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Lime Wood - A Country Hotel, Restaurant and Spa

Lime Wood – A Country Hotel, Restaurant and Spa

Nestled amongst the charming rolling fern covered hills of the New Forest in Hampshire, just a few minutes drive from the picturesque village of Lyndhurst sits Lime wood Hotel. One of the finest country retreats, the hotel features a world class spa, restaurant and idyllic rooms, making it the perfect spot for a weekend of...
Portetta – A Winter Wonderland in Courchevel 1650

Portetta – A Winter Wonderland in Courchevel 1650

Portetta arrived several years ago on the French alpine scene with little pomp and ceremony, in the usual understated way of operating that its sister UK hotels of Lime Wood and The Pig Group do so well. It’s a snow dusted home away from home, which offers a cosy brand of luxury that has been...
The Dylan, Amsterdam - Five Star Contemporary Comfort

The Dylan, Amsterdam – Five Star Contemporary Comfort

Amsterdam is a city of many firsts – the stock market, the compact disk, the Olympic Flame – all Dutch inventions. However, tucked behind wrought iron unassuming gates on one of the prettiest of the myriad of canals that make up the old town district of the city, is another – one of the world’s...
Swedish Lapland's Winter Wonders

Swedish Lapland’s Winter Wonders

Swedish Lapland is a place of extremes, home to the country’s highest peak and its deepest lake, not to mention 20,000 semi-nomadic indigenous Sami people and their herds of reindeer. Summertime’s crystalline rivers harden to thick sheets of ice between December and March, while verdant pine forests lie still under glittering white cloaks. Endless frosty...
Hotel Review: The Hoxton Amsterdam

Hotel Review: The Hoxton Amsterdam

When The Hoxton Amsterdam opened on the Herengracht canal in summer 2015, it was given a resoundingly warm welcome; by locals for the arrival of new hangout, Lotti’s, and by those looking for a stylish place to stay amid the meandering canals of Amsterdam’s leafy Negen Straatjes neighbourhood – an area that also happens to...
Hotel Review: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Hotel Review: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Situated at the heart of the canal district, between Amsterdam’s two oldest waterways, Sofitel Legend The Grand provides a decadent base amidst the city’s most picturesque streets, just a two-minute walk from the hip Negen Straatjes neighbourhood. It’s the hotel’s historic legacy that gives it most recognition, originating from two 15th-century convents, and having twice...
Christmas in Style at The Ritz London

Christmas in Style at The Ritz London

Could you imagine anything more opulent then a five-star Christmas? Leave the decorating to the experts, the cooking to Michelin-starred chef and just relax and enjoy the charm of the season. The Ritz London has been lavishing its unparalleled hospitality on its distinguished guests since 1906 when Swiss hotelier, César Ritz opened the doors.         The...
Jasper Conran opens L’Hôtel Marrakech

Jasper Conran opens L’Hôtel Marrakech

Candid Magazine’s twelfth issue – The Fashion Issue ­– had an entire section dedicated to hotel’s that have been touched by the fashion world, from the Bulgari and Claridge’s in London to Maison Champs Élysées and Hôtel du Petit Moulin in Paris to Hotel ICON in Hong Kong to the Armani Dubai, and now British...
Desert Style in Scottsdale, Arizona: A Luxury Tour

Desert Style in Scottsdale, Arizona: A Luxury Tour

Stretched across the American states of Arizona and California and the bordering country of Mexico, the Sonoran Desert is a cactus-filled refuge of luxury hotels, inspired cuisine and cultural icons. Landing at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, a short drive will deposit you in Scottsdale, an upscale city primed for a perfect escape under...
The Grazing Goat, London

The Grazing Goat, London

The Cubitt House group has built itself a reputation for well designed, cosy hideaways in London and its Marylebone residence, The Grazing Goat, is no exception. Promising good food and a relaxed, retreat-like atmosphere, it’s no surprise that it’s become such a popular destination. The Hotel The wood panelled walls, rustic paints, potted plants and...
Hotel Nhow Milan

Hotel Nhow Milan

Among Italy’s premier cities, Milan stands on its own. Where Rome, Venice, and Florence are overwhelmingly associated with their storied histories, ancient architecture, and medieval masterpieces, Milan alone boasts a more modern sensibility. That’s not to say that the city lacks those cities’ historical pedigree, but simply that it seems to be firmly secondary to...
The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan

The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan

Sitting amid the sleek skyscrapers of commercial district Marunouchi, The Peninsula Tokyo has an enviable location overlooking the sprawling Imperial Palace Gardens and Hibiya Park, just moments from the high-end shopping district Ginza. Within its 24 storeys, the rooms naturally command spectacular views across the skyline, but what’s inside the hotel is no less impressive....
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

Namibia’s capital city is a curiously tidy affair at the heart of a country that is home to some of the most bizarre and dazzling landscapes on earth. Accommodation options here were once rather limited for those with a penchant for luxury, but when boutique sanctuary The Olive Exclusive swung open its lofty doors, that...
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Fusing lavish French heritage with exquisite Asian influence and some of the best Eiffel Tower views in the capital, Shangri-La Hotel Paris is as visually stunning as it is luxurious. It’s this along with exemplary service, Michelin-starred cuisine, and now the newly launched Le Bar Botaniste, that proves the hotel to be so exceptional. The...
Grand Hotel Tremezzo - True Dolce Vita

Grand Hotel Tremezzo – True Dolce Vita

Lake Como is undoubtedly the most famous of all the Italian lakes, and probably thanks to a certain espresso swigging silver fox who goes by the name of George Clooney. He has put Como on the map for Americans, making it much more popular with our neighbours from across the Atlantic than it’s equally pretty...
At the Chapel, Somerset

At the Chapel, Somerset

Hidden amid the hedgerows and hills of Somerset, Bruton doesn’t come into sight until you’re among the town’s ancient spires. Yet, Bruton has long drawn a discerning crowd of creatives, including literary great John Steinbeck. The 2008 opening of design-forward hotel At the Chapel, and subsequent arrival of arts hub Hauser and Wirth, then gave...
A Weekend in Ibiza

A Weekend in Ibiza

Ibiza is one of those bucket list places you are keen to tick off, but never sure if it is in fact your dream destination for that quick weekend getaway. Are there too many fellow British tourists? Are prices exorbitant? Is it just about nightclubs and dance music? Getting there Options are plentiful, especially throughout...
Staycation: The Laslett, Notting Hill

Staycation: The Laslett, Notting Hill

The Hotel The Laslett takes up five snow-white town houses on the smart street of Pembridge Gardens, which, as those familiar with the area will know, is more than lavish in the pricey neighbourhood of Notting Hill. It’s by no means flashy though; The Laslett is a hotel that prides itself on the kind of...
Hotel Miramar, Barcelona

Hotel Miramar, Barcelona

On the eastern side of Barcelona’s Montjuïc hill is a steep cliff, offering a commanding panorama of the city. It is also the setting of an artistically restored palace, Hotel Miramar. The Hotel Steeped in Catalan history, Hotel Miramar’s building was originally a royal endeavour. First designed and built in 1929 by the renowned architect...
Pulitzer Amsterdam

Pulitzer Amsterdam

Oh Amsterdam, how you seduce us. Your chocolate box townhouses, your narrow waterways and your statuesque bike-riding inhabitants… the list goes on. Or at least it did, until Pulitzer Amsterdam reopened its doors and floored us completely. The Hotel Shine your shoes and straighten your bow tie because there’s something to celebrate. This iconic hotel...
Hotel Cotton House, Barcelona

Hotel Cotton House, Barcelona

From the chaos of the Gran Via into an oasis of calm; stepping into the Cotton House Hotel, you’ll find a hidden gem tucked away in Barcelona’s city centre. A listed 19th century landmark designed by Catalan architect Elies Rogent, this grand Neoclassical mansion used to be the headquarters of the Fundación Textil Algodonera, Barcelona’s Cotton...
Luxury in Chicago: The Peninsula

Luxury in Chicago: The Peninsula

Chicago is a city that you can easily become addicted to. Situated in between two coastal giants: New York and Los Angeles, Chicago is king of America’s Midwest and is a sophisticated metropolis known for its architecture, food and friendly disposition. Just off The Magnificent Mile – the longstanding moniker of Michigan Avenue’s luxury sector –...
Barnsley House Hotel & Spa, Cotswolds

Barnsley House Hotel & Spa, Cotswolds

The Hotel Barnsley House is set within a 17th century manor house – one of the very prettiest, grand but on a manageable scale so you feel at ease walking through the door in jeans and trainers. The rural, Cotswolds village of Barnsley feels a million miles away from the chaos of the city, but is, in...
West East Suites, Santorini

West East Suites, Santorini

Santorini spells a medley of nautical colours; a trail of white buildings with softened edges perched on black volcanic rock overlooking the glittering Aegean. It’s an architectural delight, an ocean-lovers dream, and frankly, a destination that should be on everyone’s list. This Greek island – the southernmost in the Cyclades – is really just the...
Prince Sakura Tower, Tokyo

Prince Sakura Tower, Tokyo

Enjoying the transient beauty of Japan’s Sakura season – that’s cherry blossom to you and I – is a rare experience that few Westerners are lucky enough to encounter. Despite the multiple forecasts and trackers, timing a trip in March and April is notoriously tricky as the flowers open for just one week a year...
Aman Tokyo, Japan

Aman Tokyo, Japan

Occupying the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district lies Aman Tokyo, the brand’s sixth property to be designed by Kerry Hill architects. A somewhat dramatic departure from the company’s usual remote locations, this inner-city hotel brings Aman’s famed sense of serenity to the bustling capital to create a...
Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Once the hub of the Holy Roman Empire, Prague has rather lost its rightful place among the great medieval European cities, relegated in the popular imagination to stag dos and hen nights. Those so quick to write it off are missing out on a city rich with history, culture and architecture. Towering, shimmering spires loom...
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt is one of the lesser known alpine Swiss gems, and those who do know it, know it for one thing: The Chedi Andermatt. Undoubtedly one of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in the world, The Chedi’s hidden location makes it all the more appealing. The Setting During the winter season the entrance into...
Sanderson Hotel Launches Healthy Nourish Package

Sanderson Hotel Launches Healthy Nourish Package

Struggling to keep that new year diet on track? You’re not alone. Luckily, iconic West End hotel Sanderson is on hand with its Nourish Package, the ideal solution to beat away those carb-craving winter blues. Making good use of Sanderson’s restaurant, which recently played host to a popular Allan Pickett residency, the Nourish menu comes...
Nira Alpina, Switzerland

Nira Alpina, Switzerland

St. Moritz sings of glamour with glittering pop-up ice bars, fine dining restaurants and a social scene to match the south of France. Fun, but all that razzle dazzle gets a little exhausting after a day or two. Opt instead for Silvaplana, St. Mortiz’s less exuberant, but equally charming sister ski resort nestled prettily in...



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