Luxury Hotels

Spa & The City, The Langham & Chuan Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

A stone's throw from both Regents Park and Soho, The Langham takes pride of place in the heart of London's West End. Reputed to be Lady Gaga's favourite London abode, the prestigious hotel has been welcoming royalty, dignitaries and celebrities for over 150 years.

There's Nothing 'Glam' About Glamping

Nick Jones | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Sleeping in a tent all squashed up, wearing jumpers, coats and socks, holding on to each other for dear life because it's so f'ing cold, whilst sharing a port-a-loo with showers with several other families, is not glamorous. I don't care if I sound like a pampered pooch.

Super Luxe Retreats: One&Only The Palm, Dubai

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Post-treatment, there's a good-sized adults-only outdoor pool to flop out next to, or a small air-conditioned relaxation room. Don't miss the make-up counter in the lobby piled high with shimmering powders, pearlescent lipsticks and SPF 30 foundation, so you can skip straight from the spa to supper...

The Hospitality Pandemic - Are You Infected?

Giles Gordon-Smith | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Giles Gordon-Smith

Everything seemed to be going so well, and then it happened again. "ENJOY". Nothing with it, other than perhaps an exclamation mark - "ENJOY!". You've heard it too, right? You must have done, it's everywhere; from London to LA and back again the long way around, that word echoes through our industry.

Elite Scottish Retreats: Gleneagles Hotel and Spa

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Built in the 1920s, the charming chateau-esque building set in 850 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside is a quintessential Scottish escape. Most famous for its championship golf course, the vast estate also boasts super-luxe suites, a posh shopping arcade, an equestrian and shooting school, a falconry centre, Michelin starred restaurant and of course a state of the art spa.

Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa

Lucy Self | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

The BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice was a pivotal telly moment for me. I learnt that you can still be a strong sassy woman whilst obsessing over Colin Firth. Bore a lifelong love of corset-heaving period dramas. And gave me a bit of a thing about driveways.

Caribbean Retreats: The Coral Reef Club, Barbados

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

On arrival we were greeted by Cynthia O'Hara. The resort has been owned by the O'Hara family for over half a century and it maintains a friendly family atmosphere and a refined and personal service. Cynthia's love of nature is reflected in the fact that the rooms have names such as bougainvillea, gerbera and orchid rather than numbers.

What's It All About? Why I Love Sardinia for Family Holidays Too

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

Sardinia has often been labelled as a go-to destination for the rich and famous, thus putting off the likes of you and me from ever considering it as ...

Five Luxury London Hotels for Afternoon Tea

Olivia Greenway | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

A favourite of the Royal Family, being the closest luxury hotel to Buckingham Palace, The Goring Afternoon Tea is an elegant indulgence and strictly for adults. Polite tent cards suggest you put business matters to one side and turn your phone off.

Chicago Chic: Virgin Hotel & Red Flower Spa

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Virgin has opened its first hotel in Chicago - why? The British travel company spotted a gap in the market for a lifestyle hotel brand, and found a grand 1928-built neoclassical bank ripe for conversion.

Super-Luxe Irish Spas: The Top Four by Amanda Byram

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Ireland. Land of the Leprechauns, the best Guinness, the friendliest people, Molly Malone, cockles and mussels and U2 to name but a few. And nowadays, home to spa hotels to rival the world's best. Being Irish I am sure you'll think I'm being biased. But if you don't agree, then we will have to roll up our sleeves and scuffle it out like the fighting Irish!

Most Luxurious Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh

Ceri Tinley | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

The Edinburgh Fringe is over and while that may be a disappointment to many art enthusiasts and tourist hot spots, it is good news for those of you who really want to explore the city. The crowds are clearing and you can finally get your foot inside many of the secret delights Edinburgh has to offer.

Have a Grand Hotel Stay in York

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

If you're after a trip away where you can enjoy beautiful surroundings in a city steeped in fascinating history - then head to York. The city offers every urban amenity possible but retains the feeling of being in a market town.

Planet Appetite: Alpine Hotel, Nira Alpina in Silvaplana, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Only 10 minutes from St. Moritz, the Nira Alpina Hotel, in Silvana, is right at the foot of Mt. Corvatsch and has direct access to its cable car so you can ski out and ski back in.

Sopwell House, St Albans - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

After our massages, we had a swim in the indoor pool and then enjoyed some time relaxing in the spas sauna and stream rooms. We also read our books lazing in our robes on the loungers by the pool before heading back to our room.

Idyllic Island Retreats: Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

A little slice of Indian Ocean heaven, Constance Ephelia is the picture perfect beach retreat that doesn't disappoint. Our journey to the Seychelles is not direct, and somewhat tiring but on arrival the WOW factor and immediate air of calm and relaxation out-weighs the jet lag.

London, The New Romantic Hotspot of the World

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

London has heaps of history, a bucketload of charm, photo opportunities by the dozen and so much romance to offer that you could echo Samuel Johnson's famous quote: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."

Planet Appetite: Velas Luxury Hotels in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Mexico represents remarkably good value for money and specialises in all-inclusive resorts. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have been favourite destinations for some time, but now Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are taking their place on the map.

Spa & The City: The Bulgari Hotel Spa, Knightsbridge

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

You'll step out of the lift and straight into a scented-candled oasis of calm and quiet. Set over two floors, the spa feels indulgently spacious, with huge changing rooms and relaxation areas.

Island Retreats: Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Benefitting from a glorious natural surf break 500m offshore producing waves like something from an eau de cologne campaign, Shanti Maurice has one of the best views on Mauritius. The surf break has the added advantage of warding off cruise ships and megayachts - which for you and me, spells a blissfully quiet stay.

Nine Overwater Bungalows to Escape Your Winter Blues

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

January and February are notorious for being the most depressing months of the calendar. In order to escape your winter blues, why not lust over a holiday in an exotic location? These luxurious overwater bungalow resorts offer privacy, luxury and unbeatable views.

Top Ten Most Romantic Safari Lodges

Jane Anderson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

It's not just the wildlife and the vast African skies that will put romance in the air - some of today's safari lodges are incredibly stylish and intimate, with luxury tents, roll top baths and game drives that finish with dinner beneath the stars. Here are 10 of the most romantic lodges in the world.

101 Ways to Lose Weight: Get Your Sweat/Suite On - Suite Sessions at 45 Park Lane

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

Despite desperately wanting to don a towelling robe and order room service I had dutifully dragged my lycra-clad self away from the super king sized beds into the lounge area and got into 'eye of the tiger' mode ready to sweat.

Ten Hot Honeymoon Trends for 2015

Jane Anderson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

If you're planning to tie the knot in 2015, your first thought might be a luxury hotel on a beach. But in a world where many couples have already travelled extensively, there's a search for something with more pizazz. More of a "wow" factor.

Have Larks in the Parks of London

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

When you think of visiting London you might imagine high-rise buildings like The Shard and The Gherkin, shopping areas like Oxford Street and Westfield or busy tourist attractions like The Tower of London or Buckingham Palace.