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Best Luxury Hotels Opening In 2019

There aren’t enough luxury hotels in the world! Or, at least, it seems that way given the rate at which we hear about amazing new openings. Here are a handful of the new openings in 2019 that have caught our imagination and fired up our travel plans for the next year.

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No Mr Bond, I Expect You To Dine! London’s ‘Spystraunts’

There are more spies in London than you can shake a poison-tipped umbrella at, with a recent report suggesting that Russia, alone, has over 200 intelligence officers handling an estimated 500 agents here. In the words of Watergate’s ‘Deep Throat’, “Follow the money”...

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Where The Magic Happens: 5 Spellbinding Restaurants

Say Ava Cadavra to boring meals spent discussing Brexit or lamenting your lack of love life (hint, maybe it’s because you’re spending your meals discussing Brxit?). No, like ketchup, what most meals really need is a magician… So here’s a list we just magic-ed up, in case...

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On September 3rd 2019 the award-winning Staycity Aparthotels opened its first ever resort-style property in France, Paris Marne La Vallée – just five minutes from Disneyland® Paris.

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15 Of The Most Instagrammable Loos In London

You go to restaurants and hotels for the food, the atmosphere, the company and the loos… That’s right, London’s bathrooms have upped their design game and now are appearing on our Instagram feeds – it’s not just photos of food anymore. From neon lights to spaceship egg pods, gold swans and more marble then you can handle, here are 15 bathrooms that you need to Instagram.   Aviary Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles) What: Loo With a View Why: London’s latest rooftop restaurant and terrace bar, Aviary, doesn’t skimp on the views from the loos. Way up on the 10th […]

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7 Best Hotels On Stilts

Even if butler service and a plunge pool is a bit of an ask, as a very basic requirement we tend to expect that a hotel should be able to boast its own foundations. Well not if it’s on stilts. There is something wonderfully playful about a hotel that’s raised from the ground on rickety...

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The MOST stylish Claridge’s Christmas Trees

Claridge’s has a new Christmas tree and everyone’s going wild for it. Which is little surprise as, firstly, it’s designed by Diane von Furstenberg, so it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a design classic straight out of the box. Secondly, it’s actually quite beautiful.

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Oompa Loompa! The Willy Wonka Themed Hotel

Oompsa-oompa, loopma! You may have clicked on the chocolate week article (our mistake), but now you’re in the right place! “Oompa Loompa doompadee doo, I’ve got another puzzle for you, Oompa Loompa doompadee-pon, if you are wise you’ll head to the Sanderson!”. Willy Wonka is issuing gold tickets this festive season, not for his chocolate factory but a side project he’s had on for a while in the form of The Sanderson’s Christmas theme. Welcome to a takeover that deserves to be as massive as Augustus Gloop, the bizarre, imaginative and downright crazy world of Willy Wonka. The Long Bar will be […]

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London’s Historic-est Hotels – Stay Where History Was Made

London must vie with Rome as one of the most historic capitals in the word. And with much of our history living, it makes strolling the streets a joy to anyone with even an inkling of historic appreciation. The medieval streets of Soho, still purveying much of the same trade that made them infamous...

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The World’s Most Instagrammable Hotel Staircases

If there’s one thing we learn from selfie culture it’s that EVERYTHING can be classed as Instagrammable. Put the term into our own website search and it’ll pull up Instagrammable cocktails, Instagrammable restaurants and, perhaps least congruously but most intriguingly, Instagrammable loos. So while against this backdrop Instagrammable hotel staircases doesn’t sound too silly after all, when you see them you’ll realise this totally stands up. If this was the 80s this article would be an expensive coffee table book. Just sayin’.   St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London St Pancras International (0 miles) This staircase really does get around, one […]

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5 Suite Reasons You Should Stay at The Arch Hotel

What: It’s a rarity to review a hotel in your own city, but that’s exactly what I did at The Arch, in Marylebone, and after a brief tour of a suite with a TV made of glass implemented into the bathtub, boy – I was glad I’d gone along. Upon arrival, the captivating artwork nestled inside is the first point of contact when arriving off icy, “it’s nearly Christmas” streets, and the warmth emanating from the fireplace of this boutique and classy from the outset hotel envelops you. Taking a wander through neat, marble corridors, the hotels’ artwork highlights various London staples. There’s a […]

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The World’s Best Pastry Chef Just Arrived in London

‘Let them eat cake’, no not the words of a maniacal French queen but very much the sentiment over at Hotel Café Royal where they’ve just hired ‘the best pastry chef in the world’. Following a 2016 pop-up at the hotel that rocked the patisserie world, and that’s a world you don’t want to rock (coz soggy bottoms), Albert Adrià has proven such a hit that they just had to have him permanently, and now Adrià is here to stay with his restaurant Cakes and Bubbles. Albert Adrià built a full-on gastronomic revolution with his brother Ferran at Michelin three-star-er elBulli, a meteoric […]

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The afternoon tea putting our sweet tooth to the test

What: Whilst the Mayfair hotel isn’t the best foodie destination, they certainly put on a spread that was extravagant. The super fun experience boasted the perfect afternoon tea experience for those with a sweet tooth and/or love a glass of champers on a weekend (so, everyone?!). The Chesterfield in Mayfair has introduced an afternoon tea that champions penny sweets and red and white striped style shenanigans, filled to the brims with cake versions of our favourites, from cola slices to Reeses cups, to fruit salad tea. New? Yes, but sticking around for the foreseeable – pretty sweet, right? First Impression: The […]

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