Category: Hotels

Marbella Heights Hotel: Balinese style and Mediterranean comforts

Marbella Heights Hotel: Balinese style and Mediterranean comforts

Discovering luxury from a stay abroad can mean many things: opulent design, indulgent amenities or the mere pleasure of peaceful tranquillity. Set amongst the rolling hills, olive groves and rugged mountains of Andalucía, The Marbella Heights Hotel uniquely combines all three, creating a divine recipe for all luxury-lovers. With rose-coloured stone and terracotta turrets, this
Special feature: The Chester Residence, Edinburgh, UK

Special feature: The Chester Residence, Edinburgh, UK

We have just returned from a very relaxing stay at The Chester Residence in Edinburgh, Scotland, where we stayed in a 2-bedroomed Mews Apartment (apartment 7/2 on Rothesay Place). The Chester Residence consists of 4 Georgian townhouses in a peaceful location and yet just a short walk from Edinburgh’s many attractions and shops. We arrived

Cruel hotel 'ghost' joke

Forgive me because I don’t know the name of the hotel but I think it’s in Madrid… anyway, even if your Spanish isn’t up to much, you’ll soon get the idea – clearly someone has a rather warped sense of humour!
Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Giraffe Manor: the Kenyan hotel overrun by giraffes

Situated in the heart of the Kenyan bush you’ll discover the unique hotel of Giraffe Manor. Surrounded by 140 square acres of indigenous bush, Giraffe Manor may seem a little out of the way but in reality it’s only a 20 kilometres drive from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The Manor – which was built in
A fine Chianti classic

A fine Chianti classic

As you wind your way up through the canopy of twisted oaks and slopes, filled with olive trees and vines you’ll begin to hear the strains of Puccini in your ears. Arriving at a the tiny Tuscan village of Moncioni, drop your bags in the cool welcoming lobby before scurrying out onto the lavender-filled terrace
19 of the world's sexiest hotels

19 of the world's sexiest hotels

Just two weeks after The Luxury Travel Bible issued a press release with its top 10 sexiest hotels in the world for Valentine’s, I’ve been sent an email by Tripadvisor with their own top 10 sexy hotels.  Perhaps not surprisingly, there aren’t many that are common to both lists.   Here are the two lists:
New hotel takes pride of place on Hong Kong's waterfront

New hotel takes pride of place on Hong Kong's waterfront

Exuding effortless style and with views overlooking Victoria Harbour, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus will be the boutique hotel of choice for sophisticated travellers. Scheduled to open in mid-March, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is set to become a new Hong Kong landmark. Ideally located in Connaught Road West, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is within
Great opportunity for tennis fans in Zurich

Great opportunity for tennis fans in Zurich

This year, tennis legends Tim Henman and Pete Sampras are joining the BNP Paribas Zurich Open for the first time. Their inclusion makes the Open one of the top fields on the ATP Champions Tour as they play alongside the likes of John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg, Goran Ivanisevic and Henri Leconte, all hitting Zurich next week

Turkey with all the trimmings for Easter

Turkey specialist Exclusive Escapes is opening its Kalkan programme for the Easter holidays, from 16th April 2011, including a range of hi spec private villas with pools and the Kalkan Regency boutique hotel. This news should appeal to hard working singles and parents, since as the Easter weekend is followed by the Royal Wedding and
Living luxury on a New York City vacation

Living luxury on a New York City vacation

My friends and I like to play “what if” games, and lately one query that seems to keep resurfacing is this: if you could take an über luxurious, no holds-barred vacation, where would you go? A private beach in the South Pacific? A chateau tucked into the French Alps? A month-long African safari? It’s an
The most luxurious places in Northern Tuscany: Riviera-Versilia

The most luxurious places in Northern Tuscany: Riviera-Versilia

Versilia Riviera, set on the Northern Tuscany coast, has become a favourite retreat for celebrities and wealthy vacationers. Its reputation dates to the 1960s, when industrialists made wealthy by a booming economy chose Versilia as a place to get away – followed soon thereafter by the Prince and Princess of Piedmont, who eventually chose Viareggio’s

Paint the town red with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Shoe shopping, Champagne, an iconic five-star hotel, manicures and pedicures and lunch in one of London’s hottest restaurants. What more can a girl ask for? Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London and Christian Louboutin have joined forces to create the ‘Paint the Town Red’ package – the ultimate treat. Guests will be able to check in to
5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

For some, the ‘perfect holiday’ involves relaxing and getting away from the stresses of modern life. For those people, staying in a luxury hotel is a great way of achieving this. Whilst this certainly isn’t a cheap holiday option, it is one of the best. If you are planning a trip to a luxury hotel
A haven of tranquillity: Dubrovnik Sun Gardens

A haven of tranquillity: Dubrovnik Sun Gardens

Located just 20 minutes from the Dubrovnik Old Town, is the Dubrovnik Riviera’s exclusive fully integrated 5 star resort. Preparations at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens are in full swing to welcome quests as the Spring and Summer months are just around the corner. The resort, beautifully designed offers a five star 201 room Radisson Blu Hotel
Tibet's first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Tibet's first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Standing on the “Roof of the World” at 12,000 feet above sea level, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers refined luxury and superlative service in a storied city. The resort boasts awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and the Lhasa Valley from each of the 162 guest rooms, suites and villas which feature distinctive architectural details
3 romantic getaways for the perfect UK Valentine’s Day

3 romantic getaways for the perfect UK Valentine’s Day

We’ve been contacted by Interflora who are looking for you to share your Valentine’s Day tips.  Here are a few suggestions to whet your appetite. Romance by the riverside in beautiful Cumbria Kendal Holiday Cottages Ltd. has a luxurious apartment in Kendal, between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, that opened less than 12