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Beat the winter blues with a day out worth talking about!

Dont let the cooler weather keep you trapped indoors – enjoy great days out with English Heritage this winter. Over 300 of our properties are open over winter and look most spectacular in a dusting of snow! Click here to find out which sites are open in your area.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Venice’s first design hotel: Ca’Pisani Book online with Luxury Holidays Direct Kids are welcome at Driftwood in Blighty’s Famous 5 country One of the UK’s most exclusive travel agencies: Earth

Silverjet opt for Champneys spa products

From tomorrow,  a range of Champneys spa products will be available in Silverjet‘s  Silver Lounges and onboard their aircraft. The onboard bathrooms will feature Champneys Skin Comforting Hand Wash and Skin Comforting Hand and Body Lotion, whilst the terminal shower areas will be stocked with Watermint Showergel. In addition to this, each customer will receive […]

Seduction at St. Regis

Seduction at St. Regis

Embrace romance in an alluring setting where even the smallest gesture creates indelible memories. Celebrate with Champagne, and wake up to breakfast in bed surrounded by the scent of fresh flowers. Participating St. Regis Hotels & Resorts include the St. Regis Hotel, New York, St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome, The Lanesborough, St. Regis Hotel, Beijing […]

Very Sivilised Sale

Very Sivilised Sale

Very Sivilised Sale fares are now available from business class only airline Silverjet for travel up to 5th January 2009. The sale ends 31st January 2008, so book now to take advantage of £879 return fares to New York and Dubai.  The sale is unique  as flights are changeable for a small fee.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo package from Gleneagles

Edinburgh Military Tattoo package from Gleneagles

Tickets for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August always sell out in record time. However, for those looking to experience this unique event, The Gleneagles Hotel, one of Scotland’s most famous,  is offering an exclusive residential Edinburgh Tattoo package. Guests get to enjoy drinks and canapés prior to departure from Gleneagles, coach transfers to and […]

Free Champagne for Leaders Club members

Free Champagne for Leaders Club members

Each year  The Leading Hotels of the World  select the winners of the prestigious Leaders Club Awards based on  user feedback. To commemorate these special accolades, all three honourees for 2007 will be offering a bottle of Champagne any time  Leaders Club members  stay with them until 31st March 2008.   As for the winners, […]

Win a pamper break at Babington House

Win a pamper break at Babington House

Win a luxurious two-night stay at stylish and sexy Babington House in Somerset, plus indulgent Cowshed spa treatments. Cowshed is a pionerring range of truly therapeutic, lifestyle bath and body products handmade with natural ingredients.   To be in with a chance, just get frisky (ahem… that’s a not-so-subtle  tip-off on the competition answer, by […]

The new European Capital of Culture: Liverpool

The new European Capital of Culture: Liverpool

At precisely 20:08 GMT this evening, the city of Liverpool in the UK will begin celebrating its European Capital of Culture status in the company of some 600 performers and a centrepiece performance by Ringo Starr.   The year-long title could bring the city as much as £50m in tourism revenue alone.   The last […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailor-made holidays from Bridge & Wickers Join the posh set at New York’s  Monmouth Park Stay at a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Dublin Ski and short stays in Tokyo/Kyoto from Ski in Japan

Natural Retreats get planning permission to expand in the Dales

Natural Retreats get planning permission to expand in the Dales

Natural Retreats is proud to announce that 9 new retreats are to be built at their Yorkshire Dales site. The new  properties are set to be completed by early July 2008 and will bring the total complement to 19. Natural Retreats combine the highest levels of luxury and sensitive development with some of  the most […]

Japanese ski resort gives its name to a new Mazda MX5

Japanese ski resort gives its name to a new Mazda MX5

A Japanese ski resort on the island of Hokkaido, Niseko, is curiously behind a new Mazda MX5 that is about to be on sale in the UK. Only 240 soft tops and 560 roadsters of this limited edition Mazda will be on sale from 1st January 2008, with entry level prices starting from £17,995. Niseko […]

The Draycott offers complimentary tickets to Neil LaBute's latest plays

The Draycott offers complimentary tickets to Neil LaBute’s latest plays

One of London’s favourite boutique hotels, The Draycott is standing by its traditional affiliation with the theatre by offering guests the chance to catch the UK premiere of Neil LaBute‘s exciting new plays, Helter Skelter/Land of the Dead at The Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush. In two stunning companion pieces, award-winning playwright, screen writer and film […]

London's Waterloo Brasserie

London’s Waterloo Brasserie

The Waterloo Brasserie is the latest upmarket restaurant to grace the London scene. Situated on Waterloo Road, opposite Waterloo station and The Old Vic Theatre, it is the latest venture by the team behind Chelsea’s successful Cheyne Walk Brasserie, a former Victorian pub. WB, as it is affectionately known, is open from 8am ’til late, […]

Trump's Scottish golf resort to head for Northern Ireland?

Trump’s Scottish golf resort to head for Northern Ireland?

A day doesn’t seem to go buy without some media publicity surrounding  Donald  Trump’s latest golfing resort, which was originally intended for Scotland.   Following rejection there, the latest speculation is that he might be taking it to Northern Ireland. Bloomberg  reports that he has signed an option to buy a piece of land in […]

Trump's plans in Scotland scuppered

Trump’s plans in Scotland scuppered

You may recall me reporting that Donald Trump had his plans for a $2.1 billion golf course approved.   Well… not any more.   The plans have been rejected by Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee and this takes precedence over the earlier decision. An appeal to Scottish government ministers is a possibility, but Trump might also […]

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