Category: Hotels

The perfect pre-cursor to Wimbledon: The Boodles, Stoke Park

The perfect pre-cursor to Wimbledon: The Boodles, Stoke Park

Anyone for tennis? These words are synonymous with Wimbledon but there is a new venue rapidly gaining recognition as THE place to warm up before the two weeks before the famous Championships. This is The Boodles at Stoke Park – a glorious setting for a wonderful event for the tennis fan but also appreciated by […]

Yangshuo sunrise

Spectacular luxury hotel to open in restored sugar mill in Guilin, China

The boutique hotel group who won the travel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars in May 2017 will open a spectacular luxury hotel in a restored sugar mill. Alila Hotels and Resorts will debut the Alila Yangshuo in Guilin, China in July 2017. The former working sugar mill is set against a backdrop of stunning landscapes, […]

5 great reasons to visit Phuket, Thailand

5 great reasons to visit Phuket, Thailand

As the biggest travel destination in Thailand, Phuket encapsulates both the good and bad sides of Thai tourism. While overcrowded beaches and rowdy bars are part and parcel of resort towns like Patong, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover a whole other, unspoiled side to this island. From trying traditional Thai experiences, visiting secret […]

Our top 5 hotel picks in Dubai

Our top 5 hotel picks in Dubai

The annual Dubai traveler would know that every year the landscape changes. New buildings invite new hotels that change standards. Hotels that were leading the industry just three years ago have fallen behind new players. We thus make it a point to annually visit this top holiday and business destination. During our trip last week, […]

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Mount Everest Base Camp to get a luxury hotel, helipad, restaurants and a museum

Conquering Mount Everest is at the top of most adventurers’ wish-list. But now even the less adventurous are flying into the base camp on day trips and even enjoying champagne breakfasts there. Although there are actually two base camps at Everest, it has traditionally been the one situated in the south, on the Nepalese side, […]

Gran Hotel Kempinksi La Havana pool at night

UNESCO old quarter Havana welcomes Cuba’s first 5-star hotel

Now you can experience redefined luxury in the historic, UNESCO protected heart of Havana’s old quarter. Perched atop a remaining section of Havana’s almost 350 year old colonial wall, is the new 5-star Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. Cuba’s first 5-star hotel opened on 7th June 2017. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana […]

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Short stay: The Angel Inn, Corbridge, Northumberland, UK

Our latest weekend getaway was for a sailing event at Derwent Reservoir in Northumberland for which we chose to stay at The Angel Inn in Corbridge, a pretty town just a 20 minute drive away from the venue and 16 miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We opted to park on the street rather than in the […]

24 hours in Kyoto

24 hours in Kyoto

If Tokyo is Japan’s business center, Kyoto is Japan’s cultural center, and a must for any first time visitor to Japan. It was Japan’s ancient capital for over 1000 years, until 1869, and its 2000 temples and shrines attract Japanese pilgrims as well as international visitors. While 4 days or more are ideal for a […]

Top 7 luxury Belize resorts

Top 7 luxury Belize resorts

Belize has luxury accommodations in some of its most remote areas. Pick from rooms that are deep in the jungle or on the white sands of the Caribbean shore. This list also includes some of the country’s top eco-friendly luxury resorts — they offer hospitality that’s in harmony with nature. Belize is a relatively small country, […]

5 top tips for picking the perfect Maldives resort

5 top tips for picking the perfect Maldives resort

The Maldives is one of the hottest destinations around, with a stream of top-end hotels entering the market and reimagining luxury resort design. Here you will find an ultra-luxe resort to suit even the most discerning traveller. Whether you are searching for a secluded castaway-style bungalow immersed in nature or a futuristic glass-walled villa with […]

5 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts that cater for vegan guests

5 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts that cater for vegan guests

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are regarded as one of the leading luxury hotel groups in the Asia Pacific region. Offering multiple properties throughout this region alongside locations in North America, Europe and the Middle East they have nearly 50 years experience in delivering the finest of accommodation and impeccable hospitality to their discerning guests. We […]

Where to stay in Arusha, Tanzania

Where to stay in Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha, Tanzania is often the first and/or last place people visit on their Serengeti safari. Many international flights land late in the evening and weary travelers are quickly ushered to their hotels in Arusha only to catch an early morning flight into the Serengeti. Some safaris give people to end their safari with several hours […]

5 spectacular, secluded and safe Red Sea hotels

5 spectacular, secluded and safe Red Sea hotels

The Red Sea is one of the world’s top diving destinations as well as providing world class opportunities for other waters sports such as kite surfing and sailing. It’s also home to a host of top class hotels offering affordable luxury with fantastic spas and excellent dining. Soma Bay Peninsula is the perfect Red Sea […]

5 luxury hotel group personalities

5 luxury hotel group personalities

Whilst luxury hotels are all of an exceptionally high quality, each brand has their own twist on the concept. It’s this twist that can really enhance your travel experience, setting it apart from others. To help you choose your luxury brand, I’ve provided a quick summary of five of the most well-known hotel groups. 1. […]

5 of the most romantic hotels in Bruges

5 of the most romantic hotels in Bruges

Bruges is out there with Venice, Paris, Florence or Prague to be elected as one of the most romantic cities in the world. With its canals, cobblestone alleyways, quaint medieval townhouses and windmills, Bruges will sweep you away into a fairy tale. For a romantic getaway, choose among these luxurious abodes. Hotel Pand A boutique […]

The 5 most beautiful hotel pools of the Côte d'Azur

The 5 most beautiful hotel pools of the Côte d’Azur

Here at the Mediterranean coast between Cassis near Marseille and Menton near the Italian border there is a lot to explore. There’s no shame wanting to relax after shopping trips at famous promenades like the Promenade des Anglais in Nice or after charming yacht trips. Therefore, I would like to present some of the most […]

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