Category: Accommodation

Luxury in Madagascar: an unexpected gem

Luxury in Madagascar: an unexpected gem

As a destination, Madagascar isn’t known for its luxurious accommodation as tourism is still in its infancy, but don’t let this fool you into thinking luxury can’t be found here – there are a couple of exceptions, and one particular favourite is Constance Tsarabanjina, an idyllic castaway island in the Nosy Mitsio archipelago. If you’re […]

The 5 most highly-rated hotels in London

The 5 most highly-rated hotels in London

When it comes to London hotels, it seems good things really do come in small packages. When I checked TripAdvisor this morning to advise a friend who asked me to suggest “the best” London hotel, I discovered that each of the UK capital’s five top hotels on TripAdvisor is a small boutique establishment. Numbers one and […]

5 of the most expensive places to stay in the world

5 of the most expensive places to stay in the world

Have you ever wondered where the world’s most affluent people stay when they go on vacation? It’s no secret that an unlimited budget can take you anywhere in the world, but what are some of the world’s most exclusive accomodations? The following are 5 of the most luxurious places to stay in the world: Villa […]

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

The winners of the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

A Luxury Travel Blog was this year proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Marbella, Spain. The event was a great success with an excellent turn-out that included both royalty and tourism ministers, not to mention a little flamenco, Spanish music […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in Barcelona

Top 10 luxury hotels in Barcelona

Spectacular architecture, world-class cuisine and dazzling beaches make Barcelona one of Spain’s most vibrant and exciting cities. From Gaudí’s striking Sagrada Família to the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter and the exclusive boutiques of Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona is a city bursting with places to explore. Hotel W Barcelona A striking addition to Barcelona’s […]

Suite of the week: Chedi Club Suite, Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suite of the week: Chedi Club Suite, Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suite name: Club Suite, GHM Chedi Chiang Mai Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand Size of accommodation: 105 sq m Cost per night: 14,500 THB What makes it special: The suites feature stunning views of the Mae Ping River, a 42 flat-screen television, deep-soaking terrazzo tub and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside the Chedi Club suite guests can enjoy all the mod cons including […]

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

New luxury base from which to watch the incredible wildebeest migration river crossings

Just as the annual wildebeest migration arrives in the North of the Serengeti this month, so Asilia Africa opens their newest camp, Olakira Lamai. A luxurious base from which to view one of nature’s greatest spectacles, Olakira Lamai is close to the Mara River where the iconic river crossings of thousands of wildebeest take place […]

New to China: Shangri-La Hotel, Shenyang

New to China: Shangri-La Hotel, Shenyang

Shenyang’s Imperial Palace is the inspiration for one of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ newest mainland China properties. The Hong Kong-based hotel company is preparing to debut a new five-star hotel in the historic city of Shenyang, which is home to the only other existing royal palace in mainland China after the Forbidden City in Beijing. […]

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

The popularity of rooftop lounging continues to grow, and guests are demanding more unique offerings and more luxurious options.  Whether you grab a cocktail with a few hundred friends or dine in seclusion with the love of your life, these 10 US hotels offer rooftop experiences for every travel personality. The Press Lounge at Ink48 […]

3 days in Paris and 15 things to do

3 days in Paris and 15 things to do

I love Paris!  It is about an hour’s flight from either Southampton or Heathrow and the change in climate is staggering – much more continental.  I think Paris is best done in short bursts; there is so much to see but I strongly believe it is best to see it in foot, and there is […]

The ultimate Bhutan experience

The ultimate Bhutan experience

Bhutan is a Kingdom that is known for its unspoiled nature, preserved culture and spiritual traditions, which can largely be attributed to the great reverence and respect that the Bhutanese people have towards their heritage. Situated in the eastern end of the Himalayas, this small Kingdom has less than 900,000 people and is often referred […]

New luxury in Bulgaria

New luxury in Bulgaria

Situated in the heart of the Golden Sands Resort in Varna, Bulgaria, just 90 metres from the beach, the International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites has restructured its architectural design to give the property a more modern look with the help of renowned architect Pavel Ivanov. Ivanov has been involved in projects worldwide, including the […]

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

This beautiful resort, set on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, is balanced on a dramatic limestone cliff and is the only overseas hotel to win a Royal Institue of British Architects Award. Each villa comes with its own saltwater pool and a cabana. Removable walls allow you to make the most of the ocean breeze. Also on […]

5 luxurious Summer ski destinations

5 luxurious Summer ski destinations

Seasoned travellers seeking a new Summer escape may find luxurious adventures in an unlikely place – on the ski slopes. From the Alps to Argentina, these mountain destinations offer consistent snow conditions, lively culture and upscale accommodations. Here are our top 5 luxurious Summer ski destinations: Portillo, Chile Almost unearthly in its beauty, Ski Portillo Resort is nestled amongst the towering […]

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Top 10 luxury London freebies

Finding luxury without paying full whack is a bit of an art in an expensive city like London.  This list should help, whether it’s views, booze or loos you wish to luxuriate in. It helps to have a hardy constitution and be willing to blag a little (or at least to dress up and look […]

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 […]

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