Category: Spas & Pampering

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Savour the sound of silence at Mallorca’s Castell Son Claret

Magaluf’s infamous reputation as a party-hard resort should not put you off discovering what the rest of the beautiful island of Mallorca has to offer. The luxury market is a growing (and lucrative) one on Mallorca - which boasts hotels under the Jumeirah, St Regis, and Marriott brands, and will have a Park Hyatt from 2015. But there has […]

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

A lady never tells her age, but I will divulge that although this grande dame is the oldest hotel in Asia (her looks have held up exceedingly well) you can still count on your stay at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok to provide unsurpassed excellence in style, comfort and service. The Oriental (as the locals refer […]

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

Award-winning destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, has added three new Tibetan experiences to its extensive spa menu. According to ancient Tibetan texts, the human body is based on five cosmic elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements need to be in harmony for good health to flourish. After significant research in the […]

A luxury itinerary for Carlsbad, California

A luxury itinerary for Carlsbad, California

For those looking for a luxury beach getaway, the coastal city of Carlsbad, right outside of San Diego, can provide exactly what you need. From upscale restaurants to opulent boutique hotels to world-class spas, this city has much to offer the traveler who wants to experience the finer things in life as well as local […]

 3 designer hotels for sweet Californian dreaming

3 designer hotels for sweet Californian dreaming

From the white sandy shores of La Jolla beach, to Napa Valley, and to the most spectacular views over the San Francisco Bay; it’s all about sweet, relaxing Californian dreaming in designer, luxury style. Here are three designer hotels to be found in California, each chosen for their unique designer feel. Hotel La Jolla, La […]

A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

A closer look at the Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali

With Bali airport just a 20 minute drive away, the 5 star Grand Mirage Resort and Thalasso Bali can be conveniently found on a gorgeous white sand beach (at the tip of the Nusa Dua beach), set in beautifully landscaped gardens in the village of Tanjung Benoa.  This luxury resort has 301 stylish guest rooms, […]

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast is decadence itself. It is the place to visit if you like swimming in sparkling bays, strolling around romantic fishing villages, eating incredible food and soaking up stunning scenery. Having spent the majority of the last 20 years on the Italian coast I feel ready to share my knowledge about the […]

Special feature: The West Bay Club & Spa, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, UK

Special feature: The West Bay Club & Spa, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, UK

Our recent trip to the Isle of Wight was our first, but one we were very much looking forward to. There are a number of ways to reach the island but we opted for the ferry crossing from Lymington to Yarmouth, since we were heading for the West Bay Club and Spa between Yarmouth and […]

5 of the world's best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

5 of the world’s best luxury destinations for Spring skiing

With blue skies, soft snow and pleasant temperatures, spring is arguably the best time of year for a ski vacation. These top destinations add lively culture and unique experiences that appeal to storm chasers and social skiers alike, so here are our 5 best luxury destinations for Spring skiing: L’Escape Killy, France A vast area encompassing the resorts of Tignes […]

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

8 ingredients for the coolest vacation home

Everyone has their own recipe for the dream holiday rental. For some it is a sun-quenched, beach side villa, or a chalet nestled between snow covered mountains and a picturesque village, and for others a secluded cottage in the beautiful countryside ticks all the boxes. Yet it is often the little (or big) extras that […]

2 charming hotels for your next luxury trip to Tuscany

2 charming hotels for your next luxury trip to Tuscany

As you may know, many of Italy’s most beautiful and amazing venues are in Tuscany – a region in the centre of the country where art cities with breathtaking views and romantic landscapes are a natural masterpiece. Booking a luxury relais in this dream-like region is the main trend now, with wellness and comfort in […]

The former private retreat of the heiress to the Ferrari fortune

The former private retreat of the heiress to the Ferrari fortune

Originally the private retreat of an Italian duchess and heir to the Ferrari fortune, guests feel like royalty at this intimate, elegant 29-room boutique property. Nestled between the azure Caribbean Sea and the virgin jungle, Hotel Esencia is set on 50-acres of lush, manicured gardens and features the world-class organic Aroma spa, which is virtually […]

Mother & daughter package from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan

Mother & daughter package from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan

The Hotel Principe di Savoia, the Dorchester Collection’s Milanese property, is celebrating International Woman’s Day and Mothers’ Day in March by launching a special ‘Mother & Daughter Package’ in honour of the female members of the family. The package offers female guests a visit to the world famous opera house, La Scala, a shuttle service […]

3 great ideas for a luxury break in Paris

3 great ideas for a luxury break in Paris

Located a few steps away from the world famous landmarks of the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées Avenue is the luxury five star Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel. This state-of-the-art hotel was designed by Christian de Portzamparc. The ultra-luxurious hotel has an amazing architectural design which will surely leave you spell-bound. It comprises […]

A luxury ski trip in New York's Catskill region

A luxury ski trip in New York’s Catskill region

While the Catskills has a very simple, rustic feel, there are sumptuous experiences nestled within the region, especially for the avid skier. Opulent accommodations, relaxing spas and gourmet restaurants await you amongst beautiful landscape and country scenery. To help skiers plan their ultimate luxury getaway, here are some great suggestions: Hunter Mountain & Kaatskill Mountain […]

Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Here’s an offer not to miss if you travel as a family. If guests travel with children, then as long as they are staying in the same villa as their parents at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa - they stay, play and eat for free. The Maldives is a stunning tropical destination, a country made up […]

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