Category: United Kingdom

Four of the world's most luxurious trains

Four of the world’s most luxurious trains

If you enjoy all things luxurious and are particularly inclined to luxury air travel, you will be glad to know that luxury train travel boasts many advantages over traditional luxury air travel such as gorgeous scenic views, less monotony, ample space, spacious amenities, comfortable sleeping areas and bathrooms. There is no doubt that the plane […]

Escape to the UK countryside

Escape to the UK countryside

The newly launched, Dewsall, takes an escape to the country to a whole new level of luxury. It is a lavish hideaway, set in a pocket of real countryside which is rich in wildlife. Dewsall is the perfect destination for an ‘exclusive use’ serviced or un-serviced short let, residential short courses based on country lifestyle […]

London’s latest luxury hotel: the Corinthia Hotel London

London’s newest 5-star luxury hotel, Corinthia Hotel London has announced that it is now taking reservations from the public. The first guests will be part of history-in-the-making as this 21st Century grand hotel opens its doors in April 2011. The property is ideally located in the heart of London on Whitehall Place, at the apex of […]

Win £200 worth of Hilton Worldwide gift vouchers

Win £200 worth of Hilton Worldwide gift vouchers

A Luxury Travel Blog has teamed up with Hilton Worldwide Hotels to offer you a great chance to win one of two £200 vouchers to be used at any Hilton Worldwide Hotel in the UK. To celebrate the last few weeks of the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale from the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, all you have […]

See behind the scenes in a luxury London hotel

The Wyndham Grand London lets you see behind the scenes at how the hotel operates with this short film, ‘Count on me’.

Interview with David Kanarens, General Manager of The Queens, Leeds

Interview with David Kanarens, General Manager of The Queens, Leeds

David Kanarens took over the helm at QHotels The Queens in Leeds last year, having previously been General Manager at the Crowne Plaza Nottingham and QHotels Nottingham Belfry.  The four star hotel has 217  bedrooms, 16 conference and banqueting rooms and an award-winning restaurant, which not so long ago underwent a £10m refurbishment to return […]

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Top 15 romantic Valentines hotels

Looking to go somewhere special this Valentines?  Then take a look at this list of the top 15 romantic Valentines hotels, as decreed by Tripadvisor. Bar a token entry for Bodrum in Turkey, they’re all in Europe, which seems a little odd, but perhaps subscribers from other parts of the world, are given a different […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Special feature: the BagPod

Special feature: the BagPod

Are you still wondering about what to get your wife or girlfriend who already has everything this Christmas? If so, then spare a thought for the BagPod which has been Highly Commended by the Giftware Association.  It’s the brainchild of Swedish born Marianne Sparrenius-Waters of RedDog Design Ltd., based in Abergavenny, Wales, UK. It’s essentially a […]

British Royal Wedding to be shown on board Royal Caribbean cruises

British Royal Wedding to be shown on board Royal Caribbean cruises

Royal Caribbean will air the Royal nuptials of HRH Prince William of Wales, KG and Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton live across all 40 ships in it fleet on 29th April 2011. Nearly 90,000 British, Irish and international guests are guaranteed not to miss out on the Royal Wedding when sailing on Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises […]

Where William and Kate will honeymoon...

Where William and Kate will honeymoon…

There’s something of a media frenzy in the UK at the moment surrounding the announcement of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton that will take place next year. I’ve noticed lots of press releases being churned out by tourist boards and the like, suggesting places where the newly-weds should spend their honeymoon. […]

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The world’s top 10 luxury B&Bs

The latest in Tripadvisor’s top 10 lists, and this one’s luxury-specific. Take a look at the site’s top 10 luxury B&Bs below – it’s well represented by the US, UK and Australia which collectively make up all but two B&Bs in the list. 1. Saltcote Place, Rye, England 2. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh, […]

Down by the riverside in the UK

Down by the riverside in the UK

As many readers will already be aware, I run two travel businesses – one is involved with online marketing for the travel industry and the other is  a luxury self-catering / vacation rental business with accommodation between two of England’s most beautiful National Parks – the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.  This month, the […]

Enjoy a luxury Christmas break in London

Enjoy Christmas in style in London’s most iconic luxury hotels. Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley are celebrating the festive season with two-night packages featuring the finest traditional festive fare from 24th-26th December 2010 and romantic horse-drawn carriage rides through the British capital on Christmas morning – complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows! There’s lots on […]

Circus skills in London

Circus skills in London

Ever sat bored at your desk and contemplated that ultimate symbol of escape and abandon – Running Off To Join The Circus – but felt work and family commitments too pressing to make your dream a viable reality? Well now you can indulge in your fantasies of cream pies and vertiginous acrobatics without having to […]

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

Special feature: The Lawrance, Harrogate, UK

At the weekend, we stayed in a serviced apartment courtesy of The Lawrance. The Lawrance offers serviced apartments at three locations in the spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire: Kings House, Duchy House and York Road. We stayed at Duchy House D, a first floor, two-bedroomed apartment, on Duchy Road. Arriving on the Friday […]

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