Category: Western Europe

Norwegian Jade to remain in Europe

Norwegian Jade to remain in Europe

For the first time in more than 40 years, Norwegian Cruise Line  is going to deploy one of its ships in Europe for the whole year round. The 2,400-passenger Norwegian Jade will remain in Europe until the spring of 2010 – a change from the original plans to sail back to the US  in November […]

Pick up a Porsche with the Park Hyatt Milan

Pick up a Porsche with the Park Hyatt Milan

Milan has long been the capital of fashion, and the Park Hyatt Milan is certainly in keeping with the refined style and sophisticated elegance that characterises the city. The first Hyatt accommodation to be built in Italy, the hotel has been constructed around a beautiful historical palazzo dating back to 1870, and its interiors use […]

A stunning Norwegian cruise

Enjoy this seven-minute clip of “the world’s most beautiful sea voyage”, courtesy of Hurtigruten.

Fixed dollar rates from Cotswold House to tempt US visitors

Fixed dollar rates from Cotswold House to tempt US visitors

Why sweat the currency markets for your spring getaway when you can rest assured – and in inevitable comfort –  at Cotswold House in Chipping Campden? For real savings amid the dollar’s ongoing swoon, think out-of-the-box and into the countryside. The stylish Cotswold House in Chipping Campden, England, recently announced its latest round of ‘Fixed-Dollar […]

Double honours for Senzone, Madrid

Double honours for Senzone, Madrid

After just a few months in business, Senzone Restaurant at Madrid’s brand-new Hospes Madrid luxury hotel, made a major name for itself on the gastronomic scene of Spain’s capital by picking up the Restaurant Revelation of the Year 2007 award at the fifth Metrópoli Awards gala ceremony held last week. This was not the only […]

Culloden Estate and Spa opens new wing

Culloden Estate and Spa opens new wing

Belfast’s 5-star  Culloden Estate and Spa  opens a wing of 26 bedrooms this month, bringing the property’s total to 105 rooms.  Half the bedrooms overlook the formal gardens, and the remainder face the Belfast Lough. The style is sympathetic to the original Culloden House.

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

Have you ever stayed somewhere, experienced something (however big or small), and thought to yourself “I must have one!”?   Whether it be a mattress or some bedding, a bathrobe or some soap, or something else, we want to hear your recommendations! Recently I purchased a room fragrance from  Linari, which I first became aware […]

Champagne fountain... a new world record?

Champagne fountain… a new world record?

I read recently about a curious  attempt to break the world record for the largest ever Champagne fountain. It was being held at a shopping centre near Antwerp.   Whilst there seems to be a lot of blog posts about the attempt, I can’t seem to find anything that tells us whether they were successful. […]

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

The Mayfair Hotel in London, a recently  refurbished Radisson Edwardian hotel  has a package aimed at women wanting to pop the question to their loved ones.   Of course, this is traditionally done on the 29th February and so they are offering a  Leap Year Proposal Package, assisted by a ‘Proposal Butler’ who will help […]

Iconic gardens at Chiswick saved by Heritage Lottery fund

Iconic gardens at Chiswick saved by Heritage Lottery fund

This spring is set to see work start on restoring the gardens at London’s  Chiswick House, following the announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund of a 7.6 million pound award. The money will put to end years of decline for the gardens, with the project seeing them restored with new paths, trees, cafe and lavatories.

A seaside romance in Scotland

A seaside romance in Scotland

What better way to pamper your sweetheart than with a Valentine’s stay in a luxurious room or suite at the Old Course Hotel.   Following a glass of Champagne and canapes on your arrival to the resort, you’ll both have time to relax in the thermal suite or rooftop hot tub in the Kohler Waters […]

Doon St Tower - a towering mistake for London's skyline?

Doon St Tower – a towering mistake for London’s skyline?

A Public Inquiry opens next week into proposals for a 144m high residential tower on a site immediately behind the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. The Secretary of State to refuse planning permission for the scheme because of the serious damage it will cause to the capital’s heritage.   What’s your take on Doon […]

One of the most romantic retreats in Scotland?

One of the most romantic retreats in Scotland?

With Valentines around the corner, and if you’ve left it to the last minute, you’re no doubt frantically looking for somewhere to stay. If you’re in the UK, then why not  consider Pool House Hotel? This hotel  in Poolewe is consistently listed amongst the most romantic retreats in the UK. Originally the home of Osgood […]

Special offers for Nice, from Boscolo Hotels

Special offers for Nice, from Boscolo Hotels

The Boscolo Hotels in Nice offer two of the best locations in the Cote d’Azur’s capital, overlooking the sea and on the heart of the best shopping district. And what better time is there to head for the sunny French Riviera?   Until 5th March 2008, Double Classic Rooms are available from 95 euros per […]

Beat the winter blues with a day out worth talking about!

Dont let the cooler weather keep you trapped indoors – enjoy great days out with English Heritage this winter. Over 300 of our properties are open over winter and look most spectacular in a dusting of snow! Click here to find out which sites are open in your area.

New Signature Villa Service from A&K

New Signature Villa Service from A&K

Abercrombie & Kent has expanded its collection of hand-picked villas, all of which are situated in stunning locations. The new Signature Service applies to a selection of villas – a collection of extra services, designed in advance for your peace of mind.   These consist of daily maid service, airport arrival welcome and assistance in […]

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