Category: United Kingdom

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 […]

Temporary ice rink at Oxford Castle, UK

Temporary ice rink at Oxford Castle, UK

Come and enjoy the festive season at the Oxford Castle ice rink – south-east England’s most magical ice skating experience! The ice rink  can be found  temporarily  within the walls of William the Conqueror’s 1,000-year-old castle. Younger visitors can join Santa and his friends in the fabulous Christmas grotto.   If you don’t want to […]

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

Ab Fab Weekend at 42 The Calls, Leeds UK

Ab Fab Weekend at 42 The Calls, Leeds UK

Enjoy one night at Leeds’ 42 The Calls in a Double Deluxe room based on two people sharing for just £199. The ‘Ab Fab Weekend’ offer includes a bottle of Champagne on arrival,  a Harvey Nichols goody bag and £50 of Harvey Nichols vouchers. The offer is valid for  Friday or Saturday nights until the […]

Harrods video

An insight into the world’s most famous department store in Knightsbridge, London owned by Mohamed Al Fayed: Harrods.

Luxury walking breaks in the Yorkshire Dales

Luxury walking breaks in the Yorkshire Dales

Take to the hills and enjoy the great outdoors, exploring the Yorkshire Dales, safe in the knowledge that all the creature comforts await you at the end of the day. This is a package that allows you to walk between Swinton Park and two other luxury hotels in the area, The Yorke Arms in Nidderdale […]

More luxury hotels drawn into murder investigation

More luxury hotels drawn into murder investigation

Last week I reported that the Sheraton Park Hotel in London had formed part of Scotland Yard’s investigations into the death of the former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko. As more and more details unfold, it appears other luxury hotels are being drawn into the investigations. The Ashdown Park Hotel near Forest Row, East Sussex, was […]

Steamy deals at Malmaison from  £75

Steamy deals at Malmaison from £75

Winter… the perfect excuse to indulge.    Malmaison invites you to hibernate with them from £75 per night or £120 with dinner, bed and breakfast. (Rates are actually from £120 and £170 respectively for London.)   For more details of this promotion (and the opportunity to win a weekend for 2 at a Mail of […]

Racy Weekends in Scotland

One of Scotland’s finest country house hotels has joined forces with the prestigious private members’ club, Classic Car Club Scotland to offer an exclusive racy weekend for romantics this Spring. Contract Greywalls in Muirfield, East Lothian for further details.

Christmas is all wrapped up at Nirvana Spa

Christmas is all wrapped up at Nirvana Spa

It’s nearly Christmas… why not treat yourself? Enjoy a whole year of pampering and luxury at Nirvana Spa in Wokingham, Berkshire and, if you join before 31st December 2006, you will also save up to £100 by saving on the joining fee. See www.nirvanaspa.co.uk/4me  for details.

Scrambled eggs, the Gordon Ramsay way

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef and one of only three chefs in the UK to have a restaurant rated at three Michelin stars. Here he gives his top tips on how to cook perfect scrambled eggs.

Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden, […]

Sheraton Park Lane Hotel becomes part of Scotland Yard investigations

Investigations into the murder of the Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko have this evening  led Scotland Yard to  London’s Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. Traces of radioactive polonium 210 – the substance thought to have killed Mr. Litvenko – have been found at a number of addresses in London, and the Sheraton Park Lane has been the […]

Jumeirah in 60 seconds

A beacon of luxurious hospitality in New York, London and Dubai…

Re-opening of InterContinental London Park Lane

Re-opening of InterContinental London Park Lane

After spending £60m in renovations, the InterContinental London Park Lane will re-open tomorrow. Situated next to Buckingham Palace, the hotel now has a dynamic mood-changing lobby bar, not to mention superb views over London. There’s also 387 guestrooms, 60 spacious designer suites, and one  incredible split-level  suite.  A  new Italian destination restaurant led by Theo […]

Thanksgiving at Claridge's, London

Thanksgiving at Claridge’s, London

One of London’s most beautiful and luxurious hotels, Claridge’s is offering a special Thanksgiving experience with three nights’ accommodation for the price of two.   The offer is available from the 20th to the 26th of November 2006.   And you don’t have to be American to partake in  this little central London luxury… the […]