Category: Europe

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my PhD was in glaciology. Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

Le Château d'Ouchy to welcome its first guests

Le Château d’Ouchy to welcome its first guests

Le Château d’Ouchy opens its doors today. It consists of a hotel, restaurant, lounge bar and terrace, offering a stunning place to relax and unwind on the shores of Lake Geneva. The re-opening of Le Château d’Ouchy is the result of a model collaboration between the Loterie Romande (which has invested some 15 million […]

Château de Villette, France

Home to a number of scenes from The Da Vinci Code, Château de Villette sits in 185 acres of private gardens just 40 minutes away from Paris. You can rent the entire property for exclusive use, with its 18 bedrooms and professional gourmet kitchen. Alternatively, it’s also a popular wedding venue, as well […]

Free afternoon tea awaits you at The Draycott this Summer‏

Free afternoon tea awaits you at The Draycott this Summer‏

Enjoy the delights of London this summer with a stay at the award-winning Draycott Hotel with London’s finest shopping and restaurants just minutes away. Allow them to spoil you with an indulgent Traditional Afternoon Tea on arrival and all the other luxurious trimming you’d expect from a five star townhouse. The package also includes […]

Special feature: The Wensleydale Heifer, Yorkshire Dales

Special feature: The Wensleydale Heifer, Yorkshire Dales

This was our second stay at The Wensleydale Heifer in the peaceful village of West Witton in the Yorkshire Dales. Last time we made the mistake of having both lunch and dinner here (and ended up being uncomfortably full!) so this time we opted for just dinner, after a brief stop for a light […]

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the […]

Tapestry, tapestry everywhere

Tapestry, tapestry everywhere

For B&B elegance in a French château try the Château de L’Isle-Marie in Normandy. Near Bayeux and Mont St Michel, each of the six rooms are lavishly and luxuriously adorned. Chosen by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of fifty romantic getaways, it doesn’t get much better than this. Bask in the château gardens, stroll […]

Lanzarote's latest spa

Lanzarote’s latest spa

The latest addition to Lanzarote s growing legion of luxury spas is now open for business. Boasting some seriously funky décor, top-end treatments and plenty of pampering for both guests and non-residents alike. The all new Beatriz Hotel Spa in Matagorda features a 60s retro colour scheme, with blasts of olive greens and candy […]

Résidence Supérieur from Richard Nilsson

Résidence Supérieur from Richard Nilsson

Résidence Supérieur is an extreme luxury concept, designed by internationally known lifestyle designer Richard Nilsson, located on the French Riviera. The concept include super sports cars, private jets, yachts, butlers, chefs, bodyguards and any other service you may wish for. Résidence Supérieur is created for the extreme connoisseurs and is totally unique in the way […]

Europe's top 10 luxury hotels?

Europe’s top 10 luxury hotels?

Tripadvisor sent me an email yesterday, outlining their top 10 European luxury hotels. In numerical order, they are as follows: The Ritz-Carlton Berlin, Germany Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece Hotel Le Palais, Czech Republic The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, England Hotel Prinsenhof, Belgium Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Hungary Rudding […]

An opportunity to stay in France's tallest château

An opportunity to stay in France’s tallest château

Reputedly the tallest château in France, Le Château de Brissac has seven floors and 204 rooms. Situated in the Anjou section of the Loire Valley, it has served as the seat of the Dukes of Brissac since the early 16th Century to the present day. Overnight accommodation is available at the hotel and is […]

Boeing 757 OpenSkies airline

Boeing 757 OpenSkies airline

With rising fuel prices and the plight of a number of business class-only airlines in recent times, it’s perhaps a bold move for British Airways to last month launch OpenSkies, a new premium affiliate running Boeing 757s with reclining leather seats, on-demand entertainment system and a la carte meal service for its passengers. For the […]

Chedi luxury hotel brand bound for Bulgaria

According to the Sofia Echo, the Chedi brand is heading for Bulgaria. The hotel will form part of the Thracian Rocks Golf & Spa resort complex near Kavarna on the Black Sea which is being built in three phases. The first [phase], currently underway, will deliver a golf course with 18 holes, nine of which […]

Summer menus at The Ritz Restaurant, London

The Ritz Restaurant presents a new series of summer menus featuring some of the London’s finest cuisine from Executive Chef John Williams and his team. Indulge in a three course Lunch du Jour Menu (which changes daily) for 36. You may choose to treat yourself to a range of aperitifs on offer from the Champagne […]

Celebrate the arrival of summer

Celebrate the arrival of summer

A swimming pool with real sand a short distance away from from Faléia Beach is the perfect setting for spending 7 dream nights in a Double Room with garden view at The Lake Resort, Vilamoura. Enjoy a VIP welcome on arrival, a relaxing massage, two gourmet experiences and a 20% discoutn at the Blue&Green Spa. […]

The Dreamlist

The Dreamlist

globrati has published The Dreamlist, debuting with a colleciton of their “favourite destinations to chill out this summer”. Making the grade are: Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche, Argentina Amirandes, Crete, Greece The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico The Surf Lodge, […]

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