The world is bursting with epic hotels, from sleeping in an igloo at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort to bedrooms immersed in the sea, surrounded by 360 degrees windows and coral, colorful fish and dolphins at The Manta Resort in Tanzania. Here's a look at some of the latest to open this summer...
Who hasn’t checked into their hotel, flung open the curtains and been greeted by the view of a brick wall? Sure, of course it’s all about location, but for a really magical stay a view makes all the difference. And in a city like London those views can be incredible, whether you’re looking out across Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament or Buckingham Palace, make sure that the view out of your window is even more stunning than the one on the postcards you write home… Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London London Bridge (0.1 miles) There’s a simple conceit […]
‘Tea for two, and two for tea, just me for you and’ – HOW MUCH? ‘Tap water for two, and two for tap water…’ as the song didn’t quite go. As a nation we’re obsessed with tea, we consume it by the gallon, we even built an entire empire on it (well, that and subjugation of native peoples, exploitation of natural resources, overcoming malaria with gins and tonic and playing too much cricket – so all the good stuff). But how far would you go for the perfect cuppa? And do you have £500 spare? If so then order an […]
Oh yes, The Berkeley has been up to its old tricks again and this time it’s with the brand new launch of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. You’re soon to be feeling like a bougie wine connoisseur, indulging in a fine selection of rare wines, Champagne and dark spirits, yippee! From July 15th, we’ll be engulfed in the rich design story conceived by Irish interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan thanks to the opening of The Berkeley Bar and Terrace. It’s the second bar to open at this landmark five star hotel joining the notorious Blue Bar which opened back in 2000. There’s a […]
It was just over a year ago that news broke about the fiery blaze that had engulfed parts of the Mandarin Oriental hotel and, one refurb later, we’re bouncing off the walls with joy at the reopening of the stalwart Knightsbridge venue. The word on social media spread just as fast as the...
Back when I lived in Edinburgh, George Street was the boutique bar laden street to be seen on. And, sitting gracefully amongst its expanse was the gorgeous Eden Locke; a place where pastel colours boomed out amongst Scandi-style interiors. I was interviewing the adorable Amy Bell, or The Little Magpie to those who peruse her contagiously cool Instagram. We sat on wicker seats with coffee heating up our hands and traversed all sorts of topics, from her various upcoming press trips to exotic places and her wickedly beautiful fashion sense. At that moment, I fell totally in love with aparthotel […]
Sports fans, listen up! If there’s one place that sums up summer sport it’s not the crease at Lord’s, it’s not the goalmouth at Wembley or Centre Court at Wimbledon, it’s Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard. Yes, the tallest building in Europe, the one there’s a 60% chance you can see from your desk right now, has made itself the epicentre of this summer’s sporting season with their bucket list sporting experiences. If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for a sports fan, look no further. In one stay at the iconic hotel you can bag Wimbledon Centre Court Wimbledon […]
Sex and hotels are pretty much inseperable, whether you’re shooting a budget porno in a Travelodge or you’re slipping into something ‘a bit more comfortable’ at a high-end London hotel. From bored businessmen, to horny honeymooners hotels are just inherently sexy. And nobody knows that better than South Place Hotel, who have just introduced their new ‘Naughty Night Away’ package, and guess what: they really want you to come… Check-in involves a foreplay consisting of an enticing drink from the bar and aphrodisiac chocolate and chilli brownies, left in their room. But things really start to gather steam thanks to […]
If you’re dreaming of an American getaway, look no further. With The American Bar at The Stafford, you’ll be taken on a journey through America’s history, celebrating its richness in music, sport, literature and touching on monumental events in their political calendar. They’ve launched their very own The American Dream cocktail collection and new all-day bar menu showcasing the best of the classics and sharing plates. Known for being one of the last remaining ‘American’ cocktail bars that became part of London and Paris during the 1920s and 30s, The American Bar soon becomes a favourite with both guests and passers-by, and […]
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