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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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Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town at Cape View Clifton

Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town at Cape View Clifton

Katie Ann Lamb discovers the excellent adults only property, Cape View Clifton, which is in the heart of Cape Town and offers beautiful views of the surrounding scenery… Often people are reluctant to travel as they aren’t keen on the ‘hotel’ environment. Cape View Clifton consists of seven elegantly appointed, expansive suites, each of which […]

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Kurumba Maldives: A magical experience for all the family

Kurumba Maldives: A magical experience for all the family

Are you thinking about planning a family trip to the Maldives? Our Editor, Dr. Laura Toogood, visited Kurumba Maldives to explore this beautiful island resort and consider its suitability for all ages… The Maldives is a renowned honeymoon destination. With constant warm air and sea temperatures, glorious sunsets and idyllic scenery, it is one of […]

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Valentine’s Day treats in the UK: From mini breaks to Michelin-starred meals

Valentine’s Day treats in the UK: From mini breaks to Michelin-starred meals

Want to treat yourself and your partner to a special Valentine’s Day getaway or a few cocktails and a delicious meal? Here is some inspiration for where to spend the most romantic day of the year… Country escape at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Cotswolds Experience the chocolate-box charm of the Cotswolds with Cotswold House […]

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The splendour of the Taj Cape Town

The splendour of the Taj Cape Town

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN From the moment that I arrived kerbside at the Taj Cape Town, I was overwhelmed by the opulence and history this hotel exudes. I suppose this is expected from a brand that originated as far back as 1903 from Mumbai, India. The company now has a strong international presence. As of 2018, […]

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Shape up for the slopes: Four exercises to help you get fit for skiing

Shape up for the slopes: Four exercises to help you get fit for skiing

The ski season is upon us, and Our Retreat Chamonix – a new ski, yoga and mobility retreat in the foothills of Mont Blanc – is set to take to the slopes for the first time in February 2019. For savvy skiers who want to make the most out of their time in the snow, […]

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Plan a healthy holiday for 2019

Plan a healthy holiday for 2019

If you’re planning a ‘better you’ for the New Year and making some lifestyle adjustments, perhaps a healthy holiday could be on the cards. We have some ideas for wellness breaks that range from tackling sleep problems to enjoying time without technology… The Digital Detox Holiday – Sri Lanka Disconnect from the outside world and tune […]

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Exclusive Christmas Private Jet Package to Lapland

Exclusive Christmas Private Jet Package to Lapland

The ultimate Christmas trip to Santa’s hometown is available thanks to Air Charter Service’s no-expense-spared private jet holiday to Swedish Lapland. Taking place from 23-27 December and exclusively available to just 12 people staying in a luxury lodge with private chef, this four-night festive fairy-tale includes a magical visit to Santa on Christmas Day and […]

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Hotel Aurelio offers Bentley Winter Tour in Lech

Hotel Aurelio offers Bentley Winter Tour in Lech

This season, to celebrate its 10th anniversary five star superior Hotel Aurelio is offering guests an even more luxurious way to experience the Austrian resort of Lech, with the prestigious Bentley Winter Tour. Guests at Hotel Aurelio will be able to experience four of Bentley’s latest models, including two SUVs from their Bentayga range and […]

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Five of the best winter wellness retreats for Christmas and New Year

Five of the best winter wellness retreats for Christmas and New Year

If merely the thought of darker days and cold temperatures is spinning you into a winter slump, fear not, you can plan an escape to warmer parts of the world. There are some amazing winter wellness retreats around the globe. From adventurous fitness in Oman and mountain trekking in India to holistic healing experiences in […]

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Verona: The Secret Cultural Capital of Italy

Verona: The Secret Cultural Capital of Italy

Looking for somewhere to go on vacation? If you like great culture, fine food and fabulous weather then Verona in Italy could be the place for you as this is deemed the secret cultural capital of the country by many. This beautiful city has a tremendous amount to offer whether you are travelling with that […]

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Naples: Why It Should be on Your 2019 Getaway List

Naples: Why It Should be on Your 2019 Getaway List

Planning a getaway in 2019? There are many fantastic destinations all around the world to consider, but one which should certainly be on your list is Naples. This fabulous city found in sunny southern Italy is a beautiful part of the world with rich culture, a lovely climate and intriguing history with Pompeiian ruins and […]

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Greek island adventures at Santa Marina Beach Hotel

Greek island adventures at Santa Marina Beach Hotel

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands, located in the southern side of the Aegean Sea. It is easy to understand why it is one of the most popular destinations in the country, thanks to its distinctive beaches and ancient culture, which includes delightful towns, medieval castles and monasteries. […]

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Escape to Crete for sunshine, snorkelling and a sublime spa experience at Cavo Spada

Escape to Crete for sunshine, snorkelling and a sublime spa experience at Cavo Spada

By KATIE ANN LAMB I had never been to Greece before and after a recent visit, I can say that I have definitely been missing out! It is an incredible place and I can’t wait to return. I recently stayed at the 5*star luxury resort and spa, Cavo Spada, which is located in the beautiful and […]

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Solent Forts: A luxury hotel experience in the middle of the sea

Solent Forts: A luxury hotel experience in the middle of the sea

By CAT TOOGOOD Finding a unique venue for a special celebration can be challenging, especially if you don’t want to travel too far. I happened to stumble across the gem that is Solent Forts when organising a recent hen weekend and lucky for me it offered everything I needed in one spectacular place! Located just […]

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Paradise for children! Enjoy family fun in the sun at the Martinhal Sagres, Portugal

Paradise for children! Enjoy family fun in the sun at the Martinhal Sagres, Portugal

The Martinhal Sagres is certainly in the running for the best family resort destination in Europe. This beachside complex is ideal for those looking to spend some time abroad with children of all ages. In addition to offering plenty of activities to help keep little ones occupied, all of the restaurants and bars welcome babies, […]

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Princesa Yaiza: A perfect luxury destination for your first family sun holiday

Princesa Yaiza: A perfect luxury destination for your first family sun holiday

By Laura Toogood Finding sunshine and a climate where it’s warm enough to lie out on the beach and dine alfresco with just a pashmina for cover can be challenging at the start of summer for those of us based in the UK. Especially if you don’t want to fly half way around the world. […]

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