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Sloaney Travel features some of the world’s most desirable holiday destinations and also explores luxurious locations throughout Great Britain. We recently launched The Sloaney Travel Guide

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A fabulous location and sheer luxury awaits at the Intercontinental London Westminster

By LAURA TOOGOOD Location, location, location! It would be hard to find a better-placed hotel in London than the latest destination launched by the Intercontinental brand. The Intercontinental in Westminster is a truly fabulous five star hotel that is situated at the heart of St James’s and a stone’s throw away from The Queen’s residence […]

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Charlotte Dainton packs her bags to party with the social elite in Ibiza

The time of year is nearly upon us when the social elite flock to the paradise island of Ibiza to party around the clock as some of the world’s best exclusive clubs welcome the start of a new season. The Sloaney team will be attending some of the most extravagant parties on the calendar under […]

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One night in Paris: Luxury and glamour awaits those visiting the French capital

By LAURA TOOGOOD, assisted by SARAH BACON Spring is renowned as being the best time of year to visit Paris; however on a recent trip I came to the conclusion that the French capital is wonderfully alluring throughout the year. It is filled with exquisite restaurants and vibrant shows whilst also rich in culture and history. Hosting many […]

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Escape for a traditional city break at the luxurious Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin

By LAURA TOOGOOD Dublin faces stiff competition in the running for a European city break with the likes of Paris and Rome only a short flight away from London. However, whilst it may not boast as many world-renowned historic sites, the Irish capital is ideal for those seeking a relatively peaceful city retreat that has a […]

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A trip to Lake Tahoe will prove Heavenly for skiers

By LAURA TOOGOOD After spending a weekend in San Francisco (travel feature here), I set off to explore some of California’s most beautiful ski slopes. The car journey to Heavenly Ski Resort took approximately three and a half hours, with the highway providing a quick and easy route to the mountains. The resort is situated […]

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‘I left my heart in San Francisco’… at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel

By LAURA TOOGOOD San Francisco certainly lives up to its reputation as being one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. This is a city you simply must make the effort to visit; it is rich with culture and boasts an eclectic mix of people who create a welcoming atmosphere. The eleven hour flight is made […]

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Beautiful Bermuda: A picturesque island framed by coral beaches and turquoise sea

By LAURA TOOGOOD The first piece of land you reach when crossing the Atlantic is the tiny island of Bermuda, which is located adjacent to The Carolinas. The British Airways flight to this little portion of paradise takes approximately seven hours from London Gatwick and you won’t be disappointed on arrival. Bermuda boasts unspoiled coral […]

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It’s snow time! Head for the slopes this February with Powder White

Is Britain’s cold snap and snowy landscape reminding you of flying down ski slopes and sipping mulled wine? If so, it is not too late to book a visit to the mountains and Powder White has just released some great options for February… Chalet Oliquin, Verbier Chalet Oliquin is a beautiful traditional freestanding chalet situated […]

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Enjoy a luxurious start to the New Year at Grosvenor House Apartments

Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living are helping to alleviate any post-party blues with the ultimate ‘New Year, New You’ stay. For those wanting to get a head start on resolutions and enjoy some restorative pampering, new luxury hotel residence Grosvenor House Apartments makes for the perfect retreat. The Grosvenor House Apartments overlook London’s prestigious […]

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The Kingsbrae Arms presents a luxury holiday in Canada for seafood lovers

If you love seafood – particularly lobster – then a trip to the Kingsbrae Arms is a must during 2013. Located in St. Andrews by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, the luxurious five star hideaway has recently launched a culinary seafood package that is designed for those passionate about food and sustainability. As one of only a […]

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Plan an escape to the magical Moroccan Writing Retreat at Tigmi, Marrakech

Is the gloomy British weather making you pine for warmer climes and nudging you to plan your 2013 summer holidays abroad? Whilst it may seem a long way away, we have just been notified about a luxury break that will encourage your imagination to run wild. The Creative Writing Retreat in Morocco has just been […]

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Treat yourself to the ‘Chocolate Dream’ package at the Kensington Hotel

Chocolate Week may have officially passed, but here at The Sloaney, we certainly don’t need just seven days to indulge in some delicious treats. In fact, it goes without saying, that we love chocolate everyday of the year! So, if you fancy spoiling yourself this month, The Kensington Hotel is offering the ‘Chocolate Dream Package’. […]

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Sicily offers sunshine, raw culture, ancient history and lavish luxury

If you want to prolong the arrival of autumn and escape our increasingly damp climate, the Sicilian beaches are still bathed in sunshine and the southern region of Italy is ready to welcome you with open arms. As our Editor mentioned in her most recent comment piece, there is no better way to start your […]

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Botanique will provide Brazil with its first super luxury hotel and spa

As London takes a step back to reality after playing host to the 2012 Olympic Games, many sports fans are already looking ahead to Rio in 2016. As Brazil prepares to host the next Olympics, the first authentic Brazilian luxury hotel and spa plans to open its door to visitors. Botanique Hotel and Spa is nestled amid […]

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Escape for Hummingbird Pilates and pampering at Stoke by Nayland Lodges

By HALLE CARLSON As the name suggests, these brand new lodges build at the Stoke by Nayland hotel on the Essex-Suffolk border offer a wellness experience for those wanting to improve their longevity. Isolated from the impressive hotel – which hosts professional level golf tournaments and upscale weddings and events – these five boutique, Ecolodge […]

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Discover the best of British Country Pursuits at the luxurious Vineyard at Stockcross

With the Olympic Games fast approaching, there has never been a better time to take some inspiration from this sporting occasion and try a new outdoor activity. This summer, luxury five star hotel, The Vineyard at Stockcross,  has launched an exclusive package to celebrate the very best of the British countryside. Located in the heart […]

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Ten Manchester Street provides guests with a lavish London retreat

By HALLE CARLSON If you are looking for a break from routine or planning a trip to London, then check into the opulent Ten Manchester Street Hotel. Blending into the Georgian side streets of Marylebone, Ten Manchester Street is reminiscent of a certain other famous Number 10. Boasting high ceilings and delicate detail, the architecture […]

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La Bastide de Marie offers privacy, peace and utter opulence in Provence

By NATASHA EDDERY On arrival to La Bastide de Marie, nestled between Bonnieux and Menerbes, I was hit by the heady scents from Cyprus-trees and lavender bushes that lead the way towards the enchanting 18th century stone farmhouse. The setting could not be more perfect, for surrounding the hotel is a jigsaw of vineyards, lavender […]

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Enhance your wellbeing and nourish your mind and body with a trip to Chateau de Milly

If you feel your mind and body needs a little more attention than usual, planning a trip to Chateau de Milly will provide you with an ideal opportunity to indulge your senses. Situated in spectacular French countryside, the ‘NuBeginnings’ retreat is designed to help men and women lose weight and also improve your general wellbeing. A […]

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Plan ahead and explore the American ski experience next season

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge recently enjoyed a ski break in the beautiful surroundings of the Trois Vallees. Kate was accompanied by her parents and sister, Pippa Middleton, who brought along her new rumoured suitor, George Pearcy. As the Spring ski season draws to a close, it is time to look ahead to […]

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New York; the perfect city break for wining, dining and lots of shopping!

BY LAURA TOOGOOD Before last weekend I had never been to New York City but it always appears in the top holiday destinations of friends, family and colleagues alike. Whether it is the imposing skyline, famous tourist attractions, fantastic shopping deals or chic bars, there is certainly plenty to absorb during a weekend break to […]

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Luxury private castle available to rent on the Dorset Coastline

If you want to enjoy a weekend of sea sports on the British coastline or simply fancy treating some friends to a luxury ‘stay-cation’, the enchanting Pennsylvania Castle is now available to rent.     Situated on the beautiful Dorset coastline, the castle is positioned on a cliff top that overlooks the sea. Affectionately known […]

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Great food, dramatic scenery and plenty of ‘craic’; Dublin proves an ideal city break

BY LAURA TOOGOOD Although it may not be an obvious choice for a romantic city break, Dublin offers visitors the chance to explore Irish traditions, as well as contemporary European culture. Those making a trip to the Emerald Isle will not only enjoy some breathtaking scenery on the periphery of the capital, but you will […]

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Verbier; superb skiing and some of the best nightlife in the Swiss Alps

BY NATASHA EDDERY We are nearly three quarters of the way through our horrid British winter and while it will be a great relief to see the back of it, this also means the end of the ski season is fast approaching! If you haven’t had the opportunity to hit the slopes yet, now is […]

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Sloaney Travel: Enjoy one of the world’s first environmentally conscious luxury hotels

If you are looking to spoil someone special with a luxury night in one of London’s hidden secrets, look no further than Hotel Rafayel. Located near to the city’s Heliport, this hotel is off the beaten track but offers spacious and contemporary rooms, with truly stunning views that overlook the River Thames. Designed by architect James Burland, […]

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Sloaney Travel: A winter break in the Cotswolds

With Royal residents and superstars such as Kate Moss positioning the Cotswolds as one of England’s most fashionable areas, why not nip out of the city and enjoy a winter break in one of the most desirable counties in the country. Cowley Manor is a beautiful 5* Hotel and Spa located in Gloucestershire. Approached through winding lanes, […]

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Sloaney Travel: British luxury at the Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa

We continue our Sloaney Getaways series by exploring the very best of British luxury. The Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Surrey is situated within 123 acres of rolling parkland and the traditional country house is accompanied by one of the UK’s most prestigious spas. What makes this retreat so appealing is that you can relax in beautiful countryside that […]

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Sloaney Travel: Spoil someone special in the opulent surroundings of the May Fair Hotel

As Christmas draws closer, The Sloaney is previewing some top destinations for a weekend break on our homeland. Our first review focused on Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, which is a luxurious and secluded retreat situated in a beautiful Wiltshire estate. However, you don’t have to venture to the countryside to seek relief from the hustle and bustle of city […]

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Sloaney Travel: Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa provides a luxurious retreat this October

Over the next few weeks, The Sloaney will feature some luxury destinations that can provide you with the perfect retreat in our glorious homeland. The first prized location is Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa. This beautiful country house is situated in a 500 acre estate and offers a high level of privacy for those seeking seclusion. A proud member […]