Category: Accommodation

"St. Moritz of the Orient" - Japan's Niseko ski resort

“St. Moritz of the Orient” – Japan’s Niseko ski resort

Niseko was coined the “St. Moritz of the Orient” by insiders in the 1960s, but the area still remained seriously under the radar until the ’90s. Now 2014 Niseko is the place to be this coming season. Think Champagne powder, night skiing and snow rafting, or maybe a reindeer sledge followed by a dip in the hot springs. […]

Luxury time travel: the colourful history of one of the world's oldest hotels

Luxury time travel: the colourful history of one of the world’s oldest hotels

One of the joys of travel is the chance to stay somewhere completely different from your home. And unless home happens to be in a medieval fortress, then opting for a hotel which started life as a castle certainly ticks that box. Built in the 13th century, Ashford Castle in Ireland’s County Mayo is absolutely […]

4 of the best luxury retreats in Australasia and SE Asia

4 of the best luxury retreats in Australasia and SE Asia

From resort spas to holistic retreats there seems to be an ever-growing number of luxury retreats around the world promising impressive results in a short amount of time. Whether you choose to be pampered and relaxed or invigorated and reconnected you can reap the many benefits of a week long stay at one of these […]

The best NYC luxury hotels with a pool

The best NYC luxury hotels with a pool

What are the best New York City luxury hotels with a swimming pool? Many people visiting NYC with kids ask me this question, as do some guests who regularly swim laps for exercise. Space is at a premium in NYC, so there are very few luxury hotels with a swimming pool. It’s a great amenity, […]

A visit to Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot

A visit to Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot

A lunch at Richard Branson’s retreat, a mere 45 minutes drive from Marrrakech can be a good excuse to escape Marrakech and the hustle and bustle of its Medina and crowded souks. Most make it part of a day trip from Marrakech into the surrounding Atlas Mountains. Some also want to get a taste of the […]

Suite of the week: Owner's Suite aboard Burma Boating's classic sailing yachts

Suite of the week: Owner’s Suite aboard Burma Boating’s classic sailing yachts

Suite name: Owner’s Suite aboard Burma Boating‘s classic sailing yachts Location: Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar Yacht length: 85-105 ft Cost per trip:  1,800 euros per person (5 nights) What makes it special: Experience one of Asia’s last untouched island regions aboard one of Burma Boating’s 4 classic sailing yachts with full crew service and private chefs. The 800 untouched beaches […]

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Special feature: Airstream, The Quiet Site, Ullswater, Lake District, UK

Camping or caravanning might not be everyone’s idea of luxury but, if you’re going to do it, one way to do so with a little comfort, significantly more style than those white caravans that you see, and without any of the hassle of pitching a tent, is with an Airstream; and so we stayed in this iconic vehicle on a […]

4 money saving tips for post-Summer sun in Andalusia

4 money saving tips for post-Summer sun in Andalusia

While summer in sunny Andalusia lives out its full term and autumn arrives sublimely, we’re all aware of the abrupt, unofficial end of summer that comes with the close of August and the children’s return to school. For those with a bit of flexibility, September and into October is possibly the best time of year […]

Luxury ski chalet Olympics

Luxury ski chalet Olympics

There’s a competitive streak afoot in the luxury ski chalet world – it was ever thus, every year, someone with more money than a lottery winner ups the ante, adds a new “wow” factor feature to an already amazing residence and raises the bar, newly defining what constitutes the ultimate luxury accommodation. There are no […]

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

There’s nothing better than rolling over and waking up to a stunning view of our beautiful world. So we’ve searched far and wide for the rooms with some of the most incredible views imaginable, ranging from those only accessible by flying in by helicopter to sleeping outside in the African wilderness for 360 degrees of […]

 7 reasons to visit Las Vegas

7 reasons to visit Las Vegas

Being female, teetotal and anti-gambling to boot, Las Vegas is probably one of the last places you might imagine I would choose to go. I have, nevertheless, visited Sin City no fewer than five times. The first occasion was a family holiday back in 2001, and the subsequent trips have all taken place since 2009. […]

5 of the most romantic Argentine wine hotels

5 of the most romantic Argentine wine hotels

If you and your significant other are yearning for a romantic getaway in which you can indulge in the finer things in life, I strongly recommend considering an escape to Argentina’s northwestern wine country. This region is internationally known to produce some of the finest wines in the world in the midst of a truly […]

5 of Cape Town's most outstanding boutique hotels

5 of Cape Town’s most outstanding boutique hotels

Cape Town is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, with over 4 million international arrivals coming through Cape Town International Airport each year. Yet even with the amount of travellers exploring the city, you won’t find yourself lost in massive crowds of camera-clicking tourists. Cape Town is a creative, friendly, and diverse city […]

Victoria Falls dining - for those in the know

Victoria Falls dining – for those in the know

Are you looking for exciting dining options at the Victoria Falls which will offer you nothing but the real deal, perhaps with a touch of luxury added in? The spectacular grandeur of the Zambezi rushing over the Earth’s edge attracts huge crowds on both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides, many in search of adventure or a once-in-a-lifetime […]

The top 5 luxury safari camps that won't break the bank

The top 5 luxury safari camps that won’t break the bank

The term luxury safaris has begun to change – it’s no longer just about the products in the bathroom or the size of the suite, but is also about the location and atmosphere of a camp, here are our top five luxury safari camps who offer luxury safaris, but don’t require you to remortgage the […]

Amsterdam daytrip: discovering Delft

Amsterdam daytrip: discovering Delft

With meandering canals that never seem to end and a population of bikes that outnumber the population of people, Amsterdam’s magnetic appeal is easy to understand. But city life isn’t for everyone, Holland included, and that’s where Delft comes in. Just a little more than a half-hour away by car, Delft could be described as […]

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