Category: United Kingdom

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Enriching lives through distinctive journeys: Big Five Luxury in the Lake District from Kendal Cottages Untamed wilderness from the Botswana Tourist Board See the exclusive áLa Posada Villas with pools

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

New boutique holiday cottage in Dartmoor, Devon

A new boutique holiday cottage has just opened in Dartmoor National Park, Devon. With Molton Brown cosmetics, beautiful decor and the option of a private chef, Moorland View offers “wall-to-wall luxury.” It’s made for lovebirds: romantic touches include a log fire, scented candles and a vintage copper bath for two. Complimentary membership of Bovey Castle […]

Executive Chef Michael Hartnell of Le Caprice New York

Le Caprice opened its New York outpost in October 2009, under the guidance and direction of Executive Chef, Michael Hartnell. At only 28 years old, Michael has proven tremendous talent to the culinary community by re-creating signature Le Caprice classics such as the Thai-baked sea bass and crispy duck salad, whilst incorporating popular additions to […]

New opening: luxury apartment between Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

New opening: luxury apartment between Lake District and Yorkshire Dales

As regular readers will know, the last couple of months have been a particularly busy period for me as my wife and I have set up a new company, bought a luxury riverside apartment and kitted it out for holiday lets, all with a view to opening this coming Easter. The hard work has finally […]

London's only hotel suite with a retractable glass roof

London’s only hotel suite with a retractable glass roof

The only London hotel suite to feature a private roof terrace with retractable glass roof – making it an unspoiled location for even the most typical English summer day – is making its debut this summer. Recognised as Soho’s first boutique hotel, Hazlitt’s has become noted for its subtle take on the established traditions of […]

Great Hotels Organisation welcomes new members

Great Hotels Organisation is welcoming a number of new members into its alliances (Great Hotels of the World, Special Hotels of the World and Metro Hotels). áHere’s a summary: Great Hotels of the World Eurostars Madrid Tower, Madrid, Spain Located in Madrid’s business district, the five-star Eurostars Madrid Tower offers 475 modern and luxurious rooms […]

Witness an eclipse of a different kind

To witness the next solar eclipse, you have to wait until 11th July 2010. But if you’re in the area of Papenburg, Germany, you can see Celebrity Eclipse right now. áThe third in Celebrity Cruises’ stylish, $3.7-billion Solstice Class fleet, Celebrity Eclipse showed off her sleek profile Sunday as she emerged for the first time […]

Kendal Cottages: self-catering / vacation rental accommodation in the UK

Kendal Cottages: self-catering / vacation rental accommodation in the UK

As some of you will already be aware, the blog has had to take a bit of a backseat this last couple of months as I’ve been working on embarking on a new venture – Kendal Cottages – offering luxury vacation rental accommodation in the UK. áThis week was a significant one áas we exchanged […]

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. áThis is because I’ve been rather busy behind the scenes with something altogether different, but at the same time related. áWe 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 áGwel 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’. áAll 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. áShe 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 áin 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. áWant to know where they recommend? áHere’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. áDuring 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 […]

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