Category: Hotels

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

What to do when visiting the ancient capital of Myanmar

Myanmar (or Burma) is still one of the few destinations in South East Asia that has remained largely unknown. It is only more recently that it has become one of the most sought after destinations for travelers. If you are thinking of visiting Myanmar and its charming former capital Yangon, here is how to experience […]

5 of the best luxury spas in Europe

5 of the best luxury spas in Europe

Sometimes you need a break. But not just any kind of break – a luxury break; where you’re pampered to perfection, with treatments to suit your every unique need. Whether you’re a wine lover or a fitness junkie, a pregnant mother or a first-time father – rest assured, there’s a luxury spa out there for […]

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, how do you plan to celebrate? Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat among the snowy mountains that surround St. Moritz or a stay in a prime location on St. Mark’s Square in Venice, we think you’ll find something here to whet your appetite… Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Istria, […]

Karni Mata - the temple devoted to rats

Karni Mata – the temple devoted to rats

The marble floors are covered in a jungle of living fur. Little black shapes scuttle and scurry across the cool stone. Tens of thousands of rats are offered food and shelter, darting and scampering over the feet of people. The rats run freely and fearlessly, and one should be careful where they step! It might […]

Taking on Australia's Great Ocean Walk... in style

Taking on Australia’s Great Ocean Walk… in style

More than ever, nature-loving travellers are seeking spectacular get-away destinations that offer outdoor adventures and breathtaking scenery, as well as luxurious accommodation and great food plus those special extras that make for a truly memorable experience. With this trend gaining momentum for some time now, some of the most picturesque locations around the world and […]

5 romantic hotels for 'The Kiss' in Edinburgh

5 romantic hotels for ‘The Kiss’ in Edinburgh

One of the world’s best-known romantic works of art is sure to attract loved-up couples to the city of Edinburgh over the coming year. Rodin’s sculpture The Kiss is on loan from Tate Britain to the Scottish National Gallery from 2nd February 2013 to 2nd February 2014. Auguste Rodin’s famous marble sculpture (completed in 1904), is […]

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years […]

Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

When you think about it, Spain is a bit bonkers. They host the world’s largest annual tomato fight (La Tomatina), their national sport is bullfighting, they celebrate festivities by building human towers and every year, they release angry bulls into the narrow streets of Pamplona whilst willing participants run for their lives. It doesn’t sound […]

3 of Thailand's top luxury hideaways you won't want to miss

3 of Thailand’s top luxury hideaways you won’t want to miss

Thailand stands out as one of the largest and most beautiful countries in Southeastern Asia and has become a must-visit place for many budding travellers. The country is of course famous for its wonderful history, rich culture, stunning beaches and impressive landmarks, but few take advantage of their hidden yet luxurious hotels. As with many […]

The House of Mutt - a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt – a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt is a new luxury hotel… for your dog. Situated at Thetford and less than 2 hours from London, this is a place where conscientious pet owners who want to get away but can’t bear the thought of a beloved furry companion suffering in a cold concrete kennel can leave their dogs and […]

Extravagance in the Alps: 4 of Europe's most luxurious ski lodges

Extravagance in the Alps: 4 of Europe’s most luxurious ski lodges

Skiing can be a pretty glamorous experience from the outset (if you ignore the pulled muscles and slushy boots of course), but if you’re heading out to the slopes this season and want to go the extra mile when it comes to accommodation, then you may be in need of some inspiration. Whether you’re looking […]

The top 3 festivals to experience in India's most colourful state

The top 3 festivals to experience in India’s most colourful state

Rajasthan is affectionately referred to as India’s ‘Colourful State’, and at no time are these colours more vivid and bright than during a festival. Majestic Rajasthan celebrates scores of festivals each year, yet there are three that stand out. From beautifully embellished saris during Diwali, to camel racing in Pushkar, Rajasthan is the ideal destination to […]

A brush with art in Palma de Mallorca

A brush with art in Palma de Mallorca

Many artists have been inspired by Mallorca’s spectacular scenery and clarity of light, and travellers to the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands will find art in abundance here – from dramatic sculptures on road roundabouts, to a local artist’s paintings for sale on the walls of a village café. For serious collectors or art […]

Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite name: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection Hotel: InterContinental London Park Lane, London, UK Size of accommodation: 196.7 square metres Cost per night: from £10,000 What makes it special: Attention is in every detail of the glamorous design that blends styles from Her Majesty’s early life to the present. The Royal Suite celebrates to the hotel’s location on the site of […]

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

Ireland is renowned for having some of the best golf courses in the world, designed by the famous names of the past and the present. Golfers flock to the links courses that dazzle the coastline and the parklands that cover a landscape boasting 40 shades of green. Luxury golf is not difficult to find here, but […]

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

When people picture a luxury vacation, Utah isn’t always the first place that comes to mind. The truth is, however, a ski trip to Utah can allow you to be active in the outdoors as well as enjoy world-class dining, superior accommodations and pampering spa treatments. For those who want one of the country’s best […]

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