Category: United Kingdom

Excess in the City

Excess in the City

I’m currently watching ITV‘s ‘Excess in the City’ which gives an interesting insight into the daily lives of London’s City workers (who are no strangers to very large annual bonuses) and the industries that  cater for  them, from personal shoppers to luxury car sellers.   Of course, luxury travel is getting a look-in, too.   […]

Presidential Suite - did you know?

Presidential Suite – did you know?

Well, well, well… I never knew this before.   Apparently, every Presidential Suite out there is supposed to conform to Woodrow Wilson’s specifications: south-facing in the northern hemisphere and north-facing in the southern hemisphere. This type of suite gained its name during Wilson’s presidency – he would insist on hotel rooms with specific requirements for […]

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Interview with Michael Winfield of Cambridge Beaches

Michael Winfield, President and CEO of Cambridge Beaches and the Frascati Hotel Company, the organization that owns Cambridge Beaches and other assets, which makes  him responsible for the overall success of both companies. What is it that  you do exactly? My daily objective is to position Cambridge Beaches as an inimitable resort getaway to upscale […]

Upgrade to The Gourmand Menu at The Samling

Upgrade to The Gourmand Menu at The Samling

If your taste runs to spectacular scenery, air so fresh you feel healthier just breathing it, and food that leaves your palate pulsating with delight, then The Samling, perched high above Lake Windermere, was made for you. Book a room for two nights or more and they’ll welcome you with a roaring log fire, a […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Dine at  Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco Subscribe to Luxury Travel Magazine online Have a Royal experience at Blue Palace, Crete Let Karen Brown’s Guides help plan your UK trip

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Winter specials at Durley House, London

Enjoy a luxurious stay at Durley House this winter and take advantage of their special winter offer: £325 for a luxury one-bedroom suite or £375 for a luxury two-bedroom suite (VAT @ 17.5% not included).  Durley House is a charming  all suite-hotel on Sloane Street in the heart of London. The offer runs until 1st […]

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

No tempations for Kylie Minogue

Like to be greeted with a bottle of bubbly when you arrive at a hotel?   Or maybe a few chocolates?   Not Kylie.   Apparently she has requested that all chocolate, crisps and booze be removed from her £450-a-night Moulin Rouge suite at the Malmaison in Manchester. She’s also said to have booked the […]

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Andrew Loyd co-founded Loyd & Townsend  Rose in 1999 in order to promote Scotland’s finest houses and castles for private and corporate use. He previously spent 10 years in hotel management for top London properties, followed by 8 years managing private estates for some prominent New York families, which took him throughout the US and […]

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Experience beach resorts, mountain escapes, and more with these package deals originating from the UK or the US, courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World: The Halkin, London, England – 4-night stay in a Deluxe King Room, return Business Class airfare, tax and service charges included, available from 10th January to 31st March 2007. […]

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways Club World seat sale

British Airways has cut Club World fares by about $600 round-trip for summer travel from the United States to London, if you purchase tickets by 1st Feb 2007. The sale fares start at $2,888 round-trip New York (JFK)-London (LHR), not including taxes; there is a $30 surcharge for weekend travel. Travel dates to use these […]

Interview with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain

Interview with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain

My  second interview is with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain, an agency which he runs independently.   Eduardo has worked in a number of luxury hotels (Cortijo Soto Real, Hacienda Boticaria  and San Roque Club), and had airline experiences in Barcelona and London. He ocassionally writes hotel reviews, co-operates in travel websites and blogs, and […]

Miss Potter mania

Miss Potter mania

Last April, I told you about the Hollywood film crew  close to  my neck of the woods, filming for the Miss Potter movie. Now the film is out, it looks like it could be a very successful year for tourism in the English Lake District, and it seems everyone’s out to get a piece of […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A  weekly  pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Fish for barramundi at Wrotham Park Lodge, Australia Experience the 18th Century at Ahilya Fort, India Devour Spanish tapas in London,  at Fino Get some retail therapy at The W Hotels Store

It's winter - let's hibernate!

It’s winter – let’s hibernate!

Under the punchline of “It’s winter – let’s hibernate!”, Malmaison are running a winter break promotion with rooms starting from £75 per night. Indulge in a morning submerged in bubbles and steam, followed by an afternoon savouring a bottle of that outstanding red your taste buds have been tingling for… Malmaison have hotels in Belfast, […]

New Year fireworks in London

Spectacular fireworks and celebrations at Big Ben and other London landmarks.

Gulfstream G550 applies for speed record

Gulfstream G550 applies for speed record

A luxury charter Gulfstream G550 flight between Edinburgh and Beijing  is thought to have  set a new world record, completing the journey in just eight hours, 47 minutes – around half the time it takes on a commercial flight via London. The £23m jet carried just 4 passengers on the journey at an estimated average […]