Category: Western Europe

4 of the most spectacular underground experiences

One of the main benefits of luxury travel, I have long believed, is that it affords us the opportunity to explore the most unusual, fascinating and unique aspects of our own planet. I love to discover new places and new perspectives, unearth forgotten worlds and embrace the unfamiliar. Although realistically there are few frontiers left […]

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam

At first glance, the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam looks like a pile of children’s blocks placed neatly in a pile by the side of the river Lj. Angular, modern, stark against the gray fall sky, we were amazed at the modernistic beauty when we stayed there last fall. Conveniently located only a couple of blocks […]

Top 10 places to be seen in St Tropez

Top 10 places to be seen in St Tropez

Since the 1950s St Tropez has cultivated its now celebrated reputation as a jetset playground drawing movie stars, models, and millionaires from around the world. The French newspaper Le Figaro once said that “St Tropez boasts the the greatest number of famous faces per square meter” and for summer 2011 it will still hold true. […]

Is Wales the place for a challenging luxury holiday?

Is Wales the place for a challenging luxury holiday?

That depends on your definition of challenge and luxury. Luxury travel can and should be challenging at times, provided what the destination has to offer is worth it. Overcoming physical or psychological barriers does add a piquant tang to a holiday experience and if nothing else makes you feel like you’ve deserved the luxurious accommodation […]

Discover Lake Como's exclusive lifestyle with new app

Discover Lake Como’s exclusive lifestyle with new app

If you are planning a trip to exclusive Lake Como in Italy this year and need to know where are the top spots that the area has to offer, now you can use a dedicated travel guide for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that specializes in the most selective tourist attractions of Lake Como. The […]

The next generation of mobile city guides?

With teNeues’ new travel apps, luxury travellers can quickly navigate through a curated selection of trendy restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping and highlights in metropolitan cities. There are three ways to explore: choose to search by category or district or be located on a map to see what is around you. The apps are based on […]

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

eWaterways has expanded its luxury cruise portfolio with the addition of five-star river yacht Royal Crown. The luxury cruiser renowned for its private members’ club feel will begin a new European sailing programme with eWaterways this month that includes a unique opportunity to see André Rieu, the internationally renowned Dutch violinist and composer, perform an […]

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp: a culinary heaven

Antwerp is a lovely location to go to for a quick weekend getaway. Even though the city is relatively small and has no major landmarks, the small streets full of charm, the cool shopping boutiques and the wine and dine culture, all give us some good reasons why we should go and visit. During your […]

Luxury Accommodation of the Year in the Scottish Hotel Awards

Earlier this month, you may recall we reviewed The Chester Residence in Edinburgh’s West End. News just in is that the hotel has been named ‘Luxury Accommodation of the Year’ and ‘Serviced Apartments of the Year’ at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2011, held at the Thistle Glasgow Hotel. Graham Wood, co-owner with his wife Gillian, […]

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

Tripadvisor has come up with its top 10 utterly unforgettable hotel rooms. Here we provide you with their somewhat Euro-centric list, links to each hotel where we can, and links to pictures of the rooms as shown on Tripadvisor’s site. 1. Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden – see the room 2. Abali Gran Sultanato, Palermo, Italy […]

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Interview with Jack Sarvary, CEO of Itinerie

Jack Sarvary is the co-founder and CEO of Itinerie, a flash-sale startup. Itinerie expands on flash-sale sites like Jetsetter and Vacationist by offering full luxury vacation packages, rather than just hotels. All of these luxury one-week packages are fully private and include all accommodations and transportation to 2-4 destinations in a single Latin American country. […]

3 nights for the price of 2 at Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy

3 nights for the price of 2 at Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy

When you stay two nights at the Borgo Santo Pietro, you will receive the third night free. Borgo Santo Pietro is 45 minutes from Sienna and 1 hour from Florence. This 11-room Borgo was built in 1229 and beautifully renovated by Claus and Jeanette Thottrup, a Danish couple, who previously resided in London. The Borgo […]

Europe's top 5 luxury hotels

Europe’s top 5 luxury hotels

If you’re planning a trip anywhere in Europe and looking to really indulge yourself in complete luxury, there are many great hotels out there that can attend to your every need. Here are some of the best. 1. Casa Fuster, Barcelona The Casa Fuster is popular with many travellers as this gives you a real […]

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Anupam Dasgupta has been with the IHHR group for over 6 years in several roles and is now the General Manager at Ananda. Ananda, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a world-leading spa where a holistic approach is taken towards rejuvenation using the three ancient Indian philosphies of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta. The award-winning retreat combines […]

4 of the most indulgent winter activities in Chamonix

4 of the most indulgent winter activities in Chamonix

Every winter tourists flock to Chamonix’s freshly powdered slopes. With an impressive backdrop of Mont Blanc’s towering peak and an abundance of snow-coated slopes, it is little wonder that this Chamonix stands as the queen of the Alps and a snow-dome mecca for skiing fanatics. However, this winter wonderland has a lot more to offer […]

Formula 1 Barcelona Grand Prix - May 2011

Formula 1 Barcelona Grand Prix – May 2011

Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton… yes… they are back! Melbourne will be the first Grand Prix of the season which we expect to be one of the most exciting in recent years. The Formula 1 competition will arrive to Barcelona in May, and everything is ready for the big motorsport event. For those […]

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