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Mama Shelter Nice to open as the summer season begins in the Côte d’Azur

Mama Shelter Nice to open as the summer season begins in the Côte d’Azur

This month sees the opening of Mama Shelter Nice. Home to the brand’s first ever rooftop pool, with a bar, pizza oven and barbeque, Mama Shelter opens its doors in the alluring Côte d’Azur. Mama Shelter is part of Ennismore, the creative hotel group that was founded by Sharan Pasricha. The group is rooted in […]

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Best hotels in Lech | Easter Skiing Special

Best hotels in Lech | Easter Skiing Special

As part of our Easter Skiing Special we have been reporting live from the slopes in Lech am Arlberg. This chic Austrian ski resort has benefited from some fantastic late snowfall, which has meant that the conditions for winter sports are likely to be excellent right up until the end of the season on April […]

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Easter Skiing Special: Sloaney TV Highlights

Easter Skiing Special: Sloaney TV Highlights

Those who follow The Sloaney on Instagram (@TheSloaney) have been watching our live coverage from the slopes on our Stories. With excellent snowfall in Oberlech during our visit, the slopes were busy with those who had planned a trip and also last-minute bookers who were making the most of the wonderful conditions. The stunning family-friendly […]

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Easter Skiing Special: Dressing children for the slopes

Easter Skiing Special: Dressing children for the slopes

If you are heading away on a family Easter skiing trip or planning to venture to the slopes next season for the first time with littles ones, we have some top tips for making sure that you are both stylish and practical on the piste. This year, the impressive snowfall in Austria has encouraged people […]

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Easter Skiing Special: Late season snowfall offers excellent spring conditions in the Ski Arlberg area

Easter Skiing Special: Late season snowfall offers excellent spring conditions in the Ski Arlberg area

The Sloaney travel team has been reporting live from the Ski Arlberg area during this year’s Easter Skiing Special, via our Instagram Stories. As followers of our Stories will have seen, conditions have been excellent for Easter skiing in Lech and Oberlech. There has been fresh snowfall almost every evening and predominantly clear skies in […]

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Easter Skiing Special

Easter Skiing Special

This Easter, The Sloaney Travel Team will be reporting live from the slopes, so check out our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages for some action from the piste. Ahead of our 2024 Easter Skiing Special, we are previewing some of the activity that is taking place across Europe in the resorts over the coming weeks, […]

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Dhawa Ihuru: A snorkelling paradise in the Maldives

Dhawa Ihuru: A snorkelling paradise in the Maldives

The Maldives encompasses over 1000 coral islands, which are situated in the Indian Ocean. The surroundings are home to some of the most stunning marine life in the world. The country is well-known as one of the best snorkelling destinations on the planet. It also offers spectacular sunsets, delicious cuisine, welcoming people and it is […]

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#LoveTheBeach: Tips for snorkelling with children

#LoveTheBeach: Tips for snorkelling with children

As part of our #LoveTheBeach campaign, we are highlighting various different activities that you can enjoy when visiting the beach. Whether you are jetting off for some winter sun or getting ready to visit a warm destination this summer, snorkelling offers lots of fun for all the family. Snorkelling with children can be a magical […]

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Ennismore unveils new luxury hospitality openings for 2024

Ennismore unveils new luxury hospitality openings for 2024

Ennismore has announced a number of new hotel and restaurant openings for 2024, which will excite those who enjoy luxury travel. Hotels will be opening in a number of vibrant locations, including London, Paris, Budapest, Dubai and Nice. Gaurav Bhushan and Sharan Pasricha are Co-CEOs of the firm, with Bhushan commenting that the planned growth is […]

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A Long Weekend of Michelin-Starred Mountain Feasts in the Alps

A Long Weekend of Michelin-Starred Mountain Feasts in the Alps

Courmayeur Mont Blanc has announced the return of the Gourmet Ski Experience. It will take place from 22nd to 24th March 2024. Created by Momentum Experiences and Heston Blumenthal 9 years ago, this globally recognised foodie event has a renowned and well-deserved reputation for attracting outstanding chefs to Courmayeur’s gourmet haven. This year, Gourmet Ski is presenting two distinct […]

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Estelle Manor, the latest venture by Sharan Pasricha, is proving an impressive addition to the private members’ club scene

Estelle Manor, the latest venture by Sharan Pasricha, is proving an impressive addition to the private members’ club scene

When it comes to high-end, private country clubs, those in the know are talking about one venue at the moment, namely, Estelle Manor. This stunning new venue opened last year and it has quickly gained a highly desirable reputation. Estelle Manor was acquired by Sharan Pasricha in 2018. The property was previously the home of […]

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Brighten up your weekend with a luxury family city break at The Shelbourne in Dublin

Brighten up your weekend with a luxury family city break at The Shelbourne in Dublin

If you are looking to brighten up your weekend with a brief, but exciting city break, Dublin is only a short flight away and this fun destination is a vibrant place to visit with a young family. The Irish charm is evident throughout the city and there are many wonderful places to visit during a […]

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Petra, rose-red city, half as old as time.

Petra, rose-red city, half as old as time.

James Ellis visits the top of his bucket list… Described by many as the eighth wonder of the world, I was expecting Petra, known as the red-rose city because of the red, yellow, white, black streaks in its sandstone, to be special. However, having walked along As-Siq, a natural gorge 1.5 km. long and some […]

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The Bath Priory: A luxurious family destination in the world heritage city

The Bath Priory: A luxurious family destination in the world heritage city

With four acres of award-winning gardens surrounding the property, The Bath Priory provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Yet, it is positioned in the heart of the stunning world heritage destination, Bath. Bath is a beautiful place to visit throughout the year and there are many tourist attractions to […]

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The Ultimate Family Ski Chalet Experience in Méribel

The Ultimate Family Ski Chalet Experience in Méribel

Ski Specialist, F&P Travel (formerly Fish&Pips) is delighted to introduce its new, all bells and whistles, family ski chalet Meribel style for the coming season, designed to take away the hassle and admin associated with family ski holidays.  From drivers to pick up children from ski-school, delicious homecooked kiddies teas, pizza making classes and chalets packed full […]

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Escape to the Cotswolds: Ellenborough Park launches its Lodge

Escape to the Cotswolds: Ellenborough Park launches its Lodge

Ellenborough Park has launched its brand-new Lodge ,where guests can enjoy a spacious, private retreat in the heart of the countryside with the added bonus of five-star service.  Just outside Cheltenham and at the gateway to the Cotswolds, the Ellenborough Park Lodge has a one bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room as well as its own spacious garden. […]

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What’s new in Davos Klosters for the 2023-24 winter season

What’s new in Davos Klosters for the 2023-24 winter season

In the beautiful Graubünden region of eastern Switzerland, the nation’s snowsports capital Davos Klosters embarks on the 2023-24 winter season with an exciting new downhill piste, a rewilding initiative, the relaunch of a celebrated hotel and two centenaries. Between Usser Isch and the Carjöl areas of the Jakobshorn, the new piste offers strong skiers an […]

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Best beach bars in Valencia

Best beach bars in Valencia

As regular readers will know, here at The Sloaney, we cover many diverse travel destinations. We have visited Spain a number of times and featured various cities. Valencia is up there as one of the best to enjoy and it boasts beautiful beaches, a historic old town, an excellent food scene and plenty of attractions. […]

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What to do in Valencia when it rains

What to do in Valencia when it rains

With autumn making its mark in the UK and across Europe, it is time to start thinking about mini-breaks to cheer us up. Valencia is a beautiful Spanish beachfront city, which benefits from a long and very hot summer. However, its position on the coast means that it is occasionally vulnerable to storms and these […]

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Heathrow Terminal 3 No1 Lounge: Start your journey in style

Heathrow Terminal 3 No1 Lounge: Start your journey in style

Airports can be stressful and very busy places, especially during the school holidays and when delays happen. Booking a lounge can help transform your experience of travelling, whether you are embarking on a business trip or holiday. If you are travelling Business Class, lounge access is one of the added bonuses of a trip and […]

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Val d’Isère announces a line-up of excellent events and activities for the summer

Val d’Isère announces a line-up of excellent events and activities for the summer

Val d’Isère is not just a winter destination. Those wanting to get out into nature and experience something different this summer need look no further, as the popular resort welcomes visitors back for an exciting line-up of events and activities. The Alpine village offers new e-bike tracks, Nordic walking courses, newly opened accommodation, unmissable events […]

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Maldives Special 2023: The Standard Maldives proves an ideal base for a luxury, multi-generational trip to paradise

Maldives Special 2023: The Standard Maldives proves an ideal base for a luxury, multi-generational trip to paradise

Nestled on the beautiful Huruvalhi Atoll, The Standard Maldives is quite simply a paradise island. Since we published our preview of this year’s Maldives Special, The Sloaney Travel Team has been flooded with questions about this magical destination. The Maldives has become a popular part of the world to visit for those seeking winter sun, […]

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Maldives Special 2023: The magic of bioluminescent plankton

Maldives Special 2023: The magic of bioluminescent plankton

There are moments in life that take your breath away and we experienced one of these occasions during our recent trip to The Standard Maldives. Having heard about the bioluminescent plankton that sometimes frequents the beaches in the Maldives, members of The Sloaney Travel Team were eager to find out whether we would be lucky […]

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The Sofitel Frankfurt Opera provides a luxurious base in the heart of Frankfurt

The Sofitel Frankfurt Opera provides a luxurious base in the heart of Frankfurt

Frankfurt is famous for being the financial capital of the EU. Whether you find yourself visiting for business reasons, or simply want to explore this destination for a city break, Frankfurt is a vibrant and welcoming place that has plenty to offer the inquisitive traveller. The city is well-known for having an eclectic mix of […]

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Coming Soon: The Magic of the Maldives

Coming Soon: The Magic of the Maldives

If you are seeking some winter sun or planning a trip for later in the year, the Maldives is a magical destination. The Sloaney Travel Team recently visited the archipelagic state, which is located in the Indian Ocean and surrounded by stunning marine life, for this year’s Maldives Special. Don’t miss our trailer which has […]

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Casa Baglioni opens in Milan

Casa Baglioni opens in Milan

Baglioni Hotels & Resorts has officially opened its latest Milanese hotel, Casa Baglioni, in the design district of Brera – an area known as the ‘artists’ district’ for its timeless charm and considered the most beautiful in Milan. With spaces that draw inspiration from the art and design world of 1960s Milan, the hotel is […]

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Where is there good snow right now?

Where is there good snow right now?

It has been well-documented in the news that some European ski destinations are struggling with snowfall. Unusually high temperatures have left some of the lower ski resorts pretty bare and reliant upon man-made snow. However, not all resorts have been left without winter blizzards. If you are in search of a snowy destination for your […]

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3 Wellness destinations to try in 2023

3 Wellness destinations to try in 2023

We began the year with health, fitness and wellness all in mind. Our recent feature that shares some day-to-day wellness tips is helpful for starting 2023 in a positive frame of mind. Meanwhile, if you are looking to explore the world this year, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, have been taking a […]

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EDITION Hotels announces global expansion plans

EDITION Hotels announces global expansion plans

Edited by Patricia Bech If you are a fan of EDITION Hotels, you will be pleased to learn that there is significant global expansion planned for the coming years. Under the new leadership of Josh Fluhr, Senior Vice President and Global Managing Director, EDITION Hotels is driving global expansion with the portfolio expected to double in size to […]

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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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