October means that fall is here, the season when our thoughts focus on travel to far-flung continents and new adventures.
If you are seeking the most exceptional, luxurious accommodation outside London, with top cuisine, in a gorgeous bucolic setting, we think we may have found what you are looking for. It promises to be the UK’s finest new country house hotel.
“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.
Just back from Mykonos with the latest and best from the Aegean’s favourite jet set island
The month of June signals the start of the summer season in the UK with Royal Ascot, Henley and Wimbledon as highlight sporting and social events
When it comes to London, the choice of hotels is truly impressive. Most of the big names are represented, each with their devotees. Maybourne, Dorchester, Firmdale, Four Seasons, Bulgari, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-la et al. are all in London, with more to come next year.
Lima, city on the ocean and capital of Peru, has a unique charm of its own with a very impressive food culture.
Located in the verdant highlands of Laikipia, amongst rolling hills clothed in wild olive and cedar trees and, on a clear day, views of Mount Kenya in the distance…
There’s a certain elegance about white flowers, especially white roses and hydrangeas set against topiary. Designer Jean Mus has created a beautiful new formal garden for Ritz Paris along one side of the gallery of boutiques. It is a triumph in urban landscape.
Of the classics, there is Grand Hotel Tremezzo, facing Bellagio in one of the finest (dual aspect) locations on the lake; or the fabled Villa d’Este at Cernobbio closer to Milan, across from the main town of Como.
Grand Hotel à Villa Feltrinelli, to give it its full name, was originally the private home of Bob Burns, founder of Regent Hotels. As the story goes, Bob purchased the derelict villa on Lake Garda (headquarters of Mussolini during World War II) in 1997 and set about restoring it at huge cost.