Category: Hotels

The top 5 hotels in Sydney

The top 5 hotels in Sydney

Sydney is a stunning city built around the world’s most beautiful harbour. The iconic Sydney Opera House and world famous Bondi Beach are stand-out jewels in the middle of the city. However on the luxury hotel front we fall a little short of other capital cities around the world! Below is a list of the […]

5 of the most lavish hotel suites in the world

5 of the most lavish hotel suites in the world

Luxury hotels the world over are renowned for their service and amenities, whether you are staying in a standard room or a suite.  But there are also those suites where you get something over and above the norm – here we look at five lavish suites offering everything from personal butlers to extensive living space […]

A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

With Bali airport just a 20 minute drive away, the 5 star Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali can be conveniently found on a gorgeous white sand beach (at the tip of the Nusa Dua beach), set in beautifully landscaped gardens in the village of Tanjung Benoa.  This luxury resort has 301 stylish guest rooms, […]

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

5 hotel openings to look out for in 2013

Despite the doom and gloom about the global economy, the luxury travel industry still seems to be holding up well and luxury hotels and resorts continue to spring up around the world.  Here we’ve picked out 5 to look out for in 2013, from a gourmet retreat in Fiji through to a high rise hotel […]

The best hotel bathroom amenities

The best hotel bathroom amenities

Today, as avid travelers and guests, we are fully aware that the experience is what matters the most…down to every little detail. We choose a specific holiday, destination and/or hotel because we are yearning for something distinct and unique. No longer is experience, however, just about the physical beauty of a hotel and great service […]

Vintage glamour in Australia's sunniest capital

Vintage glamour in Australia’s sunniest capital

Head to Perth in Western Australia in 2013 to stay in the luxurious new Terrace Hotel. Set in a former Bishop’s residence in the city’s West End, the 1890s building has been converted to a five star boutique property with just 15 suites. Beautifully restored jarrah staircases, crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, Victorian and Edwardian furnishings contrast with […]

Pamper yourself in one of New York's 3 most luxurious hotels

Pamper yourself in one of New York’s 3 most luxurious hotels

New York offers many five star luxury hotels but which one should you choose? My top 3 list will steer you in the right direction and help make your stay in the Big Apple one that you will never forget! New York is one of the worlds most famous cities, a vibrant “city that never […]

Interview with Nicola Pearson, Marketing Director and Co-owner of Bridgewater Travel

Interview with Nicola Pearson, Marketing Director and Co-owner of Bridgewater Travel

Nicola Pearsonwas born in London but now lives with her family in Manchester. She is 34 years old with 2 daughters and is the Marketing Director and Co-owner of her family’s luxury travel company, Bridgewater Travel. Bridgewater Travel is a family owned and managed Italian villa rental company.  Nicola’s parents first started offering villas in Pietrasanta and […]

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast is decadence itself. It is the place to visit if you like swimming in sparkling bays, strolling around romantic fishing villages, eating incredible food and soaking up stunning scenery. Having spent the majority of the last 20 years on the Italian coast I feel ready to share my knowledge about the […]

The top 5 hotels in Marrakech

The top 5 hotels in Marrakech

Morocco, a land of colour, contrasts and mystery. Who doesn’t want a piece of this rich culture? Young King Mohammed VI has vowed a goal of attracting 20 million tourists a year to Morocco by 2020 (currently there are just under 10 million visitors a year) – I would say these are big visions for […]

Discover Cape Town's rhythm this April

Discover Cape Town’s rhythm this April

Known as Africa’s Grandest Gathering, the 2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival (5th-6th April 2013) looks set to be as foot-tappingly good as ever. Showcasing over 40 world-class acts from 12 countries, this year’s line-up features diverse live-music from traditional jazz, to funk, hip-hop, samba, dub step and electronica. Now in its 14th year, the […]

New luxury property opens its doors in Australia's Nitmiluk National Park

New luxury property opens its doors in Australia’s Nitmiluk National Park

A new luxury property, Cicada Lodge, opens its doors today. Situated in the Nitmiluk National Park, in Australia’s Northern Territory, and overlooking Katherine River, this stylish 18 room lodge has panoramic views that guests can enjoy from their own private balcony. From AU$645 (approx. US $670 or £430) per person per night on a bed […]

Your guide to luxury Paris with the kids

Your guide to luxury Paris with the kids

If you don’t think about Paris for your next luxury travel adventure with kids, here are four good reasons to help you reconsider your plans! From top-class accommodation to fashion and gastronomy, luxury professionals are turning Paris into a playground for families. Come and join the game! 1. Nothing says ‘luxury’ like a Parisian Palace […]

5 of the world's best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

5 of the world’s best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

With blue skies, soft snow and pleasant temperatures, spring is arguably the best time of year for a ski vacation. These top destinations add lively culture and unique experiences that appeal to storm chasers and social skiers alike, so here are our 5 best luxury destinations for Spring skiing: L’Escape Killy, France A vast area encompassing the resorts of Tignes […]

Fully-clothed man swims in hotel reception fish tank

Fully-clothed man swims in hotel reception fish tank

This is the moment when a fully-clothed guy named Matt entered a huge 12,000 litre fishtank at the 4-star Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel at St. Helier on the island of Jersey. It’s the largest fishtank in the Channel Islands and a focal point of the hotel reception, with dozens of colourful fish. Cajoled by his […]

'The Fluffies' - awards to recognise UK hotels' fluffiest towels

‘The Fluffies’ – awards to recognise UK hotels’ fluffiest towels

Fed up with all the hype surrounding the Oscars? Looking for something a little different? Then I present to you ‘The Fluffies’ – a competition devised by the shower and tapware company Methven who claim that fluffy towels are critical to a luxurious stay. The awards recognise the softest and plushest towels to be found […]

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