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Visit One Of South Africa’s Historic Hotels

South Africa is steeped in history and with that comes a variety of places to stay with a story of their own. Take a trip back in time and visit one of these 15 old world, historic hotels, some of which have been modernly refurbished and each with an interesting history and the charm of […] The post Visit One Of South Africa’s Historic Hotels appeared first on South Africa Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, South Africa, Ten (10) to Inspire


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Featured, Air Travel, Australia, Hotels, Germany, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel


5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic

Since the Dominican Republic hosted its first PGA Tour event in 2018, there’s never been a better time to check out the spectacular golf that the Caribbean paradise has to offer. The island’s best courses speak for themselves: Teeth of the Dog, Punta Espada, and newly-featured Tour host Corales are all among the world’s best. […] The post 5 benefits to choosing a villa in the Dominican Republic appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, Caribbean, Vacation Rentals, Dominican Republic, Regions, Espada


5 luxurious Marrakech riads

For travellers looking for an authentic Marrakech experience it is hard to beat a Riad. That’s a traditional Moroccan house within the historic walls of the Medina. Riad translates from Arabic as garden. Tall airy houses, often three storeys, are based around an internal cooling garden made up of a plunge pool, trees climbing up […] The post appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Morocco, Marrakech, Regions, Medina Riad


Sister City’s AI-Generated Lobby Score

Recorded by Julianna Barwick, an ambient wave of music is determined by the mood of the city Sister City, a new outpost from the people behind the Ace Hotel properties, feels like a secret, futuristic escape. Guests check themselves in at kiosks just inside the lobby doors, which exist beyond a stone patio and a doorman-equipped gate (with an even more private back entrance on …
Tags: Music, New York, Design, NYC, Hotels, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Accommodation, Ace Hotel, Ai, Julianna Barwick, Sister City, Last Light, Rooftop Bars


5 honeymoon destinations for every couple

The upcoming months are among the most popular months to get married; in particular, May, June, and August are busy times for wedding planners and coordinators. While most weddings are planned way ahead of the actual wedding day, there are a few things that often get left to the last minute, and yes that includes […] The post 5 honeymoon destinations for every couple appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Africa, Qatar, Thailand, Accommodation, South Africa, Philippines, Middle East, Resorts, Maldives, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Honeymoons


Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK

The four star St. Ermin’s Hotel is a horseshoe-shaped Grade II Listed mansion that can be found in a tranquil Westminster location, befitting of its reputation as a hotel that is shrouded by mystery and secrecy. St. Ermin’s has a long history of involvement with the British Secret Service and the top two floors served […] The post Short stay: St. Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, London, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Secret Service, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, London UK, St Ermin


In travel tech, 4 rivals merge in Europe to form Altido for property management of Airbnb-style homes

The growth of Airbnb and other big travel startups has given a fillip to the wider travel industry, and today several smaller startups in the short-term property sector are announcing that they have merged to tackle the opportunity with more scale. The UK’s BnbBuddy and The London Residents Club, along with both Hintown from Italy and RentExperience from Portugal — all companies that help manage properties that are listed on platforms like Airbnb — have combined to form a new startup called Alti...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, UK, Enterprise, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Accommodation, Tourism, Italy, Portugal, Airbnb, Vrbo, Allen, Airbnb Homeaway, Michael Allen


Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK

Situated in 8 acres of grounds in the rolling Warwickshire countryside, Macdonald Ansty Hall is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion dating back to 1678. This was our second visit to this 62-bedroom Macdonald Hotels & Resorts hotel, having stayed a few years previously (click here for that review). The welcome We were warmly welcomed […] The post Short stay: Ansty Hall, Ansty, Near Coventry, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Warwickshire, Family Travel, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Western Europe


Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats

With some of the most picturesque and dramatic coastlines in the world, Latin America offers up a plethora of options for romantic coastal retreats. Luxurious resorts, exclusive seaside boutiques and rustic-chic tropical hideaways are all available, meaning there is a hotel to suit all tastes and requirements for your indulgent luxury trip. Here are five […] The post Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Accommodation, Brazil, South America, Resorts, Costa Rica, Central America, Latin America, Belize, Regions


Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK

A mere decade ago, the Benedictine nuns of Stanbrook Abbey were wearing grooves into the floor of their chapel as they knelt to pray, as they had since the 19th century. Then, seeking further peace and seclusion, the nuns relocated to Waas in North Yorkshire. Once the Pope had agreed to deconsecrate Stanbrook Abbey it […] The post Short stay: Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Benedictine, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Waas, Stanbrook Abbey, Stanbrook Abbey Hotel Worcester UK


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, France, Hotels, Spain, Thailand, Accommodation, Pakistan, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel


Short stay: Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK

If you ever feel a touch of nostalgia for England’s 1966 World Cup win, sense the drama when you see that picture of Gazza with a tear in his eye and know that Harry Kane does more than just advertise razors, then a visit to the Hilton at St George’s Park is a must. It […] The post Short stay: Hilton at St. George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Regions, Western Europe


5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world

As the world becomes smaller, travellers are getting ever more adventurous and are not content with merely treading the well-worn holiday paths. They are seeking out unique hotels, in exceptional destinations, which also offer memorable experiences while they are there. Here are some of our favourite places to stay, from a pod on the side […] The post 5 of the most unusual places to stay around the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, Usa, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Italy, Peru, South America, Tanzania, Resorts, North America, Regions


Best city hotels in India

India is a vast country with endless accommodation possibilities. While a lot of the 5 star hotels offer the standard luxury you would expect, there is a handful of them that offer much more, making sure every stay will be something special. Here are my top 5 city hotels in India which give you that […] The post Best city hotels in India appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, India, Accommodation, Regions


Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France

In the heart of a small, pretty village in Provence’s department of Var, just under an hour’s drive from Marseille, is a new luxury hotel called Mas du Brulat. Built in 1594, some 200 years before the French Revolution, this historic building, which now houses not only a hotel but also a restaurant and bar, […] The post Special feature: Mas du Brulat, Provence, France appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Accommodation, Attractions, Marseille, Food And Drink, Vacation Rentals, Provence, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel


THE BEST LUXURY SKI HOTELS

Who doesn’t like to treat themselves to a touch of class while on holiday? With elegant décor, delicious cuisine and impeccable service, our Finest collection of hotels will make your trip extra special. From stylishly modern to boutique chic, here are some of our favourites… Best luxury hotel in France Hotel Le Val Thorens in Val Thorens Framed postcards hang on every bedroom’s velvet feature walls, and a colourful chandelier sparkles around an atrium-style lobby full of mismatched...
Tags: Food, France, Hotels, Sport, Best, Accommodation, Austria, Luxury, Skiing, Italy, Hotel, Andorra, Val Thorens, Grand, Spas, Tui


8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan

Whether confined to school or work holidays or simply set on getting as many ski trips into the season as possible, a spring ski holiday definitely has it`s quirks. While warmer temperatures, sunnier skies and perhaps less crowds are definite pluses to skiing later in the season, slushier snow and fewer open slopes are some […] The post 8 ways to get the most out of Spring skiing in Hakuba, Japan appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hotels, Accommodation, Attractions, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Hakuba Japan


A guide for a luxury weekend in Rome

Millenary, historical, elegant, heritage and, eternal; There are not enough adjectives to describe Rome, one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Whether you’re looking for history, churches, luxury, nature or art, Rome has something that will attract every luxury traveler. I recently spent a long weekend (3 days) rediscovering the eternal city, and […] The post A guide for a luxury weekend in Rome appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Rome, Accommodation, Attractions, Italy, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


Selina raises $100M at an $850M valuation for its network of living spaces for digital nomads

The rising tide of Airbnb is lifting all boats, and today a startup that’s building a series of living-coworking-activity spaces across the world primarily geared at digital nomads is reeling in a sizeable round to take its business to the next level. Selina, which operates a network of 22,000 beds out of boutique hostel-style operations in some 13 countries, has raised $100 million in funding — money that it plans to to use to expand its footprint to 130,000 beds across 400 properties by 2023, ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Real Estate, New York, London, Mexico, Hotels, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, Accommodation, Property, Vacation, Airbnb, WeWork, Panama


Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa

Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa ~ There aren’t many problems a hammock can’t solve… Booking accommodation in South Africa isn’t just about comparing locations and prices. There are so many more things to consider, and finding a place where you can refuel and refresh yourself is first prize… Hammocks […] The post Places Where You Can Hang in a Hammock in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Accommodation, South Africa, Ten (10) to Inspire


7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago

The mysterious Mergui Archipelago, off the east coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, is the newest destination in Asia to open up to luxury travel. With 800 largely uninhabited islands scattered across a broad swathe of the Andaman Sea, the large region was once the rest and recreation playground for Burma’s British colonial holidaymakers dating […] The post 7 once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the new destination Mergui Archipelago appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Thailand, Accommodation, Burma, Myanmar, Resorts, Regions, Andaman Sea, Mergui Archipelago


The Moxy Hotel Chelsea’s ASMR Bedtime Stories

Caroline Vreeland and others leave Whisperlodge videos for guests A giggle follows a whisper. Fingernails run along cardboard. This is a bedtime story, unlike any other, wherein singer Caroline Vreeland employs various Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) techniques to narrate a brief dining experience. All of this and more has been done for an ASMR video program at the new Moxy Hotel Chelsea. Whereas many …
Tags: Travel, Design, NYC, Hotels, Culture, Accommodation, Asmr, Moxy Hotels, Caroline Vreeland, Bedtime Stories, Whisperlodge, Moxy Hotel Chelsea


Oman and the Emirates: your luxury guide to the best of the UAE

When you hear of the UAE or the United Arab Emirates, a few things probably come to mind. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Burj Khalifa, ultra-modern architecture, enormous shopping centers, extravagant entertainment attractions, and a whole lot more. But aside from the well-known tourist attractions and modern-day features, the UAE is known for one […] The post Oman and the Emirates: your luxury guide to the best of the UAE appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Resorts, Uae, Burj Khalifa, Regions


Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles

Both whiskey (or whisky, if you’re in Scotland) and golf got their starts in the British Isles, and it ends up, they pair well together. The long histories of the spirit and the sport mean any local place will have its own version of the story to tell, and you can get a lot of […] The post Favorite whisk(e)y and golf course pairings in the British Isles appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Scotland, Hotels, Accommodation, Ireland, Attractions, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Regions, Going Out, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, Isles


Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi

Malawi is a hidden gem in Africa that is fast emerging as a complete tourist destination, offering safaris, scenery, beaches and rich cultural experiences. But the jewel in the crown of Malawi’s tourist attractions is Lake Malawi – the Rift Valley’s ‘Lake of Stars’. Home to the world’s first freshwater National Park and covering a […] The post Top 4 island paradises of Lake Malawi appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Resorts, Malawi, Lake Malawi, Regions, Rift Valley


6 luxury adventure camps in South America

The idea of luxury adventure camping is to get closer to the sheer beauty of nature in places with very little infrastructure, while at the same time enjoying world-class service in the most comfortable digs. The posh term “glamping” (short for glamorous camping) has turned off some adventurers who might otherwise appreciate the experience itself. Despite […] The post 6 luxury adventure camps in South America appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hotels, Accommodation, Chile, Peru, South America, Ecuador, Adventure Travel, Bolivia, Regions, Speciality Travel


The best luxury travel experiences in Bolivia

Wild, untouched and still decidedly off-the-beaten-track, the appeal of travel in Bolivia is gradually growing to match its most-visited Andean neighbour, Peru. Boasting some of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Latin America, cloud forests, deserts, volcanoes and the Amazon basin – this superbly diverse country has much to explore. Undoubtedly at a much earlier […] The post The best luxury travel experiences in Bolivia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Camping, Accommodation, Attractions, Peru, Food And Drink, South America, Latin America, Bolivia, Regions, Going Out, Travel Miscellany


Airbnb in Kuala Lumpur – Modern private studio with city view for $29 a night

Kuala Lumpur is undergoing a construction boom that is giving the city one of the best skylines in Southeast Asia. With so many apartment towers going up there are plenty of short term apartment rentals on the market. I had a 4 night stay in the city, so I had a look on Airbnb for that visit. I found this studio in the city centre, and knowing where the location was I booked it. The room was advertised for $24.48 USD per night, so after adding cleaning and service fees it was $29.18 per night....
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Accommodation, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Airbnb, Apartment, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Saigon While Airbnb, KL Overall, KL Check


7 unique places to stay in South Africa

South Africa is a heaven for visitors who like to find all types of holiday in one country. Doesn’t matter if you are looking for a great city trip, a safari, a desert retreat or whatever it is, South Africa can provide you with just that. Here’s a list of some unique places which you […] The post 7 unique places to stay in South Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Rail Travel, Resorts, Regions, Speciality Travel



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