at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Welcome to quiet luxury at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Welcome to quiet luxury. At JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, guest rooms, meeting rooms, event spaces including 2 ballrooms are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology. 9 restaurants, 3 bars and two lounges offer a myriad of taste sensations. Saray Spa, a world class luxury spa, offers that seamlessly blends the best of Arabic rituals and […]

World's second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

World’s second ugliest building turned into luxury hotel

An old communist TV tower in Prague – the Zizkov TV tower – which was voted the world’s second ugliest building, has been transformed into a (self-proclaimed) six star one-room hotel with dramatic views. At 216 metres tall, Tower Park Praha already housed a restaurant and observation deck. This latest addition of a one-bedroom hotel […]

3 stops to see Jamaica - no problem

3 stops to see Jamaica – no problem

Picking Jamaica for a holiday was the best un-researched flight selection I’ve made so far – we had set travel dates in between work deadlines and availability for business class flights made the decision for us. This country thankfully doesn’t seem to be fully discovered however that means that there aren’t a great deal of […]

Adventure through Potosi, Bolivia

Adventure through Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi was once the wealthiest city in South America, thanks to the silver that once lay beneath its hills. In the 16th Century, Potosi was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex in which the extraction of silver relied on a series of innovative hydraulic mills. Now things are a little less grand, but the […]

Love London: the top 10 luxury hotels in London

Love London: the top 10 luxury hotels in London

London is home to a wealth of stunning architecture, regal palaces, world-class museums and some of the best shops in the world. From the iconic landmarks of the South Bank and the grand theatres of the West End, to the verdant parks and exclusive shopping of Kensington and Chelsea, London is oozing with historic splendour, vibrant culture and […]

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

The medieval city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of India’s Thar Desert, and is affectionately referred to as Rajasthan’s “Golden City”. Jaisalmer is a golden oasis in the centre of the Thar, with a backdrop of shimmering dunes that roll away as far as the eye can see. The area is home to a […]

The super-yacht, the Sofitel and mad, mad Macau

The super-yacht, the Sofitel and mad, mad Macau

Well, my arrival into Macau, on a racing yacht from Hong Kong, had set the weekend bar at a rather high level. One of the first boats over the finish line, we had plenty of time to glide up into the Macau marina (situated adjacent to one of the 34 ‘Inner Harbour’ piers), lazily enjoy […]

3 of the best luxury Algarve resorts for families

3 of the best luxury Algarve resorts for families

When it comes to choosing family holidays, there is plenty to consider – from picking the perfect area, to finding the most suitable accommodation. The Algarve – the southernmost region of mainland Portugal – has a great range of resorts to choose from and the following are some of the best in the area. Monte […]

The world's smallest hotel

The world’s smallest hotel

When the Central Hotel opens in Copenhagen next month it will be the world’s smallest hotel, offering just one room located above the tiny coffee shop, the Central Café. With just five seats, it is Copenhagen’s smallest coffee shop, with delicious coffee courtesy of The Coffee Collective. The tiny coffee shop also has a selection […]

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

Top 5 secret London concierge tips

These tips are from Jose Pauco, Head Concierge at the luxury Milestone Hotel and a member of the Golden Keys.  As well as being a 5 star hotel concierge, Jose is also a proud Londoner who writes his own newsletter about things to do in the city which he circulates to friends and guests.  Here […]

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

With the storied Kentucky Derby taking place this weekend – a highbrow event as famous for its carnival atmosphere, elaborate hats and socialite attendees as it is for excitment on the racetrack – Louisville, Kentucky is enjoying its share of attention this week as a luxury destination. What travellers might not realize is that beyond the festivities […]

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