Category: Regions

Top 10 luxury experiences in Rutland, the UK's smallest county

Top 10 luxury experiences in Rutland, the UK's smallest county

You can’t say you know the UK without knowing its smallest county. And indulged in the luxury of a private BBQ lesson from a Test cricketer accompanied by some local English blueberry wine. Under two hours from London, Rutland offers luxurious country escapes befitting its self-proclaimed status of the “County of Good Taste” and with
Short stay: Hotel Britania, Lisbon, Portugal

Short stay: Hotel Britania, Lisbon, Portugal

This charming Art Deco boutique hotel, set in the historic centre of Lisbon, is one of five Lisbon Heritage Hotels in Portugal’s capital, providing discrete but sophisticated luxury. The 32 room, one suite Britania, has been tastefully restored to a grandeur beyond that of its 1944 opening. Architect Cassiano Branco had originally planned the bold
Missouri opens its first voco hotel

Missouri opens its first voco hotel

IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of voco The Tiger Hotel in Columbia, Missouri, the brand’s fourth location in the Americas and first in the Midwest region. Inside a building credited as the first skyscraper between Kansas City and St. Louis, the newly-updated property offers guests a stay filled with character, history and thoughtful
The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines to re-open to tourists

The Philippines has announced that it will start to accept fully-vaccinated foreign leisure travelers from visa-free countries beginning 10th February 2022. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made the announcement after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the proposal of the Department of Tourism (DOT). It is the first time
7 of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Tohoku

7 of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Tohoku

Wandering through a blanket of pink-and-white fluffy cherry blossoms is on everyone’s Japan bucket list. And why shouldn’t it be? Cherry blossoms are synonymous with Japan and the iconic blossoms are a sublime sight that kicks off spring. From early April to mid May, the Tohoku area becomes a sakura wonderland for would-be flower watchers.
Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

Hong Kong cuts the quarantine period for inbound travellers

The government of Hong Kong has announced that from the 5th February 2022, the compulsory quarantine period for inbound travellers from overseas destinations will be adjusted to 14 days (from 21 days previously) in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), to be followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period. Strict coronavirus rules have previously made Hong Kong one
Is this the future for accessing hotel rooms?

Is this the future for accessing hotel rooms?

A new video from Apple Inside shows how you can use a digital room key stored in Apple Wallet to access your hotel room. It looks to work a charm but they do warn that you shouldn’t expect to be able to open your hotel room door with your iPhone everywhere just yet. The 56-second
Coming in 2024: Rosewood Residences Kamala

Coming in 2024: Rosewood Residences Kamala

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced Rosewood Residences Kamala, the first branded residential project in Kamala on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Located next to one of the most discrete coastlines along the lush tropical hillside of Kamala Bay and set in a posh neighborhood brimming with shops and restaurants, the property’s 14 stand-alone luxury
Top 9 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Top 9 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

With an iconic backdrop, world-class eateries, celebrity chefs and unique dining experiences, Atlantis, The Palm has cemented itself as one of the most romantic resorts in the city. Whether looking to surprise a loved one with a Tiffany & co gift set to the backdrop of a mermaid show or dine under the stars on
Win a Mayfair suite experience at Brown's Hotel, London!

Win a Mayfair suite experience at Brown's Hotel, London!

Experience a taste of 5-star luxury with the chance to win a stay at one of the world’s greatest hotels; Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, London. Courtesy of Rocco Forte Hotels, you and a guest will share a Classic Suite for two nights with daily full English breakfast and added Rocco Forte Suite Experience benefits including
Another spectacular ad from Emirates

Another spectacular ad from Emirates

Some of you may recall the ad that Emirates ran last August, showing a member of their cabin crew standing atop of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The “We’re on top of the world” advertisement unsurprisingly went viral. In the UK version, which has had more than 7 million views, passengers were welcomed
New Nobu hotel and restaurant on the Greek island of Santorini

New Nobu hotel and restaurant on the Greek island of Santorini

Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, is delighted to announce its first hotel and restaurant in Greece – the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini, scheduled to open in spring 2022. Situated on the island’s captivating northeast coast, the boutique hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant,
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve: 22 things to do in 2022

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve: 22 things to do in 2022

It’s been just over a year since New River Gorge reached the “Gold Standard” of being designated a national park, and excitement among visitors continues to increase. “For the first time that I can recall, the entire country seems to be talking about West Virginia – and Southern West Virginia in particular – as a
The first voco hotel in Germany opens in Dusseldorf

The first voco hotel in Germany opens in Dusseldorf

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has announced the opening of its first voco hotel in Germany; voco Dusseldorf Seestern. Located in the Lörick district of the city, voco Dusseldorf Seestern is a great premium option for those visiting Dusseldorf for business or leisure. The hotel is within walking to
15 reasons you should visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

15 reasons you should visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

The unbridled beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park enchants every visitor. Its crystal-clear lakes, the murmur of water and the sound of waterfalls echoing through the forest are the reason why Plitvice Lakes is by far the most visited national park in Croatia. Here, we bring you 15 reasons why you should put this national
Morocco to end two-month flight ban

Morocco to end two-month flight ban

The Moroccan government announced yesterday that the reopening of the airspace to flights to and from Morocco as of 7th February.  A ban has been in place since 29th November to fight the spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This decision comes in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the management