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Blog archive - July, 2014

Barcelona’s 5-Star Grand Luxury Hotels – Part One

31 Jul 2014
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This month we started a blog series in which we visit all of the hotels in the city’s 5-Star Grand Luxury (5SGL) class, a category assigned by Barcelona’s official hotel association. Today we’re bringing you an inside look at two of Barcelona’s 5SGL beauties: El Palace and the W Barcelona…

Enjoy a long European Road trip to Turkey

29 Jul 2014
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Stories of the thousands of years that the Ottoman Empire controlled much of the globe still remain fresh in many people's minds. Whilst you can of course simply fly to Istanbul, the alternative is to take a long European road trip to Turkey in order to enjoy more of the scenery and towns along the way…

English Hotels with a Honey Hotspot

28 Jul 2014
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Keeping your own bees is becoming more and more popular with hotels and a number of hotels in England are putting the honey the bees produce to creative use, be it in their Afternoon Teas or in their Health Spas...

The White Lion in Aldeburgh gets a new Head Chef

23 Jul 2014
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The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh recently took on a new Head Chef in the shape of Ben Hegarty, who grew up in the area and has got to work in creating a new menu for the seafront hotel’s Bar and Brasserie...

Motorcycle Road Trip: Pacific Coast Highway

22 Jul 2014
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You'll never forget your first motorcycle trek along the coast. The scenery and ocean breeze are just better when you're cruising on two wheels. The Pacific Coast Highway is a winding route along the California coast that boasts some of the best views in the country...

Myhotel Bloomsbury offer London Visitor’s Survival Package

21 Jul 2014
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The 4-star Boutique myhotel Bloomsbury has put together a special ‘Visitor’s Survival Package’ as they call it, for guests staying at the hotel in July and August. The package consists of an overnight stay for two, complimentary breakfast in the hotel’s Gail Kitchen and a survival pack for London that includes a backpack containing a map of London...

A Midsummer Night’s Feast at The Montagu

18 Jul 2014
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Last month we reported on the launch of a series of weekly Shakespearean dinners to celebrate 450 years since the birth of Shakespeare at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill in their Montagu Restaurant. Well last night I got the chance to experience it first-hand and what a fun and entertaining evening it was...

Children can travel on Eurostar for just £1 this summer

16 Jul 2014
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If you are thinking or taking the family across to the Continent this summer then you might want to travel by train rather than plane or car, as Eurostar are offering two special rates when travelling from London’s St Pancras International. Children can travel each way for just £1...

Pamper yourself with NEW Spa Rituals at Skiathos Princess Hotel

15 Jul 2014
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If you are looking for the perfect relaxing getaway this summer, how about the Island of Skiathos in Greece, where you can enjoy some good old fashioned pampering at the 5-star Skiathos Princess Hotel where they have recently launched three NEW Spa Rituals...

Take Away Strawberry Afternoon Tea at The Park Tower Knightsbridge

14 Jul 2014
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With temperatures set to be hotter in London than some parts of the Mediterranean this week, summer is well and truly here. With that in mind, The Park Tower Knightsbridge has put together a special Take Away Strawberry Afternoon Tea...