De Vere Cotswold Water Park has teamed up with nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford, Oxfordshire, to offer a pair of tickets to the park so that animal lovers can take a walk on the wild side this summer. Guests booking the Cotswold Wildlife Park package will enjoy an overnight stay at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, followed by a delicious breakfast the next… Read More
This summer, Ibiza’s countryside is the perfect location for travellers and holidaymakers looking for yoga and wellness retreats. Can Lluc, an authentic and historic countryside estate that has been transformed into a beautiful boutique property, is an exceptional location for unwinding and re-charging.
Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge is a stunning and exclusive 5-star luxury lodge in Mpumalanga, South Africa, near Kruger National Park. Renowned for a dedication to excellence, the lodge was named ‘South Africa’s Most Luxurious Wedding Venue’ in the 2019 Ones to Watch in the Wedding Industry programme. Following this deserved achievement, we took a closer look at this establishment to find out why it… Read More
LUXlife had a chance to sit down and interview Lucy Pearson, who ditched her day job to follow her passion and become an influencer who shares her passion for travelling and books four years ago. Lucy now makes a living sharing news about independent bookstores, new book launches, literary hotels, alongside running literary book workshops through her website The Literary Edit. She also recently… Read More
For guests seeking an exceptional Ibiza experience rooted in wellness and wellbeing, look no further than Mikasa, a beautiful boutique hotel with rooms inspired by the four seasons and twelve different moons. Bordered by one of the region’s finest yoga establishments, this is the perfect hotel for a relaxing break in the sun.
long-established Samujana remains the pre-eminent, independent, secure estate27 Bespoke and Secluded Villas with an Ocean Vista As the Thai property market continues to power ahead, there has been a surge of property and hotel investment in Koh Samui over the last 18 months. Within the large luxury villa market on the island, the Samujana estate has been a consistent market leader. The pre-eminent, owner-managed… Read More
We’ve put together this guide of the UK’s most accessible family-friendly attractions so that families can enjoy quality time together no matter their levels of mobility alongside Lookers, retailer of motability vehicles.
As of late, there has been a significant rise in the number of holidaymakers and, in turn, the number of holiday deals and travel options in order to satisfy this burgeoning demand. Encouraging as this development can seem, it is also causing a palpable negative impact on an already fragile environment. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we are aware of our carbon footprint, and what our holidaymaking means for our planet. After all, if not us, then who?
Original 1930s Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival property has been restored and transformed into a piece of living history Boutique hotel offers 119 rooms, restaurant, private beach area, and Mediterranean-style courtyard with swimming pool and poolside bar Interiors are curated by acclaimed Argentinian interior designer Juan Ciavarella A striking new modern hotel, combining contemporary design with original Art Deco design, is on… Read More
-The incredible snowfall the past year had a very positive The design of ski chalets can often be constrained to the surrounding climate. – The interiors can be functional – structures for pre-ski preparation and après-ski relaxation – and they can often be lacking in imagination. – In the recent years there has been incredible snowfall and bookings have increased by 77%. – Chalets… Read More
Laura Ashley Hotels today announced it is expanding its portfolio with the addition of The Chace Hotel, in Coventry. The 66-bedroom hotel is undergoing a major refurbishment to bring it in line with Laura Ashley brand standards. The elegant new interiors will showcase the Laura Ashley Home range and its exquisite, high-quality inherently British fabrics and furnishings throughout. The Chace Hotel is a stunning… Read More
As spring has sprung is 2019, check out the new Rocco Forte Hotels to vist this year. Hotel De La Ville, A Rocco Forte Hotel Rome, Italy Opening 23rd May 2019 Rocco Forte Hotels’ newest city opening, Hotel De La Ville, will open on 23rd May 2019. Sitting atop of the Spanish Steps, the hotel will be housed within a historic 18th-century Roman palazzo. The 104 elegant guest rooms… Read More
For the discerning guest looking for the last word in ‘super luxury’ getaways, there’s little better than The Resort Villa in Rayong, Thailand. With its seven exclusive villas and sprawling real estate that accommodates up to 14 guests, it’s no wonder that the property was recognised as Thailand’s Most Recommended All-Inclusive Retreat in LUXlife Magazine’s illustrious 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards programme…. Read More
Hanging Gardens of Bali is a luxurious destination deep in the heart of thriving Balinese jungle. In January, the hotel was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s ongoing 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards as the Leading Luxury Jungle Retreat on the island. A frequent appearance on lists of the world’s most beautiful hotels, we were eager to speak to Siswo Susetyo, Hanging Gardens of… Read More
Photo credit: David West Photography Lovingly crafted and restored by owners Olivia and Ralph Lockey, Northside Farm remains a must-consider destination for couples looking for a rural retreat that is resplendent with charm and character. It’s no surprise then that Northside Farm was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s 2019 Best of the Wedding Industry programme as the ‘Most Outstanding Countryside Wedding & Events Venue’ in… Read More
Show love and appreciation to a special woman in your life and celebrate this year’s International Woman’s Day at The 5* Chedi Luštica Bay in Montenegro. Pamper her with a spa treatment, surprise her with a romantic four-course dinner at the Asian inspired marina restaurant The Spot, and let her mind and soul surrender to the mesmerising views of the Adriatic Sea for a… Read More
With record snowfall this year and last across the Alps, many will be making the most of it and heading off for their annual fix of adrenaline and exercise. For skiers ‘there is no such thing as too much snow!’. For those that want to enjoy the mountains all year round, buying an alpine property can be a great lifestyle and financial investment. And… Read More
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield is a four-star luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District. The hotel sits amidst six acres of landscaped gardens with unrivalled views over England’s largest lake.
There’s nothing quite like travelling for throwing you out of sync and getting you out of your healthy routine. From over-indulging on the buffets on offer to developing bags under your eyes because you’re not sleeping as well, travelling can really take its toll on your health. So how do you stick to your routine when you’re travelling for work or pleasure?
Austria, with its majestic mountains, enchanting forests, fresh air and clear thermal springs is an ideal destination for a wellness break. It comes as no surprise, that the demand for wellness holidays has grown steadily over the past few years and, at one stage, contributed 3.7% to Austria’s GDP The desire for a healthy lifestyle has moved on from wellness holidays to an increasing… Read More
The Lakes by YOO is a private estate of second family homes and rental residences in the heart of the Cotswolds. In November, the estate was named in the LUX Global Luxury Hotel and Spa Guide as the ‘Most Outstanding Luxury Estate in the UK’. We took the opportunity to speak to John Hitchcox, Co-founder and Chairman at YOO, to get some insight into… Read More
As we prepare to celebrate the start of the new year, LUXLife reflected on the extraordinary establishments we have featured over the last twelve months. One such establishment is Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, a magnificent country house by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Recently, we recognised Dryburgh as the ‘Most Outstanding Country House Hotel in the UK’ in our celebratory 2018 End of… Read More
Located just a 30-minute drive from Doha’s City Centre, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, is a world-leading example of hospitality and refined taste. In November, the resort was recognised in LUX Life Magazine’s End of Year Feature as the ‘Best Luxury Accommodation’ in the state of Qatar. We spoke with Mr. Nawaf Ali Al-Obaidly, General Manager at Sealine, to find out more about how… Read More
The Tabou Agency is a design firm that specialises in creating innovative interiors for exhibition, restaurants, hotels and retail clients. In October, the firm’s Founder, Pascal Permentier, was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s Leading Designers programme. Naturally, we were eager to speak to Pascal to find out more about his firm’s innovative work and ethos. Great design can be subtle: A masterly blending of a… Read More
Courchevel 1850 is renowned as the home of some of the world’s finest pistes, as well as for its unrivalled designer shopping and Michelin-starred fine dining. Completing this luxury lifestyle is Six Senses Residences Courchevel, a boutique collection of apartments that raise the bar in six-star mountain living.
To mark the release of new film, Mary Queen of Scots, on 18th January 2019, Mulberry Cottages has shared four properties perfect for exploring Cowdray Ruins – where a scene from the film was shot.
Mary Queen of Scots is based on the 2004 biography, My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots by Professor John Guy. The cast and crew of the 2019 film, starring Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and David Tennant, were spotted filming at Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst, West Sussex, where Mulberry Cottages has a choice of properties ideally located for visiting the ruins.
This year, The Chedi Luštica Bay is celebrating its first winter season from December through to February with Christmas festivities and traditions of Montenegro.
In the era of AirBnB and budget flights to pretty much anywhere on Earth, it has never been easier for an ordinary person to feel like a millionaire, at least for a few days. Even rooms at some of Europe’s most luxurious hotels are now affordable to anyone on an average salary.
In today’s hotel market, it’s important to stand out, but with so many establishments now desperate to be different it can be hard to tell the genuinely unique and venues simply trying to entice guests with a quirk. As such, Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson gives us the low-down on five truly unforgettable experiences you can enjoy around the world so that you can have… Read More
LUXlife Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson has travelled the world with just a 25-litre backpack, and still managed to impress CEOs, Business Leaders and fellow journalists alike with her outfits. She explains how she does it and why it has made her life so much easier. Having travelled across the globe on press trips, holidays and exercises to free myself of wanderlust, over the years… Read More
Taking a break between Christmas and New Year – the time also known as Twixmas – has become a popular option to make the most of annual leave, continue the celebrations, and to have a well-deserved break following the hectic Christmas period. For the ultimate Twixmas staycation, leading boutique holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has shared four properties with availability during Twixmas so that… Read More
A traditional British pub located in Highclere, the Yew Tree Inn offers eight cosy, cottagestyle rooms for guests to rest in, in the heart of the English countryside. Recently, LUX Life were welcomed into the humble inn where we discovered more about the charming décor, tried the delicious food and soaked up the idyllic location.
Situated ideally between the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal in the charming town of Kintbury, The Dundas Arms 18th-century Grade II listed inn is an idyllic place to enjoy a pint or glass of wine by the river. Following our recent trip to the quaint inn, we reflect on our time at The Dundas Arms, revealing the hidden gems of the picturesque escape.
Fivelements is an award-winning eco-conscious wellness lifestyle company deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali with a peaceful retreat that embraces authentic Balinese Healing, Living Foods and Sacred Arts. Next year, Fivelements will launch its first standalone Yoga & Sacred Arts city destination at Times Square in Hong Kong.
The 4-star Accra City Hotel is managed by his General Manager, Roman Krabel and threw its doors open to the public for the very first time in September 1988. Recently, we caught up with Roman to discover more about the fine establishment.
Now in its second year, the 2019 Best of the Wedding Industry programme has been designed to recognise the businesses and individuals who go above and beyond to make every wedding day special – those who help make the journey from engagement to becoming a married couple as perfect as possible.
Worth billions, the wedding industry is a vibrant and eclectic space encompassing everyone from wedding planners and decorators through to tailors, hotels, photographers and everything in between. With couples constantly looking for new and creative ways to share their special day, the market has become incredibly diverse.