Category: Hotels

Short stay: Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire, UK

Short stay: Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire, UK

Two centuries on from its naming as Rookery Hall, the rooks still fly over 38 acres of grounds, waddle across the terrace and perch on the handsome Georgian mansion built back in 1816. Yet, there is an air of the Loire valley to this grand sandstone and grey slate property. When Baron Von Schroeder purchased […]

Short stay: Homewood Hotel and Spa, Bath, UK

Short stay: Homewood Hotel and Spa, Bath, UK

Homewood, in ten bucolic acres of lawns and soaring trees, brings relaxed but stylish Mediterranean living to the rural village of Freshford: palms, olive trees in deep terracotta planters, Goddess sculptures and modernist art. It’s a sensuous taste of the Côte d’Azur slotted between the rivers Avon and Frome. The Mediterranean theme is apt, given […]

Short stay: The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK

Short stay: The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK

The Swan Hotel is a former sixteenth-century coaching inn that has been extended to become virtually a Lake District resort. Ivy grows on whitewashed walls that overlook the five arches of the narrow 1651 Newby Bridge. Meanwhile the River Leven that sedately flows towards Lake Windermere. After flooding in December 2015, The Swan Hotel rose […]

Oceanfront in Cape Town

Oceanfront in Cape Town

There is no denying that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In no small part thanks to her position, languishing on the shores of the southern Atlantic. From the heart of the city to the far reaches of the Cape Peninsula rugged mountain backdrops are hemmed in by the […]

5 luxury hotels that should not be missed on a trip through Switzerland

5 luxury hotels that should not be missed on a trip through Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the countries considered safe for tourists in the current pandemic. Not only for its excellent medical care but also for its stunning, dramatic landscapes and seclusion. If you are seeking tranquillity, and spectacular scenery, from historic towns and contemporary cities, wildflower meadows, to rugged mountain landscapes and Swiss traditions. You definitely […]

A local's recommendations for a luxury escape to wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

A local’s recommendations for a luxury escape to wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

I consider myself a very lucky woman to be living in one of the most beautiful places in the world in my humble opinion. I live in Niagara, Ontario, Canada and as some of you may or may not be aware this is wine country. Niagara Peninsula is the largest wine producing region in the […]

Iberostar Anthelia in Tenerife

How hotel chains will look after us once we return

With thoughts slowly returning to being able to enjoy an overseas holiday once again, many may be concerned about how they will be looked after once they arrive at their hotel. We have looked into just three popular hotel chains to see what measures they have introduced with your safety, and well-being, in mind. Of […]

Hyatt third night free promotion - worldwide!

Hyatt third night free promotion – worldwide!

Hyatt Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains worldwide, with almost 900 hotels. While the chain has focused on cooperate travel, meetings, and events in the past, a change has taken place in the last two years. Hyatt has set itself the goal of stepping into the luxury segment and is now focused more […]

What is the hotel experience like now and after COVID-19?

What is the hotel experience like now and after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially changed our lives for the past months. During the lockdown, we all drastically missed our freedom – and even more the freedom to travel. But easing around the globe is slowly beginning with the prospect of resuming, reasonable normality once again. The pandemic has affected the entire world, and every […]

Why Kraków is Eastern Europe's new go-to destination

Why Kraków is Eastern Europe’s new go-to destination

Eastern Europe has seen vast abundances of new tourism in the last decade, with the region stepping out of its ex-Soviet shadow to announce itself to the world. With both vivid colour and vibrancy, Europe’s cultured east is the globe’s new extravagant phoenix rising out of the ashes. Eastern Europe is seasoned with brilliance, with […]

5 intimate places to stay in Ecuador when you can travel again

5 intimate places to stay in Ecuador when you can travel again

As we wait in anticipation for the world to return to some normality, we must follow all the recommendations to stay safe and aid in tourism’s recovery. We are here to support you by keeping our hopes up through optimism and motivation, and we do so by giving you the chance to plan your next […]

Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

Memories of a luxury getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand

This is certainly an historic time we are living in; none of us have ever experienced anything like a pandemic before and we are all trying to get through this period of uncertainty the best we possibly can. Here in Canada we are completing week six of our state of emergency; it seems everywhere you […]

The 5 best family lodges in Tanzania

The 5 best family lodges in Tanzania

As we know, holiday plans around the world are on hold at the moment due to Covid-19. What better way to get through these troubling times, than to look forward to when this is all over and we can take that family holiday we have been dreaming of. I cannot think of many better countries […]

'Hotels Joining Hands' during COVID-19

‘Hotels Joining Hands’ during COVID-19

The travel industry has been devastated by COVID-19 with both international and local travel having come to a standstill in many places around the world as people deal with the direct and indirect problems caused by this pandemic. Most people have now accepted that the path to recovery will be long and testing and the […]

Earth's top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Earth’s top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Further to my last post about travelling sustainably when we can travel again, this post highlights my Top 5 favourite accommodation providers that take sustainability seriously, both in their design and construction, and their daily practices. Kasiiya Tented Camp, Costa Rica The latest eco-luxe camp in the Americas, the forest and wildlife have top priority […]

How to explore Australia with Accor once travel restrictions are lifted

How to explore Australia with Accor once travel restrictions are lifted

It’s hard to escape the turmoil that the world is in right now and the uncertainty that we all face. But rest assured, one thing is sure… the travel industry will bounce back. And when it does, Accor will be waiting to welcome you. If your travels happen to take you to Australia, here are […]