Category: Spain

Discover the secrets of Lladró

Discover the secrets of Lladró

Abreu Tours is offering an exclusive package to Spain, with a private tour of one of Europe’s most famous porcelain companies. Lladró (the Spanish company that makes handcrafted porcelain figurines) has sponsored an exclusive program to Madrid & Valencia, including a trip to their factory outside Valencia. This 9-day Lladró Discovery Package includes guiding, four […]

La Tomatina 2007

On 29th August 2007, La Tomatina – arguably the world’s biggest food fight – will get underway at Buñol, near Valencia, Spain. Here’s some footage from last year’s event:

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Low priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Enjoy the culinary sensation that is Oud Sluis Discover the warmth of Barcelona at Hotel Majestic On an island off Mombasa, The Funzi Keys

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Helicopter rides in the Canaries from Blue Canarias Cosy Kenyan homestay courtesy of Ngong House Dine at Peter Goossens’ Hof van Cleve  in Belgium Where one great experience leads to another: Dubai

World's sexiest beaches

World’s sexiest beaches

Concierge.com, the online home for inspired travel from Conde Nast has  posted its picks for the third annual World’s Sexiest Beaches list.   Beaches are both on and off the beaten path and are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal.   Here’s their top ten: Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Salvador, Bahia, […]

Hospes Villa Paulita in the Spanish Pyrenees

Hospes Villa Paulita in the Spanish Pyrenees

Hospes has opened a unique luxury hotel in the Spanish Pyrenees. The five star Hospes Villa Paulita is located on a lake shore in the Catalan town of Puigcerdà with impressive views over the Pyrenees, only 150 km away from Barcelona or Toulouse. The hotel  is a remarkable Art Nouveau family mansion that combines a […]

Women demanding female Pamplona

Women demanding female Pamplona

Last weekend saw the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. This 9-day long event controversially centres upon the famous ‘running with the bulls’ spectacle each morning.   Only a small percentage of those that run are female. And now it’s being reported by Reuters  that the women of Pamplona are feeling left out […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Discover why Korea makes the heart grow fonder Absolute happiness at Regency Country Club Tenerife Luxury tours from The Captain’s Choice Tour Unique villa holidays from Mallorca Farmhouses

10 more spas join Starwood Spa Collection

10 more spas join Starwood Spa Collection

One of the world’s largest collections of premier spas, The Starwood Spa Collection, has 10 new additions.   They include Le Méridien Lav in  Split, Croatia, with its superb sea views; Le Royal Méridien Beach Dubai with its unique, Roman theme; Hotel Schloss Fuschl in  Austria with its glass façade  looking out to  views of […]

A hideaway in Seville, Spain: Hacienda de Oran

A hideaway in Seville, Spain: Hacienda de Oran

This  small cosy countryside hotel outside Seville offers comfortable accommodation  with its 19 rooms and suites, each one differently decorated with rustic details, antiques and  tiles.  Andalusian patios full of flowers, gardens and exclusive areas  offer the perfect atmosphere for a wedding or private celebration. Rates at Hacienda de Oran start from 140 euros for […]

Suite of the week: Room 211 at Hotel Claris, Barcelona

Suite of the week: Room 211 at Hotel Claris, Barcelona

Suite name: Room 211 Hotel: Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain Size of accommodation:  45-50 sq m Cost per night: 1,096 euros What makes it special? It is a split-level room and has a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and  several works of art.                     Room 211 is a  Large […]

Back from Tenerife

Just returned from an enjoyable 7 nights in Tenerife at 3am yesterday morning (more on that later).   Slowly getting ourselves unpacked and already looking forward to the next trips.   Planned so far is a quick visit to London next month and Brittany, France for a couple of weeks the month after.   Busy, […]

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

Interview with Bruce Shugart of The Porches in Steamboat Springs

As one of the co-developers of The Porches in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Bruce Shugart brings more than 40 years of custom home building and commercial development experience to the project. Bruce serves as co-principal and manager of Structural Associates, where he oversees all aspects of The Porches as well as projects in a variety of […]

Hotel Las Arenas in Valencia, Spain

Hotel Las Arenas in Valencia, Spain

Valencia is a growing and state-of-the-art destination, and Hotel Las Arenas is a good example of what’s available: pure luxury by the seaside. The hotel combines architectural beauty with the latest in elegance and comfort, just steps from vibrant Valencia. The hotel’s spa offers private, personalised treatments and includes facilities such as a  fitness centre, […]

Jerez Horse Fair 2007

Jerez Horse Fair 2007

Regarded as  the most important equine event in Europe, the upcoming Jerez Horse Fair in Spain will be celebrated from 6th to 13th May 2007. It draws a tremendous crowd that  sees all of the city’s  hotels fully booked for the duration of the event. The festival began as a cattle market, but now includes […]

La Nava, Ciudad Real, Spain

La Nava, Ciudad Real, Spain

A brand new villa concept is born at La Nava, an exclusive villa in the province of Ciudad Real, right at the border with Andalusia, Spain. For a few months of the year, it ´s dedicated to private exclusive hunting activities, but the rest of the time it’s turned into an excellent luxurious hideaway. A […]