Category: United Kingdom

Valentine’s at the Baglioni Hotel London

Rose petals, Champagne, a seductive atmosphere and fabulous Italian food… what more could you want for the one you love on St Valentine’s Day? At the Baglioni Hotel London you can make dreams come true by booking their very romantic package as a surprise gift. Arrive in your De Luxe Junior Suite to find that […]

A New Year… a new venture

Many of you will have noticed that posts on A Luxury Travel Blog have been rather thin on the ground this last month.  This is because I’ve been rather busy behind the scenes with something altogether different, but at the same time related.  We are in the process of buying a luxury self-catering property (that’s […]

Special feature: Gwel an Mor, Cornwall, UK

Special feature: Gwel an Mor, Cornwall, UK

Last summer we enjoyed a very relaxing week at the five star  Gwel an Mor resort on the outskirts of Portreath in mid Cornwall. After a pleasant welcome, we settled into lodge number 40, also known as ‘Tehidy’.  All the lodges are named after the local area and Tehidy Country Park is a 250-acre estate […]

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Interview with Alison Scott of Elegant Resorts

Alison Scott is the Commercial Director for Elegant Resorts.  She has been at Elegant for just over a year and prior to that was Head of Product at ITC in Chester. Her background has always been in travel. She started in travel after she left University, as a Rep overseas, and has stayed in the […]

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

A ‘skateboard/punk rocker’ in his youth, David Sutcliffe is now one of three partners who run a small travel agency in Harrogate, England called Traveltalk. Specialising in luxury, tailor-made and adventure travel, Traveltalk was created 25 years ago by David’s colleague, Christine Thompson. After much hard work establishing the company in the area they developed […]

Bon Vivant

Bon Vivant is a new luxury concierge and lifestyle management service based in London, offering personal and corporate membership on an annual and monthly basis. The company specialises  in creating bespoke travel itineraries, recommending and booking restaurants and bars, arranging entry to private members’ clubs, securing a spot on the guestlist at exclusive nightclubs and […]

Country B&Bs in the UK: the top 10

The Guardian published its top 10 country B&Bs in the UK. Somewhat diplomatically, perhaps, they’ve managed to cover B&Bs from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Want to know where they recommend?  Here’s the list: Jerichos at The Waverley, Windermere, Cumbria 3 Norfolk Square, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Carlton Riverside, Powys, Wales Dungiven Castle, Co Derry, […]

Win a luxury London hotel stay... and learn how to make a mean martini!

Win a luxury London hotel stay… and learn how to make a mean martini!

As many of you already know, A Luxury Travel Blog, although very popular, is more of a sideline for me.  During the day, I’m usually busy running our UK-based online tourism business and today we updated our competition page over on the UKhotel.com website. This month’s competition gives you the chance to win a fabulous […]

The ultimate winter wonderland break

The ultimate winter wonderland break

Searching for the ultimate winter wonderland break? Then  look no further than the enchanting Scottish Highlands. Alladale  Wilderness Reserve covers 23,000 acres of the highlands and this Summer saw the opening of two new, chic highland bothies to compliment the main stalking lodge on the reserve. Ideal for couples and smaller groups of friends and […]

Autumn menus at The Ritz London

The Restaurant and Rivoli Bar at The Ritz presents a new series of Autumn menus featuring some of the city’s finest cuisine and beverages from Executive Chef John Williams and his team. Indulge in a three course Lunch du Jour Menu (that changes daily) for £36. You may choose to treat yourself with our range […]

How not to use Twitter?

How not to use Twitter?

I know that it’s widely considered to be not ‘the done thing’ for luxury hotels to unveil which celebrities have stayed with them.  Whilst many don’t, there are some who will do so – but usually relatively discretely. I was a little surprised therefore when I stumbled upon @Grosvenor_House, a hotel in London, today and […]

The latest desirables from Heathrow

The latest desirables from Heathrow

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, take the time to indulge in some serious retail therapy at Heathrow this Autumn. Catering for your every want and desire, the airport is home to a wide collection of premium brands including Paul Smith, Prada, Harrods, Gucci and Sony – all at airport prices.  Here are their picks […]

New luxury in Glasgow, Scotland: Blythswood Square

One of Glasgow’s most famous and historical buildings is being transformed into the breathtakingly luxurious five star hotel,  Blythswood Square. Formerly headquarters to the  Royal Scottish Automobile Club, this landmark property has been redeveloped by Scotland’s stylish luxury boutique hotel group,  The Town House Collection, to capture the glamour of a bygone era whilst showcasing […]

Refurbished suites at The Landmark London

The 5-star  Landmark London in fashionable Marylebone is renowned as one of the UK’s truly stunning luxury hotels. With the introduction of its spectacular new  Lifestyles Suites,  The Landmark London is now taking luxury and guest experience to a new level. The Landmark’s eight newly designed suites and Presidential Suite have been refurbished to an […]

Afternoon tea in London - with a difference

Afternoon tea in London – with a difference

TLSee (Tea, London and Sightseeing) – a pun on TLC (tender, loving care) is the new afternoon tea concept at Swissôtel The Howard, London and  treats guests to edible versions of the famous sights of the city on the Thames. With TLSee, nine different London landmarks, some in 3D, are served up alongside traditional finger […]

Travelling in the UK for less

Travelling in the UK for less

Apologies for the lack of updates this week, but I’ve been otherwise engaged in the launch of a website catering for last minute availability and special offers in the UK.  UK Travel Offers is a new, niche site that sits alongside other UK projects that we run (most notably, perhaps, the UK hotel price comparison […]

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