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The Silo

There’s something about taking a run-down heritage building and transforming it into a knockout hotel that just feels so much better than a new-build – it inherits character without even trying. The Silo, Cape Town’s latest opening, is a case in point. You’ll find it encompassing six floors of a converted...  Read More »

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai fourseasons.com in Vietnam is emerging hot off the heels of a full rebrand. As well as an extensive upgrade, the beachside resort now offers eight dreamy new family villas, a beach bar, Vietnamese cookery school and an increased watersports programme.  Read More → Read More »

The Ned

The Ned thened.com in the City of London is kind of a big deal. No, really: there are 252 bedrooms and nine restaurants in the new hotel. Rich interiors across the old Midland Bank channel the Twenties and Thirties in a riot of gutsy colour schemes, heavily patterned fabrics, mahogany furniture, vintage pieces...  Read More »

The Warehouse

The Warehouse thewarehousehotel.com is the coolest place to bed down this month. A former godown, the low-slung 37-room property is on the banks of the river in trendy Robertson Quay. A warm and industrial atmosphere is to be expected. Original masonry walls and double-height ceilings are softened by calming,...  Read More »

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Oman is teeing up to be big this year. It’s more rugged and less brash than its Emirati neighbours and the country has seen a spate of high-end launches. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is the hottest of the lot. Situated 2,000m above sea level in the craggy Al Hajar Mountains, its location, which is only accessible...  Read More »

Arctic Treehouse

The Refuge restaurant offers a menu of small plates and a winter garden that’s great for cocktails. Winter wonderlands don’t get better than Arctic Treehouse arctictreehousehotel.com which sits in the heart of a forest near Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Picture-perfect panoramas are to be expected across the 32...  Read More »


Inside, Lappish heritage decor meets Scandi snug, with pine panelling, wood burners and faux furs. In Morocco, British-owned Surf Maroc surfmaroc.com has launched its first hotel. Amouage sits on the oceanfront in Taghazout, Agadir. A youthful, unstuffy vibe is found across the 20 bedrooms: polished concrete floors and...  Read More »

Principal Manchester

The opening of Principal Manchester phcompany.com brings a new urban brand to the city. Setting the tone for the group, it’s housed in a Grade II-listed gothic building, where a vast stone lobby with original glasswork gives way to 271 stylish rooms. Design features include rich, billowing fabrics, masculine tan leather...  Read More »

Le Gray – Beirut

Make the most your time in “the Paris of the Middle East” this Festive Season at Le Gray Beirut located at the heart of this vibrant city; delectable dining and rooftop Moulin Rouge themed celebrations with views of the Mediterranean. The hotel is handy for the best of the city’s non-stop nightlife, restaurants,...  Read More »

Cheval Blanc Courchevel France

For its tenth anniversary Christmas the talented team at Cheval Blanc Courchevel have curated a new collections of experiences, organised down to the to the very last detail, that will foster lifelong magical mountain memories. Such as ‘Drinks Under the Stars’ Snowmobiles whisk you up the top of the snow-covered mountains...  Read More »