Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa

Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa, Salamanca

There is a square in Salamanca which they call the ‘living room of Spain’, not only for its beauty but because Plaza Mayor is the meeting place for many student nationalities coming to this Unesco world heritage city to learn Castilian, Spain’s most popular dialect. The attraction of learning Spanish in Salamanca is also that […]

Hintlesham Hall, fabulous Elizabethan country-house hotel in the rolling Suffolk countryside

A Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house, Hintlesham Hall stands in 175 acres of rolling Suffolk countryside. It is as much a private stately home as an hotel, and perfect for a relaxing country break. It is, however, every inch a fine hotel, ranked AA 4-star, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, recommended by […]

Hacienda De San Rafael, Seville

Hacienda De San Rafael, near Seville

If the Corral del Rey in Seville is your supreme pied-a-terre in town, the Hacienda de San Rafael is an ideal country pad between Seville and Jerez—and worthy winner of the Tatler Travel Awards’ ‘Most Heavenly Hideaway’. The Hacienda has been in the Reid family for a century-and-a-half and until the Sixties it was a […]

Hotel Condes de Barcelona

Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona

It is almost impossible to exaggerate the pleasure of a visit to Barcelona, one of the great Mediterranean cities and Europe’s top weekend destination. It combines tradition, modernity, style, art, architecture, a bustling street life that turns into an all-night party—and weather that is seldom less than ideal. While other European city-dwellers are gritting their […]

Arte & Mare Elia Suites, Mykonos, Greek Islands: Five-star boutique hotel on Mykonos: authentic, rapturous welcome in the Greek Isles: Exclusive Club rates and free upgrades

There can be no surprise that the Greek Island of Mykonos is called ‘The Island of the Winds’ because you can be sure of a cooling breeze no matter what the time of year. The gods certainly felt close to the island, naming it after Apollo’s son. And there is even a tale of an […]

Garonga Safari Camp, on the Limpopo, on the edge of Kruger Park: Your exclusive five-star club on the wild side

You are relaxing, gin-and-tonic in hand, on the verandah of a tree-house, high above the South African bush. Above you is the velvety night sky, the glittering stars seemingly close enough to touch. Below lies a watering hole where the animals will, sooner or later, come to drink: a lion, perhaps, or a cheetah, and […]

Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa

Sweeping through the main gates into the aristocratic surrounding of the 12th century Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa is the perfect introduction to a bygone Italian era of lavish wealth and power, perfectly preserved in this restored castle, now a five-star deluxe hotel and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Appropriately […]

The Lygon Arms, Broadway: Return to front-runner, England’s historic coaching inn: Exclusive Members’ rates, room upgrades and free Champagne

That historic and much loved country hotel the Lygon Arms, known by generations of racing people as the smart place to stay for Cheltenham Festival, is back in top form. This grand old Cotswolds coaching inn in Broadway—named the ‘loveliest town in England’—has hosted everybody, from Charles I, Edward VII, Edward VIII and Prince Philip, […]

One Aldwych, superb 5-star hotel in Covent Garden, London WC2: Exclusive Members’ rates

A stylish, tranquil retreat from the hubbub of Covent Garden—and only a few minutes’ walk from the delights of the Royal Opera House—One Aldwych occupies the grand Edwardian building that was once home to the Morning Post newspaper and, more recently, Lloyds Bank. Now totally refurbished, the sleek, contemporary furnishings work well with the classical […]

Hotel Metropol, Moscow, Russia

Hotel Metropol, Russia

To stay in the magnificent Hotel Metropol in Moscow is to experience not only one of the world’s most famous hotels, but to be within the palatial walls of a part of Russian history, right in the heart of the capital, minutes from the Kremlin and Red Square. This is definitely the hotel of choice […]

L’Abbaye de Talloires, Lake Annecy, The French Alps

L'Abbaye de Talloires, Lake Annecy

Stunning Lake Annecy is a beautiful pre-Alpine lake in the haute Savoie department of France, only 50 kilometres south of Geneva. Our chosen hotel in this idyllic location is a mediaeval abbey, the romantic L’Abbaye de Talloires, which stands on the lakeside in a quiet and lovely place about 20 minutes from Annecy. If you […]