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Top 10 city break hotels

Top 10 city break hotels

The Dorchester, London A visit to The Dorchester on Park Lane will pay homage to a truly classic British hotel whose reputation has been built over 80 illustrious years. The 3 Michelin starred Alain Ducasse Restaurant is a highlight, as is the magnificent and thoroughly English afternoon tea which can be taken daily in The […]

A new brand of luxury for Bali

Luxury hotel owners and operators, the Mulia Group are currently in development of a new brand and resort destination in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, opening later this year. This is the place to bliss out everyone. Explore the dramatic coastline of Nusa Dua that surrounds The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, experience the serenity of breathtaking […]

 Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Top 10 new luxury hotels for 2012

Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives Having opened in December 2011 Jumeirah Vittaveli is already gathering outstanding reviews and it’s little wonder with the Beach Villa lead-in room types spanning an interior of a whopping 184 sq m. It’s space, comfort and luxury all the way as each villa comes with its own private L-shaped swimming pool with […]

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Top 5 up and coming destinations

Croatia We’re seeing a real rise in bookings for Croatia, and this must be due in no small part to the emerging presence of impressive design hotels like the dramatic Monte Mulini in Rovinj and the stunning Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik. I visited Pula many years ago when it was part of Yugoslavia, and you […]

The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The top 5 luxury travel destinations for families

The world is filled with wonderful places to go as a family, but a few really stand out – some for their cultural offerings, some for their activities, some for their wildlife, and some for a combination of the above. 1. Argentina This trip really had it all – lots of outdoor activities, a taste […]

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa […]

World Travel Awards – The Grand Final

World Travel Awards – The Grand Final

Doha in Qatar was host of the Grand Final of the 2011 World Travel Awards last week, which saw the best of the best throughout the world of travel awarded for their services to the industry.  The Wall Street Journal recently dubbed the awards as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, and it’s not hard […]

A tour to the Giant Panda's hometown: Si Chuan, China

A tour to the Giant Panda’s hometown: Si Chuan, China

There has been a big buzz ever since Edinburgh Zoo announced that two giants pandas Tian Tian and Yuan Yuan from China would find their new home in Edinburgh. Just looking at pandas makes me chuckle: clumsy moves, balloon-like bouncy bodies and the ‘legendary’ black eyes as if they’ve been deprived of sleep. But where exactly area are they […]

Hong Kong welcomes the Year of the Dragon!

Hong Kong welcomes the Year of the Dragon!

Hong Kong is ready to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in spectacular style with stunning flower markets, a fantastic International Night Parade, dazzling fireworks, lively sporting events and much, much more. Chinese New Year is the most important celebration of the year and the lead up to the festival is a busy time for everyone. […]

The seaside resort of Hua Hin, Thailand

The seaside resort of Hua Hin, Thailand

Located around 200km from Bangkok you’ll find the famous Thai beach resort of Hua Hin – a place historically favoured by the Thai royal family and famed by its pretty beaches and outstanding seafood cuisine. Thanks to improvements in the road networks, the resort is accessible in around 3 hours by car from Bangkok International […]

See the true essence of Shanghai with AtYourSide

See the true essence of Shanghai with AtYourSide

Shanghai is the fastest-developing city in the fastest-developing nation, and boasts dramatic modern architecture and cutting-edge facilities. But within this rapidly changing city are hidden hints of its rich history with temples tucked down back-alleys and traditional street markets secreted amongst state-of-the-art shopping malls. Whilst the city’s charm is evident for everyone to see, the […]

The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

The 5 most luxurious family friendly holiday resorts

When planning a luxury holiday for the family, one of the key things parents want to know is how well the destination resort caters for children and teenagers. A 5 star hotel in a peaceful, tranquil and sun soaked destination may be the minimum requirement for adults, however, that much needed peace and quiet could […]

Top 10 cities for theatre lovers

Top 10 cities for theatre lovers

Whether you’re an opera addict or a ballet buff, visiting a theatre district can be the perfect way to enrich your city break or holiday. We take a look at some of the world’s cultural nerve centres to find the best destinations for fans of all things theatrical. Milan Stylish and refined, this chic city […]

More top tips on 6 honeymoon destinations

More top tips on 6 honeymoon destinations

I blogged a few weeks ago offering tips on 5 leading honeymoon destinations, so I thought I’d continue the theme and share my thoughts on 6 further resorts with you. Mauritius A colleague of mine has recently returned from Mauritius, where she hired a car and saw most of the country’s key highlights like Chamarel, […]

LUX* Island Resorts launching in the Indian Ocean

LUX* Island Resorts launching in the Indian Ocean

Which is the best kind of tropical island holiday? One where you lie on the same spot of the beach every day, read a couple of paperbacks, barely leave your lounger and pay exorbitant prices for imported water? Or one with benefits that last well after the tan has faded? Where you come back feeling re-energised, […]

Taking stock of a Maldives club scene

Taking stock of a Maldives club scene

Whether for providing mellow entertainment, a party atmosphere for beach-side bashes, or a soundtrack to a more jovial flailing of limbs at resorts around the Maldives, hospitality groups are looking to disc-spinners to differentiate themselves from the competition.

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