Archive for the ‘Hotels’ Category

The Arms changes hands

The Arms changes hands

The cobbled streets of Shaftesbury, a small market town in Dorset, are the stuff of olde-English tales. A favourite place of author Thomas Hardy, he named it as ‘one of the queerest and quaintest spots in England’ and used it as the setting for many of his novels, across the town’s historic buildings and surrounding countryside. (more…)

Pop-Up Hotel sets up camp in North Cornwall

Pop-Up Hotel sets up camp in North Cornwall

Pop-ups take a new step into the world of hotels as the UK’s first ‘transient hotel’ sets up camp on the north coast of Cornwall.

Set on Trevanger Farm, the Pop-Up Hotel is just a short stroll from the beach and a short drive from Rock and, across the estuary, Padstow. (more…)

Check in to Admiralty Arch

Check in to Admiralty Arch

The gateway between Trafalgar Square and the Mall, Admiralty Arch, is to be turned into a luxury hotel and restaurant. The Grade I-listed building in Whitehall, London’s most central address, has been bought by the developer behind the Bulgari Hotel. (more…)

Coppola premieres new hotel

Coppola premieres new hotel

One of Hollywood’s most respected directors has opened a hotel in a palazzo in southern Italy. Francis Ford Coppola, the head of a dynasty of film-makers and most famous for directing The Godfather, is expanding his portfolio of luxury properties with a 19th-century Italian villa, his first hotel in Europe. (more…)

A splash of colour in Hong Kong

A splash of colour in Hong Kong

A bright, contemporary hotel is set to open in Hong Kong this May.

Hotel Indigo has already made a splash in New York, various UK cities and, just this month, in Barcelona’s Eixample district; and now it’s bringing its jazzy brand to the Chinese region. (more…)

Game on in South Africa

Game on in South Africa

Running along South Africa’s south-eastern coast, the Garden Route is as green and beautiful as it sounds. But this is no manicured landscape: the scenery is, in contrast to the dry savanna inland, lush and diverse, with lakes and lagoons, rich vegetation and forests, sandy coves and rocky headlands, mountains and vineyards. (more…)

A front-row seat at Europe’s biggest cultural events

A front-row seat at Europe’s biggest cultural events

Large hotel chains haven’t always been the most sensitive to preserving the way of life, culture and traditions of their surrounds, but with eco-tourism growing in strength recently, luxury hotel groups are using the colourful local heritage of the places they inhabit to their advantage. (more…)

Luxury hotel brings a taste of the Havana to Paris

Luxury hotel brings a taste of the Havana to Paris

The luxurious Hotel Lutetia is giving guests a taste of Cuba in the heart of Paris, as it celebrates the launch of a brand-new Havana-themed cigar lounge this week.

The historic hotel, which was recently redesigned by fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, has transformed its former grill room into a traditional Cuban fumoir called ‘The Kitchen’, where after-dinner guests are free to savor the fine tastes of a top quality Havana cigar in warm and welcoming surroundings. (more…)

London welcomes The Wellesley

London welcomes The Wellesley

The affluent London district of Knightsbridge is certainly not suffering a shortage of luxury hotels, but the newest addition to the prestigious postcode is sure to stand out nonetheless. (more…)

Sunset sessions in Tuscany

Sunset sessions in Tuscany

Tuscany evokes scenes of forested hills, characterful farmhouses and wine, lots of wine. Not so in the Maremma, where frozen cocktails are the order of the day at new beachclub Purobeach Toscana. (more…)

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