Archive for the ‘Hotels’ Category

The Lake District… but not as we know it

The Lake District... but not as we know it

For many the lure of the Lake District is very much what the scenery of the national park can offer – walks and climbs over hills and fells, sailing its giant waters, or just taking in the picturesque countryside that inspired poets like Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. (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…)

Sleep like a Barbie

Sleep like a Barbie

Paris’ Plaza Athenee is one of the city’s most sophisticated hotels – but this summer, the property will dedicate two rooms to showing that it can be very young at heart.

Dedicated to making the dreams of younger guests come true, two iconic Barbie™ bedrooms – first unveiled in 2010 – will return for August, alongside a brand-new Hot Wheels™ bedroom. (more…)

Year-round sun away from the crowds

Year-round sun away from the crowds

North Africa is becoming increasingly popular as tourism opens up the area, with those seeking out-of-season sunshine or Arabian-nights romance. A boutique hotel, opening 1 July 2012, is putting a little-known Moroccan city on the tourist map: El Jadida, on the Atlantic coast. (more…)

Cairo’s new palatial restaurant

Cairo’s new palatial restaurant

Cairo’s Marriott hotel – the former Al Gezira Palace – is set to open its new restaurant the Saraya Gallery – and we’ve taken a look behind the scenes.

Crafted by leading hotel designers HBA, the interior of the restaurant promises to be breathtaking, which oozes opulence with its comfortable sofas, elegant features and restored antiques. (more…)

Now sleep in Brooklyn

Now sleep in Brooklyn

The gentrification of Northside Williamsburg, Brooklyn continues apace with the opening of the 72-bedroom Wythe Hotel in a former textile factory. A three-storey glass-and-aluminium extension has been added to the original 1901 red-brick building, providing magnificent views of Manhattan across the East River. (more…)

Outback luxury in the Northern Territory

Outback luxury in the Northern Territory

The latest in outback luxury is set to lure travellers off the beaten path into Australian’s Northern Territory with the upcoming opening of the Wildman Wilderness Lodge, halfway between Darwin and the Kakadu National Park. (more…)

Three stars for the Cote d’Azur

Three stars for the Cote d’Azur

Back in July, the highly-anticipated Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez – a member of Design Hotels – opened on the French Riviera, after an extensive transformation overseen by architect Jean-Jacques Ory and Philippe Strack-trained interior designer Christophe Pillet. (more…)

Highland society

Highland society

Eagle Brae, a new collection of luxury cabins, is set to open this summer in the wilds of Inverness-shire.

The log cabins have an international feel, rather than the usual British style. (more…)

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