Category: Western Europe

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 [...]

Scottish seafood night at The Linen Room, Dumfries

Scottish seafood night at The Linen Room, Dumfries

Next week you can sample the best of Scottish cuisine at the only fine dining experience in Dumfries. On 7th June 2007, The Linen Room is holding a Scottish seafood night.   This promises to be an enjoyable evening out at a restaurant hotly tipped to receive a second Michelin star in 2008. (It was [...]

Royal tea at the Principe

Milan can get rather hectic: there’s the shopping, the sightseeing, and of course more shopping. An accumulation that can leave you feeling depleted.   The perfect pick-me-up? Afternoon Tea with the Principe, a chance to unwind with one of the hotel’s dizzying arrays of flavourful brews ranging from classics to more puncy options like the [...]

Blythswood Square, Glasgow

Blythswood Square, Glasgow

The Town House Company‘s new Glasgow Hotel has now officially been named ‘Blythswood Square’. The hotel is due to open in March 2008. When complete, the Georgian building will have 88 luxury bedrooms and will incorporate many aspects of the original building.   It will also house a state-of-the art spa and extensive conference facilities.

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof in Vienna

The  Steigenberger Hotel Group will open a four-star superior hotel in the Palais district in  the heart of Vienna in late 2008/early 2009. Located in the Old Town district, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof will combine both tradition and modernity, and serve both business travellers and city tourists. It will [...]

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Tanya Schliff is  founder of DirectoryofHotels.com, a unique hotel guide focusing on global travel.    She started the site  because  she found that,  when researching  her own travels, there were very few resources that gave  her direct access to the hotel for questions and reservations.  She favours independent travel rather than using booking agents or [...]

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