Category: Europe

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

T5: a story of failed promises

A video about Heathrow Terminal 5, made around a year ago. They make a big thing about how efficient the baggage system is, and how the new terminal will “relieve the chaos”. With the benefit of hindsight, it makes for rather ironic viewing now.

Which came first?  The ice cream or the egg?

Which came first? The ice cream or the egg?

To the untrained eye, this is just an ordinary egg. But actually this is  the creation of Michelin-starred Ferran Adrià  of El Bulli, and it’s not an egg at all.   It is, in fact, coconut ice cream topped with mango purée.   Do you enjoy seeing chefs experiment like this?   Do you see […]

Suite temptation at Hotel de Russie, Rome

Suite temptation at Hotel de Russie, Rome

Indulgence… romance… luxury. Just a few good reasons to treat yourself to one of  Hotel de Russie‘s  sumptuous suites in the heart of this historic and magical city. Let  them collect you by limousine from the airport and, upon arrival at the hotel, show you straight to your suite where you can check-in quickly within […]

Chiva-Som... in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som… in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som is a world-renowned luxury health resort locatedon the beach of Hua-Hin, Thailand. Offering individualised programmes from stress reduction to pure pampering, this destination spa is dedicated to helping guests revitalise mind and body, and provides extensive health facilities.  And now spa devotees seeking a taste of Chiva-Som in Ireland will have the unique opportunity […]

Enjoy England for Excellence 2008

Enjoy England for Excellence 2008

In case it passed you by, yesterday was St. George’s Day. And I’m sure it was no co-incidence that the presentation of the Enjoy England for Excellence 2008 awards was celebrated on the same day. For the first time, the event was held outside London, with the organisers preferring to opt for the European Capital […]

Paris Hilton causes a stir in Moscow

Paris Hilton causes a stir in Moscow

I suppose it would be too obvious for Paris Hilton to stay at the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya on her recent trip to Moscow.   Instead she opted for the Presidential Suite  at the the  Ararat Park  Hyatt Moscow. But she won’t be going back in a hurry – she’s been fined and  blacklisted according to […]

Greek Easter at Anassa

Greek Easter at Anassa

Easter in Greece takes place this weekend and Cyprus’ Anassa Hotel  has a full programme of events to celebrate the most important date in the Greek Orthodox Church calendar. On Good Friday, the evening service at the local chapel quietly remembers Christ’s crucifixion and on Saturday you’ll get to gather around a traditional bonfire, which […]

Three top hotels on the quiet shores of Lake Windermere

Three top hotels on the quiet shores of Lake Windermere

I was pleased to see one of our clients gets a favourable mention in The Telegraph today, in an article accompanied with the words “Three top hotels on the quiet shores of Lake Windermere”.   Holbeck Ghyll was where Renée Zellweger stayed when filming Miss Potter. They have recently added The Gatehouse to their available […]

Immersed art and luxury for 400€

Immersed art and luxury for 400€

NH Hotels  is opening one of the most  prestigious hotels in Madrid, ideally situated in the centre of the art triangle in the Spanish capital: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia and the Thyssen Museum. It’s  the NH Paseo del Prado and, with their opening offer, you can treat yourself to a two night weekend stay and […]

True romance at The Dorchester

True romance at The Dorchester

At the centre of London society since it opened in 1931, The Dorchester boasts a superb position on Park Lane overlooking the grand, green expanses of Hyde Park.   Decorated throughout in an enchanting, romantic English country house style, its lavish rooms and suites are amongst the finest in London.    If you’re feeling romantic, […]

Inopia, Barcelona

Barcelona is well known for having great restaurants with great design.   When you’re next there, try Inopia.   It’s owned by Albert Adrià, the brother of chef Ferran Adrià from El Bulli.   Great for tapas and has  a huge menu, including fresh salt cod with tomato salad, and confit of tuna belly and […]

Enjoy extravagant cocktails at Es Hotel's rooftop pool

Enjoy extravagant cocktails at Es Hotel’s rooftop pool

The central, super-modern Es Hotel is next to Rome’s Termini station and close to all the city’s main sites.   It’s famous for extravagant cocktails on the rooftop pool, enjoyed by various Oceans Twelve actors when they were filming nearby.   Doubles start from 260 euros or, if you’re really  looking to spoil yourself, pay […]

Coco clubhouse, Verbier

Coco clubhouse, Verbier

The latest luxe skiing holidays are about everything but snow. Coco, a new clubhouse that’s opened in Verbier, couldn’t be more OTT. Guests can sip £500 cocktails, stroke the white fur curtains or dance to tunes spun by the resident DJ from Harry and Will’s London hangout, Boujis.

Is Tenerife changing for the better?

Tenerife has been working hard to change its image.   The Hotel San Roque, for instance, is a lovely boutique property in the north of the island.   But can somewhere like Tenerife realistically hope to shake off its reputation as a haven for those who  enjoy British pubs and  bacon and eggs for every […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Concierge services by Concierge deLuxe Rome Hotels from Luxique Discover the  benefits of  Club 21 Card membership Villas in Europe from My Perfect Villa

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