Villa & Palazzo Aminta, Stresa, Lake Maggiore

Villa & Palazzo Aminta

The Villa & Palazzo Aminta is the elegant former family palazzo of the Admiral of the Italian Navy, Francesco Capece, and is now one of the Leading Hotels of the World as well as our hand-picked five-star hotel in Stresa, the small, sleepy Italian town on lovely Lake Maggiore. Villa & Palazzo Aminta stands in […]

Magna Pars Suites, Milan: Contemporary Italian art, design, fashion, culture—and perfume | Rooms from £169 for two sharing

Art, fashion, design and culture are the cornerstones of life in Milan—and if you seek a different take on this great Italian city, one which gets you to the heart of it all, the coolest place to stay is a perfumer’s fragrant luxury five-star hotel, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World nestled amid the […]

Join us on one of the world’s greatest rail journeys: the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice: the romance starts here!

Take the world’s most glamorous, historic rail journey: the Orient-Express from London to Venice. Join us for five wonderful, exciting days, sleep the night aboard the ‘King of Trains, and the Train of Kings’ as it travels to Venice, be pampered by your personal steward, revel in its history of spies and intrigue, and enjoy […]

Join us on an unforgettable five-star Arctic expedition cruise with the Polar specialists, Ponant

Join us on an unforgettable five-star Arctic expedition cruise with the Polar specialists, Ponant. Sailing on a luxury mega-yacht you will experience, up close, the Arctic at its most exuberant: ice-choked fjords, soaring icebergs, tundra flowers in bloom, and wildlife in its natural habitat: Beluga whales, walruses, Arctic fox—and the king of the Arctic, Polar […]

Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa, Vila Viçosa

Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa

Known as the ‘bread basket’ of Europe, the Alentejo region is the agricultural heartland of Portugal, her undulating plains and fertile soil fed by the mighty Tejo River, from where the region received its name: Alentejo—beyond the Tejo—as important to Portugal as the Po is to Italy. While the Po helps create the world-class Parmigiano […]

Château Saint-Martin & Spa, Cote d’Azur, France

Château Saint-Martin & Spa

Set in the Maritime Alps among the coastal hills of the Cote d’Azur, the mediaeval walled town of Vance has long been a magnet for artists such as Chagall and Matisse, drawn here by the natural beauty of the surroundings, its position between the mountains and the Mediterranean, and the pure mineral spring water that […]

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa

We think it’s time to have a holiday on top of the world, literally. Perhaps skiing, or walking, a little light golfing or Nature watching, drinking in the fresh clear mountain air and gazing on views that are seldom seen on the usual holiday island. So we travelled to the High Himalaya in Kashmir, literally […]

Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka

Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka

This 200-year-old Moorish mansion in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, is an atmospheric, picturesque, hedonistic and highly-styled boutique hotel with a wedding-cake facade and quirky designer interiors including a pink pool area with chrome elephants wading in the shallows, candles by night and glass sun-loungers. It is a dazzling tribute to the creative talents of its […]

Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Palace in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is truly a palace, and widely considered to be the leading hotel in South America. Nearly 82 years after its polished brass doors first swung open, this 197-room neo-classical palace retains all the glamour and luxury of an older era. It is imposing and established: the foyer […]

Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf & Spa, Patagonia, Argentina

Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf and Spa

Here is the perfect destination for all who wish to discover a glorious mountain, lakeside and forest retreat amid some of the world’s finest, most inspirational scenery. The resort is the Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf and Spa, and the setting is Argentine’s Patagonian Lake District. It is wild and majestically beautiful. But this is […]

Remota Patagonia Lodge, Chile

Remota Patagonia Lodge, Chile

Less than three hours’ drive from where the Cape Horn cruise embarks lies Remota Patagonia Lodge—and chance for sporting flyfishers to fish the clear mountain streams, rivers and lakes for the renowned wild brown trout of Patagonia. These fat, muscular, hard-fighting trout offer superlative fishing in pristine waters—but, even beyond fishing, the magic of the […]

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 […]

Tradewind Aviation, for scheduled and charter flights around the Caribbean

Tradewind Aviation

Direct flights to major Caribbean islands are increasing, the major airlines providing direct service from London and US cities. If you have set your sights on an island such as St Barths, or if you plan to island-hop between islands, the best means of travel is to fly using the local network—and now passengers on […]

Le Sereno, St Barths, Caribbean

Le Sereno, St Barths, Caribbean

With an international renown that far outstrips its 10 square miles of pristine white beaches and craggy hills, the tiny French island of Saint Barthélemy—lovingly shortened to St Barths—at the top of the Leeward Isles is a magnet for the high-profile seeker of fine living in the Caribbean with French flair. Our handpicked resort here, […]

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 […]

Cruise to Cape Horn, Patagonia

Cruise to Cape Horn, Patagonia

Cape Horn is part of every child’s historic imaginings, an adventure peopled by the great explorers: Magellan, Darwin, Drake and more. A mountainous rock at the world’s end, Cape Horn is Earth’s last spit of land beyond which the two great oceans, Atlantic and Pacific, clash in a maelstrom of surging seas, towering waves, fierce […]

To Ravenna, home of the most celebrated mosaics in Western Art: Stay in classical Italian style at Villa Roncuzzi, where the owner Patrizia Poggi will welcome you

Of the hundreds of Italian cities that never reach most travel itineraries,
 none is more worthy of recognition and close inspection than the historic city of Ravenna, home of the most celebrated mosaics in Western art. It is easy to fall in love with the Italian city of Ravenna. Its welcoming people, delicious cuisine, sublime […]