Author Archive for Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel 'Best Travel Influencer' Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted "one of the world's best travel blogs" and "best for luxury" by The Daily Telegraph.

New luxury hotel opens in Doha in time for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

New luxury hotel opens in Doha in time for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

European-born brand, Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts, has today debuted its first Qatar hotel as Le Royal Méridien Doha welcomes its first guests.
Why Ireland should be your next Summer destination

Why Ireland should be your next Summer destination

If your vision of an ideal summer vacation starts with breathtaking landscapes, welcoming communities, and an ancient culture rich with fascinating history, Ireland is for you.
Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) becomes part of the Accor portfolio

Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) becomes part of the Accor portfolio

Queen Elizabeth 2 is to become a landmark property for the MGallery brand from Accor, and for Dubai overall.
10 of the most breathtakingly scenic places in South America

10 of the most breathtakingly scenic places in South America

Wherever you go in the world, there are breathtaking sites to see. In terms of beauty, the continent of South America is second to none.
Suite of the week: Spa Suite, Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA

Suite of the week: Spa Suite, Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts, USA

Experience luxury and grandeur the New England way, just steps from the sea at Chatham Bars Inn, one of Cape Cod’s most beloved destinations.
New ultra-luxury yacht club set to compete with Monaco and the Caribbean

New ultra-luxury yacht club set to compete with Monaco and the Caribbean

AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development located along Saudi Arabia’s north-western coast, has revealed its iconic design for the new Triple Bay Yacht Club, set to compete with Monaco and the Caribbean.
Suite of the week: Presidential Suite, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite, Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

The Presidential Suite at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun provides offers an opportunity to indulge in luxury.
The best stands at this year's Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

The best stands at this year's Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

I was honoured to be on the judging panel for the best stands at this year's Arabian Travel Market where the SAUDIA stand was crowned as winner of the Best Stand Design.
Tomorrowland to open magical desert destination Terra Solis in Dubai

Tomorrowland to open magical desert destination Terra Solis in Dubai

Tomorrowland, one of the most iconic music festivals in the world, is set to open Terra Solis, a brand-new unique desert destination in Dubai.
SAUDIA launch brand new in-flight entertainment system

SAUDIA launch brand new in-flight entertainment system

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has officially revealed its brand-new in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, Beyond, during Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022, which started today, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new IFE system will further transform SAUDIA’s onboard experience with over 5,000 hours of HD content, including, but not limited to, Western and Eastern films and
Suite of the week: Presidential Suite - Terrace Hot Tub, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, Spain

Suite of the week: Presidential Suite - Terrace Hot Tub, Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla, Spain

This luxury suite features a stunning terrace, with a personal hot tub with magnificent views of Seville’s Magdalena Plaza.
Suite of the week: The Rainforest Suite, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler BC, Canada

Suite of the week: The Rainforest Suite, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler BC, Canada

Overlooking Whistler Mountain, this 1,415 sq ft show-stopper pairs modern luxury with rustic alpine comfort on the shores of Nita Lake.
Review: Gusto Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester, UK

Review: Gusto Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester, UK

Our review of Gusto Restaurant, Deansgate, Manchester, UK
Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK

Short stay: Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK

Our review of the Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester, UK
Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

Suite of the week: Grand Riad, Royal Mansour Marrakech, Morocco

The Grand Riad is the ultimate immersion in Marrakech, where the guest is transported into a magical medina.
Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales

Short stay: Brook Cottage Shepherd Huts, near Pwllheli, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales

If you've been following the BBC series 'Interior Design Masters', you may already inadvertantly know about the site of our latest short stay review.