Category: United Kingdom

Culloden Estate and Spa opens new wing

Culloden Estate and Spa opens new wing

Belfast’s 5-star  Culloden Estate and Spa  opens a wing of 26 bedrooms this month, bringing the property’s total to 105 rooms.  Half the bedrooms overlook the formal gardens, and the remainder face the Belfast Lough. The style is sympathetic to the original Culloden House.

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

Leap Year Proposal Package from The Mayfair

The Mayfair Hotel in London, a recently  refurbished Radisson Edwardian hotel  has a package aimed at women wanting to pop the question to their loved ones.   Of course, this is traditionally done on the 29th February and so they are offering a  Leap Year Proposal Package, assisted by a ‘Proposal Butler’ who will help […]

Iconic gardens at Chiswick saved by Heritage Lottery fund

Iconic gardens at Chiswick saved by Heritage Lottery fund

This spring is set to see work start on restoring the gardens at London’s  Chiswick House, following the announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund of a 7.6 million pound award. The money will put to end years of decline for the gardens, with the project seeing them restored with new paths, trees, cafe and lavatories.

A seaside romance in Scotland

A seaside romance in Scotland

What better way to pamper your sweetheart than with a Valentine’s stay in a luxurious room or suite at the Old Course Hotel.   Following a glass of Champagne and canapes on your arrival to the resort, you’ll both have time to relax in the thermal suite or rooftop hot tub in the Kohler Waters […]

Doon St Tower - a towering mistake for London's skyline?

Doon St Tower – a towering mistake for London’s skyline?

A Public Inquiry opens next week into proposals for a 144m high residential tower on a site immediately behind the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. The Secretary of State to refuse planning permission for the scheme because of the serious damage it will cause to the capital’s heritage.   What’s your take on Doon […]

One of the most romantic retreats in Scotland?

One of the most romantic retreats in Scotland?

With Valentines around the corner, and if you’ve left it to the last minute, you’re no doubt frantically looking for somewhere to stay. If you’re in the UK, then why not  consider Pool House Hotel? This hotel  in Poolewe is consistently listed amongst the most romantic retreats in the UK. Originally the home of Osgood […]

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

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