Category: Restaurants

Five star luxury in Venice

Five star luxury in Venice

Surely there is no better way to approach a hotel than travelling up the Grand Canal in the beautiful city of Venice. Our destination was the Ca’Sagredo Hotel, formally a 15th Century palace now declared a national monument housing a five star establishment. Our water taxi was greeted at the hotel’s private dock by a […]

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

There are many different ways in which you can choose to celebrate your New Year – these ideas will let you customise your own celebrations, enjoy the luxury and savour many of the benefits of a top class hotel in the intimacy of your own accommodation. Three ideas that promise to provide a New Year’s […]

Secret London: the St James's Hotel and Club

Secret London: the St James’s Hotel and Club

Checking into the St James’s Hotel and Club is an understated affair. This is one of London’s most discrete, boutique hotels, proffering a sophisticated brand of urban luxury; utilized by a core group of discerning London regulars, and (increasingly) a dazzling resume of international dignitaries and global business scions. Condoleezza Rice stayed here last month. […]

5 menus not to miss in Malta

5 menus not to miss in Malta

Just a 90 minute ferry ride from Sicily and just north of Tunisia and Libya, this country is small but is a crossroads of culture and cuisine. Gozoitan, Paceville, Malta Gozo is one of the smaller islands in the archipelago that makes up the country of Malta and the restaurant’s name means ‘person from Gozo,’ The owner hails […]

A quick look at at the surroundings of the InterContinental Al Ahsa

A member of the concierge team at the InterContinental Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia takes you on a tour of the hotel and the region. Some highlights of the video include Dehliz Café, Ibrahim Palace Museum, Alaez jewellery shop, the Al-Jawharia Dates Factory (supported by Al Ahsa’s vast number of palm trees), Dolce chocolate shop, and […]

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Owen Coleman is an entrepreneur and world class designer who has created and built many strategy and branding firms since his first design firm in 1966. After 30 years, he became partners with the Interpublic Group, forming the Coleman Worldwide Partnership, comprised of the finest brand design firms in 18 countries. His friendship and mentorship with those partners endures today. […]

3 new hotels for London's luxury market

3 new hotels for London’s luxury market

Three brand new hotels will hope to open in 2013 in London, each adding their own distinctive brand of luxury living to the capital. London has seen a lot of activity in the hotel industry recently. In what was a rather unseeming rush to open, enlarge and upgrade in time to host the Lycra-clad classes of […]

Top 10 tips for a luxury weekend in York

Top 10 tips for a luxury weekend in York

The city of York has long been considered one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the UK, and it’s not difficult to see why. Dubbed ‘the capital of the north’, York boasts a stunning Gothic minster as well as the longest intact city walls in the country. The city’s accessibility adds to its appeal: […]

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island’s new Executive Chef Anthony Healy is preparing a week-long culinary Christmas season celebration this year. While guests snorkel or dive the beautiful Great Barrier Reef or simply sink their feet into the island’s 24 powdery white beaches, Healy will be creating a specially designed Reveillon Christmas Eve Menu, a Christmas Day menu and a […]

New luxury in the Swiss resort of Verbier

New luxury in the Swiss resort of Verbier

New to the Swiss resort of Verbier is Hotel Cordée des Alpes – a luxurious hotel with innovative interiors, mixing the best of old-school ski and the latest in Swiss chic. Comprising 34 suites and guest rooms and 14 exclusive residences for ownership, Cordée des Alpes marks the latest offering from local hotel and restaurant […]

New to the south-west coast of Bali - Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

New to the south-west coast of Bali – Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran

Located on the secluded, tranquil Jimbaran Bay on the south-west coastline of Bali, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran features majestic views of the Indian Ocean and Jimbaran Bay. The resort has 75 guestrooms, 35 suites, 4 penthouses and 4 villas equipped with a lagoon sundeck, and opens on 31st January 2013. It also features a signature 1,300 square-metre […]

New luxury hotel in London

New luxury hotel in London

Located at one of London’s most prestigious addresses in Knightsbridge, new townhouse hotel The Wellesley offers contemporary luxury, traditional glamour and uncompromising service. The building has been beautifully restored with a combination of its 1920s history and contemporary style with interiors created by award-winning design experts Fox Linton. As well as its 36 rooms and […]

A luxurious five star family getaway to Scotland

A luxurious five star family getaway to Scotland

It was with some trepidation that I booked a four day break at Gleneagles. Gleneagles is a world famous, 5 star luxury hotel. It is without doubt a beautiful and magical place. The hotel website describes it as “a palace in the glens”.  It has Scotland’s only restaurant awarded two Michelin stars. So why might […]

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave’s Travel Corner

Dave is a travel writer who founded Dave’s Travel Corner, an international travel community, in 1996. California born and raised, he co-founded a collegiate solar racing team which designed and built a solar car from scratch. He runs a website promoting currently undefeated WBA World Super Middleweight boxing champion, Andre Ward, is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club and is a partner […]

Flair and indigenous style unveiled in Brazil

Flair and indigenous style unveiled in Brazil

In Campos do Jordao, Brazil – midway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro – a fresh, new luxury retreat has made its debut. The Botanique Hotel & Spa is a visionary project developed by a group of entrepreneurs that has set the benchmark in Brazil for design, services and above all, authenticity. Conceptualised by Ricardo and Fernanda […]

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Michael Frye, founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours, is one of those lucky people who has been able to enjoy two vastly different professions. For twenty years he was one of the principals of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had the honour of meeting Stravinsky, and performing with musicians as diverse as Herbert Von […]

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