Category: Accommodation

6 spectacular places to stay in Scotland

6 spectacular places to stay in Scotland

Scotland’s immense beauty is reason alone to visit, never mind extras like whisky trails, world-class golfing, the fairy pools of Skye, or actual castles in the sky.  Luxury accommodations are as varied as the country’s landscape, with properties to match your preference whether you lean toward urban hotels, rural hunting lodges, tiny inns, or private […]

The first building in the world to break the 1,000 metre mark

The first building in the world to break the 1,000 metre mark

The world’s tallest buildings are reaching dizzy heights. Currently the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 metres high, is the world’s highest. Compare that with the Shard which stands at ‘just’ 244 metres and yet is the tallest in Western Europe, and you begin to get a sense of just how tall some […]

10 of the most ambitious hotel projects in the world

10 of the most ambitious hotel projects in the world

While the world has been mired in a slowdown, ambitious hotel projects continue. From futuristic projects like Dubai’s Water Discus Hotel to mega-complex resorts, fantastic destination properties are being planned. The art of doing one better than the last big thing will continue to drive innovation until the most incredible projects seem ordinary. With that […]

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

If you’re travelling with that special someone, then you deserve to stay somewhere exceptional. Whether honeymooning or a new couple, time away together provides a way to cement your relationship, pamper your partner and create memories which will last a lifetime. Romance does though mean different things to different people. Here’s my pick of the […]

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

5 favourite music festivals on Mallorca

Culture may not be something you immediately associate with Mallorca, but the Spanish island has a thriving cultural scene – including art, ballet, opera, and music of every genre. There are several annual music festivals, each comprising a series of concerts over a certain period. These range from the intimate weekly open-air jazz concerts of […]

Melbourne - a smug little city

Melbourne – a smug little city

Melbourne is a suave and chic destination. It is also smug. Renowned for its food, bars, appreciation of art and culture, you can fully expect a memorable experience. There has been a long standing rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne, and many claim that is why Canberra, Australia’s capital city, was placed in the middle. Melbourne […]

The best places to stay in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

The best places to stay in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

As a typical Japanese village, you will find high end accommodation, but perhaps not as you would expect in the United States or Europe. What you will find are superlative Japanese experiences.  Traditional ryokans, or inns, tend to have belonged to the one family for generations, and originated in the Edo period. It is here […]

New luxury in Aruba

New luxury in Aruba

Aruba gains another luxury hotel with the opening later this year of a 320-room Ritz-Carlton. Provisionally scheduled to open in December, the hotel is on a Palm Beachfront site and will include four restaurants, a 15-treatment room Ritz-Carlton spa, two swimming pools, a 24-hour casino and one of the largest state-of-the-art meeting facilities in Aruba. The […]

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Luxury doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet. That’s certainly what The Luxe Nomad believes. Started initially as an Asian-based, flash sales website, the site has now expanded to include European and African luxury resorts – often available at heavy discounts at up to 70% off. Resorts on The Luxe Nomad are vetted, primarily boutique hotels […]

6 spectacular skiing destinations in France

6 spectacular skiing destinations in France

For its suitability for skiers of all levels, range of resorts, variety and scale of terrain, quality of nightlife and scope of back-country and off-piste skiing, there are very few countries that are able to match France for the quality of skiing on offer. From protected nursery areas and sheltered beginner slopes to steep off-piste […]

Lost in Venice

Lost in Venice

A place of endless discovery, literary allure and architectural improbability, Venice exists to be adored. This postcard perfect city, a quixotic arcadia that attracts 18 million tourists every year, is a jumble of sun-drenched canals, waterside palazzo, lively restaurants and an inimitable art-scene that goes well beyond the Biennale. To truly fall in love with […]

Top 3 luxury destinations and hotels in Turkey

Top 3 luxury destinations and hotels in Turkey

Turkey is a real melting pot of colours, flavours and cultural experiences. It used to have a reputation of cheap package holidays but it is no longer the case. Turkey has re-defined the luxury holiday and took it to the new level. We suggest a great mix of city and beach destinations in this beautiful country […]

Pigs or lions in the New Forest? Lions, definitely!

Pigs or lions in the New Forest? Lions, definitely!

I had a useful reminder this week of what matters in luxury – is it better to spend $$$ and go somewhere everyone has heard of, or go off the beaten track and pick somewhere in The Good Pub Guide?!  Definitely the latter on this occasion, although I certainly am not knocking the 5 star […]

Romance in Provence - spectacularly seductive Èze

Romance in Provence – spectacularly seductive Èze

Èze is one of the most spectacularly romantic spots in Provence; a French region that oozes romance. Perched atop a cliff, the village of Èze has been likened to an eagle’s nest because of its dramatic location 1401 feet above sea level. Its hilltop views over the sea are famous worldwide. The village has seduced celebrities, […]

2013's best hotel brand in the world

2013′s best hotel brand in the world

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have been voted this year as the World’s Best Hotel Brand by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The award is a result of a reader’s survey, led by the publication. Travel + Leisure’s ‘World’s Best Awards’ are amongst the most prestigious in the international travel industry, as it is the readers […]

Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Hotel Principe di Savoia, a member of the Dorchester Collection, is launching a four day Truffle Tasting Package whereby guests can experience a morning of truffle hunting in the neighbouring Piedmont region; home to the finest Italian truffles. Guests are also invited to dine at the Osteria dell’Arco restaurant for a three course lunch and […]

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