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Luxury Travel Goes Green

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A growing number of travel companies are demonstrating eco-friendly, responsible and ethical credentials in response to the increasing demand for luxury, ‘green’ travel. Now sustainable travel is an industry-wide consideration, premium must do more than just recycle to stand out: London’s Bulgari Hotel Resort is the first UK building to build Geothermal Grou[...]

Marrakech’s Hotel Master Class

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  Travel   Challenging a raft of big names now present in the city and indeed veteran hotels steeped in legacy, Palais Namaskar has danced into the arena and arguably, stolen the crown. Aligning with Oetker Collection, whose portfolio includes Eden Rock in St Barts, Le Bristol in Paris and Hotel du Cap on the Cote d’Azur was a master[...]

Destination Sport

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Gone are the days when discerning travellers were content to fly and flop. Judging by the enquiries we receive from our high achieving clientele, they want to take wing and DO something. Often that’s picking up a skill (such as taking better safari photos), or ticking a box (climbing a mountain, for instance) but many more want to indulge their favourite spo[...]

Destination Africa

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  ETHIOPIA Begin an Ethiopian getaway in the city of Addis Ababa for a taste of the rich coffee culture. Still relatively untouched by tourism, here you can get an authentic African experience that few other places can match. Marvel at the country’s resurgent jazz scene and visit Mama’s Kitchen for the sounds of traditional Ethiopian tun[...]

What the eye has seen remains in the mind

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Lucy Self, Editor at Large, visits Monte Carlo Bay Hotel to discover true well-being. ••• The ultimate goal of a hotel architect is to create a chosen paradise, albeit an earthly one: a paradise that could appeal to all cultures, a brief escape whilst embracing the ferocious demands of the modern traveller.  Every wise man understands that paradise should [...]

The past is but a prologue to the present ...

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" There’s no one thing that is true. They’re all true " Ernest Hemingway ... I reread these words as I follow in my hero’s footsteps to the wonderful Italian Lakes and namely to his favourite hotel and retreat, Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées on the Lake Maggiore. An opulent, stately hotel that glimmers on the former watery play-park of the rich and mighty,[...]

Beyond the beach & up with the stars!

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The Maldives is one of the most sophisticated holiday destinations in the world.  Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is the perfect place from which to explore the underwater world of the Indian Ocean or simply relax and be pampered.  Just 35-minute by seaplane from Malé you arrive in paradise. I have been lucky enough to have visited a number of the hotels in[...]