Category: Hotels

Winter golf breaks on Mallorca

Winter golf breaks on Mallorca

Delicately scented pink and white flowers will transform Mallorca’s five million almond trees in the coming weeks, but the Spanish island’s abundant almond blossom is not the only attraction for visitors at this time of year. For sun-starved Northern Europeans, Mallorca’s golf courses (21 of which are open to visiting players) are also a draw. [...]

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Nothing quite says romance like a secluded spot on an exotic island, fringed by powdery white beaches and deep aqua blue waters, or a lush green jungle brimming with biodiversity, complemented by a world class spa that engages the best of nature. The world’s largest continent, Asia, naturally contains all of the above, sometimes even [...]

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Trends for luxury travel in 2014 – simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries

Here we predict the key trends that we envisage for luxury travel in 2014, and have carefully hand-picked a selection of the world’s most luxurious destinations, hotels and resorts that encompass each of the growing trends for this year – namely, those of simple pleasures and gourmet discoveries. Simple pleasures For many luxury travellers, a [...]

Top 5 boutique hotels in Johannesburg

Top 5 boutique hotels in Johannesburg

Affectionately known as Egoli, the “City of Gold”, Johannesburg dazzles with as much glitz as down to earth charm. To experience the opulence of Africa’s wealthiest city while appreciating the warmth of South African hospitality, we recommend staying at one of Johannesburg’s finest boutique hotels. Unlike grand hotels, boutique hotels have between 10 and 100 [...]

5 outstanding luxury hotels in Hawaii

5 outstanding luxury hotels in Hawaii

With endless hotel options in Hawaii, it can be hard to choose, but the right hotel makes all the difference in the quality of your stay. There are a few hotels that are so beloved, they generate repeat visits by guests that wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else. Here are five of Hawaii’s most luxurious [...]

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

They tell you the Maldives is beautiful; they undersell it! In short, the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives is the ultimate Maldives experience: exactly how you imagined it – days, months, weeks, or even years before finally making your virgin trip over. As we were transferring from a sister Starwood resort, we were dropped off at Malé airport, [...]

5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

5 unique luxury stays in Britain for 2014

It’s a New Year and what better way to start 2014 than experiencing something fresh and new. This year, why not look beyond the tried and tested luxury hotels and bed down somewhere different. The home of eccentricity, we’ve scoured the breadth of Britain to give you our finest selection of the country’s unique and [...]

Top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks

Top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks

A list of the top 10 luxury hotel kid-friendly perks might sound strange at first. Aren’t 5-star hotels for couples, rather than kids and families? Think again–even some of the most luxurious hotels you can imagine now offer kid-friendly services and amenities, helping make it a true vacation for mom and dad, not just a [...]

Adelaide – a hot city for 2014

Adelaide – a hot city for 2014

Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city, has been named a ‘top 10 city’ to visit in 2014 by Lonely Planet – the only Australian city to be included. The city is described as “effortlessly chic – and like a perfectly cellared red, it’s ready to be uncorked and sampled”. This is a city with a great al fresco vibe, year round festivals and [...]

What’s on in south-west Germany in 2014

What’s on in south-west Germany in 2014

Now that a New Year has begun, it’s a good time to look ahead and see what events are taking place around the world. Whether you love wine and food or prefer fast cars and the open road, then south-west Germany may just be the place for you. Fancy staying in a real castle, complete [...]

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

Top 5 luxury chalets to rent in France if you’re not a millionaire

We take a look at some seriously attractive luxury ski chalets with price tags that won’t break the bank but will elevate you to millionaire status for the seven precious days that you are there. Skiing is definitely not a poor man’s pastime – everybody knows that – it’s pretty much a case of supply and [...]

Top places to enjoy afternoon tea in London

Top places to enjoy afternoon tea in London

January is upon us and the days are still short and dull. The magic of Christmas is now well and truly behind us, so what better way to brighten up the gradually lengthening afternoons with a little bit of New Year indulgence? Here are our top four places to enjoy an afternoon tea in England’s [...]

Iconic Caribbean luxury

Iconic Caribbean luxury

Barbados is a long-standing favourite of the Caribbean jet-set, and Sandy Lane is the long-established beacon of extravagant luxury on the island. When my colleague, Senior Product Manager Suzanne Walford returned from a recent trip to Barbados, I was intrigued to hear if the hotel was still the leading light in ultra-luxe Caribbean accommodation. The lauded [...]

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Top 10 things to do in Tibet

Tibet. It’s on all of our ‘bucket’ lists. You’ve seen the pictures of the Potala Palace, the Himalayas, and the majestic Tibetan Plateau, and now you’re ready to go. This journey of a lifetime can be made even more epic, with a few awesome additions to your experience; here are my top 10 suggestions: Take [...]

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

7 of the most cyclist-friendly luxury hotels in the world

As an avid cyclist, I love my bike, and I spend a significant amount of time with it. I love traveling to places with amazing rides and cyclist friendly accommodations. There’s nothing better to me than finding a hotel in an exotic location that caters to my cycling frame of mind and offers fantastic riding [...]

Vienna’s 3 most impressive luxury hotels

Vienna’s 3 most impressive luxury hotels

Vienna is a city of Rorschach-like elements that evoke personal, idiosyncratic responses. It is, after all, the city that gave birth to psychoanalysis and spawned the dramatic art of Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. So it makes sense that, like the town itself, Vienna’s great hotels should leave us with strong impressions. The hotels I [...]

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