Category: United Kingdom

Will Trump get his way in Scotland?

Will Trump get his way in Scotland?

Donald Trump was in Aberdeen, Scotland, today for the beginning of the month-long public enquiry into what has been billed as “the world’s greatest golf course”, a proposed project that includes a luxury hotel and much more, and has been discussed on this blog previously.     His plans for a course in the home […]

Royal Highland Show anyone?

Royal Highland Show anyone?

The Royal Highland Show is one of the highlights of the year in Scotland. Taking palce on 19th June 2008, the show is now considered one of the premier agricultural shows in the country. Why not complement a visit to this four-day countryside festival  with a stay at Norton House Hotel & Spa, conveniently located […]

AA B&B Awards

The winners of the AA B&B Awards 2008-2009 will be revelealed at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park in London this evening. Shortlisted for the award of London  B&B of the Year are The New Linden in Notting Hill, San Domenico House in Chelsea and The St. George in Langham Place. There is also a category […]

New next month: Doxford Cottages, north-east England

New next month: Doxford Cottages, north-east England

Doxford Cottages, 3 miles from Embleton, is  situated in the middle of a 2500 acre agricultural estate in an idyllic position.  It opens next month and there are 7 cottages, 3 of them sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms. There are games facilities and a football pitch but the real glory is the location and […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Some of the finest hotels from The Rocco Forte Collection Head for the West Country and sample Devon’s Finest Hotels, restaurants, bars and spas from fizzyclub Nestled in a caldera cliff  are Andronis Luxury Suites, Santorini

Tours of the newly-renovated Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire

Don’t  miss this opportunity to go on a tour of Apethorpe Hall, an exceptional grade I listed property set in a picturesque corner of Northamptonshire. One of the finest Jacobean houses in the country, Apethorpe Hall is steeped in history and it has played host to Queen Elizabeth I, King James I and King Charles […]

London’s new arts club hotels

If you want to combine a good night out with a good night in, then London’s latest hotel group may have the perfect answer. Guest Hotels have launched the world’s first arts club hotels – five London hotels dedicated to the contemporary arts scene. Guests will be treated to an eclectic mix of performance arts […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Learn more about private jet membership with Sentient In Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park: Gora Kadan Tucked away in California’s Carmel Valley is Bernadus Lodge Scotland’s finest hotels and restaurants from Luxury Scotland

Ten years at the top for the owners of Combe House in Devon

Ten years at the top for the owners of Combe House in Devon

Ken and Ruth Hunt are celebrating  ten years as owners of historic Combe House at Gittisham (UK). Combe House is one of Devon’s finest country estates, and under Ruth and Ken’s stewardship it has garnered a well-deserved reputation for excellence and generous hospitality; the 2008 Enjoy England Silver Award for Small Hotel of the Year […]

When is a special offer truly special?

I’ve noticed Malmaison do this a few times now that I thought it’s time I mentioned it. The hotel chain is running a promotion where if you’re 30 years old, you get 30% off… 43 years old and you get 43% off, and so on.   If you’re the grand old age of 100, the […]

ExcelAire expands its fleet

ExcelAire expands its fleet

ExcelAire, one of the United States’ largest private jet charter firms, today announced the addition of its third Legacy 600, a super mid-size executive jet designed for superior comfort and unprecedented reliability. Ideal for intercontinental trips, the Legacy 600 is capable of flying nonstop from New York to London. ExcelAire’s Legacy 600 offers first-class comfort […]

Interview with Adam Healey of VibeAgent

Interview with Adam Healey of VibeAgent

Adam Healey  is CEO at VibeAgent, a site which combines user reviews, meta-search, and social networking to help you find the perfect hotel at the best available rate.   He   co-founded VibeAgent with Charles Seilheimer in 2006 on the back of over ten years of international experience in entrepreneurship, software development, management consulting and […]

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Michael Groux  is  CEO and President of justLUXE Magazine and Founder and CEO of The Privileged Collection brand. justLUXE was launched in the summer of 2004. It resides under the parent company, LUXEmont, a luxury lifestyle publication. justLUXE focuses on the affluent lifestyle of world travelers. The magazine covers, luxury air travel, mega-yachts, fine real […]

One of the largest luxury airport hotels in Europe

One of the largest luxury airport hotels in Europe

Opening next month, the Sofitel London Heathrow is set to become one of the largest luxury airport hotels, meeting and events venues in Europe. Directly connected to the somewhat troubled Terminal 5 via a link-bridge, the 605-bedroom hotel is situated at the heart of one of the most strategically important locations in the UK and […]

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

See your Michelin-starred meal being cooked at five-star Celtic Manor

Luxury hotel Celtic Manor Resort is now giving guests the opportunity to watch their Michelin-starred meal being cooked via a plasma screen at the head of chef’s table for ten! The five-star Celtic Manor Resort, located in the Usk Valley, Wales, has teamed up with The Crown at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, and its Michelin star Chef […]

New 'Gleneagles' has uncertain future

New ‘Gleneagles’ has uncertain future

Taymouth Castle, which was once a holiday haunt of Queen Victoria as well as having featured in the film Mrs. Brown, was to the centrepiece of a £75 million hotel and resort, with aspirations to be on a par with Gleneagles.   Once developed, Four Seasons were going to take over the running of the […]

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