Archive for the ‘Hotels’ Category

Shop around the clock

Shop around the clock

Ah, New York, the city that never sleeps. Where else can you visit the salon for an impromptu treatment in the middle of the night, and dine on worldly delights at 5am, and party straight through sunrise to lunch? (more…)

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Luxury on a budget in Peru

Eco-friendly South American hotel group Inkaterra is renowned for creating luxury properties that are both aesthetically sophisticated and fully sustainable. However, the pleasure of staying in these unique and authentic environments often comes at a hefty price. (more…)

Five-star hotel auctions… everything!

Five-star hotel auctions... everything!

The Howard Hotel in London is waving goodbye to its entire contents later this month.

In a two-day event which will bring together hoteliers and designers as well as members of the public eager to snap up a bargain, the luxury hotel will auction off lots ranging from the sumptuous furnishings of its 189 bedrooms right down to the knives and forks from the once-award-winning restaurant. (more…)

An icon is re-born

An icon is re-born

Celebrities rubbed shoulders with hundreds of journalists and photographers last night at a glamorous party to launch the St Pancras Renaissance.

Guests were welcomed by a choir singing on the steps of the hotel. (more…)

Boutique hotel for hounds

Boutique hotel for hounds

Pampered pooches can now check in at their own luxurious country-house hotel. The Top Dog Hotel is a far cry from kennels. Housed in Windy Hall in the Suffolk countryside, the family-run hotel promises a five-star service for its four-legged guests. (more…)

Beijing gets its very own Grace Hotel

Beijing gets its very own Grace Hotel

Grace Hotels – the Greek hotel group behind the Hot-Listed Santorini Grace – is opening its first Asian property this autumn in the heart of Beijing’s art district. The result of an acquisition of the Yi House Hotel, which opened last year, the new Grace is housed in a converted crystal factory amid the galleries, studios and museums of the 798 Art District, where several of China’s best-known artists – Ai Weiwei included – live and work. (more…)

Making a scene in Madrid

Making a scene in Madrid

Like most European capital cities, Madrid has a phenomenal cultural tick-list for tourists. The Museo del Prado, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Palacio Real, rambling El Rastro fleamarket. (more…)

Trop it like its hot

Trop it like its hot

Saint-Tropez’s Hotel de Paris has attracted attention since the rich and famous first passed through its doors in the 1930s.

Like many visitors to the town, it has had a serious facelift, and it will reopen this spring. (more…)

A cure for jet lag?

A cure for jet lag?

The Aman Spa at the Connaught has developed a range of treatments with the traveller in mind – good news for us, then.

Each treatment aims to alleviate the jet lag caused by crossing time zones, and the spa menu includes both pre- and post-travel solutions: the 30-minute aman “to-go” massage is designed to loosen joints before travel and the jet lag reviver (45 minutes) is intended to combat weariness upon return. (more…)

Full moon, five stars

Full moon, five stars

Koh Phangan, Thailand’s undeveloped party island, gets its first luxury hotel

Kho Phangan’s notorious full-moon parties get bigger, noisier and – so its raving seasonaires will tell you – more commercial every year. (more…)

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