Category: Western Europe

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Family fun at Warwick Castle, UK

Schools across the UK will be breaking up for February half term very soon. And if you’re looking for something a little different to occupy them, get yourself along to Warwick Castle between 11th and 26th February 2006. During the two weeks there will be a series of displays and activities, highlighting the ‘terrible tortures […]

Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Austria

Hotel Sacher Salzburg, Austria

In the heart of Salzburg, on the quiet Salzach River, stands the city’s grand hotel: the Hotel Sacher Salzburg. Since 1866, the hotel has remained at the very centre of Salzburg’s social life.   Recently renovated rooms and suites, some with river views and all featuring a host of luxurious amenities, await you. They even […]

The Vineyard At Stockcross extends January Sale

The Vineyard At Stockcross extends January Sale

Looking for a UK hotel outside of London where you can enjoy exceptional food?   Then look no further than The Vineyard At Stockcross.   It’s situated in Newbury, Berkshire, just 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport and has a Michelin-starred restaurant serving delicacies such as roast Anjou squab with treacle, and turbot with oxtail. What’s […]

Top 10 World's Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Luxury Travel Magazine  has unveiled what they regard to the be the Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways. The hotels that make the list are sublime escapes in pristine surroundings offering unparalleled seclusion for romance. The top ten are: Villa Le Scale, Capri, Italy Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado Hosteria Las […]

The Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy

The Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy

The biggest event in the winter sports calendar – the Winter Olympics – kick off in just one week’s time (10th-26th February 2006).  You’re a bit late if you’re thinking of entering, but possibly not to late if you simply wish to marvel at  the skiing, sledding, skating and more against the spectacular backdrop of […]

Orchid Restaurant in Torquay (UK) awarded third AA rosette

Orchid Restaurant in Torquay (UK) awarded third AA rosette

The Orchid Restaurant at the Corbyn Head Hotel has just received a highly coveted 3 AA rosette rating, making it Torbay’s highest rated restaurant and within the top 10% of all restaurants in the UK. Situated on the first floor of the hotel, with spectacular views across the bay, the 25-cover  restaurant was first awarded […]

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Noordam leaves Venice for New York

Holland America Line‘s Noordam  has left  its Venice shipyard today, bound for its new home in New York where it will be christened on 22nd February 2006 by actress and godmother Marlee Matlin. The ship will then embark on its maiden voyage in the Caribbean. This is the fourth and last of Holland America’s Vista-class […]

Heston Blumenthal OBE

Heston Blumenthal OBE

Heston Blumenthal, Chef Patron of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire, one of just a handful of restaurants worldwide to have three Michelin stars, has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen, in the New Years Honours List. After a tremendous year of accolades culminating in the Fat Duck being voted The Best […]

Ski St. Moritz with Badrutt's Palace Hotel

Ski St. Moritz with Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Majestically situated amid breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled scenery, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a haven of tranquillity. The hotel’s Ski St. Moritz package starts from 2,110 CHF for two and includes 3 nights’ accommodation in a Superior Room, daily buffet breakfast, daily set dinner at Le Restaurant or Trattoria,  a two-day ski pass valid for the […]

Valentine's at Beau-Rivage Palace

Valentine’s at Beau-Rivage Palace

From 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, 14th-15th, 17th-19th and 24th-26th February 2006, you can enjoy  Switzerland’s Beau-Rivage Palace‘s special Valentine’s package. This sumptuous hotel sits in a 10-acre private garden and offers breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the Alps beyond. The package consists of one night in a Superior (680 CHF) or Deluxe (800 CHF)  room, glass […]

Alma de Cuba, Liverpool UK

Alma de Cuba, Liverpool UK

The latest addition to the Liverpool restaurant scene appears to be getting rave reviews. Located in a a 200-year-old Polish Catholic church on Seel Street, some are going so far as to describe it as one of the most spectacular bar and restaurant venues in Europe. It also seems to be one of the places […]

Echia Club at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio in Naples, Italy

Echia Club at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio in Naples, Italy

Echia Club – the Grand Hotel Vesuvio‘s fitness and relaxation centre – has become an essential and exclusive aspect to the hotel. With its charming and comfortable rooms, its peaceful and magical ambiance where marble, multicolored crystal, precious wood, light, water, rock and soft lines mix and melt together. Facilities provided by the club include […]

Free golf at Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portugal

Free golf at Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort, Portugal

At Le Meridien Penina Golf & Resort you can currently play one round of golf per day for free in one of their property golf courses (Penina Championship, Resort or Academy). This offer is valid until 3rd March 2006. Set in its own picturesque 360-acre estate, the resort’s three golf courses were all designed by […]

Raya Hotel on Panarea, Italy

Raya Hotel on Panarea, Italy

Not everyone’s idea of luxury is gold taps and pink Cristal Champagne. Many  instead head for the simple rustic charm of the Aeolian Islands, off the north coast of Sicily. The seven volcanic islands are all spectacular, but the one to head for is Panarea, which has no cars and is home to the stylish […]

Love London package with Red Carnation Hotels

Love London package with Red Carnation Hotels

Just when you thought Christmas was over, Red Carnation Hotels are extending the season of goodwill with fantastic London air and hotel breaks from major US gateways, at exceptional value prices. Whether you want to make the most of the famous January sales shopping, catch up on the latest shows, or simply relax in front […]

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World on tour

Small Luxury Hotels of the World will be holding a series of showcases in key cities across Europe in the coming weeks to launch its  2006 directory.   A total of nine showcases will be held over a four-week period, with representatives from a selection of SLH’s worldwide properties visiting the cities of London, Brussels, […]