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Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, has opened its first hotel in Macedonia, the Skopje Marriott Hotel. Situated on Macedonia Square, in the heart of the city’s business...

Words by Lara Bevan and Natasha Heard. Nestled within the Devonshire countryside stands the Victorian manor house, known as Huntsham Court, whose closest neighbour is the local wildlife. The exclusive...

Tony heaves from the behind the villa an ancient looking pot he had bought from a local Moroccan market earlier that day. “What do you think? It’s a traditional olive oil pot”, he says,...

Fancy drinking a “Slammer” in the very cells where Ronnie and Reggie Kray were once detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure? With the former Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police...

Awarded as the ‘Best Leading City Break Destination in Europe’ by the World Travel Awards for the past two years, Geneva is unveiling a groundbreaking campaign aimed at showcasing its beautiful...

Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa, situated in the famous horse-racing town of Newmarket, Suffolk, is nestled in three acres of secluded rose gardens and adjacent to some of the most famous paddocks and training...

Named Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel for 11 consecutive years at the World Travel Awards, Vila Joya is once again ready to welcome guests and gourmets from the four corners of the world in summer...

The Royal Horseguards, situated on the banks of the River Thames, is an iconic hotel in the heart of London. Dating back to 1884, the award winning 5 star hotel beautifully fuses old world glamour with...

Nicholas Gibbons visits the English capital and spends a night at The Mondrian London, an ultra-contemporary hotel with a strong nautical feel located in a sensational position on the south bank of the...

A visit to the Cornish coastline often brings up images of long lazy walks and beach visits with an evening spent lazily drinking wine and dining on delicious food. That is exactly what Fowey gave me with...

Next year will see the opening of Portonovi – an exclusive 60 acre premium resort set on the secluded shores of Montenegro’s picturesque Bay of Boka Kotorska where the mountains meet the sea. This...

With an abundance of five-star retreats to choose from in the UK, only a select few hotels have managed to balance luxury and laughter to satisfy both the grown-ups and the kids in equal measure. Below...

Luxury resort Hillside Beach Club, Fethiye, Turkey has partnered with two top London health and fitness experts to create a holistic fitness retreat in the breathtaking surroundings of the Turkish Riviera...

If you are looking to make the most of the upcoming May Bank Holiday with a last minute escape, but aren’t prepared to sacrifice on quality accommodation, then our friends at Snaptrip may offer the perfect...

Ynyshir Hall is a special foodie destination, surrounded by the Cambrian Mountains, independently owned for almost 30 years, food has always been at the heart of everything. The late Joan Reen developed...

What do couples look for in a romantic holiday? Typically it’s an exotic location to reconnect as well as a place to relax and have fun while creating memories. The discerning couple will also seek out...

Luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels, has announced its iconic destination, Grace Santorini, is undergoing extensive enhancements, reopening for the summer season on 2 May 2016. The hotel’s complete...

Lulu Townsend, founder and managing director of Chic Retreats; the website that’s passionate about boutique hotels and luxury villas, suggests her favourite selection of ‘Hidden Italian gems’. Whether...

If you haven’t been to the Plaza Hotel Las Vegas lately and can make your way to the property, you’re in for a surprise. The hotel has undergone a litany of physical renovations and operational changes...

Visitors to Pinhão in Portugal will be able to enjoy the best of the Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, after the historic Vintage House Hotel reopened its doors to the public...

If you’re looking for a traditional country house getaway, in the West Country, Highbullen Hotel is the perfect destination. Set in a stunning estate, Highbullen has recently been refurbished to...

Sitting elegantly on Bristol’s Harbourside is the upmarket and modern, The Bristol Hotel. The contemporary décor of the hotel reflects the vibrant feel of the city on which it stands. The central...

For a stay in England’s exciting capital, Park Plaza County Hall comes highly recommended for practicality and location. If you are lucky enough to stay in the 11th floor corner suite like I did, expect...

Set in 10 acres of beautiful, sprawling grounds, Mallory Court is the epitome of a quintessential English country house hotel – and the matriarch of the esteemed Eden Hotel Collection. Boasting 31...

Planning a luxury overseas trip in April? Here are five of the world’s best hotels you should be considering right now. Indonesia W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak Featuring 229 retreats,...

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel is a grand four-star venue exuding Victorian-style charm. Located in the heart of the historic city-centre, it is adjacent to Bristol Cathedral and close to many of the city’s...

It’s not long now before the clocks go forward and we officially head into springtime. Those dark days and chilly nights will soon be over and it’s time to look forward to all the upcoming...

In the world of modern travel – wellness is a chorus that grows louder every season. Busy lives dictate that moments away need to include a focus on healing and health. Luxury hotels are now delivering...

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, situated in the famous horse-racing town of Newmarket, Suffolk, is nestled in three acres of secluded rose gardens and adjacent to some of the most famous paddocks and training...

Situated high above Villars in Switzerland, Solais is a chalet that is the epitome of a beautiful design and an incredible imagination, both inside and out. We take a look at this architectural wonder. At...

A restored National Trust-owned 17th century house with views across to Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, Bodysgallen Hall near Llandudno, an award-winning hotel, restaurant and spa, is the ideal base to explore...

Located one kilometre away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar with its 585 intimate rooms is a blessing for travellers who don’t want to struggle with...

Le Jardin des Douars is the ultimate independent hotel or ksar (palace) to stay at in Essaouira, combining extensive outdoor space and facilities with secluded accommodation across bedrooms, suites and...

Spain is like marmite: you either love it, or hate it. People love it for its affordability, beautiful temperatures and gorgeous Mediterranean food. And the haters? Well, it can be seen as a little tacky,...

Multi-tasking mums around the world will know that juggling the demands of motherhood is not always conducive to connecting with your inner-calm. This Mother’s Day, give mum the break she deserves as...

Lulu Townsend is Founder and Managing Director of Chic Retreats – a website that is passionate about boutique hotels and luxury villas – independently-owned properties where the owners and their...

When it comes to British history, Stratford Upon Avon is the ultimate destination for taking a trip back to the past, and if you’re in need of a comfortable place to rest your weary head after a...

Devon is one of the finest counties from which to escape the stresses of daily life. From beautiful beaches to ancient moorland to picturesque village pubs, you will certainly find something to enjoy in...

Hartwell House is a country house hotel in the village of Hartwell near Aylesbury in leafy Buckinghamshire. Owned by the National Trust, the beautifully restored 18th century stately home is set amongst...

Sleek and sophisticated, offering a minimalist vibe with contemporary apartment sized suites, Kata Rocks is unlike anything else you will find in Thailand this year. With extraordinary sweeping views,...