Category: United Kingdom

Hotel du Vin 'cigar shacks'

Hotel du Vin ‘cigar shacks’

Outdoor ‘cigar shacks’ designed by the Bothy Lodge Company – with underfloor heating, WiFi access and shelter from the elements – appear to be Hotel du Vin‘s answer to the new  England smoking ban which came into effect on 1st July 2007. Their hotels at Winchester, Tunbridge Wells, Cheltenham, Henley on Thames and Glasgow all […]

London is getting a new boutique hotel

London is getting a new boutique hotel

By Spring 2008, London will have  a new boutique hotel – The Paddington Park. The project from London Town Hotels will see a £4 million development in the heart of London, on the doorstep of Paddington station. The hotel with have 85 rooms with air conditioning,  large LCD flat screen TV, in room high speed […]

Surf's up with Malmaison

Surf’s up with Malmaison

To celebrate the launch of their new, fresh and shiny website, Malmaison are giving a special rate to all the ‘summer surfers’ out there. Room only rates start from £79, whilst dinner, bed and breakfast rates begin at £125. Malmaison have hotels in Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and, of course, […]

England goes smoke-free!

England goes smoke-free!

England goes smoke-free today, and – in my opinion  - it couldn’t come soon enough.   As of 1st July 2007, nearly all enclosed public spaces in the country will become smoke free.   This includes shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and public transport. For more information, see the Smokefree England website.

Family deals at De Vere

Family deals at De Vere

With De Vere Heritage, a short break is tailor-made for every member of the family, at a price that won’t break the bank. Whether it’s well-earned relaxation, pure escapism or exciting leisure activities you yearn for, De Vere Heritage helps you meet the greatest challenge of all – keep yourself as happy as the kids. […]

Don’t expect any posts today…

I’m in London, attending the Luxury Travel Fair, so don’t expect any posts from me today.   Have a read of the archive or, if you’re looking for something specific, select a category on the right, or use the search facility.   Normal service should resume tomorrow.

Luxury Travel Fair

Luxury Travel Fair

Don’t forget… it’s the Luxury Travel Fair at Olympia, London this week. The event is presented by Condé Nast Traveller, in conjunction with British Airways, and runs from Wednesday 27th to Saturday 29th June 2007.   This is a great event – I hope to be there on the Thursday so maybe I’ll see some […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find your Tuscan soul with Toscana Mia tours A taste of Italy in Baltimore from Sabatino’s Experience Morocco in London: Mamounia Lounge Greece’s new launching K2 Smart Jets

Upgrade with Design Hotels

Upgrade with Design Hotels

More than 30 Design Hotels are offering a Seasonal Spaces promotion, which allows guests to book an automatic upgrade to a higher room or suite category. Participating hotels include the Haymarket Hotel which opened in London last month, the Bel-Ami in Paris, The New Majestic in Singapore, The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland, and others in […]

Yo Sushi at Heathrow Terminal 3

Yo Sushi at Heathrow Terminal 3

Opening today at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminal 3 is Yo Sushi, with seats for 56 people as well as a take-away option. Hot and cold dishes are available, all under £5 and, if you’re running late, you can pre-order your take-away online or by calling +44 (0)8701 90 80 40; the menu is available […]

Renovated luxury in Mayfair, London

Renovated luxury in Mayfair, London

In  January 2008 the German hotel group Althoff Hotels will open the St. James Hotel & Club in Mayfair. The townhouse  hotel, with its 61 rooms and suites, is currently being completely renovated. The Cologne-based group expanded into France with the takeover of Villa Belrose in St. Tropez and now extends its international growth to […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Yacht ownership experiences from Barton & Gray Enter to win The Starwood Grand Tour Low-priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Hire a Ferrari from Red Travel

Charity lunch at Fifteen Cornwall

Charity lunch at Fifteen Cornwall

On  22nd June 2007 Fifteen Cornwall at Newquay’s Watergate Bay would like you to join  them for a charity lunch, hosted by Jamie Oliver. As well as congratulating their trainees on completing the programme, Jamie and the Fifteen Cornwall team will be officially welcoming their second intake of trainees into the restaurant.  Their 4-course menu […]

Iford Arts opera evenings from The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant

Iford Arts opera evenings from The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant

The Bath Priory is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of special packages for exclusive opera evenings to be staged at Iford. In the exquisite small cloister of Iford Manor, operas are performed each summer in a uniquely intimate style in the round, to an audience of 90. The gardens open for […]

2007 Luxury Travel Fair in Olympia, London

Are any of you going to be at the Luxury Travel Fair at Olympia later this month?   If you’re going to be there and would like to meet up, please drop me a note.

New webcam from the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire in London

New webcam from the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire in London

The five star Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel at London’s Leicester Square has had  a new webcam set up.   It has 8 preset views of the area, including close ups of the Odeon cinema for movie premieres, Big Ben & Nelson’s Column, The London Eye, Capital Radio and  Leicester Square Park. You can view the […]

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