Category: Spain

Hire a Harley with Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona

Hire a Harley with Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona

Do lazy days lounging by the pool leave you yearning for some fast-paced excitement? Action-loving guests at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona can hire one of a selection of top of the range Harley-Davidson ® motorcycles for some adrenaline-pumping fun – what better way to discover the sunny Costa del Sol and beyond?   The […]

Canaries here we come

I’m  boarding a flight to the  Canary Islands shortly, in order to go and review a rather beautiful-looking resort out there for a special feature on A Luxury Travel Blog (more details on that on my return).   It’ll be my fourth time out to the Canaries.   I am travelling with the laptop but […]

A new brand is born: Franklyn Hotels and Resorts

A new brand is born: Franklyn Hotels and Resorts

A new hotel brand – Franklyn Hotels and Resorts – has been launched. Formerly Stein Hotels and Resorts, Franklyn will build upon Stein’s fundamental strengths, but  will  seek a wider geographic platform with a portfolio  that focuses  on iconic, emblematic properties situated in areas of great natural or urban interest. So far they have city […]

Discover the flavours of Mallorca

Discover the flavours of Mallorca

New for 2009, Hotel L’Avenida, Mallorca’s chic eight-bedroom boutique hotel in the heart of Soller on the island’s North West coast, is introducing a ‘Flavours of Mallorca’ cookery and foodie weekend throughout February, March and October 2009. The cookery weekends, based at the converted, century old Modernist style private mansion in the heart of the […]

Charming Villas Catalonia

Charming Villas Catalonia

When Susanne Keen takes her annual three week-long summer trip to Catalonia, Spain, she doesn’t check into a local hotel. Instead, the 46-year-old London City-based barrister, her husband and their two daughters stay in a six-bedroom farmhouse that overlooks neighbouring farmlands. Renting a house for my vacation is much more personal and easy than staying […]

Special 3 for 2 offer at Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

Special 3 for 2 offer at Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

The Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I is a veritable oasis in one of the most exciting cities of Europe.   Surrounded by acres of private gardens, it offers the unusual combination of the sophistication of a city hotel and the comforts of a luxury resort.   The newly decorated entrance showcases the elegance of the […]

Sample a little of Spain’s wine culture

Can Bonastre Wine Resort, one of the hotels selected by Condé Nast Johansens Awards of Excellence,   and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World,  is offering  different wine style experiences to give for Christmas. Among them is a dreamy weekend with wine beauty treatments. Spend a weekend in this exclusive wine resort near […]

Tourist attractions in Norway and Spain

At work we’ve recently completed two new European travel  sites, providing tourist information for Norway and Spain (sites for other countries in Europe are being worked upon as I type). A Norway Attraction and A Spain Atraction have information on over 1600 and  2500 tourist attractions respectively and, we think, are the biggest resources of […]

Club of the Rising Sun

Club of the Rising Sun

East travels West at Shoko Madrid, a lounge club in the fashionable La Latina region of Madrid. The party starts at midnight, Thursday to Saturday, when the in-crowd dances the night away to House tunes. Watch out also for the Med-Japanese fusion restaurant.

Special feature: Sheraton Bilbao Hotel, Bilbao, Spain

Special feature: Sheraton Bilbao Hotel, Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao is a vibrant city being brought back to life by the reconstruction of old shipyards into areas alive with walkways, parks and stunning architecture and sculptures. Nestled amongst this redevelopment is the Sheraton Bilbao Hotel – itself an individual piece of architecture – which was designed by the father and son team of architects […]

Abama Luxury Residences, Tenerife

See these delightful apartments and penthouses  in Tenerife, courtesy of  Abama Luxury Residences. Prices start from €635,000.

Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa, Majorca

A slideshow of a new Majorcan five star hotel from Protur Hotels: Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. Situated in Sa Coma, the hotel has 216 rooms, a spa and facilities for corporate events, weddings, etc.

Europe's top beach towns

Europe’s top beach towns

After a day at the beach, it’s nice to have a base where you can take an evening stroll, dine out, etc. According to an email that’s landed in my inbox from Tripadvisor, here’s the top 10 European beach towns: Monterosso al Mare, Italy Fira, Greece   Menton, France   Amalfi, Italy   Propriano, France […]

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is  the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the […]

Lanzarote's latest spa

Lanzarote’s latest spa

The latest addition to Lanzarote ´s growing legion of luxury spas is now open for business.   Boasting some seriously funky décor, top-end treatments and plenty of pampering for both guests and non-residents alike. The all new Beatriz Hotel Spa in Matagorda features a 60s retro colour scheme, with blasts of olive greens and candy […]

The Dreamlist

The Dreamlist

globrati has published The Dreamlist, debuting with a colleciton of their “favourite destinations to chill out this summer”.   Making the grade are: Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche, Argentina Amirandes, Crete, Greece The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico The Surf Lodge, […]