Category: Western Europe

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite at Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

Suite name: Presidential Suite Hotel: Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano Size of accommodation: 5,400 sq ft Cost per night: €14,500 Who’s stayed there? Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Woody Allen, George Clooney, President George H. W. Bush, United States, Bill Gates, President Vladimir Putin, Russia, Francis Ford Coppola and more. [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Yacht ownership experiences from Barton & Gray Enter to win The Starwood Grand Tour Low-priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Hire a Ferrari from Red Travel

Charity lunch at Fifteen Cornwall

Charity lunch at Fifteen Cornwall

On  22nd June 2007 Fifteen Cornwall at Newquay’s Watergate Bay would like you to join  them for a charity lunch, hosted by Jamie Oliver. As well as congratulating their trainees on completing the programme, Jamie and the Fifteen Cornwall team will be officially welcoming their second intake of trainees into the restaurant.  Their 4-course menu [...]

Iford Arts opera evenings from The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant

Iford Arts opera evenings from The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant

The Bath Priory is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of special packages for exclusive opera evenings to be staged at Iford. In the exquisite small cloister of Iford Manor, operas are performed each summer in a uniquely intimate style in the round, to an audience of 90. The gardens open for [...]

A hideaway in Seville, Spain: Hacienda de Oran

A hideaway in Seville, Spain: Hacienda de Oran

This  small cosy countryside hotel outside Seville offers comfortable accommodation  with its 19 rooms and suites, each one differently decorated with rustic details, antiques and  tiles.  Andalusian patios full of flowers, gardens and exclusive areas  offer the perfect atmosphere for a wedding or private celebration. Rates at Hacienda de Oran start from 140 euros for [...]

Luxury Travel Consultant Autumn tours

Luxury Travel Consultant Autumn tours

The six new tours in Luxury Travel Consultant‘s  Autumn schedule promise to deliver a true, deep appreciation of France and its many unique charms. The tours are designed for small groups of 8-10 people. The first two tours cater to women who like art, food, wine, and shopping, in addition to touring the region. The [...]

2007 Luxury Travel Fair in Olympia, London

Are any of you going to be at the Luxury Travel Fair at Olympia later this month?   If you’re going to be there and would like to meet up, please drop me a note.

Suite of the week: Room 211 at Hotel Claris, Barcelona

Suite of the week: Room 211 at Hotel Claris, Barcelona

Suite name: Room 211 Hotel: Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain Size of accommodation:  45-50 sq m Cost per night: 1,096 euros What makes it special? It is a split-level room and has a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and  several works of art.                     Room 211 is a  Large [...]

Schloss Velden, Austria – the first from Capella Hotels and Resorts

Schloss Velden, Austria – the first from Capella Hotels and Resorts

The former President of Ritz-Carlton, Horst Schulze, has launched his much-awaited chain of Capella Hotels and Resorts with Schloss Velden in the scenic village of Velden, Austria. A grand opening will take place next weekend unveiling this luxurious chateau retreat  on the banks of Lake Woerth,  dating back to 1607.   The property has 105 [...]

First time in a vegetarian restaurant?

A fun commercial for Hiltl in Zurich.

New webcam from the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire in London

New webcam from the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire in London

The five star Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel at London’s Leicester Square has had  a new webcam set up.   It has 8 preset views of the area, including close ups of the Odeon cinema for movie premieres, Big Ben & Nelson’s Column, The London Eye, Capital Radio and  Leicester Square Park. You can view the [...]

Back from Tenerife

Just returned from an enjoyable 7 nights in Tenerife at 3am yesterday morning (more on that later).   Slowly getting ourselves unpacked and already looking forward to the next trips.   Planned so far is a quick visit to London next month and Brittany, France for a couple of weeks the month after.   Busy, [...]

Gourmet weekends at Inverlochy Castle in Scotland

Gourmet weekends at Inverlochy Castle in Scotland

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is delighted to announce three Gourmet Weekends with Albert Roux this winter. Guests arrive on Friday afternoon where they will be met by Mr Albert Roux, then relax in the Drawing Room or Great Hall with afternoon tea. In the evening there will be an informal three-course French countryside menu served with [...]

Taste of Edinburgh

Taste of Edinburgh

A  ’Taste’ festival is coming to Edinburgh this week; Taste of Edinburgh follows the success of similar events in London, Dublin and Birmingham,  and will  soon  make its Scottish debut (7th-10th June 2007). In a bid to promote Edinburgh as the culinary capital of Scotland, the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have been [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Live London by Plaza on the River Marvel at  the Aegean from Mykonos’  Theoxenia Hotel Save precious time with the JetCard Plan your Hayward’s Sustainable Safari

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. Ten years on, the luxury collection consists of ten hotels in ten key cities across Europe, with two new hotels due to open this summer (The Charles Hotel in Munich and Le Richemond in Geneva). Here are some quirky facts about the group’s ten hotels: The [...]

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