Category: Western Europe

5-star hotel d’Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

5-star hotel d’Angleterre re-opens in Copenhagen

For more than 250 years, Copenhagen’s Hotel d’Angleterre has been the most exclusive place to stay when visiting the Danish capital. Now Hotel d’Angleterre has is nearing completion of what is arguably the most ambitious renovation in Danish hotel history and re-opens next month. It will offer 90 rooms including 29 suites (with the Royal [...]

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

Special feature: Congham Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK

If you are looking for somewhere to totally relax and unwind, then you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more peaceful than Congham Hall where we have just spent the past week. Recently named as winner of the Best UK Small Hotel at the International Hotel Awards, this Georgian country house is home to a hotel, [...]

A fun commercial from Visit Norway

A fun commercial from Visit Norway

Join the longest Scream in the world and win a trip courtesy of Visit Norway. Watch the ad below or learn more by going to www.visitnorway.com/the-scream. Learn more about Edvard Munch himself, discover where you can see his art or submit your own ‘scream’ to be in with a chance of winning a trip to [...]

Europe’s highest festival

Europe’s highest festival

Frankfurt’s many high-rises combine to form one of Europe’s most impressive skylines. No other place on the continent has so many skyscrapers nestled together in such a small space. And on 25th and 26th May 2013, visitors of the famous Skyscraper Festival will have the chance to get a closer look at these behemoths of [...]

Top 5 places you can enjoy luxury in London

Top 5 places you can enjoy luxury in London

Beautiful London is the perfect getaway for a luxury vacation. A vibrant city packed with gorgeous architecture, award-winning bars and restaurants and world-famous attractions. If it’s glamour you’re looking for, then this is the place to be. Here’s our hit list of the Big Smoke’s most luxurious destinations. 1. Harrods, Knightsbridge The world famous department [...]

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right [...]

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

Northern Lights of Tromso, Norway

The perfect flakes of snow wandered past the hotel window, descending gracefully, almost reluctantly. They were things of beauty but they did not bode well for the night ahead. It is simply not possible to see the glory of the Northern Lights with snow spilling out of the sky, and we were due to hunt [...]

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Magaluf’s infamous reputation as a party-hard resort should not put you off discovering what the rest of the beautiful island of Mallorca has to offer. The luxury market is a growing (and lucrative) one on Mallorca - which boasts hotels under the Jumeirah, St Regis, and Marriott brands, and will have a Park Hyatt from 2015. But there has [...]

A free night in the Tuscan hills

A free night in the Tuscan hills

During April and May Villa Mangiacane, a 15th Century wine and olive grove estate in the Tuscan hills, is offering a free night for those booking four and five nights. Situated just seven miles and a 20-minute drive from the historic city centre of Florence, the Villa is both a perfect base for cultural exploring [...]

3 of our favourite markets in which to mingle with the locals

3 of our favourite markets in which to mingle with the locals

Who doesn’t like a spot of shopping when on holiday? And what better way to feel the pulse of a city and get under the skin of a destination than to mingle in the markets with the locals. A visit to a Parisian antiques fair or a wander through a colourful handicrafts market in India [...]

Conrad Algarve hosts Cristina Bergoglio exhibition

Conrad Algarve hosts Cristina Bergoglio exhibition

Whilst the Algarve is renowned for golden sandy beaches and premier golf courses, the area has plenty of culture on offer too.  The ArtCatto Gallery in Loulé is currently presenting the work of the painter and architect Cristina Bergoglio at the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Quinta do Lago, Portugal. Argentine artist Cristina creates mixed media cityscapes, that [...]

When in Rome… a luxury trip crafted by insiders

When in Rome… a luxury trip crafted by insiders

It may have first been uttered in 387AD, but never could the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” have been so apt as during my recent stay at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, where attentive staff are only too happy to share insider tips on where to go and what to see. The hotel [...]

Reasons why your next holiday should be in Puglia

Reasons why your next holiday should be in Puglia

Puglia has something for everyone. If your dream holiday involves total relaxation on a white sand beach, or by the side of a sparkling pool, stylish surroundings and total pampering then you can choose from an ever growing selection of 5 star hotels or luxurious private villas. Every small town has its own character but, [...]

Gastronomy in Copenhagen

Gastronomy in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has become something of a global food Mecca over the last few years and the new 2013 Michelin guide, which was published in March, bestowed a total of 15 Michelin stars on 13 restaurants in Copenhagen – more than any other Scandinavian city. Restaurant noma, the pioneer of New Nordic Cuisine, has retained its [...]

Suite of the week: The Tudor Suite at the Milestone Hotel, London, UK

Suite of the week: The Tudor Suite at the Milestone Hotel, London, UK

Suite name: The Tudor Suite Hotel name: The Milestone Hotel Location: London, UK Size of accommodation: 585 sq ft Cost per night: £1,100 What makes it special: Decadence personified, the Tudor Suite not only offers 24-hour butler service and a private Bentley on demand, it has its very own minstrels gallery above a separate sitting room. A 3.3m-high ceiling is adorned [...]

How about Switzerland this Summer?

How about Switzerland this Summer?

Here’s a fun ad from MySwitzerland. Not only is Switzerland known for its skiing in Winter and its 7,000 lakes, waterfalls and rivers that can be enjoyed in the Summer, but it also has a reputation for efficiency and cleanliness. See how the Swiss are smartening up their country ready for you to visit this [...]

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