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Hotel of the week: Kasbah Angour, Marrakech in Morocco

Discover luxurious solitude in the lower Atlas Mountains where Berber castle Kasbah Angour offers a stunning home-from-home away from it all, just 30 minutes from vibrant Marrakech in what feels like another...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers a hotel that seamlessly mixes business with pleasure, so whether you are looking for a mid-scale hotel for business or for a quick family getaway in Chennai that...

Cliveden House is an exceptional five-star hotel situated within 376 acres of picturesque National Trust gardens in bucolic Berkshire. This grand country escape has every luxury you could ask for from...

Situated between the verdant jungle and the stunning coastline of Vagator Beach, W Goa features 160 vibrant guestrooms, including Villas, Chalets, a Marvelous Suite and an Extreme WOW Villa (the brand’s...

September seems to me, the perfect time for a UK away; although the summer sun is no longer out to play, we’re blessed with clear blue skies and sun kissed auburn leaves. With Mother Nature on our...

The first thing you notice on entering this former Town Hall isn’t the architecture, or the décor – it’s the aroma. I couldn’t work out whether it was down to powerful flowers, spicy candles,...

If Sherborne isn’t on your list of places to visit then get it on there. This small ancient town in Dorset is brimming with an interesting history of kings, palaces and more and, with castle ruins and...

A new kind of hotel designed for people who value experiences and community over material possessions, Moxy Times Square situated midtown Manhattan steps from the dazzling lights of Times Square, caters...

Right in the heart of London’s docklands and a mere five-minute walk to West Ferry DLR station, Riverside Plaza couldn’t be better placed for an early-bird flight from London City airport. From hotel...

Since its construction in 1991, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona has become known as one of the city’s original luxury hotels. Its unique, modern design forever altered the city landscape, and this...

Kohinoor is undoubtedly the most valuable diamond in the world. Befittingly, its eponymous hotel, ITC Kohenur, is the most luxurious property in Hyderabad’s HITEC City, a seamless blend of Nizami heritage...

Travel writer and spa expert Lorelle Williams checks into this luxe bohemian getaway. Perched on the tip of a cliff overlooking blue Balearic waters and surrounded by evergreen conifers is the newly opened...

Today’s luxury all-inclusive resort industry has no shortage of options, with an increasing number of high-end properties around the globe getting in the game.  The all-inclusive model, which reportedly...

Located along the scenic East Coast Road of Tamil Nadu, overlooking the gorgeous Bay of Bengal, the Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa is spread over 10 acres of land with beautiful, landscaped...

Southwold is one of the Suffolk coast’s much-loved seaside getaways. Perched on the east coast of England, this charming town welcomes visitors with its own working lighthouse, a sandy beach and not...

So, what connects a 5 star luxury hotel tucked away in the heart of historic London and a spy with the codename 007? There is the fact that James Bond writer Ian Fleming wrote part of Casino Royale at...

Donnington Valley in Newbury, Berkshire is the perfect escape for couples. Boasting an 18-hole golf course, spa, swimming pool and gym with classes aplenty it’s a great escape for those wanting to recuperate...

Once upon a time, the Maharaja of Pilibhit lived in what is the Hotel Naini Retreat today, in Nainital, North India. With it’s fantastic location on the Ayarpatta slopes, at an altitude of 1,995 meters,...

In the month of August I was invited by Sanjay Sharma, Market Vice President, North India, Bhutan & Nepal, Marriott Hotels to visit and write about the two Le Meridien hotels in Bhutan. My first visit...

Every time I visit the Cornish coastline I am astounded by its vast beauty. With each new place I visit I feel that there is even more to discover around the corner and I don’t know if I’ll ever see...

The opulent and luxurious MGM Cotai, the latest addition to the MGM’s portfolio in China and the integrated resort is a seamless mélange of art, entertainment, food cutting edge technology and hospitality....

Kishore and Smita Iyengar sing along with the birds, waltz with the breeze and chill out in the open green at the nerve-stilling Jehan Numa Retreat in India. NATURE’S BOUNTY We stood still on the sit...

In the month of August I was invited by Sanjay Sharma, Market Vice President, North India, Bhutan & Nepal, Marriott Hotels to visit and write about the two Le Meridien hotels in Bhutan. The first...

My recent visit to the city of joy Kolkata proved to be a fabulous one owing to the JW Marriott Kolkata. The first hotel in Kolkata & East India by Marriott International, JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata...

As one of America’s premier hospitality hotbeds, the city of Scottsdale hosts as many as 4.5 million overnight U.S. visitors in a given year with as many as 3.1 million of those visitor nights spent...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao finds a stay at Radisson Bengaluru City Center, a new age boutique hotel mixes business and pleasure seamlessly in a hotel that is high on its design quotient. Located on...

One can go on holiday in Australia’s state of Victoria for a year and never run out of amazing new sights and places to explore. Less than two hours south of Melbourne is one of the area’s most enchanting...

For all its iconic British beauty, the Cotswolds isn’t really the type of place to visit if you want to be surprised. You go to admire its unique upmarket-yet-pastoral appeal – honey-coloured cottages,...

As I spiral (far too rapidly for my liking) towards my 30th birthday, I’m frantically attempting to tick things off of my bucket list. And it dawned on me that, despite considering myself well-travelled,...

Words by Priya Joshi The strains of the theme tune to the Godfather drift on the air against the setting sun. It could only be Sicily. But the Club Med luxury resort is a world away from the drama of the...

For the hotel that is named for royalty (les trois rois= the three kings) – and has hosted some too – the five star Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel is the epitome of luxury. With palatial interiors,...

At Sula Vineyards, India’s number one winery and largest wine producer in the country, there is so much to do that it makes for a holiday like no other. Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao checks in to...

Leading travel and food writer Smita Iyengar wallows in regal opulence laid out in pristinely alluring environs of one of India’s finest, bespoke contemporary luxury hospitality addresses. UNIQUE IDENTITY Set...

If your idea of a good vacation involves water as the prime attraction, then Marina del Rey is for you. Billed as Los Angeles’ “coastal playground,” this city boasts water activities abounding year-round....

It’s official – the Swiss are good at everything. We sent Pippa Park to one of Europe’s finest medical spas to discover the art of relaxation… Sometimes you just need to run away and recharge your...

If you’re visiting Vienna and consider yourself an adventurous, independent traveller – who also just happens to enjoy the finer things in life – then staying in one of the city’s many five-star...

Amsterdam, the city of bicycles, canals, museums, boats and so much more. Despite what captures many people’s attention when you mention an upcoming visit to the city, it’s not all about the red light...

In a world where we’ve become resigned to steadily getting less and less in return for what we pay (‘budget’ airlines, ‘small plates’ in restaurants, ‘self service’...

Words by Kris Griffiths While London is blessed with several prestigious, high-end hotels, from The Ritz on Piccadilly to The Savoy on Strand, there’s something about Mayfair that just dials up the...

Tongsai Bay has been included in the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of The World’ collection for over twenty years and the moment you step out of the chauffer driven car that meets you at the island’s tiny...

If you looked up the definition of a wellness retreat in a dictionary there would probably be a small, unassuming photo of Lifehouse Spa in Essex. As you approach along the long drive, the large black...