Category: Hotels

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Tragic news just in that there have been two explosions close to the finish of the Boston Marathon. The full picture is still emerging but one of the explosions appears to have been in the vicinity of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston and the other at another location on the same street (Boylston Street). News of […]

Luxury accommodation fit for man's best friend

Luxury accommodation fit for man’s best friend

Pets are a large part of many people’s lives and family, so leaving them while heading off on holiday can leave a guilty feeling with many owners’ concerned about how they’ll be looked after while they’re away. The good news for many pet owners is whilst you indulge in a luxury break, your pets can be […]

5-star hotel d'Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

5-star hotel d’Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

For more than 250 years, Copenhagen’s Hotel d’Angleterre has been the most exclusive place to stay when visiting the Danish capital. Now Hotel d’Angleterre has is nearing completion of what is arguably the most ambitious renovation in Danish hotel history and re-opens next month. It will offer 90 rooms including 29 suites (with the Royal […]

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

If you are looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more peaceful than Congham Hall where we have just spent the past week. Recently named as winner of the Best UK Small Hotel at the International Hotel Awards, this Georgian country house is home to a hotel, […]

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world's most unique experiences

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right […]

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

The perfect flakes of snow wandered past the hotel window, descending gracefully, almost reluctantly. They were things of beauty but they did not bode well for the night ahead. It is simply not possible to see the glory of the Northern Lights with snow spilling out of the sky, and we were due to hunt […]

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Magaluf’s infamous reputation as a party-hard resort should not put you off discovering what the rest of the beautiful island of Mallorca has to offer. The luxury market is a growing (and lucrative) one on Mallorca - which boasts hotels under the Jumeirah, St Regis, and Marriott brands, and will have a Park Hyatt from 2015. But there has […]

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

Known for premium nightly rates even at modest hotels, New York City can be a difficult place to find luxury lodging at value. But thanks to a growing number of boutique hotels focused on the efficiency-minded traveler, high-end accommodations at mid-range prices have become increasingly more available. The next time you visit the Big Apple, consider one of these surprisingly luxurious New York City […]

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

Extraordinary cruises part 1: cruising the Arabian Gulf

The Queen Mary II called on Abu Dhabi for the first time in March. Dubai is moving again at warp speed to entice and enthral travelers with new hotels and experiences. Other ports in the Middle East are a little iffy at this time and pirates are still trolling the Horn of Africa. So am […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

Conrad Algarve hosts Cristina Bergoglio exhibition

Conrad Algarve hosts Cristina Bergoglio exhibition

Whilst the Algarve is renowned for golden sandy beaches and premier golf courses, the area has plenty of culture on offer too.  The ArtCatto Gallery in Loulé is currently presenting the work of the painter and architect Cristina Bergoglio at the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Quinta do Lago, Portugal. Argentine artist Cristina creates mixed media cityscapes, that […]

When in Rome... a luxury trip crafted by insiders

When in Rome… a luxury trip crafted by insiders

It may have first been uttered in 387AD, but never could the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” have been so apt as during my recent stay at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, where attentive staff are only too happy to share insider tips on where to go and what to see. The hotel […]

Suite of the week: The Tudor Suite at the Milestone Hotel, London, UK

Suite of the week: The Tudor Suite at the Milestone Hotel, London, UK

Suite name: The Tudor Suite Hotel name: The Milestone Hotel Location: London, UK Size of accommodation: 585 sq ft Cost per night: £1,100 What makes it special: Decadence personified, the Tudor Suite not only offers 24-hour butler service and a private Bentley on demand, it has its very own minstrels gallery above a separate sitting room. A 3.3m-high ceiling is adorned […]

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

A lady never tells her age, but I will divulge that although this grande dame is the oldest hotel in Asia (her looks have held up exceedingly well) you can still count on your stay at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok to provide unsurpassed excellence in style, comfort and service. The Oriental (as the locals refer […]

New hotel opens in Bali

New hotel opens in Bali

Archipelago International‘s newest up market hotel brand, Alana, launches this month with the opening of its flagship property in Bali. The Alana Vasanti – Seminyak sits in the heart of Petitenget in South Bali in the direct vicinity of Bali’s most popular restaurants and club locale whilst enjoying a serene setting enclosed by emerald green […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

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