Category: Western Europe

Top 10 trendy European hotels

Top 10 trendy European hotels

Looking for something a little bit different? Tripadvisor have shortlisted their top 10 trendy European hotels (and there’s a few trendy websites here that you might like to peruse, too!). Would you agree with their list? Is there a hotel that you think deserves to be on the list but isn’t? Please post a comment […]

The top 10 luxury ski resorts in Europe

The top 10 luxury ski resorts in Europe

Skiing was once an exclusive sport which only the super rich could afford. Today, a varied mix of travel options to suit all budgets is available. Skiing is a truly a sport for all. But, some resorts, especially in the European Alps, remain exclusive, luxurious and expensive. Cheap ski holidays here are tricky to organise, […]

Four of the world's most luxurious trains

Four of the world’s most luxurious trains

If you enjoy all things luxurious and are particularly inclined to luxury air travel, you will be glad to know that luxury train travel boasts many advantages over traditional luxury air travel such as gorgeous scenic views, less monotony, ample space, spacious amenities, comfortable sleeping areas and bathrooms. There is no doubt that the plane […]

Escape to the UK countryside

Escape to the UK countryside

The newly launched, Dewsall, takes an escape to the country to a whole new level of luxury. It is a lavish hideaway, set in a pocket of real countryside which is rich in wildlife. Dewsall is the perfect destination for an ‘exclusive use’ serviced or un-serviced short let, residential short courses based on country lifestyle […]

Luxury holidays: playing golf in Sardinia

Luxury holidays: playing golf in Sardinia

Sardinia, the dream holiday destination that appeals a lot of people, is an ideal choice even for golf enthusiasts and people who want to start playing golf. Sardinia, the splendid island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has a lot of golf hotels, hotels with a golf course or standing near a golf course. The offer […]

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

If tasting fabulous wines, listening to knowledgeable wine experts, touring world-famous wineries and vineyards as you relax and cruise along the calm Rhine and Mosel Rivers in Europe sounds like the perfect vacation for you, I recommend you experience the same wine-tasting cruise from which I just returned. Boarding the luxurious yet wonderfully comfortable MS […]

10 of the best restaurants in Spain

10 of the best restaurants in Spain

Spain is renowned for its fantastic cuisine, from the classics such as paella and gazpacho to the heavily seafood influenced dishes such as suquet (seafood stew) and empanada (bread pies filled with shellfish) – there are thousands of new and exciting flavours to try while holidaying in Spain. If you are a bit of a foodie and […]

Andermatt Swiss Alps – an exciting carbon-free development

Andermatt Swiss Alps – an exciting carbon-free development

The small town of Andermatt is regarded as an Alpine gem enjoying expansive views along the valley floor but as yet has remained relatively undiscovered. It is currently being transformed by Orascom Development into an exclusive international carbon free resort comprising a car free village complete with six hotels, 25 private villas, 490 apartments and […]

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Rocksure Property have partnered with Quintessentially, a world leading private members’ club and concierge service to create an exciting new investment fund – The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund. This will be the fourth fund created by Rocksure Property, continuing to provide investors with shared ownerships in luxurious properties, exquisite destinations, notable service levels, reduced investment risk […]

French cuisine becomes UNESCO protected

French cuisine becomes UNESCO protected

French cuisine celebrates elevation to UNESCO‘s “World Intangible Heritages” List by creating a National Festival of Gastronomy with restaurants across the country battling it out to offer outstanding dishes at mouth watering prices. France is the first country to be honoured by UNESCO for its national food and cuisine. It joins other cultural practices on […]

The Urban Oasis

Situated in Palma, the Mediterranean metropolis and capital city of Mallorca, the Puro Hotel (Puro Oasis Urbano) stands as a mecca to those seeking a luxurious and exclusive retreat. Titled as an urban oasis, this chic boutique hotel embraces the perfect blend of old and new, rural and cosmopolitan, that radiates throughout the compact city […]

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Tripadvisor have emailed me with their “top 10 sultry island escapes”. What do you think of their selection? Any notable omissions? 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Bali, Indonesia 3. Anguilla 4. Phuket, Thailand 5. Santorini, Greece 6. St. Lucia 7. Ischia, Italy 8. Formentera, Spain 9. Fiji 10. Seychelles

London’s latest luxury hotel: the Corinthia Hotel London

London’s newest 5-star luxury hotel, Corinthia Hotel London has announced that it is now taking reservations from the public. The first guests will be part of history-in-the-making as this 21st Century grand hotel opens its doors in April 2011. The property is ideally located in the heart of London on Whitehall Place, at the apex of […]

Win £200 worth of Hilton Worldwide gift vouchers

Win £200 worth of Hilton Worldwide gift vouchers

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with Hilton Worldwide Hotels to offer you a great chance to win one of two £200 vouchers to be used at any Hilton Worldwide Hotel in the UK. To celebrate the last few weeks of the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale from the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, all you have […]

See behind the scenes in a luxury London hotel

The Wyndham Grand London lets you see behind the scenes at how the hotel operates with this short film, ‘Count on me’.

Interview with David Kanarens, General Manager of The Queens, Leeds

Interview with David Kanarens, General Manager of The Queens, Leeds

David Kanarens took over the helm at QHotels The Queens in Leeds last year, having previously been General Manager at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham and QHotels Nottingham Belfry.  The four star hotel has 217  bedrooms, 16 conference and banqueting rooms and an award-winning restaurant, which not so long ago underwent a £10m refurbishment to return […]

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