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Valencia: Explore beautiful beaches and the charming city from the luxurious Hotel Balneario Las Arenas

Valencia: Explore beautiful beaches and the charming city from the luxurious Hotel Balneario Las Arenas

The Sloaney Travel Team has visited many places in Spain. From the marvellous Madrid, which is a foodie’s paradise, to the delightfully sophisticated Seville and the glamour of Marbella. We have fallen in love with this country, time and time again. Despite having visited several areas on a number of occasions, there remains much to […]

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Sporting family fun for all generations at Oliva Nova Beach and Golf Resort

Sporting family fun for all generations at Oliva Nova Beach and Golf Resort

If you are a sporty family with young children and looking to enjoy some end of summer sun, or thinking ahead to next year’s holiday season, Oliva Nova Beach and Golf Resort has a lot to offer. The excellent facilities are complemented by a fabulous long, sandy beach where the sea is warm and inviting. […]

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The Spa at South Lodge is the ultimate destination for rest and relaxation

The Spa at South Lodge is the ultimate destination for rest and relaxation

For a spectacular spa break in the UK, you should look no further than The Spa at South Lodge. Over the years, The Sloaney travel team has visited many incredible spas around the world and it is fair to say that The Spa at South Lodge is one of the very best. The facilities are […]

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Enjoy the glitz and glamour of the Cote d’Azur with a luxurious family stay at the JW Marriott Cannes

Enjoy the glitz and glamour of the Cote d’Azur with a luxurious family stay at the JW Marriott Cannes

It feels wonderful to be able to travel again. Living through a pandemic certainly makes you reflect on life and appreciate how lucky we are to live in an era when so many wonderful destinations are easily accessible. Now that many international borders have fully opened, it is time to reinvigorate our desire to explore, […]

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Cannes Special: The best beach clubs in Cannes

Cannes Special: The best beach clubs in Cannes

With summer in full swing, we are running a Cannes special and will be featuring all of the best bits about this wonderful holiday destination. The long sandy beaches are a highlight of this part of the French Riviera. They are packed with great hospitality destinations and here is our pick of the best beach […]

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Fairmont Maldives launches The Sustainability Lab

Fairmont Maldives launches The Sustainability Lab

We have fond memories of visiting the Maldives and look forward to exploring this beautiful part of the world again in the future. During our previous trip, it was very interesting to learn about the threats to the Maldives and its beautiful sea life. Sustainability initiatives are essential for helping to preserve this special part […]

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Introducing two of London’s most anticipated hotel openings of 2022

Introducing two of London’s most anticipated hotel openings of 2022

With the arrival of the new year, we are also excited to welcome some additions to the London luxury travel scene. We are delighted to alert readers of The Sloaney to the following destinations, which will open during 2022… THE TWENTY TWO The Twenty Two, a new hotel with an all-day public restaurant and a […]

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Christmas Celebrations in Chelsea with Sloane Place

Christmas Celebrations in Chelsea with Sloane Place

Oh, how wonderful to be able to celebrate Christmas with all the frills and trimmings again this year! Sloane Place is looking forward to spoiling its guests during this upcoming festive season as the place for family and friends to gather for delicious food and inventive cocktails where frivolities can unfold. With 27 stylish rooms and an […]

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New gourmet openings at Val d’Isère

New gourmet openings at Val d’Isère

Val d’Isère is broadening its world class food and drink scene this season, with the opening of a new range of culinary hotspots in the French Alps. From three new gourmet Italian restaurants, Gigi, LOULOU at Airelles and Cucùcina at Folie Douce, to the Peruvian inspired L’Altiplano 2.0, and unique wine list at La Charpenterie, […]

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Val d’Isère welcomes back families with new experiences for all ages

Val d’Isère welcomes back families with new experiences for all ages

Edited for The Sloaney Travel pages by Patricia Bech As families head back to the slopes again, Val d’Isère, a proud holder of the French government’s Family Plus Label, is pleased to introduce a selection of new family-friendly activities for the upcoming season. From a new ski area for teens, mountain yeti courses and yoga […]

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Radisson Collection launches new global art series

Radisson Collection launches new global art series

Edited by Patricia Bech Radisson Collection, which is the premium part of the Radisson Hotel Group, has announced a new series of global art collaborations. The Radisson Collection will be working with local emerging artists to create a curated selection of immersive artwork and creative lifestyle experiences for guests to enjoy. The new global art […]

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Ocean Club welcomes back jetsetter guests

Ocean Club welcomes back jetsetter guests

By Patricia Bech Double vaccintated British residents can travel to amber and green list countries and one of Spain’s favourite beach clubs is going to be a popular choice, writes Patricia Bech. Marbella has long been hailed Europe’s playground for the beach chic, glamorous holiday maker, with its super yachts, fast cars and upmarket bars […]

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Introducing the new NetJets Membership Programme

Introducing the new NetJets Membership Programme

By Patricia Bech If the pandemic has encouraged you to review how you travel in the future, the launch of the NetJets Membership Programme could be an interesting option to consider. It is designed for those who typically fly for less than 25 hours in a year. The programme offers minimal commitment and a simple […]

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Dining under the pergola, Champagne & Seafood pop-up bar and live performances this summer at Seaham Hall

Dining under the pergola, Champagne & Seafood pop-up bar and live performances this summer at Seaham Hall

Set on Durham’s Heritage Coast, just five minutes from Seaham’s beaches, luxury Georgian manor house Seaham Hall offers the perfect antidote to the confinement of the past few months. With 37 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, and the England Coast Path right on your doorstep, enjoy ample space and plenty of fresh sea air, well away […]

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When We Can Travel: Villas in Tuscany

When We Can Travel: Villas in Tuscany

By Patricia Bech We are still unable to travel at the moment and may be restricted for some time. That doesn’t stop us thinking ahead to the occasions when we will be able to enjoy holidays again. In the latest edition of the When We Can Travel series for The Sloaney, I am previewing some […]

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When We Can Travel: 5 unforgettable experiences a winter holiday in Sweden will bring

When We Can Travel: 5 unforgettable experiences a winter holiday in Sweden will bring

Edited by Patricia Bech We may be enduring another lockdown and unable to travel freely, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking ahead to the times when we can enjoy a holiday. Even if we can’t plan a fun getaway just yet, it is worth reflecting on the places that we may like to explore […]

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The Savoy sets a date to reopen

The Savoy sets a date to reopen

The Savoy is delighted to announce its reopening from 24th September, 2020.   The Savoy Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as of 21st September. Then, from 24th September the hotel will open Thames Foyer, the magnificent glass domed atrium at its heart for afternoon tea from Wednesday through Sunday and the Beaufort Bar, celebrated […]

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Little Emperors presents 5 luxury UK hotel stays for August Bank Holiday

Little Emperors presents 5 luxury UK hotel stays for August Bank Holiday

Little Emperors is a private members luxury hotel club with 35,000 members and 4,000 of the very best luxury hotels globally on its books. With staycations the most popular option for holiday-makers this summer, the club has unveiled its top picks for a UK staycation this August bank holiday. All of the ideas come with dedicated benefits […]

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Road Trip Inspiration: Family-Friendly Properties to Visit by Car

Road Trip Inspiration: Family-Friendly Properties to Visit by Car

By Patricia Bech It is a challenging time to holiday and get away from home. Many people have put their plans on hold for the summer as a result of the pandemic. For many, getting on a plane is still not a preferred option. I have been missing carefree travel a lot, but I also […]

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Discover Alaska on a Pelorus Yacht Expedition

Discover Alaska on a Pelorus Yacht Expedition

As travel restrictions begin to ease in many places around the world, new opportunities are presenting themselves. Our travel correspondent Patricia Bech will be highlighting some of the best over the coming months as we navigate through these challenging times. If you are keen to start exploring the world again as safely as possible, there […]

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Escape to an isolated Italian villa with Tuscany Now & More

Escape to an isolated Italian villa with Tuscany Now & More

As the travel world gradually starts to open up again, Tuscany Now & More is delighted to announce a collection of properties ideally suited for isolated villa holidays. Those longing for an escape to rejuvenate in an idyllic setting can be met with the most luxurious stay far from the liveliness of the city. Il […]

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French Restaurants Are Opening Again: Here’s What You Need To Know

French Restaurants Are Opening Again: Here’s What You Need To Know

Featured Article Visitors to France and Monaco who love dining out will be delighted to know that a selection of cafes and restaurants are opening again as of June 2nd. These eateries will be adhering to a strict health protocol to ensure they are safe to visit – let’s look at the new rules for […]

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Tintswalo: A tranquil, luxury hotel in Cape Town that is located in a magical situation

Tintswalo: A tranquil, luxury hotel in Cape Town that is located in a magical situation

By Katie Ann Lamb Tintswalo is the only luxury Cape Town hotel located within Table Mountain National Park. It is positioned at the base of Chapman’s Peak. It is also the only hotel in the city that is right on the beach. I find this extraordinary, considering one of Cape Town’s best assets is the […]

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Grootbos brings together conservation, community, luxury and relaxation to create a wonderful nature reserve experience

Grootbos brings together conservation, community, luxury and relaxation to create a wonderful nature reserve experience

By Katie Ann Lamb Grootbos is a luxury eco-nature reserve close to the Southern tip of Africa. It is set in beautiful surroundings and tucked between mountains, forest and the sea. The reserve combines contemporary style and luxury but it also boasts a chilled vibe and a relaxed natural environment. Grootbos makes you feel both […]

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Tschuggen Hotel Group to launch The Organic Pharmacy and Londontown products in all its hotels

Tschuggen Hotel Group to launch The Organic Pharmacy and Londontown products in all its hotels

NEWS ¦ PRESS RELEASE The Swiss Tschuggen Hotel Group is introducing two environmentally-friendly brands in its spas. Products and applications by The Organic Pharmacy will now be available in all the Group’s spas, while Londontown nail polish will be used for manicures and pedicures. The decisive factors behind the selection of these product lines were […]

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Page8 Hotel collaborates with The National Portrait Gallery for David Hockney Exhibition

Page8 Hotel collaborates with The National Portrait Gallery for David Hockney Exhibition

Page8 Hotel is delighted to announce that they are the official hotel partner for the David Hockney: Drawing from life exhibition, to be held in The National Portrait Gallery from 27th February to 28th June 2020, after which the gallery closes for three years for a major refurbishment. This is the first major exhibition devoted […]

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Buenos Aires and Beyond

Buenos Aires and Beyond

James Ellis finds Argentina an exciting, friendly and inexpensive holiday destination… I was expecting Buenos Aires (BA) to be pretty special, as capital cities go. Built on a grid system on unlimited tracts of land to the west of the River Plate, at a time when Argentina was the world’s fifth richest country, it is […]

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Courmayeur Mont Blanc Hosts Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience for 7th Consecutive Year

Courmayeur Mont Blanc Hosts Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience for 7th Consecutive Year

NEWS ¦ PRESS RELEASE Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Italy is delighted to announce details of the 7th annual Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience taking place from 12th – 15th March 2020. Created by Momentum Ski’s Amin Momen and Heston Blumenthal, the event has a renowned and well-deserved reputation for attracting outstanding chefs to the Italian gourmet resort […]

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Travel News Bulletin

Travel News Bulletin

Patricia Bech highlights some of the latest offers, travel news and experiences… Badrutt’s Palace celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the first flight between London and St. Moritz Grande-dame bastion of Alpine innovation, Badrutt’s Palace, is delighted to announce the launch of its own branded plane next month offering direct flights to St. Moritz from London. […]

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New menu by two-Michelin starred chef Édouard Loubet at Le M de Megève

New menu by two-Michelin starred chef Édouard Loubet at Le M de Megève

This winter, 5-star hotel Le M de Megève is teaming up with two-Michelin starred Chef, Édouard Loubet, who has composed the food menus for Le M’s restaurant and bar. The menus will be available from December 18th onwards, when the hotel re-opens its doors for the ski season. The hotel’s new Executive Chef – who […]

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Winter Sun: Ideas for a New Year getaway

Winter Sun: Ideas for a New Year getaway

Winter has certainly arrived in the UK and the recent drop to minus figures has reminded us all about the time of year. For those who are missing the warm summer days and longing for some rays of sunshine, here are some ideas of places to visit for a New Year getaway… The Maldives This […]

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Val d’Isère unveils plans to celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 winter season

Val d’Isère unveils plans to celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 winter season

Snow is already piling up on the pistes above Val d’Isère in spectacular style! It’s a timely moment for the resort to announce plans for the official start to the 2019-2020 winter season with First Tracks. This annual get-together is the most awaited date in the calendar for all dedicated fans of Val d’Isère. The […]

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Escape to the country for a luxurious stay at Highbullen Hotel in Devon

Escape to the country for a luxurious stay at Highbullen Hotel in Devon

As the nights draw in, there is something very appealing about disappearing to a secluded spot in the countryside and indulging in a luxurious weekend away. With plenty of festive fun on the horizon, an autumn break can be the best way to reboot your energy levels ahead of Christmas. Highbullen Hotel is a fabulous […]

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Longevity Vilalara Thalassa and Medical Spa: A healthy, family-friendly resort in Portugal

Longevity Vilalara Thalassa and Medical Spa: A healthy, family-friendly resort in Portugal

By Katie Ann Lamb Located on the Algarve Coast with breathtaking views of its own private and secluded beach, sits Longevity Vilalara Thalassa and Medical Spa. This is the ultimate family-friendly wellness destination. With health-focused holidays becoming very fashionable, this resort couldn’t be more perfect for anyone looking for a short break geared towards wellness […]

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Explore the Balearic Islands in October Aboard a Yacht

Explore the Balearic Islands in October Aboard a Yacht

Featured Article In search of the ultimate yacht charter destination this October? Whether you want to simply soak up the end-of-season Mediterranean sun, dip your toes into crystal-clear aquamarine waters, or enjoy rich culture and heritage, exploring the Balearic Islands in October offers the ideal yacht charter destination, offering a decadent break from busy day-to-day […]

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Luxury on land and sea in Polignano a Mare

Luxury on land and sea in Polignano a Mare

The imposing cliffs of Polignano a Mare are synonymous with the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. However, the opportunity to watch divers free-falling from up to 27m, is not the only reason to visit this beautiful Italian town and its nearby surroundings. The coastline from Bari to Monopoli contains many hidden delights. The area is […]

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The Gennadi Grand Resort: A luxury, eco-friendly summer retreat in Rhodes

The Gennadi Grand Resort: A luxury, eco-friendly summer retreat in Rhodes

Finding a hotel that offers the perfect balance between luxury relaxation and a family-friendly atmosphere isn’t the easiest task. I was pleased to discover the Gennadi Grand Resort in Rhodes, which is a property that has managed to get it right and it is an appealing destination for all. I personally love Greece. Although it […]

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Zafiro Palace Palmanova: A masterclass in combining luxury with a family-friendly holiday environment

Zafiro Palace Palmanova: A masterclass in combining luxury with a family-friendly holiday environment

Holidaying with young children or babies is an entirely different experience to travelling with adult company. Embarking on your first trip abroad with little ones can be a daunting prospect for some. The Sloaney Travel Team recently set off on an adventure – with babies in tow – to discover a destination that is family-friendly […]

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The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia continues to impress with its spectacular views and hospitality

The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia continues to  impress with its spectacular views and hospitality

By James Ellis, Travel Adviser I recently returned to Livingstone, Zambia, but this time when the mighty Zambezi, my favourite of all rivers, is in full flood. The facts that it is the source of the largest sheet of falling water in the world, some 1708 metres long, that generates 625 million litres of water […]

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A taste of summer at Finca Cortesin

A taste of summer at Finca Cortesin

It has been a while since The Sloaney Travel Team has visited Spain. A couple of years ago we set off on a ‘Sunshine Tour’ and explored the likes of Seville, Jerez de la Frontera and Marbella. This week, we returned to the Costa del Sol once again and stumbled across the beautiful golf resort, […]

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