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Dark-sky thinking

Dark-sky thinking

Year-round sunshine a short hop from home might be the enduring draw of the Canary Islands. But Tenerife holds all sorts of surprises, away from its holiday resorts, and one of them* is stargazing. (more…)

Conceptual arts festival puts Hobart on the map

Conceptual arts festival puts Hobart on the map

Tasmania’s largest and most avant-garde museum is releasing tickets to its highly anticipated music festival, Mona Foma, on Wednesday.

Situated in suburban Hobart, the privately-funded Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) showcases the personal collection of its curator and well-known entrepreneur local, David Walsh. (more…)

Its Essex, but not as we know it

Its Essex, but not as we know it

If you haven’t been to Essex, it’s a confusing place. One minute it can feel as though you’ve entered a county full of overgrown boy racers and satsuma-tanned wannabes, while the next you’ll be in awe at its bucolic beauty and agricultural integrity, only to be turned away from the unassuming-looking local restaurant for not wearing a jacket and tie to dinner. (more…)

Moroccan tea at La Mamounia

Moroccan tea at La Mamounia

La Mamounia in Marrakech – the Gold- and Hot-Listed hotel that re-opened in 2009 after a €100-million restoration of its Moorish-Art Deco splendour – might currently be best known for its celebrity guests (Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich and Jennifer Aniston have all stayed) and its award-winning spa but hidden away within its calm and manicured gardens you’ll find another reason to visit: the Le Menzeh pavilion, where guest can sip Moroccan tea and sample pastries that fuse classic French traditions with Arabic flavours. (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…)

New hotel opens in Zanzibar

New hotel opens in Zanzibar

Set to become a jewel in Tanzania’s crown for its luxury and design, The Residence Zanzibar marks the opening of the first member of The Leading Hotels of the World in the country.

Located on a remote southwest corner of the island of Zanzibar, The Residence promises the highest of luxuries and the most personalised of service: each villa is assigned a personal butler for the duration of the visitors’ stay. (more…)

Alila to open contemporary resort in India

Alila to open contemporary resort in India

Alila Hotels & Resorts is on target to open its first contemporary resort in India this month. Located in Goa, it will be the luxury boutique hotel chain’s first property in India, and its 10th property in total in Asia. (more…)

Edinburgh’s elegant newcomer

Edinburgh’s elegant newcomer

Edinburgh – cultural hub, historical centre – has been accommodating tourists since the early 19th-century, when it first began to generate a reputation for its remarkable architecture and intellectual community. (more…)

A new beach retreat in Vietnam

A new beach retreat in Vietnam

Lang Co is a beautiful, island-like stretch of beach joined at each end to the central coast of Vietnam. The thin sliver of land encloses a lagoon scattered with small boats on one side, while the other overlooks the South China Sea. (more…)

Polo in the country: Coworth Park opens

Polo in the country: Coworth Park opens

Luxury hotel group the Dorchester Collection is welcoming a new kind of hotel to its portfolio – a 70-room country house – with a soft-opening throughout this month. The ninth hotel in the Collection – which includes the exclusive Beverly Hills Hotel, The New York Palace and Le Meurice in Paris – will be the first located outside a big city. (more…)

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