Category: United Kingdom

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

Luxury in the Lake District, with views of Windermere to boot

The 3 AA star and 3 AA rosette Samling‘s reputation as one of the Lake District’s top hotels has been well earned. It describes itself as a luxury hotel in the country, not a country house hotel and has no ‘best room’. All but two have stunning views of the lake (Windermere), five having been […]

Heston Blumenthal to open a new restaurant in London

Heston Blumenthal to open a new restaurant in London

Celebrity chef and owner of The Fat Duck and The Hinds Head at Bray, Berkshire,  Heston Blumenthal, is to join forces with Mandarin Oriental. Together they will create  a new restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, to open in the Autumn of 2010.   Blumenthal’s first restaurant to open outside of the village […]

4 limited-edition, Wimbledon tennis-themed cocktails

To co-incide with the Wimbledon tennis championship which began yesterday, Park Plaza Hotels has come up with a limited edition, tennis-themed cocktail menu. Four  cocktails pay homage to the famous grass courts at SW19 and some of the finest players to hold aloft the trophy at the All England Club.   Celebrating the winner of […]

Special feature: Le Grand Cirque Fantazie

Special feature: Le Grand Cirque Fantazie

This afternoon we went to the Liverpool Empire Theatre to see the acrobatic production, Le Grand Cirque Fantazie.  It  was billed as  one of the most exciting shows  we will ever see, and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Le Grand Cirque has had sold-out shows all over the world and has played to over 10 million […]

UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

UK Summer Champagne & Gourmet Break

South Cumbrian restaurant L’enclume has teamed up with some of the world’s top Champagne houses, including Bollinger, Pol Roger, Louis Roederer, Laurent Perrier and Deutz, to bring you a fantastic value-for-money luxury Champagne & Gourmet break. On arrival a bottle of Champagne of your choice awaits you, and to follow an 8 course dinner served […]

Need someone to wash your wellies or iron your map?

At a boutique hotel in the Cotswolds – Lords of the Manor – you can hire an outdoor butler.   So, if you need someone to groom your dog, wash your wellies or iron your map, apparently these are all things that he’ll do for you for a daily rate that starts from £95.   […]

Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

Champagne dinner at Gleneagles

If you are a lover of fantastic food and great wines and Champagne, you have the unique opportunity to join Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave, Moêt & Chandon, who is on a rare visit to Scotland, for a gourmet evening in The Ballroom at The Gleneagles Hotel on 17th June 2009. Working with Gleneagles’ Head […]

Bollinger Champagne dinner at The Ritz London

Bollinger Champagne dinner at The Ritz London

The Ritz hotel’s Executive Chef, John Williams, has created a five course gastronomic menu cleverly matching each course to one of the Champagne House’s finest offerings, resulting in the most remarkable experience. Bollinger Ambassador, Christian Dennis will be hosting the event and will be on hand to advise diners on how best they can appreciate […]

Sensational new Luxury Edinburgh experiences

Luxury Edinburgh has created a host of sensational experiences, giving visitors the perfect excuse to visit the magical city: Sensory Edinburgh: designed to awaken the senses through a potent combination of aphrodisiacal accommodation at the suites at The Witchery by the Castle, a sensuous spa experience at the award-winning One Spa, a blindfolded sensory dinner […]

Hebridean cancels all international cruises

I’ve just heard that the luxury cruise line Hebridean is cancelling all its international services with immediate effect.   The company’s largest vessel – the Hebriden Spirit which travelled worldwide – has been sold, and it appears they are suffering the effects of the recession. They are left with just one ship – the Hebridean […]

Celebrate Easter in style at The Ritz

Celebrate Easter in style at The Ritz

Celebrate Easter in style this year with a spring break at The Ritz. The perfect excuse for a short stay in  England’s capital. These prices include overnight accommodation with English breakfast the following morning but excludes Value Added Tax: Superior Rooms from £280, Executive Rooms from £330, Deluxe King from £420, Junior Suite from £520, […]

Green Tourism Award for Swinton Park

Swinton Park, the luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, has just been awarded the coveted Green Tourism Business Scheme award. The scheme is the largest green accreditation scheme in the world and the only one currently recognised by the VisitBritain tourism authority.   In order to qualify for this rating, the hotel had to […]

Take away the luxuries of Holbeck Ghyll for less

Take away the luxuries of Holbeck Ghyll for less

Want to stay in a luxury country house hotel, but pay less? Want to feast on Michelin-star cuisine and award-winning wine, but on a budget? Well you still can at Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel  near Windermere. The hotel is offering a brand new ‘Take Away Menu’ from its Michelin-star kitchen for guests staying in […]

A meal at The Ritz followed by exclusive access to the Royal Academy of Arts

A meal at The Ritz followed by exclusive access to the Royal Academy of Arts

Head for The Ritz London  and enjoy a delightful Rivoli Bar signature Bento Box meal comprising a taster of the daily four course du jour menu and a glass of wine with an exclusive visit to the Byzantium exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts for just £59 per person. Due to popularity, on selected […]

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 […]

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