Category: United Kingdom

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 […]

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 […]

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