Category: Accommodation

Why now is the perfect time to buy a luxury villa in Puglia

Why now is the perfect time to buy a luxury villa in Puglia

Puglia is  increasingly popular as a holiday destination, and the emergence of a number of stunning luxury hotels, combined with the area’s charm, natural beauty and exceptional food and wine, has helped place it firmly on the map as an upcoming ‘luxury’ destination as well.Many foreign visitors have fallen in love with the place, bought [...]

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

The London hotel scene hots up for Summer

Even if the weather is not, the London hotel scene appears to be hotting up this summer, preparing itself for a number of high profile launches and revamps. The London EDITION, which is seen as hotelier Ian Schrager’s big return to the London scene (he launched Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane Hotel), is a collaboration with [...]

5 of Finland’s finest manor houses

5 of Finland’s finest manor houses

If the words ‘manor house’ conjure up visions of quintessentially English properties of a bygone era then think again. Finland’s manor houses are being restored and converted and attracting tourists. Be it noble families or industrial magnates, Finland’s wealthy have left a legacy of impressive estates in bucolic locations that are now open to all. [...]

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

Luxury hotel rooms by the hour, but not as you might imagine

A growing trend in the travel industry in recent years has been the offering of hotel rooms by the hour.  Whilst traditionally this might give rise to raised eyebrows, all might not be quite as it seems so don’t be too quick to judge.  Dayuse Hotels has negotiated special rates at luxury hotels around the world, [...]

Suite of the week: L’Ilot, private island in Mauritius

Suite of the week: L’Ilot, private island in Mauritius

Suite name: L’Ilot Location: Mauritius Size of accommodation: 280 square metres Cost per night: €550 to €1050 (minimum stay: 1 week) What makes it special: L’Ilot lies in a rock platform approximately 100m from the coastline. This is your private villa on your very own private island. Hidden in paradise, this contemporary villa sits on a sand bed surrounded by [...]

Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

Kouros Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

Offering a panoramic view of the old and new Mykonos ports, Delos Island and the Aegean Sea, Kouros Hotel & Suites lies just a breath away from the vibrant Mykonos town centre. Guests can enjoy the shops, restaurants and of course the famous nightlife of the renowned island. The airport is 7 kilometres away and [...]

16 happy memories of visits to South Africa

16 happy memories of visits to South Africa

One of my favourite overseas destinations is South Africa, it holds a very special place – as the first big holiday my now husband and I went on nearly 10 years ago, but also as the location we chose for our honeymoon a few years ago.  Luckily for my husband through his work with the [...]

3 of the best luxury hotels in Istanbul

3 of the best luxury hotels in Istanbul

Istanbul is a colourful busy city that has a lot to offer to modern day luxury traveller. It has a lot of history, culture, one of the world’s most beautiful harbours and a lot of luxurious hotels and restaurants. We have chosen 3 of the best hotels for you to sample – choose any one and [...]

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

A journalist and editor, Sarah Lee started Maia Communications, a marketing communications company, with her husband Terry, in 2009. She has a PR diploma, 17 years’ experience on newspapers, magazines and corporate publications. Sarah also founded luxury travel and lifestyle magazine LiveShareTravel in 2010. What is it that you do exactly? We’ve taken our hobby and made it [...]

The South of France on more of a shoestring than the Ecclestones!

The South of France on more of a shoestring than the Ecclestones!

Finally made it there last August! We took advantage of the BA short haul £35 BA Club Europe offer and kicked off with another nice afternoon in the galleries lounge.  Better still our outbound was on one of the lovely BA Dove planes and the return leg was on the Firefly that carried the Olympic [...]

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, originally from Italy, moved to London in 2000, after working in Belgium and Germany. After 13 years as Direct Marketing Manager for international publishing and news companies, most recently for Bloomberg LP, Paola decided to launch Passepartout Homes in 2011. This is her first experience as an entrepreneur. Paola graduated from the Catholic University [...]

Top 10 luxury hotels in New York

Top 10 luxury hotels in New York

New York is the world’s most cosmopolitan city, bursting with stylish bars, fashionable restaurants, exclusive art galleries, renowned museums, world-class shops and iconic sights on every corner. From the bright lights of Broadway and Times Square, to the leafy streets of SoHo and the verdant landscape of Central Park, New York City is buzzing with [...]

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Re-discovering my Cornish roots and 8 top tips for a Cornwall trip of your own

Being half Cornish it would be fair to say I spent a fair amount of my childhood holidays in Cornwall, but only in the past few days have I really discovered it.  My parents have said it was clearly a waste of time to take a young child to all the beautiful places that I’ve visited [...]

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As you pass through its doors to the lobby and gaze upon the view through the ceiling-high windows at the distance, there is no doubt what the main attraction at the Intercontinental Hong Kong is. Sitting on a protruding promenade in Kowloon, the hotel is in a prime position to view Hong Kong Island as it [...]

3 of the top villa and boat combinations to get the best out of the Greek islands

3 of the top villa and boat combinations to get the best out of the Greek islands

The Greek islands have long been a popular destination; here many people opt for either a villa or boat, but our suggestion is that you try combining the two, to enable you to get the most out of your Greek island experience. Here are our top 3 choices for a combined villa and boat holiday [...]

A perfect romantic break in the center of Amsterdam

A perfect romantic break in the center of Amsterdam

With its serpentine canals, sprawling parks and artist’s heart, Amsterdam provides an effortless backdrop to romance. The city’s Conservatorium Hotel is just the spot to cocoon in sensory splendor, while remaining mere steps from the city’s famed museums, designer shops, and bohemian cafes. Built in the 19th Century, with incarnations as both a bank and [...]

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