Category: Western Europe

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury Rhodes honeymoons from 3redbags Italian beauty from Azimut Yachts St. Moritz charm from Badrutt’s Palace Discover the 15 islands of the Cook Islands

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

Interview with Richard Lumb, Co-Founder and Director of Kaluma Travel

As an unhappy accountant, an offer of a job as a ski guide in Kitzbuhel was just too attractive to turn down. In short, Richard Lumb was hooked on the travel industry instantly and never looked back. Finding new products, innovations and delivering the best service in his niche market keeps his job extremely interesting […]

New luxury hotels for London 2012

New luxury hotels for London 2012

All eyes are undoubtedly going to be on London in 2012 – not only because of the Olympic Games, but also because of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  Here’s a round-up of new hotels coming to the one of the world’s most popular capital cities. Thompson Belgraves, London Thompson Belgraves is Thompson Hotels’ first hotel outside […]

5 superb luxury retreats in Northumberland, UK

5 superb luxury retreats in Northumberland, UK

Rugged, romantic and breathtaking, Northumberland is just perfect for that unforgettable break, weekend away or family holiday. Forget the stresses and strains of daily life and lose yourself in this dramatic and beautiful countryside. There is a vast choice of luxury accommodation available and below we have selected a few of the best the area […]

Photograph of the week: Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, near Paris

Photograph of the week: Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, near Paris

This week’s image is of Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, which is about 50 kilometres from Paris. It is alleged that Nicolas Fouquet, the owner, was imprisoned by the then king of France, because the king was jealous that this chateau was better than his own!  More likely, it was because Fouquet, who’d helped finance France’s […]

An opportunity to be a luxury hotel inspector

An opportunity to be a luxury hotel inspector

Have you got the high expectations and eye for detail that’s essential for any self-respecting hotel critic? The Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa resort, located in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, is seeking out discerning guests to experience their new Country Lodges for free. If you are a lover of luxe living, then you could […]

12 of the most luxurious spots in Paris

12 of the most luxurious spots in Paris

Everyone who knows Paris associates it with luxury. In fact, the French do luxury better than almost any other culture. While its possible to enjoy Paris as a starving teenager camping out in youth hostels, if you are able to splurge, there is no finer place to do it than in the City of Light. […]

A luxury spa weekend in York

A luxury spa weekend in York

York is a beautiful city and I always enjoy a trip there. It is abundant in stunning architecture, picturesque cobbled streets with interesting and unique shops, great cafes, bars and restaurants, wonderful cultural venues and, of course, the spectacular York Minster. Accommodation in York York is a busy, exciting place and always has attractions and […]

The 6 best luxury hotels in England

The 6 best luxury hotels in England

Looking to blow half your salary on a few nights in one of the most luxurious hotels in England? We all need a vacation every once in a while, and if you’ve got the money to spend big, you just might be the next client for one of these extraordinary accommodations. If you want a […]

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 […]

How about a luxury mud weekend?

How about a luxury mud weekend?

It is widely acknowledged that the properties of mud are beneficial and Luton Hoo hotel is taking this at its worth by introducing a new package combining the great outdoors with indulgent pampering. The Luxury Mud Weekend encourages participants to get their hands dirty and enjoy all that mud has to offer. Over 1,000 acres […]

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Top 10 European holidays for 2012

Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete Elounda’s Blue Palace is part of the Luxury Collection of resorts and boasts a world class Thalasso Spa and over 140 room types with private pools all with sea views. The location is a star too, with a delightful private beach, crystal clear waters and soaring coastal vistas over […]

Exploring Porto, Portugal

Exploring Porto, Portugal

If you’re planning a trip to Western Europe, Portugal is a must.  Many tourists opt to head south to Lisbon, but Porto is another option for those looking to explore a hidden gem.  Despite being one of the biggest cities in Portugal, Porto has a quaint and magical quality about it that can only be […]

Suite of the week: Modernista Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

Suite of the week: Modernista Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona

Suite name: Modernista Paseo de Gracia Agency: ChicRoom Barcelona Size of accommodation: 150 sq m Cost per night: from €760 What makes it special? Views over the modernist avenue Paseo de Gracia, original modernist elements from 1906 and its private spa. This 150m2 apartment has two rooms with one bathroom with chromo therapy system and […]

Love in London

Love in London

If you’re looking to get away for a last minute romantic city break, look no further than the DoubleTree Westminster which is perfectly situated close to many of the capital’s famous landmarks.  Formerly belonging to Mint Hotels, the property is now part of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel collection and comes with its own award-winning […]

Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Free iPad with Powder White March ski breaks

Longer, sunnier days and blissfully emptier slopes are no longer the only reasons to ski in March. Book a week in a selected chalet in one of the ‘big five’ ski resorts of Val d’Isere, Courchevel, Verbier, Meribel and St Anton through the independent ski holiday provider Powder White and you’ll receive a free iPad […]

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