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… Live London by Plaza on the River Marvel at  the Aegean from Mykonos’  Theoxenia Hotel Save precious time with the JetCard Plan your Hayward’s Sustainable Safari

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Quirky facts about Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. Ten years on, the luxury collection consists of ten hotels in ten key cities across Europe, with two new hotels due to open this summer (The Charles Hotel in Munich and Le Richemond in Geneva). Here are some quirky facts about the group’s ten hotels: The […]

Scottish seafood night at The Linen Room, Dumfries

Scottish seafood night at The Linen Room, Dumfries

Next week you can sample the best of Scottish cuisine at the only fine dining experience in Dumfries. On 7th June 2007, The Linen Room is holding a Scottish seafood night.   This promises to be an enjoyable evening out at a restaurant hotly tipped to receive a second Michelin star in 2008. (It was […]

Blythswood Square, Glasgow

Blythswood Square, Glasgow

The Town House Company‘s new Glasgow Hotel has now officially been named ‘Blythswood Square’. The hotel is due to open in March 2008. When complete, the Georgian building will have 88 luxury bedrooms and will incorporate many aspects of the original building.   It will also house a state-of-the art spa and extensive conference facilities.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Feel the difference at Vila Bicuda, Portugal Rainforest walks Aussie style  with On The Wallaby Luxury shopping like nowhere else: Shop West End Eat at Lisbon’s trendy Terreiro do Paco

Cutty Sark ravaged by fire

Cutty Sark ravaged by fire

It’s a sad day for tourism in the UK.   This morning the popular  Greenwich attraction ‘The Cutty Sark‘ – a landmark for London Marathon runners and commonly regarded as one of the most important ships in the world – was ravaged by fire.   Built in 1869, it was one of the last tea […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at London’s new Langtry’s Restaurant Maldives beach bungalows from Dhoni Mighili Discover stylish hideaways from Santikios Hotels Why not Visit Finland?

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Good news for US citizens visiting Europe

Small Luxury Hotels has renewed  its guaranteed dollar rate promotion. Book a stay at a participating hotel and you’ll get either a guaranteed dollar rate or fixed conversion, which can offer savings over typical prices in Euros or local currency. Participating hotels include the Dorset Square Hotel in London, the Hotel san Regis in Paris, […]

Pay homage to Dom Perignon's latest vintage

Pay homage to Dom Perignon’s latest vintage

Dom Perignon is synonymous with luxury and extravagance and is the prestige cuvée of the famous Moet et Chandon Champagne house. But, did you know that the name itself originates from a 17th century monk, Pierre Perignon who is regarded as the earliest developer of sparkling wines by the Champagne method? Moet et Chandon began […]

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silversea Film Festival aboard Silver Shadow

Silver Shadow will depart New York on the 22nd May 2007 and head across the Atlantic to Southampton on a 16-day long voyage, calling at Boston, Halifax, the Azores, Cork, Waterford, and Plymouth. Aboard the vessel as guest of honour will be John Cleese, actor and comedian; he’ll be hosting the Silversea Film Festival  featuring […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hadleigh boutique accommodation in Christchurch, NZ Hotels of distinction from Welsh Rarebits Learn to cook at the Villa San Michele, Italy Private luxury from Fiji’s The  Wakaya Club

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2007

I’m pleased to learn that a vessel that I did voluntary work on back in my school days has received the award for the UK’s best large tourist attraction.   Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s  SS Great Britain in Bristol picked up the accolade at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence. The full list of Gold Award […]

St. George's Day with Enjoy England

St. George’s Day with Enjoy England

It’s St. George’s Day on 23rd April 2007. To get some great ideas for days out and special offers over the weekend and on St. George’s Day, visit this page from EnjoyEngland.com. Whether you’re seeking dragon-slaying celebrations or just a quiet weekend away, let us know your plans!

Dine free at Linthwaite House Hotel, Windermere, UK

To celebrate their 3 AA Rosettes award this year, Linthwaite House Hotel is  bringing back  its incredibly popular “Dine Free” offer. Simply pay their normal bed and breakfast rates and for each night of your stay  they will include their 4 course evening meal with canapés, coffee and petit fours at no charge. (Normally £47 […]

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

Easter Bank Holiday events with English Heritage

If you still haven’t decided what to do for Easter,  English Heritage  have a fun packed programme of events planned over the Easter bank holiday weekend, ranging from traditional Easter egg hunts to medieval knights’ trails at historic sites across the country. Fed up with Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs?  They’ve put together Bank Holiday […]

Easter at Malmaison

Easter at Malmaison

Easter is upon us.   “A time for treats, bunnies and chocoholic indulgence” as Malmaison put it. They’re offering accommodation on  a room only basis from just £75 ( £120 in London) and dinner, bed and breakfast from £120 ( £170 in London) throughout the festive period. Can I  your Easter travel plans  hatching…?

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