Category: Hotels

5 romantic hotels for 'The Kiss' in Edinburgh

5 romantic hotels for 'The Kiss' in Edinburgh

One of the world’s best-known romantic works of art is sure to attract loved-up couples to the city of Edinburgh over the coming year. Rodin’s sculpture The Kiss is on loan from Tate Britain to the Scottish National Gallery from 2nd February 2013 to 2nd February 2014. Auguste Rodin’s famous marble sculpture (completed in 1904), is
Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years
Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

Luxury in the La Rioja region: drink, bathe and play in the finest Spanish wines

When you think about it, Spain is a bit bonkers. They host the world’s largest annual tomato fight (La Tomatina), their national sport is bullfighting, they celebrate festivities by building human towers and every year, they release angry bulls into the narrow streets of Pamplona whilst willing participants run for their lives. It doesn’t sound
3 of Thailand's top luxury hideaways you won't want to miss

3 of Thailand's top luxury hideaways you won't want to miss

Thailand stands out as one of the largest and most beautiful countries in Southeastern Asia and has become a must-visit place for many budding travellers. The country is of course famous for its wonderful history, rich culture, stunning beaches and impressive landmarks, but few take advantage of their hidden yet luxurious hotels. As with many
The House of Mutt - a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt - a new luxury hotel for your dog

The House of Mutt is a new luxury hotel… for your dog. Situated at Thetford and less than 2 hours from London, this is a place where conscientious pet owners who want to get away but can’t bear the thought of a beloved furry companion suffering in a cold concrete kennel can leave their dogs and
Extravagance in the Alps: 4 of Europe's most luxurious ski lodges

Extravagance in the Alps: 4 of Europe's most luxurious ski lodges

Skiing can be a pretty glamorous experience from the outset (if you ignore the pulled muscles and slushy boots of course), but if you’re heading out to the slopes this season and want to go the extra mile when it comes to accommodation, then you may be in need of some inspiration. Whether you’re looking
The top 3 festivals to experience in India's most colourful state

The top 3 festivals to experience in India's most colourful state

Rajasthan is affectionately referred to as India’s ‘Colourful State’, and at no time are these colours more vivid and bright than during a festival. Majestic Rajasthan celebrates scores of festivals each year, yet there are three that stand out. From beautifully embellished saris during Diwali, to camel racing in Pushkar, Rajasthan is the ideal destination to
A brush with art in Palma de Mallorca

A brush with art in Palma de Mallorca

Many artists have been inspired by Mallorca’s spectacular scenery and clarity of light, and travellers to the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands will find art in abundance here – from dramatic sculptures on road roundabouts, to a local artist’s paintings for sale on the walls of a village café. For serious collectors or art
Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite of the week: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection, InterContinental London Park Lane

Suite name: Royal Suite & By Appointment Collection Hotel: InterContinental London Park Lane, London, UK Size of accommodation: 196.7 square metres Cost per night: from £10,000 What makes it special: Attention is in every detail of the glamorous design that blends styles from Her Majesty’s early life to the present. The Royal Suite celebrates to the hotel’s location on the site of
The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

The top 5 luxury golf resorts in Ireland

Ireland is renowned for having some of the best golf courses in the world, designed by the famous names of the past and the present. Golfers flock to the links courses that dazzle the coastline and the parklands that cover a landscape boasting 40 shades of green. Luxury golf is not difficult to find here, but
3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

When people picture a luxury vacation, Utah isn’t always the first place that comes to mind. The truth is, however, a ski trip to Utah can allow you to be active in the outdoors as well as enjoy world-class dining, superior accommodations and pampering spa treatments. For those who want one of the country’s best
The best resort in the world

The best resort in the world

The Oberoi Udaivilas was ranked as ‘The Best Resort in the World’ by the Readers Service Award 2012. Last year alone, it was also recognized by Condè Nast readers as the ‘Top Hotel in India’, and the ‘Top Hotel in Asia’ by the readers of Travel and Leisure. The Oberoi Udavilas is nestled on the banks
3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

3 luxury inspirational painting holidays

As the artist Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Have you ever had that feeling? The feeling of how you would love to paint, perhaps just for your own enjoyment, perhaps to develop a talent or just for the fun of
5 of the best luxury hotels in Morocco

5 of the best luxury hotels in Morocco

If the idea of wafting about in a colourful caftan as the sun sets over palm studded desert appeals, then do as Talitha Getty did and make for Marrakech. A city steeped in culture and history – where private indulgence sidles up alongside authentic local experience – it’s a city that satisfies both the curious
The Caribbean’s best kept secrets

The Caribbean’s best kept secrets

The Caribbean is a fantastic winter sun destination with average temperatures on most of the islands sitting above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These perfect weather conditions make for ideal sunbathing weather and as such, interest in the Caribbean tends to surge around this kind of time. Whilst many of the leading branded resorts like Sandals and Beaches will
Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

Enjoy a little luxury as the Tour de France visits the island of beauty this Summer

This year the Tour de France celebrates its 100th birthday. The first three stages will take place in Corsica at the end of June and will cover 500 kilometres of some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes you will find anywhere. This is the first time the famous cycling race has visited Corsica sparking