Category: United Kingdom

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Catherine Leech has worked in luxury travel for more than 25 years. She started in PR before becoming European Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, then Managing Director of luxury tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami of 2004 she moved to Sri Lanka where she worked for two years, mostly as a volunteer, […]

A new brand is born: Franklyn Hotels and Resorts

A new brand is born: Franklyn Hotels and Resorts

A new hotel brand – Franklyn Hotels and Resorts – has been launched. Formerly Stein Hotels and Resorts, Franklyn will build upon Stein’s fundamental strengths, but  will  seek a wider geographic platform with a portfolio  that focuses  on iconic, emblematic properties situated in areas of great natural or urban interest. So far they have city […]

Tennis-themed package from Crystal Cruises

Tennis-themed package from Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises is offering an unprecedented six-night, tennis-themed package to co-incide with the semi-finals and finals of the Wimbledon Championships in June 2009. As well as tickets to the world-famous Wimbledon centre court, participating guests will enjoy VIP access to Fairway Village, Wimbledon’s luxury hospitality area, where they will enjoy complimentary Champagne, a four-course lunch […]

Scotland's most romantic Valentine's escape?

Scotland’s most romantic Valentine’s escape?

Ardanaiseig, one of Scotland’s most romantic hotels and just 90 miles from Glasgow,  is offering  the ultimate Valentines break in its waterside love nest. The Boat Shed, recently converted into a contemporary hideaway, offers total seclusion with breathtaking panoramic views of the loch. The Valentines package includes arrival by steamboat across Loch Awe, with welcoming […]

Two night Valentines package from Rudding Park

Two night Valentines package from Rudding Park

Arrive at Rudding Park on Friday 13th February 2009 to stay for two nights of luxury in a contemporary executive bedroom. A bottle of house Champagne, a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a luxurious bath set will be in your room for your arrival. Dine from either the a la carte or Yorkshire menu in […]

Valentines at Combe House, Honiton, Devon

For a very special treat this Valentines, book the weekend at Combe House, a wildly romantic Elizabethan manor hotel on a huge, secluded Devon country estate near Exeter. Couples can chose to stay in the main house or a beautifully restored thatched cottage for two hidden in the woods at the entrance to the mile […]

Win a luxury short break in North Wales

Win a luxury short break in North Wales

Allow me to don my UKhotel.com hat for a brief moment (for those that don’t know, UKhotel is a site run by the company where I am a Director).   As of 2009, we have started running monthly competitions on the site giving our visitors the chance to win a two-night stay in a luxury […]

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

In a bid to banish the post-Christmas blues, VisitScotland is launching The Scottish Snowdrop Festival in a blaze of white.   Visitors are invited to blow away the cobwebs by visiting 46 gardens across the country, some of which open exclusively for the event. Participating properties range from majestic castles and classic country estates to […]

Paying less for luxury in the UK

I’m pleased to be able to announce that we’ve converted our long-established  UK hotel site into a UK hotel comparison service.   Currently the site is able to search availability with Active Hotels, LateRooms and Superbreak (with more being added as I type) and return the best price.   Sometimes there is little difference but […]

A bumper year for tourism in the UK?

While many people have financial concerns about the year ahead, it could just be that it’ll be a great year for those working in the UK tourism industry.   With the pound weaker than ever against the euro, not only is it more prohibitive for UK holidaymakers to travel overseas, but the UK is also […]

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Cumbria is arguably Britain’s number one cycling and mountain biking destination and for good reason. With quiet country lanes and hundreds of miles of off-road trails covering everything from easy rides to severe mountain challenges, there is something to suit all abilities. The Lake District also boasts dramatic natural scenery punctuated with pretty villages, plenty […]

Save up to 50% off stylish festive family breaks

Save up to 50% off stylish festive family breaks

From starring roles on Channel 4′s Grand Designs to boutique barns and seaside chic retreats,  Baby Friendly Boltholes has discounts of up to 50% off family-friendly designer cottages and boutique hotels this Christmas and New Year. The best deals include: Grand Designs Star in New Forest for Xmas or New Year from £175 a Night […]

Taychreggan, Scotland

Taychreggan, Scotland

Taychreggan, situated in a prime location on the beautiful banks of Loch Awe, near Oban, underwent a major refurbishment challenge this year to modernise and upgrade its facilities. Working with architects, plans were drawn up to reveal the 300 year old drover inn’s roots. Exposed sections of original wall and period correct pieces were restored […]

The Bertinet Kitchen, Bath

Bath is home to The Bertinet Kitchen, a superb cookery school where enthusiasts can learn from experienced chefs. Set up in 2005 by French baker, Richard Bertinet, the purpose-built school runs a range of relaxed and fun demonstrations and hands-on classes for food lovers of all abilities. The Bertinet Kitchen recently won the ‘Tourism Experience […]

Unforgettable Wales

Parts I and II of an incredible visual insight into Wales.  

Celebrate the 12 days of Mal

Get more Mal for your money this Christmas, from the 18th to 29th December 2008. Malmaison is celebrating the festive season by offering 12 hotels of its hotels at significantly reduced rates (from just £49 per night, in fact!). For more information, see their 12 days of Mal page.

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