The Singular Hotel, Patagonia, Chile, South America

The Singular Hotel, Patagonia, Chile

The insides of an old sheep processing plant make an unconventional foyer for a Leading Hotel of the World—but this is merely the opening scene in an almost art-gallery installation of industrial art married to five-star luxury in the rugged beauties of Chilean Patagnoia. This, the Singular Hotel, is an extraordinary five-star establishment created by […]

The Kunja Villas & Spa, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

The Kunja Bali Villas & Spa

The private villas of The Kunja lie in fashionable Seminyak, minutes from one of Bali’s most famous golden sand beaches, and near enough to the smart restaurants and boutiques to make this a holiday for sybarites. Combining luxury and practicality, the spacious, beautifully designed villas are all about personal service tailored to the individual. Days […]

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Dubai, UAE

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Dubai is a fascinating desert oasis, transformed into a city of unfathomable luxury. The most progressive and dynamic of the United Arab Emirates’ seven sheikdoms, this came about through the endeavours of the al-Maktoum family, who settled at the mouth of the Dubai creek in 1833—and whose current ruler, the familiar figure to English racegoers […]

The Pearl, Marrakech, Morocco

The Pearl, Marrakech

Right in the middle of the Hivernage, the exclusive residential neighbourhood built in the Thirties for French diplomats, the five-star Pearl Marrakech is an opulent affair, atmospheric, lush and contemporary—with the most marvellous rooftop bar, the Sky Lounge, with spectacular views over the medina and the Atlas Mountains beyond. It has a choice of three […]

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas, Kenya, Africa

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas, Kenya

The Kenyan coast south of Mombasa holds beautiful surprises, with immaculate white-sand beaches and turquoise waters stretching all the way to Tanzania, interrupted only by gorgeous coves, coral islands, and fabulous mangrove waterways. This is a genuine Swahili paradise offering memorable Nature reserves, spectacular diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and birdwatching, and an exclusive relaxing hideaway […]

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, Saint Lucia, Caribbean

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina

The scent of nutmeg, coconut, limes, seething foliage, and warm tropical largesse surges from the Caribbean island of St Lucia like a primeval memory. This is one of the Windward Islands, between Martinique and St Vincent. The climate is peach-perfect. Clouds one moment purply-dark and rain-bearing are followed by white sky-fluff, then pure blue. When […]

Tobago Plantations Beach & Golf Resort: Private Villa, Caribbean

Tobago Plantations Beach & Golf Resort

Columbus named it ‘Bellaforma’ in 1498. Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels there in the 1950s, a bottle of Bollinger on ice nearby. Close your eyes and imagine what they saw, and felt: a near-perfect tropical isle, warm starlit nights and sun-bleached days, a glistening white curve of sand, intense blues of sea and […]

Los Altos Residences, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Los Altos Residences

More than just a palm-fringed idyll, the Dominican Republic is a holiday of sublime contrasts. In this natural, stunningly beautiful Caribbean island lies a sporting paradise—and a superb deal for our Members at an exclusive Club overlooking the 18th hole . . . The first Spanish colony in the New World (where some believe Christopher […]

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

The Dominican Republic, on Christopher Columbus’s famous island of Hispaniola, enjoys a year-round summer, with sugar-white beaches shaded by palm trees, crystalline waters teeming with rainbow-coloured fish, and Spanish colonial history stretching back five centuries. It offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Columbus spotted Hispaniola’s coral-edged Caribbean coastline on his first voyage […]

Royalton Hotel, New York

The Royalton Hotel, New York

Manhattan’s midtown has long been labelled the engine-room of New York. After all, this is where the heart of the business district meets Broadway, clearly a marriage made in heaven. In midtown you are never far from an iconic skyscraper such as the Empire State or the Chrysler Building and a great show off Times […]

Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York, USA

Plaza Athenee Hotel, Manhattan, New York

Manhattan’s Upper East Side used to be called ‘the Silk Stocking District’ because of its well-heeled residents, and today it remains one of the most affluent and discreet neighbourhoods in New York as well as being perhaps the most expensive real estate in the entire United States. With 5th Avenue and Central Park on the […]

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels, Belgium

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels

For business in Brussels, the modern Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie on Avenue Louise in central Brussels is a good option. It is a clean, comfortable four-star hotel which gives excellent service just 2 km from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the European Parliament and the Sablon Antique District. The Grand Place Square, framed by […]

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Belgium

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Despite some misconceptions, Brussels is not wall-to-wall Eurocrats. It is actually an old and charming Belgian city, the people are warm and friendly, and it is ideal for a short city break from the UK. It has plenty of history: the Spanish Habsburg emperor, Charles V, who ruled a quarter of the globe in the […]

Romantikhotel Im Weißen Rössl – The White Horse Inn, Lake Wolfgang, Austria

Romantikhotel Im Weißen Rössl: The White Horse Inn

The White Horse Inn is a legendary and historic spa hotel beside the crystal clear Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria’s most beautiful locations. It celebrated its 100th anniversary last year—and its marvellous peace and serenity takes guests back into another era. For much of the rest of Europe, Lake Wolfgang itself is an undiscovered gem […]

The Ritz London, one of the world’s great 5-star hotels: exclusive Club rates from £291.67 for two including free bottle of Champagne and free room upgrade

Opened by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz in 1906, The Ritz today retains all the glamour and excitement synonymous with this world famous hotel.

 It is one of our Members’ favourite hotels—the perfect location for a celebration of any kind. Located in a landmark position on Piccadilly, in the heart of Mayfair, a few minutes’ walk […]

The Savoy London, ‘one of the Great Hotels of the World’ | Rooms from £299 for two with complimentary upgrade—and free Champagne in Kaspar’s restaurant

Francis Fulford reviews The Savoy, London, where our Members receive the very best deals on accommodation and dining. The Savoy would surely figure in anybody’s list of ‘Great Hotels of the World’, not only because of the attention to detail for which it has always been famous (it makes its own beds, for instance), or […]

The Dorchester in London’s Park Lane, one of the world’s most desirable 5-star hotels, where HM the Queen announced her engagement: Rates from £404 for two with free room upgrades

The Dorchester needs no introduction for our Members. One of the most desirable places in the world to stay, it has stood, resplendent on its famous site on Park Lane, overlooking Hyde Park, since 1931, entertaining Royalty, premiers and presidents, heroes and film stars with its perfect combination of style and substance. Spacious and elegant, […]

Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg: Art Nouveau landmark at the heart of Russian culture, perfect for the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet: Members receive exclusive rates

We open our historical itinerary by staying in the very heart of all Russian culture, at one of St Petersburg’s treasured historic monuments, the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, following in the footsteps of Debussy, Gorky and Strauss. This miracle of an hotel is a restored reincarnation of the former Europeiskaya, opened in 1875, and thus […]

Solberge Hall, Grade II Georgian manor house hotel in Yorkshire’s Herriot Country l Free Break, you pay only for Breakfast and Dinner

Tucked between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, Solberge Hall is in the perfect position for exploring a lovely part of Yorkshire. This Grade II Georgian manor in what is now called ‘Yorkshire’s Herriot Country’ feels like a wealthy uncle’s residence more than an hotel. It has character aplenty, understated charm and an […]

The Gore, Kensington: country-house style and the glamour of Judy Garland | Rooms from £145

Step into the five-star Gore Hotel, a two-minute walk from the Royal Albert Hall, and you will think you are in the private country home of an aristocratic family, eccentricities and all. This is no ‘corporate’ hotel—far from it. It breathes warmth and character from every wood panel, every doorknob and every slightly risqué picture […]

Grange Fitzrovia, a traditional hidden gem in a quiet oasis in London’s West End | Rooms from £105 for two with free English breakfast and room upgrade

A handsome traditional wood-panelled four-star hotel, Grange Fitzrovia is a hidden gem and a longtime Members’ favourite. It is in easy walking distance of Oxford Circus, Regent Street and Bond Street, with some 90 rooms. Not far from the BBC in Portland Place, and Harley Street for the medical profession, it is a short taxi […]

Grange Rochester, boutique townhouse 4-star hotel in leafy Vincent Square, Belgravia | Rooms from £105 for two with free English breakfast and free room upgrade

In a tranquil location overlooking leafy Vincent Square, Grange Rochester is a comfortable four-star hotel just minutes from Victoria’s rail and Tube stations and within walking distance of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. It has hosted the England Cricket Team, among others, and is well liked by our Members. Each room has a digital LCD […]

Roseate House (The Royal Park), elegant Grade II townhouse in ‘quite the finest street’, overlooking Hyde Park: Rates from £159 for two with breakfast and free room upgrade

Set on the edge of Hyde Park, in Westbourne Terrace, W2—once described as ‘quite the finest street in London’—the Royal Park is an elegant boutique hotel created from three Grade II listed townhouses. Dating from 1842, the buildings have been totally restored and now have stunning interiors combining luxurious furnishings with the latest technology. The […]

Award-winning Blackaddie House, by England’s first Michelin Star chef, on the banks of a Dumfriesshire salmon river

The award-winning Blackaddie House Hotel stands in mature gardens running down to the banks of the River Nith, one of our finest salmon and sea trout rivers, at Sanquhar, in the rolling hills of southwest Scotland.

 It is a real find, and we are delighted to have it as a premier hotel in our Free […]

The Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments, Mayfair, for suites with a view of Green Park | Rooms from £245

Refreshed and reconfigured, with apartments to one side and a Chelsea Flower Show-style vertical wall garden to the other (you cannot miss it, just walk along Piccadilly and look up!), the five-star Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments is a quiet revelation overlooking Green Park. It has long been the kind of London hotel that revels in […]

Delightful Hunday Manor Country Hotel overlooking the Solway Firth, on the edge of the Lake District

This lovely AA4-star 18th-century manor-house hotel is a favourite, with its warm ambience, pretty gardens with views over the Solway Firth, and easy access to the stunning western Lake District. Owned and run by Joe and Denise Wilson, this independent country-house hotel is a comfortable home from home with friendly and efficient service, and makes […]

The Draycott, country-house elegance and a theatrical theme in Knightsbridge | Rooms from £161

With one foot in Chelsea and the other in Knightsbridge, the Draycott is a sumptuous country-house hotel in an excellent location, perfect for shopping at the designer boutiques on Sloane Street, and for Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Peter Jones. Each room has a theatrical theme. You might be in the Shaw suite or the Ashcroft […]

Grinkle Park, a fine sporting baronial mansion in its own parkland estate in North Yorkshire

Grinkle Park in North Yorkshire—a superb baronial mansion-house hotel and a welcome addition to our Free Breaks Portfolio—has also won the national award for Good Shoot Hotel. The accolades cover everything from ‘brilliant hospitality’ to ‘excellent rooms’ to ‘fantastic accomodation, wine cellar, bar and food’—plus excellent, well-run shooting on the Grinkle Park Estate, one of […]

Grange Wellington, smart townhouse hotel in leafy Vincent Square, Belgravia | Rooms from £122 for two with free English breakfast and free room upgrade

Grange Wellington is rather a gem—a smart contemporary townhouse hotel within a magnificent Edwardian building, once home to the College of Theology. It stands in peaceful surroundings next door to Grange Rochester in Westminster’s leafy Vincent Square. It offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Central London, and a sense of history—during its […]

Worsley Arms Hotel, Hovingham, for stunning country holidays on the North York Moors

The Worsley Arms, built in the 1840s as a Spa Hotel, offers a timeless and comfortable country setting in the centre of the North York Moors National Park. It stands overlooking the village green at Hovingham, birthplace of HRH The Duchess of Kent, formerly Lady Katherine Worsley. The hotel is now a Silver Award winning […]