Category: Accommodation

The luxury of a Masai Mara bush home

The luxury of a Masai Mara bush home

The Masai Mara is sadly known for the over crowding which happens in the Mara Reserve during July and August. Of course if you know the right person to ask they will be able to point you in the direction of more luxurious options in the private conservancies around the Masai Mara which offer exclusive […]

The Mayflower Grace opens in Washington, Connecticut

The Mayflower Grace opens in Washington, Connecticut

This month, Grace Hotels formally takes over the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut following an extensive refurbishment. The property, now named the Mayflower Grace is also introducing an impressive new dining restaurant – ‘Muse’ by highly acclaimed Grand Chef Relais & Château Jonathan Cartwright. Muse specialises in international food and wine, drawing on […]

History's home in Hanoi: the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

History’s home in Hanoi: the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

A sing-song “Bonjour Madame“caught me somewhat by surprise. This is Hanoi, Vietnam’s hectic capital, and the redolent heart of old French Indo-Chine.  And, I’m at the Metropole. Some 10 minutes later, I am wrapped up in a checked woolen blanket, drinking vin rouge by the swimming pool. Festive Christmas lights twinkle over-head.  The air is […]

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

Dog-lovers: top tips for your luxury British getaway

There is nothing like enjoying the splendour of the English countryside with your four-legged companion by your side. However, sometimes it can be difficult for dog-lovers to know where to find luxury that both pet and owner can enjoy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top must-have travel accessories and favourite dog-friendly boltholes […]

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

Rajasthan: a glimpse inside the glamorous Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas makes for the perfect base in which to explore the exotic Indian city of Jaipur, and is arguably one of the finest resorts in Rajasthan. There are not many hotels in the world where check-in involves an elaborately painted elephant and fragrant shower of rose petals, but the Oberoi Rajvilas does not […]

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Whether standalone or privately owned as part of a larger development or a resort, multiple-bedroom villas are all the rage for summer holiday bookings and ideal for family, a group of friends, or to host special occasions. For those who have a kid or two, simple hotel rooms or suites just do not bring the […]

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

I sit, poolside, high above the stupas and spiraling towers of Borobudur, set back on the dense, lush hillside, of this Javanese valley. Framed by volcanoes, distant mist, and undulating paddy fields: calm and spiritual silence descends. We’ve arrived, via Jakarta, to a place rich in history, drop-dead smoldering beauty and untold promise. And this is […]

The first ever hot tub among the stars

The first ever hot tub among the stars

“All aboard starship hot tub” is a phrase you’re not likely to hear when stepping into any Jacuzzi anywhere in the world. Hot tubs are heavy items and containing upwards of 2,000 litres of water, not to mention eight adults, the weight is somewhere in the region of half an elephant; a fully grown African […]

Meet the ‘Grand 1’ at Walt Disney World Orlando

Meet the ‘Grand 1’ at Walt Disney World Orlando

With such an eminent designation, the chance to spend the day with the ‘Grand 1’, at Walt Disney World Resort, conjures magical ideas of a certain famous mouse for a tour around the inescapably popular Magic Kingdom. As we discovered, the ‘Grand 1’ is one of those extra special experiences that Disney offer privileged VIP guests […]

Glamping in Australia's only biodiversity spot

Glamping in Australia’s only biodiversity spot

Experience Margaret River’s magnificent mountain bike trails and walking tracks, from a new eco-camp set amongst towering karri forest. Once a pine mill and then a budget accommodation, the Wharncliffe Mill Bush Retreat has had a $1.2 million upgrade, adding four new lodge rooms, three new forest cottages and safari tents as well as offering […]

Lowcountry luxury on Hilton Head Island

Lowcountry luxury on Hilton Head Island

Situated at the southernmost tip of South Carolina, the resort town of Hilton Head Island has long been a popular destination for those seeking a laid-back respite from the daily grind. Almost as intrinsic as the island’s southern hospitality is its atmosphere of luxury. Though subtle, high-end resorts, upscale restaurants and boutique shopping await vacationers […]

Floating hotel designed for Qatar World Cup

Floating hotel designed for Qatar World Cup

Finnish-based Sigge Architects have come up with a design for a floating hotel, with the aim of accommodating fans for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Such a hotel could be moved to another coastal location after the competition, thus catering for other major events around the world. It would be fully location independent, complete with its […]

Suite of the week: Oceanview Three Bedroom Pool Villa, Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Thailand

Suite of the week: Oceanview Three Bedroom Pool Villa, Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Thailand

Suite name: Oceanview Three Bedroom Pool Villa (V.702), Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa Location: Koh Samui, Thailand Size of accommodation: 766 sq m of indoor and outdoor living space over two levels Cost per night: from THB 58,700 to THB 188,200 depending on season (subject to 18.7% taxes and service charge) What makes it special: The Oceanview Three Bedroom Pool Villa […]

Top 5 'foodie' luxury safari lodges

Top 5 ‘foodie’ luxury safari lodges

We’ve always put a lot of emphasis on food, and luckily it has now become a feature of almost all luxury safari camps. We know you’re all there to see the wildlife but you are also on holiday and we think you should be truly spoilt. Having good food certainly doesn’t detract from the ‘seriousness’ […]

The most astoundingly beautiful luxury hotel in Florence, Italy

The most astoundingly beautiful luxury hotel in Florence, Italy

Visitors to Florence don’t usually see its true architectural legacy as they wander the cobbled streets. That’s because so much of the city’s artistry and opulence remain discreet; tucked-away like long-held secrets behind unadorned walls of stucco and stone. Even a treasure like the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze blends so faultlessly with adjacent structures that […]

Experience the waterfalls of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Experience the waterfalls of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Western Australia’s Kimberley region has seen a spectacular amount of rainfall this wet season. To appreciate the waterfalls at their most majestic, the Berkeley River Lodge has released its ‘waterfall package’ for March and April. The lodge is the region’s newest remote luxury lodge, and the package includes four-nights’ accommodation in a luxury villa, return […]

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