Category: Spain

Plans for luxury hotel on artificial island off Barcelona, costing 1.5 billion euros

Plans for luxury hotel on artificial island off Barcelona, costing 1.5 billion euros

The US-based consortium Mobilona has applied for planning permission for an artificial island off Barcelona, complete with a 984ft ‘space hotel’ and equipped with the world’s first ‘zero gravity’ spa. Barcelona Island will require an initial investment of 1.5 billion euros and will come complete with a 2,000 room hotel, including a six-storey penthouse with an […]

Get active in Europe

Get active in Europe

Start your European sporting holiday with a visit to the annual International Extreme Sports Festival. Held in Montpellier, the event is free and sees amateurs compete at wakeboarding, snowboarding and skateboarding. The event takes place in the town centre and draws in quite a crowd. After watching this spectacle head to the French Alps, home […]

Top 5 high-end nightlife destinations in Ibiza

Top 5 high-end nightlife destinations in Ibiza

With a reputation as one of the world’s foremost party destinations, it’s no wonder that Ibiza boasts some of the most fantastic, talked-about nightclubs around. In fact, some of the island’s most popular clubs have won awards and attract not just international party-goers, but celebrity party-goers as well – not to mention some of the […]

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

If, like us, you judge the perfect place to rest your head by its proximity to sun, sea and sand, then look no further. Here we provide a round-up to our top five destinations for a luxurious villa getaway. These are places that are certain to please even the most demanding of beach aficionados. Sardinia […]

Recipe of the week: Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean cream

Recipe of the week: Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean cream

Banana, coffee and whiskey with tonka bean aroma is a dessert at the peak of sweetness with an incredible combination of tastes, from the bitter of the coffee to the delicate shades of wood from the whiskey due to the ageing in barrels. The tonka bean that brings together all of the flavours makes this […]

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Extreme adventures in Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat – as well as being a Caribbean island – is the name given to a multi-peaked mountain close to Barcelona. The name literally means “saw mountain”, alluding to its jagged peaks. It is best known for being the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, but also serves as a playground for […]

Fiestas de la Cruz, Los Realejos

Fiestas de la Cruz, Los Realejos

Every May, the town of Los Realejos, in the north of the island, hosts one of Tenerife’s most important celebrations: the Fiestas de la Cruz. This festivity sees the town virtually covered by over 300 crosses decorated with stunning flowers, a tradition that has three centuries of history attached to it. The spring-like scenery gets […]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings to provide the ideal backdrop for your dream romance. Here’s a shortlist of my top 10 romantic hotels to be found in Europe. 1. Sun Rocks Hotel, […]

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 […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

Tegueste Wine Month, Tenerife

Tegueste Wine Month, Tenerife

Tenerife is a great place for wine lovers, as the island’s wines have a special flavour due to the island’s dramatic volcanic soil. Because of this tradition, Tegueste, in north Tenerife, celebrates the “month of the wine” every April to showcase the island’s gastronomy and culture around Tenerife’s wine industry, which includes five denominations of […]

Ethical luxury: the world's only organic caviar

Ethical luxury: the world’s only organic caviar

Black sturgeon caviar has been a luxury delicacy for centuries, though it is only in the past couple of decades that our taste for it has driven the sturgeon, an ancient species with a history of at least 250 million years, to near extinction. Despite a temporary and partial ban on wild sturgeon fishing in […]

More luxury for Mallorca

More luxury for Mallorca

The Spanish island of Mallorca is to have its first Hyatt-branded luxury resort hotel, due to open in 2015. The Park Hyatt Mallorca will be located in the scenic northeast and offer 142 guest rooms, two restaurants, lounge bar, poolside bar, separate beach club, 1,200 square metres of meetings and events space, and a spa and […]

Which Spanish destinations suit you best?

Which Spanish destinations suit you best?

Are you done meandering through Madrid? Perhaps you’re bored of Barcelona? While both cities are touted as staples of the Spanish experience – deservedly so, as both offer a wealth of history, architecture and entertainment – they are by no means all Spain has to offer. There are far more cities, islands and towns worth […]

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Looking for inspiration on what to do or where to go this Easter? Then look no further! We’ve saved you the legwork by compiling 10 great ideas for a luxury European break during the festive season. Perhaps you’d like to experience a traditional Spanish Easter celebration or wish to find somewhere with guaranteed skiing this […]

Interview with Ana Silva O'Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

Interview with Ana Silva O’Reilly of mrsoaroundtheworld.com

With a degree in Business Studies and a Henley Business School MBA, Ana Silva O’Reilly developed her career in strategic marketing management as Marketing Director for Portugal, Spain and Turkey with global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. She is also a New York University alumni (NYU), having graduated from its Social Media Strategy […]

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