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Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

When Marco Polo visited the ancient Chinese city and former capital of the Song dynasty of Hangzhou in the late 13th century, he christened the city: “beyond dispute the finest and noblest in the world.” Part of an old Chinese saying transliterated reads: “there is paradise in heaven, on earth there is Hangzhou,” marking Hangzhou as [...]

A hotel fit for a Wimbledon champion

A hotel fit for a Wimbledon champion

Andy Murray, the reigning Wimbledon champion and the first British winner of the men’s singles Wimbledon Championship for an incredible 77 years, has opened a luxury hotel in Scotland. Cromlix, which is close to the tennis player’s home town of Dunblane, is a 15-room five star luxury hotel with a restaurant overseen by French chef [...]

A waterslide so vast, you can see it from space

A waterslide so vast, you can see it from space

The Chinese government has this morning announced sensational plans to transform a short stretch of the Great Wall of China into a waterslide.  In a massive project that is estimated to cost upwards of 160 million Chinese yuan, the length of wall that spans from 愚人节 to 戏说 will undergo a programme of re-enforcement before being divided [...]

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

3 trips to take with your girlfriends in Southern California

With spring comes the inevitable appetite for renewal–for new life, new wonders and new experiences. Take this changing of seasons as the perfect reason to round up your closest gal pals and explore sunny Southern California. Head for places where you can enjoy the outdoors and let the Golden State’s natural elements work their wonders [...]

Luxury in London, life at Walt Disney World, flying business class with British Airways and reflections on Cuba

Luxury in London, life at Walt Disney World, flying business class with British Airways and reflections on Cuba

Each month myself and a few other luxury travel bloggers highlight our latest travelling exploits as part of a small, select group known as the Luxury Travel Blog Network.  Whilst I wrote a review of my short stay on the outskirts of Cape Town from my trip to South Africa, here’s what the others have [...]

The 3 best European ski resorts for Easter vacations

The 3 best European ski resorts for Easter vacations

Easter is a fantastic time to enjoy a ski break, whatever you skills on the slopes and whatever the location you’re looking to ski in. From the French Alps to Lapland, Revelstoke to Zermatt there’s plenty of fantastic ski resorts to choose from. Of course, the key with skiing in April is to make sure [...]

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

Top 5 museums in the old medina of Marrakech

With a wealth of history, culture and artistic legacy, Marrakech is a treasure trove for history buffs and art lovers alike. Across the city, many of its museums are themselves historic wonders, housed in exceptional palaces and stately buildings that give testament to broad cultural diversity. Read on to discover more about 5 of the [...]

Top 5 luxury safari breakfasts

Top 5 luxury safari breakfasts

Everyone loves breakfast when you’re on holiday – what could be better than having perfectly poached eggs produced for you every morning, followed by delicious fresh tropical fruit and home made muffins. The breakfasts on any luxury safari are bound to wow you and certainly set you up for the day ahead. Often they are [...]

Hutong, Hong Kong – 10th anniversary special menu

Hutong, Hong Kong – 10th anniversary special menu

In an ever-changing city where most restaurants last five or six years, celebrating a 10 year anniversary means you must be doing something right. Hutong, Aqua Restaurant Group’s northern Chinese restaurant just one floor below their flagship restaurant-cum-bar, Aqua, in the sail-shaped One Peking, is a jaw-dropping expansive space with a curved high-ceiling window that [...]

Barnsley Resort: a luxurious love story

Barnsley Resort: a luxurious love story

In the heart of North Georgia lies a couple’s destination resort that defies comparison.  It blends a charming and romantic history with nature, outdoor sports, food, wine, and a healthy dose of pampering. You will not find a comparable southern experience, and it is Georgia’s best kept secret.  Sixty miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort [...]

5 weird and wonderful world festivals

5 weird and wonderful world festivals

Looking for a weird and wonderful event? There are hundreds of exciting, odd and – well, plain silly – festivals around the world providing any excuse for a celebration.  Here are five weird and wonderful festivals that you definitely won’t be disappointed with.  If you have more to add, then please leave a comment! Fallas [...]

3 stylish new hotels on Mallorca

3 stylish new hotels on Mallorca

Mallorca’s choice of chic luxury accommodation continues to grow, with several new hotels opening during 2014. For a spring break this year, check out the following three new hotels in different areas of the Spanish island. In the capital, Palma de Mallorca, Boutique Hotel Can Alomar opens on 1st May 2014, in a renovated 19th [...]

Beat the end of season blues – book next Winter’s ski trip now

Beat the end of season blues – book next Winter’s ski trip now

As winter draws to a close, some people may already be packing away their ski gear and turning their thoughts to swimming, sailing, cycling and sun. Others however, may already be looking forward to next winter, and taking advantage of some of the early booking offers which seem to be landing in our in boxes [...]

Top 5 places to visit via water taxi in Venice

Top 5 places to visit via water taxi in Venice

There’s nothing like taking a private water taxi service in Venice to many of the key destinations around the island and the outlying islands. Water taxis are the luxury limousines of Venice with beautifully crafted wooden ships, leather upholstered interiors and rich details. Not only are you getting off quickly to various locations around Venice, [...]

Recipe of the week: Chic mini arancini

Recipe of the week: Chic mini arancini

Bring the flavours of Sicily to your next cocktail party by preparing its signature dish of cheese wrapped in fried panko breadcrumb risotto. Named after Arancina, the Italian word for the golden little oranges they resemble, these mini arancine can be assembled quickly and can be prepared ahead of time. These little cheese pops will [...]

The stylish and spirited beauty of Barcelona, Prague and  New York

The stylish and spirited beauty of Barcelona, Prague and New York

Spring, Summer, and Fall. Each is beautiful in its own right, and all seem to be a time when a longing for traveling abroad emerges, wanderlust is rekindled, and a yearning grows to awaken in those places that have been but a dream. To sate your desire to roam, StyleHotels recommends three of the world’s most stylish and [...]

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