Hotel de la Ville located on via Sistina is Rocco Forte’s latest opening in the heart of Rome, close to the top of the Spanish Steps.
In The Maremma, the sound of cicadas singing in the trees above the pool house is the only sound interfering with the absolute peace and stillness of this remote part of Italy’s idyllic countryside.
Cap Ferrat is the most expensive piece of real estate on the entire French Mediterranean coast, but construction hoardings and the occasional crane mask many of the unoccupied villas lining its prime avenues.
Long-time Saint-Tropez resident Brigitte Bardot recently referred to Pampelonne as having lost its soul. In some ways she may be correct.
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is rich in culture, fine wines and a distinctive cusine. It is also one of our favourite European destinations, especially off season.
In overall terms, Germany’s cities are hardly over-endowed with either luxury or boutique hotel accommodation. Yet, in Hamburg, the grande-dame Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahretseiten bucks this trend and can rival many world-class properties in terms of comfort, atmosphere and service.
In a remote corner of southwest Spain, between Cádiz and Ronda, a two-hundred-acre private estate with a working farm epitomises one of our favourite phrases – luxury should not be afraid of simplicity.
What does the discerning world-class traveller generally think of when it comes to France?
Italy is a land blessed with an exceptionally long and interesting coastline, three major beautiful lakes, the majestic and craggy Dolomite mountains, historic cities, inviting towns and villages and gorgeous offshore islands.
The slick, minimalist Richard Meier-designed Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, 9011 Collins Avenue, is invariably referred to as being in Miami Beach but is actually in Surfside, Dade County, closer to Bal Harbour than Miami Beach.
It’s no longer all about South Beach with its images of roller-bladers, fitness aficionados, the Versace mansion and a host of rebranded Art Deco-style boutique hotels.
Welcome to the final month of the year. The season of goodwill is upon us, winter is officially here, days are short and festivities are gaining momentum.
How often have we by-passed the historic city of Naples, leaving its airport in the seedy Capodichino area to the north-east of the city, en route for either Capri or the Amalfi Coast?
Admittedly it’s not beautiful in comparison with elegant, soigné Paris, nor does it have the historic magnificence of London or the grandeur of ancient Rome.
As we flew above the Kalahari, its parched, desert landscape soon gave way to pods of green foliage resembling islets, some dotted with stately palms.
October means that fall is here, the season when our thoughts focus on travel to far-flung continents and new adventures.
A gated community for the privileged is how many people think of Mustique. To an extent, this is correct. Even as you descend onto the immaculate airport strip, with its perfectly maintained tarmac, and arrive at the tiny arrivals hall it feels, shall we say, somewhat elitist.
There is little inspiring scenery or archi-tecture on the drive south from Bari to Savelletri and at first sight the landscape seems rather flat and boring compared with more popular parts of the country…
The great migration has finally arrived in Kenya. This exhilarating annual spectacle, when thousands of wildebeest cross the Mara river, is now underway.
Welcome to the month of August. High summer is over and it won’t be long before August Bank Holiday in the UK and Labor Day in the US are upon us.
“A nod to the Arab identity of Jaffa in what promises to become Israel’s finest hotel”
The heel of Italy is a relatively well-kept secret. There is little in the way of inspiring scenery or architecture on the drive south from Bari to the pretty little port of Savelletri.
Provence is basking in full 30 degree sunshine, the skies of the Aegean are vibrant blue, days are long, nights are warm and drawing in late.
There are beautiful hilltop towns and villages, rolling countryside, vineyards and gorgeous vistas. This is Provence.
Bodrum is back. We were there last week in perfect early summer conditions, the hotels looking great, occupancy levels high, weather perfect and the sea as enticing as we can ever recall.