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Leela Palace Udaipur, India

From the moment you step foot on the boat that sweeps you across Lake Pichola to the Leela Palace, you get the impression you’re about to experience something special. That initial feeling is confirmed when you’re greeted by a flurry of rose petals floating down from a balcony before you’re...  Read More »

Anantara The Palm Dubai

Whisk your loved one away for a special Valentine weekend at Anantara’s exclusive Palm Jumeirah resort for memorable stay of beachfront romance. Relax in of the luxurious rooms that overlook one of the lagoon inspired pools or treat yourself to a stay in one of the luxurious villa that opens...  Read More »

Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa, Switzerland

You’ll arrive in Arosa by way of a little red train and with each bend of the mountain giving way to new snow-dusted landscapes, the anticipation builds. The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is worth the wait; every last detail is taken care of to make your stay as relaxing as possible. Just outside the...  Read More »

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel – Dubai

Not one but two towering skyscrapers make up the world’s tallest hotel. Scaling 72 storeys, it’s an architectural triumph that would seem out of place in most cities but in the heart of Dubai’s bustling downtown area it’s the perfect fit. Just off the main artery of Sheikh Zayed Road,...  Read More »

Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand

Thailand does ultra-luxe hotels extremely well but Banyan Tree Phuket edges to the top of our list. Although there are 150 villas, all with generous infinity pools, intelligent planting creates a sense of utter seclusion. Interiors have plenty of serene Thai influences such as silk screen prints,...  Read More »

Browns Hotel London

Smythson and Brown’s have designed a special ‘Mayfair Christmas with Smythson’ suite package. where you can enjoy a night in a suite at Brown’s, a bottle of Ruinart NV bubbly on arrival, full English breakfast the following day, and a choice of either a meticulously designed Smythson cufflink...  Read More »

The Datai Langkawi – Malaysia

A monkey scampers along the balcony and stays a while to nibble on a piece of fruit, before scooting down the side of the open villa and scampering off into the jungle. It’s a familiar scene at this iconic resort found on the north-west tip of Langkawi, where the verdant rainforest ebbs to a...  Read More »

Marsa Malaz Kempinski – Doha

Located on its own private island, Marsa Malaz Kempinski is a tribute to the luxury of days gone by, an architectural showpiece that reflects the traditional warmth of its Arabic heritage combined with the classical grace of European style, creating a hotel of true palatial grandeur and unabashed...  Read More »

Dukes – London

Tucked away among the wine merchants and gentlemen’s outfitters of St James’s, the quintessentially British Dukes appears as part of a more traditional, civilised world. Yet for all its gentility, the hotel is unstuffy, with friendly staff skillfully balancing heritage comforts and mod cons. There...  Read More »