Hospitality isn’t just something that happens at hotels and restaurants around the world. It’s a skill that’s honed, an artistry that’s perfected, and the home of this art is in Switzerland. The EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne has long been an ambassador for the traditional standards of hospitality, pioneering new levels of education in the field for over a century and a half. With welldeserved success in the Resorts & Retreats Awards 2020, we took a closer look at this impressive organisation to find out more.
Just imagine standing on an isolated beach in front of the Indian Ocean, with a world of rich and vibrant life at your back. Imagine exploring the lush vegetation of Sri Lanka’s beautiful countryside, scaling the towering mountains in search of peace, and engaging with the warmth of the local community. Now imagine enjoying those luxuries without the guilt of leaving behind a sizeable carbon footprint. That is the luxury of Ravana Garden, 2020’s Most Outstanding Sustainable Luxury Getaway – Sri Lanka.
Vail Resorts Announces Plans For 2020/21 Ski and Snowboard Season with Comprehensive Focus on Safety
This season, Vail Resorts’ unrivalled commitment to safety takes on more importance than ever amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Ahead of the 2020-2021 winter season Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz announced the Company’s 2020/21 winter operating plan which outlines a comprehensive, out-front approach to operating its 34 North American resorts with the goal of ensuring a safe, enjoyable and successful ski and ride season.
Do you have your heart set on getting married outdoors? Whether you’re hoping to have a festival-style wedding, something with a garden party vibe or a barefoot beach ceremony, saying “I do” surrounded by nature can be truly magical. However, there’s a lot more that needs to be considered than when planning an outdoor wedding – the weather, catering, toilets, sleeping arrangements and more.
There’s nothing like a luxury getaway to change your mood, health, and overall outlook on life. From exotic destinations and lavish accommodations to fine dining and upscale events/activities, the level of comfort and satisfaction you’ll experience is unlike anything else. While it’s true that the cost of luxury vacations can be high, there are also plenty of ways to plan your dream getaway without breaking the bank.
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), will enhance the design of its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready for continued growth in a post COVID-19 landscape. Leveraging the existing design strengths of Ascott’s serviced residences, the company will redefine its guest experience to take advantage of the fact that there is likely to be a long-term shift… Read More
The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Royal Sutton Coldfield has reopened two of its golf courses as of Monday 1st June 2020. The resort opened its award-winning Brabazon and PGA National courses which are recognised as world-class, having previously hosted The Ryder Cup four times – more than any other venue in the world – and two European Tour events, producing some of the… Read More
South Africa is a country famous for many things, but one of its most famous exports is undoubtedly the selection of sumptuous cuisine and fine wines. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, truly discerning oenophiles and individuals craving the utmost in superior cuisine need look no further that Quoin Rock Wine Estate.
Hotel guests have various expectations for their visits. A family may want larger rooms with a connecting door or an outdoor pool. People traveling for business likely want a comfortable place to sleep and round-the-clock room service.
Sat in the western Mediterranean on the largest Balearic island, Palma de Mallorca is a truly magical place to spend a holiday. There is no shortage of amazing sights to discover and things to do here, so you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. If you’re not sure where to stay or what to prioritise during your trip, take a look at our top tips below.
Knowing where to celebrate Valentine’s Day can be a struggle; especially if you’re getting tired of going to the same steakhouse every year. So why not treat your loved one to something special this year by whisking them on a weekend away, wining and dining them in a Michelin star restaurant, or taking them on a slightly more unique experience. Either way our event guide will ensure you have a Valentine’s Day to remember.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’s no better time to surprise your significant other by sweeping them off their feet on a romantic getaway. Hostelworld, the global online hostel-focussed booking platform, has handpicked private rooms in some of Europe’s most romantic cities, where you can whisk away your loved one without breaking the bank. Whether it be Paris, Venice, Budapest, Amsterdam or Copenhagen, travellers can discover the crème de la crème of hostels that are sure to pull on those heartstrings while celebrating the most romantic date in the year.
Just 15 minutes from Birmingham Airport and the NEC, there’s a spot of a paradise. There’s a similar place just a short drive from Kidderminster, right on the doorstep of rural Worcestershire. Both go by the name hogarths. Here at LUXlife, we couldn’t resist taking a closer look at what they think of an escape from the hustle and bustle.
As a travel expert, you want travelers to have unforgettable experiences, and this rings true when it comes to destination weddings. What’s a more fitting way for couples to begin their journey together than to do it in a novel, dreamlike place? With these eight resorts, you won’t have to search any further for the best places to host a destination wedding in 2020. These locations are sure to influence lasting memories.
Vilanculos is an area of swift economic growth in Mozambique, celebrating significant inward investment to boost the district’s appeal to tourists from all over the world. It’s in this environment that eco-tourism has thrived, and no establishment arguably more so than Villas do Indico, which finds its home on the white sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. We spoke to General Manager Ana Paula to find out more.
When visiting a country for the first time, the excitement of trying new things and sampling the local culture is palpable. For those discerning visitors to New Zealand, XperieNZ offers a wide selection of fresh, exciting and exclusive experiences that are customised into once-in-alifetime holiday programmes. Discover why this exotic experiences company has been named New Zealand’s Best Specialty Holiday Company.
With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and 200 kilometres of stunning coastline it’s hardly surprising that the Algarve has become Portugal’s most popular tourist destination. The Algarve really does have something for everyone, whether you want to just relax on a beach or get stuck into some serious sporting activities, whether you are single or travelling as a family.
Here, for our North American readers we have selected the best places to consider when planning the trip of a lifetime- and you don’t even have to leave North America or break the bank.
2020 has begun and it’s now time to get the new year and even the new decade off to a good start. January is all about setting yourself new goals and being positive with looking forward to the new year ahead. So to help you out with your new year’s resolutions- whether it’s to get fit following the indulgence of Christmas or you need motivation to start work again- we have compiled a gift guide which will enable you to start 2020 off in the best way.
Luxury is completely subjective. While some may believe luxury means higher-priced items, for a lot of people it simply means comfort and elegance, whatever that might mean personally to you.
Life’s about making memories, so treat your loved ones to something different this Christmas with an experience gift. Here’s a selection of luxurious experiences you won’t forget, from a celebrity hair styling experience to a VIP Rugby day at Twickenham.
It is not uncommon to look to celebrities when planning a hen do, as they are notorious for having the best and most lavish hen parties of all time. With this in mind, the experts at Nude Life have compiled a list of 7 celebrity hen do destinations so you can travel and treat the Bride to an A-listers hen-do.
Cookson Adventures has launched a dedicated wellness adventure programme. Inviting guests to engage their body and mind in some of the most isolated and idyllic locations on Earth, away from civilisation and crowded spa resorts.
The 2019 Leaders in Luxury programme, now in its second year, has been designed to recognise the companies and individuals who are excelling within the ever-growing industry of luxury products and services – those who are illustrating the specialised expertise and innovative approach that keeps Blacklane at the forefront of its field.
Reenergising the soul is just as important as taking of one’s body. Feeling relaxed, destressed, and completely at ease is vital to ensure that everyone is getting the care they deserve. In the outstandingly beautiful country of New Zealand, Mantra Beauty and Body Spa offers a matchless selection of treatments, establishing it as one of the nation’s most outstanding spa and wellness experiences.
When it comes to finding a place to truly take advantage of some rest and recreation, there’s no better place than the Italian Castel Monastero. Set against a backdrop of woods and vineyards, we thought we’d take a closer look to see what it really offers.
Today, Paul Fox celebrates a level of business success that has seen him become a well-respected member of the gambling industry. As CEO of international company LeTou, he has helped the company become a key player in the Asian market, with a future defined by further growth and expansion. Here LUXlife talks to Paul to find out more about his career, luxury mainstays and his love for the Philippines.
Whether it’s spotting orca and humpback whales off the Icelandic coast, jumping into the crystal-clear waters of French Polynesia to see Sting Ray City, or the Indonesian Lesser Sunda Islands to spot Komodo Dragons; with Borrow A Boat even the most remote destinations can be reached.
Scotland’s Balbirnie House named World’s Best Destination Wedding Hotel in international ceremony held in Malaysia
Presented to an international audience, the Fife hotel beat luxury competitors from all over the globe to achieve the award.
As the eyes of the world turned to Southern Africa following the royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the staff at Tongabezi in Zambia are continuing a legacy that does not necessarily attract the attention of celebrities but is treasured by those who work and visit this unique destination.
The perk culture in the world’s casino playgrounds like Macau and Las Vegas is almost legendary. But what about online gaming sites, which have become a multi-billion-pound arm of the gaming industry? What are the perks like? Can you really have a luxury experience online?
Stunning sea views, lavish interiors and a small army of chefs, masseuses and yoga instructors on standby – these luxuries are absolute essentials when Royals like Harry and Meghan head off on holiday. With price tags hitting £100k per week for these beach paradises, how can we ordinary folk enjoy a taste of the gilded lifestyle for less on our getaways?
Opening the door for you to explore the Caribbean, Key Caribe offers its customers a deeply personal service that has only one purpose – ensuring that you have the best holiday possible.
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere amongst the Cumbrian Hills, has launched an ‘Afternoon Tea & Sail’ package. Guests can relax in the Laura Ashley designed Lounge Bar, Drawing Room or Library at The Belsfield and indulge in afternoon tea before walking directly through the hotel’s landscaped gardens to Bowness Bay to enjoy a lake cruise.
Fresh from the success of creating an eye-catching art installation seen around the world, young artist Alexander Hall has revealed his latest commission…
Halloween is almost upon us and the spooky festivities are everywhere. Whether you’re in the mood for a vibrant Day of the Dead themed parade, a murder mystery weekend, or child friendly experience to enjoy with the kids, our Halloween experience guide has something for everyone to enjoy.