Category: Accommodation

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 […]

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite of the week: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay, Barbados

Suite name: Barbados 33, Gibb’s Bay Location: Saint Peter, Barbados Size of accommodation: 11 acre estate including park, villa and pool Cost per night: $7,000 – $15,000, depending on the season What makes it special: Expansive deluxe family accommodation with private staff, free form pool and home cinema nestled on the sandy shores of Barbados. This stunning private villa sits […]

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 […]

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort, which re-branded in September after some major renovations, has been designed wholly with guests’ comfort in mind, where service reigns supreme and Balinese-style architecture of its 187 elegant rooms and suites harmonize with nature. Inspired by a fusion of contemporary flair with authentic Balinese architecture, the refurbishment of […]

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 […]

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Top 10 white-sand beaches in the world

Does cold weather have you dreaming of a warm beach in an exotic location? Sun, sand, and surf tempt the winter-weary to enjoy marvelous fun and relaxation. Where the sparkling water meets gorgeous white sand, the penultimate imagination of paradise beckons. Here’s a look at ten of the best white sand beaches from around the […]

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 […]

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Interview with Alison Scott, Commercial Director of Simpson Travel

Alison Scott joined Simpson Travel as the Commercial Director in June this year. However she is more than familiar with the Simpson Travel group having worked in Product and Operations for Simply Travel (a very successful tour operation run and owned by Graham Simpson for over 20 years and sold in the late 1990s) for over […]

A new year, a new you

A new year, a new you

Ever thought that it would be quite nice to have a complete reboot?   To sort your head, calm your mind, restore your body to its natural state of well-being?  When life has been hard on you, and it might take more than a day at a spa, we’d recommend a proper retreat. n a 19th Century […]

Interview with Ed Kushins, Founder of HomeExchange.com

Interview with Ed Kushins, Founder of HomeExchange.com

Ed Kushins caught the travel bug as a young teenager when he took a road trip across the United States soon after finishing high school. After university, a spell in the Navy and a job as Marketing Director for Flying Tiger Airlines in Asia, Ed founded his own travel company called HomeExchange.com. Whether you live in […]

Win a luxury holiday in Barbados!

Win a luxury holiday in Barbados!

Allianz Global Assistance has teamed up with Best At Travel and Elegant Hotels to offer their Facebook friends the chance to win a luxurious holiday to the breathtaking Caribbean island of Barbados so you can soak up some winter sunshine in style! You and a friend will win flights and 7 nights at the Tamarind by Elegant […]

The sky's the limit for one of Madrid's most unique hotels

The sky’s the limit for one of Madrid’s most unique hotels

Soon to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Madrid’s Hotel Urban welcomes new management yet continues to lead the way in the use of the latest technology to provide a luxury service to its guests. This grand luxury five-star hotel located in the very heart of Madrid remains a standard of modernity, the avant-garde and luxury, synonymous […]

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Top 5 spas in Thailand

Thailand is known as being as one of the world’s top spa destinations, but with the word “luxury” being bandied around all too easily, how do you really know where the best places are to be pampered in the Land of Smiles? Don’t worry! We have it covered for you – here are the top […]

Celebrate New Year's Eve twice in one night, by private jet

Celebrate New Year’s Eve twice in one night, by private jet

Can’t get enough of New Year’s Eve? For those looking for the ultimate way to see in 2014 – twice – private jet booking service PrivateFly.com is offering a private jet itinerary which allows revellers to experience an evening of celebrations and the stroke of midnight, in both Sydney and Los Angeles. With the world rotating […]

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